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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JACKIEinATL

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!

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jeremiahkarla

This is the one you've been looking for!

If you are wanting to bring your marriage in for a slight tune up or would like to fix something a little more major but don't want/afford to go to a counselor then give this podcast a listen & you will be glad you did. Definitely worth the FIVE stars!

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LoyalListener!

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.

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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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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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Elogan108

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

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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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Amdobbs4

We love this podcast!

My husband and I have listened to this podcast for a few months now and we absolutely love it! This was crucial for our marriage. We were at a point of separation a couple of months ago and have 3 young children. You were a part of saving our marriage!!! THANK YOU! We aren't even religious but the advice is so well done and the combo of the pair of them, works so well together! Great sound advice and now we have become happy patrons.
Keep doing what you're doing! We love you from Erie, PA!

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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.

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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Gain access to exclusive bonus content and valuable information to help you build a marriage you’ll love today and treasure for a lifetime.