Expedition Marriage Christian marriage and relationship podcast with Chris & Jamie Bailey, marriage coaches

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Welcome to the Expedition Marriage podcast—a place where you can find hope, encouragement, fun, and some practical tips for enjoying the journey of marriage. We are Chris & Jamie Bailey, Christian counselors and marriage coaches, and we’re excited to share with you all that we have learned about marriage, not only from our own marriage, but also as trained professionals.

Ep. 100: Finding Grace in the Gray with special guest Mike Donehey

Ep. 100: Finding Grace in the Gray with special guest Mike Donehey

If you’re interested in learning to see the grace and good that are often hidden by your own limited perspectives and assumptions, then listen to today’s episode where our guest Mike Donehey, best-selling author, songwriter, singer, and former lead singer of Tenth Avenue North, will help you discover how to focus on the person standing before you more than the argument set against you.

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Ep. 97: How to Deal with a Grumpy Spouse

Ep. 97: How to Deal with a Grumpy Spouse

If you’re living with a grumpy spouse you know how frustrating it can be. Everything is just fine until you hear those grumbles or see that all-too-familiar grimace. It’s really hard to not walk on eggshells around your beloved grump, but doing that is not helping them or you! Tune in today to learn all about what you can do to help make a difference.

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Ep. 96: Is My Marriage Over? (Part 2)

Ep. 96: Is My Marriage Over? (Part 2)

Have you ever wondered if any of the problems in your marriage would cause your marriage to end? In this episode, we will be sharing our thoughts, as Christian Counselors, on what others have determined to be signs your marriage is over. We have so much to say that this will be part one of a two-part series. Don’t miss it!

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Ep. 95: Is My Marriage Over? (Part 1 of 2)

Ep. 95: Is My Marriage Over? (Part 1 of 2)

Have you ever wondered if any of the problems in your marriage would cause your marriage to end? In this episode, we will be sharing our thoughts, as Christian Counselors, on what others have determined to be signs your marriage is over. We have so much to say that this will be part one of a two-part series. Don’t miss it!

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Ep. 94: Bad Trades in Marriage

Ep. 94: Bad Trades in Marriage

If we offered you a bowl of stew would you give us your entire inheritance, assuming you were left a whole lot? Of course not! That would be a ridiculously bad trade. But believe it or not, someone in scripture did just that. Before you go judging, check out this episode to see if you might be making some bad trades yourself in your marriage. Join us for a candid and straightforward chat about bad trades in marriage.

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Ep. 92: Sins in Marriage: Does Your Marriage Have Them? (Part 1 of 2)

Ep. 92: Sins in Marriage: Does Your Marriage Have Them? (Part 1 of 2)

Would you be able to identify the sins that are in your marriage if you were asked what they were? Many people would struggle with this question and that’s because so many of these sins get brushed off as normal or no big deal, but the truth is, sin is sin and God wants it out of your marriage and your life. Join us today as we uncover what we refer to as the sins of erosion that you may not even know you have.

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Ep. 91: Working Through Forgiveness and Finding Joy Again

Ep. 91: Working Through Forgiveness and Finding Joy Again

If any form of pain has entered your marriage then you’ll know that it’s sometimes hard to forgive. You’ll also know that it can be even harder to move forward in that forgiveness. On today’s episode, we’re talking about how to get on the best path to finding your joy again as a couple once betrayal or an injury of any kind has happened. Click play and let’s go!

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Ep. 90: Marriage or Kids First?

Ep. 90: Marriage or Kids First?

You vowed your life to your spouse, but you also love your kids tremendously and are meant to protect them with your life. So who do you put first? That decision may not be as difficult as you think. In fact, if you want to know how you can do BOTH, then listen to this episode today!

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Ep. 89: When Your Husband Won’t Pray With You

Ep. 89: When Your Husband Won’t Pray With You

A common complaint we hear in the marriage ministry field is that husbands aren’t praying with their wives. With something as powerful as prayer, it begs the question, why not? Well, perhaps it’s BECAUSE prayer is so powerful, and we have an enemy who doesn’t want us involved in anything that is as life-changing and glorifying to God as prayer. If this is representative of your marriage, be sure to join us for this important topic.

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Ep. 88: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Spouse

Ep. 88: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Spouse

If you’ve ever had the difficult thought about what you would do if you ever lost your spouse, you’re not alone. The downside to being in love is sometimes the immense fear that can come with it. Great love and great grief often travel together. On this episode, we’re talking about the most important thing you can give one another from here until eternity. And what we share will impact your marriage more than anything else! Join us for today’s chat!

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Ep. 87: Things to Share with Your Spouse (Part 2)

Ep. 87: Things to Share with Your Spouse (Part 2)

Are there things you’re withholding in marriage? Do you feel like your marriage could be more connected or go a little deeper? If so, this episode will help you gain clarity and find encouragement as we continue our conversation on things you should be sharing with one another.

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Ep. 85: What Exactly is a Help Mate?

Ep. 85: What Exactly is a Help Mate?

Have you ever heard the word helpmate and thought that it seems like an inferior role in your marriage? If so, you’re not alone. The truth is that couldn’t be further from the truth. A wife who understands what it means to be a helpmate, and who takes that role seriously holds amazing power and influence in the life of her husband. Listen in on this episode to make sure you have the proper definition and that you’re using this amazing influence over your husband for his good, the good of your marriage, and for God’s glory.

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Ep.81: How to Deal with a Defensive Spouse

Ep.81: How to Deal with a Defensive Spouse

Have you ever asked your spouse a simple question and they respond with a sharp tone as if you’ve personally attacked them? Does it sometimes seem that no matter what you say it gets taken the wrong way as if you’re out to get your spouse, except you’re really not at all?

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Ep. 79: Sex in the Empty Nest

Ep. 79: Sex in the Empty Nest

On the podcast - Do you ever wonder if great sex and intimacy will still be possible once the kids are grown and out of the house? The answer is...

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Ep. 77: Bad Reasons to Divorce

Ep. 77: Bad Reasons to Divorce

While divorce can be biblical and can be protective, it’s not meant for every situation. There are many marriage problems that can be fixed and redeemed, and yours just might be one of them.

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Ep. 76: Must Have Marriage Habits

Ep. 76: Must Have Marriage Habits

Goals and the motivation to go after them are great for your marriage, but it’s your daily habits that will truly get you where you want to be. It’s very likely that you have a bunch of little habits in your life that are shaping your marriage that you may not even be aware of. Join us on this episode to learn new and intentional habits for your marriage; habits that will help it become the marriage you desire.

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*Disclaimer: The information discussed in this podcast is meant for entertainment purposes and is not meant to replace counseling or working with a trained healthcare professional.