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195 How To Handle Chronic Health Problems in Marriage
20:00
<p>It seems like with chronic illness in marriage you either hear the extremes of horror stories or, on the other end of the spectrum, some very beautiful stories. I’ve heard of a wife getting a bad form of cancer, the husband deciding he just didn’t want to deal with that and bailing out on her. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-handle-chronic-health-problems-in-marriage/">How To Handle Chronic Health Problems in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 15, 2018
OYF194 The Hidden Costs of Marriage Problems
19:27
<p>Life gets really busy and difficult to manage sometimes, and as we encounter some challenges we can lose sight of the forest for the trees. Maybe we have some unexplained health problems or even problems at work and we wonder what is going on? Obviously, there are many potential reasons, but have you considered that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-hidden-costs-of-marriage-problems/">The Hidden Costs of Marriage Problems</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 08, 2018
OYF193 Holding Onto Self Worth When Your Spouse is Overly Critical
25:36
<p>Initially, I was a little hesitant about this episode. Dealing with criticism? Sounded like it was going to be a real drain. But as we looked into the research we actually found a lot of hope, not only for you if you are on the receiving end of the criticism, but even for the critic […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/holding-onto-self-worth-when-your-spouse-is-overly-critical/">Holding Onto Self Worth When Your Spouse is Overly Critical</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 01, 2018
OYF192 The Top 5 Benefits of Creating a Happy Marriage
16:42
<p>Today’s episode is for those of you who just need to know that the hard work of creating a thriving, passionate marriage is worthwhile. Whatever you’ve been through, however difficult the road ahead appears to be: we really want to distill some hope for you today so that you stay committed to creating something beautiful […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-top-5-benefits-of-creating-a-happy-marriage/">The Top 5 Benefits of Creating a Happy Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2018
OYF191 How Much Joy Is in Your Marriage?
19:48
<p>It’s hard to kick this episode off without thinking of that old Sunday School song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart!” Joy is that feeling of great pleasure and happiness that fills us in a more lasting way than a situational happiness. It’s something we believe […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-much-joy-is-in-your-marriage/">How Much Joy Is in Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 11, 2018
OYF190 What To Do When Your Spouse Has Been Sexually Abused
24:40
<p>There’s no doubt in 2018 that sexual abuse is a real issue and also one that is not uncommon. 16% of men and 25% of women have experienced some form of sexual abuse[i]. While a lot of the focus in recent months has been on bringing perpetrators to justice, what about the impact of sexual […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/when-your-spouse-has-been-sexually-abused/">What To Do When Your Spouse Has Been Sexually Abused</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 04, 2018
OYF189 When Your Spouse Is a Chronic Liar
23:55
<p>We have a tough topic today — and unfortunately, it’s also one that is all too common. What do you do when your spouse is a chronic liar? Well, we are going to try to come to this topic with accountability and compassion because trust is so vital to creating a happy marriage. What is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/when-your-spouse-is-a-chronic-liar/">When Your Spouse Is a Chronic Liar</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 27, 2018
OYF188 How to Increase the Love You Feel Towards Your Spouse
23:52
<p>Today’s topic is like a coin: one object with two sides. In this episode one side of the coin is increasing the love and the other side of the coin is increasing (or becoming more aware of) “the feel” of love. It’s not only deepening our love but become more aware of how and when […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-increase-the-love-you-feel-towards-your-spouse/">How to Increase the Love You Feel Towards Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 20, 2018
OYF187 The Art and Science of Hugging
17:00
<p>What is a hug without the squeeze? In America, they’ll tell you that’s like apple pie without the cheese. We prefer ice cream with our pie but we definitely like our hugs with the right amount of squeeze. Turns out, however, that hugging has been studied fairly carefully in the research! Hugging is Old School […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-art-and-science-of-hugging/">The Art and Science of Hugging</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2018
OYF186 What is Love Addiction?
23:36
<p>Today’s episode is going to be one that will be a complete light-bulb moment for some of our listeners… or else more of a fascinating-and-helpful but not especially relevant episode for many others. Love addiction is a real issue in some marriages, often with devastating consequences. What makes it particularly tricky to understand is that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/what-is-love-addiction/">What is Love Addiction?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 06, 2018
OYF185 How to Be Assertive With Your Spouse
29:52
<p>Sometimes assertiveness gets a bad rap in our culture. As if it’s a domineering or bossy attitude. Not so: in reality, healthy assertiveness is a really helpful tool for marriage communication because it can reduce conflict and increase the quality of your marriage. What is Assertiveness? Assertiveness can often get confused with other, less positive […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-be-assertive-with-your-spouse/">How to Be Assertive With Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 30, 2018
OYF184 Is Therapeutic Separation a Good Idea?
32:58
<p>Today we’re going to be looking at therapeutic or trial separation- the idea of spending some time apart to heal your marriage. For many couples who feel like their marriage is at the end of its tether, this kind of separation might be something to consider. But you need to be aware of the risks […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/is-therapeutic-separation-a-good-idea/">Is Therapeutic Separation a Good Idea?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 23, 2018
OYF183 How Your Parent’s Alcoholism Affects Your Marriage
18:52
<p>Adult Children of Alcoholics — did you know that was a thing? ACOA’s are what we call them for short. If you’re an ACOA it means you had at least one parent with a history of alcoholism, or possibly even a grandparent. The issues you faced as a child can continue to affect the entire […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-your-parents-alcoholism-affects-your-marriage/">How Your Parent’s Alcoholism Affects Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 16, 2018
OYF182: So Your Spouse Has ADHD
19:38
<p>Here in North America we’ve become pretty conversant with ADHD as a culture. How it impacts kids at school, in the home, and so on. But it’s time to start the conversation around how ADHD impacts marriage. Did you know that your marriage can be a place that fosters a reduction in the problematic symptomatology […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/so-your-spouse-has-adhd/">So Your Spouse Has ADHD</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 09, 2018
OYF181: How To Get Your Abusive Husband Into Therapy…Safely
23:20
<p>If your husband is abusive it can be really, really difficult to get him into therapy for help. And yet, this leaves the wife in a very difficult place — not only because of the abuse — but because usually the burden of mending the relationship and the problems are placed on her. That’s part […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-get-your-abusive-husband-into-therapy-safely/">How To Get Your Abusive Husband Into Therapy…Safely</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2018
OYF180: The Low-Down on Nagging (without any shaming!)
20:38
<p>Nagging is our subject for today. We’ve got some insights for you today! For example, did you know that there is a good reason why wives nag more than husbands? And that it is not actually because there’s something wrong with the wife? This is like mythbusters for marriage!   Nobody likes being nagged by […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-low-down-on-nagging-without-any-shaming/">The Low-Down on Nagging (without any shaming!)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 11, 2018
OYF179: Admiration is One Key to a Stable, Happy Marriage
23:54
<p>Today we are going to unpack the virtue of admiration. By the way, did you know that admiration has a dark side?  I had no idea until we tackled this subject too, but it does make a lot of sense! If you’ve ever read the Song of Solomon in the Bible I think you have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/admiration-is-one-key-to-a-stable-happy-marriage/">Admiration is One Key to a Stable, Happy Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 04, 2018
OYF178: How To Get Your Flirt (Back) On… When You Have 3 Kids, a Dog and a Mortgage
21:25
<p>Can you remember what it was like to flirt with your spouse before you were together? The fun and excitement of figuring out you were into each other… don’t you wish you could bring that spice into your relationship now that you’ve been together for years? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to look at […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-get-your-flirt-back-on-when-you-have-3-kids-a-dog-and-a-mortgage/">How To Get Your Flirt (Back) On… When You Have 3 Kids, a Dog and a Mortgage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 28, 2018
OYF177: Got a Sarcasm Problem In Your Marriage?
26:46
<p>Sarcasm: it can be one cutting comment that is never forgotten. Or, an easy habit that becomes part of our normal day-to-day interaction as couples. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than just a bit of sass as we shall see. Why Do We Use Sarcasm? There can be a lot of reasons […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/got-a-sarcasm-problem-in-your-marriage/">Got a Sarcasm Problem In Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2018
OYF176: So Your Husband Ogles Other Women…
29:52
<p>Ogling or objectifying the bodies of others by staring with obvious sexual interest can be an easy habit to get into. Especially in a culture that objectifies women. It’s also something that recovering porn addicts have to work really hard at to break. But: there are plenty of non-addicts that deal with this too, so […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/so-your-husband-ogles-other-women/">So Your Husband Ogles Other Women…</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 14, 2018
175: Is Your Career Ruining Your Marriage?
24:24
<p>Balancing work and family can be a tricky task for any marriage. In fact, sometimes it can seem like it’s impossible to really satisfy either area: either work is going to be unhappy if you put too much emphasis on family, or family is going to be unhappy if there’s too much emphasis on work. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/is-your-career-ruining-your-marriage/">Is Your Career Ruining Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2018
174: Are You A Loyal Spouse?
26:31
<p>Loyalty is the second strongest predictor of a long term, stable marriage. In other words, this is one of the most important features of creating a thriving, passionate marriage. We’ll see what the most important predictor is a bit later, but today we are going to focus in on why loyalty is so powerful and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/are-you-a-loyal-spouse/">Are You A Loyal Spouse?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 28, 2018
173: Defensiveness in Marriage
24:06
<p>I do not think that there is a human being on the face of our planet right now who does not struggle at least a little bit with defensives. Some of us struggle a lot. And defensiveness in marriage is definitely going to make you unhappy and dissatisfied with your marriage. Turns out, it’s not […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/defensiveness-in-marriage/">Defensiveness in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2018
172: Don’t Let Resentment Sink Your Marriage
20:11
<p>Resentment is what happens when you are treated unfairly and you begin to feel angry and bitter. Resentment can be directed at your spouse, at God, at your life: but if it begins to play a significant role in your marriage, that’s going to make home a pretty tough place to be. Proverbs 12:25 says […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/dont-let-resentment-sink-your-marriage/">Don’t Let Resentment Sink Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 14, 2018
171: How Marriage Counselling Works
28:09
<p>Today we want to lift the hood on the world of marriage counseling and look at one particular approach and how it works. If you’ve ever been curious about what happens in the counseling room or are considering counseling there’s a lot more to it than you might think! The Mystery of Marriage Counseling The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/marriage-counselling-works/">How Marriage Counselling Works</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2018
170: So Your Spouse Has Mental Health Problems
23:53
<p>I am excited about this episode today. We all dread mental health issues but today you’ll find out that there is a lot of hope for marriages where one spouse has significant mental health problems. Mental health is a huge problem that affects millions of people around the world. Disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/spouse-mental-health-problems/">So Your Spouse Has Mental Health Problems</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 31, 2018
169: How To Be A More Grateful Spouse
19:25
<p>When you become aware and appreciative of that which is valuable and meaningful, that is called gratitude. Gratitude needs to be expressed, and what we notice in our marriage is that we tend to experience it more than we express it. So we thought we should think more about that. Gratitude is a powerful thing. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-be-a-more-grateful-spouse/">How To Be A More Grateful Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2018
168: Help! My Spouse is a Narcissist!
