233 episodes

Here at the Growth Marriage podcast, we believe every couple can have amazing communication, deep connection, and passionate, knock-your-socks-off love.

Back in 2012 I quit my fancy corporate job, sold everything I owned, and started traveling the United States with the goal of uncovering the secrets to truly epic love.

I’ve been trained by the world’s top experts, researchers, and authors - and I’ve interviewed the most incredible couples on the planet. And now my only focus is sharing the secrets of what makes amazing love possible with you.

Each week I’ll give you the tools you need take your marriage to the next level… but only if you’re willing take action. You’ll see that legendary love happens by choice, not by chance.

Growth Marriage Nate Bagley

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 147 Ratings

Here at the Growth Marriage podcast, we believe every couple can have amazing communication, deep connection, and passionate, knock-your-socks-off love.

Back in 2012 I quit my fancy corporate job, sold everything I owned, and started traveling the United States with the goal of uncovering the secrets to truly epic love.

I’ve been trained by the world’s top experts, researchers, and authors - and I’ve interviewed the most incredible couples on the planet. And now my only focus is sharing the secrets of what makes amazing love possible with you.

Each week I’ll give you the tools you need take your marriage to the next level… but only if you’re willing take action. You’ll see that legendary love happens by choice, not by chance.

    The Curse of Religious Perfectionism

    The Curse of Religious Perfectionism

    Scrupulosity, or religious perfectionism/OCD, can be debilitating for both individuals and couples. The belief that unless you do everything right, keep all the rules, are perfectly obedient, and live according to God's will... something terrible will happen. This episode with perfectionism expert, Dr. Menije explores how our anxiety leaks out into our spiritual life.  She provides some great examples of what scrupulosity can look like, and what we can do about it.

    • 52 min
    What Is Differentiation? | Anxiety Series #2

    What Is Differentiation? | Anxiety Series #2

    In order to master your anxiety, you must become differentiated. Differentiation is the ability to separate your thoughts from your feelings, and to separate your own thoughts and feelings from the thoughts and feelings of others. This is a practice you will be working on for the rest of your life. Today's episode will introduce you to the first part of differentiation, and give you some first steps to start calming yourself down.

    • 8 min
    Friendship In The Age of Loneliness with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky

    Friendship In The Age of Loneliness with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky

    Friendship is the foundation of your marriage. If you can't be a good friend to people outside your marriage, it's unlikely you'll be a good friend to your partner. Also, friendships outside your marriage are CRUCIAL for the survival of your relationship. Your community is your bedrock. In today's episode, I talk to the author of the new book, "," Adam Smiley Powsolwky. We talk about why friendship is important, and give a bunch of ideas of how to cultivate more meaningful friendships.

    • 42 min
    • video
    Your Internal Smoke Alarm | Anxiety Series #1

    Your Internal Smoke Alarm | Anxiety Series #1

    Anxiety is basically negative emotions that your brain manufactures to help keep you safe from potential threats... kind of like a smoke alarm. But just like a smoke alarm, there's no special mechanism to help it detect the severity of the threat. Bacon burning on the stove gets the same treatment as a house fire. This is a problem because at some point in your marriage, your partner is going to hurt you, disappoint you, or let you down. That means your brain will detect them as a threat, which will drive a wedge between you. In order to keep the connection alive, we need to learn to effectively manage our internal anxiety alarm. In today's episode, the first episode of the Anxiety Series, I'm going to talk a bit more about what anxiety is, and what we're supposed to do about it.

    • 6 min
    The Go-Giver Marriage

    The Go-Giver Marriage

    Some people have relationships that just look so easy, so smooth, and so natural. How do they do it? Are they just lucky? Or are they doing something that everyone else is missing? In this episode, I sit down with John and Ana Mann, authors of the book "The Go-Giver Marriage." This interview (and their book) uncomplicates love and marriage in a really beautiful way. I hope you give it a listen, and check out their new book at: HTTP://gogivermarriage.com

    • 52 min
    What Should You Do If You're Caught In An Affair?

    What Should You Do If You're Caught In An Affair?

    Affairs are more common than you'd think. Roughly 50% of marriages are faced with some sort of infidelity at some point during their relationship. So... what do you do if you're caught up in an affair? What do you say if you've fallen hard for someone that's not your partner? How do you respond if your spouse just told you they've been cheating? How can you recover? That's what we're going to talk about in this episode with Kimberly Holmes from Marriage Helper.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Maryshawruns ,

For everyone!

I just listened to the episode why is being a “nice guy” bad? And they were describing me! And I’m a woman! 😂 But I love the content Nate is providing on this podcast and others! Thank you!

Ana Gabriel Mann ,

Insightful conversations!

It's rare to find a podcast host who listens so well that he draws the best out of his guests. Nate is that host. Solid conversations about what we can all do to make our marriages better and how we can deepen the intimacy and love with our spouse. This is a truly a great listen!

Dr Menije ,

Best podcast for couples

If you are looking to improve the connection and the strength of your relationships, the Growth Marriage podcasts is full of evidence based tools tips and insight. And sometimes improving your relationship starts with improving yourself and there are amazing episodes to help you do that. Nate’s compassionate yet direct approach to bettering mental and emotional wellness is a must listen!

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