Create a Marriage You'll Love TODAY

AND TREASURE FOR A LIFETIME

Research-based Marriage Guidance That Actually Works

Welcome! OnlyYouForever is the home of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People, co-hosted by Verlynda and myself. This site came about from a desire to help marriages; to make sure you never get to that point of no return, and to help you find or renew that spark of love. We share advice that is practical and understandable while speaking from a Christian worldview. Every episode contains research-backed and Bible-based wisdom that will help YOU create a thriving, passionate marriage!

Caleb Simonyi-Gindele, MAMFT, RCC

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What Our Listeners Are Saying


So helpful + funny!!

I love this podcast. My husband and I both listen to it and it is so helpful in our marriage. We recently got married after a year and a half of long-distance dating! I heard from many people that the first year of marriage is so difficult. But quite honestly, listening to this podcast makes our marriage so much better. I love how it's not bland and you two are always laughing at something (: -Christina


Adventinas

Invaluable across faiths

I was referred to this podcast by a friend who raved about its value because of the research and human aspect of hearing both hosts speak. I wholeheartedly agree with her. There are Christian references respecting the faith of the hosts that are well-used to complement the immense research and reinforce the skills and concepts of a strong marriage. Even as non-Christians (friend and I both) I find the entire content incredibly on-point as the concepts conveyed in the research and faith based examples are ones that are universally (in my opinion) fundamental to a strong and thriving marriage. Listen and decide for yourself. Hope this helps! Kudos on a great job.


Diners

Very insightful series

I recently started listening to your podcast after realizing that my marriage was not in a great place after only 4 years married. We have been together for six years now and over time I have come to realize that I feel more and more I do not know my spouse at all. Seeking advice on how to improve my relationship I came across your podcast. I have listened to many episodes and in each and every one I get great advice and can relate aspects of the show to my own relationship. I often send my husband the same podcast by sharing it via text message so that he can listen as well. The recent shows on cognitive bias were fabulous and I suffer from mood and confirmation bias. I felt like you were giving examples of me. I listen to your series on my days off and while I am getting dressed in the morning for work. I live apart from my husband due to work and only see him every three months so working on myself while living apart I hope helps when I return home and we live together again in 2020. Thank you again for what you are doing and keep up the great research to help those of us that seek research based advice from experts like yourself. Respectfully, Karie D. Montana, USA


Karie D

The best marriage podcast out there!!!

Caleb and Verlynda are the best! Lots of sound research based advice. So much great content. My husband and I have listened to so many of your podcasts, over and over. We have great discussions and they have been instrumental in helping us in our marriage to grow closer to each other. They have helped us to understand ourselves and each other better than we ever have. 42 years married and were now in our best season of life ever! Thank you for your help! Love you guys!


JACKIEinATL

Loving feeling

This a great podcast with actionable tips to help you “keep that loving feeling”. And they are a fun couple with light hearted banter.


Brkroon

Accurate and Encouraging!

I’m new to podcasts and to OYF but I cannot get enough of Caleb and Verlynda! Their wisdom and advice are well researched, calmly and openly expressed, and so very true! I began my search for podcasts to improve my marriage and family life and landed here. After my first listen I knew I would stick around. I found a few episodes specific to recent situations and struggles in my life and, once, was even brought to tears as I listened and recognized myself in a stage Caleb was describing. Thank you for the sound advice and information, for the tips and explanations provided in each episode. You are helping me process issues in myself and issues in my marriage and ways to restore and improve my relationship with my spouse. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!


Ladyheckler

A lifeline when I discovered my husbands affair

You have saved my sanity and quite possibly my marriage. I found your site when searching for help for myself when I discovered my husbands affair/porn addiction. I can't tell you how valuable your episodes on these subjects have been. God bless you for the work you are doing.


Pinner envy

Thank You!

Great podcast! I was looking for a marriage podcast and find the research very informative and interesting. Thanks for all the information! I already have used some of your tips and can tell they are making a difference!


MC in TX

Great practical marriage advice!

I like all of the easily-digestible tidbits of wisdom in this podcast! It’s a great way to boost any marriage, and it’s free! I appreciated the episode on dealing with a narcissistic spouse, and I think it would be great to follow it up with an episode on spouses with Borderline Personality Disorder. I’ve had a lot of experience in that arena, and it has been quite a challenge! Also, to follow up on your episodes on abuse, perhaps you could have an episode on false accusations of abuse. Being falsely accused of abuse can be as traumatic as being abused, and I think it’s a situation that a lot of men find themselves in.


Phaethon5

Great information, well presented

Very insightful episodes! Great information packaged in a logical way with evidence from studies to back up conclusions.

I recently enjoyed binge listening to a lot of the episodes from the archives and particularly enjoyed the series on finances and debt management. Rather than being inflexible and opposed to debt, as is the stance of many personal finance gurus, Caleb made comments highlighting that debt tolerance can often be different from one person to the next. In the context of married couples, navigating these differences is an important process to maintaining strength in a marriage when facing financial strain, which is one of the number one drivers of divorce.

This podcast is a gift to society. Marriages are so important to family life, and families are important in society.

I’ve been pleased to recommend this podcast to many people since I started listening. I always finish an episode with lots to think about. Thank you both for this work you’re doing!


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