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 2 million downloads, over 250 episodes, and have been in production for 5 years.
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James

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.

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Hector S Leon

Impactful, practical, & a blessing

Caleb and Verlynda, just want to say thank you for pouring so much love and insight into your podcast. This has challenged me, showed me many areas of opportunity, and given me tools/hope to be a better husband. Love you guys!!

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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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Adventinas

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

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Finically

Great podcast!!!

Thank you so much for all the insight! I started listening to your podcast and shared it with my husband who is al caught up with your show now. We love your podcast! You speak on so many topics that are very needed for marriages today. Thank you for all the help!!!!

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smcruikshank

Listening to current and downloading all the previous podcasts!

Practical advice that is helpful and also entertaining. A range of informative material, varying from the "well duh why didn't I think of that" to the "my word that's deep," which then causes me to rewind and listen to the said advice multiple times to ensure that I understand it! Great chemistry, great advice, great podcast!

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Angel & Jeff

You are angels to us. 🙂

Late 2016 to late 2017, our marriage was a hell. On our third year of our marriage, all our inner mess and baggages surfaced to the point that we have to separate to two countries. Your podcast has been one of my solace during the agonizing months. I binged! I would make my husband listen to your podcast last year and at first he would shut down but slowly he began to really listen. Your straight to the point attention to the problem and solution has helped us communicate better, understand each other better and love each other again better. This beginning of the year is our breakthru and please know that you helped saved our marriage. Your voices are almost our everyday radio station with Rick Warren lol... And we laugh at your intro all the time! Now, with all the learning that I have learned from you, I have been using it to help other couples that are in distressed in their marriage or relationships. I love that it's not christianese but with sound research backed up that's why it get thru my husbands and mines hard hearts last year. Again, thank you! We are moving to BC this summer and can’t wait for our adventure there! And I might get Psychology to head thru counselling maybe in Trinity Western U because of you two! God bless you and your family! Mabuhay!

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UNCFan4Life

Great Christian Marriage Podcast

Thank you for your ministry. You've hit on a few things that I've struggled with. Glad I ran across you on here! May continue to bless your ministry! 🙂

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Pinner envy

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.

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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.

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.

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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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