The Marriage To The Max Podcast
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!

Episode 127 - Trust Building

Episode 127 - Trust Building

October 15, 2021

When we think of building trust, we may not consider all the tiny facets involved in constructing such a fortress. 

However, Kellie Hurst discusses in today's episode how it's all about the little things. Enjoy!

Episode 126 - Laughter in Marriage (Interview with David and Melissa Radke)

Episode 126 - Laughter in Marriage (Interview with David and Melissa Radke)

September 12, 2021

How important is laughter in your relationships? In marriage, it seems to be of grave significance.

We are getting serious today about laughter, and to help us laugh our way through the conversation are our very special guests, David and Melissa Radke. If you don't know who they are, you should. Tune in today with Kellie Hurst as she leads a fun conversation about why we all need to be laughing our way to a happier marriage!

Episode 125 - The Antidote to Contempt

Episode 125 - The Antidote to Contempt

August 27, 2021

We should all have contempt for contempt when it comes to our marriage relationships. Contempt is the most toxic element in a marriage. So, how do we keep it from creeping in? Listen in to today's episode with Kellie and Brett Hurst as they discuss the simple formula to keep contempt from killing a marriage.

Episode 124 -  Marriage and Friendships

Episode 124 - Marriage and Friendships

July 23, 2021

Friendships are important whether you're married or single.  But friend relationships outside of your marriage are significant for your mental and physical health.  Tune in today as Kellie and Brett Hurst discuss the importance of cultivating good friendships other than your spouse.

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