A podcast to help you take your marriage to the next level!
Episode 133 - The Empty Nest
The "empty nest" phase is a bittersweet season, but it doesn't have to be scary. Many couples worry that after twenty years (or so) of raising children together, they may have forgotten how to be "husband and wife" together. Never fear ... the Hursts are here! Listen in on today's conversation as Kellie and Brett talk about the ups and downs of married life after the kids are "off the payroll".
Episode 132 - Marriage Surprises
Everyone likes surprises! Actually, that's not true. Not everyone likes surprises. And unpleasant surprises can be downright challenging. In today's show, Kellie and Brett Hurst discuss a great article by Dave Harvey that lays out some very real surprises in our marriage relationships. They're not always fun... but they're pretty significant. Listen in and see if any of these marriage surprises resonate with you.
Episode 131 - Improving Our Listening Game
Is there a difference between hearing and listening? How subtle is the difference? Does it really matter? Well, if you're the person who's not being listened to ... yeah, it matters. Listening is an art as well as a skill. But it's something we all can and should improve on. If you'd like some tips on how to up your listening game, listen in to today's conversation with Kellie and Brett Hurst. You might HEAR something you can really use!
Episode 130 - The Go-Giver Marriage (Interview with Ana and John David Mann)
The Go-Giver Marriage is a brand new book by co-authors (and married couple) Ana Gabriel Mann and John David Mann. It combines a story narrative with practical tools for a rich book with tried and true relationship tools. You will enjoy this interview as Kellie Hurst asks them about the book, and the important work they do on behalf of marriages. It's a good one!
Episode 129 - Fighting On the Way to Church
Every married couple argues. There's no way around it. Today the Hursts get real and unpack a recent fight they had at the most inopportune time - on the way to church. We've all been there, right? We paste on our "Sunday smiles" even while we're seething in silence. This conversation may help you know that you're not alone. Or it may just be a light-hearted therapy session for Kellie and Brett. You be the judge.
Episode 128 - Money in Marriage (Interview with The Money Couple)
Talking about money is difficult. Talking about money in a marriage can be even more challenging. Well, today's episode is perfect for kicking off the new year right. Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement interviews Megan and Taylor Kovar (aka "The Money Couple") about how to have those difficult money conversations without melting down.
Conversations that truly matter!
Marriage to the Max is an incredible podcast rich with great questions, deep conversations and guests with a real point of view on how to make a marraige stronger, better, deeper and more loving. Kellie and Brett bring out the best in their guests and the conversations go to the deepest issues of how marriages can falter and how we can get them back on track. This podcast is a gem among marriage podcasts.
So grateful for Kelley & Brett Hurst’s podcast, Married to the Max! Their podcasts are easy to listen to and full of great advice!! Thank you for your insight and expertise, Brett & Kelley!
Marriage to the Max! I love listening to your podcast!
This is so uplifting and relevant advice as I search my own marriage, communicate more effectively with my husband and realize that marriage is an ongoing piece of work. Thanks for encouraging me! 🙏