111 episodes

Do you love your partner and want to stay married, but you know it could be better? Do you find yourself feeling annoyed and irritated?

Is your communication and intimacy dwindling? Are you just too tired and exhausted to work on your relationship anymore?

If so, you need an easier way to stop the frustration and exhaustion.

It's possible to create more joy and connection in your marriage again, but it starts with you. It starts with you seeing your own worth and value. When you learn to give yourself what you truly need, giving love to others becomes easier.

In Joyful Love, Rachael gives you the tools to simplify love. She'll help you drop criticism, stop people-pleasing, create true connection, and bring back fun and passion to your marriage again.

Visit https://www.rachaelcunningham.com to learn more.

Joyful Love Rachael Cunningham

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Do you love your partner and want to stay married, but you know it could be better? Do you find yourself feeling annoyed and irritated?

Is your communication and intimacy dwindling? Are you just too tired and exhausted to work on your relationship anymore?

If so, you need an easier way to stop the frustration and exhaustion.

It's possible to create more joy and connection in your marriage again, but it starts with you. It starts with you seeing your own worth and value. When you learn to give yourself what you truly need, giving love to others becomes easier.

In Joyful Love, Rachael gives you the tools to simplify love. She'll help you drop criticism, stop people-pleasing, create true connection, and bring back fun and passion to your marriage again.

Visit https://www.rachaelcunningham.com to learn more.

    Ep 110: Stop Over-Drinking With Coach Patrick Fox

    Ep 110: Stop Over-Drinking With Coach Patrick Fox

    We're tackling the problem of overdrinking In today's episode with Patrick Fox. Patrick helps men who want to stop drinking and is the host of the Alcohol Rethink Podcast.
    Alcohol can have damaging affects on relationships. I've seen it too many times to count. But there is hope!  Patrick shares his own story about drinking and how he changed his life. He gives tips on how to talk to our partners about their drinking, how we can help them, and we can help ourselves. 
    In this episode, you will learn:
    How drinking too much can hurt our relationships. The importance of learning why people drink too much. Why letting go of shame is at the root of healing. How drinking can affect parenting. Tips for talking to your partner about their drinking. Listen now! And share with a friend who might have a spouse struggling with over - drinking. She will thank you! 
    For more information, show notes, and links to Patrick's information, visit https://rachaelcunningham.com/

    • 52 min
    Ep 109: Communicate Better: How To Respond Instead Of React

    Ep 109: Communicate Better: How To Respond Instead Of React

    Have you ever snapped at your partner after they said something, only to regret it later? Maybe you wondered, "Why did I react so quickly? Where did THAT come from?"
    In this episode, we delve into the powerful difference between reacting and responding. You'll learn how to understand your emotions and transform your interactions with your partner by choosing conscious, intentional responses.
    What You'll Learn:
    The difference between a reaction and a response, and why it matters. Practical steps to train your brain to pause and respond thoughtfully. Techniques to build confidence and compassion as you navigate emotional triggers. Tune in now to empower yourself with the tools to show up as your best self in every situation.
    To join The Stoked Marriage for Women Only, go to stokedmarriage.com

    For more information, go to rachaelcunningham.com
     

    • 21 min
    Ep 108: I know you love me, but do you like me?

    Ep 108: I know you love me, but do you like me?

    Have you ever wondered if your partner even likes you anymore? You know you love each other deep down, but has the fondness, laughter, and enjoyment of each other left the building? 

    When we have a culture of criticism and irritation in our homes, it can feel as if you don't even like each other. 

    You can change that culture though. Listen to this episode to learn:


    Why feeling liked is sometimes better than being loved
    How one person can lead the way to creating more "Likability" in the relationship

    How we influence each other in the relationship

    How the amount you like yourself affects how you feel about your partner Tune in now to bring back a little "LIKE" in your relationship! 

