The Real Life Podcast

By Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke

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Subscribers: 253
Reviews: 2

Bernice
 Feb 10, 2019
Great podcast!! Been listening to Jeff & Alyssa since the beginning and I have enjoyed each podcast! funny, raw, encouraging, funny, real life moments, etc ♡

deedee
 Sep 25, 2018
love it

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Jeff and Alyssa are a married couple with two toddlers running around their home talking about faith, culture, and take listener's questions with a little dash of random sprinkled in.

Episode Date
advent (part 2)
19:53

Alyssa and I finish up our two part series on Advent!

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Dec 01, 2020
advent episode (part 1)
19:49

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Nov 19, 2020
praying the scriptures over your children (w/ Jodie Berndt)
34:55

this week Alyssa chats with Jodie Berndt!

 

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Nov 12, 2020
Making memories during the holidays w/ Jessica Smartt
33:52

This week Alyssa chats with Jessica Smartt about her genius ways to make fun memories as a family during the holidays!


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Nov 06, 2020
A day to rest and refill
33:03

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Oct 18, 2020
Raising girls with Robin Jones Gunn (interview)
54:48

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Oct 09, 2020
how to act like a christian online (part 2)
39:46

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Sep 25, 2020
a rant on how we are behaving online (and why we need to stop)
38:52

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Sep 20, 2020
Embracing our ugliness
36:23

Tune in as Alyssa and I chat about embracing the difficult and often hidden parts of our lives!

 

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Sep 10, 2020
Dealing with Toxic People
32:29

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Sep 03, 2020
Tech Boundaries
50:37

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Aug 30, 2020
Self Care and it's dark side
47:37

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Aug 22, 2020
We need each other
19:28

This is the last week on our July book club series! How did you enjoy it? Thanks for tuning in as we chat the last week's topic of needing each other.

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Jul 30, 2020
We are actually built for adversity and difficulty
21:33

Had a fun solo convo with myself this week chatting about the next chapter in American Awakening, which was one of my favorite, on adversity and trials and difficulty.

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Jul 24, 2020
The paradox of choice & contentment
29:51

this week we chat about chapter 3 of American Awakening and the fascinating paradoxes of choice and contentment!

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Jul 17, 2020
You have a purpose (do you know what it is)
32:45

Alyssa and I chat another week through our special book club segment, where we are chatting through American Awakening the awesome book that is meant for a time as this.

 

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Today's show is also sponsored by Stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code LASTS to get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale!”

Jul 09, 2020
The Cost of Forgetting
28:22

We chat about the lost roman recipe for concrete, and what that means for us today. Also the story is from the new book we love, American Awakening, and we are excited to focus in on it for the entire month of July! 

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Jul 02, 2020
a quick thought on liturgy
22:09

wanted to share few thoughts on the helpful impact of liturgy in this moment.

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Jun 28, 2020
how 'belonging cues' predict everything on teams (pt 2)
20:43

we continue our second part of our discussion on belonging cues and what this means for groups and teams!

 

Today’s show is sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use the promo code REAL at Brooklinen.com

Today’s show is also sponsored by stamps.com Get a 4-week trial plus free postage and a digital scale by going to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code lasts.

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Jun 11, 2020
how 'belonging cues' predict everything on teams
25:51

this week Alyssa and I chat about some fascinating research surrounding 'belonging cues' and what that means for all of us!

May 28, 2020
Jeff's late night Q&A
32:33

we miss Alyssa this week but Jeff still pops in to answer a few of your questions!

 

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May 21, 2020
Alyssa's thoughts on finding true peace
29:17

This week Alyssa takes the reigns and provides us with the topic for discussion today!

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May 14, 2020
what the enormous decline in American spirituality means for us.
35:45

This week Alyssa and I chat about obvious and recent trends to the spiritual landscape of America the last 20 years.

Today’s show is sponsored by stamps.com. Get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale when you go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage, and enter our code lasts.  


Today’s show is also sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off and free shipping when you go to brooklinen.com and use the promo code real at checkout.

May 07, 2020
letting our hearts return home (pt 2)
32:22

Hey! This week Alyssa and I carry on the conversation about returning home.

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Apr 30, 2020
letting our hearts return home during this moment
35:51

this week Alyssa and I chat about what we think is the main focus for us right now in this season and what we think God is up to in our world!

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Apr 23, 2020
why storytelling matters more than you think
35:19

this week Alyssa and I chat about storytelling and it's importance in our own formation!

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Apr 16, 2020
70 Sabbath Years Before We Can Return Home
32:32

this week Alyssa and I chat about a more obscure and often overlooked scripture from 2nd Chronicles.

 

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Apr 09, 2020
Home ideas during Quarantine
34:23

this week Alyssa and I answer a few of your questions including how to not burn out and how to structure a home during quarantine!

