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2355 Struggles In Parenting On today’s Mad About Marriage episode, Frank and Elizabeth (Liz) Rittersdorf have the same goals as parents: to be great role models for their two sons and to raise them to be good men. But like many of us, their parenting styles are a little different, which can create conflict. We’ll discuss how parents with different parenting styles can find common ground.
 
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2353 How To Fill An
Empty Nest
An empty nest often presents challenges in a marriage, but today's Mad About Marriage guests, David and Claudia Arp, believe that the rest of your marriage can be the best of your marriage. They talk about that in their book, The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Eight Challenges of the Empty Nest Years.
 
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www.marriagealive.com
arps@marriagealive.com
2351 Finding The
Perfect Partner
Finding the perfect lifetime partner might seem like an impossible task but our Mad About Marriage guest, Scott Stanley, author of The Power of Commitment, offers some tips to help you in your search.
 
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www.slidingvsdeciding.com
2349 Bedroom Blues Looking to beat the bedroom blues in your marriage? On today's Mad About Marriage, our guests have solutions to prove that sex doesn't always go downhill after marriage. Dr. Paul and Teri Reisser have used their backgrounds as physician and therapist to help us get to the heart of our bedroom blues. And they have some remarkable solutions.
 
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2347 Marriage Détente Conflict resolution is difficult for many couples, but our Mad About Marriage guest has some effective ways to work through them. Our guest, Amy Smalley, along with her husband, Michael, has created the Marriage Intensive Movement, something that has impacted couples across America. Both are also the authors of, The Surprising Way to a Stronger Marriage.
 
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2345 Dealing with Bi-Polar in Marriage On this Mad About Marriage program, Paula Spencer Scott, author of Momfidence and collaborator on eight other parenting, pregnancy and health books shares with us the concept of Momfidence: the confidence that comes when moms start worrying less and winging it more.
 
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2344 Momfidence On this Mad About Marriage program, Paula Spencer Scott, author of Momfidence and collaborator on eight other parenting, pregnancy and health books shares with us the concept of Momfidence: the confidence that comes when moms start worrying less and winging it more.
 
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2342 Parenting the New Teenager On today’s episode of Mad about Marriage, Dr. Foster Klein, well-known author, speaker, and cofounder of the Love and Logic Institute offers tips to overcome the challenges of parenting the new teenager. His book, Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, has opened many eyes.
 
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2340 Deadly Emotions On today's Mad About Marriage, Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication pathologist, audiologist, and cognitive neuroscientist, shares the scientific evidence that men and women are built differently to complement each other. She is the author of Who Switched Off Your Brain? and Who Switched Off My Brain?
 
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2338 “Words That Can Change Your Marriage” On this episode of Mad About Marriage we'll learn from our guests, Will and Susie Davis, that words can actually change your marriage.
 
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2337 “Help Pour Out The Rain” Interview with Buddy Jewell Mike and Gayle Tucker are on location in Nashville with Buddy Jewell, the country singer who was the first winner of the USA Network talent show Nashville Star. He is here to share with Lifestyle Magazine his life, his love, his music and his work with Compassion International.
 
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www.buddyjewell.com
www.compassion.com
2334 "The Smart Step-Dad" Being a stepparent can be challenging. You're either the hero or the villain. Today, marriage and family therapist and founder of SmartStepFamilies.com, Ron Deal, is here to help stepparents succeed. We're going to discuss two of his books, The Smart Stepdad, and The Smart Stepmom.
 
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2331 Novel Marriages What if your marriage life was like a romance novel?  What would it be like if you met your spouse on the street as a complete stranger? What if you lost your memory and this person was a brand-new person to you?  Popular romance novelist Susan May Warren, author of The Shadow of Your Smile, is our guest on this episode of Mad About Marriage.  She raises intriguing questions like that in her books, and actually has many of the answers!
 
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2333 Different Backgrounds in Marriage What if your marriage life was like a romance novel?  What would it be like if you met your spouse on the street as a complete stranger? What if you lost your memory and this person was a brand-new person to you?  Popular romance novelist Susan May Warren, author of The Shadow of Your Smile, is our guest on this episode of Mad About Marriage.  She raises intriguing questions like that in her books, and actually has many of the answers!
 
