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Rules of Engagement - How to Have a Good Fight

Thanks for joining us for a journey through our story and learning how we fight in marriage with the intention of unity. Today, we're sharing our own fight-origin stories and how we learned to fight in a more productive and respectful way. Join us as we talk about the rules of engagement and the role of emotional triggers in conflicts.

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Ruling My Emotions

Are your emotions out of control? In this episode, we discuss the importance of ruling your emotions in marriage. Emotions are not bad or weak but rather serve as signals for us to take action. We're going to give you practical advice on how to manage and regulate your emotions. Emotional intelligence and awareness are so important in building a strong and healthy marriage. Join Jimmy & Irene Rollins as they unlock the secrets to fighting well in your marriage, creating unity like never before! Experience their journey, where they overcame challenges and redefined love through powerful fights. Get ready for moments of laughter, tears, and life-changing lessons from the Rollins and a few special guest. Jimmy and Irene will show you how to turn fights into growth, connection, and lasting joy.

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Recalling and Redeeming Past Trauma

In this episode of the Two Equals One podcast, Jimmy and Irene talk about recalling and rehabilitating past traumas in order to heal and strengthen a marriage. They emphasize the need to remember the past, revisit the pain, and redeem the purpose behind the pain. You can find healing and growth in your relationship. Join Jimmy & Irene Rollins as they unlock the secrets to fighting well in your marriage, creating unity like never before! Experience their journey, where they overcame challenges and redefined love through powerful fights. Get ready for moments of laughter, tears, and life-changing lessons from the Rollins and a few special guest. Jimmy and Irene will show you how to turn fights into growth, connection, and lasting joy.

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Regulating Expectations

Do you or your spouse have unrealistic expectations? In this episode, Jimmy and Irene talk about how to regulate expectations in a marriage. How can we be conscious of our expectations, determine if they are realistic, and communicate them to our spouse? They also highlight the significance of understanding the origin of our expectations and ensuring they are healthy and aligned with our values. They provide practical tips for regulating expectations and creating unity in a marriage.

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Reality Check: Stop Committing Assumicide

Does your relationship need a reality check? In this episode of the Two Equals One podcast, Jimmy and Irene emphasize the dangers of making assumptions about your partner's thoughts and intentions and how it can lead to division and conflict. Tune in to find out how you can overcome assumicide and strengthen their relationship.

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Reset Your Relationship & Create New Memories

Jimmy and Irene discuss resetting and renewing and the importance of forgiveness. Learn how to clear the cache of past hurts and create new memories in order to reset and renew a relationship.

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Recovering Communication: How to Talk & LISTEN

Today, Jimmy and Irene share practical tips for effective communication and emphasize the need to start with appreciation and positivity. They introduce the concept of a "talking boundary" and explain how it can help couples have productive conversations. They also highlight the importance of listening to understand and getting curious about each other's perspectives. The episode concludes with a discussion on the power of vulnerability and the impact it can have on a relationship.

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Reoccurring Conversations

Jimmy and Irene Rollins discuss the importance of having some key regular conversations in a marriage. Address small issues and annoyances on a daily basis to prevent them from building up and causing resentment. They also share their own strategies for having hard conversations. They highlight the importance of creating a safe and open environment for these conversations and the benefits of regular check-ins about emotions, spirituality, and appreciation.

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10 Helpful Marriage Reset Tips

Jimmy and Irene Rollins discuss ten things couples can do to reset their relationship and improve their marriage. They emphasize the importance of normalizing ruptures and repairs, appreciating each other, and prioritizing date nights. Additionally, they stress the importance of laughter, affirmations, and prayer in maintaining a strong and healthy marriage.

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10 Ways to Ruin Your Relationship

In this episode, Jimmy and Irene highlight behaviors and attitudes that can be detrimental to a marriage and emphasize the importance of communication, trust, and selflessness in maintaining a healthy relationship. They are going over the tools we've given you over the last few weeks and some practical steps toward using them to create the marriage you want. We are so Glad you've joined us on this season of Two Equals One. Stay tuned for more to come.

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The Art of Fighting Fair - feat. REAL Couples

Welcome back this week; we talked with Annabelle and John Ainley. They share their experiences with fighting in their marriage and how not dealing with their past has shown up in their marriage. Join us as we practically walk with them and give some easy steps to truly having a marriage full of Love, Laughter, and longevity, one fight at a time.

