What Are 3 Things That Make a Great Date and Why? YMM #34

Welcome!  Today’s conversation is an easier one than some, but it is still vitally important. Consider the question:  What are three things that make for a great date and why? Let the following ideas prompt your thoughts: How we spend our “spare” time is important! Dates are to connect, communicate, and relax together. We must […]

Your Favorite Memory from Childhood and Why You Should Tell Your Spouse – YMM #32

Welcome!  Today we’re addressing an important question; it’s so important that we’ve included it in our book, 101 Conversations Every Couple Ought to Have Before They Get Married.   What are some of your favorite memories growing up? This question is important for the following reasons: You will get to know your future spouse in […]

Roles and Responsibilities In Your Marriage – #031

Welcome!  We sometimes talk about “Team Jacobus,” but we really are a team, as any marriage should be.  A team is stronger when relying on each other, standing shoulder to shoulder to face whatever comes.  We’ve been working in our book and decided today to talk about an important topic in marriage:  Roles and Responsibilities.  […]

Strengthen Your Team By Learning Together – YMM #29

Welcome!  We’ve been traveling a lot lately, and we’ve just returned from the Podcast Movement 2015 in Fort Worth, TX.  We had a great time, met some great people and learned a lot about how to make this podcast better.  The best aspect of the conference was to attend TOGETHER.  You’ve heard us discuss the […]

5 Ways To Make A Marriage Great – YMM #28

  Welcome!  Our topic today came from a discussion we had on a car trip recently as we returned from visiting family.  We began talking about what it takes to make a great marriage, and then we made a list and condensed it down to five basic tips.  Again, sometimes it’s difficult to have these […]

What Are Your Thoughts and Desires for Sex in Your Marriage? YMM #27

Welcome to another show about SEX!  Last week’s show dealt with thoughts and attitudes stemming from the past; this week’s focus is on the future.  Yes, this is another difficult conversation to have, and it requires openness and transparency.  Learning to talk about sex with your spouse in a direct and positive manner is crucial […]

What beliefs and events from your past have most influenced your sexual behaviors and attitudes? YMM #26

Welcome to the show!  Our topic for the last two weeks has been MONEY; now we are moving on to a new topic—SEX.  Do we have your attention?  Join us for the conversation! We urge you to HAVE the difficult conversation to improve your relationship.  We all know that sex and intimacy are huge issues […]

The Logical Aspects of Money – YMM #25

Hey, Gang!  Welcome to Part 2 of our MONEY episode.  In last week’s show, we discussed the “How To’s” of money management in marriage; think of it as the logical aspect of money.  This week, we are discussing the beliefs and values you have about money; this is the harder conversation to have because it’s […]

How Many Children Do You Want and Why? YMM #022

This week’s conversation of the week centers around children. How many kids do you want to have and why?   Why is this an important conversation?  It’s a critical discussion as we look long term into our relationships.  We need to discuss and agree upon now!  Some people are coming into the marriage with children […]

What Are The 3 Biggest Sources of Conflict In Your Relationship? YMM #021

Welcome to YOUR MARRIAGE MATTERS!  Our topic today is one that must be explored in every marriage; it’s the idea of CONFLICT RESOLUTION.  This topic cannot be dealt with merely on the surface level, but requires a deeper look at the issues and root causes. What are the three biggest sources of conflict in your […]