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We are family loving individuals who wish to give you tips, tricks, and insights into the latest research on family living so you can find joy in your most important relationships. We believe when families are strengthened, the world becomes a better place. Join us in helping families by participating in our discussion. Thanks for stopping by!

The Family Matters Podcast The Family Matters Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

We are family loving individuals who wish to give you tips, tricks, and insights into the latest research on family living so you can find joy in your most important relationships. We believe when families are strengthened, the world becomes a better place. Join us in helping families by participating in our discussion. Thanks for stopping by!

    Thriving In Motherhood

    Thriving In Motherhood

    If you're struggling in your role as a mom, start by listening to this conversation.

    "For Deep Thinkers Only: How Culture Manipulates Your Reality" by Dr. John J. Ivers

    Peter Pan 1953 Film by Disney

    "Family Work" by Kathleen Slaugh Bahr and Cheri A. Loveless

    The Arbinger Institute Books

    "The Road to Character" by David Brooks

    "In Praise of Scruffy Hospitality" by Robin Shreeves

    Dr. Wallace Goddard

    Linda Eyre from valuesparenting.com

    "Giving Our Spirits Control Over Our Bodies" by President M, Russell Ballard

    "The Women of God" by Elder Neal A. Maxwell

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Positive Parenting--Establishing a Positive Foundation in Parenting

    Positive Parenting--Establishing a Positive Foundation in Parenting

    We all want our kids to turn out great. We want fuzzy feelings, joy filled interactions, happy memories, rainbows, butterflies: all the things. Yet in the day to day, parenting often feels like a battle between these idealistic desires and the realities of helping little people figure out this world. In this podcast episode we lay out foundational tools that will help you create a positive, loving relationship with your child. These tools will aid your quest to help your child become their best self.

    Sources Used:

    "Bringing Up Bebe: One American Woman Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting" by Pamela Druckerman

    Diana Baumrind Parenting Styles

    "Power of Positive Parenting" by Glenn I. Latham

    "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" Dr. John Gottman

    The Incredible Years: Parents, teachers and children training series

    "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." Theodore Hesburgh

    PRIDE Skills - 5 minutes a day!

    • 52 min
    Physical Intimacy in Marriage...Let's Make it Great

    Physical Intimacy in Marriage...Let's Make it Great

    In today's episode we discuss improving physical intimacy in stable, normal marriages. We show the role a robust sex life plays in marriage and examine popular questions couples have and look to research for advice about what they can realistically do to enjoy the best intimacy possible. Thanks for joining us!

    Show Notes:

    The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Jon Gottman

    Enduring Desire: Your Guide to Lifelong Intimacy by Barry W. McCarthy and Michael E. Metz

    The Sex Starved Marriage by Michelle Weiner-Davis

    Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley and Susan L. Blumberg

    • 51 min
    How to Remain Happily Married....Even After Children Come

    How to Remain Happily Married....Even After Children Come

    Have you ever worried about how a new baby will affect your marriage? Join us as we discuss how we can best manage the inevitable stress of transitional events and come away stronger than ever. If you've ever wondered how to best prepare as a couple for a new baby, look no further than this episode. Thanks for your download!

    Show Notes:

    Canary, D. J., Stafford, L., Semic, B. A. (2002). A panel study of the associations between maintenance strategies and relational characteristics. Journal of Marriage and Family. 64(2)395-406.

    Cherlin, A. Demography (1977) The effect of children on marriage dissolution. Demography. 14(3), 265-272. doi:10.2307/2060785

    Glenn, N. D., McLanahan, S.(1982). Children and marital happiness: A further specification of the relationship. Journal of Marriage and Family. 44(1), 63-72.

    Hawkins, A. J., Dollahite, D. C., & Draper, T. W. (2012). Successful marriages and families: Proclamation Principles and Research Perspectives. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University.

    Madanian, L., & Mansor, S. S. (2013). Marital satisfaction and demographic traits in an emigrant sample: Rasch analysis. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 107, 96-1-3.

