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.

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We have over 1.3 million downloads, over 230 episodes, and have been in production for 5 years.
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MC in TX

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!

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Pastor Bud

New Tricks

OYF is teaching this old dog some new tricks! I have been married and in ministry for 30 years and absolutely love the fresh approach that Caleb and Verlynda bring to the journey of marriage. I am in overnight truck driver and have been binge listening since I discovered the podcast a few weeks ago. I just finished the episode on cell phone addiction – ouch! I share episodes with my sons in law to encourage and challenge them as well. Thank you for the intellectual challenge with a lighthearted approach.

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RockyNChai

Amazing Marriage Podcast

I appreciate the scientific research along with the real life application! The hosts take serious topics and bring humor & levity to engage the audience. They genuinely sound like they have fun making the podcast together!

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Robin from Boston

Excellent Content with Cute Accents

I am a School Counselor and absolutely all things psychology! This is an excellent podcast! Caleb and Verlynda are such a fun team and they both bring insight and humor to all of the topics covered. I love the resources that go along with the podcasts so that my husband and I can have concrete strategies to work on! I also have a soft spot for Canadian accents as much of my family is from Nova Scotia:) Keep up the great work!

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Lyndon & Chantal

Thank you

Hi there Caleb and Verlynda, thank you for an awesome podcast series. My wife and I listen to you guys daily and love the down to earth approach to common challenges facing modern day couples. You have helped us grow our marriage and helped open the lines of communication between us. God bless and warmest regards from Lyndon and Chantal
New Zealand

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Bluejeana

Life Line

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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kellymecheelle

Highly recommended by a fellow mental health counselor!

Truly the best marriage podcast I’ve found. I recommend it to my clients and learn so much for myself in my own practice, and for my own marriage.

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Kimberly F

Research based and heartfelt!

This podcast is one of several I consider as a part of my marriage mastermind group! Caleb brings the research, breaks it into easily digestible bites and Verlynda brings real life to discussions about marriage! I love the playful banter between them and always find something actionable with each episode. Thank you both for what you are doing!! I'll be joining you as a patron soon!

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thoughtful2

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.

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Avilovszthizapp

Loving this podcast

Found this scrolling on iTunes for a good listen.

Been binge-listening to these podcasts everyday when I pick my kids up from school.

I write down little notes at the end and share with my husband what I felt was valuable. I can honestly say, I feel a change in the way we BOTH view our marriage. Thanks so much! Been recommending to my friends. Can’t wait for the next podcast!

The Marriage Podcast for Smart People will help you:

  • Move away from conflict
  • Discover new ways to connect
  • Create more intimacy in your marriage
  • Improve communication with your spouse
  • Take actionable steps to strengthen your marriage
  • Build a thriving, passionate marriage
  • Grow deeper in love with one another


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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.

Become a patron of the podcast 

Gain access to exclusive bonus content and valuable information to help you succeed in your own marriage. 

Exclusive Bonus Content

When you become a Patron of The Marriage Podcast for Smart People, you’ll gain access to their library of exclusive bonus content, which will help you succeed in your own marriage.

  • Growing Your Marriage by Growing Yourself - View Sample
  • Loving Your Body
  • Getting Into the Swing of Shiftwork
  • Praying Through Conflict
  • A Health Check For Your Marriage - View Sample
  • Healing From Grief Together

The Marriage Podcast for Smart People is funded by listeners who support Caleb and Verlynda in their mission to save marriages. If you would like to be a part of this worthy cause, you can become a Patron of the podcast with a minimum of a $10 a month investment.

As a patron of The Marriage Podcast for Smart Couples, you can help:  

  • Restore hope
  • Build marriages
  • Prevent divorces
  • Keep families intact

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