108 episodes

These are honest conversations from a married couple who is trying to figure it out like everybody else. The best recipe for a healthy marriage is the right mix of love + laughter, and we believe that talking things out and tight bear hugs fix [almost] everything. Join us on the journey and we'll show you that there is humor in every mess. Co-hosted by husband and wife duo, Gerard Brown and Jessie Artigue.

Marriage Is Funny Gerard + Jessie Pepper

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8 • 337 Ratings

These are honest conversations from a married couple who is trying to figure it out like everybody else. The best recipe for a healthy marriage is the right mix of love + laughter, and we believe that talking things out and tight bear hugs fix [almost] everything. Join us on the journey and we'll show you that there is humor in every mess. Co-hosted by husband and wife duo, Gerard Brown and Jessie Artigue.

    Rule 103 | Asking For Help Is Not Everyone's Cup Of Tea

    Rule 103 | Asking For Help Is Not Everyone's Cup Of Tea

    The Season Eight Finale is here and Jessie + Gerard are using it to uncover the truth about why it’s ok to admit when your marriage isn’t perfect. Tune in for more details about our Grounded Marriage Summit and in the meantime, we’re wishing you a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year!

    • 33 min
    Rule 102 | Envelopes Are The Safest Place To Keep All Your Cash

    Rule 102 | Envelopes Are The Safest Place To Keep All Your Cash

    The Peppers are pulling back the curtain for a behind the scenes look at their latest budgeting woes. As they give a debrief of episode from their recent interview with The Vreelands (Ep 101), you’ll hear them using financial goals and an “abundance mindset” as they try to whip their bank account(s) into shape. 

    Want to learn more about growing together in Great Love? Join us at the Grounded Marriage Summit we’re hosting in Long Beach next February! With expert speakers and authentic Mexican food in the heart of Southern California, we promise it will be an event that you do NOT want to miss.

    • 37 min
    Rule 101 | Building A Budget Is Tough Unless Both Partners Are On Board

    Rule 101 | Building A Budget Is Tough Unless Both Partners Are On Board

    This week, we’re joined by our friends Lauren + Jeremy Vreeland! They recently paid off OVER 230K dollars of debt and we have enlisted their help with some of our own (less-noble) budgeting woes. Whether you’re looking for financial clarity OR wish your spouse would quit bugging out about your spending habits, these two have tons of insight and we are SO ready to learn the magic of their ways. 

    Meanwhile, do you want to grow a relationship that’s rooted in Great Love? Join us in Long Beach for the Grounded Marriage Summit in Feb 2020!

    QUICK BITES:

    Looking for a naturopathic doctor who is located in Southern California? We’re both big fans of Lauren’s practice and if you happen to be a parent, she also does pediatrics!

    Curious about our past budgeting conversations? Check out episodes 22, 47 and 57 for more backstory.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rule 100 | Always Save Your Best Stories For An Audience

    Rule 100 | Always Save Your Best Stories For An Audience

    Celebrating a BIG milestone on Marriage is Funny this week! We’re 100 episodes in and that means we’ve got plenty of stories to show for it. Tune in for a look back at how starting a podcast has saved our marriage and be sure to join in the discussion over in our private facebook group.

    Meanwhile, are you looking to grow a relationship that’s rooted in Great Love? Join us in Long Beach for the Grounded Marriage Summit in Feb 2020! Head to our site for more event info and click right here to support the show. ♥︎ 

    • 46 min
    Rule 099 | Sometimes Fighting Fair Means Walking Out The Door

    Rule 099 | Sometimes Fighting Fair Means Walking Out The Door

    Jessie + Gerard are sharing an exclusive debrief about their recent interview with marriage experts Les + Leslie Parrott. (Be sure to get the backstory in Episode 98 before you listen!) Hear about how we’re putting their advice into practice, and come share your thoughts about healthy conflict over in the MIF facebook group. 

    Want to learn more about growing together in Great Love? Join us at the Grounded Marriage Summit we’re hosting in Long Beach next February! With expert speakers and authentic Mexican food in the heart of Southern California, we promise it will be an event that you do NOT want to miss.

    • 30 min
    Rule 098 | It's OK To Take A Time-Out Every Now And Again

    Rule 098 | It's OK To Take A Time-Out Every Now And Again

    This week, we’re joined by marriage experts and co-authors Les + Leslie Parrott! They are the brains (and hearts!) behind the Better Love marriage assessment, and this week we’ve enlisted their help with how to approach conflict in a healthy way. These two have massively shifted our perspective when it comes to fighting fair and you’ll love this episode if you want an excuse to send your partner to their room. 

    Meanwhile, are you looking to grow a relationship that’s rooted in Great Love? Join us in Long Beach for the Grounded Marriage Summit in Feb 2020! Head to our site for more event info and click right here to support the show. ♥︎  

    QUICK BITES:

    Follow Les + Leslie on instagram for marriage advice on the go! 

    The Better Love marriage assessment is meant to help you love more deeply, every day. 

    Books mentioned in this episode: The Good Fight, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Healthy Me Healthy You (coming out in 2020)

    Learn more about The Parrotts and their upcoming events at lesandleslie.com!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
337 Ratings

337 Ratings

Maria-Rose727 ,

Relatable & Fun!

I started listening to MIF after hearing Jessie on the One Part Podcast with Jessica Murnane and dove right into the archive! I've since caught up (and gotten married) and find this show both inspiring and relatable! I feel like I'm hanging out and having a good time with friends when I listen, and often catch myself responding or commenting out loud to their conversations. Some episodes teach new things, like tips on communicating, and others help me realize that we may have more figured out than we thought! I love the motto of aspiring for great love, not perfect love, and definitely plan to share with a few of my married friends who, if they're into podcasts, will hopefully enjoy MIF as much as I do!

PaulaEriksson ,

Young Marriage

I found this podcast while searching for a better way to cope with all the new aspects of being married. My husband and I have been married for a year now and are still trying to learn how to better handle all the difficult situations. Having gotten married at 21 comes with a lot of questions on how to be a great partner. But I can definitely say that these podcast make learning so much more fun! I can’t help but smile when I am listening to them, even if it’s a tough topic. Love it !!!!! ❤️

Umme✨ ,

SO great!!!

This podcast is s good! Definitely a listener even if you're not married- but are engaged or dating! I loved the episode titled "every couple needs a jackass" it was so relatable... Also loved the one "don't show up you anniversary empty-handed!" So vulnerable and so raw, which is when I realized that J is me, and my fiance is G!!! I'm hooked to say the least <3

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