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Season one "Anatomy of Marriage" of the Stronger Marriages Podcast traces the almost failed marriage of the hosts, Melanie and Seth Studley, and explores parallel stories of other marriages with similar struggles.

Season one "Anatomy of Marriage" of the Stronger Marriages Podcast traces the almost failed marriage of the hosts, Melanie and Seth Studley, and explores parallel stories of other marriages with similar struggles.
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Season one "Anatomy of Marriage" of the Stronger Marriages Podcast traces the almost failed marriage of the hosts, Melanie and Seth Studley, and explores parallel stories of other marriages with similar struggles.




Aaron Walker: Learning Your Partner's Needs, having Shared Marriage Goals, the Danger Of Comparison, and so much more!

Seth and I had the privilege of hanging out with the wonderful Aaron Walker, Community Leader, Small Business Owner and Author of View From The Top, and the three of us talked about what he has learned in his 38 years of marriage. Everything from having a Growth Mindset, Marrying into the Family, Learning Together as a couple, having Shared Marriage Goals, and the dangers of comparing your spouse to someone else. Be sure to check out there you can find Aaron's book and...


Sexy Marriage Radio Roundtable: Ruts! With Dr. Corey and Pam Allan and The Marriage Podcast For Smart People.

Seth and I are joined by the wonderful Dr. Corey and Pam Allen of Sexy Marriage Radio Podcast and Caleb and Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele of Only you Forever Podcast, and we all discuss ruts, the patterns and behaviors that get us stuck and feeling disheartened in our relationships. We also share our thoughts and ideas about simple ways to break free from the mundane!


Tattoos Dating and Sex Before Marriage

Today Seth and I answer y’alls questions about how you know when you are ready to start dating, dealing with the desire to have premarital sex, finding balance in yourself, and we show you all of our tattoos!!


8 Insights From Our Worst Fight In 8 Years

Today Seth and I are talking about the 8 insights that we gained from our worst fight in over 8 years! We also share the “From You, For You” method that I (Melanie) created in a coffee shop in Victoria Canada to help us get through our terrible pattern of endless and fruitless fighting!


What We Wish We Had Known Before Our Wedding

Today Seth and I talk about the things that we wish we had known before our wedding day, as we drive up to Seattle to attend our friends wedding! Today’s topics include things like NOT mothering your boyfriend, realizing that your partner is NOT a mind reader, expanding your view of your future in-laws, and SO MUCH MORE! Please Rate and Review our show! Become a Patreon and support our show!


Dr. Gail Saltz: Body Shaming, Sexual Dysfunction, Talking to Kids About Sex, and MORE!

Seth and I sit down with the talented Dr. Gail Saltz, and she helps us to better understand how sexual dysfunction can sometimes be traced back to body shaming and poor sex education in childhood, how we can view neural differences in our relationships as an asset instead of a drawback, the importance of self-awareness, and the power of being able to figuratively put yourself in your partner's shoes. Learn more about Dr. Gail Saltz by visiting her Website and check out one of her many...


The Problem With Gender Stereotypes

This week Seth and I talk about the problems that can arise in relationships when we lean too heavily on Gender Stereotypes created by culture and the church. We discuss how these stereotypes can lead to false hopes, strained communication between men and women, and can act like blinders to reality. Be sure to Rate and Review the podcast today! And support us financially on Patreon!


Rabbi Manis Friedman: The Joy Of Intimacy

Today Seth and I called up the mind expanding Rabbi Manis Friedman, author, teacher, and all around wisdom giver, to chat about his take on Marriage, relationships, and how couples are often more in love with the idea of love, than the practicality and practice of loving another human being well. Check out Rabbi Manis Friedman's book The Joy Of Intimacy and learn more about his work at And if you find our podcast helpful please give us a rating and review!


Optimistically Strong

Today Seth and I talk about the importance of developing an Optimistically Strong attitude in your relationships and in your life! We share five points to help clarify this new idea, and we share how being Optimistically Strong has helped us to handle the stresses of raising kids, flying across the country every year, and so much more! Y'all are going to love it! If you find the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast helpful, please support us financially by visiting and...


Dr. Brenda Butterfield Self-Care, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction and more.

