Category Archives for Podcast

Episode 19: Leaving an Extreme Religious Group (that got a little cult-y) Together

In this episode, I talk with Bryn, a sweet and COURAGEOUS married woman who shares her story of marrying within an extremely religious off-shoot group and then eventually leaving the compound with her husband.

We talk about a TON of interesting (and inspiring topics) including:

1) How she found herself in this group in the first place.

2) When she started to see how strange it had become.

3) Making the decision to leave and the struggle they faced with that.

4) Eventually leaving and rebuilding a new life for themselves.

Bryn is an absolute delight to listen to and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Episode 18: The Sweetest Love Through the Toughest Time

In this episode, I interview one of my favourite people in the whole world. I met Norene while we were both training to be Marriage Coaches (she’s also been a Marriage Therapist for years and years) and I instantly felt drawn to her.

When I started this podcast, I knew that she would be a guest and I was honoured when she said “yes” to sharing her (and her husband’s) journey of losing their daughter 5 years ago.

We talk about just about everything in this episode and while we are dealing with a heavy topic- this conversation is anything but. 

So settle in and get ready to feel all the feelings 🙂

Find more Norene goodness here: https://rocksolidrelationshiphelp.com

Episode 17: Learning That Our Child is Transgender

In this episode, I chat with Mel- a really funny and down-to-earth Australian mama who has been going through a pretty big transition in her life.

Although it was clear that they had a “tom-boy” on their hands from very early on in their child’s life, it wasn’t until later on that they discovered their daughter was actually a boy. 

In this conversation, we talk about the very real challenges that they have faced together as a couple and how they are continuing to navigate this new territory together with love, compassion and a true sense of teamwork.

Episode 16: Loving a Man with High Functioning Autism

In this episode, I chat with Michelle, a lovely woman who has been through a LOT in her marriage.

After a very quick engagement period, she discovered that her husband had some quirky social, emotional and communication challenges that neither of them could figure out.

After years of struggle, they found out that he was on the Autism Spectrum which rocked both of their worlds.

But their story doesn’t end there. Listen to the episode to discover how they eventually healed his autism…

Here is where you can find them!

https://www.facebook.com/healyourautism/

https://www.healyourautism.com

Episode 15: Living with Depression Together

In the episode, I chat with Cassandra- a mom of 2 little children who is living with depression along with her husband. 

In this conversation, we talk about the different ways that depression manifests in her husband and herself, how they support one another through bouts of low periods and how they manage to raise their children successfully when things are tough.

Although depression seems like a pretty heavy topic, this interview is full of sweet moments as she shares what a TEAM they have become together through it all. 

Enjoy!

Episode 14: When Breast Cancer Rocks Your World

In this episode, I chat with a lovely, insightful and courageous married woman named Samantha. Over a year ago, she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and was suddenly thrown into the medical world of testing, hospitals and chemo.

In this conversation, we talk about how her and her husband have dealt with this surprising turn of events in their marriage, how they have managed to continue to take care of their 3 small children and how she has mentally survived the ups and downs of the physical changes and recovery process.

Samantha is a joy to listen to and doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is but also is full of hope, inspiration and a down-to-earth rawness that I LOVE.

Enjoy! 

Episode 13: Household Management and Multiple Orgasms

In this episode I chat with Brittany, a busy mom of 4 who runs her own business and performs in local theatre.

She shares how her and her husband (who also has a full-time job and enjoys acting) have discovered how to run their household together with ease and joy.

The juiciest bit but be right at the end when she shares with us her tips for multiple orgasms! 

Episode 12: The Realities of Being a Highly Sensitive Person (and Married!)

In this episode, I chat with Bahiyyih- a married mom of two young kiddos and a “Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)”.

In this episode, Bahiyyih and I chat about how being an HSP has affected her life, marriage and sex life. We discuss the realities of being overwhelmed with the world most of the time and how her and her husband have navigated this extra challenge in their lives.

Stick around until the end to hear about what annoying behaviours she has that drive her husband crazy!

Wondering if you might be a Highly Sensitive Person? Take the quick and easy self-test: http://www.hsperson.com 

Episode 11: Healing from Infidelity: A Couple Shares Their Experience

In this episode, I speak with Wendy and Billy- a married couple of 17 years who have courageously decided to share their story of healing from infidelity with us in hopes that it makes those struggling with this not feel alone.

It’s very rare to have the opportunity to hear the story of an affair from both the husband and the wife and it was an incredible honour to witness their commitment and love for one another even in the midst of such a devastating challenge in their relationship.

If you are interested in the program we speak about in the episode, you can find more information here.

Episode 10: One Couple’s Journey Towards a Mutually Enjoyable Sex Life

This is a really special episode! It’s not only the FRIST couple interview that I’ve done but it’s also the candid, unscripted conversation AFTER the planned interview (that one will be released soon in a separate episode).

In this episode, I interview Stephen (Steve) and Lea- a genuine and sweet musical couple who are parents to a 6 month old son. 

They recently went through my program so we talk about everything sex in this episode- from questioning religious messages, learning about their bodies, recovering from porn to how they are starting to enjoy a new way of connecting in the bedroom.

I enjoyed every minute of this conversation and I hope you do too!

And if you’d like to hear how they make “sweet music” together, listen in on their Christmas CD that they created together: https://stephencollins.bandcamp.com/releases

Finally, if you are curious about the steps that they followed to turn their sex life around, I invite you to my free webinar, “The Real Reason Behind a Lack of Desire and the 6-Step Solution to Reconnecting Again.”

Register here: www.jannadentonhowes.com/webinar