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Difficult conversations can be just that – difficult. Sometimes we are timid or don’t know the word/phrasing to use to convey the thoughts we have. Sometimes those thoughts break our brains a little bit and we may falter to explain what we are thinking – those concepts are in our brains but they haven’t found their way out yet and we are at a loss of words trying to explain these thoughts floating in our heads to others. We really do ourselves a disservice when we fail to engage in these conversations – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be at times. We are three friends who have had these conversations over the years, and while we are serious and dedicated to these conversations we like to have fun during these conversations as well. Join us as we have these conversations - and even if we take positions that you don't agree with - engage with us (respectfully) and use your words.

Difficult conversations can be just that – difficult. Sometimes we are timid or don’t know the word/phrasing to use to convey the thoughts we have. Sometimes those thoughts break our brains a little bit and we may falter to explain what we are thinking – those concepts are in our brains but they haven’t found their way out yet and we are at a loss of words trying to explain these thoughts floating in our heads to others. We really do ourselves a disservice when we fail to engage in these conversations – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be at times. We are three friends who have had these conversations over the years, and while we are serious and dedicated to these conversations we like to have fun during these conversations as well. Join us as we have these conversations - and even if we take positions that you don't agree with - engage with us (respectfully) and use your words.

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Difficult conversations can be just that – difficult. Sometimes we are timid or don’t know the word/phrasing to use to convey the thoughts we have. Sometimes those thoughts break our brains a little bit and we may falter to explain what we are thinking – those concepts are in our brains but they haven’t found their way out yet and we are at a loss of words trying to explain these thoughts floating in our heads to others. We really do ourselves a disservice when we fail to engage in these conversations – no matter how difficult or uncomfortable they may be at times. We are three friends who have had these conversations over the years, and while we are serious and dedicated to these conversations we like to have fun during these conversations as well. Join us as we have these conversations - and even if we take positions that you don't agree with - engage with us (respectfully) and use your words.

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English


Episodes

Chaz and Chop

7/1/2020
Aaron wanted to talk about Chap/Chop this week. He wanted to talk about them even though he didn't know too much about the inner workings of this. So Paul decided to school both Aaron and Josh on what has been going on over there. So let's take a look a look at what is going on in Chaz/Chop/Chap/whatever it's named now a days.

Duration:01:19:14

Cows, Spiders, Aaron

6/26/2020
Another bonus clip (read: outtake) from this past Wednesday's episode. There was no context to keep it in the episode but was too good not to share.

Duration:00:02:16

Vulnerability In America

6/24/2020
Vulnerability in Americans seems to be almost nonexistent - partially as a result of our culture that likes to be individualistic that preaches that showing any vulnerability is a weakness instead of a strength. It has caused a rampant increase in mental health issues as well as a multitude of other issues. With that as the backdrop, the guys wanted to talk about vulnerability this week - so join us for this important discussion.

Duration:01:09:39

Josh and woodworking

6/19/2020
This is a bonus episode. It was extracted from this past Wednesday's episode as it was not on topic - but at the same time - it needed to be shared.

Duration:00:08:43

Aaron wants to talk about Heaven - so we do it!

6/17/2020
This month seems to be the Aaron month with him bringing up ideas/topics to drive the conversation - while Josh goes and buys a saw online (more on that on Friday). Aaron brings up a couple of things he wanted to discuss - such as a discussion on Heaven - and what it means that we don't deserve to go to heaven by our own nature and what does that mean in our everyday life and our spiritual/religious life. Listen to the conversation - mostly between Paul and Aaron - but Josh does jump in once...

Duration:00:58:03

We are in the dumbest timeline

6/15/2020
The TV show community has the concept of the darkest timeline in the series to drive part of the narrative. While re-watching the series, Paul was struck with the idea that we are in the dumbest timeline. What does it mean to be in the dumbest timeline? Let's find out.

Duration:00:14:32

Bad Christians

6/10/2020
This week Aaron wanted to talk about bad christians. No - not the podcast but those who claim to be christian and yet do things that are deceptive, or knowlingly false. We also talk about the issues with judging as a Christian, and we learn that Josh...well...you have to listen to it.

Duration:01:30:31

Thoughts on Mentorship

6/8/2020
I had the privilege of being part of a podcastathon to help raise money for an organization that helps kids learn how to better socialize, learn skills, and go through life - in other words they mentor them. This got me thinking about how mentoring has been impactful in my life both as a mentee and a mentor, and how we are really lacking in that department in America right now. So let's talk about why it's important - and what you can do about it as well.

