Building Better Marriages Podcast

”Building Better Marriages: the I do’s and I don’ts of everyday life” Here, we’re diving deep into the heart of relationships, addressing the many feelings, emotions, and core fears that impact the very essence of your relationship. We’re talking about stronger, Christ-centered marriages. In this safe space, we recognize that the problem is the problem, not your identity. The challenges that you are facing are real, entangling your faith with fears. But fear not, for we’ll navigate these waters with Holy Spirit discernment, allowing faith to transform fear into trust. Join us as we explore the ’I do’ and ’I don’t’ moments in everyday life, weaving Christ-centered wisdom with the Holy Spirit’s direction into the fabric of your marriage. It’s not just a conversation; it’s a journey of building better marriages now.

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We are going to chat about how to invest in your marriage this summer to create a lifetime of happiness. Summer is the perfect season to rekindle your romance and strengthen your bond with your spouse. This episode is filled with Christ-centered insights and practical tips to help you build a fulfilling and joyful marriage.
Discover how to make the most of this summer by focusing on key areas that will enhance your relationship and create lasting memories together. From planning meaningful activities to improving communication and deepening your spiritual connection, you'll learn how to prioritize your marriage and invest in a future filled with love and happiness.
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." – Proverbs 3:3 (NIV)
Tune in to learn how to:
Plan exciting and meaningful activities to enjoy together
Improve communication and understanding with your spouse
Deepen your spiritual connection and grow together in faith
Create a strong foundation for a lifetime of happiness
Before you go:
Here's to Summer Love!
"Power Up Your Marriage" Bootcamp
Are you ready to transform your marriage and reignite the spark with your spouse? Welcome to the "Power Up Your Marriage" Bootcamp – an immersive, Christ-centered and self-paced program designed to strengthen your relationship and equip you with the tools for a lasting, loving marriage.
What to Expect:
Biblical Foundations: Learn how to build your marriage on the solid rock of biblical principles. Discover how God's Word can guide and empower your relationship.
Practical Tools: Gain practical, actionable strategies to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and deepen intimacy. Our sessions focus on real-life applications to help you navigate everyday challenges.
Expert Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of Dr. Deborah, a seasoned Christian Counselor and Coach, with over 40 years of marriage and relationship restoration experience.
Core Focus Areas:
Healing: Address past wounds and find forgiveness, paving the way for a fresh start.Empowerment: Equip yourself with tools to face marital challenges with confidence.Authenticity: Foster genuine, open communication and deepen your emotional connection.Restoration: Restore trust and rebuild the foundation of your relationship.Teamwork: Learn to work together as a team, supporting and uplifting each other.
Who Should Attend:
The "Power Up Your Marriage" boot camp is perfect for couples at any stage of their relationship—whether newlyweds facing struggles or simply looking to strengthen an already strong bond. If you desire a marriage that reflects God's love and grace, this boot camp is for you.
CLICK HERE TO HAVE A BETTER MARRIAGE BEFORE THE END OF THE SUMMER
 
Thank you for joining me on this podcast. I pray you feel inspired and blessed to begin nurturing a Christ-centered marriage today!
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Deborah :-)

Wednesday Jul 17, 2024

In Episode 020, I reveal the secret recipe for resolving conflicts in your marriage by focusing on two powerful ingredients: communication and forgiveness. Conflict is inevitable in any relationship, but how you handle it can make all the difference in building a stronger, more loving marriage.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." – Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
Join me as we explore practical, Christ-centered strategies to improve communication and practice forgiveness, transforming how you handle disagreements. Learn how to turn conflicts into opportunities for growth and deeper connection.
In this episode, you'll discover how to:
Communicate openly and effectively with your spouse
Use active listening to understand each other's perspectives
Practice forgiveness to heal and move forward
Build a foundation of trust and respect
You'll walk away knowing that forgiveness is a crucial part of conflict resolution. Holding onto grudges only harms your relationship. It's time to embrace forgiveness and move forward together with a renewed commitment to love and understanding!
 
If you enjoy the podcast, would you hit "follow" and leave a review? That would help others find the podcast for a healthy, strong marriage! Thank you :-)
Do you need ideas for spending more "we" time? I have a download for "52 Little To No Cost Date Nights." It's a whole year of ideas, and it's my gift to you! CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE YOUR DOWNLOAD
Ready to transform your marriage? Join "We Still Do, a 52-day journey to building a better marriage." Gain daily insights and practical steps rooted in Christ-centered principles to enhance your relationship. Sign up now and start your journey towards a conflict-free, loving marriage! CLICK HERE TO START YOUR JOURNEY
 
 

Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."
Psalm 90:12
With its longer days and relaxed vibe, summer offers a perfect opportunity to slow down and reconnect with your spouse. Whether through a shared hobby, a weekend getaway, or simply enjoying a quiet evening together, these moments of connection are crucial.
Remember the love that brought you together, and be mindful of reinforcing the emotional intimacy that is the foundation of a strong marriage.
Here are the 5 reasons why it’s so important:
1. Reconnecting in a Busy World
2. Creating Lasting Memories
3. Nurturing Emotional Well-being
4. Building a Strong Foundation
5. Seizing the Fleeting Nature of Time
There you have it!
Tune in to find out more about your next steps!
 