Apr 02, 2020
how we are feeling about all this?
43:03

this week we catch up with you guys (a lot has changed in two weeks!) about how we are processing this all as a family and a few encouragements for you.

 

Today’s show is sponsored by Liquid IV. Get 25% off when you go to liquidIV.com and use the promo code REAL.

 

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Today’s show is also sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze.  Find your best price and apply at Policygenius.com


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Mar 26, 2020
Music from Chaos
22:27

this is the last week of our audiobook previews of To Hell With The hustle! Enjoy!

 

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Mar 11, 2020
A Time To Resist
30:36

Hear a snippet of one of my favorite chapters from To Hell With The Hustle!

Today's show is also sponsored by Brooklinen. Brooklinen makes my favorite sheets, comforters, loungewear, and towels! Get 10% off and free shipping when you use the promo code 'real' at Brooklinen.com

Feb 27, 2020
Empathy (To Hell With The Hustle Chapter Preview)
31:19

this week I let y'all tune in to one of my favorite chapters from To Hell With The Hustle!

 

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Feb 20, 2020
The Desert Gift
36:42

This week you hear a snippet from my audiobook To Hell With The Hustle!

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Feb 13, 2020
What Frozen 2 teaches us about our culture
26:13

This week Alyssa and I chat about current cultural narratives!

 

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Feb 06, 2020
Finding Satisfaction in the Mundane (Alyssa interviews Jeff)
39:46

Tune in this week as Alyssa and me chat about her new book and finding satisfaction in the Lord!

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Today’s show is also sponsored by Brooklinen.  Brooklinen makes my favorite sheets, comforters, loungewear, and towels!  Get 10% off and free shipping when you use the promo code 'real' at Brooklinen.com

Jan 31, 2020
balancing family and personal ambition (Q&A)
36:26

tune in this week as we take your guys questions!

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Jan 17, 2020
going into the new year
34:05

tune in as Alyssa and I chat about going into the new year!

 

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Jan 09, 2020
Crafting an end of year Summit
43:23

This week Alyssa and I chat about how to craft an end of the year summit for your family. Here is our google doc I mention in the episode!

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Dec 28, 2019
Our Favorite things (Christmas edition)
38:35

Hey! tune in as we chat our favorite gifts and things for the holidays. 

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Dec 12, 2019
Understanding Advent
35:37

tune in as Alyssa and I chat about advent. What it means, our favorite ways to celebrate and enter in, and more.

 

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Dec 05, 2019
family and parenting Q&A
52:49

tune in this week as Jeremy and I chat about your guys most frequent family teams questions!

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Nov 26, 2019
How to Sabbath Q&A
49:43

this week Alyssa and I give a brief overview of why we sabbath and then answer your most frequent questions!

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Nov 21, 2019
God's vision for our sexuality (part 2)
40:42

This is a recent talk I gave at ONU in Chicago! Hope you enjoy!

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Nov 12, 2019
God's vision for our sexuality (part 1)
34:50

this is talk 1 of 2 talks I gave at Olivet Nazarene University.

 

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Nov 05, 2019
10 Ways to De-Hustle Your Life
21:20

Today I share 10 quick tips to dehustling your life and how we have tried to work these out in our own life!

 

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Oct 29, 2019
Fight Hustle, End Hurry (episode 1 preview)
31:55

hey guys! 

 

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Oct 23, 2019
we are being formed whether we like it or not (chapter 1)
46:21

today is the day!! To Hell With the Hustle is OFFICIALLY released and out into the wild!! You can pick it up here or anywhere books are sold!

 

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Oct 15, 2019
how to stop hustling w/ Jennie Allen (interview)
42:14

tune in this week as Jeff and Jennie talk about how to live a full and active life as a family and in ministry, without letting hustle win or take over!

 

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Oct 08, 2019
Chapter 4 (Silence) - To Hell With The Hustle
32:24

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Oct 01, 2019
Q&A: What if we are married but don't want kids?
27:15

listen in this week as we take a few questions from you guys!

 

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Sep 24, 2019
Q&A: What do you think about 'christian celebrity' culture?
30:25

listen in this week as we answer your questions!

 

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Sep 18, 2019
Interview with Craig Groeschel & Mandy Meehan
01:09:01

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Sep 10, 2019
becoming & beholding (interview with Ruth Chou Simons)
53:05

listen this week as Alyssa chats with one of her favorite people, Ruth Simons! She's a mom, an author, and an incredible creative and artist!

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Sep 03, 2019
the art of motherhood (with Jeannie Cunnion)
41:17

listen in this week as Alyssa chats with Jeannie Cunnion as they chat all things motherhood in all various seasons. 

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Aug 27, 2019
working & motherhood with Jessica Turner
43:45

Tune in this week as Alyssa chats with author Jessica Turner as they chat all things motherhood and work related! 

