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Your Marriage Matters with Marriage Coach Lynn is a weekly podcast designed to help you make your marriage great.






“Podfading” – YMMP071

"Podfading" refers to the end or transition of a podcast program. The Your Marriage Matters Podcast has consistently published a weekly show for almost 18 months, or 71 episodes. I must turn my efforts toward writing on the topics of marriage, family and childbirth and am no longer able to keep pace with a weekly show. Instead, I will look for opportunities to present sporadic programs in the future. Until next time, "make your marriage great." -Lynn, and...


Marriage: The Next Generation – YMMP070

Marriage: The Next Generation. Listen to Lynn and Bob talk about their experience at the wedding of their first child. What's it like when your adult child gets married?


“Happy Together: the Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage” – YMMP069

This podcast episode is a book review of John Bosio's "Happy Together: the Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage. It is also the foundation of the program "Happy Together: 6 Dates for Catholic Couples." - You're invited to join the Your Marriage Matters Movement if you support lifelong, happy marriage.


Hanging by Threads: What to do When Your Marriage is in Crisis – YMMP068

What can you do when your marriage is hanging by threads? Many will give up, thinking they’ve exhausted all possibilities. But wait - listen to this podcast. There may be just one thing - one thing you can do that can turn things around.


One More Try: What to do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart – YMMP067

What can we do when our marriage is at the end? Can we salvage it? How can we reconcile? What can we do when we’ve exhausted everything? Today we’ll take about Gary Chapman’s book, “One More Try: What to do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart.” Don’t lose hope! There’s a lot you can do.


Loving Solutions: Overcoming Barriers in Your Marriage – YMMP066

Workaholic spouse? Non-communicative Spouse? Controlling Spouse? Abusive Spouse? Unfaithful spouse? How can we overcome some of the most difficult problems? Today’s episode is on “Loving Solutions: Overcoming Barriers in Your Marriage.”


4 Seasons of Marriage – YMMP065

Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. What are the 4 seasons of marriage and what can we do if we find ourselves in a season that is not very enjoyable? Find out on today’s episode where we’ll discuss “The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage.”


Covenant Marriage: Building Communication and Intimacy – YMMP064

Do you know the 4 pitfalls to communication? 3 secrets you can easily do to ensure a thriving relationship? Listen to today’s podcast as we talk about Gary Chapman’s book, “Covenant Marriage: Building Commitment and Intimacy.


The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted – YMMP063

2 books will be discussed today: “Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married” and “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted.” Do you have the marriage you’ve always wanted? Do you know what’s going wrong? Have you gotten off track? There are some simple areas to pay attention too. Let’s take the mystery and frustration out of relationships and focus on what matters.


Love Languages – YMMP062

We’re beginning a 6-part series on books by Dr. Gary Chapman. We’ll start with his most well known book: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. What’s your love language? Do you know your spouse’s? Knowing your love language and those around you is beneficial in building intimacy and improving your relationship. Speak your partner’s language, whether it’s words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.


How to Create Your Happily Ever After – YMMP061

"Blueprint for a Lasting Marriage: How to Create Your Happily Ever After with More Intention, Less Work," by Lesli Doares. A great book to give as a gift to engaged couples or newly married couples, Doares outlines 5 steps in creating a blueprint or plan for a marriage that will flourish if you do a few basic things.


Great Marriages Must be Created – YMMP060

How do we create a great marriage? That's the topic for today. When two people get married, they enter a process of creating a whole new relationship. What does it take? How do you do that? Does it naturally happen? Listen to today's episode to learn two ways or shortcuts to creating a great marriage.


Success in Life, Success in Marriage – YMMP059

If you are successful in most parts of your life, will you be successful in your marriage? Do you know what you want and are you working toward sharing your talents with the world? Knowing what you want not only effects you, but others. How does your success and happiness or lack of success and happiness effect your spouse and family? How do you deal with challenges and differences in your relationship?


Why Differences Make a Marriage Great – YMMP058

How can differences strengthen a marriage? That's the focus of today's episode.


How to Have a Happy Marriage – YMMP057

Happiness. We all want it. What is it and how do we go about building a happy marriage? Today's episode is the first in a series about how to have a happy marriage.


The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse – YMMP056

Marriage Therapist and Author Dr. John Gottman has identified 4 kinds of negativity, if allowed to grow and fester, would be extremely lethal to a relationship: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. Listen to today’s podcast where we talk about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This concludes the Middle Years of Marriage Series. Remember to adopt the right attitude within. Practice gratitude, forgiveness and charity and your spaceship will soar to great heights.


How to Deal with Irritations in Marriage – YMMP055

What does your spouse do that bothers you? Today’s show might surprise you as we focus on YOU rather than what you think your spouse does that irritates you. Where do these irritations originate? What is the source of these irritations? What bothered you when you first got married and no longer bothers you? Why did this change? What did you do? We’re going to dissect irritations and how you can manage them. The first point we need to make is that irritations come in many forms and...


Do’s and Don’ts for Dealing with Middle Age Malaise – YMMP054

Do’s and Don’ts for the Middle Years and Beyond: Don’t be a complainer. Don’t neglect each other. Don’t deceive or lie. Don’t put excessive energy into your past or future and instead, live in the present - that’s all we’ve got. Do make your home a sanctuary, speak kindly to each other, bring pleasure to your partner, cultivate a proper temper and feed the heart.


Middle Age Malaise and the Middle Years of Marriage – YMMP053

Middle Age Malaise doesn’t have to creep into your marriage if you know what to look for and how to address important areas of your relationship. What are crucial things to look for? Boredom, neglecting the concept of LOVE MAPS - or sharing your inner world with your spouse, the importance of having a passion and shared goals. Today’s episode is the first in a 4-part series on the Middle Years of Marriage.


The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage – YMMP052

"What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder." (Matthew 19:4-6). A happy marriage usually contains happy people, better physical and mental health and a higher level of wealth. Author Steve Bollman ("The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage") says if you follow the 7 steps, your marriage will have a foretaste of paradise. The last chapter ties everything together and Bollman explains how the steps parallel the holy family. He says God wished to give couples the...