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2331 Novel Marriages What if your marriage life was like a romance novel?  What would it be like if you met your spouse on the street as a complete stranger? What if you lost your memory and this person was a brand-new person to you?  Popular romance novelist Susan May Warren, author of The Shadow of Your Smile, is our guest on this episode of Mad About Marriage.  She raises intriguing questions like that in her books, and actually has many of the answers!
 
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2329 The Sacred Marriage On this episode of Mad About Marriage, author and professor Gary Thomas reveals what makes marriages healthiest. In his book, Sacred Marriage, he focuses on the spiritual potential in a relationship.
 
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www.garythomas.com
2327 Jumping the
Marriage Hurdles
Want to find a way to overcome the hurdles in your marriage? Our guests on this Mad About Marriage episode, Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo, have been helping couples make it to the next level through their ONE Extraordinary Marriage workshops. But what's really amazing is the kinds of obstacles­­­­­­ they themselves have overcome.
 
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2325 Bringing Spirituality
into Your Marriage
Creating a deeper spiritual connection with your spouse can have many benefits for your marriage, and we've invited Claudio and Pamela Consuegra, the directors of Family Ministries for the North American Division of Seventh Day Adventists, to share with us their thoughts on spiritual intimacy. Because when it comes down to spiritual intimacy it’s really all about partnering with God.
 
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2323 How to Make a
Happy Marriage
On today's episode of Mad About Marriage, Jeff and Juli Strametz share their personal secrets to a happy marriage.
 
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2321 The Love Legacy What does it means to have a love legacy? On this Mad About Marriage episode, Sheri Rose Shepherd, author of Your Heart's Desire, shows us how we can build a legacy for our children, regardless of whether we’re single, married or divorced. Even if your life was in ruins, you can rebuild for the next generation.​
 
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Website:  www.biblelifecoaching.com
2320 The Fatherhood Initiative Roland Warren, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, has some wonderful resources for struggling dads. The National Fatherhood Initiative is a place where men who want to be strong fathers can turn for help.​
 
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2319 The Biggest Mysteries of the Opposite Sex Dr. Terri Orbach, also known as “The Love Doctor,” is here to share why we don't understand the opposite sex. She’s also the author of the book, 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great.​
 
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www.drterrithelovedoctor.com
2317 Making Beautiful
Music Together
Mike and Gayle Tucker sit down for an interview with Australian-born Nashville songwriter, Jaime O’Neal, who has written hits for Reba, Martina McBride and Leann Rimes. Jaime’s husband, Rodney Good, joins the conversation to discuss some of the bigger issues in their lives.
 
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2315 Money vs. Marriage Money is a big argument for many couples. Financial expert Greg Johnson, founder of New Era Financial Services, offers some advice on how to stop those arguments on this episode of Mad About Marriage.
 
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2313 The most likable guy in Music - Neal McCoy Neal McCoy is one of country music’s most beloved entertainers. This two-time Entertainer of the Year has consistently thrilled fans with his high energy performances that are celebrations of life, laughter and, of course, his hit songs. He’s with us today to talk about making fans happy and what makes him happy.​
 
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2312 The Best
Marriage Dates
Today’s guests are David and Claudia Arp, founders of Marriage Alive International. They are also the authors of 10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage and share why it’s necessary to still date your spouse!.​
 
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www.marriagealive.com
2310 Love isn't
Supposed to Hurt
CNN news anchor and award-winning television journalist Christi Paul joins hosts Mike and Gayle to talk about her personal story of a devastating abusive marriage. She shares this in her book, Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt.​
 
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2309 The Stranger
Beside You
Have you ever awakened and felt somehow there was a stranger lying beside you?  Yes, the person who’s supposed to be your spouse.  Our guests today on this Mad About Marriage episode, a husband-and-wife physician and therapist, Paul and Teri Reisser, have focused on that particular issue in their book, Your Spouse Isn’t the Person You Married.​
 
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2305 When Opposites Stop Attracting On this episode of  Mad About Marriage, Dr. Scott Stanley, co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver, and author of The Power of Commitment and Fighting for Your Marriage, share how committing to a lifetime partner can be powerful and rewarding in many ways.
 
