62 episodes

As a Relationship Expert & Certified Master Life Coach, Sharon Pope has helped thousands of women gain the confidence and clarity they need to either fix their struggling marriages or move forward without regret. On The Loving Truth Podcast, she shares advice on how to navigate deep marriage hardships, challenging common beliefs about what love and relationships “should be” and providing realistic steps towards peace and happiness. If you can’t decide whether to stay or go in your marriage… you’re facing infidelity… you’re terrified of hurting your kids… you can’t bring yourself to leave your marriage, even though you want to… or you’re wondering whether it’s possible to respark the desire between you… tune in to the weekly episodes.

The Loving Truth Sharon Pope

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

As a Relationship Expert & Certified Master Life Coach, Sharon Pope has helped thousands of women gain the confidence and clarity they need to either fix their struggling marriages or move forward without regret. On The Loving Truth Podcast, she shares advice on how to navigate deep marriage hardships, challenging common beliefs about what love and relationships “should be” and providing realistic steps towards peace and happiness. If you can’t decide whether to stay or go in your marriage… you’re facing infidelity… you’re terrified of hurting your kids… you can’t bring yourself to leave your marriage, even though you want to… or you’re wondering whether it’s possible to respark the desire between you… tune in to the weekly episodes.

    Marriage and Neurodivergence: A Conversation with Dayna Abraham

    Marriage and Neurodivergence: A Conversation with Dayna Abraham

    When one or both partners in a marriage is neurodivergent, you face quite unique challenges…  In this episode, I’m joined by Dayna Abraham to explore neurodivergent marriage and more!
    Now, you don’t need a diagnosis of ADHD, OCD, autism, etc. to enjoy this episode… rather, Dayna explains how learning to communicate better with your partner is actually about understanding them (and yourself!) better - neurodivergent or otherwise. 
    You’ll also learn about neurodivergent labels & diagnoses, the wide variety of neurodivergent experience, how neurodivergence can impact marital intimacy & affection, and how you might build better systems & processes within a neurodivergent marriage. Plus, Dayna shares her own framework for thriving inside a marriage with one or both neurodivergent partners. (This framework applies to parenting, business, and more!)

    What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

    01:40 - The difference between a label & a diagnosis
    06:59 - Neurodivergent people receive 10X more negative feedback…
    11:45 - The female experience of being neurodivergent
    15:28 - What to do if you think your partner is neurodivergent 
    23:20 - How to NOT take your partner’s neurodivergence personally
    27:54 - Neurodivergence, intimacy & affection
    31:08 - How to build systems & processes in a neurodivergent marriage
    40:40 - Dayna’s frameworks for neurodivergent parenting, marriage & more
    48:38 - Okay, radical acceptance… but what about unacceptable behavior? 
    57:44 - The most beautiful part of Dayna’s neurodivergent marriage

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    • 28 min
    Rekindling Desire

    Rekindling Desire

    Feeling a loss of attraction and desire for your partner is very common… even when you’re recovering your marriage to a healthy place. 
    Many of us think that a “spicy” marriage (or an intimate connection) is what’s lost to our youthful naivety or the “magic” of something new. But it’s actually about biology. 
    In this episode, I’m going to get a little nerdy and talk about healthy hormones, PLUS 4 practical ways you can invite desire into your marriage and your life.

    What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

    4:53 - We can’t talk about desire without talking about your hormones 
    8:16 - Your body needs these 3 things to feel desire
    12:36 - Does your relationship still feel… fun?
    15:57 - The fastest way to connect with your partner
    18:31 - Desire isn’t something you “make” happen
    21:15 - Rekindling desire is about action & effort

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    • 25 min
    It’s Time for a Different Conversation in Your Marriage

    It’s Time for a Different Conversation in Your Marriage

    When’s the last time you felt truly heard by your partner? When’s the last time you enjoyed a serious conversation together… or agreed on a solution after an argument? 
    Errors in communication are the most common problem I see with unhappy couples - because men and women communicate differently! And we often communicate for very different reasons. 
    In this episode of The Loving Truth podcast, we’ll explore the art of communicating within a heterosexual partnership, and I’ll provide 4 tips for more effective communication between men and women.

    What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
    0:54 - Women communicate to build connection (men do not)4:49 - Men & women solve problems in different ways6:22 - It’s not about who does it “right” & who does it “wrong” 10:28 - Can you be braver (and bolder) with your communication boundaries? 14:10 - Listen better by asking THIS question16:05 - The #1 reason happy couples are actually happyMentioned In It’s Time for a Different Conversation in Your Marriage
    Struggling to decide whether to stay or go in your marriage? Book a Truth & Clarity Session.

