So, your neighbor leans back on your couch and says, “I appreciate you inviting me to church, but I’m not really into the God thing. I guess I would believe in God, but with all the evil and suffering in the world…I don’t know. I just don’t think a God that is all loving and all powerful would allow that, so I’ve concluded there is no God.” And your response would be? What? Come on! Think of something! There’s no need to fear, the Pairadocs are here! Listen in as we talk with Andy Bannister, the author of, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist, as we grapple with the very issues that caused Tony Campolo’s son, Bart, to reject his faith and adopt atheism.
Listen in as Jimmy and Josh discuss Dr. Madeline Levine’s new book, The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids. You would think that it would be great for a kid to grow up in a home where all his needs are met, parents are focused and involved, and he’s provided with the best educational experience out there…but apparently, you’d be wrong. We’re learning that the more a child is given in life, the more toxic that life can become.
Emerson Eggerichs, sits down with the guys this week to discuss his new book, The 4 Wills of God: The Way He Directs Our Steps and Frees Us to Direct Our Own. Most of us know Emerson from his best-selling book Love and Respect, but in his latest book, he delves into the mystery of knowing God’s will for your life. BTW, it ain’t as mysterious as you may think!
If Josh and Jimmy could share one thing with struggling anxious parents it would be, “Relax! You’re not going to screw up your kids!” You know why grandparents make such great parents now? They tend not to sweat the small stuff, and a lifetime of parenting has taught them that most things are small stuff. If you love your kids and try to be the best parent you can be…take a deep breath and chill. They’re going to be okay. This whole parenting thing may kill you, but your kids are going to be okay.
This week, Josh sits down with Johnny Baker who is the Celebrate Recovery pastor at Saddleback church in California (where CR got started BTW) and national director of Celebrate Recovery about his brand-new book, The Road to Freedom. So if you struggle with any type of hurt, hang-up, or habit…this interview is for you.
This week Jimmy and Josh discuss their road to success, including how they recently were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…oh, okay. So that’s actually not what they are discussing. Instead, they will probe the topic of Rigorous Honesty within the family. They will unpack this issue and emphasize just how important honesty is in all our relationships. BUT, when it comes to honesty, is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Listen in to find out.
This week the boys sit down with Stephen Grcevich to discuss his latest book, Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions. Come on, any book with a title that long has got to be great! Right?! Give a listen, because chances are you or someone close to you suffers from some type of mental/emotional difficulty. This book discusses not only how to minister to them, but how to include them in what God is doing at your church.
This week Jimmy and Josh piggy back off of their discussion with Sam Ponder about the sexism that she experienced while being a lone female in an industry that is all but exclusively male. That got the guys thinking about sexism within the Christian community. Is it real, or are some people simply making much ado about nothing? Has the traditional protestant doctrine of women can’t be pastors and wives are to submit to their husbands opened the door to sexual discrimination that many of us don’t even notice? Listen in! If you’re a guy or you’re a gal, I’m sure both sexes will be equally angry at us by the time the episode concludes!
This week we kickoff the 2nd half of the 2018 season of Pairadocs, with the boys sitting down with Sam Ponder. For several years, Sam was one of the hosts of ESPN College Gameday, and most recently is now the host for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. She’s a gregarious believer, married to an ex-NFL quarterback, and is in front of millions of people a week talking about pro football. She maybe the most perfect female alive on the planet!!! Sam’s an amazing woman with an amazing platform with which to share her faith in Christ. Not a shabby way to lead off the fall of 2018!
The Pairadocs sit down and discuss parental anger today. Let’s face it, kids are little idiots. They do and say the stupidest things – God love them. It is easy to be frustrated when trying to do life with them, but parental anger is one of the most harmful things we can do and show our children. In this episode Jimmy and Josh share ways you can keep calm when parenting your kids.
The guys interview Gary Thomas today on the show. Gary is a pastor, author, speaker and he has a passion for his Savior and assisting struggling marriages. Jimmy and Josh discuss his latest book, Cherish.
