Marriage To The Max Podcast


Marriage to the Max is a weekly podcast hosted by Brett & Kellie Hurst, co-founders of Home Encouragement in Houston, Texas. Our goal is to encourage married couples to take marriage to the next level. We have a simple hopeand that is to make marriage a front-burner conversation! We are grateful to you for your interest in this podcast and we hope you will enjoy it.



    16/09/2019 Duración: 22min

    We’re nearly through with our series about relationship principles from John Gottman’s research.  Today we’re looking at how to get unstuck when we’re stuck in conflict.  In the last episode

  • Episode 93 – Solve Your Solvable Problems

    02/09/2019 Duración: 17min

    Every couple has problems.  Some are more simple than others to solve.  If you need some help determining whether or not a problem is solvable, listen to today’s conversation with

  • Marriage to the Max – EPISODE #92 – “Let Your Partner Influence You”

    15/05/2019 Duración: 15min

    We’re continuing with our series based on Dr. John Gottman’s research on marriage.  Principle #4 is about allowing ourselves to be influenced by our spouse.  How good are you at

  • Marriage to the Max – Episode #91 – “Turn Toward Each Other”

    09/04/2019 Duración: 23min

    We’re continuing with our series based on the research of Dr. John Gottman.  Today’s episode is all about learning how to turn toward each other.  Sounds simple, right?  Not necessarily. 

  • MARRIAGE TO THE MAX – Episode 90 – Fondness and Admiration

    21/02/2019 Duración: 15min

    Fondness and admiration are two traits in marriage that need to be nurtured continually.  As Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement continue with their series focusing on Dr. John


    24/01/2019 Duración: 14min

    We’re kicking off a new series based on Dr. John Gottman’s expansive research on healthy marriage relationships.  Join Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement today for the first in


    06/12/2018 Duración: 25min

    A simple definition for the word “attunement” is “to make harmonious”.  What married person wouldn’t want to have more harmony with his/her spouse?  Join in on today’s conversation with Kellie


    10/11/2018 Duración: 16min

    Catch up with Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement as they toss in a few marriage tidbits in this “catch-all” episode! Episode 87 – Odds and Ends by Kellie


    10/09/2018 Duración: 22min

    In Episode #85 we introduced the concept of emotional triggers.  Now that we know what they are, and that they can cause emotional strife, what do we do with them? 

  • Episode 85 – Triggers: What Are They?

    21/08/2018 Duración: 31min

    “Triggers” is a recent buzz word, but a very old idea. We all have them, but what are they, and how were those hot buttons originally installed? Listen to Part

  • Episode 84 – My Passive Aggressive Spouse

    01/08/2018 Duración: 25min

    We all behave in passive-aggressive ways sometimes. But does it really work for us? Usually, we end up having to deal with the stuff we were trying to avoid in

  • Episode 83 – Is Your Marriage an Idol?

    06/07/2018 Duración: 18min

    Every married person wants to be happy. But are you looking to your marriage to make you happy? Without realizing it, we can be guilty of expecting our marriage relationship

  • Episode 82 – The Magic of Affirmation

    24/04/2018 Duración: 19min

    We all know how good it feels to be encouraged and valued by someone’s words. It’s all the more important in marriage … not just because it feels good, but

  • Episode 81 – #NoRegrets

    03/04/2018 Duración: 17min

    Are regrets healthy? Some people don’t think so. Others think they’re necessary for change. When it comes to marriage, how good are you at admitting you have regrets? Listen in

  • Episode 80 – Hard Conversations

    27/02/2018 Duración: 23min

    No one really likes to have them. Hard conversations, that is. It’s much easier to avoid them altogether. But if you’re in a close relationship with someone, they come around

  • Episode 79 – Life Transitions

    05/02/2018 Duración: 23min

    Life is full of transitions. Sometimes very stressful transitions. When you and your spouse are going through transitions, how does it affect your relationship? Do you move toward each other?

  • Episode 78 – Don’t Say This When You Fight

    23/01/2018 Duración: 18min

    When we argue, we sometimes say things we regret. We also say and do things that may seem helpful, but aren’t. Are you unwittingly saying something in the middle of

  • Episode 77 – Boundaries Within Marriage (Part 2)

    04/12/2017 Duración: 20min

    A follow up to Episode #76, join Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home Encouragement as they engage in the remaining laws of healthy boundary setting. Episode 77 – Boundaries Within

  • Episode 76 – Boundaries Within Marriage

    25/09/2017 Duración: 30min

    Healthy couples know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom. Because of this, they can give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Respecting each other’s personal boundaries is

  • Episode 75 – The Top 10 Complaints From Unhappy Husbands

    30/05/2017 Duración: 23min

    Turnabout is fair play. Our last episode dealt with common complaints of wives. Now it’s the mens’ turn! Tune in to today’s episode with Kellie and Brett Hurst of Home

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