As you settle in this Christmas season, after a long night of wassailing, caroling, and ushering Aunt Betty to bed after having had too many slices of rum cake…We’d love for you to take a listen as the guys discuss two distinctly different Christmas topics (Hence, the bi polar Christmas designation); the importance of establishing family Christmas traditions and how to handle unruly family members.
This week the boys sit down with Bri McKoy the author of the recently released book, Come and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table. It was a great discussion on family, marriage, and…actually, who am I kidding? After I read the title, all I could think about was Taco Bell…
Many of you have seen the controversial Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Since this show has sparked so much fascination with teens, and full-blown panic with parents, Jimmy and Josh have decided to explore the issue of teen suicide and self-harm this week. They separate fact from fiction, and offer up some advice to parents as to what can be done about it.
This week the guys speak with Crystal Evans Hurst about her new book, She’s Still There: Rescuing the Girl in You. Ladies, Crystal will speak to your heart, and guys, she will speak to your wife’s heart. So trust me when I say, it would behoove you to eavesdrop on the conversation.
Both of these guys are married. Both love their wives. But this week, they kick around the difficult issue of, not just loving their wives, but making sure their wives feel as though they are their number one priority. Everybody knows we should make our spouses number one, but it’s easier said than done. It looks good on paper, but as my old football coach used to say, “We don’t play on paper!”
This week, the boys welcome back an old friend of the show, Jamie Ivey, of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast fame. They reminisce, shoot the bull, and talk about her very first book, If You Only Knew, due out this January.
This week is going to be like no other! In the past, the world has collectively held their breath in anticipation when man first walked on the moon, when the Berlin Wall came down…and now for Pairadocs’ 100th episode!!!!! You’ve laughed, you’ve cried, you’ve felt slightly nauseous! Come join the celebration and listen this week as the guys relive some of the most memorable moments from the past 99 episodes!
This week the guys are sitting down with Dr. Joe McIlhaney an OB/GYN and founder of the Medical Institute of Sexual Health, whose specialty is sexual culture and its impact on teens. Especially young teen girls. If you’re raising a girl, or think you may one day, this is a MUST listen.
If you look at the list of top ten teen sins, you see that the basic cause is peer pressure. But why are kids so susceptible to peer pressure? It seems that they want to be accepted by their social group so bad that they’ll do anything…including violate their own moral, ethical, and faith boundaries. That my friends is called low self-worth. But where on earth does that come from? Listen in this week as the boys discuss the origins of low self-esteem in our kids.
This week the guys talk to an old friend. And when I say “old”, I’m talking mid 1990’s old. Come to find out, Tish Harrison Warren, author of the wildly popular book, Liturgy of the Ordinary was once a teenager in the church youth group where Jimmy was the youth minister. How crazy is that?! Listen in for old times, and her discussion of her amazing book.
This week, the boys wrap up their discussion on Contentment…I know this sounds boring, but this lies at the very heart of so many problems that beset our families today. Listen in.
This week the guys interview Jerrad Lopes the Pastor of the online community, Dad Tired. They discuss, dissect, and celebrate all things fatherhood. Grab the dude in your life and take a listen!
We are so passionate about our nation’s, church’s, and family’s lack of contentment, that we filled two shows. This week is part one. We were going to leave it just one show, but then there was all this other info that we felt had to be added. I mean, we couldn’t just leave it like that unfinished, could we? It had to be better, in fact this show on contentment could never be good enough, right? We have to keep working to get it just right. I’m not sure we can get it done in just two shows…maybe we need three shows to get the topic on contentment JUST right…
While Josh is absent…something to do with a new baby that just arrived or some other lame excuse…Jimmy is speaking with Melanie Shankle, New York Times Bestselling author of The Church of Small Things. She's hilarious and your going to love her interview!
Tune in as the guys kick around Gottman’s Four Horsemen of the Marriage Apocalypse. Watch Josh treat Jimmy with Contempt, Criticism, Stonewalling, and Defensiveness!
This week the guys talk to international movie star, Will Smith…what?...oh,…okay, so apparently they are not talking with Will Smith, but they ARE speaking with the actual doctor that he played in the movie, Concussion. He discusses his new book, TRUTH, Doesn’t Have a Side. If you have a child playing a contact sport, you must check it out!
This week the guys tackle the sensitive issue of shame based parenting. Did your parents use shame as a motivator when you were growing up? Do you ever find yourself doing the same with your kids? Do you want to stop? Do you find I’m using too many rhetorical questions in a row? Do you find this irritating? Would you like to shame me into stopping? Tune in!!!
Listen this week, as Josh talks to Shauna Shanks. She a blogger, a writer, and…home designer and builder…is it just me, or do those things seem not to go together? She speaks about her latest book, Fierce Love. Don’t miss it!
As Christians we like to sing about grace and mercy and listen to sermons about grace and mercy, but when it comes to grace, mercy, and forgiveness in our marriages, we act like we’ve never heard of the concept. Let’s talk about how we can not only show mercy, but love mercy!
Okay, I’m sorry, but you’re going to absolutely love this guy! The boys talk this week with Carlos Whittaker author of the new book, Kill the Spider: Getting Rid of What’s Really Holding You Back.
The boys get personal this week and discuss the touchy topic of Work-a-holism. We’re just trying to get by, right? All my hard work is all for the family, right? Well, if it’s been awhile since your toes have been stepped on…join us!
This week the guys visit with Susie Davis. Susie is an author, blogger, speaker, pastor’s wife, and someone who has struggled with fear and anxiety most of her life. You really need to check it out.
We talk all the time about how damaging constant social media use is to our children, but this week, the boys take up the subject of social media use and the parent…crickets…crickets….
Join us on a wild a wacky guilt trip focusing on the dangers of social media use and parents. Check it out…just don’t check it out on social media, cuz there is that whole hypocrisy thing.
Listen this week as Josh and Jimmy talk with Matt Carter, pastor of Austin Stone in Austin, Texas. Listen as Matt talks about his new book, Steal Away Home, and tries to shameless coerce a free lunch out of Jimmy.