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The Marriage Challenge

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May

The Marriage Challenge Episode 16: Marriage in a digital age

Sim and Lottie Dendy tackle what it means to be married in a digital age, exploring both the benefits and the challenges posed by the ever-growing world of the internet and new technology.

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13
Apr

The Marriage Challenge Episode 15: Back from the brink

What does it take to save a marriage on the brink of separation? Listen to Kate and Harry Benson share their own journey from a marriage that was heading for divorce, to now being happier together than ever before.

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9
Mar

The Marriage Challenge Episode 14: When two becomes three

The arrival of a first child is perhaps the biggest change a married couple will ever face. In this episode of The Marriage Challenge podcast we are joined by Joel and Naomi Brockett who share their own experience of starting a family and reveal how they now help other couples going through the same transition.

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9
Feb

The Marriage Challenge Episode 13: The myths of a ‘perfect’ marriage

Welcome to this special edition of The Marriage Challenge podcast. As a one-off, this podcast has been filmed – so that as well as listening to it you'll also be able to view it on YouTube. Another change to our usual format is that both our guests are married – but not to each other. We are joined by Katharine Hill who is the UK Director at Care for the Family and one of our regular speakers Philip Jinadu. Together they look at four of the most popular misconceptions about having the ‘perfect’ relationship. Check out their thoughts and see if you agree with them as they bust these marriage myths!

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9
Jan

The Marriage Challenge Episode 12: The Sex Factor

Welcome to the first edition of The Marriage Challenge podcast in 2015. In this episode we are joined by Nicky and Sila Lee, the creators of The Marriage Course and authors of The Marriage Book, who talk about how we can build and improve sexual intimacy over a lifetime. They share openly and honestly about some of the challenges they have faced over the years and then offer some great advice on how, together as a couple, you can tackle and overcome sexual issues. Enjoy this down-to-earth episode with a couple who gently, yet confidently, approach a subject that is not always easy to talk about.

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11
Dec

The Marriage Challenge Episode 11: The Christmas Edition

Christmas can be both the most fun and the most stressful time of year for couples. Listen to Care for the Family founders Rob and Dianne Parsons reflect on Christmas past during their 43 year marriage and discover some helpful hints for Christmas present and future to help you make the most of the festive season.

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13
Nov

The Marriage Challenge Episode 10: The Empty Nest

In this latest episode of The Marriage Challenge podcast we are joined by Paul and Traci Lowden-Stoole who share their story of both children leaving home for university in the space of just a few days. Listen to their honest account of how they embraced a new season in their marriage.

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20
Oct

The Marriage Challenge Episode 9: Little people, big challenge!

Welcome to the latest edition of The Marriage Challenge podcast. In this episode we are joined by James and Jen Rankine who battle through sleep deprivation to tell of their experience as a married couple with three young daughters! With their household currently filled with messy mealtimes and toddler tantrums, they share at first-hand the challenges they face and have down-to-earth advice on how a relationship can not only survive but thrive amidst the frenetic environment of bringing up a young family. Quite simply a must-listen for any couples with young children.

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8
Sep

The Marriage Challenge Episode 8: Guess who’s coming to dinner? Building healthy relationships with the in-laws and extended family with Owen and Pauline Hylton.

In this episode we are joined by Owen and Pauline Hylton who share their own experiences of bringing together two very different family backgrounds and the challenges that followed in their marriage. In-laws are often the butt of jokes but for those struggling with difficult relatives it isn't always a laughing matter. Owen and Pauline share some great insights and advice to help create harmonious relationships with your partner's parents and wider family.

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11
Aug

The Marriage Challenge Episode 7: When the sparks fly!

In this episode we are joined by Andy and Fi Banes who share their own experience of the tensions that surfaced when they clashed over how to run a household together. Listen to their honest, and often humorous, recollection of the difficulties they faced and how they have learned over time to make their differences work for them and not against them.

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