September 29, 2017
On Season 2 Episode 3 of the Marriage More podcast, Mandy and Jeff take some time to talk about dealing with the difficulties of raising a "spirited child". For any parent that can relate, this is a MUST listen.
September 21, 2017
Jeff and Mandy are back with episode 2 of Season 2 of the Marriage More podcast. In this episode they discuss the premier of their reality TV show that recently aired on TLC. The first show primarily focused on the couples "lack of intimacy", how Mandy doesn't ask for help with the kids, and Jeff's inability to unplug from his businesses. But is that really what happens "behind closed doors"? Tune in to the podcast to find out!
September 14, 2017
Welcome to Season 2 of the Marriage More Podcast. We've had A LOT of exciting things going on and can't wait to get you up to speed on the latest developments. The biggest items to mention are 1) We've moved to Nashville AND 2) We are on a TLC show this fall. How's that for an announcement? :)
March 14, 2017
The Marriage More podcast goes international as Jeff and Mandy recap their latest vacation and marriage retreat to Mexico. In addition to marriage talk, they discuss important topics such as churros vs. chorizo, mattress dilemmas, and if iguanas really have teeth. You don't want to miss this one! :)
February 8, 2017
Learn Jeff's take when he answers a community members question on how she can help her husband become more of a spiritual leader in their household.
February 1, 2017
The Love Languages have had a major impact on the Rose's marriage and many in the Marriage More community swear by them, too. Here's an updated discussion on their Love Languages.
January 25, 2017
How did we get here? It's a question many couples ask themselves when they wake up and realize the person (the spouse) that lives in their house feels like a stranger. You're not connected anymore and you've grown apart. Here's how to recognize if you're drifting in your marriage and how to fix it.
January 18, 2017
Join Jeff and Mandy as they have deep conversations about their marriage while preparing for bed. Okay, they're not really that deep but they are enjoyable. Learn the one thing that Jeff had no idea his wife doesn't like even though they've been married for 12 years.
January 11, 2017
What a fun interview this was! Jon Acuff is a NYT best selling author, speaker, and the wittiest person we've ever met. Jenny is a rockstar wife and isn't afraid to tell it how it is. Together they've been married for 15 years with 2 daughters and they are a blast to be around. If you don't like to laugh, then avoid this podcast episode because we were laughing in the first 3 minutes.
January 4, 2017
"No Shave November" visited the Rose household for the first time but was cut (or should I say "trimmed") prematurely. Find out why from the Rose's bedroom.
December 27, 2016
If your like us, you probably have no idea what the Enneagram is. Before we went to a marriage retreat we were oblivious to what it is. Now we see it as a valuable tool that can have a dramatic impact on any marriage. On this podcast we get the pleasure of interviewing Ian Cron, who wrote the book "The Road Back to You" which gives an amazing dive into the Enneagram. Tune in to find out how it has impacted us and why we believe it can impact you and your marriage.
December 20, 2016
Join Mandy and Jeff in another episode from their bedroom right before they pass out from a long day. Warning: the stories are a bit looney.
December 12, 2016
In MM 074 we talked about the #1 silent marriage killer: resentment. What we didn't plan on was how God would use us to reveal how resentment was hurting another married couple and they didn't know it. This is one of those "have to hear it to believe it" stories.
December 7, 2016
We just wrapped up an amazing marriage retreat at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. It was an amazing experience and we can't wait to share what we learned.
November 28, 2016
Michael and Gail Hyatt have been married for over 38 years and have 5 beautiful daughters. Michael is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson having worked his way to the top. Along the way he recognized he thought he was putting his marriage first but after a visit to the emergency room he realized otherwise. Since then he has intentionally focused on his marriage and are stronger now than they have ever been. Here is their inspiring story.
November 23, 2016
Surprise! Mandy’s got a special message for Jeff on their 12th wedding anniversary.
November 16, 2016
Jeff is notorious for getting lost while driving. So what happens in real time when it happens again? Listen in as Mandy and Jeff share their version of what happened.
November 8, 2016
This one emotion is the deadliest destroyer of most marriages. What makes it so deadly is that it's often silent and you don't usually recognize you've fallen victim to it. Or that in most cases it's probably you're fault you're experiencing it. What it is? Listen in to find out.
