The Marriage To The Max Podcast
Episode 95 - Create Shared Meaning

Episode 95 - Create Shared Meaning

October 14, 2019

We're finally finishing our series on John Gottman's habits for making marriage work.  Creating shared meaning in your relationship is the cherry on top of a great sundae of rich tools for your marriage.  Soon we'll get back to some stand-alone topics for you to enjoy.  

EPISODE 94 – OVERCOMING GRIDLOCK

EPISODE 94 – OVERCOMING GRIDLOCK

September 16, 2019

We’re nearly through with our series about relationship principles from John Gottman’s research.  Today we’re looking at how to get unstuck when we’re stuck in conflict.  In the last episode we discussed how to solve our solvable problems.  But what do we do when we feel gridlocked with our partner?  In today’s episode, Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement chat about creative ways to ease out of a conflict traffic jam with your spouse.

EPISODE 93 – SOLVE YOUR SOLVABLE PROBLEMS

EPISODE 93 – SOLVE YOUR SOLVABLE PROBLEMS

September 2, 2019

Every couple has problems.  Some are more simple than others to solve.  If you need some help determining whether or not a problem is solvable, listen to today’s conversation with Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement.  They are continuing a series based on Dr. John Gottman’s research, and it’s getting goooooooood.

EPISODE 92 – “LET YOUR PARTNER INFLUENCE YOU”

EPISODE 92 – “LET YOUR PARTNER INFLUENCE YOU”

May 15, 2019

We’re continuing with our series based on Dr. John Gottman’s research on marriage.  Principle #4 is about allowing ourselves to be influenced by our spouse.  How good are you at opening yourself up to your partner’s opinions and decisions?  If you typically resist this idea, you might be encouraged by today’s conversation.  Join Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement as they discuss how to strengthen your marriage relationship.

EPISODE 91 – “TURN TOWARD EACH OTHER”

EPISODE 91 – “TURN TOWARD EACH OTHER”

April 9, 2019

We’re continuing with our series based on the research of Dr. John Gottman.  Today’s episode is all about learning how to turn toward each other.  Sounds simple, right?  Not necessarily.  In today’s busy world, we’re often pressed for time, energy, and attention.  Sometimes our spouses get the short end of the stick.  Listen in on today’s conversation with Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement as they talk about ways to turn toward each other.

EPISODE 90 – FONDNESS AND ADMIRATION

EPISODE 90 – FONDNESS AND ADMIRATION

February 21, 2019

Fondness and admiration are two traits in marriage that need to be nurtured continually.  As Kellie and Brett Hurstof Home Encouragement continue with their series focusing on Dr. John Gottman’s 7 Principles, listen in to discover ways to keep fondness and admiration alive in your relationship.

EPISODE 89 “LOVE MAPS”

EPISODE 89 “LOVE MAPS”

January 24, 2019

We’re kicking off a new series based on Dr. John Gottman’s expansive research on healthy marriage relationships.  Join Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement today for the first in the series.  We’re talking about Love Maps, and how learning about your mate actually makes for a better relationship!

EPISODE 88 – ATTUNEMENT

EPISODE 88 – ATTUNEMENT

December 6, 2018

A simple definition for the word “attunement” is “to make harmonious”.  What married person wouldn’t want to have more harmony with his/her spouse?  Join in on today’s conversation with Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement as they chat about what ingredients make for more harmony in the home.

EPISODE 87 – ODDS AND ENDS

EPISODE 87 – ODDS AND ENDS

November 10, 2018

Catch up with Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement as they toss in a few marriage tidbits in this “catch-all” episode!

EPISODE 86 “TRIGGERS: WHAT DO WE DO WITH THEM?”

EPISODE 86 “TRIGGERS: WHAT DO WE DO WITH THEM?”

September 10, 2018

In Episode #85 we introduced the concept of emotional triggers.  Now that we know what they are, and that they can cause emotional strife, what do we do with them?  Listen to today’s conversation as Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement talk about how to learn to manage triggers … not just our spouse’s, but maybe more importantly, our own.