FLQ - hurling mud and other messy stuff

On today’s Friday Listener Questions day we’ve got a spouse constantly hurling mud, one that wants to talk about the terrifying “do I look good in this dress” question and finally, how long does it take to finally start fighting healthy. It’s going to be a good one today my listening friends!

What do you do when you’ve asked for a timeout, yet your spouse keeps hurling mud and refuses to stop after repeated requests? How do you address the weight of your spouse? How long does it take to transition from bad fighting to healthy fighting?

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FLQ - Defensiveness, facts and jerks

It’s Friday Listener Questions day! WooHoo! On today’s show, we’ve got defensiveness, staying married to a-holes who will never change, and someone still completely stuck on the importance of facts! Consider it managed!

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  • Can asking back to back questions cause defensiveness in a seemingly innocent conversation?
    • Of course, but really depends on your tone and context of the conversation.
      Anything can turn someone defensive, fairly or unfairly.
  • Should someone stay in a marriage with an asshole who is not going to change?
  • Totally get the “Feelings, not facts” focus, but don’t we sometimes have to reach a common understanding of the facts in order to more fully...
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FLQ - separate churches and know it all 7yr olds

Could a couple go to separate churches and how do you handle a 7yr old know-it-all boy? All this today on Friday Listener Questions day!

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Voicemail question:
So again, my question is what is your thoughts about husband and wife going to two separate churches. We were going to separate he decided that he was going to go there. We didn't separate we work on our marriage and now we're back together, but now he wants me to fully commit to being there and I wish I was able to stay where we were since we were young.

Mia Albert
I’m at the dentist waiting for my seven-year-old, so I can’t call, but am hoping you will take my “FLQ” this way!!...

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FLQ - Tracking your spouse

Today I take a voicemail question about whether or not it's ok to track your spouse via their smartphone or is that simply a lack of trust. My answer is going to blow your minds! Or possibly not, depends on your mind I guess.

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No notes this time! But I cover tracking your spouse and some other great questions from the Facebook Live watchers!

 

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FLQ - Abandoned for Europe and a tick story

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Distraction of the Day:

Back to the Future has gotten it right once again! Nike has something new arriving February 17th and I must have it! Any guesses as to what it might be? Find out by listening to the podcast to the very end.

Honoring News of the Day:

Mom Adopts Baby And Learns She Is Her Adopted Son's Biological Sister

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Question #1
Hi, so about a month ago. My husband told me that he didn't think our marriage was working and very quickly. He would go through the steps of getting a divorce, and he finally agreed to talk to a marriage counselor, and he also decided that he needed to Move out at this point today. I know it is. He has booked a trip for himself to Europe and a few weeks. So just...

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FLQ - Failed nudity and trust

It’s Friday Listener Question day! On today’s show Amy and I get confronted through the voicemail hotline about our views of nudity then Kirsten left a message on wanting to help a friend, who has a history of being hurt, find trust again.

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Honoring News of the Day:

Former Homeless Man Becomes London's Top Bus Driver

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Aaron - Need to better understand the culture of nudity in France.

  • Well, you won’t believe what we found!
  • Au Naturel by Stephen L. Harp (LSU Press)
    • Naturism, Nudism, and Tourism in Twentieth-Century France
      Each year in France approximately 1.5 million people practice naturisme or...
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Overcoming the impossible

It’s Friday Listener Questions day! Today I get to brag about my athletic prowess (sort of), help Matt deal with a wife who kicked him out wanting him to get his life right with Jesus, infidelity accusations from a hurt spouse with past issues and a very funny but hurtful listener shares why they like our show.

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The Distraction of the Day:

“People who voluntarily wipe a public toilet seat of a mess other than their own don’t receive enough recognition.”

What’s the craziest thing you might find flushed down a Virgin Train toilet?

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FLQ - Bad Christians and hopeful husbands

It’s Friday Listener Questions day! On today’s show we help answer stuff about bad Christians, a couple struggling and a husband wanting the impossible.

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We answer these questions on today's show.

  1. Hi Michael and Amy. How does your approach address couples within the church body who are serving, leading and consider themselves disciples of Christ but are not applying it in their marriage? In fact they may not even spend enough time together. Avoid each other in their “serving.” I struggle with taking the focus of a “healthy”...
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FLQ - Breaking the teenager

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How do you break a teenager from entitlement? This Friday Listener Question has a teenage daughter who thinks she’s entitled for everything. "We are going crazy." Amy and I want to help this listener and you feel less crazy about dealing with teenage entitlement.

Mark Gregston: “At this point, I realized I was talking with a young lady that was somewhat entitled. Entitled. So, I decided to give her a principle that I have shared with many other kids and their parents. “Sweetheart, I owe you nothing, but I want to give you everything.” I really don’t...

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FLQ - Answers to questions you don't want to miss

Today we answer your questions, and they are incredible questions! But perhaps the thing you need to know most, is that I messed with Amy in the craziest way today...and she loved it! You might want to check out the Facebook Live video here.

Honoring News of the Day:

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“I have been listening to your podcasts as I commute to work every day! Love your sense of humor and all the good information! My husband and I took your animal personality test and it sure...

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