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This podcast is dedicated to restoring marriages and relationships to wholeness in Christ after being affected by pornography and sexual brokenness. Every episode is filled with rawness and transparency as Clinton and Charity intertwine their story while interviewing professionals and others about what it takes to rebuild connection after betrayal takes place. They focus on restoring safety and trust, rebuilding connection and intimacy, and ultimately reflecting God's ability to heal and red ...
 
The Enneagram and Marriage Podcast, hosted by Christa Hardin, MA, is rooted in her 18+ years of experience counseling and coaching couples. On top of her expert marriage advice, Christa uses the Enneagram to add in another layer of understanding as to how we work as individuals and gives us deeper insight into how we connect with others and how we view the world.
 
What does that vanity plate say? Just like some song lyrics, vanity plates can be a mystery to everyone but the driver. They are debated on social media and even when we think we know what they say, the meaning behind it is probably a mystery. Getting a vanity plate may just be harder than picking your next tattoo - because you only have room for one. Host, Trista Polo, had a suspicion the vanity plates we drive by every day probably have interesting stories behind them...because of the roll ...
 
In this podcast, Allie and Nathan Hooper provide a resource to help you build a rock-solid foundation for your marriage from the ground up! They provide specific, actionable advice to help you get one step closer to that dream marriage! You will not only learn from the mistakes and challenges of a couple who was just in your shoes, but also will hear from some of the leading relationship experts who will give you the tools you need to navigate pre-marriage life and enter your marriage both e ...
 
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I’ve heard it said that issues relating to money are the second leading cause of divorce in America. Although we focus a lot on sexual intimacy on this podcast, with Christmas and the financial stress it brings to marriages right around the corner, I thought addressing how to get on the same page with your spouse regarding money would be a good top…
 
Great, pleasurable sex life isn’t something a lot of people even in premarital counseling are taught since intimacy is such a private space. After having their 6 kids, Dan and Emily Purcell (types 7-9) of the Intimately Us App and the Getting Your Marriage On Podcast are sharing a tool that helps couples bring their morals as well as a ton of fun i…
 
An appearance by your humble host on Matt Williamson's 'Pop Goes The 60s' you tube channel. We discuss the perils of finding truths about the Beatles, Glass Onion's Goldman revisionism, some of the classic performers' relationships with the fans and a few other things...Enjoy!Feedback and voluntary Paypal donations to glassonionpod@yahoo.comORSuppo…
 
Our favorite quotes from this episode: ”Restoration can’t grow in the soil of deception.” “I needed a safe place in the church to talk about my sexuality.” “You can’t get right with each other until you both get right with God.” Today Josh and Jaelyn share their incredible story of restoration. Josh describes what it was like to struggle with his s…
 
Gaz Keenan, a John Lennon tribute artist, joins the show to discuss the finer points of playing John in terms of the voice, the music and everything in between. There are numerous audio clips, tangents in all the right places and a musical treat at the end. All the links for Gaz and his band 'John Lennon Tribute UK' can be found below Enjoy!Feedbac…
 
Holidays are a time for families to come together but often with the extra time comes the noticing of our disparities in marriage as well. Take time to listen to this week's episode with Christa and her assistant, coach Jenn Johnson (1-3 Glow) for a chat about all things love stories, Enneagram and the holidays. You'll get tips for how to keep your…
 
Do you or your spouse live apart for part of the time? How do you keep your marriage strong when you may not see each other every day? And can distance really make the heart grow fonder? If you’re wondering these things too, you’re going to love this episode. Roughly 4 million American couples live apart for some of the time, whether for military, …
 
We have to learn vulnerability and connect emotionally, spiritually, and physically to experience true intimacy with our spouse. Today, Jorge and Danisa Suarez, sex therapists, marriage counselors, TV and radio hosts, authors, and speakers join us to talk about creating a thriving, flourishing marriage. We ask about practical ways to begin the jour…
 
