#9 Sex- To the Wedding Night, and Beyond!

Grace Jensen and her husband Zach discuss both the helpful conversations to have before having sex for the first time as well as things to keep in mind as you are further figuring out your sexual relationship together. They start by suggesting helpful conversations to have about your sexual conditioning and what the meaning of sex will be in your marriage, and then give more practical advice for the wedding night and honeymoon. They then…

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#8-Supporting a Spouse Through the Unexpected Death of a Parent

This episode is the second part to last week’s episode, a continuation of the discussion of what to do when a spouse loses and parent, and how to help your spouse.  In January of 2018, Jaimee’s dad suddenly got sick and passed away. As soon as Jaimee’s father passed away, she and her sisters were bombarded with decisions to make in regards to funeral homes, burial preferences, etc (14:53), leaving them with no time to…

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#7-Marrying into a Family when an In-law has Passed Away

This episode is part 1 of a 2-part series with Jaimee (@jaimeesmart) and Colton (@the.story.of.colton.smart) Smart. In this episode we talk about how they met and got married, how Colton’s dad passed away when he was 14, and how that impacted their dating relationship and marriage. Colton talks about what it was like for his family and how Jaimee supports him, and Jaimee talks about what it was like coming into a family where she…

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#6- Grace and Zach’s Love Story and the Inspiration Behind the Podcast

Get to know the people behind the voices you’ve been hearing for the past few weeks! Grace and Zach sit down to discuss the lighthearted story of their love story and tell more about their life. They tell the story of their friendship and love, over the course of several years, through college, friends, and serving church missions. Their story illustrates their genuine interest in each other as individuals, and the role of God in…

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#5- Being Students and Newlyweds

Being newlyweds when you’re both in school can be challenging because most of us weren’t raised watching both of our parents manage the ebb and flow of being students and working at the same time. And sometimes we forget our spouse is just as busy as we are! Grace and Zach discuss their journey of figuring out how their household would function, how they both would pay for school (13:34), and finding the best balance…

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#4- Maximizing Each Phase of the Wife’s Monthly Cycle

Did you know that there are actually four distinct phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle each month? Here are tips and tricks to use each phase to the fullest in your relationship–in the way you communicate, what activities you choose to do together, and, of course, sex. Because as How I Met Your Mother reminds us, “A woman’s sexuality is a moving target.”  Resources: -The Woman Code by Alisa Vittihttps://www.amazon.com/WomanCode-Perfect-Amplify-Fertility-Supercharge/dp/006213079X -MyFlo apphttps://myflotracker.com/ -Fertility Friday podcasthttp://fertilityfriday.com/

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#2-Marriage After Sexual Abuse

With marriage comes physical intimacy, but when a spouse is dealing with the repercussions of sexual abuse, this can bring up triggers and difficulties. In this episode, Grace Jensen and Kelbie Sorensen (@kelbiebeesleysorensen) discuss past sexual abuse, how to find coping mechanisms, and how spouses can support each other in getting better. Kelbie shares her story of healing from the trauma of sexual abuse through a life changing retreat, therapy, and the practices of awareness…

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#1- The Basics of Getting Along with In-Laws

One of the biggest adjustments for newlyweds is getting to know your new side of the family, especially the in-laws. Getting to know and building a relationship with “the in-laws” is often seen as a scary step, but it does not have to be! We have all heard that the key to any relationship is communication, but what do we need to talk about exactly when it comes to in-laws? Grace Jensen, with her husband…

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