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Episode 51: Finding Yourself After Kids and Marriage with Belinda Merrin

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Episode 61: How to Practically Stop Reacting and Slow Down as a Mom with Lana Leigh Wilkens
Even without much on your schedule, we can feel rushed and overwhelmed. How can we slow down and change the way we interact with those around us? Lana Leigh Wilkens shares how we have authority to know and walk in truth!  Lana Leigh Wilkens, author of Knee-Jerk Mom, helps women discover their authentic family values and challenges them to ask the right questions so they can decide with confidence, not comparison. Connect with her at
April 14, 2021
Episode 60: Lose the Mom You're Not with Becky Kopitzke
If you're a mom, this episode is FOR YOU. We sit down with author and speaker Becky Kopitzke as she shares with us how to break the cycle of feeling overwhelmed, not good enough as a mom, and parenting out of exhaustion. You can find Becky and all of here fantastic resources and books, here! Get ready to feel freedom today, friends!
April 5, 2021
Episode 58: When Your Marriage is Not What You Hoped It Would Be with Ayanna Hall
What happens when your expectations and your reality do not match? If you've been struggling with feeling like this might not be what you signed up for, our friend Ayanna Hall brings us SUCH A GOOD WORD today! Ayanna is known as the Relational Pharmacist, is a Life Strategist, Coach, and Mentor. She can help you find, own, and gain confidence in your voice through her coaching, challenges, devotions, and more - all found at her website, Listen in and let us know what you think! 
March 17, 2021
Episode 57: How To Be A Happy Wife In An Unhappy Season with Michelle Nietert
Regardless of the season of marriage you're in, this episode does us all good! Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert shares with us how she helps couples navigate unhappy seasons of marriage, and how you can be happy in an unhappy season. Listen in, and let us know what you think! Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert, MA, LPC-S provides expertise using her over 20 years of experience as the clinical director of a large counseling center, previous school district crisis counselor, and current private school mental health consultant. Her work on parenting, mental health and faith is widely recognized. She provides practical solutions, real life examples and joins her audiences in the parenting trenches raising two school aged children. Her book Loved and Cherished is for tween girls with coauthor and Proverbs 31 ministries writer and speaker Lynn Cowell. Visit her website here. 
March 9, 2021
Episode 56: Feeling Like You're Failing with Michelle Barringer
If you feel like you can't catch up, like you're failing, or falling behind, this episode is for you! We sit down with Michelle Barringer and hear such wisdom, sure to encourage your heart!  Michelle Barringer is a writer, speaker, blogger, Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, and a full-time learning and development consultant. She has a master’s degree in communication. Michelle is currently writing her first book in the wee hours of the morning. You can join Michelle on social media @michellerbarringer on Instagram and Facebook and her website where she writes about faith, purpose, and perseverance sharing true stories and biblical insight.
March 4, 2021
Episode 55: If You Feel Like an Outsider With Your In-Laws with Heather Seguin
If you have struggled with your in-laws, if it feels like your husband is more loyal to his parents than your marriage or family? If it has felt like your in-laws make you feel guilty, or make you feel like an outsider, this episode is for you! Today we sit down with Heather Seguin, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist at her practice, Clear Choice Counseling. Listen in and let us know what you think!
February 23, 2021
Episode 54: Real Intimacy with Heather Seguin
This episode might really surprise you! We sit down with Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist as she shares with us what real intimacy is! You can make an appointment with Heather and check out her resources, here. 
February 15, 2021
Episode 53: When Your Spouse is Disengaged with Ayanna Hall
Does it feel like you're more emotionally invested than your husband? Do you wonder why it feels like you're working so hard to connect when he seems to not care? If so, girl, this episode is for you! We sit down with Ayanna Hall who shares what you can do if your husband is disengaged. Ayanna wants to help you find, own, and gain confidence in your voice through coaching, challenges, devotions, and more - all of which can be found on her website, here! 
February 10, 2021
Episode 52: When Your Sex Drives are Different with Michelle Nietert
One of the most common complaints couples have in marriage counseling is the disconnect they have sexually. What is a couple to do when sex drives are different? Counselor Michelle Nietert shares with us how she helps couples find connection when their sex drives are different. You can find Michelle Nietert and all of her incredible resources here.
