EP//114: How To Change My Spouse

Where do we start when we see our spouse is not living as their best self and affecting our marriage, children, and the people around them? In today’s episode, we discuss the power of prayer to change our spouse’s heart. Discussed in today’s episode: – Things I want to change about my spouse. – Get […]

EP// 113: Free To Be Me

In a healthy relationship, both people are free to fully be themselves and express themselves. In today’s podcast, we discuss how to encourage each other to live in our God-given “voices.” In today’s episode: – Interdependence vs codependency – Gen Z Slang – What makes you uniquely “you” – The 5 Voices Assessment – Guardian, […]

EP//112: It’s Not Fair!

In marriage, it’s common to feel like some things aren’t fair. In today’s episode, we discuss keeping score in marriage and what’s really behind “fair.” In today’s episode: – The kids keep score of chores. – What I am really saying when I say, “It’s not fair!” – Marriage Rescue Intensive – Luke 9:23-27 – […]

EP// 111: Reviving a Dead Marriage

If God can revive a nation that has been scattered and bring them back into their land after almost two thousand years, can He revive your dead marriage? In today’s episode, we parallel God’s faithfulness to keep His promise to a nation and to us. In today’s episode: – Family devotions. – Israel’s rebirth as […]

EP// 110: Internal Vs External Processors

Do you “think to speak” or “speak to think?” On today’s episode, we discuss the difference between the tendency to process internally or externally.  In this episode: – The Marriage Adventure Private Retreats – Good communication doesn’t mean no conflict. – Organizing thoughts aloud. – James 1:19, listening before you speak. – Proverbs 18:13 – […]

EP// 109: Rebuilding Trust

Building trust in a relationship takes time, yet it can be lost in a moment. In today’s episode, we discuss the process of rebuilding broken trust. Discussed in today’s episode: – Repairing a broken arm. – Gifting trust vs starting at a deficit. – “Do You Know Your Gen Z Slang?” – Deal thoroughly with […]

EP//108: Know Your Enemy

In marital conflict, many times we allow ourselves to believe that our spouse is the enemy. However, if we dig a little deeper, we’ll see that there’s an enemy that’s way more deceptive and evil. This is why we must know our enemy! In today’s episode: -Bonnie vs the bugs –“I can’t win a war […]

EP//106: Greg & Julie Gormon Interview

Having discovered their own purpose, they now have a passion to teach and inspire other couples to live purpose-focused, rather than problem-focused. In today’s episode, we interview John Maxwell certified Coaches, teachers, and authors, Greg & Julie Gormon. In today’s episode: -A couple on mission. -Lightning Round with Greg & Julie. -Fighting passionately daily. -Change […]

EP//104: How I See You

The lens we view our spouse through will affect how we treat them. In today’s episode, we ask, “What if I could see my spouse through God’s eyes?” In this episode: -Scratched glasses. -Rose-colored glasses. –Reset Intensives. -We are “image-bearers.” –Genesis 1:26-27 – How to Worship a King, by Zach Neese – 1 Cor. 6:9-11 -How would […]

EP//103: Avoiding The Drift

When we’re newlyweds, staying connected is easy, but the longer we’re married the more difficult it is to stay connected. In today’s episode, we discuss how to avoid drifting apart as you navigate life. In today’s episode: – Kayaking -Snackelbox – “Do you know your 80s?” – Be intentional to pursue each other – Keep […]

EP//100: Episode 100 & A Big Announcement

-It’s our 100th episode! Wow, time flies! On today’s episode, we’ll look back at lessons we’ve learned over the past three years. We also have a HUGE announcement about exciting things happening at THE MARRIAGE ADVENTURE. Discussed in today’s episode: – Things that turn 100 this year. – Lessons God taught us over the past […]

EP// 99: Loving Through Touch

Does your spouse want to hold hands in public, sit close, and cuddle on the couch? Their love language is likely physical touch. In today’s episode, we discuss how to speak love through touch. In today’s episode: – Colby needs a bigger chair. – The Marriage Adventure Challenge – Loving through physical touch. – Jesus […]

EP//98: Loving Through Gifts

Can a thoughtful gift really express love to your spouse? In today’s episode, we discuss practical ways to speak the “love language” of gifts.  Discussed in today’s episode: – A stop at Daniel’s parents’ house for Easter. – Bonnie’s hard to buy for. – It’s the thought that counts. – A thoughtful gift shows you […]

EP//97: Loving Through Service

If your spouse feels loved when you vacuum the floors, their love language may be Acts of Service. In today’s episode, we discuss practical ways you show your spouse love as you serve them. In today’s episode: – A garden fence and a windmill. – Acts of service – “Seriously Funny Dad Jokes” – Actions […]

EP//96: Loving Through Words

Words can build up or cut to the quick. In today’s episode, we discuss how to encourage a spouse whose primary love language is words of affirmation. Discussed in today’s episode: – Daniel’s 50th birthday! – The Braves are back. – The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman – Words of affirmation. – Do […]

EP//93: Mitigating the Mundane

theDiscussed in today’s episode: – Prepping taxes. – Living for the weekend…that’s even more busy. – The Marriage Adventure Challenge – We can’t escape responsibilities but we can mitigate the mundane. – The mundane ceases to be mundane if it has purpose. – Live on mission. – Matthew 28:19-2o – Proverbs 19:21 – Go against […]

