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This podcast is for couples that are engaged to be married or seriously dating with an eye on getting married. We are here to help you prepare for a long life together before you even say I do!

Your Marriage Matters Jim & Christie jacobus

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This podcast is for couples that are engaged to be married or seriously dating with an eye on getting married. We are here to help you prepare for a long life together before you even say I do!

    YMM 189 ... The Fundamentals for Building A More Vibrant, Healthy Marriage!

    YMM 189 ... The Fundamentals for Building A More Vibrant, Healthy Marriage!

    The Fundamentals for Building A More Vibrant, Healthy Marriage!
    Hey gang ... Welcome to Your Marriage Matters episode 189 - The Fundamentals for Building A More Vibrant, Healthy Marriage! Since we are doing a new YouTube channel. we felt like it was important to go back to the fundamentals as a reset for everything we are going to be covering in the days and weeks ahead!
    The fundamentals we are going to be covering during this episode are simple but powerful! They are: Create a "shared vision" for creating a compelling life together! Master the critical skill of communicating effectively! Master the equally critical skill of being able to solve life's inevitable problems together!
    In this episode we discuss these from a bit of a 30,000ft view! In future episodes we will get into much more depth with very practical, real world skills anyone can learn! We do want to get you started creating a shared dream together so we put together a "Bucket List Exercise" downloadable pdf to prompt your discussion with each other!
    You can download this exercise by Clicking Here! Thank you for joining us for this episode. Click
    Here to watch the YouTube video! Catch you next week ...

    • 19 min
    YMM 188 I Am NOT the Enemy ... The Power of Solving Problems As A Team!

    YMM 188 I Am NOT the Enemy ... The Power of Solving Problems As A Team!

    Problems, struggles, and conflict are signs of a healthy relationship!
    Two imperfect people working to build a life together in an imperfect world are bound to face struggles. This is due to the mere fact that they:
    Are male and female Grew up in different households Have different personality styles Have different views on sex, money, household roles and responsibilities, parenting, and a dozen other subjects. All of this, and more, means there will be conflict! What matters is how we handle it!!! This entire month, we will be following the theme of "I Am NOT the Enemy" (thanks Ben and Megan Coleman) and looking closely at effective strategies and mindsets for turning the inevitable differences we are going to have into a strength in our relationships!
    Knowing we have each other's backs and that we will process struggles in a positive and healthy way builds confidence in ourselves and in each other! It isn't easy but it is well worth it!

    • 15 min
    YMM 187 ... 3 Life Lessons From the Road!!!

    YMM 187 ... 3 Life Lessons From the Road!!!

    Join Jim & Christie Jacobus on episode 187 of Your Marriage Matters as they delve into the profound lessons learned from their adventurous journey as full-time RV travelers. In this insightful episode, 3 Life Lessons From the Road,  they explore:
    Beauty Everywhere: Explore the breathtaking landscapes of America through the eyes of seasoned travelers. Discover how every corner of this country holds its own unique charm and beauty, reminding us to appreciate the world around us.
    People's Splendor: Dive into the heartwarming experiences of connecting with diverse communities across the nation. Jim & Christie share inspiring stories that highlight the kindness, resilience, and beauty of humanity found in every place they visit.
    Embracing the Moment: Learn the invaluable lesson of living in the present and making the most of every opportunity. With a message of "DO IT NOW," they encourage listeners to seize the moment, explore new horizons, and forge meaningful connections without delay.
    Tune in to Your Marriage Matters and embark on a journey of discovery, inspiration, and joy with Jim & Christie Jacobus!

    • 26 min
    YMM 186 ... The Trust Factor: 5 Essential Keys for a Thriving Relationship!!!

    YMM 186 ... The Trust Factor: 5 Essential Keys for a Thriving Relationship!!!

    Welcome back to Your Marriage Matters with Jim & Christie Jacobus! In this episode, we delve into the crucial topic of trust in marriage and why it's the cornerstone of a strong, enduring relationship. Trust isn't just a nice-to-have; it's the foundation upon which emotional connection, communication, stability, and growth thrive.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Foundation of Emotional Connection: How trust lays the groundwork for deep emotional intimacy. Enhances Communication: The role of trust in fostering open, honest communication. Promotes Relationship Stability: How trust contributes to a stable and secure partnership. Strengthens Bonds: Ways in which trust strengthens the bonds between partners. Encourages Growth and Development: How a trusting environment encourages personal and relational growth. Tune in as we share practical insights and actionable tips on how to cultivate trust in your marriage. Whether you're newlyweds or seasoned partners, these strategies will help you nurture a relationship built on trust, respect, and love.
    Listen to the full episode on Your Marriage Matters podcast now!
    Ways to Develop Trust:
    Be Honest: Transparency and honesty are the building blocks of trust. Follow Through on Commitments: Keeping promises reinforces reliability. Communicate Openly: Create a safe space for open, non-judgmental communication. Respect Boundaries: Honor each other's boundaries to build trust and mutual respect. Be Dependable: Consistency and reliability are key to earning and maintaining trust. Don't forget to Like, Subscribe, and Share this episode to help others strengthen their marriages and build trust in their relationships. Let's spread the love and wisdom together!