February 8, 2021
Episode 51: Finding Yourself After Kids and Marriage with Belinda Merrin
Friend, if you feel like you left yourself back in...well, a long time ago, THIS IS FOR YOU! Belinda Merrin is with us today to ENCOURAGE you and give you ways to truly find yourself again if other things have taken you away from caring for and being, YOU! You can find Belinda here where she blogs and speaks!
February 1, 2021
Episode 50: She Smiles Without Fear with Katy McCown
"You can't change the future, but fear of the future can change you." -Katy McCown. Today we sit down with author and speaker Katy McCown and dive into her new book and bible study, She Smiles Without Fear: Provers 31 for Every Woman. You'll walk away encouraged and inspired to view fear differently and practically wrestle with fear. You can find Katy McCown, here!
January 25, 2021
Episode 49: The Purpose of Marriage with Amanda Davison
What really IS the purpose of marriage, anyway? In this episode, founder of A Wife Like Me Amanda Davison shares the real purpose for marriage. Dive deeper into purpose in the A Wife Like Me Collective!
January 18, 2021
Episode 48: Your Purpose with Kris Reece
Ever wonder what your purpose REALLY is? Author, speaker and pastor Kris Reece shares with us exactly what our purpose is and how we can LIVE IT OUT! You can find Kris and her amazing resources, here. Want to dive into your purpose with teaching and tools? Join us in the A Wife Like Me Collective, here!
January 12, 2021
Episode 47: Honesty in Marriage with Karen Stiller
Do you find it hard to say what you feel or think? Do you want to be vulnerable yet aren't sure how? In this episode with Karen Stiller, she shares how we can experience more honesty in marriage and enjoy the fruit of what's on the other side. You can find Karen Stiller and her resources here, including her new book, The Minister's Wife.
January 4, 2021
Episode 46: Change My Relationship with Karla Downing
Does it feel confusing and exhausting navigating relationships with certain people in your life? That's because these difficult relationships are different than the healthy relationships in your life. How do we navigate these relationships as Christians? Speaker, author, and counselor Karla Downing shares with us why it's so difficult for Christians to handle difficult people, and what Scripture says about these relationships. You can find Karla here, where you can find her brand new one year devotional, Change My Relationship: 365 Daily Devotions for Christians in Difficult Relationships!
December 29, 2020
Episode 45: Sex, Asking for What You Want, + More - with Michelle Nietert
Oh ladies you're in for such a treat. Michelle is hilarious and cuts right to the core of what's going on. Listen in on this conversation! You can find Michelle here, where she has all of her great resources!
December 10, 2020
Episode 44: Fully Alive with Susie Larson
Ever wonder how you can live a FULL life? What does it even look like? How can we experience this life? In this conversation, Susie Larson shares such powerful wisdom with us as she dives into her book, Fully Alive: Learning to Flourish - Mind, Body and Spirit. Listen in for encouragement and challenge for your day!
November 30, 2020
Episode 43: Responses to the Election and Carl Lentz with Shannon Geurin
Today we have an honest conversation with Shannon Geurin about our responses to how we see others respond to the election, and the news about Carl Lentz. Join us as we dig into what we are called to do as Christians amidst these topics and issues we face today. You can find Shannon and her resources here!
November 13, 2020
Episode 42: The Cranky Mom Fix with Becky Kopitzke
If you're a mom, LISTEN IN! We visit with author of The Cranky Mom Fix: Get a happier, more peaceful home by slaying the "Momster" in all of us, Becky Kopitzke! You'll be encouraged and at ease after listening to her wisdom. Visit Becky's website here to see all of her helpful resources!
November 5, 2020
Episode 41: Inside Scoop - AWLM Collective
In this episode you'll hear all about the A Wife Like Me Collective - where it came from, what it is, and how you can be a part of it! Get excited ladies, IT'S COMING 11/1/2020!
