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Are you one of the many couples who began your relationship in what we call the "high octane" or honeymoon stage, only to now wonder, “where did all that love and connection go?” Perhaps at times you experience misunderstanding, indifference, disconnect, resentment, and a lack of romance. If this is part of your current story, the Red Truck Marriage Podcast will help. Hosted by speaker and marriage counselor, David Anderson, Ph.D., and his wife, Stuart Anderson, M.S., speaker and author, the Red Truck Marriage Podcast will bring you practical tools in an authentic and inspirational way to help you become the heroes of your marriage story. You will also hear conversations with other experts and thought leaders in the fields of relationship building, parenting, personality assessment, financial planning, and spiritual growth. Last but not least, you will get to know real couples who share their struggles and successes as they create “God’s Best” in marriage, a marriage based on Grace, Truth, and Compassion.

Red Truck Marriage Dr. David & Mrs. Stuart Anderson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Are you one of the many couples who began your relationship in what we call the "high octane" or honeymoon stage, only to now wonder, “where did all that love and connection go?” Perhaps at times you experience misunderstanding, indifference, disconnect, resentment, and a lack of romance. If this is part of your current story, the Red Truck Marriage Podcast will help. Hosted by speaker and marriage counselor, David Anderson, Ph.D., and his wife, Stuart Anderson, M.S., speaker and author, the Red Truck Marriage Podcast will bring you practical tools in an authentic and inspirational way to help you become the heroes of your marriage story. You will also hear conversations with other experts and thought leaders in the fields of relationship building, parenting, personality assessment, financial planning, and spiritual growth. Last but not least, you will get to know real couples who share their struggles and successes as they create “God’s Best” in marriage, a marriage based on Grace, Truth, and Compassion.

    How Couples Can Manage Disagreement in Parenting

    How Couples Can Manage Disagreement in Parenting

    Welcome to our second of 6 episodes discussing what we believe are the 6 Topics Couples Argue About in Marriage. Today we talk about How Couples Can Manage Disagreement in Parenting.

    So have you ever wondered why parenting can be such a "hot-button" topic in marriage? Today we discuss the answer to that question, and so much more! We offer sound suggestions on how to lower the temperature when conflict arises over how to best parent your children. We also name a few of the non-negotiables for effective parenting.

    We believe this episode will help you navigate toward a true partnership as you lead your children. Be inspired as you listen! Chances are you both desire the same thing... for your children to be the best versions of themselves! The question is, how do you "parent" from the same page? 

    So let's get started!

    But first, as promised on the podcast...

    Here's the link to our free eBook: Our Top 5 Tips to Improve Communication Now!

    • 42 min
    How to Respond to the Lack of Attention & Affection in Marriage

    How to Respond to the Lack of Attention & Affection in Marriage

    Welcome to our first episode discussing what we believe are the 6 Topics Couples Argue About in Marriage. The first topic we cover today is: How to Respond to the Lack of Attention and Affection in Marriage.

    So have you ever had feelings of anger, hurt, frustration, and loneliness when your spouse seemed unwilling or unable to give you attention and affection? Have there been times when you even resorted to begging for your spouse's attention and affection? When experiencing a lack of affection, many couples get stuck in conflict and isolation because they don't know how to name and talk about their feelings without blaming the other.

    We believe this episode will help you navigate towards a more fulfilling and deeper connection with your spouse and ultimately reduce the conflict that leaves you exhausted and alone. 

    So let's get started!

    But first, as promised...

    Here's the link to our free eBook: Our Top 5 Tips to Improve Communication Now!

    • 51 min
    How to Stop Constant Arguing in Marriage

    How to Stop Constant Arguing in Marriage

    Are you like many couples who long to put an end to constant arguing? In marriage, we ALL face the daily challenge of preventing conversations from turning into conflict. When we allow conflict to become a daily occurrence, we develop destructive communication habits that can impact the entire family. 

    Today we talk about how to replace those destructive communication habits with proven tools that can produce more peace, respect, and connection in your marriage. We also discuss the two motivating forces that bring about real change in behavior. If you are interested in changing daily arguments into healthy conversations and stopping the negative habits of emotional escalation and relational disconnect, this episode is for you! We know you will get a ton of hope and encouragement by joining us today.

