Who doesn't get into an argument with their significant other every now and then? Over unwashed dishes, a irritating tone of voice, bad breath, the assumption of disrespect, leaving the fridge open, and texting while a partner is talking, couples will argue over any and everything. Arguments aren't necessarily a bad thing though. They can be helpful in identifying issues in the relationship that need to be addressed but we have to learn how do it well first. How we communicate during conflict...
"Church-Hurt" shouldn't be a norm but sadly it is. On this episode, Jackie and Preston tell their individual experiences with church hurt and the truths from God's word and God's people that helped them heal.
Have you ever heard someone quote a scripture out of context? We all have and most likely we've all done it. Listen as Preston and Jackie take on two popular passages that they've heard used inaccurately: Leviticus 19:28 and Romans 4:17
It seems that in this large land of Christian dating (or "Courting" depending on your preferred word) it's becoming increasingly hard for Christian women to find Christian men that actually want to settle down. Jackie sits down with Preston to figure out why.
Talking about Jesus to other people can be scary, weird, and flat out awkward, so how is it that some people seem to do it so fearlessly while others are too afraid to do it at all? Preston and Jackie have two different personalities and therefore two different approaches to evangelism but over time, they've learned how to be bold, the best way that they know how.
Everybody has a past but what happens when two people enter into a relationship where one or both partners past includes sexual immorality? Preston and Jackie both have sexual pasts that are less than holy. Bringing their experiences into the conversation, listen to how they've been able to trust each other despite their untrustworthy pasts.
So the term "toxic friendship" is a thing apparently. It's become a common theme behind social media memes and Instagram captions. It's often referenced as the reason certain friendships must end or why other friendships are considered exhausting. Preston and Jackie take on the idea of toxic friendships by trying to examine if it's biblical at all while fleshing out what it might look like to love our difficult or should we say "toxic" friends.
Finding out that your Spouse has been watching porn can feel like betrayal. That's definitely how it felt for Jackie when she discovered Preston had been secretly struggling with pornography. On this episode, Preston and Jackie will finish up their conversation on pornography and marriage by discussing how mercy informs love, how humility helps trust and how God can help us fight to love Him above all things.
Discovering that your Spouse has been watching pornography can be a devastating blow to any marriage. In this episode, the Perry's discuss their prior histories with sex, how that impacted their marriage, and how porn tries to replace the true intimacy that God intended for a man and wife to enjoy together.