October 25, 2020
Episode 40: Healing From Rejection - Jon Chasteen
You might not think rejection affects your everyday life, but our guest Dr. Jon Chasteen shares amazing insight into how we or those around us might be living with rejection, and the four responses of rejection. Dr. Jon Chasteen is president of The King’s University in Southlake, Texas.  He and his wife, Michele, also serve as the lead pastors of Victory Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Jon’s greatest passion is to empower and equip the local church to live, move, and be in the fullness of Christ. His new book, Half the Battle, Healing Your Hidden Hurts is available here!
October 19, 2020
Episode 39: Chad Davison - What Saved Our Marriage Part 2
It's not often we get an inside look into what our husbands think - but this episode pulls back the curtain to not only what Chad Davison thinks, but we share input from husband's we need to hear. Listen in and be encouraged today, wife!
October 7, 2020
Episode 38: Chad Davison - The Honest Truth Part 1
We sit down with Amanda Davison's husband and hear his honest heart about what it was like being married to Amanda, how their marriage changed, what they've found that has helped their marriage. It's good and it's hard, but it's sure to challenge your heart!
September 30, 2020
Episode 37: Respect in Your Marriage
The one thing that can completely transform our marriages is the one thing that is hard to do. After all, if you feel your husband isn't respectable or if you feel like you'd respect him if he was more involved, helpful, or loving, it's hard to act respectfully toward him. We dive into this tension and the huge reward of respect with author of The Respect Dare, Nina Roesner.
September 24, 2020
Episode 36: How to Get Your Husband to Change
Guest Rhonda Stoppe shares some good hard truth with us today as she dives into her book, The Marriage Mentor. Listen in on our conversation about assuming and accusing, and living the marriage you desire. 
September 16, 2020
Episode 35: Understanding Emotional Gifts
Understanding how you process your emotions (and how your husband does) can hugely help your marriage! Elizabeth Laing Thompson joins us today to teach us about our emotional gifts - the good, the bad, and how we can grow with this knowledge! Elizabeth's new book, All The Feels: Discovering Why Your Emotions Are (Mostly) Awesome and How to Untangle Them When They're Not is available now - so GET IT and learn MORE about emotional gifts and using them to help you!
September 7, 2020
Episode 34: Triangulation
The BIGGEST response to our weekly email was when we brought up triangulation - and you asked for MORE, so here you go! Listen to this important relationship dynamic to bring deeper health and intimacy in your marriage and every relationship!
August 31, 2020
Episode 33: Behind The Scenes at AWLM
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at A Wife Like Me? Join us as we dig into a few questions listeners have asked and as we share some inside info on what it looks like to maintain a nonprofit ministry and dream and plan for the future!
May 26, 2020
Episode 32: Manipulation in Marriage
This topic should be a requirement for all married people to learn about - because it's so prevalent in marriage and all relationships! Take a listen and grow today! Disclaimer: This episode is not referring to any mental health illness' in which requires professional attention and help. The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
May 18, 2020
Episode 31: 5 Ways to Pray For Your Husband
Important and powerful, today we dive into the ways we can be praying for our husbands. But this isn't only for them, it changes our own hearts as well. Plus, hear a beautiful prayer by the wonderful Amanda! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
May 11, 2020
Episode 30: How NOT to be a Nagging Wife
We have ALL been there. We know how it feels to ask for what you need or want through what feels like harping - and then how you feel - yet you don't know what else to do. Girl, we got you. Listen in on our conversation and join us as we look at our hearts! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here.
May 4, 2020
Episode 29: How to Have More Romance In Marriage
After entering into marriage, the romance seems to change. Things are often just different. How can you experience the romance you desire in your marriage? How can you feel more connected, more intimate, and passionate within your marriage? Listen in to find out! Take the 14 Days of Love Challenge and take it often, here!
April 27, 2020
Episode 28: How to Stop Shame From Stealing Intimacy in Your Marriage
Shame threatens to steal connection and intimacy in marriage, but it doesn't have to be that way. Hear how you can rid shame from your life and marriage and begin redefining your heart and marriage. You can find the featured blog post in this episode, here.
April 20, 2020
Episode 27: Guy Friendships: Yes or No?
When we're married, how should we handle relationships with those of the opposite sex? Is it okay to have guy friends, and your husband have gal friends? How do we honor our spouse and God in these relationships? Listen to hear our thoughts!
