7 episodes

A marriage podcast (from a married couple) focusing on struggles we have faced, failures we’ve gone through and our journey of growth.

The Marriage Contract Stefani & AJ Hopson

    • Relationships
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A marriage podcast (from a married couple) focusing on struggles we have faced, failures we’ve gone through and our journey of growth.

    Marriage with No Money - normalizing financial struggles and conversations.

    Marriage with No Money - normalizing financial struggles and conversations.

    Concluding our first season we end with a discussion about money. Not an instruction on how to have more money or how to properly manage it, but more along the lines of removing the stigma of talking about finances and normalizing the struggles associated with the financial burden we all face.

    If you are looking for a good podcast that gets into the nitty gritty of finances I highly recommend “How to Money” you can find them wherever you listen to podcasts.

    • 53 min
    Kids and Marriage

    Kids and Marriage

    In this episode we are talking about the funny, weird, and sometimes scary things kids do! We also talk about what our personal goals for parenting are and how we try to nurture our marriage while in the midst of parenthood. We also feature some stories from our listeners!

    • 43 min
    Figuring out your politics while married

    Figuring out your politics while married

    On this episode we delve into politics. We speak especially about how our politics have changed since we got married and how we came to the beliefs we hold now as a couple not just as individuals.

    History education:
    1619 Project (podcast)
    This Land (podcast)
    Throughline (podcast)
    13th (Netflix Documentary)
    Adam Ruins Everything (TV Series)

    Christian and politics resources:
    Be The Bridge
    And Campaign

    Favorite place to get the news:
    Pantsuit Politics (podcast)

    • 59 min
    Finding your religion while married - the importance of grace

    Finding your religion while married - the importance of grace

    In this episode we talk a little bit about our church background and our transition out of the IFB movement.

    Then we delve into the biblical roles in marriage and how our views have changed about them. And we end the show speaking about our need for grace in our churches and especially in our marriages.

    Podcasts we mention & recommend
    - Never Stifle
    - Preacher Boys Podcast
    - Theocast
    - The Bible Binge

    • 41 min
    Marriage and the Enneagram - how learning about each other’s numbers has improved our marriage

    Marriage and the Enneagram - how learning about each other’s numbers has improved our marriage

    In this episode we discuss the benefits of the Enneagram specifically how it applies to the marriage relationship. Books to read - The Road Back To You, The Sacred Enneagram, Becoming Us. Podcasts - That Sounds Fun (Enneasummer), and Never Stifle. Instagrams - @enneagramandcoffee @yourenneagramcoach

    • 32 min
    9 Things we wish we knew before we got married.

    9 Things we wish we knew before we got married.

    In our first episode we go through some of the things we wish we had learned before we were married. We speak about going to a therapist, sex and why you should talk to your doctor, going to bed angry isn’t always bad, children aren’t necessary to be a complete family, your family shouldn’t control your decisions, marriage does not solve problems, you’re both wrong, learning the enneagram.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

AbbyDobbs ,

Awesome conversation

I love tuning in every week! Even though politics is hard to talk about these days and people becoming defensive about certain topics, I loved the rawness. Keep it up!

Entertained and Informed ,

Healing and recovery from the IFB is a soul searching experience

Well where do I begin? I left quite a number of years ago from the same IFB ministry that Stef and AJ just left. The Christian school experience there was where I would say I faced spiritual abuse and mistreatment. I thought I was permanently damaged and it has taken years of unraveling to deal with what exactly happened to me. I felt so far away from God and worried constantly what others thought and I too was needing to find the love and grace of God. I too sought out podcasts, books and blogs of others who shared my similar story while also trying to find a new church home. I can honestly say that God is faithful. He carries you through and heals. The work that I did to get where I am now was the hardest work that I have ever done. I found your podcast and was shocked to know that Stefani is branching out and finding that truth and healing even with the strong family ties to that ministry. You are brave. I just want you to know that I am cheering you both on!!! It is real what you are going through and you are on the right track. I will be listening.

m1738383 ,

The Vulnerability I Seek

Oh to have had this ten years ago! The honesty and space held for each other is something I look forward to listening to more of- the world I grew up in did not allow for such honesty, and this is like a fresh drink of water to me. Well done!

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