When you're still holding onto your vows of "I do," whether it's been 1, 5, 10, 40 years or more, and you're ready for more, it's time to build your better marriage with the 'We Still Do: a 52-day journey to building a better marriage!"This self-paced discovery program is designed to help you create a "togetherness" vision that will deepen your connection, renew your commitment, and lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness reflecting your shared dreams, values and promises.
CLICK HERE TO HAVE A BETTER MARRIAGE BY THE END OF SUMMER
 
How about a free download for a year's worth of date night ideas?
CLICK HERE FOR "5 LITTLE TO NO COST DATE NIGHTS"
Just think- a year's worth of weekly date nights! It's yours for free.
 

Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

In this inspiring episode of Making This Summer The Season Of Love, we explore how to make this summer the season of love by building a better marriage together. Discover practical, Christ-centered strategies to strengthen your bond, improve communication, and reignite the romance in your relationship. Summer is a time of renewal and growth, making it the perfect season to invest in your marriage and create lasting memories with your spouse.
Join us as we explore key principles that can transform your relationship, including spending quality time together, embracing new adventures, and fostering deeper emotional and spiritual connections. Whether you're newlyweds or have been married for decades, these insights will help you build a stronger, more fulfilling marriage.
"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good." Romans 12:9 ESV
Ready for a Summer of Love"? It is time to take your marriage to the next level!  "We Still Do: a 52-day Journey to Building a Better Marriage" is the journey you are looking for. Before summer is gone, you can have the marriage you have always dreamed of. This journey offers daily Christ-centered insights and practical steps to enhance your relationship. Sign up now and start building the marriage you’ve always dreamed of!

Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

When was the last time you laughed together? If it's been a while, you must know how to bring joy to your day.
Today, we're diving into the playful world of laughter and how it can transform your relationship. Isn't it wonderful how a simple laugh can lighten the mood and bring you closer together?
We'll explore heartwarming strategies for getting more giggles into your daily life together. Discover why laughter is fun and essential in keeping your relationship fresh and vibrant.
We'll talk about "creating joyful experiences," "benefits of laughter in marriage," and how to "keep relationships exciting" through the years. You'll get practical, easy tips to make each day a bit brighter and each laugh a bit louder. Whether you want to reignite the spark with "fun date ideas" or find new reasons to smile together, this episode is your go-to guide for all things cheerful.
Join us as we uncover the secrets to a lasting, happy marriage filled with laughter and love. Because here, we believe that laughter isn't just medicine; it's a glue that keeps the heart securely bonded.
Laugh and love together!
Thank you for listening. I would love it if you would share in the comments below how you will share more laughter!
 
Here's to Summer Love!
When you're still holding onto your vows of "I do," whether it's been 1, 5, 10, 40 years or more, and you're ready for more, it's time to build your better marriage with the 'We Still Do: a 52-day journey to building a better marriage!"
This self-paced discovery program will help you create a "togetherness" vision that will deepen your connection, renew your commitment, and lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness reflecting your shared dreams, values and promises.
CLICK HERE TO HAVE A NEW MARRIAGE BY THE END OF SUMMER
 
This podcast digs deep into the heart of relationships, addressing the many feelings, emotions, and core fears that impact the essence of your commitment. We're talking about healthy, stronger Christ-centered marriages.
And while you're there, would you hit "follow" and leave a review? That would help others find the podcast for a healthy, strong marriage! Thank you :-)

Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

How do you maintain the excitement and intimacy in your relationship as you transition through life's different stages? In "016: Keep the Spark Alive In Every Season," we explore actionable strategies and heartfelt advice for sustaining romantic connection from the honeymoon phase to the golden years.
Dive into topics like "rekindling romance after kids," "maintaining intimacy during midlife," and "romantic tips for retirees." This episode provides you with practical tips on "enhancing emotional connection," "creative date ideas," and "navigating relationship challenges" to ensure that their love not only endures but thrives through every season of life.
Whether you're looking for ways to "spice up your marriage" or methods to "deepen your emotional bond," tune in for expert insights and inspiring stories that will help you keep the spark alive, no matter what life throws your way.
If you like what you hear, subscribe,  follow and share with others. CMarriages, and especially Christian marriages, are under attack, and this is a place where we come together to find solutions to weather every storm of life!
 
