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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]