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Faking It

Welcome to episode one of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is that story.

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Sick as Our Secrets

The shame overshadowed and masked reality. On episode two, Irene is telling her story. As we move toward Hawaii, and rock bottom, we learn about things that Irene brought into the marriage from childhood. Warning: This episode includes references to alcohol and sexual abuse.

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Winning at the Wrong Things

As a pastor, Jimmy, on the outside, was winning in every category but inside he was empty and hurting, unsure if he could really be honest about what was going on. In this episode of the Two Equals One Podcast, Jimmy is telling his story. If you are winning at the wrong things, then you are losing at the right things. "You mean you're going to say this out loud?" Are there things in your life that you feel like you cannot say? That the consequences your words would carry for being honest are too great? -------- "People who were honest got in ministry trouble." "I didn't like me, but I wanted everyone else to like me." "I could preach to thousands but couldn't talk to the four that lived in my house." "My medicating became success." "I had a need to be needed." "I have to love our marriage right where it is" "No one is a man of God until their family can say it." -------- Welcome to episode three of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

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The Lowest Point: Hawaii

Hawaii was supposed to be the dream vacation, instead, it was rock bottom. The absolute lowest point in our marriage. "I thought to myself, she doesn't love us anymore..." "I thought that I could moderate my drinking." The trip to Hawaii was supposed to be the bow on top of us hitting the reset button. We had done all the work and were ready to begin a new chapter of our marriage until it all went downhill. Welcome to episode four of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

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Redemption: Road to Recovery

In episode 5 Jimmy and Irene start their road to recovery and uncover for us what recovery looks like. They realized that openness and honesty lead to healing and redemption. -------- Welcome to episode five of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

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Staying Close to the Pain

In this final cinematic podcast episode, Jimmy & Irene share how they both stay "sober" by staying close to the pain. They talk about how they opened up about their story and the healing that came from sharing it with the world. Staying close to the pain allowed them to be real and honest with everyone, and experience freedom from their shame. Join us in the last chapter of our cinematic journey.

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Help! My Spouse Is An Addict

In this episode of the Two Equals One Podcast, we're talking about something we hear often - "Help! My spouse is an addict, what do I do? Welcome to episode seven of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

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EQ is more important than GQ Is Your EQ More Important Than GQ?

How's your emotional intelligence? We all know about IQ and GQ, but have you considered EQ? In this episode the TWO=One, Season 3 podcast, we're talking about emotional intelligence and mental/emotional health. It's natural to look for a partner who meets a "list" and, if we're honest, that list is often compromised of many physical qualities-- and often overlooking more important criteria, like emotional intelligence.

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Don't Get Married Until - Q&A

On this episode of the TWO=ONE, Season 3 podcast, Jimmy and Irene are answering YOUR questions! All the uncomfortable conversations you're not sure how to have, we are! Don't miss it!

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Is Debt Driving Your Decisions?

On this episode of the TWO=ONE, Season 3 podcast, we're going in on money problems! Did you cringe reading that? It's one of the top two reasons couples fight and ultimately divorce. Our advice? Don't Get Married Until you can navigate money...

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Have You Discovered the Trauma Behind the Drama?

On this episode of the TWO=ONE, Season 3 podcast, we're talking to those are not yet married about what's behind the drama! Don't Get Married Until you know the source of your future spouse's drama. Trauma doesn't just go away and once you're married, "what's yours is mine!" This isn't about running away-- it's actually the opposite. Let's talk about how to face issues and past hurt in a healthy, life-giving way.

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Me or Your Family, You Choose

In this episode of the Two Equals One Marriage Podcast, Jimmy & Irene share their journey and insights as they celebrate 25 years of marriage, discussing how they navigated the challenges of creating a united and independent marriage identity, distinct from their family of origins and external influences.

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Let's Talk About Sex

Let's talk about sex... everyone wants it, not everyone is getting it! This episode we’re talking about sex. The trouble with this subject is that often the loudest voices in our lives aren’t giving us the best advice.

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What's Your Body Count?

In this episode, we’re talking about attraction—love vs lust. We’re looking at how our overly sexualized culture affects couples and how to navigate sticky subjects together.

Play Episode

Faking It

Welcome to episode one of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is that story.

