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Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow provide practical, encouraging, and real conversations about faith and family. Each episode will give you hope and encouragement to grow in your faith and strengthen your family. Family Vision is the podcast ministry of Visionary Family Ministries. Discover more resources to help your family at visonaryfam.com Questions or comments? Email us at info@visionaryfam.com
 
Welcome to the Expedition Marriage Podcast! We’re glad you’re here! We're Chris and Jamie Bailey, and we are Christian counselors and marriage coaches. We’re here to help you put God in the center of your marriage by sharing some solid biblical truth, along with some practical marriage tips. So, no matter where you’re at in your marriage, start getting excited, because we’re here to help you Enjoy the Journey!
 
Sex podcast to help committed couples keep it hot! Find hope to keep your marriage and committed relationships emotionally connected and sexually erotic. Certified sex therapist Dr. Laurie Watson is joined by global leader in couples therapy - George Faller, LMFT for an expert, frank and fascinating conversation about sex, love, therapy, relationship dynamics, healthy couples and marriage. We discuss everything from best sexual techniques and solving sexual problems, to building the emotiona ...
 
Awesome marriages don't happen on accident. Far too many couples are just surviving their marriage when it was meant to thrive. This is the place where we give you practical tips on how to build an awesome marriage. Our passion is to help you strengthen your marriage. Dr. Kim Kimberling hosts the show. He is the President of Awesome Marriage he has been married for 52 years and has been a professional counselor for 40 years. He is the author of 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage and 14 Keys To ...
 
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So many women seem to just give up on sex. Maybe they reach menopause and they’re done with sex. Or maybe well before menopause , she and her partner haven’t gotten through to each other and sex stops. Orif sex continues, she just is unengaged. How can something that feels so good be relegated to such a low/no priority? Here’s why. Females who don’…
 
Do you ever find yourself battling dread over everything you have on your schedule? Are you finding it hard to slow down and enjoy your family? On today’s episode we’re going to help you identify when you might need to take a break, clear more of your schedule, and start adding in things that are most important to YOUR family. You should be living …
 
Mental health impacts every aspect of our life, so it will certainly impact our marriage. I am so thankful for Dr. Kim’s deep experience with this topic! In this episode we covered everything from how to know when to work on things ourselves, when to seek help, and effective but practical ways to boost mental health in everyday life. Tune in to lea…
 
Does your church have a plan to equip families? God created the church and the family to partner together to advance the Gospel. In the New Testament, we see the early church specifically strengthening marriages, equipping parents, and encouraging families. Why? Because they understood that the Gospel is passed multi-generationally. In this episode…
 
In our world with its focus on physical perfection, we all have aspects of our body which we criticize, and even avoid looking at in the mirror. These critical thoughts can intrude before, during, and after sex, diminishing our ability to be in the moment with our partner. We talk through this thorny issue as an example of how to begin to address i…
 
The healthiest marriages are between two healthy people. This week we’re unpacking why it’s so hard to be spiritually healthy without emotional health. The two are linked because a lack of knowing ourselves will seriously hinder our ability to connect with God and others. It’s a lot simpler, more accessible, and less touchy-feely than it may sound.…
 
Every Christian is called to ministry – and life in ministry will impact your marriage and family – Join us for this important conversation on family vision. Is your marriage or family struggling because of ministry at church? Are you a pastor’s wife in need of encouragement? In this episode, we share a recent interview that Amy Rienow gave at the …
 
Oral sex - you like it. You don’t like it. What works. What doesn’t work. Laurie and George talk about it all. They role play a couple who gets stuck in retaliation - if you don’t go down on me; I won’t go down on you. Then, they demo how a couple might talk to help each other work through their difficulties with oral sex. For a great hands-free vi…
 
Dr. Ramon Presson talks on this episode about understanding conflict resolution in conversation with your spouse, by encouraging couples to restore their relationship while getting rid of critical comments and accusations "Present your thoughts gently; stick to one topic, and stay in the present," emphasizing the "two minute drill." Dr. Presson has…
 
Do you know someone, or perhaps you are that someone, who keeps going back or staying with an abuser? It’s not uncommon, but it’s always unhealthy. On this episode we’re talking with Dr. David Clarke, Christian Psychologist, and author of 20 Lies That Keep You With Your Abuser. Tune it to understand Christian codependency, biblical truths that allo…
 
Today Dr. Kim and I are talking about how physical health impacts a marriage. It turns out we’re both passionate about pursuing good stewardship with physical health! Dr. Kim shares some of the struggles he and Nancy have had to deal with and how they worked through them, and I share how going from a mentality of body shame to one of gratitude shif…
 
Sometimes sex is awesome; sometimes not. This episode shows you how to turn up the heat when it's not! Thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp.com/Foreplay for 10% off your first month! Uberlube.com - Foreplay rated as the best lubricant! Use the coupon for 10% off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Is your marriage full of joy, or does it lack some of the qualities you hoped for? It takes more than just love to make a marriage thrive, and today John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, co-authors of The Go Giver Marriage, share why that is. In The Go Giver Marriage, the Manns share five secrets to lasting love that will help you build a marriage …
 
Selfishness and love are never found together. Unfortunately, every person struggles with self-centeredness. We naturally put ourselves before others. God tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that "love it not selfish." In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow shares biblical insights and practical steps for helping families grow in love. Get all the information an…
 