EP//92: Pruning

Pruning back plants is a concept that all farmers, gardeners, and vinedressers understand. In this week’s episode, we’ll take this concept and apply it to our marriage relationship. Discussed in today’s episode: –Pruning the trees on the farm. – “Fun Facts” – Why do we prune? –Philippians 3:13-14 – What do you need to clip […]

EP//91: Seasons, Part 2

What happens when you and your spouse are walking through different seasons? In today’s episode, part 2 of 2, we discuss helping our spouse walk through a difficult season. Discussed in today’s episode: – Planting and baseball! – “Do You Know Your 80’s?” – Recognize the season. – Start with empathy. – Stay tethered to […]

EP//90: Seasons, Part 1

The changing of seasons can bring both blessings and challenges. In today’s episode, we discuss what it looks like to recognize and navigate marriage when walking through a new season.  Discussed in this episode: – Seasons in Georgia. – Bonnie’s from the South! – “Stupid Fun Facts” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 – Common seasons. – Recognizing […]

EP//89: No Record of Wrongs

In marriage, we will inevitably disappoint or wound each other. In today’s episode, we discuss how to handle offenses and move forward in forgiveness.  In this episode: – Poor Colby! – “Do You Know Your 80’s?” – The blame game. – Is shame wrong? – The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis – Psalm 51 – […]

EP//88: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is typically marked by cards, flowers, candy, and date night. In today’s episode, we discuss other ways you and your spouse may prefer to express your love for each other. In today’s episode: -Valentine’s fun facts. -Why Bonnie’s not a fan of Valentine’s Day. -We all show and feel love differently. –The 5 […]

EP//87: Triangles

Why do we get along great until we add one more thing? In today’s episode, we discuss the “goods” and “bads” of  emotional triangulation. In Today’s Episode: -Sammy gets jealous. -Do you know your 80’s? -Emotional Triangulation -Shifting focus to another point on the triangle for avoidance. –Ecclesiastes 4:12 -Healthy triangulation with Christ. -Flattening the […]

EP//86: Be the Hunter

What does winning a College Football National Championship have to do with winning in marriage? In today’s episode, we discuss going on the offensive when your marriage is being hunted by a very real enemy. -Winning the Natty -Hope you like sports analogies –The Marriage Adventure: Finding Mission for Your Marriage Couples Guide -Aggression –1 […]

EP//84: Are You Pleasant?

Have you ever noticed how some people seem naturally easier to get along with than others? In today’s episode, we discuss what a “pleasing” personality can bring to a marriage relationship. – Welcome Stormy to the farm. – Private Marriage Retreats. – How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – “Catching more […]

EP//83: The Invitation, Interview with Bethann Miller & Amy Velarde

Ever wish you had a clear-cut pathway to address some of the issues that cause you to feel disconnected from your spouse? There’s a book for that! In today’s episode, we interview Bethann Miller & Amy Velarde about their new book The Invitation: Keys to Strengthen your Marriage.  Discussed in this episode: – Married to […]

EP//81: Are You Social?

One likes to go out, while the other prefers time at home. In today’s episode, we discuss how preferences for social interaction affect relationships. Discussed in this episode: -Bonnie hates people. -Companion planting -Would you rather? -How are you refueled? -Created uniquely –Psalm 139:13-15 -Leaning into our differences -Purchase the book and couple’s guide! The […]

EP//80: Marriage 101- The Meaning of Marriage

Is there a deeper meaning of marriage than you think? In today’s episode, we discuss principles from Ephesians 5 and why they matter in our marriage. -Goodbye Clover –Ephesians 5:21-33 -Mutual submission –Ephesians 2:1-9 -Before and after Christ –Galatians 5:22-23 -Being the hands and feet of Christ -Who benefits? -Purchase the book and couple’s guide! […]

EP//78: Marriage 101, Leave & Cleave

Getting married is exciting, but the process of leaving our family to become one with a stranger is not as easy as it may seem. In today’s episode, we discuss the Biblical concept of “leaving and cleaving.” Discussed in this episode: -Summer weddings. – “Things I Never Said Before Having Kids” – Genesis 2:23-24 – […]

EP//75: Staying Connected, Part 4: Love

Can I really trust my heart when it comes to love? Today, we wrap up a 4 part series as we talk about the source of genuine connection with our spouse, love.  Discussed in today’s episode: – “Love is love.” – The heart is deceitful. – Jeremiah 17:9 – “Seriously Funny Dad Jokes” – 1 […]

EP//73: Staying Connected, Part 2: Emotions

Friendship is foundational, but it should lead to a deeper connection between husband and wife. In today’s episode, Part 2 of 4, we discuss the ingredients and barriers to emotional connection in marriage. Discussed in today’s episode: – Len Foote Hike Inn – “Seriously Funny Dad Jokes” – Genesis 2:18a, 24-25 – Prov. 31:10 – […]

EP//71: What Did You Expect?

Most of us get married with desires for what “happily ever after” will look like. In today’s episode, we discuss what happens when our desires turn into expectations and demands that become a heavy burden on our spouse. Discussed in today’s episode: – Zero Turn mower, raised bed garden, and a birthday getaway. – “Something […]

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