The art of freedom from hurt

Have you ever gotten your feelings hurt by someone’s words or actions? Of course you have! Which is why today is so important for you. Whenever you experience things like Character assassinations, Threats of abandonment, Threats of exile, Invalidations, and Preaching...there’s actually something you can do in the moment to help you not take it so personally. That’s what we’ve got going on today for you on SMR.

Distraction of the Day:

What’s the most obnoxious thing a mother-in-law could do regarding hosting a family Christmas meal? I honestly don’t know what your reaction will be to this one, which honestly makes me feel very nervous =] because it feels like I should know what your thoughts would be on this one, if I was a better husband.

Honoring News of the Day:

Good News in History, December 4 - Good News Network

103 years ago today, Henry Ford launched a ‘Peace Ship’ during World War I sailing toward Europe ”to get the boys...

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FLQ - Dealing with separation and mental disorders

Today we take two of your questions, the first one is a voicemail hotline question from Matt who wants to know how to talk about his current separation and trying to get a plan together with this estranged wife. The second question came through our website and this wife wants to know how to deal with a spouse who has a serious mental disorder like Bipolar with sociopathic tendencies.

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Honoring News of the Day:

Here’s why we do this segment: “Thomas Jefferson said the job of journalists was to portray accurately what was happening in society. GNN was founded because the media was failing to report the positive news. In the 1990’s while homicide rates in the U.S. plummeted by 42 percent, television news coverage of murders surged more than 700%, according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs.” https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/more/about-us/ 

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The joy in caring for yourself - Relentless Joy #3

Title: The joy in caring for yourself - Relentless Joy #3

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Jean Shinoda Bolen once said, “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” Today we continue our series on Relentless Joy and talk about the joy in caring for yourself.

Distraction of the Day:

What’s the weirdest crime ring ever busted?

Honoring News of the Day:

From the Good News Network
Generosity pays: selfless people tend to make more money

What happens to those who behave unselfishly and make sacrifices for the sake of others? You might be surprised to hear that greed may not be the path to prosperity.

According to an interdisciplinary study by researchers from Stockholm University, the Institute for Futures Studies, and the University of South Carolina, unselfish people tend both to receive higher salaries, in comparison to more selfish people.

“The result is clear in both the...

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Relentless joy - the first step

In a Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown was having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit so Linus said, “Charlie Brown, you’re the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem.” Today we start a five day journey on how to experience relentless joy. And you’re not going to like step one.

Distraction of the Day:

Can a guy with a $65 budget get you to cry with his short film about Christmas?

Honoring News of the Day:

48 Years After Reading the Christmas Card That Got Him Through the Vietnam War, He Finally Got to Meet the Sender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7VgcMyVsR4&feature=youtu.be 

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Joy is a choice

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For wives whose husbands struggle with low sex drive

It’s Friday, which means we get to handle one of your questions! Today is a rarely talked about issue that researchers say impact an estimated 20% of couples. Esther from California asked us to do a show about low sex drive, but she wants to know about the husbands who struggle with a low desire for sex. We learn why this might be happening and more importantly, what to do about it.

Distraction of the Day:

Which two groups of people would be the most unlikely groups to serve soup together for the homeless?

Honoring News of the Day:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/bayada-company-founder-surprises-employees-with-20-million 

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Esther, a listener from California asked us to deal with women married to men who have a low sex drive.

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Be awakened

“This is your life on autopilot: half-awake, frustrated, disconnected from yourself and those around you. Of course you need and want to “be there” for your children, your spouse, and your co-workers, but your inner voice can’t help but cry out, “There has to be a better way!”

How do you get yourself off autopilot so you can really live? It all starts by shifting your focus. The key is to become aware of your feelings, habits, patterns, and general “busyness” so that you can learn to mindfully step outside yourself the moment you notice you’re engaging in your usual autopilot behavior.” Toni Parker, Ph.D.

Distraction of the Day:

Do you remember our wedding day? What stands out to you almost 24 years later? If you thought our wedding day was unforgettable, wait till you hear how Danielle Colley’s wedding day went!

Honoring News of the Day

The Gwinnett community in Georgia has been mourning the loss of Officer Antwan...

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Guaranteed happiness awaits

You know when God does something so unexpected in your life, you can’t help but fall down flat on your face thankful and overwhelmed by how much God loves you? That happened to me on Sunday and it involved an addiction, the death of my father and a jacket.

Coming up on today’s show:

  1. Miracles
  2. Power
  3. And total fulfillment in your life no matter what is going on around you

Distraction of the Day:

Twitter has once again reached out into the ethos to discover the answer to: What did you have 20 years ago that you don’t have today? Insanity ensues.

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“even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you...

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14 important facts about hugs

Why Hugs Matter So Much

Today we’ve got 14 interesting facts about hugs and why they matter so much to every single important relationship in your life.

Distraction of the Day:

I’m actually a little nervous for the distraction of the day. But at the end of this show I’m going to show Amy a personally selected, tirelessly researched conglomeration of horribly awkward hugs...and my winning picture of the most awkward hug could get me in trouble. So I went ahead and found a video that will make everything ok again.

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The following facts about hugs provided by Psychology Today and Useless Daily (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/oxytocin | https://www.uselessdaily.com/news/12-interesting-facts-about-hugs/#ixzz5XInVP1Tc)

  1. Hugs release oxytocin: a powerful hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It influences social interaction...
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How NOT to go broke this holiday - Happy Holiday Families #3

Tis the season to spend money fa la la la la la la la going shopping and overspending fa la la la la la la la la don we now our credit card debt fa la la la la la la la la How could you spend that I’m going to kill you! Fa la la la la, la la la la

Some of you will find yourselves playing this song during the holiday season but hopefully by the end of this episode you’ll be singing a different tune.

And for the Distraction of the Day, Chicago Bears kicker missed field goals because of Jesus. Amy will have a message when she hears this one that you won't want to miss!

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Calm down holiday drama in 3 minutes or less - Happy Holiday Families #2

Aaaaaaaand in this corner, we have Uncle Joey who’s had a little bit to drink and some strong opinions about the recent elections. Annnnnnnd in this corner we have our challenger Aunt Marge who feels the need to correct people about practically everything and is just itching for an opportunity to disagree. In this epic clash of opinions who, Amy, will win in this holiday battle royale?

Amy: Um, I don’t really think anyone wins?

Michael: *sarcastic* But there’s always a winner!

Amy: No, I don’t think so. Really in these family battles no one wins and everyone just feels kinda awkward.

Michael: So what you’re saying is engaging in family drama doesn't actually fix anything and just creates more tension? Huh, who knew?

Amy: So today we are going see how engaging in family drama isn't really helpful and how we, as Christ followers, should be seeking to de-escalate conflict instead of provoke it.

Michael: And we’re going to teach you a method that can...

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