27:56
<p>We all carry at least a little narcissism in our hearts. We all show a few traits that belie underlying pride and entitlement. But what happens in marriages when narcissism is a defining feature? And how can spouses of narcissists learn best to cope with this issue? Ok let’s get into the topic of narcissism […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/my-spouse-is-a-narcissist/">Help! My Spouse is a Narcissist!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 10, 2018
167: What Makes Christmas Merry for Marriages?
24:09
<p>Merry Christmas!! Or, at least, that’s the way it is supposed to be. But does it always work out that way? Read on and we’ll tell you why it might — or it might not! Christmas is a time for coming together as a family and celebrating. Right? While lots of people probably have very […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/what-makes-christmas-merry-for-marriages/">What Makes Christmas Merry for Marriages?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 20, 2017
166: Pornography and Sex Trafficking
24:18
<p>Today is a difficult episode about the hardcore realities of the pornography industry. How is this marriage related? Well, pornography is a leading cause of divorce nowadays and one of the myths that we need to debunk as we fight this cancer is that viewing porn is a victimless activity. Around 1/2 of marriages have […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/pornography-sex-trafficking/">Pornography and Sex Trafficking</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 13, 2017
165: Loving Your Spouse’s Kids
22:17
<p>Families involving stepparents and step children are always tricky. And yet they’re a very common kind of family unit in today’s society. So how do the marriages look in these blended families? As we look into this we’ll see that a happy marriage and a happy blended family are very closely linked. How Common are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/loving-your-spouses-kids/">Loving Your Spouse’s Kids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2017
164: A Husband’s Guide to Spiritual Leadership
19:53
<p>One of the things I hear a lot of wives calling their husbands out on is spiritual leadership. Even in marriages that aren’t particularly distressed. This isn’t a subject we’ve tackled before so I thought it would be good to look at so that we can give husbands some help on how to move forward […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/husbands-guide-spiritual-leadership/">A Husband’s Guide to Spiritual Leadership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 29, 2017
OYF163: How Pornography Impacts Marriages
25:29
<p>I’ve run across a number of couples lately — mainly younger couples — who are watching X-rated movies or pornography in order to “spice up their sex life”. It is not uncommon in our world to think that pornography has something to offer your marriage, but today, we’re going to take a look at what […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-pornography-impacts-marriages/">How Pornography Impacts Marriages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 22, 2017
Why You Keep Misinterpreting Your Spouse
23:02
<p>You know how sometimes you get so wrapped up in an issue — some kind of disagreement with your spouse — that you really feel like you cannot see the forest for the trees? It’s as if you no longer remember why you were arguing — you are just arguing about the arguing? Today we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/keep-misinterpreting-spouse/">Why You Keep Misinterpreting Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2017
161: Fighting For Your Military Marriage
20:24
<p>A few days after this episode is released is Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day. We wanted to acknowledge our servicemen and women who serve our country and that of our neighbor, the USA, and to thank you for helping make it possible for us to live lives of freedom and meaning. If you’re not a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/fighting-for-your-military-marriage/">Fighting For Your Military Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 08, 2017
OYF160: How Much Foreplay Does Your Wife Really Need?
21:54
<p>We are going to look at foreplay today. But before we do, please be reminded that emotional factors are a much stronger determinant of sexual satisfaction and orgasm frequency than biological or practical factors like sexual frequency and lack of foreplay. So make sure the emotional connection gets most of your focus, and then consider […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-much-foreplay-does-your-wife-need/">How Much Foreplay Does Your Wife Really Need?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 01, 2017
OYF159: What To Do When Your Folks Do Not Like Your Spouse
24:52
<p>What do you do when your family and/or friends do not approve of your spouse? As it turns out, there are a number of strategies to help with this, but the most important is just doing a good job of taking care of your marriage, regardless of what others think. It’s a tough situation to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/when-your-folks-dont-like-your-spouse/">What To Do When Your Folks Do Not Like Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 25, 2017
Announcing our Marriage Cruise!
17:47
<p>How would you like to come on a cruise with us? Registration and bookings for The Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples have just opened! The Marriage Cruise for Smart Couples is a premium marriage retreat, on a deluxe cruise ship, sailing around the Western Caribbean. Ah! What more could one ask for!? (Yes, that is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/announcing-marriage-cruise/">Announcing our Marriage Cruise!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 20, 2017
OYF158: Long Distance Marriage – Do’s and Do Not’s
30:37
<p>Does your marriage involve one spouse working away from home? Or travelling a lot? Maybe you are a military family or you commute to another city for work or do camp work. Let’s talk about some of the challenges and also some ideas to make the most of this situation! It can be tough being […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/long-distance-marriage-dos-nots/">Long Distance Marriage – Do’s and Do Not’s</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 18, 2017
OYF157: How to Beat Empty Nest Syndrome
22:26
<p>At that moment the final child leaves the family home, you and your spouse go through a transition from parenting to empty nesters. For some, perhaps wives more than husbands, this is almost like postpartum depression as you are confronted with the grief that comes from a loss of a major stage in your life. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/beat-empty-nest-syndrome/">How to Beat Empty Nest Syndrome</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 11, 2017
OYF156: What is Trauma Bonding?
30:50
<p>This is not a very well known term: trauma bonding. But if you are in an abusive relationship, or are supporting someone else who is in one, or if you experienced abuse as a young person then you will find this information to be a vital key in unlocking your recovery journey. The issue of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/what-is-trauma-bonding/">What is Trauma Bonding?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2017
OYF155: How Does Wealth Affect Marriage?
20:18
<p>I don’t know about you, but for me it’s easy to fall into the “if…then” trap when it comes to money. If we had an extra 400 dollars a month, then dot dot dot. Or, If we had a 5 bedroom home instead of a 3 bedroom home then dot dot dot. And when we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/wealth-affect-marriage/">How Does Wealth Affect Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 27, 2017
OYF154: Q&A on a Disconnected Marriage and Shared Leisure
19:57
<p>What if you’ve been doing things in your marriage for years that you now realize have really left you disconnected? And yet both of you want to rebuild and recover what you have? Where do you start? Today we’re taking two questions from our wonderful podcast patrons relating to important issues of trust and intimacy. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/qa-disconnected-marriage-shared-leisure/">Q&A on a Disconnected Marriage and Shared Leisure</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 20, 2017
OYF153: Q&A on Boundaries and PISD
25:24
<p>So what if you’re good friends with another couple and the wife there is a little too attentive to your husband? Or, another patron is asking: what if both my spouse and I are experiencing PISD (post infidelity stress disorder)? Today we’re going to be handling two questions from our much-valued patrons of our podcast. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/qa-boundaries-pisd/">Q&A on Boundaries and PISD</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2017
OYF152: Do I Have to Care About My Spouse’s Hobbies?
21:53
<p>This is a question that comes up more often than I would have expected. We’ll address this issue of shared interests but at the end of the post I am going to go a whole layer deeper and tell you what really matters for couples that are focusing on this issue. Some couples seem to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/care-spouses-hobbies/">Do I Have to Care About My Spouse’s Hobbies?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 06, 2017
OYF151: Dealing with Age Difference in Marriage
19:47
<p>What about age difference in marriage? If you marry someone who is quite a bit older than you, does this make your marriage experience different from the experience of couples who are similar in age? Let’s find out! If you’re struggling with your marriage and maybe wondering if the age difference— which is not something […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/age-difference-in-marriage/">Dealing with Age Difference in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2017
OYF150: Creating Purpose in Your Marriage
22:32
<p>Purpose and meaning. This is that deeper layer in marriage where you get to explore the meaning of having been brought together as a couple. And, how you want to impact the world. How you want to create legacy: the value that you leave behind as your life comes to a close. Everyone wants to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/creating-purpose-in-your-marriage/">Creating Purpose in Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2017
OYF149: Remarriage After Bereavement
29:06
<p>Remarriage after bereavement. Maybe I get a little selfish and hope that I’ll never have to face the loss of a spouse. When I’m feeling more noble and altruistic, I hope my spouse will never have to face it. But regardless, nearly 100% of couples face the loss of their significant other during their lifetime. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/remarriage-after-bereavement/">Remarriage After Bereavement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 16, 2017
OYF148: Help! My Spouse is a Perfectionist!
34:06
<p>Perfectionism is not too far from any of our hearts. Certainly anyone who is on Facebook or Instagram knows that we, just like everybody else, tend to present the perfect image of ourselves on these channels. But: we want to ask the question, how does this affect our marriage? The topic of perfectionism was suggested […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/my-spouse-is-a-perfectionist/">Help! My Spouse is a Perfectionist!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 09, 2017
OYF147: Am I a Sex Addict?
26:32
<p>I recently completed 4 and a half days of training on the assessment and treatment of sex addiction. You might be thinking “I’m not a sex addict so this isn’t relevant”, but I’d encourage you to listen to this week’s podcast regardless because we’ll also talk a lot about what healthy sexuality looks like in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/am-i-a-sex-addict/">Am I a Sex Addict?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 02, 2017
OYF146: Learn to Date Your Spouse Again
29:21
<p>In our previous show we talked about the neuroscience of romantic love. Today we’re going to address the behavioral side of things to help you rekindle the passion in your marriage. Dating can be one of the most exciting times in any relationship: it’s when you’re constantly thinking about each other, finding out so much […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/learn-to-date-your-spouse-again/">Learn to Date Your Spouse Again</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 26, 2017
OYF145: The Neuroscience of Dating (Your Spouse)
21:44
<p>Who knew your brain was doing so much when you were falling in love? Well we want to help you fall in love again (or, more deeply) by helping you get those brain circuits working in support of keeping the romance in your marriage! When most people talk about love over the course of a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-neuroscience-of-dating-your-spouse/">The Neuroscience of Dating (Your Spouse)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 19, 2017
OYF144: Is Fear Wrecking Your Marriage?
30:06
<p>Fear is a frightening thing. In marriage, it is usually an invisible force. Like the winds of a storm: invisible itself but threatening and destructive. However, fear is always extinguished by the steady flame of committed love. I think we all carry some fear in our hearts, at some level. In fact, I would go […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/is-fear-wrecking-marriage/">Is Fear Wrecking Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 12, 2017
OYF143: When Introverts Marry Extroverts
27:51
<p>This one should be fun to look at as Verlynda and I personally sit on opposite sides of the field on this issue! But, as it turns out, there may even be some hope for folks like us! It’s a classic scenario: you’ve got a free evening and one of you wants to go and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/when-introverts-marry-extroverts/">When Introverts Marry Extroverts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 05, 2017
OYF142: How Does Menopause Affect Marriage?
