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A More Excellent Way with Dr. James and Nicola (KLRC)

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Dr. James and Nicola Hawkins’ passion is to offer a voice that echoes hope and healing in our community of faith. A More Excellent Way offers treasures for singles, married couples, families with children, engaged couples, foster families, and adoptive families. Each episode is designed to help you be invigorated, comforted, and equipped as Dr. James and Nicola help you reflect on the way God views marriage, family, and relationships.

Dr. James and Nicola Hawkins’ passion is to offer a voice that echoes hope and healing in our community of faith. A More Excellent Way offers treasures for singles, married couples, families with children, engaged couples, foster families, and adoptive families. Each episode is designed to help you be invigorated, comforted, and equipped as Dr. James and Nicola help you reflect on the way God views marriage, family, and relationships.
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Dr. James and Nicola Hawkins’ passion is to offer a voice that echoes hope and healing in our community of faith. A More Excellent Way offers treasures for singles, married couples, families with children, engaged couples, foster families, and adoptive families. Each episode is designed to help you be invigorated, comforted, and equipped as Dr. James and Nicola help you reflect on the way God views marriage, family, and relationships.

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English


Episodes

Family Sermon (Episode 17)

5/20/2019
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Psalms 68: 5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. God set up the family to provide a place of connection and security to launch its members out to do the will of God. Our experience with family has long lasting implications on our view of God, self, and others. When families flourish so do communities, local churches, states,...

Duration:00:49:40

The Apple Fritter Story (Episode 16)

5/13/2019
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In this episode Nicola and James tell their apple fritter story to demonstrate the depth of communication, and how communication goes off the rails because of underlying issues that we don’t often talk about in a vulnerable way.

Duration:00:23:39

Communicating A More Excellent Way (Episode 15)

5/6/2019
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In this episode we talk about the deeper aspect of communication and what it looks like in marriage. We describe communication as an intimate sharing of one’s thoughts and feelings and responding to one another’s thoughts and feelings.

Duration:00:26:12

Sex Talk (Episode 14)

4/29/2019
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Warning this is a conversation for adults. Our desire in this episode is to cast a vision for the beauty and pleasure that God intended for sex. If you are a premarital couple, we want to help get you started on a good path towards developing your sexual bond together. If you are already married, we want to help promote an open dialogue about sex in your marriage so you can enjoy the good God intended for you to have in your sexual union.

Duration:00:41:06

Looking to Christ (Episode 13)

4/22/2019
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In Ephesians 5 Paul points the husband and wife to look to Jesus as the foundation for them living at the role as husband and wife. In this episode we want to share how looking to Jesus serves as the foundation for the role of the husband and the wife.

Duration:00:25:21

Connection & Attunement (Episode 12)

4/15/2019
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In the next couple of episodes we are inviting you into a journey we just recently took with a group of pre-marital and newly married couples. You may have been married for a while, but this will still be good foundational material for you as well.

Duration:00:21:40

Marriage in the Garden: Oneness (Episode 11)

4/8/2019
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Covenant? Contract? Becoming one flesh? In this episode, we finally wrap up the foundational Genesis experience talking about how we have a hunger and desire to experience greater connection and oneness with God and others. We struggle, but we also want to experience and grow in our oneness. We are literally wired with hormones, and mirror neurons to bond together and take in what is going on in each other’s world. You’re invited to see closely how to become closer in oneness with your loved...

Duration:00:22:37

Marriage in the Garden: God’s Redemptive Response (Episode 10)

4/1/2019
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In this episode, we talk a bit about how couples will now struggle in their desire to connect. We desire to respond to God, our spouse, our children, families, and our community. We try to hold up these relationships as best as possible, but conflicts arise. We are all affected by the fall; recognize the negative effects, how we get stuck, and how we tend to respond. For you to have conflicts makes sense. Our marital bonds are important, and we are comforted to know that if I reach for, then...

Duration:00:27:23

Marriage in the Garden: Marriage after the Fall (Episode 9)

3/25/2019
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In this episode, we are looking at the responses between God and man, and how we can respond when we have a miss with God and each other. Disconnection doesn’t have to have the final say, [locate where you are at, the influences, and how you took part in the ‘thing] shalom-peace can be experienced. You can be loved in the pain and the not so beautiful, room can be made for each of you to grow together in love, beyond the shame and guilt.

Duration:00:24:13

Marriage in the Garden: Satan’s attack on marriage (Episode 8)

3/18/2019
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The same ways and tactics Satan used in the garden, are some of the same things he uses to level with us. Satan tries to create confusion in us, distrust towards God, and disharmony or disconnection with our spouse. He tends to use forms like isolation, and deception, but God gave freedom then, and he offers freedom and connection now. Pay attention when you are experiencing isolation, disobedience, and when you are probed to disobey the word of God.

Duration:00:26:09

Marriage in the Garden: Complimentary (Episode 7)

3/11/2019
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It’s not good for you to be alone! What does it really mean to be a helper, to submit, or even to lead and serve? What are ways that you as a spouse can be blessed by the way your spouse operates in their traits, gifting, and abilities?

Duration:00:24:38

Marriage in the Garden: Companionship and Purpose (Episode 6)

3/4/2019
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Marriage is made up of the feel goods and companionship, but purpose and work are also woven into the tapestry of the marital union. We are doing something together, creating meaningfulness and unity, a sense of I believe in you, me and how God put us together to use his given gifts and resources to build, influence, and ultimately for the Kingdom of God. In this episode, we look at the multifaceted purpose of marriage.

Duration:00:18:53

Marriage In the Garden: Created in God's Image (Episode 5)

2/25/2019
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This episode highlights that we were made in relationship for relationships. We talked about the importance of being aware of influences to the view of yourself, and to intentionally seek out who you are in the image of God, and in connection to relationships. We also ask what does it mean to show reverence, honor and respect to your spouse?

Duration:00:20:15

15 Things We Hope For (Episode 4)

2/18/2019
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This episode wraps up our 15 things in 15 years, we share of some things we hope for in our future. Let’s face it, marriage has its challenges of coming together, catch how we’re planning to tackle it!

Duration:00:25:24

Nicola's 15 Things (Episode 3)

2/14/2019
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In this Episode, Nicola also shares her 15 things she’s gleaned from 15 years of marriage! With some tears and sentiments you will hear how marriage has shaped her insight into the truth that we are not defined by the seasons we are in.

Duration:00:30:12

James' 15 Things (Episode 2)

2/14/2019
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In this episode, James gives a glimpse into what it’s been like being married for 15 years. He shares 15 specific things, he has learned including the powerful truth that God can heal us together, if we can handle being broken together.

Duration:00:23:04

What Is Love? (Episode 1)

2/14/2019
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Dr. James and Nicola Hawkins tackle the age-old question: What is love? Join a conversation with some new insights that might just change your perspective on love and how we love each other well!

Duration:00:24:18