The Newlywed Show

The Newlywed Show

Being a newlywed can be such a fun time of life! But from personal experience, Grace Jensen knows that it can come with some pretty hard moments. With optimism but a willingness to discuss the serious stuff, Grace discusses all things newlywed, from the little, fun stuff to the big, important stuff.

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July 28, 2021 42 min
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July 3, 2021 27 min

It’s Zach’s turn to take the mic as he gives husbands and fathers all the things he wishes he had known before pregnancy and parenthood. 

Zach takes this episode in three distinct sections: pregnancy, labor and birth, and parenthood.

Zach reassures fathers-to-be that changes that occur  during pregnancy do go back to normal. Pregnancy brings a lot of changes, and it can feel like your wife isn’t the same person, but don’t worry, she’...

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Grace brings back professional doula, Sofia Jacobsen, to talk about all things postpartum, and introduce Sofia’s new online course.

Women are so amazing, and honoring our bodies after creating life is so important. Grace and Sofia cover everything from describing what is happening to the body from an anatomical perspective, to how to help recovery. They discuss the importance of proper nutrition and rest, and how that correlates wit...

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Grace welcomes back Dr. Scott Woolley for this week's episode to discuss negative patterns couples develop in dealing with conflict. Dr. Woolley introduces the three main patterns of fighting in marriage, "Find the Bad Guy," "The Protest Polka," and "Freeze and Flee".

Grace and Dr. Woolley discuss why being able to identify the patterns in your own marriage allow you to change your perspective, and come t...

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June 8, 2021 43 min

Budgeting can be so hard, with every guru having a different system, and most of them are, well, complicated. This week I convinced Zach to come and share how we simplified and finally found a stable budgeting and saving system we've used for the last year and a half! Feeling in control of our money, and being able to communicate about our finances and savings goals is so helpful! Learn tips for prioritizing your savings goals,...

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June 1, 2021 23 min

I give you some fun (mostly) free summer date ideas according to what your spouse's love language is, and I also share a little idea of how to honor Memorial Day if you're feeling a little guilty for not honoring the day more!

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What did I do this weekend that got me thinking about family history? What can family history teach you about your spouse? How can it improve your marriage? There's research about how knowing your family history influences you?!

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Zach and I share our personal story of how we would get stuck in the criticism/defensiveness spiral with each other and how we got out of it, with a special emphasis on how recognizing your partner's strengths makes a big difference!

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Dr. Jeremy Boden comes on to discuss how to best navigate political differences within marriage.

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One of my favorite pieces of marriage advice to give young couples is, "Don't underestimate the power of liking each other even when you don't love each other!" I tell the story of why this is so important to me, and how it can help you transition out of the honeymoon phase and into mature love. The honeymoon phase and all of it's raging hormones eventually will ebb. I  give some tips about how to foster the fri...

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April 27, 2021 38 min

Zach and I snuggle up in an ancient armchair so I can get his live reactions to ten marriage myths and some encouraging marriage statistics!

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The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce by Shaunti Feldhahn

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In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, I talk about some basics around what infertility is and how common it is, quotes from celebrities addressing various aspects of experiencing it, what the single most important factor is regarding how experiencing infertility will affect your marriage, and how to use the ABC-X model to influence your personal experience of infertility,
The blog post I mentioned with different women'...

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Chelsea Petersen, couples therapist and owner of Cache Valley Counseling, describes how to re-ignite "pretty good" marriages, how marriages go stale, how to help a friend or family member struggling in their marriage,  and different myths around couples counseling.

Cache Valley Counseling  Website

Cultivating Connections Workshop

10 Ways to Fire Up The Attention, Passion, & Desire In Your Lackluster Partner

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Chelsea Petersen, couples therapist and owner of Cache Valley Counseling, talks about how couples fall out of love, why she became a couples therapist, how to know when its time to go to therapy, which spouse usually reaches out first, and the role of sex in a committed relationship.

Cache Valley Counseling  Website

Cultivating Connections Workshop

10 Ways to Fire Up The Attention, Passion, & Desire In Your Lackluster Partner

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March 31, 2021 54 min

I have thought about the content of this episode for a loooong time! Zach and I discuss both practical things to talk about as a couple before deciding to try to get pregnant, and what we wish we had known ahead of time about how pregnancy would challenge our relationship.

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Zach and I discuss six VERY common pieces of marriage advice-that are actually terrible! Why are they terrible? Do they have any kernels of truth in them?

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March 8, 2021 10 min

Hello, I have missed you! We will back with our regularly scheduled Wednesday episodes March 24th, but in the meantime listen for a few updates!

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February 26, 2020 26 min

Grace and Zach report on their 12 Days of Valentines, a tradition they introduced in Episode 40.  Find out which activity they improvised and which activity they both did for each other!

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Grace's husband Zach hosts the show today, interviewing Dr. Scott Woolley on a variety of marital topics. His first question is on anxiety during the engagement period—why it happens (2:00) and when to listen to your doubts (6:30). They particularly focus on the struggle of knowing whether you’re in love with your partner (13:20).

Zach’s next question is on how to adjust to living together and the many differences that often app...

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