Two imperfect people trying to navigate life as partners and parents. Listen in as we hold our weekly chat to discuss issues that have come up in our family and relationship. As we seek solutions from a faith-based perspective, we hope that you will find validation and inspiration to accept your own imperfect efforts and keep moving forward.
Conventional Wisdom for Couples
Cindy and Scott discuss pieces of conventional wisdom--some more useful than others--that have been shared with them over the years.
How to Give a Real Apology
Have you ever found your partner's apology to be a bit lacking? Or given a lackluster apology yourself? Scott and Cindy discuss the elements of a true apology and how to use these tools to strengthen your relationships.
Fake It Till You Make It
Cindy and Scott discuss the ubiquitous yet counterproductive "fake it till you make it" strategy of getting through life. Feelings need to be felt, sooner or later.
The New Adolescence
Cindy introduces a favorite book on parenting teenagers. She and Scott discuss how being a teenager is different today compared to when they were growing up, as well as how we can love and support our teenagers more effectively.
Coupling Criticism with Love
Cindy and Scott discuss the importance of keeping our ultimate goal in mind--building unity and love--when bringing up criticism with friends, family, or coworkers.
Worst-Case Scenario Planning
Scott and Cindy discuss how to overcome anxiety by envisioning the worst-case scenario. Naming the thing you are afraid of often makes it less scary.