19:45
<p>Now menopause isn’t something that I’m likely to experience but it is something that half of you are going to go through, or have gone through, and the other half will observe. And since it’s going to impact your marriage, we might as well be smart people and make sure we’re prepared for it! Menopause […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-menopause-affects-marriage/">How Does Menopause Affect Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 28, 2017
OYF141: How to Porn-Proof Your Marriage
27:04
<p>Suggesting that it is possible to porn-proof your marriage may appear to be preposterous. Porn is so prevalent in 2017 that it may be simply impossible to prevent yourself seeing and coming into contact with pornography. However, what if you could build a marriage relationship and a shared worldview where pornography was not even attractive? […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/porn-proof-marriage/">How to Porn-Proof Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 21, 2017
OYF140: Is It Even Possible to Have a Happy Marriage?
18:09
<p>Marriage can have some really, really tough times — maybe you’re in that mode right now — and have been for a while. You wonder: is this all there is? Does anyone really enjoy this? Or maybe your marriage is not horrible but it’s only just tolerable. Maybe steady but dull. You’re wondering if there’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/is-it-even-possible-to-have-a-happy-marriage/">Is It Even Possible to Have a Happy Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 14, 2017
OYF139: The Essentials of a Successful Cross-Cultural Marriage
19:43
<p>One of the benefits of being a patron of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People is that you’re given the opportunity to request topics. One of our patrons asked us to address cross-cultural or inter-racial marriages. It’s an interesting area, with research showing that there are some common difficulties inter-racial couples face, as well as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/essentials-successful-cross-cultural-marriage/">The Essentials of a Successful Cross-Cultural Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 07, 2017
OYF138: Can You Fix Your Marriage Without Dredging Up The Past?
31:50
<p>This is a great question! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just leave all the past behind, turn over a new leaf, and start afresh?  Most couples have problems and difficulties that they’ve been through and are trying to put behind them. Some of you might even have serious issues in your past that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/can-you-fix-marriage-without-dredging-up-the-past/">Can You Fix Your Marriage Without Dredging Up The Past?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 31, 2017
OYF137: How Much PDA is OK?
26:43
<p>When it comes to PDA, or public displays of affection, what are you comfortable with? Holding hands? A light kiss? How about a passionate kiss at sunset on the end of pier somewhere in Florida? Or is that starting to get gag-worthy?  PDA is often a touchy subject in married couples (pun intended — my […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-much-pda-is-ok/">How Much PDA is OK?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 24, 2017
OYF136: Why a Fair Division of Labor is Important in Marriage
30:22
<p>Well, this should be a fun subject! There are a lot of factors that go into how household chores gets divided up between husband and wife, and today we want to give you guidance as to how to do that without creating any unnecessary conflict or resentment. Have you and your spouse ever had an […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/fair-division-labor-important-marriage/">Why a Fair Division of Labor is Important in Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 17, 2017
OYF135: A Marriage Survival Guide for Parents with Toddlers
25:58
<p>Maybe today find yourself in that crazy busy time of life: raising toddlers. It’s that endless flow of diapers, trying to get kids to sleep properly, picky eating, piles of laundry, their boundless energy and so on and so forth. The question is: how do you even begin to create time and energy for your […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/marriage-survival-guide-parents-toddlers/">A Marriage Survival Guide for Parents with Toddlers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 10, 2017
OYF134: 2 Questions To Think About Before You End Your Marriage
30:06
<p>What do you do when you marriage is absolutely at the end of the road? Is divorce your only option? Does separation ever help couples reconcile? And is there ever such a thing as a marriage that’s beyond recovery? I’ve had a number of individuals reach out to me lately through our website saying that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/2-questions-to-think-about-before-you-end-your-marriage/">2 Questions To Think About Before You End Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 03, 2017
OYF133: My Husband Is Not an Emotional Guy
22:36
<p>If I had a dollar every time a husband told me he wasn’t a very emotional guy, I’d be retired by now. But hey, I’m not judging. I used to think the same thing. Turns out: it’s pure bunkum. And it’s messing up your marriage too. It’s definitely a very commonly held view that women […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/my-husband-is-not-emotional-guy/">My Husband Is Not an Emotional Guy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 26, 2017
OYF132: Why Every Couple Needs to Pray Together
24:37
<p>So for a long time I thought praying together was just a nice thing to do. It was one of those optional, lets-do-this-if-we-remember kind of things. But with time, my perspective on this has shifted. A lot. Regular readers of the blog will know that we offer sound, research-based advice, as well as speaking from […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/every-couple-needs-to-pray-together/">Why Every Couple Needs to Pray Together</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 19, 2017
OYF131: What To Do When You’ve Just Discovered Your Husband’s Porn Habit
42:20
<p>This week we’re hitting a very specific moment that is occurring in many marriages; that moment when you discover your husband’s porn habit. The revelation that your husband is addicted to some form of pornography is obviously a huge problem and a real shock to your marriage. But we’re going to look at what the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/when-youve-discovered-your-husbands-porn-habit/">What To Do When You’ve Just Discovered Your Husband’s Porn Habit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 12, 2017
OYF130: The Impact of Trauma on Marital Sexuality
27:15
<p>Did you know that 89% of veterans experiencing PTSD report one or more kinds of sexual dysfunction? And that survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a very common set of negative feelings and beliefs about sex? That’s the bad news. The good news: your marriage can become a place to help heal trauma — even […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/impact-trauma-marital-sexuality/">The Impact of Trauma on Marital Sexuality</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 05, 2017
OYF129: Is Trauma Impacting Your Marriage?
26:18
<p>Do you ever get the sense that an unseen force is at work in your marriage? I’m not going all woo-woo on you here, but what if you could identify that force, understand it, and then use your marriage as a place of healing? If you’ve been through some kind of deeply traumatic experience then […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/trauma-impacting-marriage/">Is Trauma Impacting Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 29, 2017
OYF128: The Best Sex Happens Inside Marriage
23:02
<p>Is this just a Christian myth? Is the idea that the best sex occurs within marriage something that is only believed by church going people? What does the research say? If you’re struggling with your sex life we offer sound, research-based advice, and today, hope for a constantly improving sex life too. Today we’re going to be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/best-sex-happens-inside-marriage/">The Best Sex Happens Inside Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 22, 2017
OYF127: Why You’re Using the Love Languages All Wrong
28:16
<p>I was originally thinking of coming up with an inflammatory title for this post like “Chapman’s Love Languages Debunked” because that makes for good clickbait on the internet! But this is The Marriage Podcast for Smart People and I figured, well, smart people are going to see that I’m just trying to create hype. And […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/you-are-using-the-love-languages-wrong/">Why You’re Using the Love Languages All Wrong</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 15, 2017
OYF126: Post Infidelity Stress Disorder
24:58
<p>How would you react if you found out that your spouse was cheating on you? No doubt it would be a severe shock and you would find yourself filled with anger, surprise, sorrow and all kinds of other emotions. In fact research shows that the effect of discovering infidelity is so severe it can be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/post-infidelity-stress-disorder/">Post Infidelity Stress Disorder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 08, 2017
OYF125: When to Leave (or Stay In) an Abusive Marriage [3 of 3]
27:42
<p>Today’s episode is twice the challenge: we’re dealing with the difficult subject of abuse in marriage but we’re also talking about when to leave a marriage too, which, under normal circumstances, is contrary to our personal values and our mission to help save marriages. So read carefully and thoughtfully as we navigate this very difficult […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/when-to-leave-an-abusive-marriage/">When to Leave (or Stay In) an Abusive Marriage [3 of 3]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 22, 2017
OYF124: Can Abusive Husbands Change? [2 of 3]
32:30
<p>Will the abuse get better? Or is it going to stay the same? Abuse is deeply rooted in belief systems and so we want to talk about recovery rates and how to figure out if you might consider sticking things out or if there is no hope for your husband.   Today we’re going to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/can-abusive-husbands-change/">Can Abusive Husbands Change? [2 of 3]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 15, 2017
OYF123: Is My Husband Abusive? [1 of 3]
26:09
<p>Abuse is such a tough situation. We want to speak to all the brave wives out there who are putting on the mask every Sunday and acting like things are OK when every week you live through a cycle of walking on eggshells, explosions, the honeymoon stage and then starting all over again. But abuse isn’t […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/is-my-husband-abusive/">Is My Husband Abusive? [1 of 3]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 08, 2017
OYF122: Stop Bottling Up Stuff In Your Marriage
24:25
<p>I find it’s pretty easy to avoid conflict. I kind of stockpile the issues until it gets really big and then I feel like I’m ready to talk. But the irony is: that’s actually when I’m least ready to talk. As soon as I open my mouth I know it’s not going to go well. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/stop-bottling-up-stuff-in-marriage/">Stop Bottling Up Stuff In Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 01, 2017
OYF121: Emotional Intimacy is the Key to Great Sex
37:18
<p>What do you do when you want to spice up your sex life? We usually start thinking about new positions, or lingerie, or maybe traveling to some exotic location with our spouse. Physical things. But what if the key to great sex was found in a completely different dimension? Sexual Experience Types & Attachment The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/emotional-intimacy-is-the-key-to-great-sex/">Emotional Intimacy is the Key to Great Sex</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 25, 2017
OYF120: Overcoming Infidelity: 30 Days to Recovery
21:33
<p>Has infidelity impacted your marriage? Do you feel like you need guidance through recovery and rebuilding your marriage? A few months ago we ran a 15 Day Marriage Challenge and were absolutely stunned by the number of people going through that process who were dealing with betrayal in the form of an affair or infidelity. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/overcoming-infidelity-30-days-recovery/">Overcoming Infidelity: 30 Days to Recovery</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 12, 2016
OYF119: Why You Can’t Trust Your Spouse
28:06
<p>Do you ever wonder why you can’t trust your spouse? Especially when you think you should be able to? Before we start, we want to make it clear who this episode is for because it may not be immediately apparent from the title. We’re speaking to men and women who are struggling to trust their […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/cant-trust-spouse/">Why You Can’t Trust Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 05, 2016
OYF118: What to Talk About on Your Next Date
24:37
<p>Even if you’re happily married you might find dates with your spouse kind of awkward sometimes. What do you talk about? I know we struggle at times to have an easy flow of conversation, too. I don’t know what it is about dates that make it difficult to know what to talk about. Sometimes we’re […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/talk-next-date/">What to Talk About on Your Next Date</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 28, 2016
OYF117: How to Appreciate Your Spouse
23:14
<p>Maybe your spouse has complained to you that he or she just doesn’t feel appreciated. Well, let’s just take that at face value today and work on this whole appreciation thing. It can only help, right? One of my favorite Bible verses is: “You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-appreciate-your-spouse/">How to Appreciate Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 21, 2016
OYF116: Your Marriage Needs an Intimacy Checkup
25:36
<p>Intimacy is one of the deepest needs of the human heart. We all crave it and we all enjoy it when we experience it in our marriages. Today, you need to pause and consider how you’re doing on the intimacy in your marriage. We experience and express intimacy in different ways, so think of this […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/marriage-needs-intimacy-checkup/">Your Marriage Needs an Intimacy Checkup</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 14, 2016
OYF115: So You Stayed Married Just for the Kids’ Sake, Now What?
