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

Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

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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United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Gratitude in Relationships (Episode 67)

7/13/2020
In this episode we explore the role that gratitude plays in relationships.

Duration:00:31:45

Gratitude (Episode 66)

6/29/2020
In this episode we talk about what gratitude is and how it encompasses our whole being.

Duration:00:22:53

Healing Conversations (Episode 65)

6/8/2020
On this episode we sit down and talk about healing conversations around racial tension with our family from The More Than Small Talk Podcast.

Duration:00:35:13

(Best of) The Receiving End of Me (Episode 64)

5/25/2020
Today we're revisiting this important conversation. So often you can get caught up in what it’s like to be on the receiving end of other people, but how often do you stop to think about what it is like for others to be on the receiving end of you? In this episode, we reflect on taking time to process what it may be like for others to be on the receiving end of ourselves.

Duration:00:23:57

God is Love (Episode 63)

5/11/2020
On this episode Nicola and I talk about the God’s love and how is the foundation for how we connect with ourselves and with others.

Duration:00:29:45

Interview Dr. Laurie Watson: Couple/Sex Therapist (Episode 62)

4/27/2020
Warning: This is a Sex talk for Adults In this episode, we Interviewed Dr. Laurie Watson Ph.D., MA, LMFT, LCMHC, Director of Awakenings, and certified sex therapist. Dr. Watson has thirty years of experience working with couples and individuals about love and sex. She’s the host of the popular podcast, FOREPLAY RADIO—Couples and Sex Therapy ranked in the top 10 in iTunes under Sexuality. Laurie authored her first book Wanting Sex Again—How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage...

Duration:00:33:02

A Couple Serving Their Community- The Imhoff Family (Episode 61)

4/20/2020
On this episode we got to talk to the Imhoff’s about their service to the community. We get to hear about how their journey through their own pain moves them into joining others who are hurting. It was moving to hear how their service to the community also serves to strengthen their own bond.

Duration:00:30:28

Paying Attention to Your Emotions (Episode 60)

4/13/2020
On this episode James shares about his emotional process during the Covid-19 response, and we take time to talk about handling emotions in general.

Duration:00:25:53

Owning Your Moves 2 (Episode 59)

4/6/2020
In this episode, Nicola and I go back and reflect on our conversation with the Hicks family. We discuss what we learned from them and how other couples can learn from their story. Please, go back and listen to episode 55 before you listen to this episode.

Duration:00:26:32

Connecting During Uncertain Times (Episode 58)

3/23/2020
In times when the stress level abnormally changes, or there is a new sense of uncertainty it can put strains on our sense of well being and on our relationships. So how do we handle those times within ourselves and within our relationships? The first and main way is recognizing and accepting our total dependence on God. Secondly, recognizing we are connected to each other and that what we do impacts one another. We hope this episode helps you go about your relationship with God and with each...

Duration:00:25:06

Coming Alongside Trans-Ethnic Adoptive Families (Episode 57)

3/16/2020
Over the next couple of episodes, Nicola and I will be taking time to go back and review some of the conversations we have gotten to have with our friends recently. In this episode, we discuss our interview with the Brooks family and their experience of adopting children from different ethnic groups. Here are some of our main takeaways: -Their willingness to reevaluate their view of their ethnic group and how they experienced other ethnic groups growing up.-They were intentional to learn...

Duration:00:25:48

Honoring God in Singleness (Episode 56)

3/9/2020
We had the privilege of talking with our friend Debbie about her experience of singleness. We discussed the mixed messages that singles often experience from their friends, family, and faith community. Debbie shared this profound thought with us, "I feel called to live out both the joy and grief of singleness—I don't have to choose one or the other." We hope this episode comforts and encourages our single listeners, and also equips the community to do a better job of walking alongside...

Duration:00:27:29

Owning Our Moves in Relationship (Episode 55)

3/2/2020
In this episode, Nicola and I interview our friends, the Hicks Family, who recorded this while they were ill. We talked to them about how they have grown in the ability to communicate with one another. We were moved by their vulnerability and how intentional they have been to grow in their marital bond. What really struck us was how they both owned how the moves they made at times contributed to the very issues that frustrated them.

Duration:00:29:00

Tackling Finances Together (Episode 54)

2/24/2020
On this episode we had the pleasure of talking with Rickey and Brittany Booker about coming together to get their finances in order. They shared about what led the two of you to begin the journey of becoming debt free, and how the process impacted their relationship with each other and with God. Here is a link to their interview on the Dave Ramsey show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1fnfTJ5S2Y (their interview begins at about minute 28:17) Brittany also does consultation for home...

Duration:00:29:00

Transracial Adoption (Episode 53)

2/17/2020
In this episode, Nicola and I have an engaging conversation with Dr. Page Brooks and Dr. Ashley Brooks. They shared their journey of coming from a predominately white background and then adopting transracially. They discussed how their presuppositions were challenged and changed. They also shared about helping their kids process their adoption and their ethnic identities. Dr. Paige Brooks is an Army Chaplain, Pastor of Canal Street Church: A Mosaic Community, and Mission Lead over Mosaic...

Duration:00:30:56

Loving Someone With Emotional Struggles (Episode 52)

2/10/2020
On this episode we take time to help make sense of the struggles in relationships with emotional struggles or mental health issues. The truth is that we all struggle emotionally but because of medical reasons and life experience some have suffered more than most and it can make connecting in relationship harder than normal for all involved.

Duration:00:19:36

Don't Take it for Granted (Episode 51)

2/3/2020
Nicola and I have been talking about not taking the people in our lives for granted, and we have also felt challenged to be intentional about giving of ourselves into the lives of others around us.

Duration:00:17:43

Hopes & Visions (Episode 50)

1/27/2020
We take time to let you know more about what our visions and hopes are for this podcast. We flesh out more about how we try to help you flourish in your relationships with God and each other.

Duration:00:24:08

Nicola - Dear Younger Me (Episode 49)

12/16/2019
It’s our anniversary! In this episode and the previous episode, we took time to reflect on what we would say to the earlier married us. You know, the us we were in years one to five. This episode is Nicola speaking to the younger married version of herself. It was definitely great to look back at the things we struggled with and see how we have grown. We were also inspired by seeing the growth and realized we will continue to grow and that we can trust the process God has us in.

Duration:00:18:17

James - Dear Younger Me (Episode 48)

12/16/2019
It’s our anniversary! In the next two episodes, we take time to reflect on what we would say to the earlier married us. You know, the us we were in years one to five. This episode is James speaking the younger married version of himself. It was definitely great to look back at the things we struggled with and see how we have grown. We were also inspired by seeing the growth and realized we will continue to grow and that we can trust the process God has us in.

Duration:00:21:23