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 1.8 million downloads, over 250 episodes, and have been in production for 5 years.
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Brooke Lazor

If you’re looking for a Christian marriage podcast, this is it!

I just can’t say enough about how much I adore this podcast! Caleb and Verlynda bring such compassionate insight to marriage while providing incredibly valuable research-based information. Love is patient, love is kind; love never gives up and is always hopeful - if you’re looking for advice from a friend who truly understands and embodies this truth and will run all the advice they give you through this filter, OYF is it. This is hands-down the best Christian marriage podcast I have been able to find — Caleb and Verlynda, you truly are a blessing to many more people than you know!

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S. S. Minnow

Top Notch

Thank you for finding a way to make this podcast happen. I know it is a financial sacrifice. I have greatly benefited from the sound, research-based advice. Unfortunately, I’m part of the fifty-percent of people whose marriages fail. Your podcast has exposed areas in my life that need to be changed and improved. Thank you for holding up a godly standard and living it out in front of us. You have a loyal listener for life.

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Tricha70

Raw and Authentic teaching

My husband and I just recently started listening to this podcast because our marriage of 30 years hit some rocky roads due to some major family crisis and empty nesting. I can’t say enough how each episode relates and challenges us to do more for us. I’m so very excited to keep going and grow our marriage to greater heights. Thank you.

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Mamichula703

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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Cw12chai

Change your life and feel hope again

After listening to episode 102 about in laws, I realized my need to include more grace in my relationship. I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder and it's caused quite a bit of turmoil in our marriage of four years and two kids. As the oldest children in each of our family's it's already been difficult, but the recent trials have only added. Every single episode of this podcast is gold. Go the Amazon.com way and "subscribe and save" your marriage too.

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ccbdpm

Information is outstanding

My husband and I recently separated and I’ve been devouring this info to learn more about myself. It’s because of this podcast that I opted for a therapeutic separation instead of divorce. I really enjoy and appreciate the content and production value. As an American I find their Canadian accents endearing. Thanks for a great show!

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lotusink

Great podcast on marital issues

This was exactly what I was looking for. The topics are spot on. I’m glad to get research based info, and the show is bite sized enough to keep my husband’s attention. I have to agree that the announcer is just awful and detracts from otherwise normal, non irritating voices. It’s like Winona Ryder trying to fake an overly annunciated British accent with a terrible head cold. It’s really intolerable considering you have to listen to her 3 times each episode. The hosts are great though!

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LovenMercy

Insightful and Informative

I found the marriage podcast for smart people while looking for insight into my dysfunctional marriage. They deliver so effectively, touching on necessary and tough topics. Topics that are especially hard to find in Christian settings. Thanks guys!

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Mrs. Banaga

Intimacy

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!

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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

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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