October 30, 2016
Yes, we're recording in our bedroom. No, this isn't what you think, lol. As a family of 6 it's hard to find time to record a weekly podcast so.....we decided to try and record while we were laying in bed before we go to sleep. Warning: it does get a little "batty" at times as we reflect back on our weekend of visiting a pumpkin patch.
October 23, 2016
When you hear the word "abuse" within a marriage you almost immediately think of physical abuse. Emotional abuse is another concern especially when it has to do with money. A recent comment in our Marriage More Community Free Facebook Group led to this discussion in sharing how Jeff and Mandy had similar struggles with who made the more money and the sense of entitlement that came along with it.
October 12, 2016
A recent member of the MarriageMore Facebook community asked about church backgrounds. We thought it would be helpful so share our story
October 12, 2016
Spousal arguments can erupt in an instant. When it starts about something as little like dirty laundry can lead into a host of other issues. Jeff and Mandy share a recent example how this almost happened to them but by staying patient they were able to discover what the real issue was and strive to make it better.
October 5, 2016
Advancing your career, starting a business, or just getting ahead can take a toll on any couple. In this episode, Jeff and Mandy open up how their marriage used to be second place to their other focuses.
September 28, 2016
Join us on another car chit chat where we talk about doing what is right, not what is easy in your marriage.
September 18, 2016
Join us as we talk about how Mandy loves to be woken up at 3:30 am, gallery walls invading our living room floor and our kids desperate plea to play with every single friend every single day.
September 13, 2016
Chattin' about turning on the lights when your spouse is sleeping, BBQ ribs and why you should try them when your husband spends 6 hours cooking them, and fair food.
August 29, 2016
Do you feel your marriage is stuck or stagnant? Here are four strategies that you can use to focus on your marriage and work towards a brighter future.
August 10, 2016
Our adoption is finally complete!  We decided to capture the moment in real time and record while we were on the go.  Here's the last installment of our 3 part series on our adoption journey.
July 31, 2016
Our adoption is finally complete! We decided to capture the moment in real time and record while we were on the go. Here's part 2 of 3 of our adoption journey.
July 13, 2016
Our adoption is finally complete! We decided to capture the moment in real time and record while we were on the go. Here's part 1 of 3 of our adoption journey.
July 13, 2016
We love answering reader questions, but this one was tough. The wife shares her frustration with her husband not being on the same page and not desiring to change. Here's how our thoughts on their situation.
July 6, 2016
Okay, so we've never really talked about spiritual gifts before so this was a fun one. Hint: Mandy has experienced the gift of prophecy on several occasions. And we're dying to see if Jeff's prophecy comes true regarding their new daughter.
June 29, 2016
Bob and Linda have been our friends for several years and we totally admire their intentionality in making their marriage a priority. We know you're going to love hearing their story!
June 14, 2016
Summer is here, which conjures images of swimming pools, hot dogs on the grill, and epic whiffle ball games. There’s nothing I look forward to more than warm, lazy summer days. You can’t talk about summer without talking about a summer vacation. That’s why incorporating an epic road trip as part of your summer agenda is a must. Before you embark on your own version of the Griswold’s trip to Walley World, here are seven musts to make your family road trip epic.
June 1, 2016
Summer time is here and the Rose's will be pooling hard this summer. Here's what to expect from the podcast...
May 22, 2016
Summer is fast upon us and it's super easy to get distracted with so many activities; especially if you have kids! Here's are top 3 tips for couples to stay connected during the busy season to ensure your marriage doesn't become an afterthought.
May 10, 2016
Grant and Sheila are good friends of ours that have a thriving marriage of 14 years despite dealing with challenges that many couples face. We're excited they could join us to share their journey and the keys to making their marriage work.
May 1, 2016
Every marriage hits a rough patch. At times it might feel like you'll never get through it. We've been there countless times. It's hard to see the good that God has for you in those moments, but I promise you it's there. Here's some recent revelations we had where God was giving us good things in our marriage and our life that were hard to see at the time but now are clearly obvious.
April 26, 2016
While on a 3 hour car drive, we decided to answer 3 deep and power questions. These questions are great for any couple. Enjoy!