Here's to Summer Love!
When you're still holding onto your vows of "I do," whether it's been 1, 5, 10, 40 years or more, and you're ready for more, it's time to build your better marriage with the 'We Still Do: a 52-day journey to building a better marriage!"
This is a self-paced discovery program designed to help you create a "togetherness" vision that will deepen your connection, renew your commitment, and lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of love and happiness that reflects your shared dreams, values and promises.
CLICK HERE TO HAVE A NEW MARRIAGE BY THE END OF SUMMER
 
 

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

In this compelling episode, we explore the challenges of “rebuilding trust after betrayal” in intimate relationships. We explore the critical steps necessary for “healing after infidelity” and how to “forgive and rebuild” in the aftermath of deceit.
Whether you're dealing with a betrayal from a spouse, a close friend, or a business partner, understanding the dynamics of trust restoration is essential.
Join me as we discuss effective communication strategies, the importance of transparency, and the role of patience and consistency in the healing process.
Learn about “restoring honesty” and “rebuilding a marriage” or any relationship with compromised trust with expert insights into turning pain into a stepping stone for growth and stronger bonds.
 
There are 10 dangerous paths that could silently ruin your relationship. We believe that knowledge is power, and by identifying these pitfalls, you can proactively safeguard your bond and cultivate a flourishing relationship.
Our mission is to provide you with the tools, insights, and strategies needed to navigate these treacherous paths confidently. Explore ways to communicate effectively, strengthen emotional connections, and overcome obstacles that threaten your happiness.
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COMPLIMENTARY DOWNLOAD 
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014 Making Every Moment Count

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

In Episode 023, "Making Every Moment Count In A Busy World," Dr. Deborah offers valuable insights on how to make every moment count with your spouse, even in the midst of a busy world.
With the demands of work, family, and daily responsibilities, it can be challenging to prioritize your relationship. This episode provides Christ-centered strategies to help you and your spouse stay connected and nurture your marriage, no matter how hectic life gets.
Discover practical tips for carving out quality time, improving communication, and creating meaningful moments that strengthen your bond. Learn how to balance your busy schedule while ensuring your marriage remains a top priority.
"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity." – Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)
Tune in to learn how to:
Prioritize quality time with your spouse amidst a busy schedule
Improve communication to ensure both partners feel valued and heard
Create small, meaningful moments that deepen your connection
Implement Christ-centered practices to keep your marriage strong
Ready to make every moment count in your marriage? Get your complimentary download, "52 Little To No Coast Date Nights." Receive a year of date night ideas!

013 Embracing Vulnerability

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Welcome to the "Building Better Marriages" Podcast, where we explore the transformative power of authenticity in relationships. In this episode, we examine the courage it takes to embrace vulnerability and how it can lead to deeper connections and greater fulfillment in life. 
In a world that celebrates strength and resilience, vulnerability is often misunderstood or seen as a weakness. However, what if I told you that embracing vulnerability could be the key to not just fostering deeper connections in your relationships, but also to experiencing greater personal fulfillment?
That's right – vulnerability is not a sign of weakness but rather a courageous act of authenticity that allows us to connect with others profoundly.
So why should you listen to this podcast?
In each episode, you'll not only gain valuable insights but also practical, actionable strategies for embracing vulnerability in your relationships and in your life. Whether you're finding it challenging to open up to your spouse, navigate conflicts with grace, or cultivate deeper connections with others, this podcast equips you with the tools you need.
Grab your latte, reheat your tea or begin to set the pace and listen for how to step into your Power, embrace vulnerability, and create the meaningful connections you crave.
Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a journey of growth, connection, and transformation. We don't just offer a podcast, we invite you to join our supportive community. Subscribe now and be part of our exploration of the transformative power of authenticity in relationships. Together, we can learn, grow, and build better marriages.

Tuesday May 21, 2024

We dive deep into the heart of relationships, exploring the complexities and triumphs of building a life together when we learn to balance independence and togetherness in marriage.
Yes, your marriage!
We're discussing a topic that touches every couple: Balancing Independence and Togetherness in Marriage and answering these questions:
How do we maintain our personal identities while growing as a unit?
How do we support our partner’s independence without feeling disconnected?
These are vital questions, and I have some insights that will help you.
In today's episode, you'll have some strategies for maintaining a healthy balance between being one's own person and being part of a healthy relationship. Understanding this balance is key to a fulfilling relationship, whether you're a newlywed or decades into marriage.
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