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Behind Our Smiles

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Welcome to the Behind Our Smiles Podcast! We’re your hosts, Joe & Tara Buchanan. We were married in 1997, we have four amazing children, and we want to share with you the real-life behind our smiles... The things we still struggle with, the things we finally have victory over, and the truth from God’s Word that we know will always carry us. Join us for some candid conversations as we look for ways to pursue a connection with God and each other and find joy even in the struggle.

Welcome to the Behind Our Smiles Podcast! We’re your hosts, Joe & Tara Buchanan. We were married in 1997, we have four amazing children, and we want to share with you the real-life behind our smiles... The things we still struggle with, the things we finally have victory over, and the truth from God’s Word that we know will always carry us. Join us for some candid conversations as we look for ways to pursue a connection with God and each other and find joy even in the struggle.

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United States

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Welcome to the Behind Our Smiles Podcast! We’re your hosts, Joe & Tara Buchanan. We were married in 1997, we have four amazing children, and we want to share with you the real-life behind our smiles... The things we still struggle with, the things we finally have victory over, and the truth from God’s Word that we know will always carry us. Join us for some candid conversations as we look for ways to pursue a connection with God and each other and find joy even in the struggle.

Language:

English

Contact:

2174975673


Episodes

Episode 59: I Don't Want To Be Late!

11/22/2022
One common source of marital contention is when one spouse is more interested in being on time than the other. This simple difference can end up adding more tension to already stressful days. In this episode, we share about growing love and unity even when we’re running late!

Duration:00:26:44

Episode 58: How Do I Get Him To...

11/15/2022
We all have things about our spouse that we want to change or improve. But sometimes those desires can turn into a desire to control, and when that doesn’t work we turn to manipulation. In this episode, we’re talking about how to affect change through our influence instead of manipulation. To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:26:06

Episode 57: Let Me Check With My Wife

11/8/2022
We all have a lot going on and it’s easy to lose track of each other on a practical level. Checking with our spouses is not just about communicating better, but caring for each other. In this episode, we talk about showing consideration for each other through communication and shared decision-making. To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 56: I'm Not in the Mood

11/1/2022
Sexual intimacy requires a vulnerability and giving of ourselves like nothing else that we share in our marriage. Then throw in previous trauma, marital disconnection, and the demands of modern life, and it’s not surprising that we’re not always “in the mood.” In this episode, we talk about how we overcome our obstacles to sexual intimacy. Content note: Although we do discuss the effects of trauma on sexual intimacy, there are no explicit descriptions of abuse or sexual activities. More...

Duration:00:41:52

Episode 55: You're My Best Friend

10/25/2022
Friendship is one of God’s greatest blessings when we’re willing to love others as we love ourselves. And although we can claim thousands of friends thanks to social media, real friendships are still hard to find. In this episode, we talk about the value of growing real friendship in and out of our marriage. To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:21:47

Episode 54: I Can't Work With You! (One Year Podcast Anniversary)

10/18/2022
We’re celebrating one year of podcasting! In honor of our podcast-aversary, we’re taking you behind the scenes of Behind Our Smiles. It was not easy learning to work together- we usually have different opinions about how things should be done and when. In this anniversary episode, we talk about the challenges and benefits of working together as a married couple. To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:33:15

Episode 53: You Are Amazing!

10/11/2022
We all have a desire to be noticed and admired. Don’t we all want to be amazing? In our marriage, we can be our spouse’s #1 fan and remind them of all the ways they are amazing. In this episode, Joe and I talk about the power of admiration. To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:32:24

Episode 52: Say That Again?

10/4/2022
In this episode, we’re talking about some of our favorite episodes from our first year of podcasting. Whether you are new to our podcast or a regular listener, we hope you enjoy this quick look back on some of the lessons that have most impacted our marriage. To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:24:29

Episode 51: It Could Be Fun, Though!

