300 episodes

The Boundless Show is a fun and feisty weekly podcast for young adults that gives a Christian perspective on dating, culture, career and faith. Our host, Lisa Anderson, isn’t afraid to get all up in your bitnit with hilarious, edgy interviews with an always changing roundtable panel, cultural influencers, and experts who answer your tough questions about all things dating, friendship, adulthood and life in general. Ask us your question and it might be featured on the podcast. Email questions to editor@boundless.org. You can also connect with us at www.boundless.org and join our community for Christian young adults who want to grow up, own their faith, date with purpose, and prepare for marriage and family.

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The Boundless Show is a fun and feisty weekly podcast for young adults that gives a Christian perspective on dating, culture, career and faith. Our host, Lisa Anderson, isn’t afraid to get all up in your bitnit with hilarious, edgy interviews with an always changing roundtable panel, cultural influencers, and experts who answer your tough questions about all things dating, friendship, adulthood and life in general. Ask us your question and it might be featured on the podcast. Email questions to editor@boundless.org. You can also connect with us at www.boundless.org and join our community for Christian young adults who want to grow up, own their faith, date with purpose, and prepare for marriage and family.

    The Search for a Small Group: Episode 653

    The Search for a Small Group: Episode 653

    What to look for in a small group, plus being a man of integrity, and sharing the gospel with your family.

    Featured musical artist: Kerrie Roberts

    Roundtable: Finding a Great Small Group
    With so many options, how do you go about choosing the right small group for you? And does finding the right fit really matter that much? Our guests discuss different types of small groups, as well as their experiences in finding and sticking with one (or more). They offer advice on things to look for and things to avoid, and talk about what small groups have meant to them personally.

    Culture: Get Real, Guys
    For many men, it’s tough to open up and be honest about their feelings, hopes and struggles. Pastor Johnny Hunt has counseled men for decades, and knows the importance of men having a safe space for accountability and growth. In this week’s conversation, he talks through the process of finding these relationships, and outlines qualities to look for in friends and mentors that will lead to integrity and maturity for everyone involved.

    Inbox: Sharing Your Faith With Your Family
    A listener is the only Christian in her family, including her extended family. She is looking for advice on how to effectively share her faith with those closest to her and make the most of the time she spends with them. Lisa Anderson weighs in.

    • 55 min
    Cancel Culture: Episode 652

    Cancel Culture: Episode 652

    Being a Christian in a “cancel” culture, plus overcoming challenges you don’t see coming, and hiding depression in online dating.

    Featured musical artist: David Dunn

    Roundtable: You’ve Been Canceled
    Cancel culture is a thing these days, especially on social media. You voice an unpopular opinion and it may get you shut out of everything from news feeds to networking opportunities to friend circles. What are the effects of cancel culture, and how should Christians approach it? Is it ever OK to cancel someone...or be canceled? Our guests share their experiences and discuss the importance of standing firm in truth while exhibiting accountability and grace.

    Culture: Facing Common Life Challenges
    Pastor and leadership guru Carey Nieuwhof sits down to talk about his career path and the challenges that threatened to ruin his success. He outlines some of these challenges, including cynicism, compromise and burnout, in his book “Didn’t See It Coming,” and offers advice to young adults who are beginning to run into some of these obstacles.

    Inbox: Smiling Through Depression While Dating
    A listener is struggling with depression but feels like she can’t be honest about it in her online dating interactions. In order to seem likeable and dateable, she feels pressured to present an energetic version of herself. Counselor Wendy Brown offers words of wisdom.

    • 52 min
    The Entertainment Industry and Faith: Episode 651

    The Entertainment Industry and Faith: Episode 651

    Being honest with yourself, plus actor Michael Jr. on living out his faith in the entertainment industry, and taking on your husband’s last name.

    Featured musical artist: Nathan Tasker

    Roundtable: Being Honest With Yourself
    What does it mean to be honest with yourself? Today’s guests talk about what honesty with yourself looks like, and how to maintain it, especially in relationships.

    Culture: Living Out Our Faith Today
    You may recognize him from War Room, or his latest movie, Selfie Dad; actor Michael Jr. is here to talk about living out his faith in the entertainment industry. Drawing from his experience as an actor and comedian, he shares about effectively engaging the culture without compromising our values or becoming obsessed with fame.

    Inbox: Taking His Last Name?
    What’s the deal with taking the husband’s last name in marriage? A listener is wondering whether there is a biblical standard on this issue or not, and how to approach that conversation with his future spouse when it comes up. Boundless contributor Joshua Rogers weighs in.

    • 1 hr
    Emotional Self-Care: Episode 650

    Emotional Self-Care: Episode 650

    Taking care of your emotional health, plus more with Joshua and Raquel Rogers on marriage, and what to do about lifestyle incompatibility.

