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Welcome to the Expedition Marriage Podcast! We’re glad you’re here! We're Chris and Jamie Bailey, and we are Christian counselors and marriage coaches. We’re here to help you put God in the center of your marriage by sharing some solid biblical truth, along with some practical marriage tips. So, no matter where you’re at in your marriage, start getting excited, because we’re here to help you Enjoy the Journey!
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Have you ever been disappointed as a couple? Is your marriage going how you expected it to go? Have you endured a job loss or a health crisis, or are you dealing with something that you never thought you’d have to? You don’t have to let the disappointments of life derail your marriage. Listen in today and let us help you learn how to navigate them …
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Did you know that your mindset can powerfully influence the health of your marriage? It can be the deciding factor in whether your marriage grows stagnant or flourishes. Check out today’s episode to find out what your mindset is and how to get it where it needs to be to start thriving in your marriage. Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarri…
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Have you ever wondered how important learning your spouse’s love language is? In this episode we’re sharing about the good and the potential not so good of the Five Love Languages if they’re misused. Tune in today if you want to be sure you’re using this marriage resource the right way! Don’t forget to leave us a review! Get the App to find out you…
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On this episode, we explain what we mean about focusing on yourself when you are in a struggling marriage... The end goal of marriage isn’t just to stay married. It’s to have a healthy, God-honoring marriage that thrives. One of the best ways to do that when your marriage is struggling is to focus on yourself because that’s something you can contro…
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Some seasons of marriage can be emotionally exhausting, but this exhaustion should never become the norm. Your marriage is designed to add value to your life, not to constantly take from it. In this episode, we’re sharing several reasons you might feel emotionally drained in your marriage. Be sure to join us to find out if any of those culprits are…
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Would it surprise you to know that an example of gaslighting can be found in scripture? Just like it does in real life, this example of gaslighting also led to destruction. If you or someone you love is a victim of this form of emotional abuse, you’ll want to tune in! Need further help! Check out episode 70 with Dr. David Clarke, Enough is Enough h…
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On this episode, we’re bringing our most popular Instagram posts to you. We’re going unscripted to talk about what resonated most with couples and take them one step further. Join us to listen and learn today! Ready to get your FREE Customized Date Night Box from Happily (just pay $7.99 shipping) AND to get 25% for all your other Date Night Boxes a…
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When you get to the end of your life, will you be able to say that you have no regrets when it comes to your marriage? On this episode, we took some of the most common deathbed regrets and discussed how to avoid having them in your marriage. If you want a life and a marriage without regrets, listen in. to part 2 of this series. Find our show notes …
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When you get to the end of your life, will you be able to say that you have no regrets when it comes to your marriage? On this episode, we took some of the most common deathbed regrets and discussed how to avoid having them in your marriage. If you want a life and a marriage without regrets, listen in. Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarri…
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Do you get unsettled when there’s conflict around you or if you know that someone isn’t happy with you? What lengths do you go to in order to get the peace to return? And when it does return, is it even real peace at all? In this episode, we’re sharing the differences between peace-making and peace-faking. Don't miss this episode if you have a stro…
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Are you an empty nest mom or an adult daughter trying to make everyone happy this Christmas? The transition from parenting to developing more of a friendship for an empty nest mom is challenging, especially around the holidays. Traditions have been firmly rooted for years, and now, they’re suddenly changing. Holidays don’t look like they used to, a…
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Weekends are meant for relaxation and rejuvenation, yet you may be finding yourself entangled in arguments, ruining your precious time off. Instead of reconnecting, being purposeful, or having fun, you’re stuck sleeping on the edge of the mattress apart from one another out of sheer annoyance. Join us as we explore the common triggers that lead to …
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In this thought-provoking episode, we dive into the art of apologizing, discussing the balance between making amends and unintentionally undermining the sincerity of the apology. Join us as we unpack the various ways in which apologies can go awry. From insincere platitudes to the refusal to take responsibility for one's actions, we’re sharing the …
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Trust is the foundation of any strong and healthy marriage, but what happens when that trust is broken? In this straight-talking episode, we discuss the journey of healing and renewal as we explore the delicate process of rebuilding trust in a marriage. We understand that rebuilding trust after a breach of it can be a challenging and often painful …
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In relationships, assumptions can be like silent assassins, lurking in the shadows, undermining connection, and wreaking havoc on the bond in your marriage. In this episode, we'll shine a light on these dangerous assumptions that often go unnoticed yet have the power to erode trust, communication, and intimacy. Join us as we discuss and explore the…
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Life is full of ups and downs, and even the strongest marriages can hit a rough patch. If you've found yourselves in a marriage funk, don't fret— hang on, we’re here to pull you out! This episode is here to help you rediscover your relationship's joy, connection, and love. Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarriage.org/post/podcast/ep-110-ge…
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Have you “fallen out of love” or are you beginning to question if you married the right person or if you’re even compatible anymore? In almost every relationship, there may come a time when the flames of love need a little rekindling. Join us for this episode as we explore the art of rediscovering and nurturing the love that initially brought you t…
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It’s impossible to have a God-centered marriage without scripture being alive and well in your marriage. Believe it or not, there are more Bible verses that can apply to your marriage than just those read at your wedding or often heard from the pulpit. In fact, we’re sharing several on this episode, so hit play and learn some unexpected scriptures …
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Your marriage was created for oneness, but that doesn’t always mean it has it. Unfortunately, it’s quite possible for two people living under the same roof and sharing a life together to feel completely alone. If you long for togetherness and oneness in your marriage, you don’t want to miss this episode, where we share everything you need to create…
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Do you ever wonder how well your marriage could hold up under trial? Maybe you’re under trial now and are unsure if you’ll make it. On this episode, we’re talking about what it takes to build a resilient marriage and how to identify if you have any of the necessary traits for resiliency. It’s never too late to become resilient so be sure to tune in…
