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MarriageToday with Jimmy & Karen Evans

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The MarriageToday Podcast is hosted by best-selling author and speaker, Jimmy Evans and his wife Karen. Jimmy is author of the books Marriage on the Rock, Lifelong Love Affair and The Four Laws of Love. MarriageToday is a weekly podcast that is dedicated to equipping families with the teaching and tools they need to succeed in marriage.

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The Secret of Lasting Passion in Marriage

June 13, 2024 05:00 - 40 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast with Jimmy Evans. In this episode, Jimmy Evans explores the theme of lasting passion in marriage, drawing parallels between our relationships and our relationship with Jesus. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining passion in marriage and discusses the consequences of losing it. By sharing personal experiences and biblical insights, Jimmy provides practical steps to restore passion in marriage, including making your relationship a priority, protec...

The Consequences of Words in Marriage

June 06, 2024 05:00 - 31 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast with Jimmy Evans! In this episode, Jimmy discusses the incredible power of words in marriage, emphasizing how positive and loving words can transform relationships. He explores the three laws of sowing and reaping, the importance of speaking truth in love, and the role of the Holy Spirit in transforming marriages. Join us as we delve into the consequences of words, the significance of communication, and the power of prayer in shaping strong, loving re...

Building Financial Intimacy and Partnership in Marriage

May 30, 2024 05:00 - 36 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast with Jimmy Evans. In this episode, Jimmy delves into the crucial topic of building financial intimacy and partnership in marriage. He emphasizes how money impacts trust and security in a relationship, explores different money languages that can lead to conflicts, and shares personal stories and practical steps to foster financial intimacy. The importance of mutual respect, shared control, united faith, and common vision and values in managing finances...

God's Design for Marriage Success

May 23, 2024 05:00 - 31 minutes

In this episode of the Marriage Today Podcast, Jimmy Evans shares the powerful story of his own marriage transformation through the four laws of marriage. He discusses the importance of prioritizing your spouse, pursuing your partner with all your energy, sharing everything as true partners, and maintaining purity in your relationship. Jimmy recounts his personal journey from a failing marriage to a thriving, fulfilling relationship, emphasizing that anyone can succeed in marriage by followin...

The Law of Priority

May 16, 2024 05:00 - 35 minutes

Welcome to the Marriage Today Podcast with Jimmy Evans. On Today's episode I'm excited to share with you my life message: the four laws of marriage that transformed my own relationship and have helped countless couples build successful and fulfilling marriages. These four laws—the law of priority, the law of pursuit, the law of partnership, and the law of purity—are the keys to a thriving marriage. By honoring these principles, you can experience a 100% chance of success in your marriage. Let...

The Path to Peaceful Homes

May 09, 2024 05:00 - 33 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast, with Jimmy Evans. In today's episode, we'll delve into the essential elements of creating an honest and healthy family life. I'll share some personal experiences about the challenges I faced with communication in my own marriage and emphasize why effective communication and timely conflict resolution are pivotal. We'll discuss the risks of harboring anger overnight and the significance of addressing and resolving disputes before the day ends. Join me as w...

The Transformative Power of Prophetic Thinking

May 02, 2024 05:00 - 33 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast with Jimmy Evans. In this episode, Jimmy delves into the transformative power of prophetic thinking, underscoring the importance of adopting a winner's mindset and focusing on the finish line. He draws inspiration from Hebrews 12, discussing the necessity of running life's race with endurance. Jimmy highlights how prophetic thinking can help overcome discouragement and stresses the value of receiving prophetic words from reliable sources. He rounds ou...

Breaking Free From Generational Trauma

April 25, 2024 05:00 - 32 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast; today, we will explore the impact of generational trauma. Jimmy Evans shows how past experiences influence our lives and relationships, sharing personal stories and offering practical steps to overcome these patterns. Learn how to make peace with the past, forgive, and create a positive legacy for future generations. Tune in to start your journey towards healing and blessing those to come. -------------------------------- To watch the full series for...

From Pain to Promise: Rediscovering God's Plan for Love and Unity

April 18, 2024 05:00 - 39 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday podcast. Today pastor Jimmy Evans dives into Isaiah 61 to explore how God's promise of healing and redemption through Jesus can profoundly impact our lives. He identifies five key areas of healing—poverty, bondage, brokenheartedness, heaviness, and mourning—offering hope and a path forward for those suffering. Evans emphasizes that true healing involves a collaborative process with God, requiring our obedience, willingness to change, and active responsibility...