Play Episode

Sick as Our Secrets

The shame overshadowed and masked reality. On episode two, Irene is telling her story. As we move toward Hawaii, and rock bottom, we learn about things that Irene brought into the marriage from childhood. Warning: This episode includes references to alcohol and sexual abuse.

Play Episode

Winning at the Wrong Things

As a pastor, Jimmy, on the outside, was winning in every category but inside he was empty and hurting, unsure if he could really be honest about what was going on. In this episode of the Two Equals One Podcast, Jimmy is telling his story. If you are winning at the wrong things, then you are losing at the right things. "You mean you're going to say this out loud?" Are there things in your life that you feel like you cannot say? That the consequences your words would carry for being honest are too great? -------- "People who were honest got in ministry trouble." "I didn't like me, but I wanted everyone else to like me." "I could preach to thousands but couldn't talk to the four that lived in my house." "My medicating became success." "I had a need to be needed." "I have to love our marriage right where it is" "No one is a man of God until their family can say it." -------- Welcome to episode three of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

Play Episode

The Lowest Point: Hawaii

Hawaii was supposed to be the dream vacation, instead, it was rock bottom. The absolute lowest point in our marriage. "I thought to myself, she doesn't love us anymore..." "I thought that I could moderate my drinking." The trip to Hawaii was supposed to be the bow on top of us hitting the reset button. We had done all the work and were ready to begin a new chapter of our marriage until it all went downhill. Welcome to episode four of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

Play Episode

Redemption: Road to Recovery

In episode 5 Jimmy and Irene start their road to recovery and uncover for us what recovery looks like. They realized that openness and honesty lead to healing and redemption. -------- Welcome to episode five of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! Join us for a cinematic journey with Jimmy & Irene Rollins, as they tell their story of addiction, pain, and secrets, and how they found "Purpose in the Prison." The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

Play Episode

Staying Close to the Pain

In this final cinematic podcast episode, Jimmy & Irene share how they both stay "sober" by staying close to the pain. They talk about how they opened up about their story and the healing that came from sharing it with the world. Staying close to the pain allowed them to be real and honest with everyone, and experience freedom from their shame. Join us in the last chapter of our cinematic journey.

Play Episode

Help! My Spouse Is An Addict

In this episode of the Two Equals One Podcast, we're talking about something we hear often - "Help! My spouse is an addict, what do I do? Welcome to episode seven of the Two Equals One Podcast with Jimmy and Irene Rollins! The balancing act of family, marriage, and ministry came to a screeching halt when their public ministry life and private family life became too much for two broken individuals to manage. At that point, they had a choice to make: quit or face the problem head-on. This is a story of hope and freedom.

Play Episode

Rules of Engagement - How to Have a Good Fight

Thanks for joining us for a journey through our story and learning how we fight in marriage with the intention of unity. Today, we're sharing our own fight-origin stories and how we learned to fight in a more productive and respectful way. Join us as we talk about the rules of engagement and the role of emotional triggers in conflicts.

Play Episode

Ruling My Emotions

Are your emotions out of control? In this episode, we discuss the importance of ruling your emotions in marriage. Emotions are not bad or weak but rather serve as signals for us to take action. We're going to give you practical advice on how to manage and regulate your emotions. Emotional intelligence and awareness are so important in building a strong and healthy marriage. Join Jimmy & Irene Rollins as they unlock the secrets to fighting well in your marriage, creating unity like never before! Experience their journey, where they overcame challenges and redefined love through powerful fights. Get ready for moments of laughter, tears, and life-changing lessons from the Rollins and a few special guest. Jimmy and Irene will show you how to turn fights into growth, connection, and lasting joy.

Play Episode

Recalling and Redeeming Past Trauma

In this episode of the Two Equals One podcast, Jimmy and Irene talk about recalling and rehabilitating past traumas in order to heal and strengthen a marriage. They emphasize the need to remember the past, revisit the pain, and redeem the purpose behind the pain. You can find healing and growth in your relationship. Join Jimmy & Irene Rollins as they unlock the secrets to fighting well in your marriage, creating unity like never before! Experience their journey, where they overcame challenges and redefined love through powerful fights. Get ready for moments of laughter, tears, and life-changing lessons from the Rollins and a few special guest. Jimmy and Irene will show you how to turn fights into growth, connection, and lasting joy.