When two expressive types come together, there's pure passion no matter the result. It's truly a journey to find balance with all the big love and feelings going on. Today Christa takes a journey with Kirsten and Jeshua Barker (2-8 Glow) as they help couples with lots of emotions process the ins and outs of dealing with the codependency that can oc…
 
Today Cory from Sexy Marriage Radio shares how God cares more about character development and maturity than our happiness. He elaborates on how great marriages are built when the good times stop rolling and the euphoria wears off. We asked about how to build sexual intimacy when the conversation is so uncomfortable? Cory responds by sharing how it'…
 
About 1 in 8 couples have trouble conceiving. Infertility can become a real struggle for couples, sometimes interfering with intimacy and impacting their sex life. I’m was fortunate enough to meet Sadie Banks, a mother of one (soon to be two) who has dealt with years of struggles revolving around infertility and the impact it’s had on her marriage.…
 
Ahh the Friendzone. Normally being friends is great but when you have your heart set on being romantically involved with this person but they just don't feel the same it can be devastating. But is being friends all bad? Can you be friends and also be romantically involved? In our experience, the relationships that are first built on a foundation of…
 
We've got a power-packed episode for you today as we discuss not only the E + M Glow Relationship Planner launch but also the all-important topic and research results from a recent marriage and sensory issues survey! Beth Johnson, Occupational Therapist and 1-1 Glow Pairing joins Christa for a riveting episode on how much our sensory issues can imp…
 
The "purity" narrative, also called the traditional church narrative, gave a very limited view of sexuality. Many were impacted negatively as they grew into adulthood and entered marriage, bringing guilt over past decisions, shame from past abuse, or fear of enjoying the gift of intimacy in its intended context. Today, we talk with Lori about refra…
 
Modern electronic media has had a big impact on relationships, especially in the last two decades. It’s never been easier to stay in touch with loved ones or improve real-time communication. Like many things in life, media use can be helpful and harmful on our relationships, depending on how it’s used. I got in touch with McCall Booth, a super-smar…
 
Helen Moses is a voice and communication expert, a TEDx speaker coach, and owner of Speak Up Communications. Her mission in work and life is to help individuals and teams communicate with alignment, confidence, and empathy, building stronger and more lasting relationships that lead to greater fulfillment, efficiency, and results for all. Helen live…
 
Join Christa for a special conversation with Mexican-American recording artist Moriah Smallbone the day she releases "Worth," a song she produced with her Grammy-award winning husband Joel Smallbone on her brand new EP Live at the Quarry. Moriah and Christa discuss the stories behind the songs, Moriah's marriage story, and the ways they continue to…
 
Is there a safe place in the church to be confused about our sexuality? If we admit to a struggle with same-sex attraction, how will our fellow Christians view us? These are the questions Zach and Kate had while growing up in the church. In this episode, Zach and Kate share how we, the body of Christ, can learn to come alongside our brothers and si…
 
Building a strong marriage requires each individual to also be strong on their own. We also want to feel free in our relationships, which requires a lot of maturity and personal growth. My guest today is Julie Bender. I love her story because she illustrates what growing and maturing in a relationship can look like. Julie's shares how she's learned…
 
Most of us have heard that one of the most common causes of divorce is issues with sexual intimacy. While this is true according to most data, have you ever thought that it must also means that the reverse is true? That one of the greatest areas of joy and connection comes through intimacy and vulnerability with your spouse. Sex isn't just somethin…
 
This week we meet Imani, from Bay Area, California. Her license plate, MGIXXER, is in memory of her dad, who was gone too soon. She is the founder of Recognize Royalty, a clothing line that celebrates that you are royalty. Imani is an advocate for people suffering from mental illness and those who needing access to services. She has been through a …
 
Christa is joined by Enneagram and Marriage Certified Coach Lisa Carter of the 7-8 Love in Motion Glow pairing for a deeper dive into love languages. Christa and Lisa walk through the focus on the five love languages through the unique lens of the Enneagram and marriage, sharing how each type not only gives love but also feels loved. Lisa also intr…
 
