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The Marriage Challenge


The Marriage Challenge Episode 32: The lonely journey of infertility

In this episode of The Marriage Challenge podcast, Andy and Sarah bravely share about their on-going  journey of infertility, and discuss some of the ways it has impacted their relationship over the past ten years. With insight and wisdom, Andy and Sarah draw from their own experiences, and those of other couples to give advice and hope to any couple facing infertility issues.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 31: Overcoming past hurts

Steve and Lesley have been married for over 25 years, but at the start of their relationship they had to fight to keep going. Marrying for the second time, having both previously divorced, they realised early on that they still carried past hurts from their previous relationships. In this episode of The Marriage Challenge podcast they talk candidly about the difficulties they faced in those early days and how they worked through them to bring their relationship back from the brink.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 30: When communication is hard

In this episode of The Marriage Challenge podcast, Steve and Chris Hughes share some of the difficulties they’ve faced in the area of communication, and reflect upon how their very different family backgrounds influenced their communication styles, and impacted their relationship.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 29: The importance of keeping unity

So often, it’s not the big things in marriage that cause relationships to break down, but the little things, the day-to-day niggles and irritations that come between couples and create distance. In this episode of The Marriage Challenge podcast, David and Charis Baker talk about the importance of keeping unity in their relationship, and how they deal with the small grievances that create discord between them.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 28: Juggling roles and responsibilities

Juggling work and childcare can be a challenge for many couples with young children. In this edition of The Marriage Challenge podcast, Dan and Alicea share their experiences of taking on roles that go against tradition, with Alicea working full-time and Dan being a stay-at-home dad. Listen as they talk about the impact this has had on their relationship, and find out how they’ve overcome some of the challenges along the way. 


The Marriage Challenge Episode 27: Staying strong while working away

The reality of the modern world often means one partner has to work away from home on a regular basis. Our guests Jonny and Allison reflect  with honestly about the impacts of  working away from home. They offer insights into their experience and share the  practical steps they took to help them stay emotionally strong and make the most of their times they spent together at the weekends.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 26: Facing mental health issues together

In this episode Will and Lucinda Van Der Hart share their experiences of mental health issues in their marriage.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 25: The extrovert and the introvert

Some couples are pretty similar, but others face the challenge of working together despite major personality differences. In this edition of The Marriage Challenge podcast we are joined by Becky and Phil Morgan – she’s an extrovert and he’s an introvert! They candidly share how their differences affect their marriage, from the impact on day-to-day life through to what they choose to do on holiday.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 24: Forty years and flourishing!

Our guests on this edition of The Marriage Challenge podcast are Paul and Priscilla Reid who have just celebrated forty years of married life together. They reflect on what it takes for a marriage to last over the long haul and how they have benefitted from their commitment to each other. Enjoy the wisdom, laughter and inspiration that comes from so many of years of doing life together.


The Marriage Challenge Episode 23: The Christmas 2015 edition

Katharine and Richard Hill discuss how to work together during the busy Christmas period and have an enjoyable festive season.