29:44
<p>What happens if your marriage really hasn’t been that great but you’ve been sticking it out for the kids, or for some other reason. Let’s say the reason you’ve been sticking it out is no longer relevant… Now what? If the purpose for staying married is no longer relevant, is your marriage toast? Or can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/stayed-married-just-kids-sake-now/">So You Stayed Married Just for the Kids’ Sake, Now What?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 07, 2016
Q&A008: I Want To Fix Our Marriage and He Doesn’t. Now What?
13:08
<p>Here’s today’s question: “Background: I grew up in an abusive home (my father is an addict and a bully, but my mother never reported his abuse to authorities or tried to explain that what he was doing was wrong- we just pretended that nothing had happened afterwards) and my husband grew up in a home […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/want-fix-marriage-doesnt-now/">I Want To Fix Our Marriage and He Doesn’t. Now What?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 31, 2016
QA007: My Spouse is Flaunting Him/Herself on Social Media
14:53
<p>A listener wrote in with the question: “How do you set boundaries with social media? What’s acceptable to keep the marriage from the pressures of the world. For example: One spouse doesn’t like revealing pictures put out and the other is getting physically fit and feeling the need to parade?” Listen to the podcast for Caleb’s […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/spouse-flaunting-himherself-social-media/">My Spouse is Flaunting Him/Herself on Social Media</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 24, 2016
QA006 Extreme Sex Drive and Infidelity From Testosterone Therapy?
15:43
<p>This week, we have a question from one of our audience members who wanted clarity on her expectations around side effects of her husband’s testosterone therapy. “What experience do you have with testosterone therapy for men? I believe part of the cause of my husbands infidelity is due to to much testosterone pellets and an […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/extreme-sex-drive-infidelity-testosterone-therapy/">Extreme Sex Drive and Infidelity From Testosterone Therapy?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 17, 2016
Q&A005: After Infidelity, How Do I Trust My Husband Again?
14:10
<p>This week, Caleb answers a very touching question from Betty*, one of our email subscribers. She asked, “I responded a few months ago, rather aggressively, may I add, to your husband’s question. And of course, he graciously responded with a question that pierced through my pain and frustration and found my heart. He asked,” Do […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/infidelity-trust-husband/">After Infidelity, How Do I Trust My Husband Again?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 10, 2016
QA004: If My Husband is a Sex Addict, Should I Divorce Him?
18:18
<p>Peggy* wrote in to ask about sexual addiction and its effects on marriage. She writes, “Verlynda, First, I think your plans for traveling for a year sounds awesome!  What an exciting adventure to undertake.  Your family will be in my prayers that you will only experience slight bumps in the road and have a wonderful […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/husband-sex-addict-divorce/">If My Husband is a Sex Addict, Should I Divorce Him?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 03, 2016
QA003: My Husband’s Sexual History Is Affecting Our Intimacy
21:00
<p>Today we have a question from one of our audience members who is asking for help to overcome some significant mental barriers around her husband’s sexual history. Hi, I have a question.  I got married just recently and much later in life…around 40 years old.  I was a virgin when I got married. My husband […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/my-husbands-sexual-history-is-affecting-our-intimacy/">My Husband’s Sexual History Is Affecting Our Intimacy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 27, 2016
QA2 My Wife Won’t Stop the Affair. How Do I Save My Marriage?
20:52
<p>Jason* wrote in to say: “First all, huge thanks for what you are doing. My marriage is still in trouble, and it’s even getting worse and worse. But thanks to your podcasts, I’m more ready to forgive and to accept my wife after her infidelity disclosure. The question is as follows. How do I fight […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/wife-wont-stop-affair-save-marriage/">My Wife Won’t Stop the Affair. How Do I Save My Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 20, 2016
Q&A001: How Can I Help My Wife Be More Trusting?
14:22
<p>Joshua* writes: My wife and I started dating, got married the next year, had our first child a year later, and then our second child the following year. Around the same time as our second child was born, an ex-girlfriend texted me. Conversations started as just “Hey, how’s life?” but quickly escalated to sexting as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/help-my-wife-be-more-trusting/">How Can I Help My Wife Be More Trusting?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 13, 2016
OYF114: Hectic Life + Happily Married: Is It Possible?
20:16
<p>The common perception is that you can be super busy OR happily married. What we wanted to know is if you could be super busy AND happily married. Do you need to change your lifestyles, or are you good to go? No pressure! A lot of research and marriage advice points to the importance of spending […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf114-hectic-life-happily-married-possible/">Hectic Life + Happily Married: Is It Possible?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 06, 2016
OYF113: If Your Spouse Is Too Jealous
27:08
<p>Jealousy. This can drive some people absolutely nuts – and their spouse feels completely justified. It’s a real conundrum. And it’s particularly worse when the jealous spouse has had prior reason to become jealous — a betrayal has occurred. What does a person do? Healthy And Unhealthy Forms of Jealousy. Research shows that jealousy can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/if-your-spouse-is-too-jealous/">If Your Spouse Is Too Jealous</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 29, 2016
OYF112: Find Yourself in a Roommate Marriage?
25:29
<p>If your marriage is sexless, there is a way back to rekindling intimacy. It’s not easy, but it might not be as impossible as you think, either! We’ll help you understand some potential causes and then give you some direction to start point your marriage relationship back towards the wonder and joy of sex. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/in-a-sexless-marriage/">Find Yourself in a Roommate Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 22, 2016
OYF111: Is My Marriage Beyond Recovery?
23:59
<p>We know for some of you, this episode is going to be a tough one. We’re going to speak the truth in love because we’re committed to integrity, but at the same time we want to give you hope because this IS hope, and recovery of your marriage IS possible. If you’re at the point […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/marriage-beyond-recovery/">Is My Marriage Beyond Recovery?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 15, 2016
OYF110: Why You’re Not Getting Enough Sex and What To Do About It
26:25
<p>If you’re some creepy dude reading this to try to extract more pleasure from your wife – go away. This is not about exploitation. But, if you’re a husband or wife who wants more physical intimacy, and you’re committed to the growth and overall health of your marriage, then you’re in the right spot. This […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/youre-not-getting-enough-sex/">Why You’re Not Getting Enough Sex and What To Do About It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 08, 2016
OYF109: 10 Sure-Fire Ways To Make Time For Each Other in a Crazy Busy Marriage
23:28
<p>Life is super busy. We get that. Rather than focussing on the hopelessness of the ‘busy’ problem, why not take the time you do have and make the most of it? Here are 10 sure-fire ways to make time for each other in a crazy busy marriage. These are not things that will ADD to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/10-sure-fire-ways-make-time-crazy-busy-marriage/">10 Sure-Fire Ways To Make Time For Each Other in a Crazy Busy Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 01, 2016
OYF108: How to Create More Intimacy in Your Marriage
19:50
<p>If you really want to build more intimacy in your marriage – and who wouldn’t??? – here are four ways to do that. Take the time to hear, and digest this. 1st Way to Build Intimacy: Intimacy is Built Through Disclosure and Responsiveness Given that intimacy itself is purely emotional, let’s put a nice, sterile […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/create-intimacy-marriage/">How to Create More Intimacy in Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 25, 2016
OYF107: Codependency in Marriage: What It Is and What To Do About It
28:52
<p>Codependency is a term that gets thrown around a lot. What’s a little freaky about it is that we all have a touch of this in our lives. We’re not here to put people in buckets, but to help you make sense of the world around you. If codependency is part of your world, here […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/codependency-in-marriage-what-it-is-and-what-to-do-about-it/">Codependency in Marriage: What It Is and What To Do About It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 18, 2016
OYF106: What To Do When Your Spouse Offends You
28:42
<p>So, your spouse just blew it. Again! How can you move from the place of being offended – and maybe feeling like a victim – to feeling like you’ve moved the dial on your marriage in a positive direction? We’ve all been in that situation where we’ve been offended by our spouse – when what […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/what-to-do-when-your-spouse-offends-you/">What To Do When Your Spouse Offends You</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 11, 2016
OYF105: 3 Things To Talk About Every Day
21:03
<p>Talking to each other seems like a pretty obvious topic, right? But, how many times have I asked Caleb, about a couple we’re working with, “Do they not talk???” This is a really fundamental issue that we see in most marriages we help. Folks are simply not having the basic day-to-day conversations they need to, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/3-things-talk-every-day/">3 Things To Talk About Every Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 04, 2016
OYF104: How to Recover From Betrayal
31:09
<p>Betrayal is such a ground-shaking event. Probably because it so deeply challenges your beliefs about someone incredibly significant in your life, and that, in turn, challenges your beliefs about yourself. So: what does the road forward, after betrayal, look like? Unfortunately, betrayal is a journey that every couple goes through at one time or another. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-recover-from-betrayal/">How to Recover From Betrayal</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 27, 2016
OYF103: Fight The Problem – Not Each Other!
26:01
<p>Conflict can be such a painful, frustrating experience. Is it really possible to turn conflict into an opportunity to grow closer rather than it being a catalyst to push you further apart? Both Caleb and the research think it’s possible! This topic was spawned by the question, “How can we do conflict as if we’re […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/fight-problem-not/">Fight The Problem – Not Each Other!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 20, 2016
OYF102: 3 Essential Principles for Successful In-Law Relationships
30:57
<p>The definition of mixed feelings: Watching your mother-in-law drive off a cliff in your brand new car. Ha ha ha. We all joke about the infamous mother-in-law, but life with her doesn’t actually have to be so terrible. Here are three ideas for how to structure your relationship, as a couple, with your parents and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/3-essential-principles-successful-inlaw-relationships/">3 Essential Principles for Successful In-Law Relationships</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 13, 2016
OYF101: Always Fighting About the Kids?
30:18
<p>On the Marriage Podcast for Smart People we don’t often talk about parenting. But when it’s impacting your marriage, then it’s our business! Fighting over kids, or parenting issues, is a very common source of marital conflict. It’s common, but it’s also really frustrating and it can be a tough rut to get out of. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/always-fighting-kids/">Always Fighting About the Kids?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 06, 2016
OYF100: 100 Episodes of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People!
