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The Lifegiver Podcast is a place for honest conversation and hope for the military and first responder home.

The Lifegiver Podcast with Corie Weathers Corie Weathers, LPC

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

The Lifegiver Podcast is a place for honest conversation and hope for the military and first responder home.

    BONUS REPLAY: The Impact of Family Readiness on Marriage

    BONUS REPLAY: The Impact of Family Readiness on Marriage

    Season 7 might be over, but we are bringing back the Top 10 most listened-to episodes in Lifegiver Podcast History!
    Matt joins me again for another episode where we talk about the impact of Family Readiness on marriage. For decades, the military has told families that their support makes the mission successful. Unfortunately, families are getting tired and are wondering at what cost. In this episode, Matt and I have an honest conversation on how families indeed play a pay in mission readiness but also how we can change our perspective to a more influential one that can change the trajectory of our entire family.

    • 1 hr
    BONUS REPLAY: My Spouse Doesn’t Care About My Feelings

    BONUS REPLAY: My Spouse Doesn’t Care About My Feelings

    Season 7 might be over, but we are bringing back the Top 10 most listened-to episodes in Lifegiver Podcast History! 
    We often hear from couples that the service lifestyle has made my spouse "cold, calculated, and harsh."  While this may be a nature versus nurture debate, the service lifestyle can definitely train a person to see the world differently.  In this episode, Corie and Matt talk about how this doesn't have to create more conflict in your marriage- in fact it can be a strength you lean on!
    Matt shares how growing up in a first responder home shaped him into the man he is today and how to understand the internal emotional world of warriors- in our community and military.  Join us in a fun and moving discussion on how you can embrace who you are as well as how life has shaped you and become a stronger team together.
    *** SPOILER ALERT- We talk about Avengers: Endgame in this episode, so please hold off on listening until you have seen it!

    BONUS REPLAY: My Strategy for Affair Recovery

    BONUS REPLAY: My Strategy for Affair Recovery

    Season 7 might be over, but we are bringing back the Top 10 most listened-to episodes in Lifegiver Podcast History!
    Betrayal is, unfortunately, more common than you think- especially in the service culture.  In this episode, I share with you the strategy I use to help couples work through affair recovery.  There are three phases and couples will certainly stall if not fail to recover their marriage if they miss important steps throughout the phases.  Two people, if are both willing to work hard, can rebuild their marriage after an affair and go on to have a rich relationship.  
    Here are some of the resources mentioned throughout the episode:
    My interview with Dr. Mike Sytsma
    Here is also my podcast on "Sin in a Christian Marriage" Part 1 & Part 2 
    More Resources:
    • Torn Asunder by Dave Carder. There is also a workbook available for this book. (faith based)
    • Unfaithful: Hope and Healing After Infidelity by Gary & Mona Shriver (faith based)
    • Secrets to Surviving Infidelity by Scott Haltzman
    • After the Affair by Janis Spring
     Rebuilding Trust Video – Using the image of a “trust bucket”, Dr. Mike addresses rebuilding trust after a affair.
    Setbacks in Marriage- The Podcast EpisodeWomen & the Tough Bible Verses– (Topic of Submission and gender roles in the Bible- Authentic Intimacy)People Are More Important Than Marriage– Authentic Intimacy, When you shouldn’t fight for your marriage.Sexual Intimacy and Post Affair with Mike SytsmaHow do Affairs Happen? New Life Church, Brady Boyd
    Articles:
    So You’ve Hit a Marriage Setback: 3 StepsMilitary Marriage: When to SeparateMike Sytsma- Betrayal & Affair Recovery (articles and video)Protecting Your Marriage from an Affair 
    Books:
    Mission Ready Marriage: My Life As An Active Duty Wife Claire WoodSacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage Corie Weathers

    • 47 min
    BONUS REPLAY: Sarah Drew on Grey’s, Marriage, & Her New Movie

    BONUS REPLAY: Sarah Drew on Grey’s, Marriage, & Her New Movie

    Season 7 might be over, but we are bringing back the Top 10 most listened-to episodes in Lifegiver Podcast History!
    Listen in to my premiere interview with actor, Emmy nominated director, and producer Sarah Drew as she talks about life after Grey's Anatomy, marriage, and her newest movie Indivisible that hits theaters Oct 26th. Indivisible is based on real life Army Chaplain Couple Darren & Heather Turner.
    Find theaters and more on INDIVISIBLE: https://indivisiblemovie.com/
     

    • 46 min
    BONUS REPLAY: Sunday Special: Embrace Your Story

    BONUS REPLAY: Sunday Special: Embrace Your Story

    Season 7 might be over, but we are bringing back the Top 10 most listened-to episodes in Lifegiver Podcast History!
    I received feedback that some of you would like faith-based content AND hearing from Matt- so this episode is the both of us giving a talk at our old stomping grounds where we first met- Gardner-Webb University.  The sound on this one is a bit different because it was recorded in a different place and format, but I hope the message comes through in a way that will encourage your story.
    I hope that you enjoy this episode.  I personally am huge fan of Matt Weathers, so I'm happy to share the stage with him anytime.
    Connect with Corie Weathers!  www.life-giver.org www.corieweathers.com 
    Join the conversation and participate in future shows! @CorieLPC 

    • 30 min
    BONUS REPLAY: A Marriage Check Up With Dr. Les Parrott

    BONUS REPLAY: A Marriage Check Up With Dr. Les Parrott

    Season 7 might be over, but we are bringing back the Top 10 most listened-to episodes in Lifegiver Podcast History!
    Dr. Les Parrot joins me for an episode that is all about how couples can use a tool like the Better Love Assessment to get a healthy snapshot or check up on their marriage.  Dr. Parrott is a globally sought-after marriage psychologist along with his wife, Leslie Parrott also a marriage therapist. Together, they have written several books and speak on how to improve your marriage communication, reduce conflict, improve your sex life, and much more.  In this episode, Dr. Parrott shares more about the Better Love Assessment (found at www.betterlove.com) in pointing out the individual strengths in your marriage.  Better Love can be a great tool for date night discussions, working on your marriage during a deployment or separation, and even ways to talk through topics that are normally hot topics.  To find out more and subscribe to Dr. Parrott's resources, check out www.lesandleslie.com
     

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Naya Jane ,

Real substance to help you focus and live with purpose

Corie is excellent at dissecting real life issues as they pertain to marriage, military life, and more. I’ve discovered powerful ways to grow because of her work.

BirdieOakes77 ,

It’s Named Perfectly - LIFE GIVER

My spouse is a law enforcement officer and this podcast has helped me navigate the almost 4 years we’ve been married now. Lots of great truths to hold on to during any rough patches. Thank you, Corie, for pouring out your heart to those in need.

Jhhamrick ,

Army Wife of 14 years & I LOVE this podcast.

We have been doing this military life for over a decade and still have several years before retirement, which means we are in this for the long haul. The encouragement that Corie gives in this podcast is invaluable. The natural overlaps in the military and first responder lifestyles is evident and gracefully approached and I have gained an appreciateion for families who serve America from home base.

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