    • 28 min
    YMM 185 ... The 5 R’s of Spring Cleaning Your Marriage!

    YMM 185 ... The 5 R’s of Spring Cleaning Your Marriage!

    🎙️ Join Jim and Christie Jacobus on Your Marriage Matters as they dive deep into "The 5 R’s of Spring Cleaning Your Marriage"! 🌷
    In this episode, they discuss practical strategies to revitalize your relationship and create a stronger bond this spring. From reorganizing your time together to renovating your finances, refreshing appreciation, revitalizing shared goals, and renewing your commitment, Jim and Christie provide actionable tips for couples to strengthen their marriages.
    Tune in to discover how to:
    Prioritize quality time for bonding activities. 2. Align your financial goals and create a budget together. 3. Express gratitude and appreciation for each other daily. 4. Set new challenges and adventures as a couple. 5. Reaffirm your love and commitment to each other. Don't miss out on valuable insights that can transform your marriage! 🌟 Subscribe, listen, like, and share this episode with friends and family who could benefit from a healthy and thriving relationship! 💑✨
    Listen now on your favorite podcast provider or watch on YouTube and followYour Marriage Matters with Team Jacobus for more inspiring content! 🚀 #YourMarriageMatters #SpringCleaningYourMarriage #RelationshipGoals #PodcastWisdom #JoyhaulingWithTeamJacobus 🌻

    • 7 min
    YMM 184 ... This 1 Idea Can Be A Game Changer In YOUR Marriage!

    YMM 184 ... This 1 Idea Can Be A Game Changer In YOUR Marriage!

    In this episode of Your Marriage Matters podcast with Jim & Christie Jacobus we talk about the one habit that can change your marriage.
    We are going to introduce couples to the idea of having a weekly meeting. Doing so is a great habit and can help get couples on the same page in a busy day to day life. Weekly meetings can ,,,
    Improved Communication: Regular meetings provide a dedicated time for couples to discuss important matters, express their feelings, and share updates about their lives. This fosters open and honest communication, leading to better understanding and connection. Conflict Resolution: Meeting weekly allows couples to address any issues or conflicts promptly. By discussing concerns in a structured manner, couples can work together to find solutions and prevent conflicts from escalating. Shared Goals and Planning: Couples can use these meetings to set goals, plan activities, and discuss long-term aspirations. This helps them stay aligned with each other's priorities and work towards common objectives, fostering a sense of teamwork and unity. Quality Time: Weekly meetings create dedicated time for couples to focus solely on each other without distractions. This quality time strengthens their bond, enhances intimacy, and reinforces their commitment to the relationship. Financial Transparency: Meetings can include discussions about finances, budgeting, and financial goals. This promotes transparency, accountability, and responsible financial management within the marriage. Emotional Support: Couples can provide emotional support, encouragement, and reassurance during these meetings. Sharing successes, challenges, and emotions in a supportive environment strengthens the emotional connection between partners. Conflict Prevention: Regular check-ins can help identify potential issues early on, allowing couples to address concerns before they escalate into larger problems. This proactive approach can prevent misunderstandings and improve overall relationship satisfaction. Increased Trust: Through consistent communication and transparency, couples build trust in each other. Knowing that they have a dedicated time to discuss important matters fosters a sense of reliability and dependability within the relationship. Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills: Weekly meetings provide opportunities for couples to practice problem-solving skills together. By brainstorming solutions, compromising, and collaborating, couples develop effective strategies for addressing challenges both in their relationship and in life. Strengthened Connection: Ultimately, regular meetings help couples stay connected, deepen their understanding of each other, and nurture a strong and healthy relationship over time.  
    The 7 things we encourage them to do are …
    1.        Start with prayer
    2.        Agenda item 1 … how are “we” doing?
    3.        Agenda item 2 … finances
    4.        Agenda item 3 … schedules
    5.        Agenda Item 4 … goals
    6.        Agenda item 5 … how can I support you this week
    7.        End with prayer
    Acting as a social media expert and podcast expert write us a marketing blurb that can act as shownotes for both the audio podcast and the YouTube channel version.
    Encourage them to like, subscribe and share the podcast with their friends as well as join our facebook group!

    • 24 min

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19 Ratings

Kyle K_82 ,

Love, Love, Love

Great podcast, great content, great conversation and just all around fantastic show. Keep up the great work.

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Love this!

Thank you so much to Team Jacobus for sharing this wisdom, guidance, support, and help in having successful marriages! The world needs more people like them spreading the message of God’s love and commit don’t quit!

These guys are great! ,

Amanda L. Grossman

My husband and I are lucky enough to get to see these guys live in our church Connect group. What we love about Jim and Christie -- that comes through in their Podcast, as well -- is they are down-to-earth, knowledgeable, and they're willing to talk about sticky couple's subjects. Nothing is off the table! Plus, they have a good sense of humor:).

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