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www.greatcommandment.net
2304 The Power of Commitment On this episode of  Mad About Marriage, Dr. Scott Stanley, co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver, and author of The Power of Commitment and Fighting for Your Marriage, share how committing to a lifetime partner can be powerful and rewarding in many ways.
 
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www.slidingvsdeciding.com
2224 Ten Relationship Myths In this Mad About Marriage episode, marriage and family therapist Dr. Linda Mintle dispels relationship myths that can hinder one’s marriage. She is the author of I Married You, Not Your Family: And Nine Other Relationship Myths That Can Ruin Your Marriage.
 
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www.drlindahelps.com
 
2254 Time and Money In Marriage You’ve heard it said that time is money.  On this Mad About Marriage episode, Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, is going to help us learn to better manage these two precious resources as a means to improving our marriage.  Vanderkam has practical advice on how to fit all the important and essential things you need to do, including sleep, into your busy life.
 
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www.my168hours.com
2250 How To Get Past Guilt On this episode of “Mad About Marriage,” Joe Beam, author of Getting Past Guilt and founder of LovePath, discusses how to deal with guilt in a healthy way.
 
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www.joebeam.com
2247 Intimacy and Desire Hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker are joined by Dr. David Schnarch, a licensed clinical psychologist, director of the Marriage and Family Health Center in Evergreen, Colorado, and author.  Dr. Schnarch answers common questions on intimacy in a marriage and the relationship between spirituality and sex.
 
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www.crucible4points.com
2243 Commitment Willy and Elaine Oliver, directors of the Department of Family Ministries at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Silver Spring, MD, join hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker on this episode of Mad About Marriage. The Oliver’s help define marriage commitment, discuss the challenges of marriage, and share their understanding of living “happily ever after.”
 
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www.adventistfamilyministries.org
2239 Building A Love That Lasts On this Mad About Marriage episode, authors Dr. Charles Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz shed light on how to make a marriage successful and long-lasting.  The Schmitz’s discuss their most recent book, Building a Love That Lasts, with hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker.
 
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www.simplethingsmatter.com
2234 How We Love Marriage and family counselors, Milan and Kay Yerkovich share the various styles of love, and why our relationships with our spouses and kids are the way they are.

2013 Silver WorldFest Houston Film Festival Award Winner
 
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www.howwelove.com
 
2228 Grieving God's Way In this Mad About Marriage episode, Margaret Brownley, author of Grieving God’s Way, shares helpful tips for working through one’s grief.
 
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www.grievinggodsway.com
 
2224 Ten Relationship Myths In this Mad About Marriage episode, marriage and family therapist Dr. Linda Mintle dispels relationship myths that can hinder one’s marriage. She is the author of I Married You, Not Your Family: And Nine Other Relationship Myths That Can Ruin Your Marriage.
 
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www.drlindahelps.com
 
2220 Saving Second Marriages Sixty percent of second marriages fail. Yours can be among the ones that succeed. Relationship expert Dr. Les Parrott shows how you can beat the odds and make remarriage the best thing that’s ever happened to you. Now is the time to acquire the skills needed to build a future together that is everything marriage can be.
 
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www.realrelationships.com
 
2216 Who’s The Boss In Your Marriage Is it possible for husband and wife to actually be equal partners in a relationship, or is that idea simply a myth? In this Mad About Marriage episode, Willie and Elaine Oliver discuss marriage partnerships, division of labor and head-of-household concepts.
 

 
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2214 How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About it We’ve often heard that communication is the key to a healthy marriage. But what about people who just don’t talk; either they don’t like to talk or they feel they don’t have the right words when they do talk. On this Mad About Marriage episode, Steven Stosny tells us that there is hope for the non-talkers. You can actually improve your marriage without talking.
 
