Real Christianity

By Dale and Veronica Partridge

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 Sep 26, 2018

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Dale and Veronica Partridge are on a mission to replace the lies we believe about marriage with truth from the Bible. Each week Dale and Veronica unpack some of the church's most difficult topics regarding roles, children, sex, money, and theology.

Episode Date
Why You Can’t Be Pro-Choice and Christian
00:33:54
While most Christians are decidedly pro-life, there are still many who claim the name of Christ yet actually identify as pro-choice. There’s an additional group of people in the church who simply sit in the middle—they say things like, “I would never wish a mother to abort her baby but I’m not going to make it illegal for her to do so.” In today's episode, Dale and Veronica discuss why you can’t be Christian and Pro-Choice but also why you can’t simply be anti-abortion and why we must, as Christians, be pro-life.
Jun 19, 2019
Is it Important to go to Church Every Sunday?
00:33:52
As more Christians begin to see the church as a place to go and consume rather than a place to join and contribute, the question of purposeful and committed attendance arises. But how should we view “going to church?” What does the Bible say about this topic? In this episode, Dale and Veronica reveal the broken state of the audience-centric church and provide critical scripture references to rebuild a healthy view of God’s gathering.
Jun 12, 2019
Do All Denominations Lead People to Heaven?
00:37:50
In this episode, Dale and Veronica unpack two questions: The first is on denominations, and the second is on practical steps for furthering your spiritual maturity. In terms of denominations, many people are curious to why there are so many sects in the Christian church—Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Methodist etc. Many wonder if denominations are sacred or sinful? Do all denominations lead people to heaven? Together, Dale and Veronica look at Scripture to provide answers to these important questions.
Jun 05, 2019
5 Biblical Principles For Training Toddlers
00:35:04
The book of Proverbs calls parents to “Train up a child in the way they should go…” Well, how should children be trained? In today’s culture, training and discipline are almost frowned upon. In some cases, it’s even been called child abuse. In this episode, Dale and Veronica share the wisdom that’s been given to them about training young children. Together, they share five core principles that have helped them raise up fruitful, pleasant, and delightful toddlers.
May 29, 2019
Is Sex Before Marriage Sinful or Acceptable?
00:24:56
As culture continues to influence the church more than the church influences the culture, more and more Christians are finding themselves adopting the world’s view of sex. Now, most Christians know that premarital sex is sinful, but why? What does the Bible actually say regarding sex before marriage? In this episode, Dale and Veronica look at a variety of Scriptures and put together a basic framework for how the Bible views sex inside and outside of marriage.
May 22, 2019
How to Stay Consistent with Bible and Prayer Time
00:27:24
In this episode, we answer two common questions. First, we address the difficulty of maintaining a consistent Bible reading and prayer time. In our over-stimulated lives, this discipline seems to be more and more challenging to Christians of this generation. Next, we tackle the dilemma of Christian singleness. Many Christians desire to be married but are frustrated with the lack of mature Christian options. Together, Dale and Veronica offer their perspective and offer a few tips on walking out singleness well.
May 15, 2019
The 7 Criteria for Finding a Good Church
00:38:10
Christians around the world are struggling to find a local church that meets their spiritual needs. But how should we be evaluating a church? What makes one church community more fruitful than another? In this episode, Dale and Veronica look at seven scripturally-centered criteria that can help you determine if your church is a fruitful church
May 08, 2019
Does The Bible Permit Public Breastfeeding?
00:36:17
More and more women are asking the question about public breastfeeding. Is it modest and practical or shameful and private? In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss this topic through the lens of biblical principles. For the show notes of this episode visit RelearnChurch.org/Listen
May 01, 2019
The Biblical Role of Women in the Church
00:50:35
When it comes to the woman’s role at church, many seem to be confused—and for good reason. There seems to be a gap between what is written in the Bible and what we are seeing walked out in churches across America. Should women be preaching at church gatherings? Should women be pastors or elders over a congregation? These are valid questions that must be answered by evaluating the Scriptures. Together, in this episode, Dale and Veronica present their biblical interpretation of the woman’s role in the local church. For more information on biblical church visit RelearnChurch.org
Apr 24, 2019
The Resurrection: Optional or Critical?
00:31:29
As resurrection Sunday approaches, Christians around the world take time to recount the final events of Jesus’s life. But why is Jesus rising from the grave so important to the Christian faith? If the penalty was paid with the crucifixion, why is a bodily resurrection needed? In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss the theology and defense of this cornerstone event. For more information on biblical Christianity, visit RelearnChurch.org.
Apr 17, 2019
Is it Okay For A Pastor to be Rich?