Play Episode

Regulating Expectations

Do you or your spouse have unrealistic expectations? In this episode, Jimmy and Irene talk about how to regulate expectations in a marriage. How can we be conscious of our expectations, determine if they are realistic, and communicate them to our spouse? They also highlight the significance of understanding the origin of our expectations and ensuring they are healthy and aligned with our values. They provide practical tips for regulating expectations and creating unity in a marriage.

Play Episode

Reality Check: Stop Committing Assumicide

Does your relationship need a reality check? In this episode of the Two Equals One podcast, Jimmy and Irene emphasize the dangers of making assumptions about your partner's thoughts and intentions and how it can lead to division and conflict. Tune in to find out how you can overcome assumicide and strengthen their relationship.

Play Episode

Reoccurring Conversations

Jimmy and Irene Rollins discuss the importance of having some key regular conversations in a marriage. Address small issues and annoyances on a daily basis to prevent them from building up and causing resentment. They also share their own strategies for having hard conversations. They highlight the importance of creating a safe and open environment for these conversations and the benefits of regular check-ins about emotions, spirituality, and appreciation.

Play Episode

10 Helpful Marriage Reset Tips

Jimmy and Irene Rollins discuss ten things couples can do to reset their relationship and improve their marriage. They emphasize the importance of normalizing ruptures and repairs, appreciating each other, and prioritizing date nights. Additionally, they stress the importance of laughter, affirmations, and prayer in maintaining a strong and healthy marriage.

Play Episode

10 Ways to Ruin Your Relationship

In this episode, Jimmy and Irene highlight behaviors and attitudes that can be detrimental to a marriage and emphasize the importance of communication, trust, and selflessness in maintaining a healthy relationship. They are going over the tools we've given you over the last few weeks and some practical steps toward using them to create the marriage you want. We are so Glad you've joined us on this season of Two Equals One. Stay tuned for more to come.

Play Episode

The Art of Fighting Fair - feat. REAL Couples

Welcome back this week; we talked with Annabelle and John Ainley. They share their experiences with fighting in their marriage and how not dealing with their past has shown up in their marriage. Join us as we practically walk with them and give some easy steps to truly having a marriage full of Love, Laughter, and longevity, one fight at a time.

Play Episode

EQ is more important than GQ Is Your EQ More Important Than GQ?

How's your emotional intelligence? We all know about IQ and GQ, but have you considered EQ? In this episode the TWO=One, Season 3 podcast, we're talking about emotional intelligence and mental/emotional health. It's natural to look for a partner who meets a "list" and, if we're honest, that list is often compromised of many physical qualities-- and often overlooking more important criteria, like emotional intelligence.

Play Episode

Don't Get Married Until - Q&A

On this episode of the TWO=ONE, Season 3 podcast, Jimmy and Irene are answering YOUR questions! All the uncomfortable conversations you're not sure how to have, we are! Don't miss it!

Play Episode

Is Debt Driving Your Decisions?

On this episode of the TWO=ONE, Season 3 podcast, we're going in on money problems! Did you cringe reading that? It's one of the top two reasons couples fight and ultimately divorce. Our advice? Don't Get Married Until you can navigate money...

Play Episode

Have You Discovered the Trauma Behind the Drama?

On this episode of the TWO=ONE, Season 3 podcast, we're talking to those are not yet married about what's behind the drama! Don't Get Married Until you know the source of your future spouse's drama. Trauma doesn't just go away and once you're married, "what's yours is mine!" This isn't about running away-- it's actually the opposite. Let's talk about how to face issues and past hurt in a healthy, life-giving way.

Play Episode

Me or Your Family, You Choose

In this episode of the Two Equals One Marriage Podcast, Jimmy & Irene share their journey and insights as they celebrate 25 years of marriage, discussing how they navigated the challenges of creating a united and independent marriage identity, distinct from their family of origins and external influences.

Play Episode

Let's Talk About Sex

Let's talk about sex... everyone wants it, not everyone is getting it! This episode we’re talking about sex. The trouble with this subject is that often the loudest voices in our lives aren’t giving us the best advice.

Play Episode

What's Your Body Count?

In this episode, we’re talking about attraction—love vs lust. We’re looking at how our overly sexualized culture affects couples and how to navigate sticky subjects together.

Play Episode