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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Q & A: How Do I Tell My Husband I Changed My Mind About Having Kids?
March 29, 2024 - 8 min
As we grow older, our desires often change. One of our listeners has changed her mind about having kids and wants to know how to tell her husband. This conversation is coming up more and more, especially with younger couples. It's one thing to decide not to have kids before getting married, but often, something changes when you see someone else's cute baby or realize your biological clock is ticking quickly.  Listen as I share my perspective on how to have a conversation with your spouse if your desire for children changes.  Submit Your Questions Have a marriage or relationship question you want to submit for the show? Do so at rebuildinguspodcast.com/contact or send me a message on Instagram.  **If you like the show, please leave a review! This helps other marriages and relationships grow too! ** 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.
Rebuilding Us Podcast Trailer
March 27, 2024 - 2 min
Welcome to the all-new "Rebuilding Us Marriage Podcast, formerly known as Real Relationship Talk.  I'm your host, Dana Che, marriage coach, and your guide on this journey to rediscovering the beauty and strength of your marriage. In a world where relationships are easily broken and discarded, this podcast is your lighthouse. All is not lost.  Join us as we explore the stories of couples who have overcome all kinds of adversity, reignited their love, and rebuilt their marriages from the ground up. Oh, and I’m not shy about my own marriage being restored from adultery. It’s why I do this podcast. If we made it, so can you. We couldn’t have made it without God on our side. His word is my guiding light. But on this podcast, we dig beyond surface-level Christian talk to see God at the center of our most messy spaces. From infidelity to intimacy struggles or just everyday marriage conflicts, we share practical tips and relevant advice to help you get unstuck and rebuild your life. Whether you're newlyweds adjusting to your new life or long-term partners seeking to reignite the flame, this podcast is for you. Together, let's embark on a journey of honest discovery, forgiveness, truth, and grace. Let's gather the tools for a thriving marriage with renewed love and unwavering commitment. The first letter in us is u, so to rebuild us, we have to rebuild you.  Subscribe to or follow the "Rebuilding Us Marriage Podcast today. Because no matter where you are, it's never too late to rediscover a resilient, renewed relationship. Get ready for the rebuild!   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Big News Alert! Say Hello to Our Podcast's New Name & Features
March 26, 2024 - 29 min
I am thrilled to share some incredibly exciting news with you. The podcast is undergoing a major rebranding to better serve our listeners and community. I am happy to introduce you to the all-new Rebuilding Us podcast! This decision came after lots of prayer, input, thoughts, more prayer, more thoughts . . . it was a process. There is significance in the naming of something. Real Relationship Talk served us well, and now, we're hitting full throttle with Rebuilding Us. As I reflect on the challenges and triumphs of my own marriage, I recognize the need to create a more intentional space where individuals and couples can reclaim the goodness in their relationships, restore what was lost, and magnify the positive aspects of their marriages. This realization propelled me to reimagine the podcast to align it with my life’s calling, as expressed in Isaiah 61:4 - a scripture that signifies a continuous, active process of rebuilding in the context of marriage. In this episode, I reveal the why behind the new name and the new features you can expect to hear beginning next week! For a full rundown on what's changing and what's not, see the show notes at rebuildinguspodcast.com. Join my e-mail list and get first dibs on news, promotions, coaching, and updates!   **If you like the show, please leave a review! This helps other marriages and relationships grow too! ** 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.
[Sweet Repeat]: Stop Avoiding Conflict! Communicate Confidently Instead
March 22, 2024 - 36 min
We're bringing back one of your favorite conversations about conflict . . . specifically how to stop avoiding it and how to communicate confidently instead. In this encore episode, we're discussing why we avoid conflict and how our different upbringings play into this dilemma. Many people confuse peacemaking with avoiding conflict. I dispell this myth and so much more, helping you to finally step up, speak up and be heard in your relationships. Plus I'm sharing five affirmations you can say every day to help you to have more courageous conversations.This episode was from our Communication 101 series and previously aired in May of 2022. Even still, it's still one I get feedback on to this day. Find the OG show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/96. Resources Mentioned in this Episode:  Get Your FREE Conversation Starters to Bash Conflict Here Let's Connect on Instagram **If you like the show, please leave a review! This helps other marriages and relationships grow too! ** 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.
Respect, Security, and Leadership: Navigating Core Needs in Marriage
March 19, 2024 - 27 min
My hubby, Shaun, is back! We're engaging in a candid conversation about the fundamental needs of both men and women in marriage, shedding light on respect, security, and leadership within relationships. Sharing some of our personal stories and insights that can help couples foster a deeper understanding of each other's needs and strengthen their bond is what we're after.  Men can learn what women truly mean when they say they need security (it's not always what you think). Women can learn how to respect their husbands even when they disagree. Both spouses can learn what healthy leadership looks like in a marriage. This episode is one you'll want to refer to again when disagreements about needs arise.  Find the full show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/225. Resources and Links in this Episode:  Get your FREE Conversation Starters for Couples in Conflict  Learn more about my marriage and premarital coaching here   **If you like the show, please leave a review! This helps other marriages and relationships grow too! ** 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.
[Sweet Repeat]: Baggage Claim: Releasing the Weight of Relationship Baggage
March 15, 2024 - 32 min
Today's episode is an oldie but goodie . . . one of your faves: relationship baggage. In this encore episode, I'm bringing us back to the conversation about relationship baggage and the toll its weight takes on our marriages and relationships. This episode previously aired in August 2023, but it's well worth a sweet repeat.  We're talking about five types of relationship baggage, how emotional baggage shows up in our relationships, and how to release the baggage so our new and/or current relationship has a chance to stand on its own outside of the shadows of what was.  Find the OG show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/167. LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:   Take my FREE 'How Connected a Partner Are You?" Quiz Episode 39- Understanding Your Core Wounds & Avoiding Toxic Relationships-Dr. Janie Lacy Get your Love Is Devotional here!   **If you like the show, please leave a review! This helps other marriages and relationships grow too! ** 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: Secrets to an Awesomely Attentive Marriage
March 12, 2024 - 27 min
Are you ready to have an awesome marriage? Transform your marriage into a flourishing and connected union by practicing these four secrets to cultivating an awesomely attentive marriage. Today, we're exploring key takeaways and four actionable tips for infusing your relationship with attentiveness, support, and joy. Having an awesome marriage takes work, but it’s good work. Great marriages don’t happen by chance; they happen by choice. The four secrets to cultivating a strong, loving, connected (and yes, awesome) marriage center around presence, support, anticipating needs, and noticing the little things.  Read the full show notes at realrelationshiptalk.com/223.    Links and Resources in this Episode:  Take the “How Connected Are You?” Partner Quiz Marriage Advice from Real-World Couples  Ep. 221 - The Power of the Available Spouse Need Marriage Coaching? Schedule Your Discovery Call Today   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.
✝️ 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.
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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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