18:08
<p>Episode #100! Wahoo!!! Normally we focus on real-world, research-based strategies to help your marriage. Today, we’re mostly just going to stop and reflect on our podcast and www.onlyyouforever.com and talk a little about our future plans.   But, this being the marriage podcast for smart people, hosted by a research-guru…we couldn’t have no research! So […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/100-episodes-marriage-podcast-smart-people/">100 Episodes of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 30, 2016
OYF099: Making Time For Your Spouse: 2 Strategies That Actually Work
25:00
<p>Why does it seem to be so difficult to create time to spend together? We all want to spend more time with our spouse and do more together, but so often it doesn’t fit into the schedule and we don’t quite get a round to doing it. Sometimes the truth hurts. Today we’re going to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/making-time-spouse-2-strategies-actually-work/">Making Time For Your Spouse: 2 Strategies That Actually Work</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 23, 2016
OYF098: Phone Addiction is the New Alcoholism
30:04
<p>My cousins boss and the boss’ wife went fishing one day. It was the first time in a long time they were doing something together rather than him working and being on the phone ALL day. Apparently his phone rang so he answered it (which fellows, was the wrong thing to do!), so his wife […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/phone-addiction-new-alcoholism/">Phone Addiction is the New Alcoholism</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 16, 2016
OYF097: Do Opposites Attract? Here’s the Research
25:59
<p>Sometimes we ask more philosophical questions about the future of our marriages. One of those is that age-old question, do opposites attract? It turns out they do – and they don’t… How confusing is that!   The research actually seems very contradictory over the whole opposites/similarities thing until you start to pull it apart carefully. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/opposites-attract-heres-research/">Do Opposites Attract? Here’s the Research</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 09, 2016
OYF096: Why Christian Couples Feel Guilty About Sex
28:23
<p>Not every Christian couple feels guilty about sex, but a surprising number do. In fact, we’ve even been asked the question, “I’m married now, but I really, really look forward to and enjoy sex with my husband. Is that OK or is there something wrong with that?” To give you some context here, our moral […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/why-christian-couples-feel-guilty-about-sex/">Why Christian Couples Feel Guilty About Sex</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 02, 2016
OYF095: Power Struggles in Marriage: Your Styles May Be the Problem
38:53
<p>Do you ever fight about who does what in marriage? Or, how decisions are made? Who has the most say, or power, or who can make the final call on some decisions? Most of the time these disagreements come down to the model of marriage we hold to: and when that’s different than the model […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/power-struggles-in-marriage-your-styles-may-be-the-problem/">Power Struggles in Marriage: Your Styles May Be the Problem</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 24, 2016
OYF094: The One Thing Every Distressed Marriage is Doing Wrong
28:43
<p>Did you know that some of the very things you do to try to save your distressed marriage are in actual fact destroying it? Seriously. What is even more shocking is that they exist in every marriage.   One of those things that we see everyday is called the pursue-withdraw cycle. Very simply, you have: […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/one-thing-every-distressed-marriage-doing-wrong/">The One Thing Every Distressed Marriage is Doing Wrong</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 17, 2016
OYF093: Sex Drive – Differences Can Be a Problem
32:34
<p>So, you want less sex than your spouse does. Is that a problem? Well, it turns out that’s a question for your spouse. But if it is a problem, today we’re going to help you navigate your way through this delicate issue. Maybe you haven’t heard the terminology ‘low desire versus high desire’. Many marriages […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/sex-drive-differences-can-be-a-problem/">Sex Drive – Differences Can Be a Problem</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 10, 2016
OYF092: What To Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To Work On The Marriage
26:08
<p>What do you do when you want to fix your marriage and your spouse doesn’t think there’s a problem? Or maybe sees the problem but refuses to work on it?   This is a really tough situation to be in where you are really worried about your marriage but your spouse isn’t on board – […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/what-do-when-spouse-doesnt-want-work-on-marriage/">What To Do When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To Work On The Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 03, 2016
OYF091: How To Support Your Spouse During Hard Times
25:22
<p>Nobody is exempt from hard times. Sometimes we get hit as a couple and other times it is really just our spouse that bears the brunt of the burden. How can you draw alongside and support your spouse during those hard times?   There is this innate advantage to being a couple in that we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-support-your-spouse-during-hard-times/">How To Support Your Spouse During Hard Times</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 27, 2016
OYF090: Social Media is Destroying Your Marriage
38:15
<p>We had a couple people reach out and mention how they got into emotional affairs on Facebook – and almost into physical affairs. They really freaked themselves out and it’s thrown a real wrench into their marriage but they’re working on things now. While we’re not anti social media, it’s time to realize the huge […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/social-media-is-destroying-your-marriage/">Social Media is Destroying Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 20, 2016
OYF089: How to Ramp Up Positivity in Your Marriage
29:24
<p>The difference between negativity and positivity in marriage is the difference between a marriage filled with nagging, complaining, and criticism versus a marriage that is filled with affirmation, gratitude, and positive emotions.   Let’s look at how negativity can be damaging to our marriages and then look at some specific strategies for bringing positivity into […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-ramp-up-positivity-in-your-marriage/">How to Ramp Up Positivity in Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 13, 2016
OYF088B: How Body Image Issues Can Ruin Your Sex Life – Part 2
19:46
<p>This is Part 2 of the series on Body Image and Sexual Functioning. If you have not read the first part, do so here. In the first half of this topic we talked about the impact of social media, culture and pornography on self-image and sexual self-consciousness. Today we talk about how you can help […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/body-image-and-sexual-functioning-part-2/">How Body Image Issues Can Ruin Your Sex Life – Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 07, 2016
OYF088A: How Body Image Issues Can Ruin Your Sex Life – Part 1
20:25
<p>Body image and sex….  a super sensitive topic for a lot of people. We’ll try to be gentle, but we’ll also be challenging you to do some serious thinking about your self-image and the expectations you’re bringing to your sexual intimacy.   This is a really stressful topic, and guys walk on eggshells around it. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/body-image-and-sexual-functioning/">How Body Image Issues Can Ruin Your Sex Life – Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 05, 2016
OYF087: Self-Care Is Marriage Care
22:56
<p>So, we all know the old saying, “You can’t change your spouse, you can only change yourself”. Well, apparently that saying isn’t 100% true. You can actually leverage your self-care to feel better about yourself and consequently, improve the well being of your marriage.   Self-care is integral to the health of our marriages. There […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/self-care-is-marriage-care/">Self-Care Is Marriage Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 16, 2015
OYF086: Respect vs. Contempt – Heart of Marriage Series (5 of 5)
25:38
<p>Respect. We all want it, and we don’t want any exceptions – but we all know how easy we can turn it off and get our ugly on when things aren’t going our way! Respect is on the decline, generally, in our culture, but one of the most important places we can show respect is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/respect-vs-contempt-heart-of-marriage-series-5-of-5/">Respect vs. Contempt – Heart of Marriage Series (5 of 5)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 09, 2015
OYF085: Sacrifice vs. Entitlement – Heart of Marriage Series (4 of 5)
31:06
<p>It’s easy to feel entitled to certain rights and benefits from our marriages. That entitlement always seems to be there but is never helpful in creating a great marriage. Take hope though,  there is a better way – it’s called sacrifice.   Gary Thomas’ book “Sacred Marriage” speaks to this when he asks the question, ‘What if […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/sacrifice-vs-entitlement-heart-of-marriage-series-4-of-5/">Sacrifice vs. Entitlement – Heart of Marriage Series (4 of 5)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 02, 2015
OYF084: Loneliness vs. Intimacy – Heart of Marriage Series (3 of 5)
20:23
<p>This is a big question. Are you lonely in your marriage? That is not a fun place to be, but there is good news – growing your intimacy can expel loneliness from your marriage and stop it from creeping back in. There is a bit of a chain reaction when it comes to loneliness in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/loneliness-vs-intimacy-heart-of-marriage-series-3-of-5/">Loneliness vs. Intimacy – Heart of Marriage Series (3 of 5)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 25, 2015
OYF083: Acceptance vs. Rejection – Heart of Marriage Series (2 of 5)
30:19
<p>It’s not rocket science to know that rejecting your spouse is a really, really painful thing to do. But, think about the opposite for a moment: if I asked you to sit down and list the things you do regularly to communicate your unconditional acceptance of your spouse: how long would that list be?   […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/acceptance-vs-rejection-heart-of-marriage-series-2-of-5/">Acceptance vs. Rejection – Heart of Marriage Series (2 of 5)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 18, 2015
OYF082: Commitment vs. Abandonment – Heart of Marriage Series (1 of 5)
24:22
<p>There are some things you can do without in marriage – and still have a pretty good marriage. Commitment is NOT one of those things. It is foundational. If you don’t have it, your marriage is toast. But, the good news is, even if you don’t have it right now, you can choose to be […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/commitment-vs-abandonment-heart-of-marriage-series-1-of-5/">Commitment vs. Abandonment – Heart of Marriage Series (1 of 5)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 11, 2015
OYF081: Who Wears The Pants In Your Marriage?
25:13
<p>This is the second part of a topic that’s pretty common and can be pretty difficult for a lot of couples. It’s really just the idea that the wife is running the marriage and family and the husband is the breadwinner but not really engaged or involved as much as they would like him to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/who-wears-the-pants-in-your-marriage/">Who Wears The Pants In Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 04, 2015
OYF080: Husband Doesn’t Help With The Kids? It Could Be Your Fault!
24:55
<p>Are you sick and tired of having to do everything? And your husband just doesn’t carry the load? And – on top of that – when you try to talk about it, you guys just end up fighting! No fun, hey?   Sometimes we even hear wives describe their husband as another one of the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/husband-doesnt-help-with-the-kids-it-could-be-your-fault/">Husband Doesn’t Help With The Kids? It Could Be Your Fault!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 28, 2015
OYF079: How To Help Your Spouse’s Anxiety
17:48
<p>If you’re living with another human being in this wonderful institution called marriage, then there is a good chance that at some point in your experience as a couple, your spouse is going to experience anxiety. I’ve seen this over and over and believe me, some couples handle it much better than others. Here are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-help-your-spouses-anxiety/">How To Help Your Spouse’s Anxiety</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 21, 2015
OYF078: How To Rebuild Your Marriage After An Affair
24:02
<p>Perhaps you’ve never gone through an affair in your marriage. Or perhaps you have. Have you ever felt the gut wrenching kick to your heart, or spent sleepless nights wondering where he is or what he’s doing? Or maybe you’re completely numb and not feeling anything anymore… There is nothing quite like the pain of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-rebuild-your-marriage-after-an-affair/">How To Rebuild Your Marriage After An Affair</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 14, 2015
OYF077: Parenting For The Benefit Of Your Marriage
17:46
<p>It is a well-researched fact that having a baby usually has a negative impact on your marital satisfaction. Let’s look at the whole early parenting thing and draw out some important lessons for married couples who are parents or about to become parents. As you transition into parenthood, you’ll want to have some pretty specific […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/parenting-for-benefit-of-your-marriage/">Parenting For The Benefit Of Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 07, 2015
OYF076: Religiosity Won’t Help Your Marriage
19:16
<p>We had this idea that we were trying to figure out. If you get really fanatical about church and ministry, does that form a point for your marriage to rally around? Or does that investment come at the expense of your marriage? This is, in part, prompted by the observation that a lot of highly […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/religiosity-wont-help-your-marriage/">Religiosity Won’t Help Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 30, 2015
OYF075: Talk About It Sooner Before It’s a Big Deal
23:49
<p>Do you ever NOT deal with something between you and your spouse, hoping it will just blow over or that it’s a passing issue? And perhaps life does sail smoothly for a while and then later, BOOM, it comes backs to bite you!? Making it a principle in your marriage to talk about issues sooner […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/talk-about-it-sooner-before-its-a-big-deal/">Talk About It Sooner Before It’s a Big Deal</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 23, 2015
OYF074: The Three Best Ways to Ruin Your Husband’s Day
19:34
<p>Ouch, these were painful for me, as a wife, to find out. I don’t even want to think of the times I’ve done these things… AND didn’t even know if it was painful to Caleb. You know, I went through the 3 Best Ways to Ruin Your Wife’s Day and totally understood EVERY ONE of them. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-three-best-ways-to-ruin-your-husbands-day/">The Three Best Ways to Ruin Your Husband’s Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 16, 2015
OYF073: The Three Best Ways to Ruin Your Wife’s Day
17:37
<p>Obviously, there will be quite a bit of satire in this post and we don’t actually want you to ruin your wife’s day, but the serious part is this: we want to highlight some key gender differences between guys and gals. Perhaps some of you are like Caleb – you came to marriage having been […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/the-three-best-ways-to-ruin-your-wifes-day/">The Three Best Ways to Ruin Your Wife’s Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 09, 2015
OYF072: Don’t Take Your Marriage For Granted: 5 Strategies to Keep Things Fresh
26:00
<p>I take Verlynda for granted sometimes. There’s no escaping the truth. In fact, if you pause for a moment I’m sure you’ll have to admit the same with regards to your spouse. What’s odd is that it happens so subtly. But when I finally clue in, it’s so obvious. Kind of the like the proverbial […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/dont-take-your-marriage-for-granted-5-strategies-to-keep-things-fresh/">Don’t Take Your Marriage For Granted: 5 Strategies to Keep Things Fresh</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 02, 2015
OYF071: Back to School! What About Your Marriage?
