99 episodes

Family Matters First is a Mon-Fri (5 day a week) podcast. Co-Founders Jim and Teresa Adams share in a real and transparent way their success and failures over the course of their 29 year marriage. These relationship experts offer advice, teaching, and training on everything from dating, to engaged, to married, to married with children. Teresa holds a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Jim is former college football All American and a Certified Marriage Intensive Coach. The parents of four children, this couple has faced FINANCIAL RUIN. As co-founders of one of the regions largest real estate investment firms they saw a real estate empire with a staff of over 20 employees and a machine that bought and sold over 300 investment properties come crashing down. In the midst of this terrible tragedy, they remained RELATIONSHIP RICH as their marriage grew stronger and stronger. You will hear frank discussion on issues ranging from conflict, finances, parenting, sex, communication, blended families, single parenting, and practically any issue couples are facing dealing with marriage and family. Listen in as they work to build Righteous Relationships, Mighty Marriages, Fantastic Families, and Prepared Parents. Find show notes and join in the discussion at http://www.FamilyMattersFirst.org

The Family Matters First Podcast Jim Adams and Teresa Adams: Marriage Intensive Coach and Marriage and Family Therapist

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9, 104 Ratings

Family Matters First is a Mon-Fri (5 day a week) podcast. Co-Founders Jim and Teresa Adams share in a real and transparent way their success and failures over the course of their 29 year marriage. These relationship experts offer advice, teaching, and training on everything from dating, to engaged, to married, to married with children. Teresa holds a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Jim is former college football All American and a Certified Marriage Intensive Coach. The parents of four children, this couple has faced FINANCIAL RUIN. As co-founders of one of the regions largest real estate investment firms they saw a real estate empire with a staff of over 20 employees and a machine that bought and sold over 300 investment properties come crashing down. In the midst of this terrible tragedy, they remained RELATIONSHIP RICH as their marriage grew stronger and stronger. You will hear frank discussion on issues ranging from conflict, finances, parenting, sex, communication, blended families, single parenting, and practically any issue couples are facing dealing with marriage and family. Listen in as they work to build Righteous Relationships, Mighty Marriages, Fantastic Families, and Prepared Parents. Find show notes and join in the discussion at http://www.FamilyMattersFirst.org

    FMF 112: Join the Movement

    FMF 112: Join the Movement

    In this episode of The Family Matters First Podcast we share the newest movement and what you can do to get involved.

    • 15 min
    FMF 111: Survival Guide for Stepmoms with Janice R. Love Pt 2

    FMF 111: Survival Guide for Stepmoms with Janice R. Love Pt 2

    In this episode of The Family Matters First Podcast we continue our interview with Janice Love author of "One Plus One Equals Ten:  A First Lady’s Survival Guide for Stepmoms".  Janice is a divorced mother of two, Janice tossed aside her ideas of marital bliss and became content with being on her own . . . that was until her also recently divorced pastor made it his mission to take her his new bride.  Falling in love with Rev. Bobby Love was easy, but no one prepared the couple for what came after saying, “I do,” when blending two homes equated to a stepfamily of ten!

    • 27 min
    FMF 110: Survival Guide for Stepmoms with Janice R. Love

    FMF 110: Survival Guide for Stepmoms with Janice R. Love

    In this episode of The Family Matters First Podcast we interview Janice Love author of 'One Plus One Equals Ten:  A First Lady’s Survival Guide for Stepmoms'.  Janice is a divorced mother of two, Janice had tossed aside her ideas of marital bliss and become content with being on her own . . . that was until her also recently divorced pastor made it his mission to take her his new bride.  Falling in love with Rev. Bobby Love was easy, but no one prepared the couple for what came after saying, “I do,” when blending two homes equated to a stepfamily of ten!  With honesty, humor, and compassion, Janice R. Love recounts her experiences as a mom, stepmom, and pastor’s wife in One Plus One Equals Ten:  A First Lady’s Survival Guide for Stepmoms.  Tackling tough questions, One  Plus  One Equals Ten offers real life examples, faith-based inspiration, and  practical  tips and strategies for both new and struggling stepparents.  If you  are thinking  about dating or planning to marry someone with children, or have already married  and are having difficulty adjusting to “living-in-step,” this  book is for you! 

    Includes Useful Tips and Resources:

    • Certified Stepfamily Coach and  experience-based suggestions and strategies

    • Relevant and inspiring Bible  verses

    • Over a dozen recommended references for stepparents

    • Additional pages  for journaling and notes • And much, much more!

    • 26 min
    FMF 109: Because I Said So with Annie Oeth Pt 2

    FMF 109: Because I Said So with Annie Oeth Pt 2

    In this episode of The Family Matters First Podcast we continue our interview mom, blogger, and author Annie Oeth.  Annie is the author of Because I Said So and writes in the Family section at the Clarion Ledger.

    • 32 min
    FMF 108: Because I Said So with Annie Oeth

    FMF 108: Because I Said So with Annie Oeth

    In this episode of The Family Matters First Podcast we interview mom, blogger, and author Annie Oeth.  Annie is the author of Because I Said So and writes in the Family section at the Clarion Ledger.  We share stories on parenting and growing up.

    • 30 min
    FMF 107: One Bed, One Bank Account

    FMF 107: One Bed, One Bank Account

    In this episode of The Family Matters First Podcast we interview Derek and Carrie Olsen authors of 'One Bed One Bank Account'.  Derek and Carrie teach and train couples on marriage and money.  The are co-host of Better Conversations on Money & Marriage Podcast where they share how amazing it can be to have tough conversations that most people to avoid.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

MarkDillonVO ,

Real Information from Real People

Jim and Teresa are doing a great job here! Wow…first of all…they have a huge catalogue of episodes so you can go back through and select specific episodes that speak directly to what you are seeking plus they offer it in a way that feels right…nice, easy conversations. Well done!

BJHoff ,

If the father fails the family fails!

That episode. Great work! Keep it up.

AaronSanchez.2.0 ,

What a great Show!!

I love the back and forth between these hosts! I learn as much from the interaction as I do from the content. Thanks Jim and Teresa.

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Listeners Also Subscribed To