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Aug 20, 2019
when you don't feel like you're enough (women's roundtable)
55:04

join Alyssa and her friends this week as they chat about what it means to be a women in culture today, and specifically chat through the problem of not feeling enough.

Aug 13, 2019
how social media affects us as women (Alyssa's roundtable)
59:01

this week Alyssa invited 3 of her friends over to chat about being women in today's age, motherhood, and specifically on this week's episode about social media and being women.

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Aug 06, 2019
what being a family team really means
27:19

this week Jeff chats with Jeremy and they chat about Family Teams, how to take your family to a place of health, and so much more!

 

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Jul 30, 2019
two small things that can change your family immediately
31:11

this week Jeff and alyssa talk about two quick tips to begin living with intentionality and reclaim your family from a life of busyness and chaos!


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Jul 23, 2019
A Time To Resist
24:34

Listen in as Jeff shares a quick preview of his new book To Hell With The Hustle!

 

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Jul 18, 2019
Learning to Walk in Faithfulness
24:05

This week Alyssa and I chat about how we are growing at learning to look for thankfulness in the everyday moments and especially when it's difficult!

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Jul 09, 2019
Why Spiritual Formation Is Like Chess
33:53

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about the importance of viewing the big picture of Scripture and how saturating your mind with Scripture changes you and helps you point others to Jesus.

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Jul 02, 2019
The Beauty of the Unseen (Interview with Emilie McCormack)
58:47

This week on the podcast, Alyssa interviews Emilie McCormack about church planting, supporting your spouse, motherhood, calling, identity, and wisdom from the Lord.

Jun 25, 2019
Breaking Through the Darkness of Anxiety
55:45

This week on the podcast, Alyssa Bethke chats with her best friend Shannon Cherry about her journey of fear, anxiety, and healing.

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Jun 18, 2019
Motherhood & Marriage (Alyssa Interviews Her Mom)
47:17

This week on the podcast, Alyssa Bethke interviews her mom Susie about her upbringing, being a woman, being a mom, and what she’s learned from the Lord.

 

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Jun 11, 2019
The Loving Father and the Prodigal Son
38:26

This week on the podcast we have a message from Jeff at the GREATER THAN conference on Luke 15 and the prodigal son.

Jun 04, 2019
The Key to a Good Relationship
37:51

This week on the podcast we have a message from Alyssa that she gave at a conference recently on relationships and building a foundation in the Lord.

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May 28, 2019
A Journey to Adoption (Interview with Chad and Julie Cannon)
46:38

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke interview Chad and Julie Cannon on adoption, fertility, marriage, communication, and more.

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May 21, 2019
Dealing with Pain
24:20

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about the beauty in pain and how pain can bring relationships closer together.

May 14, 2019
How Do You Behave and Talk Online?
42:48

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about how we talk to people on the internet and how we behave online.

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May 07, 2019
Creating New Rhythms and a New Story
47:34

This week we have one of Jeff's conference talks from NewSpring Church on creating rhythms and habits in your life.

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Apr 30, 2019
How Many Kids Should You Have? Asking the Right Questions
35:00

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about family size and parenting intentionally.

Apr 23, 2019
What We’d Tell Our Young Adult Self
27:15

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk to their younger, college-aged selves about what they would do differently or what they wish they had known then.  

 

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Apr 16, 2019
Alyssa's Creativity Roundtable Discussion
48:33

This week on the podcast we’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes. This week’s episode is Alyssa’s interview with four of her mom friends where they discuss creativity, identity, and working both in the home and outside the home.

Apr 09, 2019
How to Find Your Calling
42:05

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about figuring out your specific purpose and mission, how to cultivate your talents, and how finding your calling is one of the best ways to avoid burnout.

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Apr 02, 2019
Jeff and Alyssa Q&A
38:56

In today's episode, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke answer your questions!

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Mar 26, 2019
How We Live as a Family Team
29:36

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about living as a team in your family and in your marriage and why it’s critically important. 

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Mar 19, 2019
Our Best Parenting Tips (w/ Jeremy Pryor)
33:57

This week on The Real Life Podcast, we did something fun and a little different. As you may know, I have another podcast with my friend and mentor Jeremy Pryor called Five Minute Fatherhood where we share a few quick thoughts on a different topic every week day.

In this episode, we wanted you to get a chance to check out Five Minute Fatherhood with a few of our favorite episodes, including the topics of communicating love and embracing our children, feeling like a failure as a father, multigenerational family, and more.

 

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Mar 12, 2019
Jeff and Alyssa Answer Your Questions
35:11

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke answer your questions, which include topics like marriage, life rhythms, reading the Bible, newborns, and more.

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Mar 05, 2019
Conflict that Grows Your Marriage
40:05

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about the “real life” part of the podcast by reflecting on a recent fight they had and talk about communication and friction in marriage.