 
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2210 Boundaries: When to Say Yes or No Every relationship needs boundaries. Even married couples must learn when to say yes and when to say no. Psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud, author of, Boundaries, has helped countless couples know what boundaries are, and how to set them.
 

 
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2206 Why Women Leave Men Marriages are ending at an alarming rate and now, more than ever, it’s the woman who’s choosing to end the marriage. What’s causing this trend, and what can be done about it? On this Mad About Marriage episode, Dr. Willard and Joyce Harley from Marriage Builders shed some light on this growing trend.
 

 
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2139 Abuse Spousal abuse is one of the most important topics we’ll deal with on Mad About Marriage, but it’s also one of the most difficult. It’s difficult because spousal abuse wears many different faces. On this Mad About Marriage episode, Steven Stosny, founder of Compassion Power and author of Love Without Hurt, discusses violence in relationships.
 

 
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2138 Substance Abuse The question from “Mad About Marriage” is: What’s breaking America’s marriages? One of the answers is substance abuse. Alcohol and drug abuse destroy love that couples thought would last forever. Today’s guest is clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Kaufman who specializes in substance abuse treatment, addressing issues relating to addiction, depression and anxiety. Joining him is Henry Hernandez, substance abuse counselor and former addict.
 

 
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www.westlakevillagefamilyservices.org
 
2135 Love and Respect Respect in marriage is key to fulfilling relationships and well-bred, considerate children. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect and founder of the Institute by the same name, joins us on this special episode of Mad About Marriage.
 

 
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2133 Beyond Anger Whether it’s explosive or silent, anger has a way of eroding the love of a spouse and makes our children feel unsafe. On this Mad About Marriage episode, Steven Stosny, author of How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It, shares how we can defuse anger before it blows up the relationship.
 

 
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www.compassionpower.com
 
2131 Pornography Pornography is a complex problem that cannot be ignored in today’s network culture. On this Mad About Marriage episode, Rob Weiss, founder and executive director of the Sexual Recovery Institute and author of Untangling the Web: Sex, Porn and Fantasy Obsession in the Internet Age, gives us some much-needed insights.
 

 
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www.sexualrecovery.com
www.xxxchurch.com
 
2129 Lack of Spirituality On this Mad About Marriage episode, we welcome Drs. John and Deborah Bauers, founders of Threefold Cord Ministries, a non-profit organization that helps couples experience the joy and excitement to be found in a godly marriage.
 

 
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2126 More Intimacy On this Mad About Marriage episode, Dr. Willie Oliver and Elaine Oliver discuss how sexual intimacy with your spouse can reduce your risk of heart disease and depression, and improve your overall fitness level.
 

 
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2123 Finances / Unemployment With today’s unemployment crisis, financial hardship can seriously affect a marriage. Author Willard F. Harley, Jr. and popular radio host Joyce Harley share ways to avoid a marital meltdown when a spouse is out of work.
 

 
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2121 Forgiveness On this Mad About Marriage episode, author Dr. Dan B. Allender and professor Tremper Longman share how forgiveness, or lack of it, can destroy a good relationship.
 

 
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2116 Negative Communications On this Mad About Marriage episode, Mike and Gayle Tucker discuss negative patterns of communication and how everyone occasionally suffers from this marital malady.
 

 
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2112 A Negative Past Often people will have a great deal of pain but have no clue as to the cause. The real culprit may be bad experiences they had before they were ever married. In this Mad About Marriage episode, Dr. Ken Canfield, director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University in Malibu, offers hope to those with a negative past.
 
 
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www.family.pepperdine.edu
 
2108 Infidelity In this Mad About Marriage episode, Dr. Willard Harley and Joyce Harley of Marriage Builders, an online ministry designed to help couples in need, help us understand infidelity and how to avoid it- and how to recover if this tragedy has already struck.

2011 Telly Award Winner!
 

 
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www.marriagebuilders.com
 
2104 Your Marriage is Good Enough More than half of the divorces in this country are good enough for survival if couples remember what they did when they were dating and do that again.
 

 
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Marriage in God's Hands with Willie & Elaine Oliver

More Information:
www.adventistfamilyministries.com
 

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