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 […]

What Are 10 Qualities You Look for in a Marriage Partner? YMM #33

Welcome!  Today’s topic comes from our book, 101 Conversations Every Couple Should Have Before They Get Married. List 10 qualities you look for in the marriage partner you will spend the rest of your life with. This is an important, but challenging conversation and one that will take some time to accomplish.  It’s an opportunity […]

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 […]

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 To Tackle The Topic of Money – YMM #24

Welcome to another episode!  Our topic today is a tough one that MUST be addressed early on in a marriage (and even before marriage)—–MONEY!  Today’s episode will be Part 1 about the “How To’s” of confronting this issue.  Part 2 will focus more on Beliefs/Attitudes about money and spending. Your assignment is to LIST THREE […]

How Do You Rate the Communication In Your Marriage and Why? YMM #023

Welcome!  Our topic today is COMMUNICATION.  We all know that communication skills are critical for a successful marriage, but these skills spill over into ALL areas of life.   Consider the following questions about communication: Am I willing to be open, transparent, and vulnerable? Am I willing to negotiate? As a speaker, can I clearly […]

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 […]