The Marriage Podcast for Smart People
Helping couples build a marriage they’ll love today and treasure for a lifetime
Unfortunately, marriage does not come with an instruction manual. High expectations often lead to disappointment and communication breakdowns.
Did you know communication is the No. 1 challenge married couples face? It’s easy to feel like you’re the only couple struggling with your marriage, and not know where to turn for help. Counseling can be expensive and divorce is very costly. But those aren’t your only option.
The Marriage Podcast for Smart People is designed to help busy couples like yourselves move away from conflict and unhappiness to build a marriage you’ll love today and treasure for a lifetime.
Co-hosts Caleb and Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele understand your pain and frustration. It’s their mission to help save as many marriages as possible. In every episode, they examine secular research and integrate it with a Christian worldview to share actionable steps every couple can take to strengthen their marriage.
Renew your marriage, grow as a couple, and build a thriving future together.
We have over 1.3 million downloads, over 230 episodes, and have been in production for 5 years.
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.
Best demonstration of marriage relationships
I caught my husband listening to this advice one night and asked to listen in too. Wow, what a lovely demonstration of communication between spouses discussing all those important issues that come up and are so hard to talk about and sort out. Their topics cover everything that causes our happiness in marriage to come unstuck. I have passed this on to many of my friends and family. Lets hope they have a listen - we are finding it is helping us as well as helping us to help others. 10 points you two - thanks for being so transparent and letting us hear how it's done.
Review from an anonymous listener on an amazing podcast
Caleb and Verlynda, The practical advice you give makes working these concepts into marriage very natural. Your podcast is a greater reminder that marriage takes work, but that it is worth the effort. Thank you for helping listeners keep perspective through potentially challenging times. You are inspiring.
Sensitive, precise and encouraging
I enjoy how specific the episodes are—this has helped me to think more carefully about the different challenges a marriage faces, rather than feeling overwhelmed by a general discouragement. Both hosts are very skilled communicators who are sensitive and helpfully professional.
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!
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!
I listened to probably 20 episodes in 3 days. I really liked them. It’s probably the best marriage podcast I’ve ever listened to because they act out what they teach while you listen. It makes marriage fun.
Absolute Best Marriage Podcast Ever!!
Absolutely my favorite podcast! I feel as if I’ve outgrown other marriage podcasts as in I think my views on marriage and sexuality are often healthier than the hosts. But this one is tried and true! They both have great laughs and I love the way they tease each other while tackling all the real issues in marriages. The messages and research are great! Such healthy views on marriage and sexuality! Thank you Caleb and Verlynda! Cannot thank you enough for putting these healthier perspectives out there. You’ve helped me through some dark times in my marriage and now that I’m in the light, you continue to be a huge blessing and a breath of fresh air to listen to every week!
Sound teaching and advice
Thank you so much for these podcasts! I am a runner and listen to them while running alone. I love them and they have been incredibly helpful for my marriage as well as others because I always try to share certain ones with friends that are going thru those particular 'things.' 🙂 Thanks again! Evan Logan
I have become a student of Caleb & Verlynda. Listening to each episode multiple times, taking notes, journaling. Thank you - my marriage is in desperate need.
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Meet the Hosts: Caleb and Verlynda
Caleb and Verlynda Simonyi-Gindele live in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, (about 10 miles from the U.S. border and the state of North Dakota) with their three daughters and their family dog. They’ve been married since 1999.
Caleb is a registered Clinical Counsellor (#4323) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, a seasoned public speaker, and professional marriage therapist who serves as the Clinical Director of OnlyYouForever’s online counselling agency.
Verlynda co-hosts the podcast with Caleb and is involved in the behind-the-scenes operations of OnlyYouForever. She is also the Travel Coordinator for The Marriage Cruise for Christian Couples, a seven-night Carribbean cruise that gives couples a chance to escape from the daily grind and focus on renewing their relationship.
Through their weekly podcast, Caleb and Verlynda empower couples around the world by giving them research-based tools and skills to help improve their marriage, through the lens of a Christian worldview.
Like any married couple, Caleb and Verlynda still have moments of frustration, anger, and offense. But on the podcast, you’ll hear them being real, sharing authentic laughs (and even the occasional squabble) with their listeners.
They don’t always agree, but have learned how to respect each other’s differences, find real, lasting joy in their marriage, and hope to help many more marriages come to the same place of intimacy and joy.
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