Today we’re looking back over our first 50 episodes and the things we’ve learned. We’ve interviewed 25 people and had over 30,000 people listening to this podcast!

We still can’t believe we’ve come this far (and had so many people listening!). We’re excited to pause and reflect.

Listener Feedback

We’ve had a lot of feedback from listeners, through surveys and iTunes reviews. Here are some we really like:

  • “This podcast gives me a way of being intentional about grow and getting better in my marriage. There are nuggets of wisdom in every podcast that can be taken and applied.”
  • “On the days I listen to the show, I have a great day with my wife.”
  • “It’s so refreshing to get real about marriage with people who are real about marriage. This podcast makes it so easy to get applicable and instantly doable steps for a better marriage.

What was your favorite episode and why?

  • Afton: Mine is probably pretty predictable, and it was a while ago – the Micro Moves episode (001). It was a practical one that you can easily implement.
  • Ted: I think mine was the Kindness Challenge (004 with Shaunti Feldhahn). It was one of those moments where I thought if I can learn how to do that with people, it’d be huge.
  • CJ: I think mine was the social media episode (042 with Dave Adamson). There were some good tidbits in there, but it was also so fun to record.

What interviews have impacted your own marriage and why?

  • Afton: I really liked one of the last ones we did with Tim Elmore (046 about Millennials). Tim is so nice and was so fun to talk to.
  • Ted: Mine would definitely be Nancie Lowe (031).
  • CJ: I would probably go back to the episodes with Sandy Wise (025 & 026). The perspective she brought from her marriage to our podcast is something I’ve carried with me.

How has the podcast impacted your marriage in general?

  • Afton: I feel almost like a listener because after we record an episode it sparks conversations at home with Hudson. Before this, we didn’t often talk about our marriage, just about issues as they’d come up. But now we talk through all these topics.
  • CJ: I would just say it has impacted my marriage. There’s something that happens when you’re having these weekly conversations and then go home and talk to your spouse – your marriage starts to grow.
  • Ted: I love what you said CJ – about it causing your marriage to grow organically or unintentionally. We’ve been able to get granular on topics and it’s given me time and space to think through these things. I’ve loved having Nancie help me gauge if I’m being authentic in marriage ministry through the years.

If we could get anyone in the world on this podcast, who would it be and why?

  • Afton: Monica and Chandler Bing from Friends. I just want to talk to them – I think it’d be fun. I’m such a Monica I want to know how she functioned in marriage. In real life, I’d probably pick Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell – they’re just so cute and real about their relationship.
  • Ted: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter – I would love to hear from them. I’ve heard him talk about her and she was nobody’s pushover. And he talks about her and how they thought differently about big issues – like whether to go to war. They’ve been together 69 years. Them or the couple from Friday Night Lights.
  • CJ: I’m actually going to surprise you, Afton – mine is a fictional couple from Parenthood; Adam and Kristina. She had cancer and they got through that.

We want to hear from you!

We would love to find out what you think about the first 50 episodes AND find out who you’d like us to have for the next 50. Who would you like to hear from? And what topics do you wish we’d cover that we haven’t already?

You can tell us by going to http://marriedpeople.org/feedback and take our survey.  You can also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or our site.  If your suggestions are fictional, you can send them to Afton.

Show Closing

Thanks for joining us for the Married People Podcast. We hope you’ll subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave a review – they help us make the podcast better.  If you want more resources, check out Your Best Us.

At MarriedPeople, we want to help make marriage real, fun, and simple. Because when your marriage is better, everything is better. We do that with weekly blog posts, podcast episodes, ebooks, and other awesome resources for couples everywhere.

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