So, what do we do when our spouse seemingly refuses to love us? We try to love them. We go so far as to figure out their love language and love them that way, but it seems to be a one-way street. Short of a Louisville Slugger up side their head, what’s a spouse to do?! Listen in as the guys give you some much needed options.
The Pairadocs sit down with Jess Connolly today, author of Wild and Free. She and her co-author, Haley Morgan, discuss the importance of women learning to live without the limitations of two foundational insecurities: "I am too much" and "I am not enough." Listen in as she describes how important of a concept this is to grasp for husbands and parents of young women.
Jimmy and Josh discuss not letting emotions control your marital relationship. When it comes to marriage there is a lot of attention paid to the fact that emotions should be given and received. We should have more, not less, emotions, correct? It depends. The guys talk about the dangers of having too many emotions in marriage.
Jimmy talks about his new book, "Fearless Parenting."
How does your family treat school? Does it run your family? Does your child believe you’re only satisfied with him if he makes good grades? Believe it or not, school is way too important in our society today. The Pairadocs discuss ways to limit its importance while still keeping it a priority.
The guys sit down with Jennie Allen and discuss her latest book Nothing to Prove. Listen in and she discusses why you no longer have to try so hard!
Jimmy and Josh discuss inlaws on today’s show. Our families of origin can often times have too much control over our marriage, family and children. Listen in as the Pairadocs share insight dealing with inlaws that become outlaws.
Lisa Bevere is an author, blogger, speaker. Her latest book Without Rival has crowned her as the latest New York Times Best Seller. You will not want to miss her insight! Lisa shares how spouses and parents alike can learn to love their intimate relationships uniquely.
This week the guys discuss sibling rivalry. What’s normal? What’s not? What should I, as a parent, be worried about, or are all siblings mortal enemies? Do your children need a referee more than a parent? If so, then this episode is for you.
This week the boys sit down with…one of the boys. Not only is Billy Lee Myers Jr. Jimmy’s older brother and audio, technical, and overall production director of Pairadocs, he was once the acclaimed audio supervisor for the world renown TV music show, Austin City Limits for over 20 years, until…he broke his neck. That injury sidelined him from the music industry job that he loved but opened doors and opportunities that he couldn’t have imagined. Billy is now a well-respected psychotherapist in Austin and sits down on the other side of the mic this time to discuss how to recover and move on from life altering trauma. If you haven’t walked that road…you will. This is a great conversation with a one-of-a-kind human being that you’ll end up loving as much as we do.
This event occurs in every family. It evokes strong emotions. From intense dread and sadness to excitement and anticipation. What is it? A kid leaves the nest, blows the coop, hits the road or hollers, “hosta la vista!” from their rearview mirror. Call it what you want, look forward to it or view it with dismay, when your child exits the family domicile, it is a major life event…for everyone in the family. How do we navigate the treacherous waters of a child leaving home in the most functional and healthy way? Listen this week as the docs unpack this issue before your child packs their bags.
This week Josh sits down with Brian Dembowczyk. No, he’s not from Canada, in fact, he can’t even skate! Brian is the managing editor of The Gospel Project, which is a Bible study resource that is used by over one million people each week. They discuss Brian’s latest book, Cornerstones. If you want your child engaged and connected to Scripture like never before, this interview is a must listen.
“Watch your mouth young man! We don’t speak like that in this family!” How many times have you had to say something like that to one of your kids? Or…to your spouse? It seems like language in our culture is getting more and more coarse. And, of course, so is the language in many of our homes. This week the guys have a #$%*^!@ discussion on taming the tongue in your family. And if not “taming” it exactly, maybe how we could domesticate it…slightly.
This week while Josh is off galivanting. Jimmy sits down with award winning author Ginger Hubbard to discuss her new book, I Can’t Believe You Just Said That! Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child’s Tongue. If scolding, punishing, or yelling are ineffective ways of handling our kid’s wayward speech. What is a solid biblical approach? Listen in and you’ll find out!