The First Year Marriage Show Podcast

The First Year Marriage Show Podcast

Newlyweds, let's be honest, the first year of marriage can be a very challenging year. But if it is seen as a transitional year, newlyweds can use it to build a strong foundation for their marriage. This podcast is dedicated to newlyweds, couples in their first few years of marriage, and individuals interested in marriage. Marcus and Ashley will be sharing marriage tips to help newlyweds build a strong foundation for their marriage. We will also have conversations with great married couples who will share experiences from their first year of marriage; the struggles, problems they encountered, how to communicate, resolve conflicts, adjust with each other and married life, marriage lessons, advice, and tips on how to survive the first few years of marriage. The awesome stories shared on this podcast will help newlyweds navigate their first few years of marriage while building a strong foundation for a happy, healthy, and lasting marriage. Visit www.firstyearmarriage.com for all the show notes, marriage articles, free resources, and additional information. Follow us on Instagram: @OurPeacefulFamily Follow us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ourpeacefulfamily Email: firstyearmarriage@gmail.com Enjoy your marriage, enjoy your life!... Show More

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In today's episode, we give an update about health issues we are going through right now. How it has impacted our marriage, life, and family.

Plus what you can learn from our health struggles to apply in your marriage. Our health issues started last summer and played a huge role in our decision-making process.

We also talked about our new book, .
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Welcome back! Alison Chrun from California is our guest for today.

Alison has been married for 8 and a half years, is a mom to two boys, and presently pursuing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She blogs at Appetite for Honesty and writes for large blogs such as Scary Mommy and The Huffington Post.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Exciting.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Becoming ONE as a cou...

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Heath and Alyssa Padgett are our guests for this episode. They have been married for 1 year and 1 month.

Heath and Alyssa live in an RV, and spent their first year of marriage traveling for 200 days across the lower 48 states of America. They recently finished visiting all 50 States.

The amazing thing about their honeymoon is Heath working a different job in every state while they traveled together.

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Tanja Pajevic is our guest for this week. She has been married for 10 years, lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and their two sons.

Tanja is a former Fulbright Fellow to Slovenia, writer and consultant. She is also the author of the best-selling marriage book, 9 Steps to Heal Your Resentment and Reboot Your Marriage.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Big Change.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Getting m...

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In today's episode, Jason Pockrandt share's his first year of marriage story. Jason has been married for 2 years, is the father to a beautiful girl, and lives in Bay City, Michigan.

He is a Speaker, Life Coach of Live To Give, and author of The Confident Father's Guidebook: Five Steps to Personal Transformation, Rediscover your worth, and live the life you desire today.

Jason also coaches, speaks, and serves other husba...

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It's been a while since we released a new episode. Our move to a new city coupled with Marcus's new job has kept us very busy for the past month.

If you have moved before with kids under 3 years of age, you know its not as easy as moving to a new house without kids.

But we are very excited to share updates about our move, communication in marriage book, and the podcast with you.

First, we want to thank everyone who has read...

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How will you describe your family in one word?

In this week's episode, Ashley shares one of the important things that has helped us enormously in our marriage.

It's called a Family Theme. 

And due to us choosing one for our family, our decision-making process has become easier.

Our family theme has also impacted our family positively. Hence, the reason why Ashley talks about it in this episode.

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This week, Paul Angone is our guest. He has been married for 7 years, has two daughters, and lives in San Diego, California.

Paul is the author of All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job, and the best-selling book 101 Secrets for Your Twenties.

He is passionate about helping twenty somethings and thirty somethings discover their purpose, and live life to the fullest.

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In this week's episode, Ashley shares 20 marriage lessons we learned from our First Year.

It's based on one of our popular blog posts.

You can read the post by clicking here.

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Original blog post for this podcast episode.

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Living in an RV is not easy, and that's what our guests for this week, Jon and Jema Anderson do every day.

Jon and Jema have been married for over 20 years, live and work full time in an RV, and have 4 kids.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Jema: Chaos.

John: Intense.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How to overcome sexual addiction in marriage.

2. Struggling with doing things differently as a couple.

3. Ta...

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Alex Barker from Michigan is our guest for this week. He has been married for 5 years and has two children.

Alex is a pharmacist by profession, an online business coach part-time, and former host of the well known Leadership Dojo podcast.

Note: Click here to get access to the Bonus Session about sexual challenges with Alex.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
 Challenging-reward.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. L...

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This week's episode features Mike and Monica Louie's  First Year Story.

Mike and Monica live in Vancouver, Washington, have two energetic kids, and have been married for five and a half years.

Mike is a law enforcement officer and Monica blogs at ourdebtfreefamily.com where she helps people take control of their money so they can pay off debt and work toward true financial freedom.

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Megan Claire is our guest for this week. Megan is a travel blogger who blogs at Mapping Megan and calls the world home.

She has been married for 2 years, enjoys traveling around the world with her husband Mike.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
 Adventurous.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Long distance relationship before marriage.

2. The importance of having supportive in-laws.

3. Giving each other space.

4. ...

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Amanda Snodgrass is our guest for this week.

She has been married for 15 years, is a mom to 3 children, and works in the medical field.

Amanda lives in Kentucky and blogs online at Post Traumatic Wife. Her blog is dedicated to helping wives and family members of soldiers with PTSD.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Crazy.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

2. How to make sacrifices ...

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Our guests for this week are Josh and Erin Bender from Australia.

Josh and Erin have been married for 13 years, have 2 kids and have been travelling around the world since 2012.

Together they provide excellent global travel information and resources to couples, parents, families and individuals through their website.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
 Talking and Listening.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How t...

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Our guest for this week is Jesse Forster.

Jesse lives in Kazakstan, has been married for 4 years and has two children.

He is the host of Father Nation podcast, a podcast dedicated to helping fathers become great parents.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
New roommates.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Learning how to express yourself.

2. Learning how to communicate effectively.

3. Sacrificing your wants for the ...

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In today's episode, Ashley shares the audio version of Chapter 7: 7 Simple Steps for Getting Started, of our new eBook on Communication in Marriage.

You can get a copy of the book by clicking the link below.

Communication in Marriage: How to Communicate with Your Spouse Without Fighting
A summarized version of the 7 Steps are:
1. May I have your attention, please?

2. No yelling.

3. A mile in your spouse’s shoes.

4. Confirm unde...

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Our guests for this week are Warren and Betsy Talbot.

Warren and Betsy have been married for more than 10 years, live in Spain and co-host the popular marriage podcast, Married With Luggage.

They also enjoy showing couples what they have learned about love by traveling around the world.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Difficult.

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. How to fight with your spouse without attacking t...

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Our guests for this week are Ryan and Cassie Celestain from the popular lifestyle blog True Agape. They help couples build endurance for their marriages and families.

Ryan and Cassie have been married for 4 years; have an 7-month-old baby girl, and live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ryan works in the oil and gas industry, and Cassie is a stay at home mom.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Ryan: Awesome  

Cassie: Easy 

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Our guest for this week is Justin Ricklefs.

Justin has been married to his beautiful wife Brooke for 12 years, have 5 children, and live in Kansas City, Missouri.

Justin works as a Sales Executive with a technology company and loves photography.

Description of  First Year in one or two words
Fire Hydrant. 

Some of the topics we discussed are:

1. Adjusting to married life while in college.

2. Making sacrifices for your marriage, and...

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