00:34:29
The way someone handles material wealth is a barometer of their spiritual health. The Bible is not silent about how we are to view and manage our money and possessions. In fact, the Bible talks about money and possessions more than almost any other topic. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss not just how Christians should view and handle wealth but more specifically, how pastors should carry themselves in this critical territory.
Apr 10, 2019
What is a Biblical Man? Part 2
00:52:59
This is part two of our short series on biblical manhood. In this episode, Dale and Veronica unpack what the Bible calls men to do as they lead, provide, and protect their families. For more information on building a biblical life, visit RelearnChurch.org
Apr 03, 2019
What is a Biblical Man? Part 1
01:05:03
Manhood is being attacked on two major fronts in our culture. First, feminism seeks to eliminate all distinctions and authority of men, husbands, and fathers. “Women can do everything that men can do” they shout. But, just because they can do what men do doesn’t mean that they should do what men do. The second front is through the gross lack of training and discipleship offered to boys in our culture. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss the landscape of the gender war and what the Bible says regarding manhood.
Mar 27, 2019
What is a Biblical Woman? Part 2
00:37:26
Womanhood has been twisted and distorted. The Bible, however, offers God’s original design for women, their role, and their character. In this episode, Dale and Veronica breakdown three culturally-resisted roles of biblical womanhood—the helper, submission, and modesty.
Mar 20, 2019
What is a Biblical Woman? Part 1
00:48:58
In the wake of International Women's Day and a flood of various definitions of womanhood, Dale and Veronica thought it was important to clarify the Bible's instruction for feminine roles, character, and behavior women. In this first episode of a two-part series, the Partridge's break down four verses that piece together a portion of what it means to be a Christian woman.
Mar 13, 2019
Should Christians Judge Other Christians?
00:51:18
"Only God can judge me" and "We're not called to judge but to love" are popular phrases in the Western church. But what does the Bible say about judging people? Is it a forbidden practice or an essential part of a healthy Christian community? In this episode, Dale and Veronica tackle if, when, how, and why a Christian should judge another Christian.
Mar 06, 2019
Is Your Bible Translation Accurate and Reliable?
00:43:45
We base our eternity, our values, our morals, and our way of life on the words of the Bible. But what if the words in your Bible aren't the same words in the original Hebrew and Greek Scriptures? What if the translation you're reading hasn't been translated word for word but instead was interpreted concept for concept? Sadly many modern Bibles are not accurate translations of the original texts. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss the importance of choosing a reliable translation of the Bible.
Feb 27, 2019
Should Christian Women Wear A Head Covering While Praying or Prophesying?
00:54:14
Throughout church history, we see Christian men taking their hats off during prayer and Christian women putting hats (veils, bonnets, etc) on during prayer. The practice is derived from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and is found in the opening text of chapter eleven. However, in the modern church, this practice is kept by the men but not by the women. In this episode, Dale and Veronica look at this passage to understand what it’s truly instructing. For more information on biblical Christianity, visit RelearnChurch.org
Feb 20, 2019
How Ordinary Christians Can Share The Extraordinary Gospel
00:44:59
Less than 5% of Christians share the Gospel with one person per year. 76% of Christians do not know the mission of the Church (The Great Commission). But why? Sadly, many Christians are unequipped and untrained to share their faith. In addition, the church has taught us to outsource this work to the professional pastors—simply invite your friends to church and they will do it for us. However, is this the biblical instruction? No. In this episode, Dale and Veronica look at the Bible's expectation for sharing the Gospel.
Feb 13, 2019
Important Announcement
00:12:36
A short announcement and update from Dale and Veronica.
Feb 06, 2019
How Long Should A Couple Date Before They Get Engaged?
00:40:51
In this episode, we answer two questions: The first is from a wife wondering if her church-going husband is truly Christian and the second is addressing a single woman's inquiry regarding the appropriate length of time before a couple should get engaged. Hear Dale and Veronica's answers as they offer wisdom from the Scriptures.
Jan 30, 2019
Does the Bible Allow Christians to Divorce and Remarry?
00:45:23
Unfortunately, the divorce rate in the church is similar to that of the culture. As a result, many Christians see nothing wrong with divorce. However, the Bible clearly addresses separation, remarriage, and divorce. In this episode, Dale and Veronica unpack the Bible's teaching on this matter with truth and grace.
Jan 23, 2019
Is the Bible Perfect, Reliable, and without Error?
00:34:19
Sadly, the average Christian cannot explain why they put their trust in the Bible. In this episode, Dale and Veronica offer a logical and theological explanation for this common question. For more information on building a biblical marriage visit UltimateMarriage.com
Jan 16, 2019
How To Find or Create True Biblical Community
00:45:46
Outside of God’s Word, The greatest protection He gave us is God’s people. Sadly, many Christian couples do life without other believers and the wise counsel and correction that comes with them. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss what it takes to have biblical community wrapped around your family. For more information on creating a biblical marriage, visit UltimateMarriage.com
Jan 09, 2019
What Does it Mean To Be A Christian?
