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By Jeff and Mandy Rose

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Jeff and Mandy Rose have been married for over a decade and they've been through it all. Their podcast is designed to help couples make their marriage more by going through various Love Challenges.

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MM 091: When You Have One of "Those Kids"

On Season 2 Episode 3 of the Marriage More podcast, Mandy and Jeff take some time to talk about dealing with the difficulties of raising a "spirited child". For any parent that can relate, this is a MUST listen.

Sep 29, 2017
MM 090: It's been "a while"... or has it?

Jeff and Mandy are back with episode 2 of Season 2 of the Marriage More podcast. In this episode they discuss the premier of their reality TV show that recently aired on TLC. The first show primarily focused on the couples "lack of intimacy", how Mandy doesn't ask for help with the kids, and Jeff's inability to unplug from his businesses. But is that really what happens "behind closed doors"? Tune in to the podcast to find out!

Sep 21, 2017
MM 089: We're Back!!! And We Moved to Nashville??? --- What the what?

Welcome to Season 2 of the Marriage More Podcast. We've had A LOT of exciting things going on and can't wait to get you up to speed on the latest developments. The biggest items to mention are 1) We've moved to Nashville AND 2) We are on a TLC show this fall. How's that for an announcement? :)

Sep 14, 2017
MM 088: Bedroom Confessionals Take 5 - Viva La Mexico, Churros, and Iguanas That Attack
The Marriage More podcast goes international as Jeff and Mandy recap their latest vacation and marriage retreat to Mexico. In addition to marriage talk, they discuss important topics such as churros vs. chorizo, mattress dilemmas, and if iguanas really have teeth. You don't want to miss this one! :)
Mar 14, 2017
MM 087: How to Become a More Spiritual Husband
Learn Jeff's take when he answers a community members question on how she can help her husband become more of a spiritual leader in their household.
Feb 08, 2017
MM 086: The Love Languages Revisited Bedroom Confessional Edition
The Love Languages have had a major impact on the Rose's marriage and many in the Marriage More community swear by them, too. Here's an updated discussion on their Love Languages.
Feb 01, 2017
MM 085: Beware of the Marriage Drift
How did we get here? It's a question many couples ask themselves when they wake up and realize the person (the spouse) that lives in their house feels like a stranger. You're not connected anymore and you've grown apart. Here's how to recognize if you're drifting in your marriage and how to fix it.
Jan 25, 2017
MM 084: Bedroom Confessionals Take 4
Join Jeff and Mandy as they have deep conversations about their marriage while preparing for bed. Okay, they're not really that deep but they are enjoyable. Learn the one thing that Jeff had no idea his wife doesn't like even though they've been married for 12 years.
Jan 18, 2017
MM 083: Interview With Jon and Jenny Acuff
What a fun interview this was! Jon Acuff is a NYT best selling author, speaker, and the wittiest person we've ever met. Jenny is a rockstar wife and isn't afraid to tell it how it is. Together they've been married for 15 years with 2 daughters and they are a blast to be around. If you don't like to laugh, then avoid this podcast episode because we were laughing in the first 3 minutes.
Jan 11, 2017
MM 082: Bedroom Confessional Take 3 - The Beard
"No Shave November" visited the Rose household for the first time but was cut (or should I say "trimmed") prematurely. Find out why from the Rose's bedroom.
Jan 04, 2017
MM 081: Interview with Ian Cron - Introduction to the Enneagram
If your like us, you probably have no idea what the Enneagram is. Before we went to a marriage retreat we were oblivious to what it is. Now we see it as a valuable tool that can have a dramatic impact on any marriage. On this podcast we get the pleasure of interviewing Ian Cron, who wrote the book "The Road Back to You" which gives an amazing dive into the Enneagram. Tune in to find out how it has impacted us and why we believe it can impact you and your marriage.
Dec 27, 2016
MM 080: Bedroom Confessionals Take 2: Geography Lessons, Corvettes and Sweet Fans from Wal-Mart
Join Mandy and Jeff in another episode from their bedroom right before they pass out from a long day. Warning: the stories are a bit looney.
Dec 20, 2016
MM 079: How God Laid The Smack Down On Resentment
In MM 074 we talked about the #1 silent marriage killer: resentment. What we didn't plan on was how God would use us to reveal how resentment was hurting another married couple and they didn't know it. This is one of those "have to hear it to believe it" stories.
Dec 12, 2016
MM 078: Marriage Retreat Recap
We just wrapped up an amazing marriage retreat at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. It was an amazing experience and we can't wait to share what we learned.
