How to Have a Happy Marriage


Want to know the secret to a happier marriage? Tune in to this podcast episode with Audrey & Jeremy Roloff.

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff

Want a Happier Marriage?

We loved having Audrey & Jeremy Roloff into our home last week to record this join episode of my podcast to talk about some of the key ingredients to having a happier marriage.

a photo of Love Letter Life book

I Didn’t Know Who the Roloffs Were

As I talk about on the show, I actually didn’t know who Audrey & Jeremy were until their publicist reached out to me a few months ago and asked if she could send me their brand-new book, A Love Letter Life.

I Googled their names (yes, I did!) and discovered that they are well known for being on the hit TV show Little People, Big World (which follows Jeremy’s family — and which he grew up being part of).

I Truly Loved Their Book!

To be honest, I said their publicist could send me their book, A Love Letter Life, but I didn’t expect all that much from it and wasn’t planning to ask them to be on my show. (I’m super picky about who I will invite on the show and only invite people whose work/life has impacted me in a deep way.)

But then, the publicist sent the book, I read it, and I truly found it very valuable. In addition, I just loved their beautiful love story, their honesty, and how well-written the book was (in fact, I wondered if they had a ghost writer for it, but Audrey told me when she was at our house that they didn’t!)

Jesse and Crystal Paine with Audrey & Jeremy Roloff

Both Audrey & Jeremy Got to Be on the Interview!

So we invited Audrey to come record a podcast interview. I didn’t know if it was going to work out, but not only did it work out for Audrey to come, to my delight, Jeremy was able to jump in and join her at the last minute!

We got to eat lunch with them and record a podcast interview and they were truly the nicest, most gracious, most genuine people. I wished we could have had hours more with them because we loved having them at our house and getting to know them a little bit!

Jesse and Crystal Paine with Audrey & Jeremy Roloff

I think you’ll love hearing some of their story, finding out one of the most important things Audrey’s mom did every day that impacted her life so much growing up, hearing more about what it was like to have their wedding on TV, learning their secrets for embracing their differences (it might surprise you!), and having them share more about the six questions they ask each other every week.

In This Episode:

[00:25] – We had an unexpected expense this past week — but it actually turned out to be a big blessing in disguise because it means we finally have hot water after a year of not having much hot water.

[03:45] – My book for this week is another audiobook and, while I didn’t agree with all of it, I think it’s a one that was really valuable.

[05:27] – Jesse shares about a podcast he recently started listening to that he’s been loving. (Spoiler alert: Each episode is around 3 hours long!!)

[08:21] – I talk about a trick I employ to help me eat more healthfully at lunch time.

[10:47] – Today’s podcast guests are Audrey and Jeremy Roloff, who are the authors of the brand-new book A Love Letter Life.

[12:20] – Jeremy shares a little bit about the show they were a part of, Little People, Big World and why they decided to not be on the show any more and what they are doing now.

[15:35] – What were some of the hardest struggles Audrey and Jeremy experienced while dating and engaged?

[18:59] – Audrey shares one thing her mom did every single day when she was a teenager. This inspired me so much — and I think all parents don’t want to miss this!

[21:26] – I ask whether their personality types tend to clash or complement each other and Audrey says some profound things about how our perspective

[24:32] – Jeremy and Audrey have a weekly meeting every single week where they ask the same six questions. I loved hearing more about this practice and how it has impacted their life and communication in a very profound way.

[27:19] – Did Audrey and Jeremy come up with this weekly meeting idea themselves? They answer, then explain that listeners can join in on the habit by getting a copy of The Marriage Journal at this link.

[29:14] – This week, we have two questions of the week! First, Jesse answers a question about what his personality type is.

[33:08] – The next question is about our kids’ personality types, and whether we have any advice for figuring them out.

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