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Marriage Talk Podcast

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Marriage Talk is a weekly podcast featuring faith-centered insights and advice for married couples seeking a healthier, happier life together. Hosting the program is Bill Hobson, a 35+ year broadcasting veteran and Terry Lodico, M.A., M. Div., NCC, LPC. Terry and his wife Sandy are licensed counselors/therapists, working together at Covenant Counseling in Midland, MI.
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Big Impact Radio

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The Big Impact Podcast injects positive and uplifting conversation into a culture needing to hear from people of insight, influence intelligence and inspiration. Many of our featured guests are well known personalities, others are everyday people with a powerful and encouraging story to share.
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 168 - Gary Thomas - Is Your Marriage "Storm Ready?" We're joined for Part 2 of our conversation with best-selling author, speaker, and Pastor Gary Thomas to explore the wisdom in his newest book, "Making Your Marriage A Fortress: Strengthening Your Marriage To Withstand Life's Storms. The wisdom and insight…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 167 - Making Your Marriage A Fortress w/ Gary Thomas. We're joined by best-selling author, speaker, and Pastor Gary Thomas to explore the wisdom in his newest book, "Making Your Marriage A Fortress: Strengthening Your Marriage To Withstand Life's Storms. The wisdom and insight every couple needs to keep you…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 166 - Listening Is More Than Just Hearing There is a crucial difference between hearing what your spouse says and truly listening to what they're saying. Are you both "locked in" to the communication component in your marriage? If not, you may be missing some MAJOR moments, sentiments, and opportunities to …
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 165 - How Laughter Can Help Your Marriage This fun conversation focuses on the numerous benefits of practicing and enjoying laughter in your marriage. The concept of "finding the funny" in life - even during tough times - can impact your chemistry, perspective, attitude, heart and the health of your marriag…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 164 - Comedian Jeff Allen - Marriage, Addiction, and Healing Jeff Allen is in his fifth decade as a working comedian. You may have seen him on America’s Got Talent, Dry Bar Comedy, HBO, Amazon Prime, Huckabee, Pureflix, Comedy Central, VH-1, Showtime, TBN, CBN, Family Net or numerous other television networ…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 163 - The Two most Important Words In Your Marriage Finding your "yes" and "no" Here are steps to help you identify and articulate your "yes" and "no": **1. Reflect on Your Values:** - Consider what matters most to you in various aspects of life, such as work, relationships, personal development, and well-b…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 162- A New Year, A New Us Embarking on a new year as a couple presents a wonderful opportunity for growth and connection. One impactful way to set the tone for the coming months is by choosing a "word for the year" together. This can be a single word that encapsulates a shared aspiration or focus for your r…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 161 - Dr Gary Chapman - 5 Traits of A Healthy Family - PART 2 Dr. Gary Chapman is an experienced and well-respected family counselor, and a well-known author having written more than forty books. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 160 - Dr Gary Chapman - 5 Traits of A Healthy Family Our special guest - Dr. Gary Chapman - is best known for helping improve and heal our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over fifty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Languag…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 159 - The Holidays and Your Marriage - Part 2 Unveiling the Heartfelt Expressions: What Your Spouse Craves to Hear - 'I Desire You' and 'I Cherish You' for Her, and 'I Want You' and 'I Believe in You' for Him on The Marriage Talk Podcast with Bill Hobson and Jay & Laura Laffoon Join us for an emotionally ch…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 158- The Holidays and Your Marriage - Part 1 Powerful Words Your Spouse Needs to Hear: The Impact of 'I Love You' and 'I Respect You' for Her, and 'I'm Proud of You' and 'I Need 'Blank' from You' for Him on The Marriage Talk Podcast with Bill Hobson and Jay & Laura Laffoon In this compelling episode, Bill H…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 157 - Finding The Proper Work-Marriage Balance "Balancing Work and Marriage: Strategies for Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance on The Marriage Talk Podcast with Bill Hobson and Jay & Laura Laffoon" In this episode, Bill Hobson and Jay & Laura Laffoon dive deep into the art of maintaining a healthy work…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 259 - Jesus Revolution Music with Nancy Honeytree What a thrill to welcome one of the original "Jesus Music" musicians - Nancy Honeytree - to the Big Impact for a poignant, insightful, moving conversation about her music, church culture then and now, the impact of the Jesus Revolution movie, and so much more. You'll be …
