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Getting Old Along With Me

1/18/2019
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What happens in a marriage relationship over time? A recent longitudinal study claims to have the answer. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen talk about the results and do some self-examination.

Duration:00:28:58

I Turned Out Fine!

1/11/2019
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Without a doubt, society changes quickly. That can become a real struggle for us as we age. When we look back at the way we used to do things, we begin to scoff at new practices and trends. But should we? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to find a balance between the past and the present.

Duration:00:25:21

Your Own Little Light

1/4/2019
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When you’re married, your spouse often becomes the center of your universe. They’re the most important person in your life. But one pastor recently warned that many Christians are turning family into an idol. And brand new research might prove it. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to figure out how to really love Jesus more than anything or anyone else.

Duration:00:28:26

The Grinch Who Stole New Year’s

12/28/2018
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2019 is upon us! In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss whether New Year’s resolutions are a wise tradition for Christians. And Brian gives you lots of reasons not to invite him to your party.

SFP on PDA

12/21/2018
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Public displays of affection used to just be a problem at malls, movie theaters, and restaurants. Now, they’ve spilled onto social media. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss a new study about social media PDAs and how Christians should view them. And Brian invents a new trendy acronym.

Duration:00:29:31

Revival?

12/14/2018
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America is in desperate need of spiritual revival. But one theologian thinks we’re unlikely to experience one anytime soon. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen decide whether this pessimistic assessment is correct.

Duration:00:46:35

The Christmas Episode

12/7/2018
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In this week’s episode, Kathleen is the Queen of Christmas and Brian is the Grinch. And they both try to figure out how to stay connected to what Christmas is really all about.

Duration:00:28:47

True Rest

11/30/2018
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God rested. He wants us to rest too. But lots of us struggle to find true rest in the midst of a busy life. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to discover what rest is really all about.

Duration:00:32:07

Emotional Labor

11/23/2018
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Most married couples find a way to share the physical labor of maintaining a household. But most don’t share the emotional labor. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen examine the definition and implications of emotional labor. And Kathleen sings again.

Duration:00:38:11

The Thanksgiving Episode

11/16/2018
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Kathleen hates Thanksgiving. Brian loves it. In this week’s episode, they try to work out the disagreement. And they try to figure out what Biblical gratitude really looks like.

Duration:00:32:15

Infertility

11/9/2018
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Life comes in phases. First, your friends all get married. Then they all start having babies. For most, those seasons are full of joy and celebration. But in this week’s episode, Kathleen invites you to hear her story of life taking an unexpected turn toward heartache.

Duration:00:36:16

Clanging Cymbal of Love

11/2/2018
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Binge-watching is one of Kathleen’s favorite things. One of her latest viewing marathons introduced her to cultural commentary from Christians in the 1990’s. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen examine Christian cultural engagement in the past and the present. And they try to figure out what we should sound like through the lens of history.

Duration:00:31:05

Your Personal, Custom-Made Church

10/26/2018
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There’s no question about the fact that Christians are supposed to be connected to a local church. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen take a look at new research into why people choose not to attend church. And they explore the limits of what qualifies a group of people as a church.

Duration:00:27:16

The Lamentations Episode

10/19/2018
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You often hear Christians discussing spiritual valleys. This episode has nothing to do with that. Instead, Brian and Kathleen talk about spiritual frustrations and how they’re battling through them. And you’ll hear what it sounds like for Brian to struggle for an awkwardly long time looking for a verse in his Bible. Enjoy.

Duration:00:26:25

Can Profanity Prove a Point?

10/12/2018
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Profanity is startling to many Christians. It’s also often a sign of a small vocabulary. But could there ever be a time when profanity becomes an effective means of proving a point? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen tackle a listener’s question about the use of profanity in a public school drama.

Duration:00:31:21

Issue 1

10/5/2018
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Millions of Americans are focused on courtrooms in Cleveland, Ohio. The wildly popular podcast “Serial” is spending an entire season looking at the criminal justice system in America through the lens of a county courthouse in Cleveland. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen use “Serial” as a springboard to discuss an upcoming ballot initiative in Ohio that proposes significant criminal justice reform. Are the reforms Biblical? Would they address problems exposed by “Serial” producers?...

Duration:00:31:13

Shocked by Sin

9/28/2018
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Christians believe that we’re all sinners. But one well-known pastor recently commented that it’s easier to tell non-Christians about our past failings. In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen try to figure out why sin is still so shocking to followers of Jesus.

Duration:00:12:49

FaceTime Friends

9/21/2018
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There’s been a noteworthy shift in how young people prefer to connect with each other. But is it as bad as it seems? Brian and Kathleen examine some new data in this week’s episode and discuss what it really means to connect with friends.

Duration:00:27:45

The Mentally Buff

9/14/2018
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It’s trendy to be physically fit. But how many people truly know what it takes to maintain a healthy level of mental strength? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss what the Bible and a psychotherapist have to say about being mentally strong.

Duration:00:30:38

Professional Cuddling

9/7/2018
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Some people get massages. Others go for spa treatments. But what about paying for an extended hug? In this week’s episode, Brian and Kathleen discuss what Christians can learn from an awkward therapeutic trend.

Duration:00:32:08