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 1.8 million downloads, over 250 episodes, and have been in production for 5 years.
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!
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!
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
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!!
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
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!
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!
Really good fun and helpful
I’m really enjoying this podcast and it is helping me reflect on where we are running aground and how I can steer us into safer waters. I love the clear Biblical approach while looking for evidence for what works in the modern world. I have been listening to episodes in the 40-65 range and may have to go back to the first episode and listen to them all. Thank you.
I can not begin to express how informative all this was for myself . Thank you again for everything you do !!! I am hoping that my husband will be willing to listen to your podcast soon!
Binge listening Great information!
Found this looking for marriage podcasts and was elated to find out it was Christian based and went back and started to listen from podcast 1 and am in the sixties. Thank you. I love the interviews, information, but especially Caleb and Verlinda's honesty that they aren't perfect and are still working on the issues they are teaching us.
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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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