Every relationship we will ever have will at some point have some conflict. Whether it's with our partners, our friends, our co-workers, and our kids, the hard situations that will arise are inevitable but even then, they don't have to be avoided. And they shouldn't. In this podcast, Preston and Jackie talk through their different styles of embracing conflict and how they've learned and are learning to see that as Christians, conflict really can be a good...
Who doesn't enjoy a good love story every now and then? Jackie doesn't. But both her and Preston still figured it would be beneficial to share their own. On this episode, listen in as they discuss their first impression of each other, how they came to realize that they were each other's "one", and other details that both singles and spouses would be able to glean from.
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Since the recent outbreak of Covid 19 in the States and in the World, all of our lives have been turned upside down. Listen in as Jackie and Preston discuss their thoughts on being quarantined, trusting God to provide financially, parenting during a pandemic, and the sovereignty of God.
Back again is another episode of "Teach The Text" where either Jackie or Preston take a book or passage from the Bible and teach it. On this episode, Preston walks through a pretty popular narrative in the scriptures when Jesus healed a man that was born blind. Not surprisingly, this story has many connections to our modern context such as dealing with religious folk, suffering, and more.
Jackie never considered herself a "Girly Girl" or whatever that means. She, like many women, found themselves being labeled a "TomBoy" or "Masculine" because she didn't wear purses and the like. These words were spoken by people who never had a biblical framework for how to understand gender in the first place. Situations such as these have clearly led to much confusion in the church and in the culture about what it means to be male and female in this world. Listen in as Preston and Jackie...
Giftedness and the success that can accompany it isn't gendered. Both men and women have the capacity to do great things with the gifts God has given them. But for some women, this comes with a hefty price. Their gifts, talents, and abilities can tend to intimidate the men in their lives. On this episode, Preston and Jackie have a conversation about why that's a thing and what couples can do individually to love and support each other above it all.
We're introducing a new series to 30 Minutes with The Perry's titled "Teach The Text". During Teach The Text, either Jackie or Preston will walk through a bible passage that they're currently studying. On this first episode of "Teach The Text", Jackie will walk through the book of Jude.
To get a copy of Jackie's bible study on Jude, go www.lifeway.com/jude
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.