Holiday Tips for Marriage

A curated episode list by Stu Gray
Creation Date October 18th, 2019
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Holidays can be tough for marriages. Over the Years we have talked about the holidays and shared our thoughts and tips to help during this season
Ditch the Family Traditions?
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ASK YOUR QUESTION ABOUT MARRIAGE: 1.615.592.1060 Do you ditch the old family traditions at Christmas? Or do you keep doing them? this post contains affiliate links On the Show Today: Christmas Parties make you tired. No Listener Question this week: Send us yours - Onair@stupendousmarriage.com Resources: Traditions - When is it time to change? Lots to think about with this one: Gospel thinking - How do we decide our Family Traditions? This topic makes me think about this song from Bocephus. Not that I am condoning his behaviour ;) Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage! (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show! Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly. Tell your Married Friends about the show! Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: iTunes| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com Photo by erin walker on Unsplash
Christmas Presents and Money
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ASK YOUR QUESTION ABOUT MARRIAGE: 1.615.592.1060 Talking Christmas Presents and Budgets and Money over the holidays this post contains affiliate links On the Show Today: (affiliate link) Mr. Rogers Rocks No Listener Question this week: Send us yours - Onair@stupendousmarriage.com Resources: Should We Rethink Holidays? - Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist Enjoy the HOlidays by removing these 10 things. - Another from Joshua Becker Setting up a Christmas Budget - Dave Ramsey Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage! (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show! Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly. Tell your Married Friends about the show! Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: iTunes| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com
Grateful at Christmas
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TEXT US YOUR MARRIAGE QUESTIONS: 1.615.592.1060 Gratitude for this time of year...or "The Christmas Poo" this post contains affiliate links On the Show Today: Grateful for crazy. Grateful for not perfect Grateful for uncomfortable Grateful for two dogs who poop a whole lot in our yard. No Listener Question this week: TEXT THEM TO US!!!! 1.615.592.1060 We are taking a short break for the holidays and we will talk to you in 2019!! Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage! (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show! Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly. Tell your Married Friends about the show! Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: iTunes| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com
128 – Merry Christmas from Stupendous Marriage
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Merry Christmas from Stupendous Marriage!! Download | iTunes | Stitcher   On the Show Today: Merry Christmas from Stu Lisa and Dean!   THE SHOW ISN’T COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU Send us Your Questions via Email Send us a Tweet With Your Question!   Love the show? Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! THANKS! Subscribe:    Photo credit: pixabay The post 128 – Merry Christmas from Stupendous Marriage appeared first on Stupendous Marriage.
Creative Gift Giving
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Creative Gift Giving to your spouse. this post contains affiliate links On the Show Today:   Deleting Facebook and Social Media - More and more people are doing it. Email for today: ...you mentioned that it is hard to buy Christmas gifts for Lisa because she liked experiences rather than things. My wife is the same way. On top of it, my wife doesn't like to plan... my primary gift to her has been a date plan for the upcoming year. I try to plan at least one activity that we can do together each month for the upcoming year. It is a great gift because she likes the activities and we both like to have plans we can look forward to. I can usually plan at least the first 9 months of the upcoming year. After that it can get difficult because schedules are not available that far out. Activities have included theater tickets (which she likes and I don't but I like her so I love to go), concert tickets (Casting Crowns and Toby Mac this year - woo-hoo!), an occasional sports ticket (minor league hockey this year), pottery classes, glass making classes, Discover SCUBA classes, an occasional weekend trip as the budget allows, and other things like that. I will not do the typical dinner and a movie date and it can be tricky ... sometimes we have to drive which can turn it into a full day activity - which is better for the Quality Time people...Some of the plans I have made in the past have even been free. I have found it is not about how much money I spend on her but that I was being intentional in planning activities that we can do together. Christmas morning package presentation has included just giving her tickets (which is no fun), photo albums with pictures of what we are going to do, and calendars. I would be interested in your thoughts on ideas of more things to do and ways to present them on Christmas morning in a package that can be unwrapped. We are glad you are back broadcasting regular episodes. We started listening at about episode 30 so we missed you while you were gone. Links:   Episode 171   Lake Tahoe Couples Getaway! ($100 off with our Affiliate Link!) TEXT US YOUR question!!!! 1.615.592.1060 Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage!   (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show!   Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes!   Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly.   Tell your Married Friends about the show!   Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: iTunes| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com  
My Mom Wants to Control the Holidays
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On the show today: How to talk to your family about celebrating Holidays What is codependency? What do you do when your older parents want to "control" you and your marriage? Why is Stu a Crier? (I don't think we have an answer for that one)   Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage! NEW STUPENDOUS MARRIAGE SHIRTS (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show! Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly. Tell your Married Friends about the show!   Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: iTunes| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com  
Stupendous Marriage Show 68: Holiday Traditions
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Download | iTunes Prologue: New Holiday Tradition this year with Stu’s Family – !!! Have you taken our “Stupendous Marriage Show Gets Better Survey“? Segment 1: A listener email about life changes after the baby. She is working full time, and he only part time, but he wants their marriage to be like it was before the child. Segment 2: From Auntie Em’s Guide to Life – An Explosive Combination – talking about expectiations during the holidays Segment 3: Hi Drive Wives? This is a new blog that you will just love! Great stuff here from Annabel. We talked a little about this post – Go Low   PS…We didn’t talk about this on the show, but our friend Sheila Wray Gregoire has released a new e-book called 31 Days to Great Sex it looks awesome, you can click thru to check it out below! Amazon.com Widgets THE SHOW ISN’T COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU! Send us a Message for an upcoming show. If you want to call, here is that number: 615-267-3733 We’d love for you to be a part of an upcoming show. Questions via email are also terrific. Honestly, we aren’t the quickest returning them, but we do answer many of them on our show so….Email Us! If you enjoy our show, please Comment and Rate us on iTunes! That would be terrific to help get the word out to other couples who need encouragement. Subscribe:    To recieve our show right away,follow me on Twitter goo.gl/P8lmY or subscribe on Itunes! goo.gl/EZe2O — Stu Gray (@stugray) September 3, 2012    photo from freedigitalphotos   The post Stupendous Marriage Show 68: Holiday Traditions appeared first on Stupendous Marriage.