Unveiling Deception: Overcoming Pain and Trauma in Marriage

April 11, 2024 05:00 - 31 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast, I'm excited to dive into this episode with you. Today, we're going to uncover how the enemy uses pain and trauma to deceive and manipulate us. I'll share some powerful biblical examples that shed light on this issue and offer practical strategies for aligning our thoughts with God's truth to overcome deception's grip. Join me on this journey of healing and restoration in your marriage. -------------------------- To watch the full series for free foll...

Healing Through Pain: Transforming Challenges into Growth

April 04, 2024 05:00 - 34 minutes

Welcome to the Marriage Today Podcast with Jimmy Evans. In this episode, Jimmy delves into the profound impact of pain on our lives and relationships. Through personal stories, he illustrates how unresolved pain can accumulate and affect our mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational well-being. Jimmy identifies three common ways people cope with pain: medicating, motivating, or meditating. Join us as we explore these approaches and learn how to navigate life's challenges towards healing an...

Can You Love Your Spouse, but Not Like Your Spouse?

March 14, 2024 05:00 - 14 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! Jimmy and Karen Evans here, and in this episode, we're tackling a question many of us grapple with: what to do when you love your spouse but don't particularly like them. Get ready for a candid conversation as we share our personal insights on navigating those moments. We emphasize that it's okay to have times when you're not best buddies, but it shouldn't shake your commitment to the marriage. Join us as we delve into controlling emotions, the distinctio...

I Will Sacrificially Love And Serve My Spouse

March 07, 2024 06:00 - 14 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! It's Jimmy and Karen Evans, and in this episode, we're diving deep into the heartbeat of a strong marriage: sacrificial love. We're excited to share insights from our new book, 'I Will,' a 365-day devotional crafted for couples. Join us as we unpack the foundation of sacrificial love, the challenge of embodying Christ-like love, and the pivotal role of husbands at home. We get personal about the importance of sacrificial love as the bedrock of any thrivin...

Establishing An Emergency Relief Plan For My Marriage

February 29, 2024 06:00 - 14 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! We're Jimmy and Karen Evans, and in this episode, we're diving into the critical topic of having an emergency relief plan for your marriage. Drawing parallels to hurricane evacuation routes, we share personal insights on the importance of being prepared for crisis situations, even those that might seem less severe. We emphasize the impact of emotional decision-making on marriages and highlight the need for help and counseling. From pastors to trusted frie...

Closing Ranks With Your Spouse

February 22, 2024 06:00 - 15 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! It's Jimmy and Karen Evans, and in this episode, we're getting personal about the importance of unity in marriage. Beyond parenting, we explore how being a united front impacts every aspect of life—relationships, friendships, and decision-making. Drawing from our own experiences, we stress the benefits of counseling and highlight the pivotal role of communication and shared vision in a thriving marriage. Join us for a candid conversation on why unity is t...

Stop Confusing Love With Enabling

February 15, 2024 06:00 - 15 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! Join Jimmy and Karen Evans as we unpack the difference between love and enabling in relationships. We get real about codependency, sharing personal stories, and tackling tough issues like addiction and boundaries. Tune in for a fresh perspective on love and relationships! ----------------------- Need Marriage Help?: https://xomarriage.com/marriage-help/ Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference from the comfort of your home! :https://www.xon...

Taking the risk to forgive

February 08, 2024 06:00 - 14 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! In this episode, Jimmy and Karen Evans delve into the crucial theme of forgiveness in marriage. They highlight the consequences of not forgiving, the dangers of bitterness, and the challenging journey of forgiving infidelity. The hosts stress the importance of grace, discuss rebuilding trust after betrayal, and underscore the long-term effects of unforgiveness. Wrapping up, they encourage couples to keep short accounts, seek help when needed, and recommen...

Is The Law Of Priority In Your Marriage?

February 01, 2024 06:00 - 13 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! Join Jimmy and Karen Evans in a candid discussion on prioritizing marriage. They share their own journey from the brink of divorce, highlighting the vital need to re-prioritize. Advocating for marriage as the most important human relationship, second only to one's connection with God, they stress placing it above work, hobbies, and even children. Tune in for insights on handling in-law dynamics and modeling a robust marriage. Jimmy and Karen encourage cou...

