7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

Introducing the Awesome Marriage Podcast

I am so excited to share with you all that I am co-hosting the Awesome Marriage Podcast with Dr. Kim Kimberling. I have had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Kim for a little more than a year managing the digital communications of Awesome Marriage. For about 6 months we have been dreaming about launching a podcast and in January we officially launched! I was so honored that Dr. Kim not only asked me to help in the distribution of the podcast, but to also participate as his co-host.  

If you are not yet familiar with Dr. Kim and Awesome Marriage I hope you will take a minute to visit http://iwantanawesomemarriage.com to learn more. This past summer Dr. Kim released his book 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage with Zondervan and we continue to hear of marriages being transformed through this incredible resource.  

Since the release of this book we have seen Dr. Kim's platform grow tremendously and he generously desires to share his wisdom out of 30+ years of marriage counseling. He has done this for years on social media and blogging and now he is expanding into podcasting.  

Each podcast is 20-30 minutes in length and includes practical insights into marriage discussing topics like fair fighting, sex, date ideas and more all from a faith perspective.  The podcast also includes special guests like Dr. Les Parrot and Carey Neuhoff.

Click the link below to check out the podcast today. If you like what you hear we would love it if you would be willing to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes.  

3 Questions With Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim is a good friend of mine and President and co-founder of I Want an Awesome Marriage, Family Christian Counseling, Christian Relationship Coaching, and A Cord of Three Strands. Dr. Kim has a passion for seeing people find their full potential in Christ-centered marriages and relationships. Here are 3 questions I recently asked Dr. Kim:

 

With the ministry of Awesome Marriage you have gone "all in" with an online strategy, what led to that direction and what have been the fruits of this investment?

From the beginning of Awesome Marriage in 2010, our goal has been to reach as many people as possible with God’s plan for marriage. In our world today, we felt the best place to find people was on social media and the internet. Honestly, when we look at divorce statistics, we don’t see a lot of difference between Christian couples and non- Christian couples. That troubles me. The church has not done a great job in helping couples prepare for marriage or helping them in their marriages. We wanted to help whether someone was single wanting to be married, dating in a serious relationship, engaged, married in a good marriage, or married and struggling. Through our online focus we are helping people close the gap between where their relationships/marriages are today and where God wants them to be. Reaching people around the world is no longer just a dream. It is now a reality!


When it comes to marriages many people encourage couples to stay away form social media.  As a counselor what is your recommendation to most couples as you discuss social media?

There are a lot of “horror” stories about how social media is wrecking marriages. From my experience as a counselor, I know many marriages that have been compromised by one or both spouses connecting with people of the opposite sex on social media. Yet, in reality, people who want to cheat are going to find a way. It’s not like cheating had its birth with social media. It just makes it a little easier. Social media has its plusses and minuses just like everything else. On the plus side, we have been able to produce content to help people build strong healthy marriages and relationships and have been about to deliver this content to them in ways that even ten years ago were unimaginable.

In talking with couples about social media, I ask them to lay down a few boundaries in their marriage. First, never have old boyfriends or girlfriends as friends on social media.  It is just not worth the risk. Second, your spouse should have access to all you do online and that includes your passwords. Finally, it is almost essential today for each spouse to have an accountability partner that will consistently ask the tough questions about social media activity. With those boundaries in place, a couple can have much more confidence in their ability to navigate social media.

You just released your first book, 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage; how has that experience been or writing and publishing the book and what is the hope for the book long term?

Writing a book for a major publisher was a very different experience. I wrote books in the past but they were self-published. Now, I had someone that was going to be pouring over every word I wrote. That was a little intimidating at first but something I had to get over and did. Actually, once I realized that my publisher was in this with me, and one hundred percent behind me, the process began to flow. It has been a great experience.

The “secrets” in the book are actually not new but are timeless. I think I was able to present them in a new light from my counseling experience and to give people a lot of practical, doable ways to improve their marriages. I would love the book to become one of the standards for marriage and to help people around the world for many years to come.


Dr. Kim’s new book, 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage, is available to order now. I highly recommend it! Order yours now here


Resources:

Dr. Kim Kimberling's: Blog, YouTube Channel, Twitter


7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage

Today marks the day that many of us have waited a long time for- the release of Dr. Kim Kimberling's new book, 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage.  I believe this book is going to transform thousands of marriages around the world and hope you will make sure to get your hands on a copy today and put this at the top of your reading list.  This is a great book whether you're single and plan to be married, newly married or been married for many years.  Dr. Kim's transparency in his own marriage and the practical tips he shares are incredibly valuable for everyone.  Click the link below to purchase the book today on Amazon:

Not only is Zondervan releasing this book today, but just as exciting YouVersion is also releasing the 7 Secrets reading plan.  The reading plan is FREE and full of great content with a daily video from Dr. Kim to watch.  This is an incredible resource that I hope you will advantage of.  Click the link below to access the free Reading Plan on YouVersion.

In celebration of the release of Dr. Kim's first book we are hosting a FREE online marriage event this Friday.  Dr. Kim will be teaching us from a boxing ring about fighting and also have a time of live Q & A.  I know you won't want to miss this incredible FREE event!  Click the link below to register.

 

P.S. If you have purchased the book will you take a moment to leave a review on Amazon?

P.P.S. The first person to go to my Contact Page and send me a message asking for 2 free copies of the book sent to them will have copies in the mail to them first thing in the morning.  


Pre-Order 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

Over the past 6 months one of the greatest blessings I have received is getting to know Dr. Kim Kimberling.  Kim hired me as a consultant for his ministry, Awesome Marriage, but I can promise you that I have gained far more from Dr. Kim's ministry than I have been able to give to it.  His humility as a man, his passionate love for Jesus and his deep desire to help create awesome marriages is incredible to be around!

For years Dr. Kim has created fantastic free resources through his blog, hundreds of videos posted to YouTube and reaching hundreds of thousands of people on Facebook.  Over the past year Dr. Kim has been working incredibly hard to right and now release his first book: 7 Secrets to An Awesome Marriage which is being published by Zondervan.  Take a look at this video:

The book will release in less than 2 months and Dr. Kim has created a special offer if you pre-order the book and send him the receipt, you will receive a FREE eBook of your choice.  Also, if you do take advantage of this special offer, in your email to Dr. Kim if you could let him know that Nils sent you.  No, I don't get a commission, but I will be curious as to how many of you guys purchase the book.  I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity today!  Actually, I encourage you to pre-order 2 books: 1 for you and 1 for your spouse (if you're married).