3 Things We are Thankful For
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On the Show Today:  What family Holiday traditions (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years...) do you celebrate with your family?? Email us - ON AIR @ STUPENDOUS MARRIAGE . COM   THE SHOW ISN'T COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU Send us a Tweet With Your Question!   Love the show? Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! THANKS! Subscribe:    Photo credit: pixabay
Stupendous Marriage Show 73: Here Comes Valentines Day
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Here comes Valentines Day guys! Talking about that plus initiating sex with your spouse. Download | iTunes Prologue: Back from Indonesia – Here is a link, if you are interested in Sponsoring a child in Indonesia. Click on ‘Sponsor a child’ on that Facebook page! Have you taken our “Stupendous Marriage Show Gets Better Survey“? Segment 1: A Listener writes that his wife won’t have sex, and she thinks that he is crazy for desiring it. Lisa’s Post about Wives Initiating Sex. For others, you can check out our friends Julie Sibert and Paul and Lori Byerly…Not only this topic – they cover lots of related issues in their writing that would be helpful for husbands and wives!! Segment 2: Man Up Men for Valentines day! – Plan something for your spouse! Scott Means writing at Surrendered Marriage offers this thought on his blog. (This post has ideas if you can’t come up with anything right away husbands!) Segment 3: Scott also offers this for the wives – lower the expectations and offer these things to him on Valentines day… Amazon.com Widgets THE SHOW ISN’T COMPLETE WITHOUT YOU! Send us a Message for an upcoming show. If you want to call, here is that number: 615-267-3733 We’d love for you to be a part of an upcoming show. Questions via email are also terrific. Honestly, we aren’t the quickest returning them, but we do answer many of them on our show so….Email Us! If you enjoy our show, please Comment and Rate us on iTunes! That would be terrific to help get the word out to other couples who need encouragement. Subscribe:    To recieve our show right away,follow me on Twitter goo.gl/P8lmY or subscribe on Itunes! goo.gl/EZe2O — Stu Gray (@stugray) September 3, 2012    photo from freedigitalphotos   The post Stupendous Marriage Show 73: Here Comes Valentines Day appeared first on Stupendous Marriage.
Budget Now So You Won't Be Broke for Christmas
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Marriage Camp Continues!! Stu and Lisa talk about Budgeting. Ugh... No, budgets aren't fun. Yes, they are helpful. You can teach your kids the value of money and have money left for the holidays too!!! During the summer months, we are giving you short tips, tricks, and tools to a healthy marriage for summertime. You can work on your "Badges" in these Categories: * Parenting * Communication * Teamwork * Mindset * Sexy   Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage! NEW STUPENDOUS MARRIAGE SHIRTS (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly. Tell your Married Friends about the show! Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com  

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Why did We Start Encouraging Couples?
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TEXT US YOUR MARRIAGE QUESTIONS: 1.615.592.1060 Why did We Start Encouraging Married Couples? this post contains affiliate links On the Show Today: Talking about our Christmas and New Years Stu and Lisa talk about the start of Stupendous Marriage You can read about it here: The Birth of Stupendous Marriage No Listener Question this week: TEXT THEM TO US!!!! 1.615.592.1060 Show your Support for Stupendous Marriage! (affiliate link) Check out our new Amazon Influencer Page for Marriage Books To help support the show! Take a minute to comment and Rate us on iTunes! Hop on our email list to get marriage encouragement in your email weekly. Tell your Married Friends about the show! Stupendous Marriage Show on Facebook THANKS! Subscribe: iTunes| RSS|Google|Stitcher Additional Music from Audiohero.com Photo by MUNMUN SINGH on Unsplash