Providing A Climate For Total Openess

January 25, 2024 13:57 - 13 minutes

Welcome to the MarriageToday Podcast! Join Jimmy and Karen Evans as they discuss the importance of total openness in marriage. Introducing their new book, 'I Will,' the couple emphasizes creating a judgment-free space for sharing. Drawing from personal experiences, they highlight the role of honesty, repentance, and graciousness in building trust and intimacy. Be inspired to be each other's best friend, bring everything to light for healing, and seek help when needed. A short, powerful episod...

Rediscovering Romance: Jimmy Evans' Top Moments

January 18, 2024 17:03 - 20 minutes

Welcome Back to the Marriage Today Podcast. Today, Jimmy Evans reflects on some of his favorite moments from the past five years. The conversation focuses on the importance of communication, creativity, and empathy in marriage. It explores the phases of instinctive romantic love and the need to remember and restore first love. The episode also emphasizes the unconditional love of God and the importance of trusting Jesus. It concludes with practical advice on establishing and maintaining prior...

Celebrating Love: A Nostalgic Look with Jimmy and Karen

January 11, 2024 06:00 - 17 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast with Jimmy and Karen Evans! Today, we're thrilled to bring you a special episode featuring some of our favorite moments of Karen Evans. Join us as Karen delves into various topics crucial to relationships and marriage, sharing insights on essential issues for couples. From improving communication and navigating financial conflicts to balancing frugality and fun, meeting emotional needs, rebuilding trust after infidelity, and setting boundaries with in...

The Power of Friendships

January 04, 2024 06:00 - 13 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast! In this episode, we're diving into the impact of friendships on marriage and faith and the crucial role good friends play in marriage and spiritual growth through personal stories. Learn why surrounding yourself with the right people is vital, as divorce and faithfulness often reflect group dynamics. We'll discuss the significance of choosing friends who share your values, love for Jesus, commitment to marriage, church, and offer encouragement and ac...

True Redemptive Love

December 28, 2023 06:00 - 14 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast! In this episode, we discuss redemptive love, exploring 1 Peter 2:21-3:7 as our guide. Discover how Christ's example of enduring suffering without retaliation teaches us to respond to our spouses' wrongs with grace and love. ----------------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 More resources from our team: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family...

Getting Help When You Need It

December 21, 2023 07:08 - 14 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast! In this episode, we're diving into the importance of seeking outside help when facing marital challenges that you and your spouse just can't agree on. We'll explore why seeking counsel isn't a sign of weakness but wisdom. Discover the significance of being teachable through Proverbs 18:1-2 and hear our personal testimony about seeking guidance during tough times.  NEED HELP? Visit:https://xomarriage.com/marriage-help/ ----------------- Need a romanti...

How To Pray Together As A Couple

December 14, 2023 06:00 - 14 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast! Today, we're tackling the hurdles of praying together as a couple. From handling different spiritual levels to understanding each other's needs, we'll explore the why, when, and how of joint prayer. Join us in learning how to navigate this essential aspect of togetherness and enhance your spiritual connection with your partner. --------------------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grap...

The Importance of Prayer in Marriage

December 07, 2023 06:00 - 13 minutes

Hey there, welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast! Today's episode is all about how Karen prayed for me when I wasn't the best husband and what happened when we truly invited God into our relationship. We'll talk about how relying on God to transform our spouses fosters deeper trust and spiritual intimacy and significantly lowers divorce rates. ----------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 More resources...

Who Am I?

November 30, 2023 06:00 - 17 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. Today's topic is one that we are very passionate about. We want you to know we are praying for you and walking beside you as you fight the battle of redefining your personal identity in Christ. ----------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 More resources from our team: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/married-into-the-family Grab a copy of our new book: https:...

How To Pray Together As A Couple

November 23, 2023 06:00 - 19 minutes

Welcome back to the MarriageToday Podcast! Today, we're tackling the hurdles of praying together as a couple. From handling different spiritual levels to understanding each other's needs, we'll explore the why, when, and how of joint prayer. Join us in learning how to navigate this essential aspect of togetherness and enhance your spiritual connection with your partner. ------------------ Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevi...

Are Your Kids Dividing Your Marriage?

November 16, 2023 06:00 - 17 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. Let's be honest; parenting is hard, and it takes a ton of time and dedication to truly raise great kids. Yet on the flip, your marriage should be your number one priority. Join us today as we dive into keeping your marriage your number-one priority while in the thick of raising kids. Grab a copy of our new book: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/fighting-for-the-soul-of-your-child ----------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conferenc...