April 21, 2016
Before you got married you probably had a vision of the perfect marriage. Then dirty dishes, laundry, and screaming babies came along and your "ideal marriage" became a real one. Many couples fall victim to The Marriage Gap™ and grow more and more distant from their spouse. This episode is Part I where we discuss how to avoid it.
April 19, 2016
This is the second and final installment where we discuss The Marriage Gap™ and how to avoid it. Please be sure to listen to episode MM 051 first.
April 11, 2016
Have you heard of the show Fixer Upper? Well, we have and we're both kinda obsessed. The main couple, Chip and Jojo, are a treat to watch and have one of the best marriages. Here's why we like him and how we all can learn a tip or two from their marriage and apply it to ours.
April 3, 2016
Have you ever needed a vacation from your vacation? Us too. :) We just got back from our latest family vacation and here's how it went down.
March 30, 2016
Earlier in our marriage, traveling and being separated was a big deal. Well, it was a bigger deal for Mandy. :simple_smile: It used to cause great anxiety and tension in our marriage. We both recently went on separate trips in the same week and this time we have no anxiety whatsoever. What changed? Find out on the latest Marriage More podcast.
March 19, 2016
Lying hurts. It damages marriages. It just stinks. What happens when you don't realize you're lying? It can still have the same affect but it's much harder to recognize when you're the one doing it. Here's a personal story when we realized that one of us had been unintentionally lying for almost our entire marriage.
March 3, 2016
We've been in the adoption process for over 4 years now AND.....we have *finally* have some exciting news to share.
March 3, 2016
If we could all read our spouse's mind, think of all the frustration we could avoid? Since mind reading really isn't a thing, here's a few ideas to help you find out what your spouse is thinking.
February 23, 2016
Could you imagine telling your wife to her face the things you don't like about her? What if she asked you to tell her and she really meant it? Would you jump on the chance? I did! Find out what I had to say and what Mandy's response was. Spoiler alert: I came out of the podcast without any new bruises. Ha!
February 10, 2016
How's your marriage got a little bit stale and looking for easy ways to switch up. Here's a few routines that we've changed in our marriage that have led to us being much closer together. It's also added some fun conversations between us. :)
February 5, 2016
Have you noticed our podcast publishing has been a bit sporadic lately? We explain why and why that's going to change in this podcast.
January 22, 2016
Being gentle in your marriage is easy at times and feels impossible at other times. Here's what we've learned on being gentle to each other through the good and bad times.
November 9, 2015
When your car gets low on gas we all know we need to take it and get it refilled. If our water glass gets low, its obvious we need to refill with more water. But what about our spouse? How do we recognize their love tank needs refilled? Here'a some simple strategies to make sure your spouse's love tank never runs out.
October 11, 2015
Couples must make going on dates a priority in their marriage. So when you do go on a date, here's how to make sure you're 100% present - The Perfect Date Checklist
October 11, 2015
Marriage is already tough. But a military marriage is even tougher. We've had several readers ask for our tips when Jeff was deployed to Iraq so we thought we would share how we were able to make it work.
September 23, 2015
Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, shares his amazing story and the principles behind having the best mornings to start your day.
August 13, 2015
Have you ever caught yourself in an argument with your spouse about something you thought was petty and you found yourself asking, "What's the big deal?". Here's the thing: just because it's not a big deal to you does NOT mean it's not a big deal to your spouse. We take a deeper look in today's podcast.
July 17, 2015
A reader asked us if she should worry about her husband having a close female friend that he works with. We share our thoughts on the latest Marriage More podcast!
June 30, 2015
Do you know what your spouse's Love Languages are? We have to admit that we didn't until we took the online quiz. In this podcast, we talk about what the Love Languages are all about and then share what each of ours are. Spoiler alert: We're basically complete opposites!
May 28, 2015
Casey and Meygan run an amazing blog and Instagram account that share a similar mission to inspire healthier and love-filled marriages. We were excited to get them on the podcast and we can't wait to fly out to San Diego to visit them.
