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Life is challenging for Christian singles. How do you balance work and personal life? How do you own your faith? How can you date with a purpose? And prepare for marriage? All while honoring God through it all? Hit up The Boundless Show, a Christian podcast for young adults, for some good, honest conversation. The young adult years are full of possibility and choices that shape who you become. Join host Lisa Anderson to discuss the highs and lows, lean on each other, and trust God in this important season of adulthood.

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Life is challenging for Christian singles. How do you balance work and personal life? How do you own your faith? How can you date with a purpose? And prepare for marriage? All while honoring God through it all? Hit up The Boundless Show, a Christian podcast for young adults, for some good, honest conversation. The young adult years are full of possibility and choices that shape who you become. Join host Lisa Anderson to discuss the highs and lows, lean on each other, and trust God in this important season of adulthood.

    Serving in Your City: Episode 729

    Serving in Your City: Episode 729

    Volunteering in your community, plus Carey Nieuwhof on maximizing effectiveness, and should you reconnect with a high school love interest?

    Featured musical artist: Hollyn ( https://www.instagram.com/iamhollyn/?hl=en )

    Roundtable: Volunteering Where You Live

    Whether it’s helping the homeless, being on a neighborhood committee, tutoring, or something out-of-the-box, the options for serving your community are endless. But how do you pick something and actually make it happen? How do you find a great fit that uses your gifting and passions? Our guests share how they volunteer locally and the process they went through to choose great ways to jump in and make a difference.

    Culture: Make the Most of Your Time (Part 1)

    For years, Carey Nieuwhof struggled with workaholism, which eventually led to his burnout. After much prayer and recovery, he started budgeting his time and energy, and has seen incredible results. In part one of our conversation, Carey shares lessons from research and his own journey, discussing how to find the time when you’re most productive, why achieving balance in your schedule isn’t the best goal, and insights for eliminating ever-present distractions.

    Inbox: That Crush From High School

    He asked her out in high school and she rejected him. Since then, he’s grown a lot in his faith, and recently started thinking about her again. Should he try to reconnect with her and see if she’d be interested now? Lisa Anderson weighs in.

    • 51 min
    The Proper Care of Extroverts: Episode 728

    The Proper Care of Extroverts: Episode 728

    How to love your extroverted friends, plus a Q&A with author Gary Thomas, and making room for a romantic interest when you have a full life.

    Featured musical artist: Je’kob ( https://www.facebook.com/iamjekob/ )

    Roundtable: Understanding Extroverts

    How well do you understand your extroverted friends? Do you know what makes them tick? Do you celebrate their strengths? Our panel of extroverts shares some of the dos and don’ts of a successful extrovert relationship, so if you’ve ever wondered how to connect with your people-centric friends, you’ll enjoy this conversation. (Also hear from our introverts if you haven’t already.) (https://www.boundless.org/podcast/the-proper-care-of-introverts-episode-727/)

    Culture: Q&A With Gary Thomas

    Author and marriage expert Gary Thomas is here to answer a variety of questions sent in by Boundless fans. He’ll address topics like boundaries with toxic people, happiness vs. holiness in marriage, how men can prepare for a great marriage, and what humble leadership looks like. He’ll also share both the biggest disappointment and the biggest joy he’s encountered in marriage.

    Inbox: Making Time for Dating

    She’s interested in getting to know someone romantically, but her calendar is already full. Amid her busy schedule and full life as a single adult, is making time for a dating relationship even possible? