By Ted Lowe, Afton Phillips and CJ Palmer
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||CleanEpisode 028: Is conflict bad in the story of my marriage? (with Robert Carnes)||Today we have a very special guest with us, Robert Carnes. He is technically always with us, as he is the Managing Editor of MarriedPeople— he’s the guy behind the scenes who takes care of the MarriedPeople blog, social media and produces the...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: How do we become our best us?||Today we’re going to discuss how to become our best US. Longtime listeners of the podcast know that Ted wrote a book by the same title because every US is different - What if we really celebrated that God makes all of our marriages really...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: How do we live out til death do us part? (Part 2 with Sandy Wise)||This is part two of our interview with Sandy Wise. If you missed last week, you’ll want to go back and check that out first. Today’s topic isn’t one that most people want to talk about, but it is important. We’re picking up with Sandy’s...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025: How do we live out in sickness and in health? (Part 1 with Sandy Wise)||Today we’re excited to talk with our friend Sandy Wise—we’ve wanted to have her on the podcast since we started! Sandy and her husband Donald were married for 40 years before he went to heaven 23 months ago. We (Ted and Nancie) met them in 1998...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: How do we live out for better or for worse?||What does “for better or for worse” really mean? A surprise birthday party when you get home from work… your spouse doing the taxes and reorganizing your entire filing system – are those better or worse? The truth is, promising your life to...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: How do we live out for richer or for poorer? (with Rafa Robert)||Money is a big deal in any marriage, so we knew we wanted to talk about finances. Whether you share our Chili’s 2 for $22 obsession, have discovered the joy of Movie Pass, or maybe want to save for a ticket to outer space, we feel you! Join us as we..||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: How Do I Get Perspective In My Marriage?||We all know what it feels like to lose perspective – we get caught up in the little problems in our day-to-day life and marriage. The laundry isn’t folded, your spouse is late getting the kids or getting home from work, etc. Sometimes one...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: How do I make Valentine's Day different this year?||Want to do something different for Valentines Day this year? Here are some great ones that we saw advertised: You can pay to have a cockroach at the Bronx Zoo named after your spouse. The website states, "Flowers wilt. Candlelight fades. Roaches are...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: How do I help my spouse deal with pain from a previous relationship? (With Sam & Toni Collier)||Today’s episode is a little bit different – we’re going to listen to the redemptive story of Sam and Toni Collier’s marriage, and we think you’re really going to enjoy it. Interview with Sam and Toni Sam and Toni have been married for a...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Why do I have a problem with the word ‘submit’ in my marriage?||The word ‘submit’ can feel parental – especially in the context of a wife submitting to her husband (though submitting can be a tough idea for everyone!). But regardless of your theological beliefs around this, Ephesians 5:25 encourages us to...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Why are my words such a big deal to my spouse?||Intuitively, we know our words are a big deal. But we usually only remember that they’re a big deal when something happens that shows us we’ve forgotten. We’ve all had this happen, even recently! Join us as we discuss why words are such a big...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: How do I stay connected with my spouse despite the craziness of life? (with Frank & Jessica Bealer)||No one ever says, “I’ve got too much time on my hands!” We all have super busy schedules – and our family/marriage ends up at the center of the busyness. So now what? We talk with Frank and Jessica about how they balance their busy schedules....||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Is really knowing my spouse important? (with Stuart Hall)||Today we’re talking with Stuart Hall about this question. But before we do, Ted has a little surprise for Afton and CJ - Ted reached out to their spouses and asked them some questions. Tune in to hear how they answered, and who won the prize for...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: How do I have an intentional marriage amidst a busy career? (With Jeff Henderson)||Jeff Henderson is the lead pastor Gwinett church. Prior to Gwinett Church, Jeff served as the lead pastor of Bucket Church, North Point’s first multi-site location. He spent 21 years in marketing, mostly at Chick Fil A. He and his wife Wendy have 2...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: How do I have a great when my parents didn't? (With Casey & Meygan Caston)||Casey and Meygan Caston are the founders of Marriage 365. They’ve faced a lot in their marriage and they join us today to talk about this topic – “How do I have a great marriage when my parents didn’t?” Casey and Meygan Caston Interview...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do I keep making the same mistakes in my marriage? (With Carlos Whittaker)||Ever find yourself saying, “If I could fix this or overcome that, my marriage would be better”? And yet, we keep coming back to the same mistakes! Join us as we talk with Carlos Whitaker about how to overcome some of these reoccurring...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: How can I be more positive about my spouse? (with Dr. Jim Burns)||It’s easy to get into a negative cycle of thoughts about your spouse. Today we talk with Dr. Jim Burns, one of the most positive people we know, about this very topic! Jim Burns is the President and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center...||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Can I have a great marriage and a great career?” (With Carey Nieuwhof)||It comes as no surprise that Americans vacation too little, sleep too little and work too much. Not to mention that married people are working even more hours than single people are! Is it too much to ask for a great marriage AND a great career? Join...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: How can I give my spouse grace? (with Kara Powell)||Show Notes Have you ever seen the pictures online that say, “You had one job”? You know, like the person who created a 3rd place medal that reads “3st”? It can be hard to give grace in our daily life! It can be even more difficult in our...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Can you support your spouse when you don't agree with them?||Today we have our friend Sarah Bragg joining us to discuss whether you can still support your spouse when you don’t agree with them. Let us tell you a little about Sarah! Sarah Bragg has worked in ministry and alongside those serving in ministry for..||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: How does your marriage impact other people?||It can be easy to think that our marriage is just about the two of us. We may not think our marriage matters to other people, but when you flip it around it shows the weight. For example, “Do other marriages matter to you?”. Of course they do! The..||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: What do you do with expectations in your marriage?||We all bring expectations into our marriage – whether it be things you DO want from your spouse or things you DON’T want - often based on what your family traditions were. Here are some of our examples: Afton: My dad completely spoils my mom. He...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: How does our mindset impact our marriage?||Today’s question has the potential to impact both the day-to-day moments in your marriage, and the long-term trajectory of your marriage. The Tension: We ask ourselves “Is this marriage working for me?” Many of us bring this question into...||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Can your spouse really meet all of your relational needs?||Whether we think about them or not, we all have relational needs. Today we’re looking at the top ten relational needs, as found in the research done by Dr. David and Teresa Ferguson. Have you ever felt these needs? Join us as we consider whether...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: What’s one thing that can make every marriage better?||If there was one thing that could make every marriage better, wouldn’t all married people want to know what it is? Well if you Google it, the top article has more like 28 things to do to make your marriage better. It can feel overwhelming - is there..||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Is having fun in your marriage extra or essential?||Busyness, kids, exhaustion… There’s a lot that gets in the way of having fun in marriage. Plus, marriage is serious business! Is having fun even that essential? Or is it just an ‘extra’? Join us as we dive into this question! The Tension: We...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Why do we have serious fights about silly things?||Ever felt like you and your spouse fight about the most ridiculous, silly things? Well you’re not the only ones! Today we’ll tackle this question, but first we have a few other questions that may sound familiar: Do you think appliances should go...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: What makes some marriages good and others bad?||If you’ve ever wondered why some marriages are good and others are bad, you’re not alone. But whether you’re struggling, surviving or doing great in your marriage, we hope today’s question can help you see that marriage is easier than you may...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Meet the Hosts||Welcome to the MarriedPeople podcast! MarriedPeople started to help churches help marriages by giving couples less content, more often. We’re now taking that method directly to couples on this podcast by giving them one practical thing to do...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I'm a super fan of MP and have been for a long time. @tedlowe is part of our @datenightcomedy tour across the country. This is a great podcast to hear a very relevant message for any Couple at any stage of life. Encourage the couples in your life to subscribe to this podcast they will be glad they did!
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Loving this podcast by our friends at Married People. After 16 years of marriage and four children, my wife and I have learned a lot about one another but we want to keep growing. This podcast inspires us to continue to thrive in our marriange.
- Frank Bealer
Easy. Fun. Practical!
It's so refreshing to get real about marriage with people who are real about marriage. This podcast makes it so easy to get applicable and instantly doable steps for a better marriage. I love listening and realizing the "I'm not the only one who's spouse does..." thanks for keeping it real!