A recent survey showed that couples fight about money more than any other subject (including sex, chores, communication, and what's for dinner). As young married couples, it's most common for us to argue about:

  • frivolous purchases
  • budgeting
  • credit card debt
  • not having a great emergency fund
  • frustrations about retirement plans
  • not living up to the same money status as friends or family

In this episode, Ramsey Personality and Personal Finance Expert, Rachel Cruze, tackles these subjects as she shares with us what she wishes she would have known about money before she got married (which is quite ironic, since she's Dave Ramsey's daughter). 

Rachel recommended:

You can check out more of what Rachel has to offer here:

You can contact Rachel at: www.rachelcruze.com or @rachelcruze on IG

 

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This is our third "ASK" episode! Every now and then, we'll take a few of your questions and answer them here in a short 10-15 minute episode. Many of you asked questions about keeping your marriage alive while parenting, so we decided to share some reflections on these topics:

  • What is the best way that you have found to stay intimately connected when you have kids?
  • Did you have any systems that you put in place once you had children to make sure you stayed connected?
  • What was the biggest adjustment for your marriage after you had your first child?
  • As a stay-at-home mom with a 20-month-old, how do I get out of feeling like my life is a re-run?

If you're looking for ways to connect with your spouse while quarantined, check out these marriage card decks that we created just for you:

Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15-44 and 2/3 of them don't actually seek or receive proper treatment.

In this episode, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Beth Baus, tells us how depression can affect the marriage, and she gives practical steps for both the depressed person and the spouse for how to deal with depression.

Beth recommended:

You can contact Beth Baus: www.ourhealthyfamilies.org or @bethdbaus on IG

 

Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

Ever wish you could pick the brain of a Christian sex therapist? Well we did just that in our interview with Laura Brotherson, LMFT, CST and we get to share it with you!

These 12 "T's" provide a recipe of key ingredients, especially for women, to embrace their sexuality and wholeness - necessary for a "Sextraordinary Marriage." You can rate yourself in each of these areas to see where you might need to focus your efforts.

Laura recommended:

You can contact Laura Brotherson: info@strengtheningmarriage.com or @strengtheningmarriage on IG
 
Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

This is our second "ASK" episode! Every now and then, we'll take a few of your questions and answer them here in a short 10-15 minute episode. These two questions were asked in various ways this month, so we decided to share some reflections on these topics:

  • Can you talk about embracing your sexuality? How do you go from no sex, to sex all the time?
  • Do you think that God will still bless a marriage if you had premarital sex?

If you're looking for ways to connect with your spouse while quarantined, check out these marriage card decks that we created just for you:

Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com

Last week, we heard from a couple who shared their story of recovery from pornography addiction. This week, we get to hear from an expert in the field, Rev. Timothy Hadden, CADC-R, an outpatient addictions counselor.

He sheds some light on how addictions form and the red flags to look out for if you suspect that your spouse is addicted. He covers common addictions that he sees in church circles, like prescription medications and pornography, but also shares insight for other addictions like drugs, alcohol, gambling, and internet addiction. Timothy also shares guidelines and boundaries to have in place for a marriage to stay free of addictions. 

Timothy Hadden recommended:

You can contact Timothy Hadden: recovery@hopeconnect.net
 
Stay in conversation with us on IG: @dearyoungmarriedcouple or on our website: www.dearyoungmarriedcouple.com
 
P.S. Here are the links to the marriage card decks we talk about in the episode:

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