    McCubbin, H. I., McCubbin, M. A., & Thompson, A. I. (1997). Families under stress: what makes them resilient. Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, 892, 11.

    Olson, J. R., Goddard, H. W., Marshall, J. P., & Schramm, D. G. (2015). Shared religious beliefs, prayer and forgiveness as predictors of marital satisfaction. Family Relations, 64(4), 519 533.

    Twenge, J. M., Campbell, W. K., Foster, C. A. (2003). Parenthood and marital satisfaction: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65(3) 574-583.

    VanLaningham, J., Johnson, D. R., Amato, P. (2001). Marital happiness, marital duration, and the U shaped curve: Evidence from a five-wave panel study. Soc Forces, 79 (4): 1313 1341.

    White, L. K., Booth, A., Edwards, J. N. (2016). Children and Marital Happiness. Journal of Family Issues, 7(2), 131-147.

    Yedirir, S., & Harmarta, E. (2015). Emotional expression and spousal support as predictors of marital satisfaction: The case of Turkey. Education Sciences: Theory & Practice, 15(6), 1549-1558.

    Image of couple praying found at: http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/family/story.php?id=63183

    • 55 min
    Developing Friendship in our Marriage

    Developing Friendship in our Marriage

    Building Friendship in Our Marriage

    In this episode we discuss ways to develop friendship with our spouse by drawing upon principles 1-3 in John Gottman's book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. We share personal experiences as well as look at research about the importance of friendship in marriage. Listeners will be given concrete, practical ways to improve their marital friendship. Thanks for stopping by!

    Show Notes

    Rachel Talbot Graphic Design contact at: talbot.rw@gmail.com

    Gottman, J.M., & Silver, N. (2015). The seven principles for making marriage work: a practical guide from the country’s foremost relationship expert. New York: Harmony Books.
    **Specifically discussed principles 1-3

    The Gottman Institute found at: https://www.gottman.com/

    The Five Love Languages found at: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/
    Chapman, G. D. (2004). The five love languages: how to express heartfelt commitment to your mate. Chicago: Northfield Pub.

    Weird ways couples say I love you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzJXzBX9VYQ

    It’s not about the nail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

    Quote from Simply Luxurious Life: “Each and everyone of us, I believe, wants to feel special. Not necessarily special to everyone or a grand group, but to at least a handful of people who truly care as to how we are doing and would miss us terribly if we weren’t in their lives.”
    Found at: http://www.thesimplyluxuriouslife.com/why-not-make-someone-feel-special/

    • 42 min
    Finding Financial Unity in our Marriage

    Finding Financial Unity in our Marriage

    In this episode we discuss the importance of developing financial unity within our marriages. We also explain a number of principles of personal finance that may help you and your spouse find peace within your finances. Thanks for listening!

    Show Notes

    “According to a 2009 study by Jeffrey Dew at the Utah State University, one of the best indicators of marital discord is what he terms "financial disagreements." Couples who "disagree about finances once a week" are over 30 percent more likely to get divorced than couples that report "disagreeing about finances a few times a month…Disagreeing about finance means fighting about money.”
    Found at: http://www.divorcesource.com/ds/main/u-s-divorce-rates-and-statistics-1037.shtml

    Longitudinal study about financial unity in marriage:
    Dew, J., Britt, S., & Huston, S. (2012). Examining the relationships between financial issues and divorce. Family Relations, 61(4), 615-628

    Dave Ramsey’s article from Focus on the Family found at: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/money-and-finances/pursuing-financial-unity/pursuing-financial-unity

    Dave Ramsey materials: https://www.daveramsey.com/

    Mint.com

    • 50 min

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cleetman ,

Great Show!

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JackayFan ,

Great Show

I’m thrilled to find like minded family oriented people discussing principles that weave the fabric of our great society. You’re preaching to the choir, and I’m excited for more!

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These folks have their values in place and know what they're talking about. Lot's of great information here to encourage one to get their priorities straight and make family #1. Impressive and entertaining.

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