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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

Navigating Change via Intentional Communication (Episode 34)

9/16/2019
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Nicola and I had the honor of talking with Dr. Jordan and Laura Harris. We were inspired by their level intentionality to share and listen to each other, which allowed them to navigate seasons of change and deepen their level of connection with each other. Over their six years of marriage, they have moved 3 times, completed a Ph.D. and taken care of their one-year-old son. Both of them hold dual therapeutic licenses as both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage...

Duration:00:30:43

Good Enough Parenting (Episode 33)

9/9/2019
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Good Enough Parenting (Episode 33)

Duration:00:20:38

How I See Me Impacts How I Love You (Episode 32)

9/2/2019
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In Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus stated that the greatest commandment is to love God with all that we are and all that we have (simple paraphrase). Jesus then stated a second commandment that is equivalent to the first, love your neighbor as you love yourself, but what happens when you don’t truly love or value yourself? In this episode, Nicola and I wrestle with loving others as we love ourselves.

Duration:00:26:03

Seeing Myself in Need (Episode 31)

8/26/2019
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“We can work really hard to get people to love us in our strengths to make up for not allowing people to love us in our vulnerability” (DocHawk). In this episode, Nicola and I take time to examine how our perspective of ourselves changes when we are in a state of vulnerability. How we see ourselves in vulnerability will determine if we reach out for help and how we reach for help. If you have a positive view of self you can reach in a vulnerable way to people, but if you have a negative view...

Duration:00:23:50

Anger (Episode 30)

8/19/2019
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In this episode, we talk about anger in relationships. We talk about seeing the function of anger and how we respond to anger. We hope this episode will give you some space to think about your anger and how you respond to the anger of others.

Duration:00:23:41

Family Heritage & Legacy (Episode 29)

8/12/2019
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In today’s world families can be scattered so far apart, and there is so much value in the stories and connection that come from the larger family group. In this episode, Nicola and I reflect on our time at our family reunion and how it blessed our hearts to hear stories from the elders of our family. We hope to inspire you to connect with your family members and to share stories.

Duration:00:26:49

Defensiveness and Protection (Episode 28)

8/5/2019
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This week’s episode is a follow-up to last week’s podcast where we shared about taking a risk and being vulnerable in marriage. This week James shares about how he has been defensive and sought to withdraw from his emotions. We hope this episode will help you identify the ways maybe you become defensive or how you try to turn the emotional volume in your or in your spouse

Duration:00:19:56

The Risk In Sharing (Episode 27)

7/29/2019
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In this episode we discuss a conversation we recently had, and how we recognized our struggle to connect in the moment. It helps when we can really connect with the deeper vulnerable part of our heart: we were not in that moment and it looked really messy. We also discussed the risk it takes and the faith it requires from us in those moments to connect.

Duration:00:33:18

Having Fun Together (Episode 26)

7/22/2019
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In this episode, we discuss the importance of having fun together and enjoying one another in marriage. Often times we can get caught up in just doing what it takes to make it through the day to day grind of life, and we don’t take time to enjoy life together. We hope you will have a conversation with your spouse about how the two of you can find ways to enjoy life together and have some fun.

Duration:00:19:53

Carrying the Load Together (Episode 25)

7/15/2019
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In this episode we discuss the struggles we had trying to carry the load of life together in our different roles. Our hope is to help couples see our struggles and process so they can have a better perspective for one another.

Duration:00:30:06

Parenting Multiples (Episode 24)

7/8/2019
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Nicola and I have five blessed daughters. It has been a joy to grow as parents to each one individually, and to them all collectively. In this episode we discuss the joys and struggles of parenting multiple children.

Duration:00:23:50

Bringing Home the 1st Child (Episode 23)

7/1/2019
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In this episode Nicola and I discuss bringing home our 1st child and what that was like. We hope this episode is encouraging for young families. We also hope this show can be a fun trip down memory lane for families a little further along the road. We also want this to be food for thought for our single listeners who desire to marry and have kids.

Duration:00:24:16

Pre-Parenting Views Pt 2 (Episode 22)

6/24/2019
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This is the second episode of Nicola and I talking about our journey in parenting. The conversation took an unexpected turn as we talked about the loss of our first pregnancy, and how that impacted us in our journey. We want to warn listeners that this is some heavy emotion in this episode, but we also want to them to know they are not alone in their pain. At the end of the episode we close by praying for couples that have had pain and loss coming into parenthood.

Duration:00:24:23

Pre-Parenting Views (Episode 21)

6/17/2019
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In the next series of shows Nicola and I will be taking time to talk about our journey of becoming parents. In this first episode we talked about our views of parenting before we became parents. We feel like this conversation can good for singles to season married couples. It can be a good trip for you to go down memory lane, and it can be good to help you consider your views about kids before you have them or before you move forward in a relationship. Excellent Points

Duration:00:21:45

Healthy Marriage Bond Pt 3 (Episode 20)

6/10/2019
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This is the third of a 3-part series to help you foster a healthy marriage bond. Habits of a Healthy Marriage

Duration:00:18:50

Healthy Marriage Bond Pt 2 (Episode 19)

6/3/2019
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This is the second of a 3-part series to help you foster a healthy marriage bond. Habits of a Healthy Marriage

Duration:00:18:59

Healthy Marriage Bond Pt 1 (Episode 18)

5/27/2019
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This is the first of a 3-part series to help you foster a healthy marriage bond. God’s 1st Marriage Session Questions 1. Connection - Where are you? (In relationship with God and your spouse?) 2. Influence - Who told you that you were naked? 3. Actions - What is this you have done? Elements of a Healthy Marriage 1. Complementary Union of Image Bearers (Gen 1:27) 2. Common Kingdom Purpose (Gen 1:28-30) 3. Intimate/Safe Bond (Gen 2:24-25) 4. Filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18) 5....

Duration:00:20:26

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