49 episodes

After nine years of marriage, two miscarriages, four children, job-changes and all kinds of surprises we’ve learned so much about what a Real Marriage is meant to look like. Yet, so many couples who were once madly in love, now feel distant, overwhelmed, isolated, and hopeless in their marriage. We knew it was time to get in the trenches and start an honest conversation about the gift of a Real Marriage. We began the Real Marriage podcast to help couples find their passion for marriage again. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you through conversations about our own marriage as well as through interviews with real couples and experts dealing with issues we all face in our marriages.

The Real Marriage Podcast Griffin & Heather Gilstrap

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 83 Ratings

After nine years of marriage, two miscarriages, four children, job-changes and all kinds of surprises we’ve learned so much about what a Real Marriage is meant to look like. Yet, so many couples who were once madly in love, now feel distant, overwhelmed, isolated, and hopeless in their marriage. We knew it was time to get in the trenches and start an honest conversation about the gift of a Real Marriage. We began the Real Marriage podcast to help couples find their passion for marriage again. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you through conversations about our own marriage as well as through interviews with real couples and experts dealing with issues we all face in our marriages.

    Managing Family Tensions

    Managing Family Tensions

    Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit more than some family drama.Let's face it.  We all deal with some kind of tension when it comes to our families.  It could be a broken relationship, some challenging in-laws or even something one person said...

    • 30 min
    Do You Know Your Purpose?

    Do You Know Your Purpose?

    Purpose – the reason for which something is done or created.  The reason for which something exists.Everyone wants to know their purpose.  We want to understand why we exist and how we bring value to this world.Whether it be through work, parenting, our...

    • 40 min
    What Matters Most

    What Matters Most

    When things are going wrong we all cling to something.  How is this season going for you?  The pandemic is continuing to linger, the election has been predictably stressful and life in general seems to be confusing and at times, overwhelming.  Of...

    • 34 min
    Intimacy Killers

    Intimacy Killers

    How intimate is your marriage?Intimacy is key to every marriage.  The basic definition of intimacy is "closeness."  Many have broken this idea into four categories: spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.While we all strive to be more...

    • 35 min
    Don't Let Money Ruin Your Marriage

    Don't Let Money Ruin Your Marriage

    How does money impact your marriage?Research has found that money issues are one of the top five reasons for divorce.  And one study found that finances are one of the top two issues couples fight about.  Most likely, money has become an issue in your...

    • 33 min
    Why Forgiveness Is So Hard

    Why Forgiveness Is So Hard

    What comes to your mind when you hear the word forgiveness? Most of us think of a time when someone hurt us.  They said something or did something that left a mark.  Maybe it was a family member, your spouse or even a decision you made yourself that...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Meghan Reynolds ,

Relatable!

Love this podcast. Griffin and Heather are so relatable. I feel like I am chatting with friends while I am listening- I will laugh and cry in every episode. I love that they have a Christ centered marriage and how they apply that to their family and life.

AyeFamily ,

Practical, Relatable, Jesus-Centered

Very practical and fun insights from a couple in our same season of life. Thanks for fighting to make Jesus the center of your marriage despite the craziness. You're encouraging us to do the same.

Mi1080 ,

Thank you for being so real!

I love listening to you two! You truly inspire me and remind me of so many great things! So thank you for being you, and cognates on your 25k DL!!

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