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 156 - Exploring the FIVE Love Languages Love Languages in marriage- understanding and meeting your partners emotional needs During our appearance on this podcast, we are diving deep into the fascinating realm of Love Languages in marriage and how they serve as a powerful tool for understanding and meeting o…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 155- Bringing An Attitude Of Gratitude To Your Marriage Discover the Transformative Power of an 'Attitude of Gratitude' on The Marriage Talk Podcast with Bill Hobson and Jay & Laura Laffoon. Join us for an enlightening episode as we explore how adopting a mindset of gratitude can revolutionize your marriage…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 154 - Greg and Erin Smalley - A Special Conversation at Grand Hotel During the October "Celebrate Your Marriage Conference" at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, our keynote speakers were Greg and Erin Smalley from Focus on the Family. What a pleasure it was to sit down with them for an extended conversation a…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 153- Parenting Kids 5 and Older In this podcast episode, we will delve into the intricate art of balancing the responsibilities of being both spouses and parents within our marriage. Drawing upon our own experiences and observations, we will emphasize the paramount importance of open and honest communicatio…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 152 - Parenting Preschool Age Children In this episode, we will delve into the intricate art of balancing the responsibilities of being both spouses and parents of preschoolers while maintaining a healthy marriage. Drawing upon our own experiences and observations, we will emphasize the paramount importance…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 151 - Marriage Insights for Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution in Marriage: Strategies for Healthy and Productive Conflict Management is designed to help couples navigate the inevitable challenges that arise in any marriage. Conflict is a natural part of any relationship, but it's how couples handle th…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 150 - Better Communication In Your Marriage Effective communication is the cornerstone of a healthy and thriving marriage. The Art of Communication: Strengthening Your Marriage Through Effective Dialogue is a podcast that delves into the transformative power of communication in marital relationships. This p…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast - Ep 148 - Marriage Talk 2.0 w/ Jay and Laura Laffoon We're relaunching the Marriage Talk Podcast following a lengthy hiatus and are thrilled to welcome Jay and Laura Laffoon as co-hosts. The Laffoons have been married nearly 40 years and have been navigating that journey together while also helping couples acro…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 258 - Rick and Jane's Walk Across America How would you respond if asked to do something you knew was impossible? Something so difficult, so crazy, so beyond your ability that it didn’t even make sense. You’d dismiss it, forget about it and act like you were never asked, right? But what if it were God asking? What if yo…
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Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 147 - Taking Back Control Over Technology This is an incredibly important conversation about your family and the struggle to regain control over technology. Our special guest is Joey Odom, co-founder of Aro - a faith-centered organization with a passion for helping families regain connection through an innovative approac…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 257 - Harp For The Lord with Christy-Lyn This is a conversation I never saw coming, but you are about to meet one of the world's foremost online teachers of the harp, Christy-Lyn from South Africa. God is calling people all around the world (many of them in the United States) to learn to play the harp. Hundreds of peopl…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 256 and an incredibly important conversation about your family and the struggle to regain control over technology. Our special guest is Joey Odom, co-founder of Aro - a faith-centered organization with a passion for helping families regain connection through an innovative approach. Listen in as Odom shares his personal …
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 255 - An Orphan in the House of God - Overcoming Abuse Our featured guest is Craig Daliessio, author of "An Orphan in the House of God," a powerful personal story about overcoming the horrors of an abusive childhood, experiencing years of homelessness, and ultimately coming to know Christ as the healer of all that hurt.…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 254 - Lord, Have Mercy - The Incredible Story of Mercy Baldwin This conversation revolves around the powerful testimony of 20-year old Mercy Baldwin and the numerous miracles surrounding her life. One of 10 Baldwin kids, Mercy recently suffered a life-threatening stroke, and shares that part of her journey in this conve…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 253 - Jeremy Delk - Without A Plan "Without a Plan" is the story of a smart and confident man whose brash and forward approach to all things—while not for everyone—quickly builds trust with guaranteed authenticity. Follow Jeremy Delk from a primary school in Kentucky, when his father passed away in a tragic accident, to…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 251 - The Incredible Journey of Gerardo Sanchez Imagine being 13 years old and being immersed in a frightening middle-of-the-night caravan that had to walk through mountains and valleys in the hope of making it to America and being reunited with your parents. Now, add to that surreal experience the added challenge of ha…
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Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 146 - Us In Mind - Changing Your Marriage w/ Ted Lowe as we visit with best-selling author Ted Lowe to explore his new book, "Us In Mind." You'll hear about 5 powerful thoughts for improving your marriage. Research shows happy couples think in a way unhappy couples don’t. What if you could ensure your thoughtswere settin…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 250 - Us In Mind - Changing Your Marriage w/ Ted Lowe as we visit with best-selling author Ted Lowe to explore his new book, "Us In Mind." You'll hear about 5 powerful thoughts for improving your marriage. Research shows happy couples think in a way unhappy couples don’t. What if you could ensure your thoughtswere setti…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 249 - Pancakes for Roger - Susan Combs Major General Roger Combs was a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who was diagnosed with Agent-Orange-related throat cancer in his later years, which he had been exposed to as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. His daughter and best-selling author, Susan, acted as his caregiver through …