Writer and journalist Eoghan Lyng joins the show once again to discuss John Lennon's remarkable 3 books of writing and drawing, namely 'In His Own Write', 'A Spaniard In The Works' and 'Skywriting By Word of Mouth'. We also discuss Eoghan's reading habits, who may have influenced John's books and how they give us a glimpse into the thin veneer that…
 
Louis leads conversations with young adults on contentious issues of sexuality with the goal of presenting the gospel. He has found that the biggest roadblock keeping young people from seeing Jesus and being open to the gospel is the understanding of sexuality. Unfortunately, many find the Bible and Christianity rigid, judgmental, and unloving towa…
 
This episode, #52, marks 1 year of podcast episodes for Get Your Marriage On! I’ve had the privilege of interviewing many sex experts over the previous year. In many of the episodes I ask them what black belt sex tips they’d give to a couple in a healthy marriage up the quality of connection and pleasure in the bedroom. I’ve rounded up my favorite …
 
The Enneagram Glow is a concept to describe how you and your partner’s combined relationship gifts shine brightly together in the world. On the flip side, it also provides a framework to work through your unique “couple shadow”. The glow we create together looks very different season to season and after years of struggle, coregulating, and exchangi…
 
We need to eliminate this idea of “the sex talk” and instead normalize healthy sexual conversation in our family to raise our kids with a Biblical understanding of sexuality. Today Cole and Caitlin Zick, directors of Moral Revolution, share how we can change the atmosphere, renew our thinking and restore what God intends sexuality to be. We talk ab…
 
Have you ever wondered how do you talk to your kids about sex? Why does talking about sex with our kids feel awkward most of the time? What's the best approach to talk about dating relationships, our bodies, and everything in between? What about the hard topics? Well, if this has been on your mind, you're in for a treat today, as I am able to sit d…
 
All of us know about how important it is to be smart with our money and that problems with finances are one of the leading causes of divorce within marriages but what really are we supposed to do? What does it mean to be "smart" with our money? There are so many different resources available that it can get confusing to figure out what steps we nee…
 
This week we meet Shane Sams of Southeastern Kentucky. Shane is the host of the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast. He's a former school teacher who had a negative experience at work, which turned into a catalyst for starting a business back in 2012 and becoming totally self employed in 2013. Shane's business mission is to help family focused people start a…
 
Whether you're a heart, head, or body type, your body is important and the ways you move and don't move affect your relationship quite a lot. Because of this, Christa interviews the amazing Hallie Ringhand, Enneagram 2, of New U & Fit Enneagram about helping couples with their health and fitness needs. Hallie is of the 2-6 Glow and not only does sh…
 
All of us face different kinds of crises. In this episode, Caleb and Stefanie Rouse share that it can be tough to trust God during painful circumstances and remind us that it is always worth it. They share how the Bible came alive for them as their relationship with Jesus deepened and how they built spiritual intimacy into their relationship for it…
 
Have you ever noticed that there’s something almost invisible and intangible that interferes with our ability to connect with our spouses sometimes? According to our expert guest today, it affects women more than men. It’s about the mental load we carry, how our minds are constantly buzzing with all the things that need to get done. Couples that de…
 
Do you feel like you're loved by everyone else but your own spouse doesn't appreciate you? Do you want to get both deep and practical in your growth journey? This episode covers some of the complexity of being married to someone with a different core fear and how to step into growth together. Christa interviews 3-6 Glow couple Pastor Matthew Stephe…
 
This week we meet Hockey Fan, Sonja Hall, from Maine. Sonja is a physical therapist assistant that moonlights as a freelance makeup artist and an aspiring fashion influencer. She comes from a family of big University of Maine Hockey fans, who all have matching black bear plates! Go Blue! Show notes and full transcript available at https://www.iwoke…
 
