42 episodes

We got married because we thought we’d be better together rather than apart. So why is it so easy to feel isolated from your life-long partner? Host, author, and fellow married pilgrim, Brian Goins, tackles the relational pitfalls, from the trivial to the tragic, that move couples towards isolation rather than experiencing the real benefits that come from saying “I do.”

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 178 Ratings

We got married because we thought we’d be better together rather than apart. So why is it so easy to feel isolated from your life-long partner? Host, author, and fellow married pilgrim, Brian Goins, tackles the relational pitfalls, from the trivial to the tragic, that move couples towards isolation rather than experiencing the real benefits that come from saying “I do.”

    Secret 2: 5 Little Ways to Grow Happiness In Marriage

    Secret 2: 5 Little Ways to Grow Happiness In Marriage

    Want more happy vibes in your marriage? Learn about the 'fantastic five.' We're talking small but mighty, try-these-now practices to grow happiness in your marriage

    • 43 min
    The First Secret of Highly Happy Marriages

    The First Secret of Highly Happy Marriages

    You know what they say about making assumptions, right? But there's one kind of assumption that can dramatically improve your marriage. Hosts Brian Goins and Shaunti Feldhahn discuss first secret of highly happy marriages on today's episode of Married wit...

    • 29 min
    The Highly Happy Marriage: Is That a Thing?

    The Highly Happy Marriage: Is That a Thing?

    "Highly happy" is possible for marriage. But how do you get there? Change—even "good" change and growth—can be uncomfortable! Join hosts Brian Goins and Shaunti Feldhahn for a roadmap for perseverance in relationship growth, towards the highly happy m...

    • 44 min
    Is Marriage Past its Prime? Dr. Brad Wilcox

    Is Marriage Past its Prime? Dr. Brad Wilcox

    Is marriage worth it? If you've never wondered yourself, you may have had someone ask you that question. In this special teaser episode to Season 4 of Married with Benefits, hosts Shaunti Feldhahn and Brian Goins are joined by Dr. Brad Wilcox, a renowned ...

    • 39 min
    8. Is Your Sex Life Missing the Point?

    8. Is Your Sex Life Missing the Point?

    Could your sex life be missing the point? Dr. Michael Sytsma talks about why we have sex…and the key to wow-level sex that changes everything. Show Notes and Resources Download our app to listen to Brian Goins, Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn as th...

    • 36 min
    7. When Sex is Boring

    7. When Sex is Boring

    Has your married sex coasted into the blahs? Sex therapist Dr. Michael Sytsma's got solutions to keep you both captivated in the bedroom. Show Notes and Resources Download our app to listen to Brian Goins, Michael Sytsma and Shaunti Feldhahn as they cover...

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

Sean & Collette ,

Love it!

This has been an amazing podcast! The programs have helped our marriage intensely and we would not be couldn’t be happier.

ICarryYourHeartInMyHeart ,

Focus More on Relationships, Less on Politics

In past seasons, I’ve been so impressed and excited by the marital and relationship wisdom conveyed during the seasons, and by the thought with which Shaunti and Brian explore these topics. In season four, I’ve been disappointed by the degree to which “left” and “right” rhetoric factors into the discussions. Using this kind of politically charged rhetoric is alienating to listeners who don’t necessarily subscribe to a political “club,” and commits the religious fallacy of aligning our infinitive and eternal God with a temporal political perspective. Please, for those of us who actually want to learn about marriage, stick to the facts, the research, and the insights, and less of the charged partisan language. The efficacy of Brad’s message, especially, was significantly finished by the exclusive nature of his language.

writerpaintermusician ,

Married with Benefits Rocks!

Stimulating (pun intended) discussions occur when we listen to the podcast

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