This week Seth and I sit down with the wonderful Dr. Brenda Butterfield and explore the ever important world of Self-Care, Mindfulness, Stress reduction, identifying our hidden stressors, how our stressors can be an invitation to seek help and healing, and so much more. If the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast is helping your relationships please consider supporting us financially by visiting You can also show your support by rating and reviewing the show on ...


10 Harmful Behaviors That are Hurting Your Marriage and Relationships

This week Seth and I dive into 10 Harmful Behaviors that we think are really damaging when you are trying to have a healthy and solid relationship. They include things like Not Listening, Focusing only on the Negative, Being an A-Hole, and LOTS more! If you enjoy the Anatomy Of Marriage Podcast and Video Series, please let us know by giving us a rating and review on iTunes, this is a really helpful way to say, Thank You! And Please consider supporting us financially at...


Hillary McBride: Personal Growth, Gender Constructs, Neuroscience & more!

Seth and I talk with the amazing Hillary McBride of The Liturgist Podcast and the Other People's Problems Podcast. The three of us talk about a huge range of topics, everything from how growing can feel like losing a part of yourself, the way that gender constructs can deeply impact what we believe we are capable (or incapable) of, the power of language to shape the way that we think, and SO MUCH MORE! LINKS: Check out Hillary's website: Check out her shows: ...


How to become who you really want to become in marriage with Preferred-Self, Ideal-Self and Actual-Self

Today Seth and I come to you live from a dock in Folly Beach, South Carolina, you can watch the video on our YouTube channel! Today we talk all about how to identify your Preferred-Self, Ideal-Self and Actual-Self in your relationships, and how this knowledge can help you grow closer to your relationship goals! We also share some interventions with y’all, like how to share constructive criticism with your partner ‘sandwich style’, and so much more! To support the work that Seth and I are...


BONUS In-Law Episode!

Seth and I are here in South Carolina, continuing on our In-Law journey and answering y’alls questions! We cover all sorts of things from how to handle living with In-Laws, Secret Tunnels of Communication, How to be ‘Professional’ with your In-Laws, Boundaries, and so much more. And a huge thank you to our listeners who sent in questions, you rock! Please support our show by visiting or rating and reviewing the show on iTunes.


Dealing With Unpleasant Situations, Family Of Origin, & Our Summer Vacation

Seth and I recorded this episode while driving in the car on our way up to the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina. We talk about how we handle the unpleasant situations that we run into while on our summer vacation, how Family Of Origin Plays into the tension, and what to do about it. Don't forget to visit and get 10% off your purchase until August 31st, 2018. Also, if you want to support us financially please visit And please rate...


Healing Your Marriage, Conflict Resolution & Sticky Note Intervention

Today Seth and I talk about practical ideas, steps and tips that have helped us to heal and grow our own marriage, we also introduce new and intentional ways of working through conflict, like the Sticky Note Intervention, that may help you and your partner build a better relationship! Don't forget to visit for 10% your purchase until August 31st when you use Promo Code 10fromAOM. Check us out on Spotify! Support the podcast by visiting and...


Positive Self-Talk, Reframing Our Thoughts, and Choosing Positivity!

Today I respond to Seth's video titled: 'Vulnerability, stopping negative thinking and being real as possible', and give you my take on positive and negative self-talk, reframing our thoughts and ideas, loving yourself, and SO MUCH MORE!


Vulnerability stopping negative thinking and being real as possible.

In this special episode Seth really lays it out there in hopes of first helping himself move through some things and then helping others. He talks about being vulnerable, stopping negative thoughts in real time and the power of being truthful to yourself.



Today Seth and I talk about all things lady bizz, and all things menstruation! If you are a dude, PLEASE do NOT skip this episode, it is for you too!! We want to take the taboo out of talking about our bodies and help normalize something that half of the world population goes through, and 100% of the world population needs, PERIODS! Some of the products that we talk about today include The Diva Cup Eve. period tracker app Flex Menstruation Disc AND...don't forget to check out the She...


Fighting: How to fight, and how NOT to fight, flipping your lid, and so much MORE!

In today's video Seth and I talk about how to fight, how NOT to fight, the problem with flooding, ways to calm yourself, the importance of real self-reflection and SO MUCH MORE!! AND.... I made a BUNCH of pdfs for this episode just in case you need that extra reminder to hang in your office at work, your bedroom, your living room, whatevs! Check them out at under the Tools tab! Also, chekc out Dr. Claudia Grauf-Grounds book, We've Had This Fight Before It is...