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After eight years of marriage, two miscarriages, four children, job-changes and all kinds of surprises we’ve learned so much about what a Real Marriage is meant to look like. Yet, so many couples who were once madly in love, now feel distant, overwhelmed, isolated, and hopeless in their marriage. We knew it was time to get in the trenches and start an honest conversation about the gift of Real Marriage. We began the Real Marriage podcast to help couples find their passion for marriage again. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you through conversations about our own marriage as well as through interviews with real couples and experts dealing with issues we all face in our marriages.

After eight years of marriage, two miscarriages, four children, job-changes and all kinds of surprises we’ve learned so much about what a Real Marriage is meant to look like. Yet, so many couples who were once madly in love, now feel distant, overwhelmed, isolated, and hopeless in their marriage. We knew it was time to get in the trenches and start an honest conversation about the gift of Real Marriage. We began the Real Marriage podcast to help couples find their passion for marriage again. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you through conversations about our own marriage as well as through interviews with real couples and experts dealing with issues we all face in our marriages.
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After eight years of marriage, two miscarriages, four children, job-changes and all kinds of surprises we’ve learned so much about what a Real Marriage is meant to look like. Yet, so many couples who were once madly in love, now feel distant, overwhelmed, isolated, and hopeless in their marriage. We knew it was time to get in the trenches and start an honest conversation about the gift of Real Marriage. We began the Real Marriage podcast to help couples find their passion for marriage again. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you through conversations about our own marriage as well as through interviews with real couples and experts dealing with issues we all face in our marriages.

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English

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Episodes

Seasons Of Sex

11/18/2019
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Do you ever get frustrated or confused when it comes to your sex life with your spouse? At times it is good and meeting expectations and then for some reason it changes. It starts to happen less. It feels like your spouse isn't as interested but you don't know why. Or do you ever wonder why you don't feel the sex drive as strong at certain times? Welcome to the seasons of sex! Since sex is a vital part of your marriage it can create tension, confusion and at times a disconnect within your...

Duration:00:38:13

Creating Holiday Boundaries

11/11/2019
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What will this holiday season look like for you? Will you enjoy it? Will it be stressful? It seems more and more that the normal experience in the holiday season is less and less of what we actually want it to be. It's meant to be the happiest time of the year but it doesn't often turn out that way. The culture we live in forces us into a stressful and busy mindset that can leave us exhausted at the end it. We also run in to the challenges of protecting our calendars, making sure we see...

Duration:00:31:29

How To Become More Connected To Your Spouse

11/4/2019
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You were created for connection. In fact, one of the reasons we get married is so that this need is met. The beauty of marriage is that we get to walk through every season of life with someone we love. With someone we trust. This is where it can get tricky. When you feel disconnected from your spouse you have a huge void to fill. It negatively impacts you, your marriage and your family. While there are countless ways to find yourself disconnected from your spouse, this episode focuses on...

Duration:00:41:45

What Holds Your Marriage Together?

10/28/2019
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Every marriage has a foundation. It's what you turn to when times are tough. It's the glue that holds your marriage together. There are many different foundations. Some marriages are built on their sexual attraction, common interests, similar dreams, money being made, the kids or even each other. The question is will your foundation hold you close together through any and every season of your marriage. Will it be your protection and strength for the next 25 and 50 years of your lives...

Duration:00:43:24

When You Don't Feel Compatible With Your Spouse

10/21/2019
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The old adage is, “Opposites attract.” Statistics show that most people marry someone that is opposite to them even though most of our friends are more like us. Maybe we just like the challenge. Maybe we are intrigued by someone we are not and innately we want to feed off of their different personality and way of thinking. On the other hand, the moment it sinks in that you and your spouse have less in common than you thought it can get uncomfortable. And for some of us, it can lead us to a...

Duration:00:32:18

Is Money Helping Or Hurting Your Marriage?

10/14/2019
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Money is the most common cause of divorce. It's also the main reason married couples have arguments. So, how do we approach such a tension-filled topic within our own marriage? The goal of this conversation is to encourage couples to find unity and common ground when it comes to your finances. Most likely, you and your spouse approach money in two different ways. One of you may be more tight and cautious and one of you may be more free and spontaneous with your money. Whatever your context...

Duration:00:32:55

Four Keys To Healthy Conflict

10/7/2019
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Every relationship involves conflict. There really is no way to get away from it. In all reality the goal shouldn't be to completely avoid conflict. If done well, it can be a blessing to your marriage. However, if done in an unhealthy way it can make life miserable. In this episode Heather and Griffin talk personally about four keys to healthy conflict within your marriage. They discuss how much of a process it has been to get to a healthy place and how their past has impacted the way they...

Duration:00:34:13

How To Have The Best Sex

9/30/2019
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Let’s talk about sex. It's truly one of the greatest blessings when it comes to marriage. When God created the covenant of marriage He built in this incredible way a husband and wife could consistently reconnect with one another. It's one of the most powerful experiences you can have with another person which is why it's meant for marriage. That’s the intention. But what happens when sex becomes disappointing? How can we avoid the frustration of missed expectations and having the wrong...

Duration:00:49:11

Real Parenting: 3 Ways To Develop Authentic Faith In Our Children

9/26/2019
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What is the main goal for a parent? If you are like us you feel the immense responsibility of being a parent. We want to help our kids grow mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The sobering reality is that we have a certain amount of years to do the best we can in all of these areas for each of our kids. Talk about overwhelming! For us, we believe the greatest goal we can strive for is directly linked to their faith. How can we prepare our kids to have a genuine and authentic...

Duration:00:16:22

In Laws: Why Is This So Hard?

9/23/2019
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Oh, the in-laws. Why is this so hard? Of course, most relationships are challenging and take work but this one seems different. In this episode, Griffin and Heather talk about the challenges we all face to create healthy relationships with our in-laws. We discuss how to protect your own marriage from the tension your in-laws can create between you. We even share some of the trials we’ve faced in our own family dynamics and how it created tension between us. We also touch on the Godly...

Duration:00:41:36

We Are Way Too Busy

9/16/2019
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Do you often feel too busy that you can't catch your breathe? Overwhelmed and stressed by the day-to-day that you and your spouse seem like you never really connect? It seems like anytime you ask someone how they are these days they give the same answer: "I'm so busy!" We all can feel like that. And truthfully its hard to even avoid falling into a routine where your schedule is packed. Kids, school, work, friends, quiet time... this list doesn't end. Throw in a Football on Saturday and...

Duration:00:35:57

Where Is Our Marriage Going?

9/9/2019
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How would you describe the culture of your marriage? What words come to mind? If you are like us you want to create a marriage that lasts. Something that in 25 years you can look back on and be proud of. We often think about what our kids will say when someone asks them to explain what their parents were like. We all have a way to describe the family we grew up in. How dad spoke to mom. If they laughed together. How much they fought. How many of us could even describe a healthy marriage...

Duration:00:36:13

Introducing The Real Marriage Podcast

9/9/2019
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For our first episode we want you to know two things: 1) Why did we start The Real Marriage Podcast? 2) Who are Griffin and Heather Gilstrap? You will hear about how Griffin got Heather to even marry him, how our relationship almost never happened and the heart behind the podcast. We love marriage, family and faith. We believe in the power of marriage and how it can impact every aspect of our lives and the world around us. Thank you for taking this journey with us! We hope to strengthen...

Duration:00:21:13