00:32:43
Many Christians have made January 1 about their new goals—their financial goals, their career goals, and their health goals—a practice you’ll never see in the life of Jesus or any of his apostles. While there’s nothing wrong with resolution making, it’s amazing how easily we forget Jesus‘s grand promise, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” It’s days like today which make it very evident whose kingdom we are truly seeking—His or ours. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss what it means to be Christian and what it means to have died and been born again?
Jan 02, 2019
Overcoming Pornography, Winning at Parenting, and Protecting Against The Sin of Friendly Flirting
00:37:43
The enemy's attack on marriage comes from every angle we can imagine—if you and your spouse are not firmly planted in God's word, His roles, and His wisdom for your marriage and family you're in a vulnerable state. In this episode, Dale and Veronica confront the cancer of pornography, issues in parenting, and the sin of friendships turning into flirtationships.
Dec 26, 2018
Setting Biblical Boundaries on Movies, Media, and Music
00:37:15
Where should Christian couples draw the line on entertainment in their home? What do you do if your spouse is uncomfortable with a certain movie or show you enjoy? What is actually sinful when it comes to media? Dale and Veronica look to the Bible as they answer these questions in this episode of Ultimate Marriage
Dec 19, 2018
Five Biblical Steps For Handling Holiday Family Conflict
00:46:12
Many marriages have been stressed, destabilized or downright destroyed by a disrespectful or boundary-ignoring in-law, sibling, or friend. In this episode, Dale and Veronica turn to Scripture to solve this mess and offer biblical principles to heal the pain of extended family conflict.
Dec 12, 2018
Should Christians Include Santa, Christmas Trees, and Presents In Their Christmas Celebration?
00:32:03
Is Christmas a church adopted pagan holiday or authentic Christian tradition? How much should we allow the culture to influence our Christmas experience? In this episode, Dale and Veronica share how they keep Christmas Christian while still engaging the culture during this special time of year.
Dec 05, 2018
House Church: Part II
00:40:05
Many Christian couples are homesick for true biblical community. A community that's more than a wave and hello each Sunday—they're looking for commitment and encouragement and even accountability. For Dale and Veronica, the only place they've been able to form these theologically rich and relationally deep bonds with other Christians is within the close-knit culture of a Bible-based house church. In this episode, Dale and Veronica continue their conversation about house church and answer common questions about their journey.
Nov 28, 2018
House Church: What Does is Really Look Like?
00:50:25
The Bible commands our marriage to reflect the relationship between Christ and His church. However, if we don’t properly experience the church according to Scripture, it becomes difficult to model in our own marriage. In this episode, Veronica and I take a look at the Bible's instruction for the weekly church gathering, how it differs from what most Christians are currently experiencing, and how it's critically connected to the health of our marriage, our family, and our faith.
Nov 21, 2018
The Daily Routine That Keeps Our Family Close To God
00:44:11
How we order our days is how we order our lives. The Bible calls Christians to be diligent and proactive in making God, His wisdom, and His ways a priority in our daily lives. In this episode, Dale and Veronica share the daily routine that keeps their family aligned with God.
Nov 14, 2018
The 10 Attributes of Biblical Love
00:34:33
Love has been twisted and vandalized into many definitions that it is not. Love is not something you fall into or fall out of. Love is not a feeling. Love is not an emotion. Love is a choice, a set of actions, and a way to live according to God’s word. In this episode Dale and Veronica look at the Bible’s definition of love.
Nov 07, 2018
How To Overcome Sexual Trials and Trauma In Your Marriage
00:31:43
Almost every marriage faces it—sexual trials and trauma. From the cancer of pornography use and the dagger of unfaithfulness to wounds of rejection and missed expectations. Sex or the lack thereof is the epicenter of many divorces. In this episode, Dale & Veronica confront these common issues and offer biblical solutions that bring life, freedom, and trust back into the bedroom.
Oct 31, 2018
3 Rules For Creating An Affair-Proof Marriage.
00:38:03
Nobody plans to have an affair on their wedding day—yet nearly 50% of all marriages experience this reality at some point. The truth is we are not immune to divorce, infidelity, and adultery. In fact, as Christians, we are called to be on guard against these threats hurled against our marriage. In this episode, Dale and Veronica Partridge share the three rules they use to create an affair-proof marriage.
Oct 24, 2018
How to Have a Marriage That’s Holy and Not Just Happy.
