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.
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!
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? :)
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
Casey and Meygan run an amazing blog Marriage365.com 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.
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.
Ryan and Selena are truly disciples of Jesus. Their blog, FiereceMarriage.com, 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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.