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.... Show More

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September 18, 2019 54 min

Zach hosts the show today, interviewing Josh and Kaitlyn Jensen on being in a marriage where one has been married before. Josh shares their first date(s) story (1:10) and Kaitlyn gives the timeline of her previous marriage (8:00). She describes the growth she experienced between her divorce and meeting Josh (9:50). 

They discuss how Kaitlyn’s divorce affected her and Josh while dating (17:50) and wedding-planning (22:30). ... Read more

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Today’s episode brings Grace and Zach’s practical advice on handling a situation any couple may find themselves in at any time. 

After giving background on their situation and experience (2:45), Grace and Zach share tips and tricks on how to accommodate dietary needs in one’s own home (8:05). They cover a variety of areas, including convenience, cost, attitude, and inspiration. As promised, access Grace’s favorite gluten-f... Read more

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September 4, 2019 56 min

Despite technical difficulties, Grace and Zach sit down to discuss a topic they wish they’d had more information on early in marriage--goal-setting. To start off, they discuss the challenges and benefits of trying to do this within a marriage. (1:40) 

Next, they cover different styles people can have in setting goals, working on them, and being motivated to accomplish them. (6:30) Figuring out that these differences exist ... Read more

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Grace’s friend Ali Crane sits down to share the tea on military life and long-distance marriage. Her husband of one year, Jaden, is a chaplain’s assistant in the National Guard and studying to become a psychologist for the army. (4:45)

Ali talks through their experiences, from having only four months together to start their marriage (14:00) to spending 17 weeks apart (19:00) to adjusting back to married life. She shares ti... Read more

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Grace and Zach Jensen sit down to give advice to any couples who may struggle during family vacations. (That is, if there are any but themselves--please let them know they’re not alone!)

Tip number one is to not take a vacation from preparation for your vacation; be sure to sit down before leaving, and review expectations and ways to support each other. (3:10) Grace and Zach each share more specific ways to prepare that th... Read more

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Dr. Scott Woolley, a marriage therapist who specializes in affairs, comes back onto the show to discuss the role the online world now plays in affairs and how to protect your marriage. He first explains what emotional affairs are (6:45) and the importance of setting up expectations and boundaries with your partner. (9:05) Grace then asks what motivates people to have affairs. (22:00) She mentions the podcast “Whine Down with Jan... Read more

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Today’s episode features Meghan and Mickayeen Farner, joining Grace and Zach to share wisdom they’ve learned about reconciling differences between processes, how each spouse naturally moves through life. Meghan is a go-getter Type A personality and Mickayeen is more laid back and focused on the fun. (7:55) 

First, they share the differences between pushing your spouse and pulling your spouse (10:40), and then spend a while... Read more

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Carolina Schubert joins Grace Jensen to give tips on living with in-laws. She is both a marriage coach with various certifications and has lived with her in-laws for the past two years. 

Carolina recommends newlyweds wait a little bit before moving in with parents in order to establish their marital relationship. She lists important factors to include when considering moving into or out of an in-laws’ house. Grace and Caro... Read more

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Zach Jensen and his parents Robin and Jan join Grace to share wisdom from thirty-eight years of marriage. They have a tradition of giving their kids a talk at three different points in their lives. Today we hear what they share in Talk #2, which is about traits important to maintaining a good marriage. 

The first one is loyalty. Jan tells the story of how she learned to be loyal to Robin in the way she talks to and about h... Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Jorgensen, a psychologist of over 30 years, joins Grace Jensen to complete this two part series on building a lasting connection. She shares some of her experiences in sharing the principles of attachment theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy across vastly different cultures. (3:55) Dr. Jorgensen co-founded Building a Lasting Connection, the couples’ workshop described in Episode 12 with Dr. Debi Gilmore. Today Grac... Read more

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The magnetic Dr. Debi Gilmore joins Grace Jensen for an episode packed with tools for building and maintaining bonds. 

We first hear about how Dr. Gilmore’s passion for sharing the truth of attachment theory inspired her to create and teach a groundbreaking workshop called “Building a Lasting Connection”. It has been perfected over the last decade and targets couples in all stages. Participants learn interactively and bond... Read more

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World-renowned couples therapist Dr. Scott Woolley joins his daughter Grace Jensen to explain the science behind falling in and out of love. Simply put, love is fueled by emotional vulnerability being seen, accepted, and reciprocated. (6:10) Because emotional safety is essential to love, being able to repair emotional wounds is vital for a continued loving relationship. (13:18) Dr. Woolley and Grace discuss the process of diggin... Read more

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World-renowned couples therapist Dr. Scott Woolley joins his daughter Grace Jensen to explain the science behind falling in and out of love. Simply put, love is fueled by emotional vulnerability being seen, accepted, and reciprocated. (6:10) Because emotional safety is essential to love, being able to repair emotional wounds is vital for a continued loving relationship. (13:18) Dr. Woolley and Grace discuss the process of digging d... Read more

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June 18, 2019 69 min

Jaimee Smart (from episodes 7 and 8 on grief) returns to discuss mental health with Grace Jensen. Jaimee discovered through experience that once one partner comes into a marriage with mental illness, the illness becomes a part of both partners’ stories. Open, non-judgemental communication is key to helping the ill partner. You may be able to create game plans together to combat the mental illness that one spouse on their own wou... Read more

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June 18, 2019 69 min

Jaimee Smart (from episodes 7 and 8 on grief) returns to discuss mental health with Grace Jensen. Jaimee discovered through experience that once one partner comes into a marriage with mental illness, the illness becomes a part of both partners’ stories. Open, non-judgemental communication is key to helping the ill partner. You may be able to create game plans together to combat the mental illness that one spouse on their own wouldn... Read more

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June 11, 2019 45 min

Grace Jensen and her husband Zach discuss both the helpful conversations to have before having sex for the first time as well as things to keep in mind as you are further figuring out your sexual relationship together. They start by suggesting helpful conversations to have about your sexual conditioning and what the meaning of sex will be in your marriage, and then give more practical advice for the wedding night and honeymoon.<... Read more

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This episode is the second part to last week's episode, a continuation of the discussion of what to do when a spouse loses and parent, and how to help your spouse.  In January of 2018, Jaimee's dad suddenly got sick and passed away.

As soon as Jaimee’s father passed away, she and her sisters were bombarded with decisions to make in regards to funeral homes, burial preferences, etc (14:53), leaving them with no time... Read more

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This episode is part 1 of a 2-part series with Jaimee (@jaimeesmart) and Colton (@the.story.of.colton.smart) Smart. In this episode we talk about how they met and got married, how Colton's dad passed away when he was 14, and how that impacted their dating relationship and marriage. Colton talks about what it was like for his family and how Jaimee supports him, and Jaimee talks about what it was like coming into a fam... Read more

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This episode is part 1 of a 2-part series with Jaimee (@jaimeesmart) and Colton (@the.story.of.colton.smart) Smart. In this episode we talk about how they met and got married, how Colton's dad passed away when he was 14, and how that impacted their dating relationship and marriage. Colton talks about what it was like for his family and how Jaimee supports him, and Jaimee talks about what it was like coming into a family where she n... Read more

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Get to know the people behind the voices you've been hearing for the past few weeks! Grace and Zach sit down to discuss the lighthearted story of their love story and tell more about their life. They tell the story of their friendship and love, over the course of several years, through college, friends, and serving church missions. Their story illustrates their genuine interest in each other as individuals, and the role of G... Read more

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