00:30:47
The goal of a secular marriage is two things: Survival and pleasure. As long as you're happy and sustaining then everything is good. That's not the case for Christian marriage. God isn't concerned as much about your happiness as He is about your holiness. In fact, the more holy your marriage becomes, the happier it will be. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss what it looks like to have a holy marriage—how to look, act, and think differently than the culture.
Oct 17, 2018
How To Confess, Repent, and Redeem Sin in Your Marriage
00:42:11
We've watched couples destroy themselves over their inability to reconcile sin in their marriage. For many, it comes as a slow death fueled by the roots of resentment and bitterness. For others, it's a lifetime of animosity toward one another that prevents the enjoyment of marriage, family, and community. In this episode, Dale and Veronica dig out the Scripture's instruction for conflict resolution and call Christian couples to fervently seek unity and love once more.
Oct 10, 2018
4 Threats To The Christian Marriage and How To Confront Them
00:46:29
Sex, Mothers-In-Laws, Divorce, and Children—four topics that topple marriages every day. In this episode, Dale and Veronica tackle these dicey issues with scripture, wisdom, and the raw vulnerability that's commonly absent in the walls of the church.
Oct 03, 2018
How The Mature Christian Couple Views Modesty
00:50:49
It seems whenever the word "modesty" is brought to discussion scores of defensive Christians roar with phrases like "legalism" and "rape culture" and "female oppression." But is modesty a conversation of doctrinal enslavement or of biblical righteousness? In this episode, Dale and Veronica examine the Bible's call for female and male modesty.
Sep 26, 2018
How Dale and Veronica Fight, Forgive, and Forget
00:37:43
Some couples should win an Academy Award for their incredible ability to hide their fights from their church community. But the reality is this, Christian couples fight—and while the fighting is real, so is the sin. In the moment of strife, many spouses throw their biblical beliefs out the window and instead, react how someone would who has not made a commitment to Christ. In this episode, Veronica and I discuss our personal four-part, biblical process on how to keep the faith in the midst of conflict.
Sep 19, 2018
5 Sensitive Questions Most Couples Have Never Had Answered
00:43:08
Many married couples go years afraid to ask certain questions. Some are afraid of the answers they know they will receive and some are afraid of the response their spouse will offer to such a sensitive topic. In this episode, Veronica and I tackle questions around women's roles, sexual conduct, children's education, and church denominations.
Sep 12, 2018
How The Bible Instructs Christian Couples To Manage Their Money
00:46:30
The top three reasons for Christian divorce are sex, money, and children. Sadly, much of the church has adopted a secular perspective on money while neglecting to implement the Bible's instruction for wealth. In this episode, Dale and Veronica discuss debt, saving, and the theology of biblical money management.
Sep 05, 2018
How To Walk With Your Wife Through Fear, Trial, and Tribulation
00:43:49
Many marriages crumble under the weight of earthly trials. Many wives are found emotionally and spiritually abandoned by husbands who are disengaged or unequipped to lead their wives through the difficult waters women are destined to face. In this episode, Dale and Veronica confront and conform to the Bible's perspective of trials and the husband's role in leading their bride through them.
Aug 29, 2018
How Many Children Should Christians Have? A Biblical Perspective
00:35:19
You won't find a Christian in the church that disagrees—children are a blessing. However, Christian fertility rates are dropping across the board. More Christians are having less children. So what's going on? Do we not want more blessings? Or is something else going on in the church? In this episode, Dale and Veronica take a look at what the Bible says about children and how Christians can evaluate if they are conforming to God's perspective or the world's.
Aug 22, 2018
How To Experience God’s Design For Marital Sexuality
00:45:00
God offers us one way to properly express our sexuality and that is with our spouse who is of the opposite sex. In this episode, we will discuss the structure and latitude the Scriptures provide for healthy marital sexuality.
Aug 15, 2018
How a Husband Can Help His Wife Become a Biblical Woman
00:41:07
You can't lead someone to a territory you don't understand. In this episode, Dale and Veronica call men to study the description of a biblical woman.
Aug 08, 2018
How A Wife Can Motivate Her Husband To Be The Spiritual Leader.
00:32:35
Sadly, many Christian husbands have taken the back seat when it comes to leadership in their marriage and family. For a godly wife, this can cause confusion and frustration in her marital role. In this episode, we discuss the biblical process for activating a husband to his proper role.
Aug 01, 2018
The Biblical Roles of a Husband and Wife
00:35:09
Dale and Veronica take a quick look at the Bible's descriptive roles for a husband and wife.
Jul 25, 2018
The Basics of Biblical Marriage
00:39:45
Dale and Veronica Partridge draw a contrast between the culture and the Bible's definition of marriage.
Jul 18, 2018
Our Marriage Story
00:32:30
Hear Dale and Veronica's marriage story and relationship philosophy as they set the expectations for future episodes.
Jul 05, 2018