Episode 143 - Leaving Loneliness Behind | Regina Boyd
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by Mario Sacasa
3w ago
Are you experiencing loneliness and not quite sure what to do about it? Then this episode will be of great benefit to you.   Today, I welcome Regina Boyd, licensed marriage and family therapist and author of the new book Leaving Loneliness Behind: 5 Keys to Experiencing God’s Love and Building Healthy Connection with Others.   In this episode, we have an in-depth conversation exploring themes of loneliness, the importance of connection, and strategies for developing healthier relationships. It covers a range of topics from setting healthy boundaries to understanding the impact of pas ..read more
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Episode 142 - Overcoming Scrupulosity | Rebecca Martin
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by Mario Sacasa
1M ago
Do you struggle with scrupulosity or know a loved one who does? If so, this episode will provide great insights and solutions for you.   Today, I welcome Rebecca Martin, editor of the book “Scrupulosity: Heal Your Mind, Unbind Your Soul, and Let God Work.” The book was written by the late Dr. Kevin Vost, who we honor in the show. In this episode, we examine scrupulosity through a moral, spiritual, and psychological lens, offer insights from the saints, detail the difference between temptation and sin, share how growth in the virtues are crucial, and describe therapeutic interventions that ..read more
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Episode 141 - Navigating Gender Differences in Marriage and Relationships | Dr. Brett Salkeld
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by Mario Sacasa
1M ago
How often do men and women feel at odds with each other in relationships, dating, marriage, and parenting? What if those differences we there by design and ignoring them only creates more frustration? What if equality didn’t equal sameness?   Joining me on the show to talk about how we can navigate these differences more effectively is Dr. Brett Salkeld, host of the Thinking Faith! Podcast. I love talking with Brett, so grateful to have him back on the show. In today’s episode we discuss the importance of acknowledging the inherent differences between men and women, how that leads to deep ..read more
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140 - Save Marriage, Save the Faith | JP De Gance
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by Mario Sacasa
2M ago
How does the decline in marriage impact the decline in faith practice and affiliation? What has contributed to the rise in “none’s”? Can scientific research and inquiry help us understand the connection between marriage and faith?   To have this important conversation, I welcome JP De Gance, founder and president of Communio, which is a nonprofit ministry that trains and equips churches to share the Gospel through the renewal of healthy relationship, marriages, and the family.   In today’s episode, we discuss loneliness in America, marriage and divorce statistics, how the perception ..read more
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139 - The Middle-Aged Marriage | Damon Owens
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by Mario Sacasa
2M ago
Calling all couples married around 15-20 years! This episode is for you! Today, I welcome Damon Owens, internationally acclaimed speaker and co-founder of Joyful Ever After, to talk about how to thrive in a middle-aged marriage. We discuss how to overcome long-held resentments and negative patterns of communication with your spouse; how to express unmet needs; the importance of having a supportive community and friends who care about your marriage; maintaining curiosity, wonder, and delight in your spouse; planning intentional moments of connection, date nights, and retreats; and what physical ..read more
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138 - What are Rights? | Katy Faust
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by Mario Sacasa
3M ago
Have you noticed that many debates in our society center around the term “rights”? But what exactly is a right? Is it possible to define it? And should adults make sacrifice for the rights of children? Today I welcome Katy Faust, the founder of Them Before Us, a global educational and advocacy group on behalf of children’s rights. She offers clarity about the importance of rights being anchored in natural law. This leads us into an in-depth conversation about a wide variety of topics including marriage, the impact of reproductive technologies, adoption, why conservative arguments fall on deaf ..read more
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[REPOST] - A Christmas Meditation
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by Mario Sacasa
3M ago
Here’s a little gift to you during this busy Christmas season. I know that we all have a thousand things on our minds right now: shopping, traveling, Christmas dinner prep, friends, family, etc. So, let’s take a break from that together. Join me as we take a moment to reflect the good of this year and bring it before the Child Jesus. It’s a short, guided meditation, therefore try to listen to it in a place where you can engage with this exercise. Have a Merry Christmas! God bless you and your families this season ..read more
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136 - Redefining Success | Pastor Terry Brisbane and Rusty Rueff
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by Mario Sacasa
4M ago
How should Christians engage at the crossroads of work, technology, and the creative life? How do modern advancements in computing and coding shape our faith? What are realistic fears of generative AI? Joining me on the show is Terry Brisbane, lead pastor at CornerstoneSF in San Francisco, CA, and Rusty Reuff, host of Faith Driven Entrepreneur, to talk about their new book “Faith Code: A Future-Proof Framework for a Life of Meaning and Impact.” In today’s episode, we discuss how to build our lives like a platform not an app, the future of technology and its impact on our lives, their ground le ..read more
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Episode 135 - The Devout Life | Deacon Matthew Newsome
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by Mario Sacasa
5M ago
How do we grow in our devotion of Christ? What are the things we should be paying attention to? What should we be avoiding? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some book that introduced these concepts? Yes there is. Joining me on the show today is Deacon Matt Newsome, author of the book “The Devout Life: A Modern Guide to Practical Holiness with St. Francis de Sales. In this book, Deacon Matt, takes the teachings of St Francis’ great spiritual text, Introduction to the Devout Life, and transposes that message for the modern ear. In today’s episode, we discuss the teachings of St. Francis de Sales ..read more
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134 - What Single Men Need to Know About Dating | Chad Etzel
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by Mario Sacasa
5M ago
Joining me on the show is Chad Etzel, leadership coach and host of the Catholic, Single, and Flourishing Podcast, to talk through the challenges of being a single guy in the dating scene today. We discuss the limiting beliefs that men often have pertaining to dating, unhelpful cultural messages about men, looking at dating and talking to women as skills that can be developed, the pressures of being one of the few guys at young adult events, the differences in dating from high school to young adulthood, defining dating success, how to know when a girl is interested, how to ask a her out, and wh ..read more
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