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Does your spouse refuse to grow? Or maybe it’s you who struggles with change? Regardless, none of us are created to remain the same, and we should constantly pursue growing and becoming more and more like Christ every day. On this episode, we’re talking about the reasons why growing in marriage is a must, as well as how to know the difference betwe…
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We all want a strong marriage, but that doesn’t mean we know how to build one. On this episode of Building a Strong Marriage, we’re sharing the exact building blocks you’ll need to make sure your marriage has a firm foundation that will be able to withstand any storm. Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarriage.org/post/podcast/ep-104-buildin…
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We live in a world that glorifies busyness, where our calendars are constantly packed, and our to-do lists seem never-ending. From demanding careers to family responsibilities and social commitments, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. And that's exactly what we're exploring today - when life becomes so hectic that it's hard to find balance, maintain yo…
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If you and your spouse seek to strengthen and protect your marriage by fighting against the Enemy, this episode is for you. We share invaluable insights and actionable advice to help you maintain your love, trust, and unity. Tune in and discover all the ways you can protect your marriage starting today. Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarr…
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You’ve probably heard about the consequences of divorce, but have you ever thought that if there are consequences of divorce, there must be benefits of marriage? On this episode, we’re chatting about the many amazing benefits of marriage, and we’re confident some of them will surprise you. Click play and give it a listen! Find our show notes at htt…
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Have you ever been caught in a cycle of disagreements? The disagreements where you never find a resolution and one or both of you are so sure of your rightness that there’s no room for listening to the other’s side or perspective? Well, it’s no surprise as we also seem to be living in a world that is just like that. But what if there was a more lov…
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Has your sex life or romantic life fizzled? Are you wondering how in the world you can ever keep those sparks alive with all the busyness, work, parenting, or stress? Well, you want to join us on this episode as we give you some practical ways to keep those sparks alive for years to come! Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarriage.org/post/p…
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Is your marriage lacking joy? When is the last time you’ve done something fun just because? How long has it been since you’ve chosen joy or even chosen to rejoice in a hard season? If you’re like most couples, it’s probably been a while. On this episode, we’re talking about all things joy and, more importantly, why living a joy-filled life is one o…
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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 differen…
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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! Episode 82 - Say It Like …
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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! Find our show notes at ht…
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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 …
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Join us for Part 2 of this two-part series as we help you uncover those sins of erosion in your marriage that may be deceiving you into thinking that they’re not a big deal while slowly but surely they eat away at your marriage. Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarriage.org/post/podcast/ep-93-sins-in-marriage-does-your-marriage-have-them-pa…
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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 refe…
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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…
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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! Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarriage.org/post/podcas…
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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 …
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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 e…
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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. Need Financial Help? https://ramseycoach.com/leah-adams-coaching Find o…
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Is there ever anything you hold back from your spouse? Or do you ever feel they’re holding things back from you? On this episode we’re sharing with you what we think you should be sharing with one another. Join us for this casual but impactful marriage changing conversation Find our show notes at https://expeditionmarriage.org/post/podcast/ep-86-th…
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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 thi…
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Have you ever called your husband to have him not answer and your mind suddenly goes to thoughts of him being in an accident or something else awful happening? Have you ever seen your wife upset and instantly stress out wondering what you must have done? These are just a couple of negative thoughts that can not only take over your life but also the…
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Are you a spender married to a saver, or perhaps the other way around? Do you usually agree on your Christmas spending budget, or do you think your spouse buys for too many people? So many marriages struggle with these kinds of financial issues, especially around the holidays. On this episode, Julie Baumgardner, Certified Family Life Educator and S…
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When you stood at the altar and said your vows, do you think you really knew what you were saying? Did you have anything in mind for what the worse of the better or worse would look like? Our daughter recently got married, and their vows were hard hitting, biblically rooted, deeply desirable, and tear-jerking reminders of what marriage should truly…
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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? Tune in to this episode if you want to understand your defensive spouse so yo…
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Having a spouse who doesn’t easily share with you can be challenging. It can feel so personal and make you wonder why they don’t want to talk to you or maybe why they don’t trust you enough to share with you. It might surprise you to know that often their lack of sharing has nothing to do with you! You’re not wrong for pursuing connection with them…
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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 YES! But maybe you’re finding yourself in the empty nest and it’s feeling a lot emptier in the bedroom, and you need some hope. The truth is that physical intimacy takes some work, and a lot of things change during those e…
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Are you in the throws of parenting? Feeling the drain from meeting needs all day, giving baths, sitting in car line, or going back and forth to sports practices and games? These can be some fun, yet equally challenging years, and if you’re not intentional, all that fatigue and running around will zap your sex life! On today’s episode we’re having a…
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Are you struggling in your marriage and aren’t sure if it’s time to call it quits or not? 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, so before you decide to pull the plug on your marriage, give this episode a listen and see if there might …
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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 ma…
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