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 […]

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 is one habit that you would like to change about yourself, and why? – YMM #043

Welcome!  Today’s topic is one that requires more transparency and vulnerability than some that we’ve covered. Have an open mind and approach with honesty! Here is the question to consider: What is one habit that you would like to change about yourself, and why? There are several reasons that this is an important issue: Some […]

Where will you spend the Holidays and how did you decide? YMM #40

Welcome!  Today’s episode is about Holidays.  Where will you spend them?  Have you and your spouse had this important conversation?  This topic involves the expectations you have of your marriage and ties to family beliefs and traditions.  There are several variables to consider:  stepfamilies, geographic location, travel, and children.  This topic is best addressed before […]

Re-Visiting Conflict Resolution and How It Affects Your Marriage – YMM #039

Welcome to YOUR MARRIAGE MATTERS!  This week, we are revisiting one of our most popular topics!   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 […]

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 […]