8:15
<p>Back to school means a change in routine for many families. Summer holidays are over (or, will be shortly) and once September arrives we’re into a new rhythm. Verlynda and I thought that this adjustment was the perfect opportunity to make sure you prioritize your marriage as you adjust to the new routine.   Back […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/back-to-school-what-about-your-marriage/">Back to School! What About Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 26, 2015
OYF070: Every Couple Needs a Graffiti Tag
5:26
<p>Another quick summer episode here as we take a break from our usual programming. And, contrary to what you might assume from the title, we’re not going to ask you to do anything illegal!   A Graffiti Tag for Your Marriage Our graffiti tag is simple. It just looks like C+V. But we have fun […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/every-couple-needs-a-graffiti-tag/">Every Couple Needs a Graffiti Tag</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 19, 2015
OYF069: Sticky Notes Are The Best Love Notes
8:08
<p>Marriage can seem pretty complicated. There’s scores of websites, hundreds of books and thousands of research articles. And yet folks — perhaps even yourselves – are still struggling. Sticky Notes Are Simple Sometimes it’s nice just to back off from all that complexity. Think simple thoughts. Do simple things. But that make a difference. In […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/sticky-notes-are-the-best-love-notes/">Sticky Notes Are The Best Love Notes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 12, 2015
OYF068: 50 Romantic Text Messages to Send to Your Spouse
10:07
<p>I think that one of the lamest things to do is to break up a relationship by text message. Lame, lame, lame. But you’re married now and looking for a way to keep the flame alive, right? So, today as part of our mini-series of short summer episodes we’re looking at a redemptive use of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/50-romantic-text-messages-to-send-to-your-spouse/">50 Romantic Text Messages to Send to Your Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 05, 2015
OYF067: How To Create and Deliver a Legendary Wedding Speech
7:39
<p>Most wedding speeches are lame. There, I said it. Somebody needed to. We have a lot of listeners tuning into our podcast because they’re getting ready for marriage. If that is you, and if you are the groom in particular, I would like you to heed the advice herein. Epic Wedding Speech-making Your wedding speech […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-create-and-deliver-a-legendary-wedding-speech/">How To Create and Deliver a Legendary Wedding Speech</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 29, 2015
OYF066: Marla Cilley Interview: The FlyLady Helped Our Home and Will Help Yours Too!
55:32
<p>Have you ever been in that place? You know, you come home from work… the house is a mess… you don’t want to be there… you’re yelling at the kids… you’re yelling at your spouse because your environment is a mess but it’s like your inside is a mess and your emotions are a mess […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/marla-cilley-flylady-interview/">Marla Cilley Interview: The FlyLady Helped Our Home and Will Help Yours Too!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 22, 2015
OYF065: How to Rebuild Trust in Your Marriage
24:34
<p>Even if it feels impossible at this moment, I want you to know that it is possible to rebuilt trust, to create safety and to restore intimacy to your marriage. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy or simple. I can’t even promise that your trust will never be broken again. But I am […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-rebuild-trust-in-your-marriage/">How to Rebuild Trust in Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 15, 2015
OYF064: Healthy Marriage Without Good Role Models
19:37
<p>So, what if your parents didn’t have a great marriage? Or, maybe other folks who served as role models in your life haven’t modeled a healthy, thriving marriage? Are you hooped, or is there hope? Let’s figure out if there’s any hope. If you are in this situation of having poor role models, you are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/healthy-marriage-without-good-role-models/">Healthy Marriage Without Good Role Models</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 08, 2015
OYF063: How to Reduce Debt: Part 5
24:13
<p>Because debt reduction is fundamentally a mental issue, not a financial one, this may be a different take on debt reduction that what you might be used to hearing. We’ll give some practical strategies and tactics, but first let’s figure out HOW we think about debt. Finances are a major stressor for most marriages, so […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-reduce-debt-part-5/">How to Reduce Debt: Part 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 01, 2015
OYF062: Budgeting for the Big Stuff (Part 4 of 5)
22:25
<p>Ever get nailed by a surprise bill? Yeah, you knew insurance was due for the year but you thought it wasn’t till next month? This episode is about pain relief! More specifically, relief from the impact of those bigger, occasional, or annual bills. Not only do we need to keep track of our everyday expenses […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/budgeting-for-the-big-stuff-part-4-of-4/">Budgeting for the Big Stuff (Part 4 of 5)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 24, 2015
OYF061: How To Create Your Family Budget (Part 3 of 4)
23:14
<p>Today we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of HOW to create a family budget. We’ve done budgets and had to revisit them. We haven’t always been consistent with keeping a budget with moves and job transitions. But when we are budgeting, the stress in our marriage is much lower! First, let’s clarify what we know from […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-create-your-family-budget-part-3-of-4/">How To Create Your Family Budget (Part 3 of 4)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 17, 2015
OYF060: How To Negotiate A Budget (Part 2 of 4)
26:19
<p>Negotiating a family budget can be a real fire-starter for some couples. We may know we need a budget, and want to live within our means, but the fights that the discussions cause can be so painful, that it’s easier to avoid them. We want to change that today. For Caleb and I, a lot […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-negotiate-a-budget-part-2-of-4/">How To Negotiate A Budget (Part 2 of 4)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 10, 2015
OYF059: Why You Need To Budget (Part 1 of 4)
21:00
<p>Budgeting can feel like such a ball and chain. Why is it such a pain point for so many of us? This is the first article in a mini series on Family Budgeting. Today we make a case for WHY you need to budget. Usually, every relationship has a spender and a saver. Caleb is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/why-you-need-to-budget-part-1-of-4/">Why You Need To Budget (Part 1 of 4)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 03, 2015
OYF058: Couples That Play Together Stay Together
17:58
<p>Life is busy. So busy. But so often we let other people and other things run our schedules and in the process of allowing this to happen: what really matters to us gets bumped. Like time with our spouse…Date nights…Fun nights…Just time to hang out. What can we do to change that? We all hit phases in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/couples-that-play-together-stay-together/">Couples That Play Together Stay Together</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 27, 2015
OYF057: How to Have Your First (or, Best!) Orgasm
24:58
<p>So, we’ve had some listeners reach out with some questions about sex, and more specifically, questions about female orgasm. For most young couples getting married you know that while sex is awesome, it takes a while to develop sexual competence. To give you some great help, we interviewed an expert in the field of sexuality […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-have-your-first-orgasm/">How to Have Your First (or, Best!) Orgasm</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 20, 2015
OYF056: Housework: Who Does the Cleaning Up in Your Marriage?
23:44
<p>We’ve noticed that a lot of marriages take a very traditional approach where all the work HE does is money-earning, and all the work SHE does in unpaid – and usually unacknowledged. So we ask, is this a good thing, or is it a problem? What happens for those wives who take on more and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/housework-who-does-the-cleaning-up-in-your-marriage/">Housework: Who Does the Cleaning Up in Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 13, 2015
OYF055: How to Disagree Without Sinking Your Love Boat
22:20
<p>OK. So you had ANOTHER fight – another disagreement. It’s like, man, are we ever going to stop fighting? Remember, the goal is not achieving zero disagreements, it’s learning to disagree productively!   Caleb and I recently had a disagreement. Caleb told the story in our podcast episode: “So I remember a recent disagreement we had. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-disagree-without-sinking-your-love-boat/">How to Disagree Without Sinking Your Love Boat</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 06, 2015
OYF054: 10 Simple But Powerful Ways to Court Your Spouse In Everyday Moments
23:39
<p>Today we want to give you 10 simple but powerful ways to court your spouse in everyday moments. This isn’t going to be about going out for dinner or going to a movie – not that kind of courting. We’re talking about ways of being together. It’s deeper but still very concrete. Here’s a little […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/10-simple-but-powerful-ways-to-court-your-spouse-in-everyday-moments/">10 Simple But Powerful Ways to Court Your Spouse In Everyday Moments</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 29, 2015
OYF053: Four Reasons Why You Must Do Pre-Marital Coaching
12:29
<p>My own daughter asked me today, “So, why do people do pre-marital counseling?” She’s 13. I’m glad she’s asking. You are likely wondering the same thing if you’re reading this and so I’d like to make a case for it. Not just for my own benefit – I do offer pre-marital counseling/coaching – but for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/four-reasons-why-you-must-do-pre-marital-coaching/">Four Reasons Why You Must Do Pre-Marital Coaching</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 21, 2015
OYF052: 3 Ways To Support Your Spouse When You Disagree
18:27
<p>I know what you’re thinking. Why on earth would I want to support my spouse when we’re fighting? Well, because you want to stay married, that’s why. That’s the “brutally-loving” truth! But, there’s more. It makes fighting productive. Yes. That’s right. I mean it. It actually makes the conflict helpful for your marriage.   Now, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/3-ways-to-support-your-spouse-when-you-disagree/">3 Ways To Support Your Spouse When You Disagree</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 15, 2015
OYF051: Marriage After Your First Child
20:47
<p>I read a comic strip once about pregnancy and childbirth that had the title “Help, my entertainment center is now a juice bar!” While it struck my funny bone, there is so much truth in that statement. We may think that adding our first born to the family will be all hunky-dory, fun and games, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/marriage-after-your-first-child/">Marriage After Your First Child</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 08, 2015
OYF050: It’s Not Always My Fault!