April 13, 2020
Episode 25 - Corona-Me-CRAZY
This episode is all about PRACTICAL everyday things we can do to stay SANE during this time. We want to bring some joy and laughter along with actual ways to lighten the load and love your people right now. Ladies, we're here for you.
April 7, 2020
Episode 26: Girl, Grace Looks Amazing On You
Have you ever wondered what grace really is, or how you can experience it and live it out each day? Today we chat with author and speaker Amy Seiffert about what grace looks like on us, and discover the ways we can wear grace in the daily. You can grab Amy's book, Grace Looks Amazing On You, here!
April 7, 2020
Episode 24: Friendships Part 2
Your friends MATTER. How do we discern friendships that are actually unhealthy verses friendships that are worth the effort and energy to restore? What do we do if friendships are hurting us or our marriages? We dive into this important topic in today's episode!
March 30, 2020
Episode 23: Friendships Part 1
Do you ever wonder what the big deal is about friendships? Do you struggle to find your people? What does it really matter if we're married, anyway? This episode is so important and so good! Join us! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here and here. 
March 23, 2020
Episode 22: The Daily Practice That Can Change Your Marriage
Curious what ONE THING will completely change your marriage? Listen to hear what it is. The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
March 16, 2020
Episode 21: Navigating the Relationship with Your In-Laws
Sometimes it's hard to navigate the relationship with your in-laws. How do we communicate with them about difficult things? Should our husband? How does this all look? In this episode we'll talk about what it looks like to love, honor, and respect your in-laws, your husband, and your own feelings! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
March 10, 2020
Episode 20: Stop Going Through the Motions and Build Connection
You know the drill, you gotta get up, get everything ready, get out the door, get the work done, get back home, get everyone fed, in bed, and then you've got a hot minute of quiet to rest before you go to bed and do it all over again. In the chaos of everyday life, how can we be intentional in marriage? The struggle is real ladies, and we're talking about it in this episode! The featured blog posts in this episode can be found here and here.
March 2, 2020
Episode 19: How to Experience Healthy Communication in Marriage
We've talked about the reasons why communication can be so difficult, but in this episode we get practical and really talk about what will change the way you and your husband communicate in your marriage. 
February 24, 2020
Episode 18: Why Communication in Marriage is so Difficult
Have you ever wondered why it's so difficult to communicate in marriage? WHY does it have to be so hard? Well, today we tackle the many reasons why it's so easy to get on different pages in marriage, and ways we can become more connected through our communication. The featured blog post in this episode can be found here.
February 17, 2020
Episode 17: Fight For Your Marriage Part 2
In this episode we continue the conversation about what it means for us to FIGHT for our marriage! You won't want to miss this because we need all the help we can get, am I right or am I right?! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
February 10, 2020
Episode 16: Fighting For Your Marriage
We're either fighting FOR our marriage, or we're not. In this episode we'll talk about the why we need to get serious about marriage, and how we can work to WIN in marriage. This is for every wife! The featured blog post in this article can be found here. 
February 3, 2020
Episode 15: Conflict Resolution 101 Part 2
This episode is an essential to being able to have healthy communication in marriage, and modeling it for your kiddos. Listen in as we continue the conversation about how to effectively communicate without throwing defensive jabs and leaving conversations unresolved. The featured blog posts in this episode can be found here. 
January 27, 2020
Episode 14: Conflict Resolution 101 Part 1
If you wish you and your husband had better communication and conflict resolution, this episode is a MUST! You don't want to miss these important steps to help you constructively and simply resolve conflict instead of never getting anywhere when it comes to issues that matter. The two featured posts in this episode can be found here and here.
January 21, 2020
Episode 13: To The Wife Working on Everything But Your Marriage
We get it - life gets busy and it's so easy to put your marriage on cruise control. But listen in to be encouraged and to get perspective! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here!