    • 18 min
    Q&A: New "Good" Behavior, Emotional Affairs and an Open Marriage

    Q&A: New "Good" Behavior, Emotional Affairs and an Open Marriage

    How do I know if my spouse is genuinely changing or not? Can I trust his new good behavior will last? What can we do if my husband wants to open our marriage and I’m not sure? How do I move forward after my husband’s emotional affair with a coworker? 
    In this episode of The Loving Truth podcast, you’ll hear from three callers who want to understand how to encourage positive changes to make a marriage last, what to do when a partner comes out as bisexual, and how to move forward after an emotional affair.

    3:13 - How to appreciate the good things he does to encourage lasting change
    8:24 - Her husband wants to open their marriage - does she? 
    10:03 - When you both want to feel seen and accepted (but neither of you does)
    14:04 - The reality of emotional affairs (i.e. The Danger Zone)
    18:13 - It’s not about the other woman
    20:51 - What’s really going on when things go “bad”
    Mentioned In Q&A: New "Good" Behavior, Emotional Affairs and an Open Marriage

    Struggling to decide whether to stay or go in your marriage? Book a Truth & Clarity Session.
    If you have a question you’d like me to answer on the podcast, leave me a voice message at 727-537-0359.

    • 25 min
    Four Ways to Improve Communication Between You and Your Spouse

    Four Ways to Improve Communication Between You and Your Spouse

    Men and women communicate very differently and for very different reasons. And if you don’t understand how and why, it’ll cause problems that strain your relationship. So what do you need to know and do differently to communicate better in your marriage

    In this episode of The Loving Truth podcast, you’ll learn about why men and women communicate differently, why it can cause issues, and the brain chemistry involved. I’ll also teach you four things you can do to improve the communication between you and your partner.

    00:54 - Ways in which men and women communicate differently and the reasons behind it
    7:15 - How to be more direct in your communication with your husband (without coming across like a bitch)
    10:20 - Two ways to be braver in your marriage and how they help your partner show up better inside the relationship
    12:33 - An example of how understanding one another makes communication easier in marriage
    14:10 - How to listen better when your partner is ready to share something with you


    Mentioned In Four Ways to Improve Communication Between You and Your Spouse


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    • 18 min
    The One Belief That Will Ruin Any Relationship

    The One Belief That Will Ruin Any Relationship

    You know how each person can see something different when looking at the same piece of art? Perspective is the same way.

    Your perspective is uniquely yours, and it’s built through belief which is shaped in the first few years of your life by multiple things like your environment and the people in it. In that way, your beliefs are also like art, bringing together multiple elements to create the big picture that is you. But, if you’re not careful, some beliefs you hold can play a part in destroying any relationship you have.

    In this episode of The Loving Truth podcast, you’ll hear about the one belief you might have that can ruin almost any relationship. You’ll learn a simple thing you can do to become a little more conscious in all of your relationships and discover how this subtle shift can improve your marriage


    00:25 - The lost art that’s affecting your relationships
    2:49 - A couple of reasons why you argue with others over perspective
    4:30 - The problem with the concept of right versus wrong
    6:37 - The benefits of looking at things in your relationships through the lens of perspective
    8:57 - What happens when you’re simply curious about your partner’s perspective


    Mentioned In The One Belief That Will Ruin Any Relationship


    Stay or Go? By Sharon Pope

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

KimG412 ,

Packed full of guidance, acceptance and love!

I’ve listened to dozens of these types of podcasts in my quest for clarity and assistance, and The Loving Truth is by far the best one I have found! Sharon is a relatable, insightful, and caring guide, filled with tons of experience and love for her audience. Her perspectives are spot on and incredibly helpful. And she takes this topic very seriously.

S. F. RN ,

Always very timely.

Timely and applicable to most all relationships. Mine is a long term relationship, not a marriage. I listen and feel very understood. Sharon breaks the isolation.

2bzy4schmutz ,

The truth we need

As a relationship coach and mental health therapist, I am not immune to marriage struggles. Sharon is my go to expert who has helped me regain my own clarity and shift my own experience of life and love to keep my marriage growing and evolving.
Brilliant, honest, real.
We are all works in progress. She helps with true progress.

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