20:21
<p>Do you find yourself always taking the blame for everything? I mean, not so much in the sense that your spouse won’t accept any, but that you just find that YOU blame yourself for everything? Even your spouse thinks you take too much responsibility for things?   Last week we discussed differentiation. Remember, differentiation is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/not-always-my-fault/">It’s Not Always My Fault!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Apr 01, 2015
OYF049: If I Need You, Does That Make Me Needy?
21:10
<p>In marriage, we need to strike a healthy balance between independence and dependence on each other. This is where we sort out the sticky stuff like needing you as my spouse versus just being needy – being an individual without taking away from a sense of ‘us’. Differentiation is a key paradox of healthy marriage and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/if-i-need-you-does-that-make-me-needy/">If I Need You, Does That Make Me Needy?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 25, 2015
OYF048: 10 Tips for Closer Connection
13:23
<p>We live in a quick-fix society. Everything is easy, cheap and disposable. Somehow we’re trained to think about what we get OUT of things, rather than what we can build into them to make them better.   Sometimes marriage can seem complicated. Daily rituals are the little things that can combat the rough areas and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/10-tips-closer-connection/">10 Tips for Closer Connection</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 18, 2015
OYF047: Does Money Affect Your Marriage?
17:39
<p>There is a lot of discussion nowadays in the business world about work-life balance. Today I want to challenge and inspire you to think seriously about your work-marriage balance! Materialism is the excessive desire to acquire and consume material goods. Think about the choices and values you place on material things (things you can buy) […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/does-money-affect-your-marriage/">Does Money Affect Your Marriage?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 11, 2015
OYF046: Touch Her Heart Before You Touch Her Body
12:52
<p>Because of how sexuality is portrayed in media and how we are socialized to perceive it in our culture, I think there’s this perception that arousal is just something you flip the switch on to get things warmed up for sex. In reality though, what happens in the marriage bed starts much earlier, and much […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/touch-her-heart-before-you-touch-her-body/">Touch Her Heart Before You Touch Her Body</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Mar 04, 2015
OYF045: Top 5 Predictors of Marital Success
18:18
<p>What if you could focus on just five things to make sure that your marriage is a success? Relationships can sometimes seem pretty complicated. For this reason, we took a step back to ask the question, “What are the core things that we MUST focus on to make sure we’re on the right track towards […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/top-5-predictors-marital-success/">Top 5 Predictors of Marital Success</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 25, 2015
OYF044: Let It Go or Confront It?
19:53
<p>As I sit here, gazing at a picture of my handsome husband, I am asking myself the question, “Should I talk to him about it? It has been bugging me for a few days… Oh, I know! I’ll just shoot him a text message and hint at it – that’ll work out well!” NOT! I […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/let-it-go-or-confront-it/">Let It Go or Confront It?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 18, 2015
OYF043: Valentine’s Day. Love It or Hate It?
12:35
<p>It’s Valentines Day this weekend! Happy Valentine’s Day! We specialize in marriage and love so we’re supposed to be all enthused about Valentine’s, right!? So, why do we have mixed feelings about it all? First, some history… There is no firm historical record of how Valentine’s Day came to be, but there are a couple […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/valentines-day-love-it-or-hate-it/">Valentine’s Day. Love It or Hate It?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 11, 2015
OYF042: Distraction is Killing Your Marriage
11:34
<p>In 2015, couples are saying that communication is their biggest struggle. Why, when we’ve never had so many ways to communicate and keep in touch as we do now, are people still struggling with this? The research is somewhat ironic. Well, not the research itself, but the fact that the topic of marriage communication was […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/distraction-killing-your-marriage/">Distraction is Killing Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Feb 04, 2015
OYF041: Infidelity Starts Long Before The Affair
14:59
<p>What does faithfulness, or fidelity, mean in your marriage? What does it look like? Are your boundaries strong enough to protect your marriage from an affair?   What got us started down this road of thinking is the observation that you can be in a committed marriage and never have sex outside that marriage for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/infidelity-starts-long-before-affair/">Infidelity Starts Long Before The Affair</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 28, 2015
OYF040: Four Critical Habits to Deepen Your Love
15:47
<p>Ahhh…the science of love. It’s pretty cool that something as amorphous as love can be studied. And even cooler when you find research that identifies the daily habits that catalyze the deepening of love. Withdrawer or Pursuer? Some of the most helpful research on love falls under what is known as Attachment Theory. It’s a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/four-critical-habits-deepen-your-love/">Four Critical Habits to Deepen Your Love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 21, 2015
OYF039: How Are You Enriching Your Marriage This Year?
15:29
<p>One of the things we want to get you thinking about at the very start of this year is what you are going to do, with deliberate purpose, to enrich your marriage this year. Marriage is an easy thing to take for granted. Think for a moment about the things you value most. What do […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-are-you-enriching-your-marriage-this-year/">How Are You Enriching Your Marriage This Year?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 14, 2015
OYF038: Sleep Your Way To A Better Marriage – Shawn Stevenson Interview
34:47
<p>Here’s a fresh thought for fixing or just strengthening your marriage this year: try improving your sleep quality. Really? Yes, really. In this episode of our marriage podcast we interview Shawn Stevens. He is a best-selling author and the creator of the Model Health Show, currently the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast in the world […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/sleep-your-way-to-better-marriage-shawn-stevenson/">Sleep Your Way To A Better Marriage – Shawn Stevenson Interview</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jan 07, 2015
OYF037: Differences in Sexual Desire: A Checklist for Your Marriage
17:09
<p>Sometimes after a long day, you just want to climb in bed and go to sleep… but your spouse has other ideas! Differences in sexual desire are very normal. Usually there is one high desire and one low desire spouse in a marriage – sometimes desires are equal, but not very often. Normally, the husband […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/differences-sexual-desire-checklist-for-your-marriage/">Differences in Sexual Desire: A Checklist for Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 31, 2014
OYF036: How Jesus Almost Grew Up With A Single Mom
9:33
<p>Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and cheer with everybody bubbling over with joy. Sometimes it is, but sometimes it just plain hurts. It’s the time of year when there is so much stress and tension. Maybe you’re alone this year, and there is a lot of grief and pain involved. No […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-jesus-almost-grew-up-with-single-mom/">How Jesus Almost Grew Up With A Single Mom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 24, 2014
OYF035: How To Repair After A Fight
18:11
<p>After a fight, you basically have four options: you can exit the relationship, you can be patient and loyal by waiting for your spouse to change, you can neglect your spouse, or you can repair. (Branau-Browna & Ragsdale, 2008) We’ve discussed fighting in the last few topics: why fighting for your marriage is good, different […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/how-to-repair-after-fight/">How To Repair After A Fight</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 17, 2014
OYF034: Ground Rules For A Good Fight
16:29
<p>Most of us have the wrong idea about conflict in marriage. We fear the conflict could lead to the disintegration of our marriage. That’s a reasonable fear, in many ways. But we paint with too broad a brush. You see, it’s not the conflict itself that puts the marriage at risk but rather the behaviours […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/ground-rules-for-good-fight/">Ground Rules For A Good Fight</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 10, 2014
OYF033: What Is Your Fighting Style?
20:36
<p>“How couples argue and disagree about issues appears to be more consequential to the success of marriage than whatthey argue about or how often they experience conflicts.” To reword the above quote taken from an article by Hanzal and Segrin in the Journal of Family Communication, you could simply say “how we fight has far […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/what-is-your-fighting-style/">What Is Your Fighting Style?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Dec 03, 2014
OYF032: Why Fighting is Good For Your Marriage
18:17
<p>Fighting is something I am passionate about. Probably because I was so bad at it when we first got married… I would get mad and come across as hostile, crying and flinging words that I didn’t always even mean. Caleb would try to apologize, calm me down and say whatever it took to get himself […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/why-fighting-good-for-your-marriage/">Why Fighting is Good For Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 26, 2014
OYF031: 3 Ways To Make Your Marriage Happier Today!
20:04
<p>Ahhhh, marital bliss! Socrates himself apparently once said, “By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” We joke and we laugh about terrible wives, and worse husbands. The truth of the matter is, unless we invest in our marriages, we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/3-ways-make-marriage-happier-today/">3 Ways To Make Your Marriage Happier Today!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 19, 2014
OYF030: Womanspeak
17:46
<p>Ever have a conversation that goes something like this? Hubby: So are we all good then, honey? Wifey: Yup. Hubby: You’re sure. Wifey: Yes, I’m fine. Hubby: OK then. I’ll take your word for it… What Exactly Is Womanspeak? Womanspeak is saying something where the meaning is different from the intent of the words spoken. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/womanspeak/">Womanspeak</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 12, 2014
OYF029: Two Tips To Manage Your Defensiveness
11:56
<p>Maybe you’re not like me. Maybe you don’t REACT to everything. Maybe you should be writing this post about defensiveness… In this week’s podcast episode, Caleb talked about defensiveness and how you can disarm your own defensiveness. I especially need to learn how to disarm my defensiveness, as I seem to react every single time […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/two-tips-manage-your-defensiveness/">Two Tips To Manage Your Defensiveness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Nov 05, 2014
OYF028: Have You Tried The Miracle Question?
9:57
<p>If you woke up tomorrow and a miracle happened so that you had a thriving, passionate marriage, what would you see differently? What would be the first signs that a miracle had occurred? Today, on our podcast, Caleb introduced me to the “miracle question” above – the lynch pin question in Solution Focused Therapy. You […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/have-you-tried-miracle-question/">Have You Tried The Miracle Question?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 29, 2014
OYF027: If You Really Loved Me, You Would…
17:58
<p>Guilt is an effective motivator. It’s also a great way to make you an unbearable spouse. If you’ve ever had someone lay the, “If you really loved me you would…” guilt trip on you then you know exactly how that makes you feel. Loathing. Disgust. Nothing like, “I love you! I’d love to do that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/if-you-really-loved-me-you-would-not-use-guilt-to-motivate/">If You Really Loved Me, You Would…</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 22, 2014
OYF026: Triangles — How Trigonometry Impacts Your Marriage!
17:56
<p>I found the topic of triangles in marriage to be fascinating. How often do I get my nose out of joint by something my husband does? And then try to get my support from someone else? THAT is creating a triangle! What Is A Triangle? Triangles are three-way relationships. Usually this looks like mom-dad-child, or […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/triangles-how-trigonometry-impacts-your-marriage/">Triangles — How Trigonometry Impacts Your Marriage!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 15, 2014
OYF025: Does Homeschooling Wreck Marriages?
13:53
<p>Does homeschooling actually wreck marriages? Absolutely! But no more than sending your kids to public school… No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we need to realize the impact on our marriage, and compensate accordingly. The fact is homeschooling presents different challenges than public schooling, or even having both parents work outside the home. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/does-homeschooling-wreck-marriages/">Does Homeschooling Wreck Marriages?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 08, 2014
OYF024: Hug Your Way To A Better Marriage!
