Why or Why Not with the Watsons

By Benjamin & Kirsten Watson

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Why or Why Not with the Watsons features first-round draft pick and Super Bowl Champion Benjamin Watson and his wife Kirsten Watson. Benjamin and Kirsten have decided to give you a behind the scenes look at their marriage and parenting journey.

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What’s Really Going On With All of The Birthday Parties?

In the age of gift bags for attendees, Instagrammable decorations, and out-of-this-world celebrations—and this is just for kids’ parties—recent birthdays have made the Watson’s look deeper into what’s behind birthday celebrations for their family. In this episode, the Watson’s look at what to do when there are multiple young kids in the house, how to deal with jealousy from siblings, and much more. Listen as the Watson's reflect on what they’ve learned from recent birthdays and find out how to be more thoughtful during what can be memorable milestones.

May 10, 2021
Lordy, Lordy, Someone’s Turning 40!

We won’t say who’s turning 40. You’ll have to listen to find out! But, one of the Watson’s is about to celebrate a major milestone. In this episode, the Watson’s look back over the years at how they’ve celebrated birthdays and all of the ups, downs, and in-betweens of having babies and playing professional football. Listen as the Watson's reflect on what they’ve learned over the years and find out three things they would tell their younger selves.

May 03, 2021
How to Help Your Kids Face Their Fears

What are your kids afraid of? If you ask them, who knows what you might find out! Fear grips everyone at some point and can often be crippling. Our fears are often rooted in control or lack of control. In this episode, The Watson’s share how we can remember what’s happened in the past and recognize when our kids have been able to overcome fear. Through everything, you will find that it’s our job as parents to point our kids to the Ultimate Comforter no matter what fears may come.

Apr 26, 2021
Two Ways to Look at Our Biggest Fears

What are you afraid of? Whether it’s in marriage or parenting, fear gets everyone. Fear magnifies issues and is often far from reality. In this episode, The Watson’s share some of their strongest fears. Through those fears, they discuss why it’s vital to look at what fear is telling us about ourselves and what it’s telling us about our view of God. Our fears will come out in our marriages and in our parenting. It’s time to overcome our fears so we live free to point our families to God.

Apr 19, 2021
Moving Day and the Frustration of Waiting for Our Home

Moving is never easy. Once the excitement wears off, the packing and unpacking starts. How do we “stay home” spiritually in the midst of not feeling like we have a true home yet. In this episode, The Watson’s discuss how they are handling relocating to another state—with all of the busyness and emotions of moving an entire family. You’ll see how they’re navigating it all while trying to trust God through the unknown.

Apr 12, 2021
3 Things Worth Addressing With Your Kids’ Education

What’s the best school for your kids? The Watson’s have experienced lots of types of schools over the last 12 years. In this episode, they share how they have handled their kids’ education. They discuss what’s worked, what hasn’t, and how to navigate education so you’re confident to address the school, address your kids’ needs, and address your worldview as a parent who’s called to point your kids to Christ.

Apr 05, 2021
How To Handle Sibling Rivalry: Part 2

Copy-cat siblings, being annoying, tattle-telling, when it comes to being a parent, you have so many battles to fight every single day! The Watsons swap stories about what happens at their home, how they overcome the daily battles, what works and what doesn’t, and how you can help build better kids through it all.

Mar 29, 2021
How to Handle Sibling Rivalry: Part 1

Where there are two or more children in a home, there will be sibling rivalry. In moments when children might not like their brothers or sisters, does that sibling know he or she is loved? In this episode, the Watsons share what sibling rivalry, and love, looks like in their family.

Mar 22, 2021
Reaping the Rewards of Bible Engagement

In this episode, the Watson’s share what they’re doing as a busy family when it comes to reading the Bible, talking about it, and actually living it out in their marriage.

Mar 15, 2021
Going for the Jugular or Jesus? The Power of Taming Your Tongue in Marriage

Anger does not produce God's righteousness. This little organ on the body called “the tongue” causes problems. When it comes to marriage, couples can go for the jugular or Jesus. Can couples tame the tongue? Yes, coulpes can learn to tame their tongues by remembering the word TAME.

T: Think before you speak

A: Apologize quickly

M: Make a decision to do things differently

E: Engage - engage with others in community


The Watson's discuss these four ideas to TAME anger on this episdoe. Listen to the full podcast and become the spouse who begins to tame the tongue.

Mar 08, 2021
How To Get Dads Involved In Important Conversations

Some conversations with your kids might seem too prickly or awkward. Some conversations are more appropriate for the other parent to take the lead. More often than we'd like to admit, in today's world, the mom is having to have ALL of those conversations. Dad, whether you're guilty of this or not, don't miss this conversation Benjamin and Kirsten have on the importance of the dad getting involved in the conversation. This could change your relationship with your kids and spouse forever!

Mar 01, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 4

This is the last week of Black History Month, but the conversations don't need to end! There is so much to talk about and the dialogue needs to stay open! That is why, this week, Benjamin and Kirsten finish out this series by continuing to answer some of the most asked questions—and these are BIG ones.

Feb 22, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 3

Happy Black History Month! This week, as Benjamin and Kirsten continue their conversation on Black History, they dive into the most common and frequent questions they receive—the good AND the bad. 

Feb 15, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 2

This week, Benjamin and Kirsten continue their conversation about Black History and how to talk to your kids. Remember to subscribe so you can be notified on your favorite podcast app and you'll never miss an episode.

