Rebuilding Us: Marriage Podcast
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Rebuilding Us: Marriage Podcast

Dana Che

Welcome to "Rebuilding Us,” a marriage podcast helping to restore intimacy and renew hope in your relationship. Join marriage coach Dana Che on an episodic adventure and explore the transformative journey of rebuilding trust, commitment, and connection by reigniting love through faith-based principles.


Each episode offers effective relationship strategies, heartfelt stories, and uplifting messages of hope, aimed at inspiring couples to cultivate lasting joy, intimacy, and fulfillment in their marriage. No Christian clichés over here! Dana's tell-it-like-it-is yet warm humor will endear you to come back every single week.


The first letter in "us" is "u," so "rebuilding us" is also about rebuilding u (you). Whether you're seeking reconciliation, restoration, or simply looking to enrich your relationship, 'Rebuilding Us' is here to support you on your journey to a thriving and resilient marriage grounded in grace and godly guidance."


Let the rebuild begin!


New episodes drop every Tuesday & Friday. Subscribe today so you don't miss a single one!

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✝️ New Beginnings: Hearing Well Done (Plus the End of Faith Talks)
March 8, 2024 - 9 min
In this farewell Faith Talks episode, we are discussing our goal to hear "well done" from God for stewarding well what He entrusted us with when we reach the end of our life’s journey. A well-known parable in scripture, found in Matthew chapter 25 emphasizes the significance of stewarding our time, talents, and resources well. The parable centers on a master who entrusts different amounts of responsibility to his servants before embarking on a journey. Upon his return, he evaluates their stewardship. The servant who eagerly invested and doubled the silver entrusted to him hears the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." This narrative serves as a poignant reminder that our choices and actions echo far beyond their immediate impact. Visit realrelationshiptalk.com/222 for the full show notes.   Resources Mentioned in this Episode  Get Your Free “Speak Life” Audio Affirmations Here.    Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify  Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Connection Crisis: The Power of the Available Spouse
March 5, 2024 - 28 min
In this episode, we're discussing what it means to be "aptly available" in a marriage. I outline five keys that can help take a marriage to the next level for couples already present and engaged in their relationships. I emphasize the importance of intentionality, curiosity, vocalizing appreciation, time-blocking, and praying together. Plus, I'm sharing some personal anecdotes and practical advice to help couples strengthen their connection and move from being just available to being "awesomely attentive." **Key Points:**- The meaning of "apt" and how it applies to marriage.- The importance of intentionality in maintaining a strong marriage and avoiding complacency.- Staying curious about each other, vocalizing appreciation, and time-blocking to ensure quality time together. The episode ends with a powerful affirmation for prioritizing marriage intentionally and putting in the work to maintain a successful relationship. Find the full show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/221 Resources and Links in this Episode:  Take My Free Quiz: How Connected a Partner Are You  Ep 119: Connection Crisis: The Absentee Spouse Ep 117: Connection Crisis: Apathy - When Love Grows Cold Want to suggest a new name for my new podcast? Take the survey here!   Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Google Podcasts | Podcast Addict | Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
✝️ One Prayer God Always Answers
March 1, 2024 - 9 min
Have you ever wondered why it feels like God sometimes ignores our prayers? We just can’t wrap our heads around God's ways. I've been there, wondering why things don't seem to be going as planned. But there is one prayer that God always answers: the prayer for mercy. In this episode, we’re exploring the unwavering presence of mercy in the Bible and embracing the abundant mercy God offers us each day. Lamentations 3:222-23 puts it this way: Through the Lord's mercies, we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is his faithfulness.  I want to remind you that nowhere in scripture when anyone prayed for mercy were they denied, not one person.  I wrap up the episode with a heartfelt prayer, asking God to remind us that he showers His mercies upon us. Get the full show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/220.   Resources and Links in this Episode:  Listen to Episode 170: When Heaven is Silent: The Truth Behind Unanswered Prayer Listen to Episode 171: Why Do I Still Feel Anxious After Praying? Download your Speak Life Audio Affirmations here.   Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify  Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Connection Crisis: The Absentee Spouse
February 27, 2024 - 30 min
There are times in marriage when the connection between spouses starts to fade, leaving one or both feeling distant or even absent. Understanding the reasons behind this disconnection is crucial to finding the path back to a fulfilling and loving relationship In this episode, we address four common reasons for a spouse's absence and provide practical solutions to reignite the flame of connection. I'll give you a teaser. The first reason a spouse goes absent is due to chronic disappointment. One of the primary reasons for marital disconnection is chronic disappointment. When expectations are unmet, a gap forms between what we anticipate in our relationships and the reality we experience. This disappointment can lead to bitterness and resentment. Find the full show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/219. Resources and Links in this Episode: Join our Christian Marriages & Relationships Group. Take the “How Connected Are You?” Partner Quiz. Listen to Episode 134: “Feeling, Healing, and Dealing with Rejection” Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Google Podcasts | Podcast Addict | Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
✝️ Ezer Kenegdo: The True Meaning of Helpmeet
February 23, 2024 - 11 min
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SPEAK LIFE AUDIO AFFIRMATIONS HERE. There is a beautiful Hebrew word Ezer Kenegdo that describes the concept of being a "Helpmeet" in the Bible. This characteristic reaches far beyond gender boundaries. Understanding its proper meaning helps us to discover the strength and purpose of women. Join me as I challenge common ideas and help you foster an understanding of the woman’s vital role, contributing to a balanced and biblical concept of man and woman. After listening to this episode, I hope you will understand the powerful and often misunderstood concept of "Ezer Kenegdo" and its true meaning in the context of marriage, partnership, and individual purpose.  Visit realrelationshiptalk.com/218 for the full show notes.    Like this Podcast? Please Leave a Rating and a Review!  And Be Sure to Subscribe! Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media.   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Connection Crisis: Apathy - When Love Grows Cold
