We are Leslie and Laura Camacho. We love growing things – businesses, kids, communities; we’ve been doing it all for our 13 years of marriage.

We understand that the startup life is hard, and when what you do becomes who you are, you both become married to the work. It’s a struggle to keep home life in balance when work seems like it is your life.

That’s why we started this podcast. To help us – and others – to get better at the most important thing: our partnership together. We are offering real help for relationships being tested by the startup life. Because we believe that when our marriage is healthy, everything else in our lives will thrive.

Our mission is to better the relationships of every single entrepreneur, founder, and executive on the planet so that no matter what else happens, their most important partnership is a thriving success. If you know someone growing a business, please, share this podcast with them.

Join us as we learn to love deeply and grow successfully.


  1. How do we subscribe for podcasters other than iTunes?


    1. Hi Michael,

      Most podcasters/podcatchers, etc… should have us listed except for Stitcher. We’re not on that one. But most podcast listening apps pull from iTunes and blog feeds. You should also be able to subscribe using the episode RSS feed URL:

      http://marriagestartup.com/feed/podcast/ (Note: Clicking this link will show a raw “feed” that will work for a podcast listening app but will look like code gibberish to humans)

      And it occurs to me that the above link isn’t easily findable on the website directly. Doh! Sorry about that. I’ll figure out a good way to do that.

      What app/service do you use to listen to our podcast? I’ll do my best to make it easily available for you, just let me know.


  2. I am excited to listen to your podcast! 🙂 I am Jenessa C.’s BFF from Montana! Laura I think we met once! We should connect soon! Take care!


    1. Hi Natalie! Yes, I remember meeting you. I’m so glad you found the Marriage Startup Podcast! 🙂 🙂


  3. This is a comment about your idea of no compromising. I COULDNT AGREE MORE!!! I believe too many marriage counselors and books teach people to compromise. It’s basically saying,”let’s make this work.” I don’t want my marriage to just work. That’s what you get with compromise. It’s basically two selfish people formally agreeing to remain partially selfish in their relationship. It’s saying,”I know, when we dated, I went all out for you but I don’t want to do that anymore. Can we just meet in the middle?” This is hard. Can we make a deal so I don’t have to give you so much effort anymore?” When did anyone ever fall in love with that. Compromise will stop arguing but it will not captivate a heart like passionate 100% love. You seem to be christians so I’ll throw this in also. Compromise is giving but also EXPECTING love. When did Christ teach us to expect love from people? He didn’t. He just taught us to give it unconditionally. He didn’t teach us to find out where your partner is willing to budge. The problem is marriage is a 24 hour, 365 day challenge. Our standards are low. The goal is avoiding divorce not falling in love. Counselors want to decrease the divorce rate. How many older couples who have been married for 50 years are questioned any further about the health of their marriage after learning how long they’ve been married? It’s kind of like, who cares?! They’re still together right?! They’ve stuck it out. What a dull future. Compromise keeps us out of arguments but it reduces us to roommates. Just my thoughts. Enjoying the podcast and your refreshing take.
    Matthew in Texas.


    1. Hi Matthew,

      First, thank you for the great feedback, its really appreciated!

      There are two things that especially resonated with me.

      “Our standards are low.”

      Ain’t that the truth. sigh No real commentary necessary, just hurts me to see when couples settle for something less than amazing. Of course, everyone has their down moments but they should be the exceptions, not the norm.

      “Compromise keeps us out of arguments but it reduces us to roommates.”

      Nailed it. I wish I’d thought of that line, its absolutely perfect.


  4. […] Laura Camacho lives in Oregon with her husband and three kids. She’s the Editor in Chief at Glimmering – the company she cofounded with her husband, Leslie.  Together they broadcast a weekly podcast about business and relationships. […]


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