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 2 million downloads, over 250 episodes, and have been in production for 5 years.
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!
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.
Solid Marital Advice and Help
My husband and I have had a tumultuous marriage from the start with terrible family dynamics and our own strong personalities butting heads. Over the years we withdrew from each other, essentially roommates, but stayed together for the sake of the children. We created a lot of hurt and trauma over the years but despite all odds and God’s grace, we are celebrating our 15th anniversary this year. Your podcast has shed so much light on our ourselves, our marriage and provided solid advice on life and overcoming issues. We are actively working to fully restore and renew our marriage. Thank you for providing us hope for a better and stronger marriage! We’re on our way there!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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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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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