February 20, 2024 - 28 min
It’s common in marriage to face issues that lead to apathy and eventually detachment. In this episode, I share helpful insights and practical steps to help couples overcome connection crises and rediscover their connection when the love has grown cold.  There are warning signs that exist when a person or couple is becoming apathetic. We'll discuss what apathy looks like in a relationship, its causes, and how to overcome it and get your love back. No matter where you are in your marriage or relationship, I believe there is potential for redemption and renewal in any marriage or relationship that makes a genuine effort. A connection crisis does not condemn a relationship to perpetual apathy. It may be just the invitation you need to go from a love that's grown cold to a love that is more passionate than ever before.  For the full show notes, visit realrelationshiptalk.com/217. Resources and Links in this Episode: Take my “How Connected a Partner Are You” Quiz Learn to Re-Connect in Just 3 Weeks with my Online Connection Course. Also Listen to: Help! My Husband Won’t Work on Our Marriage  Also Listen to: Loving an Emotionally Unavailable Partner  Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Google Podcasts | Podcast Addict | Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
✝️ How to Walk By Faith When Life Is Hard
February 16, 2024 - 8 min
The Christian life can be hard at times. Can I get an amen? This episode will help you to hold fast to your faith during times of uncertainty. We must walk by faith in this journey filled with unpredictable twists and turns that test the very essence of what we believe. It’s easy to become despondent and get off course. It's during these difficult times that the concept of walking in faith becomes not just a spiritual ideology, but a daily decision to maintain our trust in God in the face of adversity. Walking by faith during hard times is a sign of a mature Christian because it requires us to hold onto our beliefs and trust in the unseen when everything around us seems to be crumbling. It demands an unwavering commitment to hope and perseverance in the midst of despair and uncertainty. This is a challenge even for the strongest of Christians. This episode shows us how.  See the full show notes at https://realrelationshiptalk.com/216.    Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode: Get Your Free Speak Life Audio Affirmations Also, listen to Episode 214: If God is for Me, Why Am I Suffering? Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Google Podcasts | Podcast Addict  Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Valentine's Day Solutions for Struggling Marriages: 5 Tips to Reconnection
February 13, 2024 - 27 min
We're getting real about the struggles many couples face on Valentine's Day. I've been married for almost 25 years, so I know firsthand the challenges this holiday can bring, especially if your relationship is on shaky ground. I'm sharing five down-to-earth tips to help you navigate this tough time, from injecting some laughter into your day to confronting issues head-on and shaking things up a bit. So, join me as I dish out actionable advice & strategies to turn a tricky Valentine's Day into a memorable and meaningful one for you and your spouse/partner. Timestamps (times are approximate):  [5:00] How celebrating holidays like Valentine's Day creates connection  [8:46] How humor helps lighten the load in marriage  [11:32] Loving others who have supported your marriage  [21:35] Shock your marriage by doing something new  [24:05] How to love anyway    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Join our Thrive Wives group coaching - launching Feb. 19th! Episode 96: I'm Married and Bored to Death - Pt. 1 Episode 97: Quick Tips on Fixing Your Boring Marriage - Pt. 2   Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify |  Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
✝️ If God is For Me, Why Am I Suffering?
February 9, 2024 - 8 min
What happens when suffering comes? Often, we feel that God is against us or that we’ve done something wrong. In this episode, we explore conventional perspectives on suffering from the principles in the Book of Job in the Bible and other relevant scriptures. Understanding the purpose behind suffering and how faith can be a guiding light in our darkest times will help us to endure the suffering seasons when they come.  I offer a comforting prayer toward the end of the podcast for those facing suffering, acknowledging that God's plans are always good. We are taught the importance of trusting God even when the reasons for our pain remain unclear. As we surrender our will to God's will, we can find solace in the assurance that God is working all things together for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).   Resources and Links Download Your Speak Life Audio Affirmations Find the story of Job in Job 1-42. Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Google Podcasts | Podcast Addict  Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Help! My Husband Isn't Interested in Working on Our Marriage
February 6, 2024 - 28 min
Working on your marriage where your husband appears disinterested in investing effort can be a frustrating and disheartening experience. In this episode, my hubby, Shaun, and I discuss practical strategies to address this common concern among wives and how both spouses can work together to alleviate their marriage problems by putting in the necessary energy and effort.  Before delving into solutions, it's crucial to understand the heart of the matter. Shaun suggests wives take a moment to reflect on when they first noticed the change in their husband's engagement. Identify potential triggers or stressors that might have contributed to his disinterest. This understanding will help wives to tailor their approach to rebuilding the connection. New See chapter markers on the timeline! For the full show notes, visit realrelationshiptalk.com/213   Resources and Links Join Thrive Wives Group Coaching Episode 210: 5 Prayers to Pray for Your Husband To Be a Man song by Dax featuring Darius Rucker    Leave a Review and Subscribe to the Podcast Apple Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Google Podcasts | Podcast Addict | Remember, sharing is caring! Share this episode via email or social media. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Dana Che is the founder of Thrive Relationships, where she serves as a marriage and relationship coach and host of the Rebuilding Us marriage podcast. She also serves as a preaching pastor at her church. Whether in the church or on her podcast, Dana's mission is singular: to help people rebuild their relationships through the grace and guidance of the Lord.

On Rebuilding Us, she is known for her graceful candor, humor, and her encouraging yet challenging advice. Dana holds a B.A. in communication from Regent University. She has a fierce passion for fashion and a fiercer passion for truth. She shares her life with Shaun, her loving husband of over twenty-five years, their four amazing children, and their “multi-cultural” dog in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA.

Connect with Dana:
Instagram: @mrsdanache
Website: danache.com
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