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Feb 26, 2019
Dealing with Toxic People
39:29

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about toxic relationships and the difference between a toxic relationship and a hard relationship that needs growth.  

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Feb 19, 2019
Everyone Needs a Braintrust
45:27

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about the mentorship and growth that comes out of brain trusts and how important it is to have a teachable spirit.

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Feb 12, 2019
Dealing with Our Own Ugliness
34:58

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke go off on one of Jeff’s random thoughts on human waste, industrialization, and dealing with the hard things in our lives.

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Feb 05, 2019
Eschatological Realism: Living in Who You Already Are in Christ
35:21

Join Jeff and Alyssa Bethke for a special episode on Eschatological Realism and the mind-blowing truth of the gospel in our everyday lives. 

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Jan 29, 2019
Learning to Lead a Family Team (Interview with Jeremy Pryor)
01:21:32

Jeff Bethke talks with Jeremy Pryor, his co-host of the Five Minute Fatherhood podcast and Dads Building Teams podcast, about what it means to lead a family team and being intentional with long-term family goals.

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Jan 22, 2019
Alyssa's Motherhood Roundtable Discussion
52:55

This week on the podcast we’re re-airing one of our favorite episodes from last year. This week’s episode is Alyssa’s interview with four of her mom friends where they discuss motherhood, home life, and creativity.

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Jan 15, 2019
How to Create a Space of Shalom - Interview with Sally Clarkson
41:23

This week for the Real Life Podcast Jeff and Alyssa Bethke interview author Sally Clarkson on how to create a space of Shalom and peace in your home, whether you're married or single. 

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Jan 08, 2019
The Dark Side of Vulnerability
40:22

This week, Alyssa and Jeff Bethke discuss the dark side of vulnerability and what it means to be authentic in a genuine way.

Jan 02, 2019
Why We Don't Set Goals for the New Year
36:33

Alyssa and Jeff Bethke reflect on 2018 and share why they don't set goals or resolutions for the new year.

Dec 26, 2018
Walking with A Journey-Based God - Interview with Danielle Walker
48:18

This week for the Real Life Podcast Jeff Bethke interviews cookbook author and blogger Danielle Walker about her journey walking with God through heartbreaking struggles and what it looks like to welcome everyone to the table.

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Dec 18, 2018
Fulfillment in Faithfulness - Interview with Trey Kennedy
01:10:49

This week on the podcast I talked with my good friend Trey Kennedy about what it looks like to put calling and community over flashy gimmicks or chasing celebrity and how to create a lasting legacy. 

 

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Dec 11, 2018
You Are Your Habits - Interview with James Clear
01:02:25

This week on The Real Life Podcast we have the immense pleasure of chatting with James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, and deep dive into how our habits tend to define us as individuals and how we can use them to shape the life we want to lead.  

 

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Dec 04, 2018
Let's talk about Advent (plus our favorite things!)
52:55

This week on The Real Life Podcast we talk about the true meaning of Advent, how to slow down and embrace the beauty of the season, and a few of our favorite Christmas tips and traditions!

 

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Nov 27, 2018
The day our family changed forever
56:20

This week on The Real Life Podcast we have an EXCITING announcement and a very special guest with a life-changing message about family. Tune in! 

Nov 20, 2018
If you're not shaping your relationship with technology, it will shape you
51:11

This week Alyssa and I chat about our family's 'tech manifesto' which is just a handful of helpful rules and limits and boundaries we've set individually and as a family for our technology use. I'd love to hear from you guys this week on any tips or tricks and how you've thought through your relationship with technology!

 

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Nov 12, 2018
Do single people & married people have different callings?
47:05

this week we chat about the difference, generally speaking, between a single mission and a married mission. And how one of the things that made the early church prolific and a ground breaking movement was how well these two callings and life stages worked together as one organism.

 

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Nov 06, 2018
Our Addiction To Hurry - John Mark Comer Interview
55:13

This week we chatted with John Mark Comer about the hurried life and how it affects us as followers of Jesus.

Oct 30, 2018
How Little Moments Can Change Everything
37:22

On The Real Life Podcast, we talk about The Power of Moments, a book by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, and although it isn't specifically written as one, it is one the best parenting books we’ve encountered! Parents, every moment counts! Tune in to find out more!

Oct 23, 2018
Where Self Care Becomes a Counterfeit
44:02

This week we talk about Self Care and how consumerism and escapism have overshadowed the true ways of how we really should be taking care of ourselves!

 

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Oct 16, 2018
Importance of Home - Myquillyn Smith Interview
46:30

In this week’s podcast, we interviewed The Nester herself, Myquillyn Smith, author of The Nesting Place and her upcoming release, Cozy Minimalist Home (pre order here!). We were so excited to get a first hand perspective of her thoughts on home, family, kids and how minimalism and abundance go hand in hand!

Oct 09, 2018