The nightmare of labelling

On today’s show, “The road to hell is paved with overly simplistic labels.” Wrote author Grant Hilary Brenner. There are three different labels we either stick on ourselves or the people we love that need to be eliminated and thrown away immediately! We’re gonna reveal the labels and how you how to get rid of them today on Smalley Marriage Radio.

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The Distraction of the Day:

Amy, you’re walking by a house in our neighborhood and you hear a toddler screaming and then the voice of a man yell, ““Why don’t you...

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Christmas Eve alone - a story

You can change someone's life in the easiest and most fun ways you could imagine.  The question today is if you are willing to do it.  

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Today you get a story, and here's where you can also read it for yourself.  This hopefully inspires you to do the same thing this young woman did.  The author and hero of this story is Niki Flow.

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You don't have to

“I think I am fine and dealing and then my mother calls out of the blue. She acts as though we spoke to each other last week when it’s been four years. She sounds friendly but it doesn’t take long for her to start berating me for not being in touch and, instead of listing all the reasons I haven’t been, I start apologizing and feel horribly guilty.” (reference)

December 21 and 22 are the worst travel days of the entire year. And we know some of you are going home to families that sound a lot like Sarah’s. Today is a day for hope, because we are are going to journey with you and give some simple tips for dealing with hurtful, broken family relationships.

The Distraction of the Day:

We all know the lengths I went to in order to win your attention.  Male cheerleading, yada yada yada. But then there’s James Mack from New Jersey, and there’s no way you can guess what he did to win back his ex-girlfriend Sara Lopez.

Honoring News of...

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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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The joy in caring for yourself - Relentless Joy #3

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

Teaser for Show:

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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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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The teenage rebellion cure - Friday listener questions

Today we are going to talk about 6 things to help you cure teenager rebelliousness...

There was a worldwide competition held in Lithuania recently, it was for women, can you guess what it was about and I’ll even give you the grand prize for winning the World’s...a trip to Parliament in Strasburg or Brussels.

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How do you handle a rebellious teenager:

Stick-to-it-ive-ness

  • Set boundaries and stick to the consequences
  • Nothing derails a parent than giving in or giving up

What kind of boundaries should you set?

  • Honor God and honor others should be the highest priority.
  • When should they date? Age has nothing to do with anything.

Set boundaries that are fair and reasonable...i.e. When I got in trouble with a group of parents who couldn’t believe my daughter did not have a curfew for prom.
Don’t try and change everything at the same time. Just like your marriage, address growth areas one thing at a...

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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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