Dec 07, 2016
MM 077: Interview with Michael And Gail Hyatt
Michael and Gail Hyatt have been married for over 38 years and have 5 beautiful daughters. Michael is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson having worked his way to the top. Along the way he recognized he thought he was putting his marriage first but after a visit to the emergency room he realized otherwise. Since then he has intentionally focused on his marriage and are stronger now than they have ever been. Here is their inspiring story.
Nov 28, 2016
MM 076: SURPRISE! Anniversary Episode… 12 Things Jeff Rose Has Taught Me in 12 Years of Marriage
Surprise! Mandy’s got a special message for Jeff on their 12th wedding anniversary.
Nov 23, 2016
MM 075: What Happens When Your Husband Gets Lost Driving? This.
Jeff is notorious for getting lost while driving. So what happens in real time when it happens again? Listen in as Mandy and Jeff share their version of what happened.
Nov 16, 2016
MM 074: The #1 Silent Marriage Killer
This one emotion is the deadliest destroyer of most marriages. What makes it so deadly is that it's often silent and you don't usually recognize you've fallen victim to it. Or that in most cases it's probably you're fault you're experiencing it. What it is? Listen in to find out.
Nov 08, 2016
MM 073: Bedroom Confessionals Attempt #1: Pumpkins and Tootsie Rolls
Yes, we're recording in our bedroom. No, this isn't what you think, lol. As a family of 6 it's hard to find time to record a weekly podcast so.....we decided to try and record while we were laying in bed before we go to sleep. Warning: it does get a little "batty" at times as we reflect back on our weekend of visiting a pumpkin patch.
Oct 30, 2016
MM 072: Yes, Financial Abuse is a Thing
When you hear the word "abuse" within a marriage you almost immediately think of physical abuse. Emotional abuse is another concern especially when it has to do with money. A recent comment in our Marriage More Community Free Facebook Group led to this discussion in sharing how Jeff and Mandy had similar struggles with who made the more money and the sense of entitlement that came along with it.
Oct 23, 2016
MM 071: Our Church Story
A recent member of the MarriageMore Facebook community asked about church backgrounds. We thought it would be helpful so share our story
Oct 12, 2016
MM 070: Pushing Through the First 5 - How Patience Reveals Truth
Spousal arguments can erupt in an instant. When it starts about something as little like dirty laundry can lead into a host of other issues. Jeff and Mandy share a recent example how this almost happened to them but by staying patient they were able to discover what the real issue was and strive to make it better.
Oct 12, 2016
MM 069: The Importance of Taking a Free Day
Advancing your career, starting a business, or just getting ahead can take a toll on any couple. In this episode, Jeff and Mandy open up how their marriage used to be second place to their other focuses.
Oct 05, 2016
MM 068: Do What is Right, Not What is Easy
Join us on another car chit chat where we talk about doing what is right, not what is easy in your marriage.
Sep 28, 2016
MM 067: Chit Chat About Sleep Deprivation, Gallery Walls, and Kids Play Time
Join us as we talk about how Mandy loves to be woken up at 3:30 am, gallery walls invading our living room floor and our kids desperate plea to play with every single friend every single day.
Sep 18, 2016
MM 066: Car Convo: On The Way to NYC
Chattin' about turning on the lights when your spouse is sleeping, BBQ ribs and why you should try them when your husband spends 6 hours cooking them, and fair food.
Sep 13, 2016
MM 065: How to Make Your Marriage Future Bigger Than Your Past
Do you feel your marriage is stuck or stagnant? Here are four strategies that you can use to focus on your marriage and work towards a brighter future.
Aug 29, 2016
MM 064: Adoption Journey Part 3 of 3
Our adoption is finally complete!  We decided to capture the moment in real time and record while we were on the go.  Here's the last installment of our 3 part series on our adoption journey.
Aug 10, 2016
MM 063: Adoption Journey Part 2 of 3
Our adoption is finally complete! We decided to capture the moment in real time and record while we were on the go. Here's part 2 of 3 of our adoption journey.
Jul 31, 2016
MM 062: Our Adoption Journey: Part 1 of 3
Our adoption is finally complete! We decided to capture the moment in real time and record while we were on the go. Here's part 1 of 3 of our adoption journey.
Jul 13, 2016
MM 061: Reader Question: What Happens When Your Spouse Isn't Onboard?
We love answering reader questions, but this one was tough. The wife shares her frustration with her husband not being on the same page and not desiring to change. Here's how our thoughts on their situation.
Jul 13, 2016
MM 060: Holy Cow... We Might Be Prophets!