May 12, 2015
Jeff is the big idea guy in the marriage. Mandy is the more practical one. This has caused A LOT of tension in their marriage but they finally found a way to make it work. Marriage More listener, Steph, is dealing with a similar situation in her marriage of 8 years and asked Mandy and Jeff to offer their perspective.
April 25, 2015
Ryan and Selena are truly disciples of Jesus. Their blog,, was the first marriage blog that we discovered and we were blown away on how unapologetically they pursue Jesus in their marriage. Although we've only met them online (thus far) we love this couple and we know you will, too.
March 30, 2015
This month's challenge we want to encourage married couples to pray with each other. In this podcast, Mandy and I pray together to demonstrate how we pray together. Warning: you might tear up if you listen to this because we did! :)
March 26, 2015
The 7 Day Sex Challenge is all wrapped up. Here's what we learned about getting it on for 7 days in a row.
March 12, 2015
Here is the second installment of the 10 things that we've learned that financially happy couples do differently.
March 11, 2015
Here are 10 things that we've learned that financially happy couples do differently.
February 22, 2015
We're determined to get fit as a couple. Find out what key changes we've made in our marriage to make this challenge work.
February 11, 2015
Couples might now always agree but it's important to think together and work through the differences.
February 5, 2015
We've been Dollars and Roses since 2011, but not any more. Learn the reason of our change to
February 3, 2015
We're excited to interview Tony and Alisa from the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast. They have the #1 marriage podcast in iTunes and have been helping couples with their marriage for over 5 years. They have a challenge and a book titled "The 7 Day Sex Challenge" and they share the back story of how they got the idea.
January 28, 2015
Our readers loved our previous podcast "12 Ways to be a Better Husband" and wanted a follow up for all the wives out there. Well, you asked, we listened and here it is. This is Part II.
January 28, 2015
Our readers loved our previous podcast "12 Ways to be a Better Husband" and wanted a follow up for all the wives out there. Well, you asked, we listened and here it is. This is Part I of the series.
January 14, 2015
One day my wife felt a nudge for us to adopt and the journey thus far has revealed a lot in our marriage - all good things! Here's an introduction on when she got the nudge and how after prayer and trust in Him we decided to begin the adoption process.
January 7, 2015
It's time to get rid of all that junk in your house (and life) today. Start the Declutter challenge and get back your freedom over your stuff.
December 28, 2014
Your spouse deserves to hear praise from you. But if you're like other couples, you get busy and you sometimes forget to do so. This challenge will help you shower your spouse with compliments and bring you closer together
December 17, 2014
We completed our first challenge together on the blog: The Love Habits. Here's how we did!
December 12, 2014
We just celebrated our 10 years of marriage. Here's the valuable lessons we've learned so far.
December 12, 2014
We just celebrated our 10 years of marriage. Here's the valuable lessons we've learned so far.
December 7, 2014
Part 2 of the 12 ways to be a better husband.
December 3, 2014
Being a good husband takes work and we can all use some help. Here's the first 6 ways to be a better husband.
November 27, 2014
Every couple gets into arguments. How you make from those arguments is the key.
November 24, 2014
Like most couples we fought about money. Here's what we've learned over the years.
November 16, 2014
Initially we felt like failures when we decided we need counseling,
November 8, 2014
How to choose fun activities that your spouse and you will both enjoy.
November 8, 2014
Husbands and wives need to be intimate which means sex. Here's our take on the subject.
November 8, 2014
Learn the reasons why I went on a 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge and to see if I finished it.
November 8, 2014
Years of being married can often leave your marriage feeling stale. That's why important to constantly date your spouse. Here's our tips on how to date your spouse even after you've been married for a number of years and have kids.
November 8, 2014
Every successful couple has positive love habits. For couples needing a spark, we offer our Love Habits Challenge to get spouses back on track to doing the little things that matter. Find out what the 3 importantly Love Habits are.
November 8, 2014
Want to lose weight and eat healthy? Consider going paleo.
November 8, 2014
MM 03: Lessons We Learned From the 30 Day Prayer Challenge by Jeff and Mandy Rose
November 8, 2014
Marriage isn't easy. It takes A LOT of work. We share some of the big struggles we had when we were first married.
November 7, 2014
Welcome to the new Dollars and Roses podcast where we talk about Marriage Design.
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