    Featured musical artist: Aaron Shust

    Roundtable: Mind Your Emotions
    What do you do when your emotional health starts to plummet? Our guests, all licensed professional counselors, share their personal and expert experiences related to burnout, boundaries and emotional trauma. They uncover important warning signs, give steps for prioritizing emotional wholeness, and offer words of hope for those who feel stuck in a difficult season.

    Culture: Messy and Miraculous Marriage (Part 2)
    Joshua and Raquel Rogers are back this week with more lessons learned in marriage. They talk about some of the struggles they experienced early on, covering everything from honoring your in-laws to sexual struggles to navigating health crises and more.

    Inbox: Compatibility Qualms
    She tends toward a minimalistic and quiet lifestyle, but her new fiancé is a big spender and spontaneous. Because of this, she is starting to doubt their compatibility. Will this lead to large issues in their marriage? Joshua Rogers weighs in.

    • 55 min
    Spouse Hunt or Hanging Out? Episode 649

    Spouse Hunt or Hanging Out? Episode 649

    Casual versus intentional dating, plus Joshua Rogers finds God in his marriage, and being the only single friend in your circle.

    Featured musical artist: Mosaic MSC

    Roundtable: Casual Dating Vs. Searching for a Spouse
    How soon is too soon to wonder if they’re “the one”? Should dating be easy, breezy and low commitment — or should it be a serious and measured pursuit? Our guests weigh in on their own experiences with casual and more intentional relationships, and discuss how to find balance between the two.

    Culture: Messy and Miraculous Marriage (Part 1)
    Boundless’ Joshua Rogers and his wife, Raquel, are here to tell their marriage story, messiness and all. This week they talk about how they met and what those days before marriage looked like as they built trust and worked through conflict. Joshua unpacks his parents’ relationship struggles and explains how they influenced his thoughts on marriage.

    Inbox: Singled Out
    Despite having a wonderful job, church and small group, she feels like a failure because of her singleness. All of her friends are dating, engaged or married. She has a hard time relating to them, and feels like the odd girl out. Lisa Anderson offers some encouragement.

    • 54 min
    The Power of Touch: Episode 648

    The Power of Touch: Episode 648

    Appreciating denominational differences, plus the role of touch in human interaction, and what to do when parents get in the way of a relationship.

    Featured musical artist: Danen Kane

    Roundtable: Denominational Differences
    The church is about Christ and His relationship with His people, but sometimes it feels like it’s more about worship music and preaching styles. Division and bickering seem to define interdenominational interactions. Our guests, who come from a variety of denominations, talk about how to navigate conversations with those who have different church experiences than your own.

    Culture: Physical Touch in the Church
    Lore Ferguson Wilbert had traumatic childhood experiences with touch that influenced her feelings on the subject. Her impressions have also been shaped through her relationships both in singleness and now marriage. She explores the value of human touch and how it should be used in healthy and positive ways in the church, especially for single adults who are often deprived of it.

    Inbox:
    His girlfriend’s parents are opposed to his relationship with their daughter, but he feels their reasons are unfounded. Out of respect he has tried speaking with them, but it only seems to aggravate the situation. Tim Sanford weighs in on how to deal with harsh parental opposition.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
533 Ratings

533 Ratings

Oothy ,

My sanity💕👌

I never write reviews for Apps, podcasts or whatever else. BUT this deserves it. I have been listening to Boundless for a few years now. I have grown so much from the table talk discussion to the interview segments and the questions in the inbox. I love the fact that this podcast covers such big area of topics. Love that they don’t always say things I like because it’s a great opportunity to grow. This podcast is a must! In a world full of ungodliness this podcast equips up to go in this world with wisdom, love and confidence. THANK YOU

Toystory07 ,

I love it!!!❤️

I have been listening to Boundless for a few years now. I absolutely love the show! It is inspiring and encouraging to me to hear others stories and I have learned so much!
Lisa, thank you so much for writing The Dating Manifesto! I have read it and re-read it over again. I am 31 and still single.
I’ve been engaged once however God opened my eyes beforehand and realized it would be a horrible thing to go ahead and marry him so I broke the engagement off. That has been over 8 years ago! I know if God wants me to get married He will show me the One. Currently praying for my future husband.
Continue to keep up the great work for us singles! I appreciate the Boundless team so much!!

DayE in the life ,

Boundless fan from U.S. to China and back again!

I have been an avid listener of Boundless from shortly after I graduated from college until now, at age 35. I’ve listened to Boundless in China, where I served as an English teacher for 7 years and here in the U.S. I’ve found that Boundless offers biblical insight on relevant topics for issues I face as a Christian young adult both in ministry and now in the secular workplace. When listening to Boundless I am reminded that I’m not alone: there is a community of other single 20-30 somethings seeking to live out their faith in the context of their relationships, careers, and communities. Thank you, Lisa and Boundless team, for this amazingly encouraging show!

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