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 248 - David Richman - Cycle of Lives: A Cancer Journey An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessons learned in his life to enrich and inspire others. As a former sedentary, over-weight, smoker, David knew that he needed to focus not on what others wanted out of him…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 247 and an inspiring, powerful conversation with best-selling author, Cesar Perez. A professional actor with a promising career, Cesar Perez was on a meteoric rise until a drunk driver slammed into his car head-on. He coded on the paramedics more than once on the way to the hospital, and coded again when he arrived. It’…
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Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 145 and an important discussion focusing on the keys to an enduring marriage. Original Marriage Talk co-host Terry Lodico from Covenant Counseling returns to share vital insights for helping your marriage stay vibrant through an enduring, exciting sex life. Please support Marriage Talk with a 1-time donation via Paypal H…
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Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 144 and an important discussion focusing on the keys to an enduring marriage. Original Marriage Talk co-host Terry Lodico from Covenant Counseling returns to share vital insights for helping your marriage last. Support Marriage Talk with a 1-time donation via Paypal Support Marriage Talk with a monthly gift via Patreon P…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 246 - Scott Seipel - The Story of A Miracle We catch up with Scott Seipel, a man who was given 8-12 weeks to live...6 years ago. Enjoy his powerful testimony of God's provision for him and his family, bringing him through the darkest of times and now realizing his purpose for living - an share the link with someone you …
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 245 - Finding Hope In Times of Tragedy - Pastor Cam Walcott Pastor Cam Walcott describes his family’s struggle towards hope in the midst of unexplainable, extraordinary tragedy. He details the inner struggles he went through and is still going through, having been deprived of his beloved son so unexpectedly. How can we …
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 244 and the powerful story of Adam Hill and his new book, Shifting Gears. It was never part of Adam Hill's life ambition or his genetic constitution to wear a Speedo in public, let alone compete in a triathlon. For the first three decades of life, he was the poster child for non-athleticism, obsessively unhealthy habits…
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Welcome to a special abbreviated Christmas special edition of The Big Impact as host Bill Hobson shares his thoughts about this holiday season and what it truly represents. Christmas doesn't exist because of the "stuff" we get and give. It exists, as Linus shares with us, because of the One who came. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hobson M…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 243 as we share A Fresh Look At Leadership with Scott Jeffrey Miller. Scott currently serves as the Special Advisor on Thought Leadership for the Franklin Covey Company and is the host of their weekly podcast series, On Leadership with Scott Miller. Scott also hosts FranklinCovey’s monthly bookclub on Bookclub.com which…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 242 as we introduce you to The Misfit Nation and its founder, Rich LaMonica. Misfit Nation started out in 2010 as a band of MisFit Soldiers on a desert plain. In the years since the bond has stayed and we have grown. With this platform, we will share stories of courage, mindset, resilience, and battling those enemies wi…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 241 as we talk with Amazon best-selling author, Jennifer Shaw about her new book and family story - Dumplings Mean Family. As a Compassion International artist visiting orphanages overseas, Jennifer Shaw and her husband learned that children who were older or had medical issues were rarely adopted and spent their entire…
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Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast Ep 143 as we welcome special guest Ron Deal, President of SmartStepfamilies and director of FamilyLife Blended. Ron is an engaging licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended Christian podcast. With 1/3 of American marriages today forming stepfamilies or…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 240 as we dive into an interesting conversation with two of the co-authors of "The Five Lost Superpowers: Why We Lose Them and How to Get Them Back" There is a well of untapped potential inside you, just waiting to be unleashed. Everyone has superpowers when they are a child. We tend to lose them as we grow up, but they…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 239 as we welcome Joe Delagrave - one of the most inspiring men you'll ever meet. Captain of the US Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team, Joe is a living example of leadership, overcoming, determination, and a faith-centered life. Listen and be inspired! For more info, please visit: JoeDelagrave.com ---- BECOME A BIG IMPACT…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 238 as we introduce 20-year old author, Elijah J. Stacy. Elijah Stacy suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle wasting disease. At the age of sixteen, to avoid agonizing surgery, he had to endure enough physical therapy to change the shape of his own spine. It had never been done before, but still, his d…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 237 as we welcome NYT Best-Selling author, Karen Kingsbury to discuss her journey as a writer, a follower of Christ, and someone who impacts lives around the world through her prolific writing. We also discuss her newest book, "Forgiving Paris," which addresses some very serious themes of drug addiction, suicide, forgiv…
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Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 236 and a unique conversation with author, speaker, & podcast host Bob DePasquale as Bob and Bill Hobson interview each other about the true meaning and importance of making an impact in the lives of others. ---- BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue presenting the Big Impact each week. You can now…
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