Okay, so we've never really talked about spiritual gifts before so this was a fun one. Hint: Mandy has experienced the gift of prophecy on several occasions. And we're dying to see if Jeff's prophecy comes true regarding their new daughter.
Jul 06, 2016
MM 059: Interview With Bob And Linda Lotich
Bob and Linda have been our friends for several years and we totally admire their intentionality in making their marriage a priority. We know you're going to love hearing their story!
Jun 29, 2016
MM 058: 7 Essential Musts for an Epic Family Road Trip
Summer is here, which conjures images of swimming pools, hot dogs on the grill, and epic whiffle ball games. There’s nothing I look forward to more than warm, lazy summer days. You can’t talk about summer without talking about a summer vacation. That’s why incorporating an epic road trip as part of your summer agenda is a must. Before you embark on your own version of the Griswold’s trip to Walley World, here are seven musts to make your family road trip epic.
Jun 14, 2016
MM 057: Summer Time Slowwww Down
Summer time is here and the Rose's will be pooling hard this summer. Here's what to expect from the podcast...
Jun 01, 2016
MM 056: The Busy Season Is Upon Us - 3 Tips To Stay Connected
Summer is fast upon us and it's super easy to get distracted with so many activities; especially if you have kids! Here's are top 3 tips for couples to stay connected during the busy season to ensure your marriage doesn't become an afterthought.
May 22, 2016
MM 055: Speaking Truth in Your Marriage - Interview with Grant and Sheila Baldwin
Grant and Sheila are good friends of ours that have a thriving marriage of 14 years despite dealing with challenges that many couples face. We're excited they could join us to share their journey and the keys to making their marriage work.
May 10, 2016
MM 054: Finding The Good in Your Marriage
Every marriage hits a rough patch. At times it might feel like you'll never get through it. We've been there countless times. It's hard to see the good that God has for you in those moments, but I promise you it's there. Here's some recent revelations we had where God was giving us good things in our marriage and our life that were hard to see at the time but now are clearly obvious.
May 01, 2016
MM 053: On the Fly Car Convo About Wins, Goals, and Struggles
While on a 3 hour car drive, we decided to answer 3 deep and power questions. These questions are great for any couple. Enjoy!
Apr 26, 2016
MM 051: How to Avoid The Marriage Gap™ Part I
Before you got married you probably had a vision of the perfect marriage. Then dirty dishes, laundry, and screaming babies came along and your "ideal marriage" became a real one. Many couples fall victim to The Marriage Gap™ and grow more and more distant from their spouse. This episode is Part I where we discuss how to avoid it.
Apr 21, 2016
MM 052: How to Avoid Marriage Gap Part 2
This is the second and final installment where we discuss The Marriage Gap™ and how to avoid it. Please be sure to listen to episode MM 051 first.
Apr 19, 2016
MM 050: Confession: We Heart Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper and Here's Why
Have you heard of the show Fixer Upper? Well, we have and we're both kinda obsessed. The main couple, Chip and Jojo, are a treat to watch and have one of the best marriages. Here's why we like him and how we all can learn a tip or two from their marriage and apply it to ours.
Apr 11, 2016
MM 049: Planning the Perfect Family Vacation
Have you ever needed a vacation from your vacation? Us too. :) We just got back from our latest family vacation and here's how it went down.
Apr 03, 2016
MM 048: Help! My Spouse Is Traveling And I Get MAJOR Anxiety
Earlier in our marriage, traveling and being separated was a big deal. Well, it was a bigger deal for Mandy. :simple_smile: It used to cause great anxiety and tension in our marriage. We both recently went on separate trips in the same week and this time we have no anxiety whatsoever. What changed? Find out on the latest Marriage More podcast.
Mar 30, 2016
MM 047: Help! I'm an Unintentional Liar
Lying hurts. It damages marriages. It just stinks. What happens when you don't realize you're lying? It can still have the same affect but it's much harder to recognize when you're the one doing it. Here's a personal story when we realized that one of us had been unintentionally lying for almost our entire marriage.
Mar 19, 2016
MM 046: Adoption News!
We've been in the adoption process for over 4 years now AND.....we have *finally* have some exciting news to share.
Mar 03, 2016
MM 045: How To Read Your Spouse's Mind
If we could all read our spouse's mind, think of all the frustration we could avoid? Since mind reading really isn't a thing, here's a few ideas to help you find out what your spouse is thinking.