Feb 08, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 1

Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you don't miss a single episode this month because it's Black History Month! WOOOOO!!! Benjamin and Kirsten kick off this month by starting a normal, open, and honest conversation about growing up Black in America. They talk about the ups and the downs and what it means for their family as well as for ALL people.

Feb 01, 2021
Finding Your Family Verse and Your Family Mission

This week on Why Or Why Not, discover the potential impact that you—that’s right, YOU—can have starting in your home and even stretching around the world! Tune in and be willing to listen—this could change your life forever.

Jan 25, 2021
Gut Punch, Towels, & New Beginnings

Sometimes Life has a uniquely artistic way of sticking its dirty socks in your punch bowl. Well, 2020 decided to give Benjamin and Kirsten "one to remember it by"—BUT—God works through all of the interruptions in life for our good and His glory.

Jan 18, 2021
Kids And Sports—To Play Or Not To Play

Stadium seat cushion, rolling cooler with snacks, hat, “Team Mom” clipboard, and sunblock—LET’S GO! That’s right—the Watsons are talking about kids and sports. You’ll want to be all in on this one! They’re talking practical things, how they do sports with their kids, how they grew up playing sports, and even the unrealistic expectations parents often have that can really set kids up for disappointment. So here we go! Aaaaaaaand BREAK!

Jan 11, 2021
2021 HAS To Be Better Than 2020—Unless It’s Not

Happy New Year! 
2020—wow—didn't see that one coming. BUT, 2021 is now here and ALL of our troubles are gone! (cue confetti canons and party whistles)—or are they? This episode, reflect back on 2020 with the Watsons and how we can properly view our circumstances and still have hope moving forward into this new year—2021.

Jan 04, 2021
A Day In The Life...With 7 Kids

"All these kids are yours? So how do uh... when is uuuhh... I... eh... but..."
Have you ever wondered what it's like in a big family? Have all of your questions answered while Benjamin and Kirsten talk about the ups and downs of daily life with 7 kids.

Dec 28, 2020
Another Move??

Packing tape—check.
Moving Truck—check.
Got each other—check.
This week, Benjamin and Kirsten reflect back on all of the moves made as an NFL family and all of the life-wisdom gained through it all. 

Dec 21, 2020
Christmas Traditions

*Parental Warning* Santa WILL be discussed in this episode, so be mindful if you have little ears around that can hear—if you think that'll be an issue. But grab some Hot Cocoa, throw another log on the fire, and let's talk about CHRISTMAS! 

Dec 14, 2020
Kids, Mental Health, and COVID19

COVID news seems to change by the minute! Benjamin and Kirsten give helpful insight on parenting and the importance of mental health—especially your kids' mental health—during this season of our lives.

Dec 07, 2020
Miscarriages and Dealing with Loss

This week on Why Or Why Not, Kirsten and Benjamin really open up to show you the deep pains they've walked through, specifically with the miscarriages of their babies. Kirsten's transparency about her feelings is powerful, and profound wisdom is shared in the hope they cling to while dealing with such losses in life: a beauty from ashes.

Nov 30, 2020
How Do You Talk To Your Kids About...

“Hey, Mom, Dad, what’s sex? Wait—did you guys have SEX to have ME?!” Have you ever been blindsided by your kids' questions? You’re not alone! This week, Kirsten and Benjamin share how they’ve navigated these potentially awkward conversations and the relational benefits they reap for everyone.

Nov 23, 2020
Family Devotions

You don’t have to be a “Bible scholar” to lead your kids in their spiritual lives. Benjamin and Kirsten talk about the simplicity and importance of family devotions and of leading your kids in valuing the growth of their most important relationship—their relationship with God.

Nov 16, 2020
Please Talk To Your Kids About Race

This week, Benjamin and Kirsten continue in part 2 of the conversation on racial tension in our society with a special focus on the next generation: teaching our kids. Learn from their experiences and the wisdom gained as they've raised their children, not shying away from the conversation, but showing their children the importance of diversity and how to righteously fight for what's right.

Nov 09, 2020
Let's Talk About Race

In this week's episode, gain insight as Benjamin and Kirsten weigh in with their perspective on the "Race" conversation in today's society, and the events from 2014 that caused a viral post and the penning of Benjamin's book "Under Our Skin."

Nov 01, 2020
Trick or Treat

With Halloween coming up this week, Benjamin and Kirsten discuss their experiences with the holiday growing up. They explain why they choose not to celebrate Halloween with their family and how they handle that with their kids.

Oct 26, 2020
Election Season with Your Kids

Benjamin and Kirsten discuss how to approach and guide your children during an election season.

Oct 19, 2020
Pregnancy and Newborns

After having seven kids, Benjamin and Kirsten have a ton of experience with pregnancy and newborns. Today, Benjamin and Kirsten share stories and advice from their multiple pregnancies.

Oct 19, 2020
Keeping the Spark in Your Love Story

Benjamin and Kirsten share their love story, about when they first met. Then they discuss having the right priorities in a marriage, being on the same team, the importance of date nights, love languages, and what they do when they don’t like each other.

Oct 19, 2020
Meet the Watsons

In this debut episode, Benjamin and Kirsten introduce their new project, Why or Why Not with the Watsons. They explain why they decided to start a podcast and what listeners can expect to get.

Oct 19, 2020
Why Or Why Not with the Watsons Trailer

First-round draft pick and Super Bowl Champion Benjamin Watson and his wife Kirsten Watson are launching a new podcast, Why or Why Not with the Watsons! Listen to a sneak preview now.

Oct 12, 2020