The Marriage To The Max Podcast
Episode 101 - Choreplay

Episode 101 - Choreplay

March 31, 2020

You've heard of foreplay, but choreplay? Could reducing your conflict around household chores really make for a more peaceful co-existence? Listen to today's episode as Kellie and Brett Hurst talk about how to minimize your frustration about stuff like laundry, dishes, and feeding the dog. Woof!

Episode 100 - Are You a Control Geek?

Episode 100 - Are You a Control Geek?

March 17, 2020

It's our 100th episode! We're celebrating by talking about control freaks ... or control geeks! Has anyone ever told you that you have control issues? Well, if so, stay tuned. Kellie and Brett Hurst will shed some light on becoming less controlling. You're welcome.

Episode 99 - Odds and Ends

Episode 99 - Odds and Ends

March 4, 2020

Once in a while we collect little tidbits of information that don’t quite fit into an episode all its own; so is the case with this episode. Listen today as Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement talk about a collection of ideas that may help you continue to build a healthy marriage. Enjoy!

Episode 98 - How to Suck at Communication

Episode 98 - How to Suck at Communication

February 18, 2020

If excelling at communication is a goal of so many couples, why are so many of us still so bad at it? Did you know that communication happens even when we're not talking to each other? Wanna get a little better at communication? Listen in as Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement give some basic how-to's!

Episode 97 - Is Honesty Always The Best Policy?

Episode 97 - Is Honesty Always The Best Policy?

February 4, 2020

In today's episode we explore the concept "Is honesty always the best policy?".  Some feel there should be zero tolerance when it comes to deceit of any kind.  The question is, is that realistic?  Can you be 100% transparent 100% of the time?  And if it's not, what if it becomes a habit lying about significant things?

Episode 96 - Limiting Your Limiting Beliefs

Episode 96 - Limiting Your Limiting Beliefs

January 28, 2020

We all get stuck sometimes.  We have limiting beliefs about ourselves.  But, what about how we limit our thinking in our marriage?  Tune in to this episode as Kellie and Brett Hurst discuss some common limiting beliefs that can negatively affect our relationships.

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.