Mar 03, 2016
MM 044: Things I Don't Like About My Wife
Could you imagine telling your wife to her face the things you don't like about her? What if she asked you to tell her and she really meant it? Would you jump on the chance? I did! Find out what I had to say and what Mandy's response was. Spoiler alert: I came out of the podcast without any new bruises. Ha!
Feb 23, 2016
MM 043: Switch Up Routines in Your Marriage
How's your marriage got a little bit stale and looking for easy ways to switch up. Here's a few routines that we've changed in our marriage that have led to us being much closer together. It's also added some fun conversations between us. :)
Feb 10, 2016
MM 042: We're Back!
Have you noticed our podcast publishing has been a bit sporadic lately? We explain why and why that's going to change in this podcast.
Feb 05, 2016
MM 041: How to Practice Gentleness in Your Marriage
Being gentle in your marriage is easy at times and feels impossible at other times. Here's what we've learned on being gentle to each other through the good and bad times.
Jan 22, 2016
MM 040: How to Refill Your Spouse's Love Tank
When your car gets low on gas we all know we need to take it and get it refilled. If our water glass gets low, its obvious we need to refill with more water. But what about our spouse? How do we recognize their love tank needs refilled? Here'a some simple strategies to make sure your spouse's love tank never runs out.
Nov 09, 2015
MM 039: The Perfect Date Checklist
Couples must make going on dates a priority in their marriage. So when you do go on a date, here's how to make sure you're 100% present - The Perfect Date Checklist
Oct 11, 2015
MM 038: How to Make a Military Marriage Work
Marriage is already tough. But a military marriage is even tougher. We've had several readers ask for our tips when Jeff was deployed to Iraq so we thought we would share how we were able to make it work.
Oct 11, 2015
MM 037: The Miracle Morning - Interview with Hal Elrod
Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning, shares his amazing story and the principles behind having the best mornings to start your day.
Sep 23, 2015
MM 036: It's a BIG Deal to Me
Have you ever caught yourself in an argument with your spouse about something you thought was petty and you found yourself asking, "What's the big deal?". Here's the thing: just because it's not a big deal to you does NOT mean it's not a big deal to your spouse. We take a deeper look in today's podcast.
Aug 13, 2015
MM 035: Reader Question: Should I Be Worried That My Husband Has a Female Friend?
A reader asked us if she should worry about her husband having a close female friend that he works with. We share our thoughts on the latest Marriage More podcast!
Jul 17, 2015
MM 034: The Love Languages
Do you know what your spouse's Love Languages are? We have to admit that we didn't until we took the online quiz. In this podcast, we talk about what the Love Languages are all about and then share what each of ours are. Spoiler alert: We're basically complete opposites!
Jun 30, 2015
MM 033: Marriage365 Interview
Casey and Meygan run an amazing blog and Instagram account that share a similar mission to inspire healthier and love-filled marriages. We were excited to get them on the podcast and we can't wait to fly out to San Diego to visit them.
May 28, 2015
MM 032: The HOW'er vs. The WOW'er
Jeff is the big idea guy in the marriage. Mandy is the more practical one. This has caused A LOT of tension in their marriage but they finally found a way to make it work. Marriage More listener, Steph, is dealing with a similar situation in her marriage of 8 years and asked Mandy and Jeff to offer their perspective.
May 12, 2015
MM 031: Fierce Marriage
Ryan and Selena are truly disciples of Jesus. Their blog,, was the first marriage blog that we discovered and we were blown away on how unapologetically they pursue Jesus in their marriage. Although we've only met them online (thus far) we love this couple and we know you will, too.
Apr 25, 2015
MM 030: Prayer Challenge
This month's challenge we want to encourage married couples to pray with each other. In this podcast, Mandy and I pray together to demonstrate how we pray together. Warning: you might tear up if you listen to this because we did! :)
Mar 30, 2015
MM 029: 7 Day Sex Challenge Recap
The 7 Day Sex Challenge is all wrapped up. Here's what we learned about getting it on for 7 days in a row.
Mar 26, 2015
MM 028: 10 Things That Financially Happy Couples Do Differently (Part II)
Here is the second installment of the 10 things that we've learned that financially happy couples do differently.
Mar 12, 2015
MM 027: 10 Things That Financially Happy Couples Do Differently (Part I)
Here are 10 things that we've learned that financially happy couples do differently.
Mar 11, 2015
MM 026: Introducing the SpouseFit Challenge
We're determined to get fit as a couple. Find out what key changes we've made in our marriage to make this challenge work.
Feb 22, 2015
MM 025: How to Think Together in Your Marriage
Couples might now always agree but it's important to think together and work through the differences.