    It is a true honor to walk with you as we all pursue God's Best in marriage!

    So let's get started!

    Below is the link to the RDRRS research mentioned in the episode. 

    • 51 min
    "Whatever May Come; Your Heart I Will Choose" (Pro Tips for Staying Connected to Your Spouse)

    "Whatever May Come; Your Heart I Will Choose" (Pro Tips for Staying Connected to Your Spouse)

    Today we talk about an experience we had while out to dinner with friends. One of the couples was celebrating their wedding anniversary,  which made the moment "ripe" for meaningful discussion about marriage. The question we threw out to the table of six was, "What are the top one or two 'pro tips' you can offer us for staying emotionally, spiritually, and physically connected?" Wow, did we get a few great nuggets!

    If you are like most couples who experience short periods or sometimes long seasons of feeling disconnected, you will want to hear what our friends had to offer! We think you will get a ton of encouragement to pursue your spouse and the Creator of marriage.

    It is a true honor to walk with you as we all pursue God's Best in marriage!

    So let's get started!

    • 36 min
    "Couple-Care" In the Midst of a Busy Life

    "Couple-Care" In the Midst of a Busy Life

    We are inundated with magazine articles, YouTube videos, TV commercials, and even podcasts about the importance of self-care... but what about Couple-Care?  The lack of Couple-Care is the reason Stuart and I frequently hear couples say, "We can't really explain it, we got busy with life, and now our sense of real connection and partnership has gone away!"

    Well, here's what we know to be true: couples who are intentional about caring for their relationship will recognize when the connection is "slipping," and take action!

    Today we discuss how the connection in our own marriage started slipping, what the signs were, and what we did to "fix it!" Our story may not exactly be your story, but we know you will relate to how easy it is to allow the day-to-day busyness to distract you from cultivating a marriage full of love and connection. A mutual commitment to Couple-Care is the answer to creating a fulfilling marriage in the midst of a busy life! 

    It is a true honor to walk with you as we all pursue God's Best in marriage!

    So let's get started!

    • 40 min
    How to Exit an Argument Before It Gets Ugly

    How to Exit an Argument Before It Gets Ugly

    Let's face it, arguments between spouses occur way more than most couples would like to admit. The question is whether or not the argument crosses the line into being hurtful or destructive. We have all behaved (out of escalated emotions) in ways that make us wish we could have a "do-over!"

    Today we discuss a PLAYBOOK that will not only help you avoid those hurtful interactions but also help you grow in your ability to regulate your emotions. If taken seriously, these strategies have the potential to cultivate a deeper connection between you and your spouse; one that has never been experienced before! They will also help you live a more emotionally mature version of yourself! 

    It is a true honor to walk with you as we all pursue God's Best in marriage!

    So let's get started!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

the captain7981 ,

Much needed

I’m a new listener and my wife sent me a few episodes and now I’m starting from the beginning. My daughter who is 8 loved Mrs . Anderson and that alone knows we can trust what her and DR Anderson put out here. Thank you !

MAB425 ,

So practical!

Each time I sit down to listen to this pod, I come away strengthened and better equipped to love my wife. David and Stuart have a way of mixing Godly wisdom with their real-life experience as they unpack different dynamics in a marriage. Just the other day, I listened to them talk about spouses asking each other about what their dreams are…I hadn’t thought about that in years! You know what we’ve been talking about all week? You guessed it. So good for our marriage. David and Stuart, thank you for reminding us of what moves the needle in healthy marriages.

Aveda lover ,

Binging on the Red Truck Marriage

Oh my goodness, what a glorious day I’ve had! Today, I had the opportunity to listen to The Red Truck Marriage ALL DAY and into the early hours! Wow what a treat to listen to one episode after another! I really needed it today, I needed a heart reset for me and my role in my marriage! Mission accomplished! Thank you David and Stuart for giving such practical feedback and instruction. I love the 4 P’s - such great advice, thank you thank you thank you, also the heartsex/heartset creates such intimacy and connection. I absolutely LOVE these PODCASTS, please keep them coming, please!!!

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