Unfortunately, many of us are set up to fail regarding sex in marriage. Noah shares how the purity culture led him to believe that if he saved himself sexually, sex in marriage would be utterly satisfying, effortlessly enjoyable, and fulfilling. When it wasn’t, he turned to God in frustration and begged to be given what he thought he deserved. Noah…
 
Ahhhhh, communication in marriage. It’s so important, and also a source of frustration in our most important relationships! We don’t always know how to talk, and more importantly, listen to one another, especially when emotions run high. Learning to talk about intimacy in marriage is also a skill we can develop. My guest today is Denise and Oliver …
 
Divorce. The D word. No one gets married thinking their marriage will end in divorce, most people assume their love will last forever. But what if it doesn't? What if you're only 23 and your marriage didn't work out? That's Fischer Timothy's story and on this episode he shares his experiences and lessons for all of our benefit so we can know what t…
 
When you're hitting trauma triggers in your relationships, you need to restore your body's sense of safety and survival to progress. Therapist and author Aundi Kolber, Enneagram 4, not only talks us through our body's responses to triggers with her trauma-informed approach Try Softer, but she also offers tangible healing steps. As we work to bring …
 
What does it take to become a sexy couple?! Unfortunately, so many of us have a neutral or negative perspective when it comes to sex. We can quickly settle for mediocre sexual intimacy and never learn how to enjoy God’s gift fully. In this episode, Dan Purcell shares how we can start the conversation with our spouse about what they enjoy, appreciat…
 
We all experience times of loss and grief. I received an excellent question from a listener in regards to this: "My wife and I are grieving due to loss and it is something we are trusting God with and through but this is an odd space to be in to think about or bring up sex. I know things need to look different but help to navigate this would be hel…
 
Christa is joined by Des Schnell, Enneagram 3 of the 3-5 "Master Minds" Glow Pairing as we learn about working with both 3s and 5s in marriage as well as the pairing. We're also talking about not just working on marriage but being in one as ourselves honestly as people and as parents, as we continually lean into growth and grace. Join us for tips f…
 
John and Karen share a vulnerable, heart-wrenching story of betrayal from pornography, affairs, and escapism. Their transparency allows us to enter into their pain and brokenness as they re-live the sorrow and confusion they faced in their most challenging season. Yet through it all, God was faithful. This story of redemption is another example of …
 
Dan Purcell is a successful business owner and entrepreneur who lost everything and came back a winner. He and his wife do their relationship on purpose and he shares his success tips on a happy work and happy life. Dan's plate, D8NIT, reflects both. He's an app developer who channeled his relationship success into an app to help other couples call…
 
Are you looking for new ways to move in your relationship? Wondering what motivates certain behaviors and instincts in your partnership outside of your core Enneagram types? You won't want to miss the talk with Katherine Fauvre, discoverer of Tritype, a systematic way of looking at your gift and issues through a multi-faceted lens. Here you'll prac…
 
How can we build a deeper friendship with our spouse? Trey and Lea share how people don’t fall out of love; they fall out of friendship. They explain how a couple can build spiritual intimacy and connection to continue being soulmates, not roommates. We also learn how to keep the flirting alive and keep the connection strong long after saying, “I d…
 
Dan interviewed Joy Skarka from Authentic Intimacy. Joy's story can be described in one word: freedom. She is passionate about creating spaces to free women from shame. Tune in to hear how Joy found freedom from sexual abuse, sexual addiction, and how she navigates painful sex. Joy is the Authentic Intimacy's Director of Discipleship. To learn more…
 
In this episode Nathan and Allie discuss the 3 stages of dating and give their tips, tricks, and advice to help you make the most of each phase. They reveal the favorite dates that they went on and go in depth on the different types of dates you should take each other on. Spoiler alert - some of their favorite dates were FREE! Dating is one of the …
 
We all have certain routes we believe will help us in our life and relationships. However, they are actually the well-trodden but dysfunctional paths known as the ego-fixations that trip us up and create distance, disharmony, and conflict in our relationships, ultimately wounding us, our partners, and our families. Join Christa in hearing about not…
 
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