What is NOT working, and how do we get rid of it or make it work? YMM #47

Welcome! Jim is flying solo for this episode because Christie has no voice! This episode is Part 2 in a Four Part Series of questions to ask ourselves individually and collectively, personally and professionally, to make 2016 our BEST YEAR EVER! This is a process that we have used in our family for about ten […]

What is one thing that is working right now and how can we do more of it?

Welcome Gang!  I am flying solos today because Christie is under the weather.  In the next 4 weeks we are going to share with you a 4 question series that will help you plan for the new year. We ask these questions individually and collectively and we ask them both personally and professionally.   The […]

6 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer About Your Spouse – YMM #45

Welcome! Today’s episode is an outgrowth of what Christie has learned by recently attending the Gottman Certification Training, and what Jim has learned from reading Dr. John Gottman’s book, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. We didn’t plan to focus on Gottman’s principles simultaneously, but it just worked out that way. We found out that […]

What 3 Things Do You Want to Do Over the Holidays? YMM #44

Welcome! Believe it or not, the holidays are fast approaching! Today’s topic we want you to consider involves putting some thought into YOUR holiday celebrations as a couple. *What are three things that you want to make sure that you personally get to do during the holidays? Consider the following about this topic: This topic […]

What are 3 things you think are a waste of money? YMM #042

Welcome!  We just wrapped up two different “Prepare to Last” classes with engaged couples. Check out our website for upcoming dates for classes and retreats. Our topic today is an outgrowth of the recent classes because much discussion happens concerning how we spend our money and how we view our partner’s spending. Here is today’s […]

#TBT What Are The Biggest Threats You Bring To Your Marriage? YMM #041

Today’s episodes is a #TBT episode from the book, “101 Conversations Every Couple should have before they Marry.” This podcast explores how you will individually and together approach decisions related to religion and spiritual matters. Conversations of the Week – What do you think is the biggest threats you bring to your marriage, and what are […]

What are 3 Things You Like To Spend Money On? YMM #038

Welcome!  Today we’re tackling a tough conversation: Money.  Stay with us to learn more! **What are three things you like to spend money on and three things you think are a waste of money? Each partner should create their own list separately, and then share together and compare answers. Learn how to deal with this […]

3 things that will make you a great man in your marriage – YMM #37

Welcome!  I’m doing the podcast solo today, as Christie is a little under the weather.  Consider the following quote:  “We should all be a little bit embarrassed about who we were five years ago.”  What I mean by that is that we should never stop growing, developing, and transforming ourselves.  This thought fits into our […]

List 3 Things Your Spouse Needs To Know When You Aren’t Feeling Well – YMM #36

Welcome!  Today’s show is coming to you live from Branson, MO, because we are on the road.  Unfortunately, Jim is not feeling well and has been battling a cold.  His illness gives us the basis for our question to consider this week.   List three things I need to know about you when you aren’t […]

What Are Conflicts You Have Encountered and How Do You Resolve Them – YMM #35

Hey gang … Welcome to this week’s episode of Your Marriage Matters for couples who are seriously dating or engaged to be married. We are dedicated to helping you build a healthy, vibrant relationship that will last a lifetime! This week we are going to deal with the inevitable reality of the inevitable challenges and […]