January 15, 2020
Episode 12: 10 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Spicy
Every marriage can be spiced up! Take a listen and we dare you to not be inspired to heat things up in your marriage! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
January 6, 2020
Episode 11: Navigating a Painful Holiday Season
Feeling anxious or heavy heading into this holiday season? Are family dynamics different this year or have you struggled finding your voice when it comes to family plans or communication? Do you know someone who needs to be encouraged and given practical steps to guide them through this holiday season? Well then, this episode is worth the listen! The blog post featured in this episode can be found here.  Takeaway: Review the ideas and make some decisions about how you will navigate this holiday season. Share them with your husband. AND, we challenge wives today to remember that Jesus truly is the reason for the season!
November 25, 2019
Episode 10: How to Refresh Your Marriage
Head into this new season with a marriage REFRESH! We're talking about practical ways you can add some spice into your marriage no matter what season of marriage you're in! Take a listen and be inspired for some FUN today. You can find the featured blog post mentioned in this episode, here. Takeaway: Takeaway: Re-energizing our marriage takes intentional effort.
November 18, 2019
Episode 9: Facing the Fear of Not Being Good Enough
Do you worry you're not doing a good enough job at being a mom, wife, or friend? Do you feel like you're failing and can't seem to get things under control? We all have areas where we feel we're not doing a good enough job -- so take a listen as we discuss this topic and how to navigate it with truth! The blog post featured in this episode can be found here. Takeaway: Acknowledge how you are feeling to the Lord and relinquish control to Him! Scripture: Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not yet known.”
November 11, 2019
Episode 8: How to Conquer Defeat and Overwhelm
We so badly want to care for the people around us, yet we often are doing this out of a place of exhaustion ourselves. Yet, caring for ourself can bring feelings of guilt as we think it's selfish. Is it? We're talking about self care today and would love for you to join us! The blog post featured in this episode can be found here. Takeaway: We can run to God when we're overwhelmed. Scripture: For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory. (Deuteronomy 20:4)
November 4, 2019
Episode 7: Finding the Balance Between Your Husband and Kids
Do you struggle finding the balance between your husband and your kids? It's common to feel like you're being pulled in both direction and feel like you aren't measuring up on either side. Listen for practical ways to wrestle this tension to the ground!  Takeaway: A balanced family begins with a prioritized marriage.
October 28, 2019
Episode 6: The Big Deal About Your Identity
When it's easy to wrap our value up by how we're performing or how our marriage or family is doing, we often get lost in the mix of who and whose we really are. Listen to this episode to gain fresh and firm footing in exactly who you were created to be! The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. Receive weekly encouragement here.  Takeaway: When we have different parenting styles, we can communicate frustrations in a considerate manner, and remember that we are a team! Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9 • Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.
October 21, 2019
Episode 5: Navigating Different Parenting Styles
Marriage can be hard, especially when you throw parenting in the mix! If it feels like parenting or discipline differences come between you and your husband, take a listen to hear some practical tips and help! The two featured blog posts featured in this episode can be found here and here. Takeaway: When we have different parenting styles, we can communicate frustrations in a considerate manner, and remember that we are a team! Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:9 • Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.
October 14, 2019
Episode 4: When Your Husband Works Too Much
Does it feel like your husband is working all the time? Or his work consumes him? Do you struggle feeling frustrated about how much time he spends at work? If so, this episode is for you! Listen and be encouraged. The featured blog post in this episode can be found here. 
October 7, 2019
Episode 3: When Sex Is The Last Thing On Your Mind
You run yourself trying to care for everyone else and at the end of the day, sex is often the last thing on your mind. When the feeling of exhaustion is real, what are we to do?! Listen to hear our thoughts! The featured blog in this episode can be found here.
September 30, 2019
Episode 2: Soul Care For The Worn Out Wife
Are you exhausted and tired of running on fumes? We hear ya. So what do we do when we're dog tired and aren't taking care of ourselves? Listen to find out.
September 24, 2019
Episode 1: Two Words That Can Save Your Marriage
Is it really true that two simple words can transform a marriage? Even save it? Yep! We're talking about these two words, and why they're so hard to say. You don't want to miss this!
September 17, 2019
Episode 0: Get To Know Us!
Get to know who we are and what we're all about! We'll share our story of how we got started, what we care about, and what you can expect when you listen to this podcast. WELCOME!
September 4, 2019