Every marriage goes through a big life transition at some point, and likely several. Chris and J talk about how transitions affect sex in marriage and how to keep intimacy going even through the big changes. Resources Are Stress & Fatigue Killing Your Sex Life? - Hot, Holy & Humorous Making a Habit | The Forgiven Wife Lost Her Way In Target (origin…
 
She needs more foreplay and he doesn’t wanna lose his erection. Women need a slow patter of arousal to reach the best climax. Men when they’re on sildenafil (viagra, etc.) need to use their erection - soon. This is a familiar dilemma for couples in their 50s. George and Laurie role-play a couple who learns how to talk about this problem. Check out …
 
Is your marriage healthy? What even are the signs of a healthy marriage? Happiness, great sex, laughter? Or is there more to it than that? It’s not uncommon to be settling in your marriage and have no idea that you are. The things you may have become used to can often become normal, but normal doesn’t always equal healthy. Tune in today as we share…
 
We get a lot of questions about how to deal with not being “equally yoked” in marriage, so today Dr. Kim shares tips, encouragement plus some do’s and don'ts if you are in this difficult situation. And listen in for a fun new anonymous listener question segment where Dr. Kim drops the mic with his marriage advice for newlyweds! We pray this episode…
 
Every person struggles with selfishness. We want what we want, when we want it. Self-centeredness is at the heart of sinfulness. God tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that "love is not selfish." If want to grow in our love for God and our love for others, we have to do battle with selfishness. In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow shares biblical insights and…
 
Libido is shared between the couple. The pursuer afraid of being rejected, almost starts every initiation with an edge of criticism. So the sexual moment starts the partner off without even being given much of a chance at feeling desire. In our case example, she’s not turned on because she hears the edge and then she’s blamed. On the flip side is a…
 
When we get married, we are also marrying into our spouse’s family. In laws can be a blessing, but that’s not always the case. Today we share real life examples of in-law issues and how couples dealt with them, and give you practical steps to deal with the issues that you might be facing. We know in-law issues run the gamut and so this advice is no…
 
Envy and jealousy are enemies of love. These have the power to destroy your family relationships. God tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that "love is not envious." In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow provides practical ways to push back on envy and grow in your love for God and love for others. Learn more about our featured resource: Key Psalms to Pray Over…
 
In most of our episodes, we use the emotional and sexual cycles to bring coherence to the issues that plague committed relationships. We wanted to explore and summarize the emotional and sexual cycles in one condensed episode. Many couples feel like they are facing unique, specific troubles, when the reality is, these relational upsets are all mani…
 
A listener shared that "[husbands] are told...to be sensitive to our wives' physical discomfort such as menstrual cramps but are also told that we cannot share when lack of physical intimacy causes physical discomfort in us as that won't be well received." Is there a double standard? How can a husband effectively express his sexual discomfort to hi…
 
Dr. Linda Mintle, known as the “Relationship Doctor”, is our special guest for our series highlighting experts and professionals in the field of Marriage and Family. For more information on Dr. Mintle — www.drlindamintle.com See also www.savemymarriage.com for couples who need immediate help.By Marriage Dynamics
 
Have you ever wondered if what goes on in your marriage is just dysfunctional or is it toxic? Do you sometimes know for sure that how you’re being treated is not okay, but then you begin to second guess it? Maybe you give your husband excuses for his behavior, or you tolerate it because you want to be a Godly wife. Maybe you don’t want to break you…
 
We all want to keep our marriage safe from the damaging effects of an affair. There are many tips to doing this, but the one truly essential underlying principle is simpler and more effective than you might think. In today’s episode, Dr. Kim shares the top way to prevent an affair, based on his 40 years of experience counseling couples. We pray thi…
 
Love is at the heart of the Christian life. God calls us to love Him and love others. In 1 Corinthians 13 He gives us a definition of true love, and in that definition God says "love is not envious." Envy. Greed. Jealousy. These are all enemies of love. In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow provides practical ways to grow in love and push back on envy. L…
 
There can be so much disappointment even shame when a couple is in a sexlessness marriage. Couple can tune out and shut down their need for flesh on flesh and over time it gets harder and harder to get back. They don’t know how to repair or even talk about normal failure and so they ignore the failures. This doesn’t happen just with aging. It’s peo…
 
Can you grow your attraction to your spouse, or is it destined to grow stale over time? Today’s special guest Kimberley Beam Holmes explains that attraction is a process. Following this process will increase your attraction in marriage, but stopping it will lead to a stagnant and stale attraction. Learn how to follow the attraction process that you…
 
Your family needs the anchor of God's Word and God's people. Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow are joined today by Carey Green from The Morning Mindset Podcast. Here are some of the questions that they address: Why do families need the foundation of Scripture? If I am new to the Bible, where should I start reading? Is being a part of a church family really th…
 
Laurie and George define secrets as issues, fantasies or alliances that block connection. We certainly have a right to privacy and sometimes our private erotic thoughts makes our world sexier and makes us more available to our partner. Certainly some people choose and open marriage but they do it with… openness. we think talking about your fantasie…
 
Knowing God’s word is important, but applying it is what it’s all about. This can be an area that you may be tripping up on in your marriage—knowing the word but not knowing what do with it. On this episode we’re going to take you through some scriptures and tell you exactly what they look like lived out in your marriage. There aren’t just a few sc…
 
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