338 episodes

This podcast is all about Couples and the 3C’s: Communication, Conflict, Connection. These are not skills you automatically have when you get into a relationship, but that need to be developed to overcome the inevitable challenges that will come up. Couples who listen to the podcast say, “are they watching us?!” because of how extremely relatable and practical to your day-to-day life together these topics are! Hosts Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman are authors of The Argument Hangover and their programs and workshops have reached over a million people. They are parents to baby Skye Noël and live in Phoenix, Arizona.

EmPowered Couples with The Freemans Aaron & Jocelyn Freeman

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This podcast is all about Couples and the 3C’s: Communication, Conflict, Connection. These are not skills you automatically have when you get into a relationship, but that need to be developed to overcome the inevitable challenges that will come up. Couples who listen to the podcast say, “are they watching us?!” because of how extremely relatable and practical to your day-to-day life together these topics are! Hosts Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman are authors of The Argument Hangover and their programs and workshops have reached over a million people. They are parents to baby Skye Noël and live in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Navigating Power Struggles With Your Partner

    Navigating Power Struggles With Your Partner

    There are disagreements in your relationship, and then there are Power Struggles! These power struggles are more detrimental and have deeper rooted contributing factors. They keep you from being the best team possible and being able to come up with mutually beneficial solutions for your family. In today’s episode we dive into:
    How to define a power struggle
    The goal of interdependence, rather than co-dependence or independence 
    Contributing factors to being in a power struggle
    Communication skills to be more collaborative + harmonious 
     
    Dive into our Relationship Resources:
    📔 Family Meeting guide
    💻 Marriage WebClass
    ❣️ Our NEW 30-Day Couples Challenge: Rebuilding US
    …and more!
    ALL LINKED HERE
     

    • 32 min
    Issues With the In-Laws

    Issues With the In-Laws

    Your family is a source of support, love, and acceptance. Now there are certainly times that our perception of actions from family members make us forget those underlying intentions. Of course this can be even more true when you are interacting (or dealing with) your partner’s family members (your in-laws)! 
    There is always the grand idea that two sides of a family can come together and just magnify the sense of community, family, and support, but that doesn’t always happen. It can be common that each of your own families (and how you individually interact with them) can be a source of conflict, even between you and your partner. In this episode we dive into some of these sources of conflict and 5 particular patterns that you should avoid as to not make your partner out to be the bad guy with your family!
     
    Relationship Resources: 
    It's April 1st, 2024 and we now have TWO 30-Day Couples Challenges that you can start! 
    1) The Prioritize Us Couples Challenge - daily activities to grow your love accounts 
    2) The Rebuilding Us Couples Challenge - daily prompts to repair and rebuild after a hard season. 

    • 29 min
    Communicate Better, De-escalate Conflicts, Repair Faster After Arguments

    Communicate Better, De-escalate Conflicts, Repair Faster After Arguments

    The basis of a strong marriage is how well you handle 3 “stages” of interactions. These 3 stages are before, during and after conflicts. The before stage is all about communication and being able to prevent conflicts from even happening. The during conflict stage is about de-escalating tensions and potential conflicts. The after stage is about how you repair when conflicts to happen (because they will)
    In this episode you will hear the tools you will need to master each of the 3 stages and putting them all together will make you feel unstoppable and confident that you can handle any challenge as a team. 
     
    This episode is our "audio version" of the webclass we just hosted. So be sure to watch the replay of the webclass while it’s still available. You can find it here on our Top Resources Page. 

    There you can also find the BRAND NEW ‘Level 2’ 30-Day Couples Challenge that is all about repairing and rebuilding from a hard season. This is the advanced “Rebuilding Us Couples Challenge”!

    • 27 min
    6 Keys to Become More Emotionally Intelligent Partners

    6 Keys to Become More Emotionally Intelligent Partners

    Emotional Intelligence (or lack thereof) can truthfully be a make it or break it factor for a marriage. It’s a big part of what helps you be connected, navigate hardship and disagreements, and embrace your differences. It’s also what can cause feelings of “walking on egg-shells” or be what escalates simple miscommunications into big conflicts. Yet nowadays this term can be used too conceptually, and you know we are all about making things useful and practical! 
    In this episode you’ll hear:
    6 keys to Emotional Intelligence
    Examples of how these look in your marriage
    How to improve in each one

    Also, our LIVE Marriage WebClass is next week, March 25th! And we only host these two times a year, so get signed up here. (yes, it’s free!) Spots will be limited to 500, so make sure to join early for Communicating Constructively, De-escalating Conflicts, and Repairing Arguments webclass.
     
    After March 25th, visit our resource link for the latest guides, courses, and events

    • 24 min
    5 Foundations for a Strong Marriage

    5 Foundations for a Strong Marriage

    You can’t build a strong marriage on a weak foundation. But do you know what the ingredients for a rock-solid foundation are? Well don’t worry, we’re covering that today and we’re certain this will open up some great conversations for you two.
    In this episode you’ll hear: 
    The 5 foundations to a strong marriage
    Specific examples so that you can have these conversations with your partner
    How these can help guide you when you disagree and/or encounter hard moments
     
    Also, make sure you utilize our resources because we have a long waitlist for private sessions:
    Steps to Rebuild guide
    Prioritize Us 30-Day Couples Challenge
         3. Making Up & Moving Forward guide

    • 35 min
    How Your Psychology Helps OR Hinders Your Marriage (Perception & Memory Bias)

    How Your Psychology Helps OR Hinders Your Marriage (Perception & Memory Bias)

    You don’t often “think about your own psychology”, life is just happening and you are responding. So when it comes to interactions with your partner, it's easy to defend yourself when your perspective is brought into question. The cycle continues when you go back and forth about who remembers events more accurately.
    Your perception and memory are all a part of your psychology. These are actually very complex cognitive functions that can  easily make errors and include bias you are not even aware of. In this episode we intend to share some of these errors and biases with the intent that you loosen the grip you have on being right and be willing to be more flexible with your own perception to bring more understanding into your marriage.
     
    Resources For Your Relationship:
    1. Join the  "Prioritize Us" Couples Challenge starting April 1st, 2024 - the 30 day challenge for couples to simplify how to make positive changes in their marriage and prioritize loving actions and respectful communication.

    2. STEPS TO REBUILD A MARRIAGE GUIDE: A step-by-step guide to the process of rebuilding a marriage after a hard and prolonged season of disconnect or hurt. It’s the Rebuild a Marriage Guide and it’s only $19.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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432 Ratings

432 Ratings

Lindsayengineer ,

Great advice and information!

I’ve only just started listening to the podcast and I’ve learned so much! I’m noticing things about myself that I didn’t realize before. Great listen!

momofgcm ,

so relatable!

i love your podcasts because they are so relateable and useful. being aware of our issues and listening to the podcasts to keep the info fresh on my mind is wonderful.

thank you!

emgee08 ,

So relatable! So applicable!

My husband and I are high school sweethearts with 4 kids, and have really benefitted from listening to episodes either together or on the same day and starting healthy conversations around the concepts!
Even having known each other most of our lives, we are still learning healthy ways to strengthen our marriage, and this podcast and couples challenge have been great tools!!

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