The Marriage To The Max Podcast
Episode 137 - Too Much Busyness - Part 2

Episode 137 - Too Much Busyness - Part 2

October 28, 2022

Are you too busy to make time for your marriage?  We hear this complaint from couples all the time.  However, the hard truth is ... you have more control over your schedule than you may realize.  Tune in to Part 2 of "Too Much Busyness" with Kellie and Brett Hurst and see if you can find inspiration to carve out a little more time in your life.  Not just for your marriage, but for yourself.

Episode 136 - Too Much Busyness - Part 1

Episode 136 - Too Much Busyness - Part 1

October 14, 2022

Are you satisfied with the level of busyness you're experiencing? Are you too busy? And if so, how is that impacting your marriage relationship? Listen in on today's conversation with Kellie and Brett Hurst as they discuss how "too much busyness" can lead to "too sad of a marriage".

Episode 135 - The REALLY Hard Conversations

Episode 135 - The REALLY Hard Conversations

September 9, 2022

If you've been in a relationship for more than... say... an hour... you know that sometimes you have to have hard conversations. They're tough. However, you also have to have REALLY hard conversations. What's the difference? Tune in today as Kellie and Brett Hurst parse out the difference. Maybe you can gain a tool or two for your next REALLY hard conversation!

Episode 134 - Routine, Ritual, or Rut

Episode 134 - Routine, Ritual, or Rut

August 12, 2022

Routines are part of life... even married life.  But how do we keep routines from becoming stale and turning into a rut? Join Kellie and Brett Hurst today as they discuss keeping things fresh in your marriage.

Episode 133 - The Empty Nest

Episode 133 - The Empty Nest

June 10, 2022

The "empty nest" phase is a bittersweet season, but it doesn't have to be scary.  Many couples worry that after twenty years (or so) of raising children together, they may have forgotten how to be "husband and wife" together.  Never fear ... the Hursts are here!  Listen in on today's conversation as Kellie and Brett talk about the ups and downs of married life after the kids are "off the payroll". 

Episode 132 - Marriage Surprises

Episode 132 - Marriage Surprises

April 15, 2022

Everyone likes surprises! Actually, that's not true. Not everyone likes surprises. And unpleasant surprises can be downright challenging. In today's show, Kellie and Brett Hurst discuss a great article by Dave Harvey that lays out some very real surprises in our marriage relationships. They're not always fun... but they're pretty significant. Listen in and see if any of these marriage surprises resonate with you.

Episode 131 - Improving Our Listening Game

Episode 131 - Improving Our Listening Game

April 1, 2022

Is there a difference between hearing and listening?  How subtle is the difference?  Does it really matter?  Well, if you're the person who's not being listened to ... yeah, it matters.  Listening is an art as well as a skill.  But it's something we all can and should improve on.  If you'd like some tips on how to up your listening game, listen in to today's conversation with Kellie and Brett Hurst.  You might HEAR something you can really use!

Episode 130 - The Go-Giver Marriage (Interview with Ana and John David Mann)

Episode 130 - The Go-Giver Marriage (Interview with Ana and John David Mann)

February 11, 2022

The Go-Giver Marriage is a brand new book by co-authors (and married couple) Ana Gabriel Mann and John David Mann.  It combines a story narrative with practical tools for a rich book with tried and true relationship tools.  You will enjoy this interview as Kellie Hurst asks them about the book, and the important work they do on behalf of marriages.  It's a good one!

Episode 129 - Fighting On the Way to Church

Episode 129 - Fighting On the Way to Church

January 28, 2022

Every married couple argues. There's no way around it. Today the Hursts get real and unpack a recent fight they had at the most inopportune time - on the way to church. We've all been there, right? We paste on our "Sunday smiles" even while we're seething in silence. This conversation may help you know that you're not alone. Or it may just be a light-hearted therapy session for Kellie and Brett. You be the judge.   

Episode 128 - Money in Marriage (Interview with The Money Couple)

Episode 128 - Money in Marriage (Interview with The Money Couple)

January 14, 2022

Talking about money is difficult.  Talking about money in a marriage can be even more challenging.  Well, today's episode is perfect for kicking off the new year right.  Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement interviews Megan and Taylor Kovar (aka "The Money Couple") about how to have those difficult money conversations without melting down. 

Enjoy!

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