Feb 11, 2015
MM 024: The Rebrand - Announcing Marriage More
We've been Dollars and Roses since 2011, but not any more. Learn the reason of our change to
Feb 05, 2015
MM 023: The 7 Day Sex Challenge Comes to Marriage More
We're excited to interview Tony and Alisa from the One Extraordinary Marriage podcast. They have the #1 marriage podcast in iTunes and have been helping couples with their marriage for over 5 years. They have a challenge and a book titled "The 7 Day Sex Challenge" and they share the back story of how they got the idea.
Feb 03, 2015
MM 022: 13 Ways to Be a Better Wife (Part II)
Our readers loved our previous podcast "12 Ways to be a Better Husband" and wanted a follow up for all the wives out there. Well, you asked, we listened and here it is. This is Part II.
Jan 28, 2015
MM 021: 13 Ways to Be a Better Wife (Part I)
Our readers loved our previous podcast "12 Ways to be a Better Husband" and wanted a follow up for all the wives out there. Well, you asked, we listened and here it is. This is Part I of the series.
Jan 28, 2015
MM 020: Our Adoption Story (an Introduction)
One day my wife felt a nudge for us to adopt and the journey thus far has revealed a lot in our marriage - all good things! Here's an introduction on when she got the nudge and how after prayer and trust in Him we decided to begin the adoption process.
Jan 14, 2015
MM 019: Declutter Challenge - Make Your Marriage More By Needing Less
It's time to get rid of all that junk in your house (and life) today. Start the Declutter challenge and get back your freedom over your stuff.
Jan 07, 2015
MM 018: The Giving Praise Challenge - Shower Your Spouse Each Day for a Stronger Marriage
Your spouse deserves to hear praise from you. But if you're like other couples, you get busy and you sometimes forget to do so. This challenge will help you shower your spouse with compliments and bring you closer together
Dec 28, 2014
MM 017: The Love Habits Challenge Recap - How we made our marriage better
We completed our first challenge together on the blog: The Love Habits. Here's how we did!
Dec 17, 2014
MM 016: 10 Lessons Learned From 10 years Of Marriage
We just celebrated our 10 years of marriage. Here's the valuable lessons we've learned so far.
Dec 12, 2014
MM 015: 10 Lessons Learned from 10 Years Of Marriage
We just celebrated our 10 years of marriage. Here's the valuable lessons we've learned so far.
Dec 12, 2014
MM 014: 12 Ways to Be a Better Husband (Part II)
Part 2 of the 12 ways to be a better husband.
Dec 07, 2014
MM 013: 12 Ways to Be a Better Husband (Part I)
Being a good husband takes work and we can all use some help. Here's the first 6 ways to be a better husband.
Dec 03, 2014
MM 012: How to Kiss and Make Up
Every couple gets into arguments. How you make from those arguments is the key.
Nov 27, 2014
MM 011: How The Roses Get Down With Their Money
Like most couples we fought about money. Here's what we've learned over the years.
Nov 24, 2014
MM 010: How Marriage Counseling Saved Us
Initially we felt like failures when we decided we need counseling,
Nov 16, 2014
MM 09: Identifying Leisure Activities with Your Spouse
How to choose fun activities that your spouse and you will both enjoy.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 08: Let's Talk About Sex Baby (and have a more intimate marriage)
Husbands and wives need to be intimate which means sex. Here's our take on the subject.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 07: 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge
Learn the reasons why I went on a 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge and to see if I finished it.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 06: The Importance of Dating Your Spouse
Years of being married can often leave your marriage feeling stale. That's why important to constantly date your spouse. Here's our tips on how to date your spouse even after you've been married for a number of years and have kids.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 05: The Love Habits Challenge
Every successful couple has positive love habits. For couples needing a spark, we offer our Love Habits Challenge to get spouses back on track to doing the little things that matter. Find out what the 3 importantly Love Habits are.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 04: What We Learned From the 30 Day Paleo Challenge
Want to lose weight and eat healthy? Consider going paleo.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 03: Lessons We Learned From the 30 Day Prayer Challenge
MM 03: Lessons We Learned From the 30 Day Prayer Challenge by Jeff and Mandy Rose
Nov 08, 2014
MM 02: How Our Marriage Used To Be (Our Early Struggles)
Marriage isn't easy. It takes A LOT of work. We share some of the big struggles we had when we were first married.
Nov 08, 2014
MM 01: What's Dollars and Roses All About
Welcome to the new Dollars and Roses podcast where we talk about Marriage Design.
Nov 07, 2014