Duration:00:21:27

Aaron and Josh reflect on getting older

6/3/2020
Both Aaron and Josh recently had birthdays, and as they have gotten older have started to reflect on things as they have changed. We tell Aaron what his birthday surprise was supposed to be and how he ruined it. Aaron then goes on to talk about how he is feeling like an old man now that he is a quarter of a century old. After this revelation that is a quarter of a century old, Paul prods them for what they have learned growing older and how their expectations have been with getting older...

Duration:00:55:51

Corona Modeling Code Should Be Criticized

6/1/2020
Recently the code used to model the spread of Corona Virus was released to the public after it was called into question the accuracy of the code. Upon analysis by various people, it quickly came to the attention that there were issues with the code. Let's take a look at some of these things that are wrong with it. https://www.useyourwords.cc

Duration:00:36:57

Can you be opinionated, Christian, and loving all at the same time?

5/27/2020
Paul recently did a Monday episode and said he could no longer, in good faith, be a milk toast fence sitter. This lead him to probe the other guys for their thoughts on if a person can claim to be Christian and at the same time hold a view that is considered by society to be "controversial" and remain true to their beliefs and love everyone else as they are commanded to in the Bible. This turns into a discussion on authenticity and why people that have ever shifting opinions to fit in with...

Duration:01:06:53

Rules for thee but not from me

5/22/2020
It is an interesting time in the world. In response to Covid-19 there has been multiple new ways of life thrown at us over a short amount of time. But what gets under my skin is when people create new laws/procedures and then immediately turn around do exactly the opposite of what they instructed others to do. Paul talks about that this week in the Monday (released on Friday) episode of Use Your Words. Website: https://www.useyourwords.cc Twitter:...

Duration:00:23:57

Is Dissent From The Majority Allowed With Corona?

5/20/2020
Paul asks the question if it is allowable and/or appropriate to allow for dissent during a global crises. Is interpreting the data (without spreading fake news which could cause harm to health) something that should even be allowed during a time when data is changing almost daily? What happens to content that was banned at one point and then proven to be right later? Who should be the controller of what is and isn't allowed in public discourse? And is it better if fake news is left on the...

Duration:01:08:08

Josh tells us what he is learning about being a father

5/13/2020
Josh is now a married man. Due to Covid he and enforcer pushed their wedding forward and turned it into a quarantine wedding with just a couple people present. While this is a new thing for him - he is learning not only to be a husband but now is learning what it is like to take care of a pet. Paul prods and asks questions about this and of course (Paul being Paul) leads it down a spiritual track taking what Aaron and Josh were thinking was just a quick catchup conversation into a serious...

Duration:00:52:01

Mental Health Awareness Month 2020

5/11/2020
Read and hear more about other topics, including mental health awareness month over at our website Check out: 🏼👉 https://www.useyourwords.cc This video is an updated video from Paul on his thoughts about mental health awareness month. Mental health awareness month is something I am not only passionate about but knowledgeable about due to my own history with mental health. 2020 is a very different mental health awareness month in that it is being done in the time of Corona and it...

Duration:00:19:25

Biden in the era of MeToo

5/6/2020
Joe Biden was recently accused of sexual assault by Tara Reed. Within the past few years Brett Kavanaugh was accused as well by Blasey Ford of sexual assault when he was undergoing the process to be confirmed to the supreme court. This week the guys talk about the difference in how the media and lawmakers approached each of the accusations.

Duration:01:09:09

Unity During Covid

4/29/2020
During this time of Covid - there is a never ending supply of negative news around the world. But Aaron wanted to talk about the good he is seeing through Unity both locally and globally. So this week we talk about Unity we are seeing in the time of Covid and what it looks like, why it's good, and why it's helpful.

Duration:00:55:52

Earth Day 2020

4/22/2020
How do you celebrate Earth Day? The guys talk about how they approach earth day now a days as well as their approach to the environment. How do you approach earth day?

Duration:01:06:43

No Longer Milktoast

4/20/2020
Do you know what it means to be a milktoast fence sitter? It means to be so bland and in the middle that you (theoretically) do not offend anyone. I am tired of doing that - and after this week have decided I can no longer do that. What does this mean for Use Your Words? We will have to see - but I wanted to take a Monday episode and talk about it a little. This is different then the normal Monday episodes - but it essential.

Duration:00:17:34

Light at the end of the tunnel?

4/15/2020
Covid-19 is pretty much the only thing going on in the world news wise right now. That being said - Paul wanted to pick the guys brains on what Covid-19 means for them right now, what the future of it holds, and why there should be hope in the this time of Covid-19. Paul then asks them each for a word of hope during this time - and the responses are just as varied as their personalities.

Duration:01:22:38