    Get the full episode notes here: https://rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/
     

    • 14 min
    Ep 107: When Divorce Is An Option, with Coach Corrie Woods

    Ep 107: When Divorce Is An Option, with Coach Corrie Woods

    Today in episode 107, I'm talking with Divorce coach, Corrie Woods. 
    In this insightful conversation, Corrie shares her personal journey through divorce, offering valuable wisdom and practical advice for anyone facing a similar situation. From managing the emotional rollercoaster of making that decision, to co-parenting with grace, Corrie's experience offers hope for those who might need to complete their relationships. 
    We delve into the common challenges women experience as they struggle to find the right answers for themselves. Corrie sheds light on the importance of personal growth before, during and after that decision. 
    Furthermore, Corrie offers invaluable insights into the often-overlooked aspect of post-divorce healing and growth. She emphasizes the transformative power of self-reflection, forgiveness, and embracing self-trust as essential steps toward reclaiming and rediscovering your identity outside of marriage.

    We address the common questions of, "Will the kids be okay?" and "How will we pay the bills?" 
    If you are navigating this tough decision, tune in to discover Corrie's invaluable insights and discover the path toward healing, empowerment, and renewed hope.

    Get the full episode notes and find Corrie's Information at https://rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/




     

    • 47 min
    Ep 106: Calm, Cool, And Connected Parenting With Best Selling Author Pam Howard

    Ep 106: Calm, Cool, And Connected Parenting With Best Selling Author Pam Howard

    In this episode of Joyful Love, I sit down with Master Parenting Coach and author of "Less Drama More Mama," Pam Howard. Together, we delve into practical strategies for having a more calm, cool, and connected experience with motherhood. 
    One of the key topics we explore is the all-too-relatable issue of yelling at our kids. Pam offers invaluable guidance on how to break free from this cycle.
    And what about when you don't agree with your partner? Pam helps us understand how to view our relationship as a team, even if we're not on the same page. 

    Whether you're a seasoned parent or just embarking on this journey, this episode offers invaluable insights for fostering a nurturing relationship with your children ... without hindering your relationship with your spouse! 

    Tune in to episode 106 as Pam helps us create less drama and more meaningful connections in our families. 

    Find out more information at https://rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/
     
     

    • 37 min
    Ep 105: What Is Love? With Cris Cunnngham

    Ep 105: What Is Love? With Cris Cunnngham

    In this episode of Joyful Love, Cris joins me as we discuss the meaning of LOVE. After 27 years, our definition of love has changed a little. Or maybe a lot. 

    One thing we agree on is that the more we care for ourselves, the easier it is to love each other.  But how do we do that when life is so hard? How do we actively love ourselves in thought and action so that loving others is easier? 

    Is it possible to love someone else when you neglect and criticize yourself? Tune in to hear this important discussion and find out. 

    What you'll learn:

    * What Love means to a married couple of 27 years
    * How we see ourselves matters
    * Why being aware of your thinking matters in relationships
    * How Nature helps us to be present with our own worthiness and beauty

    For full show notes and transcript, go to https://rachaelcunningham.com/category/podcast/
     
     
     
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

beatsurroundsus ,

Worth it every time

This show always leaves me in better spirits with really good and important questions to mull over. Rachael is so relatable and brings such wise insights to each topics. Bite sized enough that I feel I can really implement some of advice every week and not feel overwhelmed. But just inspired enough. This show is really soothing/ affirming while challenging inner growth. One of the only podcasts that I can say really improves my mental health and relationship.

Part Of It All ,

I remember my worth

Every time I listen to Joyful Love, I’m reminded that it starts with me. I am worthy of love, compassion and kindness. When I remember this first, my relationship with my husband improves. Every time. I will keep listening, every week!

Her Royal Excitedness ,

Perfect Timing

Now that I’m engaged to be married (after getting a divorce four years ago), this podcast is one of the ways I’m staying focused on building a marriage that I LOVE.

Rachael’s wisdom comes from not only what she’s learned but also what she’s lived.

I’ve never met anyone who loves her family with more intention. She is constantly working toward making her relationships the best they can be, and I’m so grateful to have her voice and heart via this podcast!

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