9/27/2022
So much of life requires us to trust God, especially when things look a bit crazy. Adventure is always a mix of fun with a little risk mixed in. In this episode, we talk about those faith-building situations we have walked through and the power of a positive attitude in the face of uncertainty. Studio C's "An Unfortunate Fortune" skit To connect with us on social media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:27:39

Episode 50: She Stopped Throwing Shoes at Me! (Interview w/Tim and Lynette Kosloskus)

9/20/2022
We are so excited to introduce you to a very special couple in our lives: Tara’s parents, Tim and Lynette Kosloskus! They have been married for almost 54 years and have so much godly wisdom to share. We’ve talked about their influence in our lives in previous episodes but now you get to hear from them and see why we love them so much. They share their early love story, Tim’s struggle with alcohol, and how starting a relationship with Jesus completely changed the trajectory of their...

Duration:00:54:03

Episode 49: What Do You Need From Me?

9/13/2022
We all have needs, and God has given us the ability to meet needs as well. But when we don’t know what those needs are, we lose the opportunity to build love and trust into our relationships. In this episode, we talk about communicating and meeting needs in marriage. Resources mentioned in this episode: KEEP YOUR LOVE ON Book To connect with us on Social Media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:27:22

Episode 48: What Do You Want to Watch?

9/6/2022
Sitting on the couch and watching TV is a super popular and easy way to spend time with your spouse. But screens can prevent us from spending quality time together, and we can easily waste valuable time just surfing Netflix if we’re not careful! In this episode, we talk about how we use TV time to grow our connection and how to honor God in what we watch. To connect with us on Social Media: Facebook Instagram Or at behindoursmiles.com

Duration:00:24:49

Episode 47: I Don't Want to Talk About My Day

8/30/2022
One common way to grow communication with your spouse is to “talk about your day." But what if one spouse is not particularly interested in talking about their day right when they walk in the door? Do we have to talk about our day? In this episode, we talk about how to “talk about our day” in a way that respects both spouses’ needs.

Duration:00:29:42

Episode 46: I Still Have So Much to Learn

8/23/2022
No matter how long we have been married, there is always more to learn about each other. It’s like we’re always in school! Every day is an opportunity for God to teach us how to love better if we’re willing to learn. In this episode, we talk about becoming a student of your spouse.

Duration:00:31:18

Episode 45: I Have It Harder Than You

8/16/2022
We all carry burdens and in marriage, we each have unique struggles. The problem is when we fall into the trap of comparing our loads and wanting to be the one who has it harder. In this episode, we talk about the difference between empathy and sympathy and how it affects our ability to love.

Duration:00:30:42

Episode 44: That Must Have Been Hard For You

8/9/2022
Does your spouse understand the hardships you have been through and how it has affected you? Joe and I have both often failed in understanding the ways we each have suffered. In this episode, we talk about the role of empathy in growing true intimacy.

Duration:00:24:22

Episode 43: God, I Trust You With the List (Interview w/Mark and Jill Savage)

8/2/2022
In this episode, we are going behind the smiles of authors/speakers, Mark and Jill Savage. After 28 years of marriage, they experienced one of the hardest challenges a marriage can face: infidelity. Mark and Jill share some of the slow fades and the spiritual and emotional battles that preceded the near death of their marriage. Most importantly, they share how they found restoration and healing as they let God transform them into “Mark and Jill 2.0” Jill is the host of the No More Perfect...

Duration:01:04:45

Episode 42: How Did You Get So Good Lookin'?

7/26/2022
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and how we think about our husband or wife affects how attractive they are to us. In this episode, we share the habits and attitudes that help us to grow our physical attraction to each other.

Duration:00:29:57

Episode 41: You're Doing It the Wrong Way!

7/19/2022
Do you know the right way to do something? Is your way better than your spouse’s? But what if your spouse thinks his way is better? In this episode we try to figure out whose way is the “right” way and where humility fits into that question.

Duration:00:24:48

Episode 40: Do You Appreciate Me?

7/12/2022
We’ve all been taught to say please and thank you. But how often do we say thank you to our spouses? Don’t they already know I appreciate them? In this episode, we talk about the value of showing appreciation to your spouse.

Duration:00:31:23