15:52
<p>I certainly hope reading this is going to make you want to find your spouse right now and give them a GREAT BIG SQUEEZE! And don’t be fooled – we’re not talking about how tightly you squeeze, we’re talking about how well you do the squeeze! The Power of the Hug The power of hugging […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/hug-your-way-to-better-marriage/">Hug Your Way To A Better Marriage!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Oct 01, 2014
OYF023: Speaking Well Of Your Spouse Affects Your Health?
12:52
<p>Ladies, isn’t it an awesome feeling when you overhear your husband talking to one of his buddies and he says something nice about you? [youtube id=”DlToeAezZpA”] If you have already listened to the podcast, then you know that Caleb started quoting “nice things” about me from the Songs of Solomon. Lol! Overhearing compliments such as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/speaking-well-of-your-spouse-affects-your-health/">Speaking Well Of Your Spouse Affects Your Health?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 24, 2014
OYF022: Get Out! Real Ultimatums in Marriage!
16:26
<p>Christians have been trying to figure out for centuries: is divorce and remarriage ever the right thing to do? For some, that’s an intellectual discussion – for others, it’s a huge, unexpected reality in their lives.   Back in Episode 13, we answered the question, “Is it ever OK to say, ‘If you do XYZ […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/real-ultimatums-marriage/">Get Out! Real Ultimatums in Marriage!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 17, 2014
OYF021: Interview with Tyler Ward
20:47
<p>We had the privilege this week of interviewing Tyler Ward, author of Marriage Rebranded: Modern Misconceptions & the Unnatural Art of Loving Another Person. [youtube id=”zgJFQ-RSOEk”] Tyler found that about 18 months into his marriage, despite having an awesome wife, things started to go south. Fights and arguments were becoming the norm. Knowing that he […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/interview-tyler-ward/">Interview with Tyler Ward</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 10, 2014
OYF020: 3 Ways To Affair-Proof Your Marriage
20:02
<p>Who ever starts their day by thinking, “Hey, I’m going to have an affair today?” Doesn’t happen! But, how many people do you know – or maybe this has been you – that find themselves one day asking, “How did this affair ever happen to our marriage?” Our prayer in writing this is that it […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/3-ways-affair-proof-marriage/">3 Ways To Affair-Proof Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Sep 03, 2014
OYF019: Three Tips For Rocking Your Vacation
19:16
<p>After going on a vacation, have you ever noticed the fact that oftentimes your family and friends are more excited about your vacation than you are? Sure, a lot of us enjoy our vacations, but they can be kind of stressful too! Why is it that we expect uninterrupted bliss, but the reality is most […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/three-tips-to-rock-your-vacation/">Three Tips For Rocking Your Vacation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 27, 2014
OYF018: 3 Types of Negativity That Will Ruin Your Marriage
19:26
<p>You know, even if you are committed to your marriage, you can still make it a miserable experience. Today, we will look at three negativity traps you can fall into and how to get out of them! If you have ever felt yourself stuck in a rut of negativity, you know how draining that can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf018-3-types-negativity-will-ruin-marriage/">3 Types of Negativity That Will Ruin Your Marriage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 20, 2014
OYF017: Why Comparison Makes You A Miserable Spouse
19:50
<p>Why do we spend so much time comparing ourselves to others? Is it a fear of rejection? Of not being good enough? Making comparisons is never healthy, but in the context of marriage, it can suck the soul right out of it. It is draining and destructive. Why? It’s because it leaves us looking for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/why-comparison-makes-you-a-miserable-spouse/">Why Comparison Makes You A Miserable Spouse</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 13, 2014
OYF016: How to Use Your Marriage for Stress Relief!
20:05
<p>Where do you go with your stress? Do you take it out on your wife or husband? Or do you take it to your spouse? I know, I know, there are a lot of jokes about marriage adding to your stress… The great thing about marriage though, is that it’s design is perfect for the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf016-use-marriage-stress-relief/">How to Use Your Marriage for Stress Relief!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Aug 06, 2014
OYF015: Listen to Understand
18:43
<p>How awesome does it feel to be completely understood by someone – to feel that they ‘get’ you when you are explaining a problem!? Do you want to be a spouse that is able to give this blessing? Listening to understand is one of those skills in marriage that doesn’t have a very sexy label, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf015-listen-to-understand/">Listen to Understand</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 30, 2014
OYF014: 5-for-5! A Quick and Easy Way to Rock Your Marriage!
4:58
<p>A Ritual of Emotional Connection This is a quick episode again as we are still vacationing in South Dakota! Dr. John Gottman, a leading researcher in the field of marriage therapy, encourages couples to establish what he calls, “rituals of emotional connection.” There are hundreds of possibilities, but in this episode we share with you […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf014-5-5-quick-easy-way-rock-marriage/">5-for-5! A Quick and Easy Way to Rock Your Marriage!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 23, 2014
OYF013: Is It Ever OK to Say, “If you do XYZ, I’m gonna divorce you?”
5:42
<p>I know we all can come out with some doozies in a rip-roarin’ marital. However, one of the most important rules of fair fighting is: the threat of divorce is never on the table. Divorce: Unjust if In Jest? So this is a short episode because we are on holidays! But we wanted to leave […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf013-ever-ok-say-xyz-im-gonna-divorce/">Is It Ever OK to Say, “If you do XYZ, I’m gonna divorce you?”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 16, 2014
OYF012: What’s the Point of Sex, Anyways?
20:16
<p>In your marriage, is sex more about quantity or quality? One stereotype we always hear is that men just want it all the time and women do not. But the fact of the matter is, many factors come into play: body image, anxiety, menstrual cycles, social cues or influences, etc. So deriving meaning about the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf012-whats-point-sex-anyways/">What’s the Point of Sex, Anyways?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 09, 2014
OYF011: Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 3 of 3)
25:50
<p>Sometimes it is just too scary to let someone else make the decisions. Other times the fear of losing someone is so powerful we won’t even let ourselves get close to them. These sound rather extreme, but are more common in marriages than we might think. Let’s take a look at what triggers these fears. Again, we want […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf011-stop-hiding-spouse-fears-intimacy-part-3-3/">Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 3 of 3)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jul 02, 2014
OYF010: Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 2 of 3)
23:10
<p>If you’ve ever come up against some really strong feelings – either your own or someone else’s – then you’ve probably felt yourself freaking out a little bit. Going into flight, fight or freeze mode! In Part 2, we talk about the fear of feelings and the fear of anger. Fears of Intimacy As we […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf010-stop-hiding-spouse-fears-intimacy-part-2-3/">Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 2 of 3)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 25, 2014
OYF009: Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 1 of 3)
22:41
<p>When you hesitate and find yourself stopping just before sharing something very personal with your spouse, how do you make sense of that? Shouldn’t we be able to share everything with our soul mate?   Fear of Intimacy, Part 1 We all bring some fears to our relationship. Usually, one or more of the six […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf009-stop-hiding-spouse-fear-of-intimacy-part-1-3/">Stop Hiding From Your Spouse! Fears of Intimacy (Part 1 of 3)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 18, 2014
OYF008: Eyes-Open Sex — Fully Engaged Intimacy
18:30
<p>So, if you’ve been married more than a week, you know there’s a difference between intimacy and sex. You can have either one without the other, but together, it is an incredible experience! What is Fully Engaged Sex? Fully engaged sex is when both spouses are fully present and there is a real sense of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf008-eyes-open-sex/">Eyes-Open Sex — Fully Engaged Intimacy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 11, 2014
OYF007: Six Dynamics That Influence In-Law Relationships, Part 2
25:58
<p>We started with the subject of in-laws in Episode 6 and learned that there are some powerful but subtle psychological mechanisms that can come into play in our relationships with our in-laws. The more we are aware of these things and of our own “stuff”, the better equipped we are to maintain a healthy relationship […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf007-six-dynamics-influence-law-relationships-part-2/">Six Dynamics That Influence In-Law Relationships, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
Jun 04, 2014
OYF006: Six Dynamics That Influence In-Law Relationships, Part 1
15:53
<p>I was at a magic show, when after one particularly amazing trick, someone screamed out, “Wow, how did you do that?” “I would tell you”, answered the magician predictably, “but then I’d have to kill you.” After a moment’s pause the same voice yelled back “Can you tell my mother in law?” In-laws Are Special! […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf006-six-dynamics-that-influence-inlaws-part1/">Six Dynamics That Influence In-Law Relationships, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 28, 2014
OYF005: The Strongest Predictor of Divorce Is…
18:05
<p>We all know that one sure fire way to get cancer is by smoking cigarettes. What if there was one thing that is cancerous to marriage? Today we’re going to look at one feeling that could destroy your marriage and what we can do to defend ourselves against this. What is this one thing? You […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf005-strongest-predictor-divorce/">The Strongest Predictor of Divorce Is…</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 21, 2014
OYF004: 5 Reasons Why You Need to Tell Your Wife You Appreciate Her
15:31
<p>Have you ever caught your spouse doing something right? Haha, that’s right: so often we’re quick to get at each other when things don’t go well. It’s pretty easy to get that criticism monkey on your back but really hard to get it off. Today we’re going to work on the skill of expressing appreciation […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf004-5-reasons-need-tell-wife-appreciate/">5 Reasons Why You Need to Tell Your Wife You Appreciate Her</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 20, 2014
OYF003: Why Receiving Influence is a Skill Every Husband Needs to Learn
18:03
<p>Do you ever wonder why your wife just isn’t getting on board with your decisions? Whatever your idea or plan was, it made perfect sense. But your wife isn’t going along with it–and in fact may even be pulling the other direction! This podcast is about one thing we husbands must learn to do well […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf003-receiving-influence-skill-every-husband-needs-learn/">Why Receiving Influence is a Skill Every Husband Needs to Learn</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 18, 2014
OYF002: When Did You Divorce Your Husband and Marry the Kids?
20:32
<p>In our Internet world of picture-perfect mommy bloggers, Facebook updates about how cute our toddler’s latest saying was, and family-fun photos on Instagram, there’s a lot of pressure to be the perfect mom. But: what if all the mommy-glamour could become the ruin of your marriage? Today’s episode is about prioritizing marriage over parenting. Should […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf002-divorce-husband-marry-kids/">When Did You Divorce Your Husband and Marry the Kids?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 16, 2014
OYF001: Introduction to the OnlyYouForever Podcast and Your Hosts, Caleb & Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele
7:43
<p>The Origins of OnlyYouForever: Only You Forever is actually a love song… written by Caleb for Verlynda. It was written on a highway in Montana while we drove into the sunset (insert “happy memories” sigh here) on the way to a family vacation in Yellowstone. We’ve posted a full copy of the Only You Forever lyrics written by Caleb. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com/oyf001-introduction-onlyyouforever-podcast-hosts-caleb-verlynda-simonyi-gindele/">Introduction to the OnlyYouForever Podcast and Your Hosts, Caleb & Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.onlyyouforever.com">OnlyYouForever</a>.</p>
May 16, 2014