The Worst Word in Marriage

November 09, 2023 06:00 - 15 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. Today, we're talking about one of the worst things you can say in your marriage. We will give some practical steps to change the word mine to ours. Resources mentioned in today's show:https://store.xomarriage.com/collections/jimmy-evans ----------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 Grab a copy of our new book: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/fighting-for-the-...

Don't Confuse Sex With Intimacy

November 02, 2023 15:28 - 15 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. Karen and I are excited to discuss a common myth we see in marriage; we're debunking the lie that sex and intimacy are the same in marriage. Vision Retreat Course Bundle: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/vision-retreat-course-bundle ----------- Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO24 Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 Grab a copy of our new book: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/fighting-for-the...

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November 01, 2023 05:39 - 5 minutes

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The Four Basic Needs of a Child

October 26, 2023 23:10 - 13 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. We are talking about parenting again, but we want to dive into the needs we believe all children have! We have seen the impact a parent truly has on their children. We believe this is the most important job you have as a parent, so lean in, and let's grow together. __________ Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 Grab a copy of our new book: https://store.xomarriage.com/...

#1 Job of A Parent

October 19, 2023 23:46 - 16 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. We are excited to be talking about parenting! We have seen the impact a parent truly has on their children. We believe this is the most important job you have as a parent, so lean in, and let's grow together. __________ Need a romantic Date? Register here for XO Conference: https://brushfire.com/xomarriage/xo-2024-grapevine/548791?_gl=1 Grab a copy of our new book: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/fighting-for-the-soul-of-your-child More resourc...

Are You Choosing Your Parents Over Me?

October 05, 2023 04:15 - 15 minutes

Welcome Back to the MarriageToday Podcast. We are excited to dive back in on the topic of leaving and cleaving! We know it's hard, but it is absolutely necessary to have a successful marriage long-term. Are you the in-law in the relationship? This episode is for you too so don't tune out, lean in and lets grow together. __________ Grab a copy of our new book: https://store.xomarriage.com/products/fighting-for-the-soul-of-your-child More resources from our team: https://store.xomarriage.com/pr...

Am I too Different From My Spouse?

August 24, 2023 16:17 - 20 minutes

Welcome back to the Marriage Today podcast. In this episode, Jimmy talks about how we are created differently for a reason and teaches us to understand and operate efficiently through our differences. ----- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dealing With Anger In Your Marriage

August 17, 2023 05:00 - 15 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how to deal with anger in your marriage. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Is Your marriage Emotionally Healthy ?

June 15, 2023 05:00 - 18 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how we build and keep emotionally healthy marriages. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Marriage With No Baggage

June 02, 2023 10:07 - 20 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how we move on from the baggage in our marriages. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Challenges of Change

June 02, 2023 10:04 - 17 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how we handle the changing of circumstances in our marriage. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

A Marriage Based on Truth

June 02, 2023 10:02 - 18 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about what truth your marriage should be based on. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Who's the Leader of Your Home?

May 11, 2023 05:00 - 20 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about who should be a true leader of your home? ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Giving Up Control In Your Marriage

May 11, 2023 03:23 - 18 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how do we surrender the control in our marriage and become a shepherd not a sheep driver. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Keeping your Marriage Fresh

April 27, 2023 05:00 - 16 minutes

On today's episode, we are giving you a preview of one of our other great podcasts at XO Marriage. The Creative Marriage exist to talk about the art of keeping your love alive no matter what life throws at your marriage. Ed & Lisa Young are some of my dear friends and I know you will enjoy their show.  Listen here: https://link.chtbl.com/ZwlNxYOv For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f...

Embracing Your Differences

April 20, 2023 15:03 - 18 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about the way that we embrace our differences in marriage ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Most Important Reason for Marriage

April 13, 2023 16:17 - 15 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about one of the biggest reasons (and mistakes) we get married. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

How You Fall in Love

April 06, 2023 05:00 - 17 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how we fall in (and out) of love with our spouse. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Meaning of Romance

March 17, 2023 05:00 - 13 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about how to understand romance and how it unlocks your marriage. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Should My Marriage Be Easier?

March 09, 2023 18:34 - 11 minutes

On today's episode, Pastor Jimmy is talking about doing the hard work to make your marriage succeed. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Why You Need a Church Home

March 09, 2023 18:33 - 15 minutes

On today's brad new episode, Jimmy & Karen are talking about how important being involved in a healthy church is for your marriage. ---- For all links mentioned in the episode & more XO content, visit: https://linktr.ee/marriagetoday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices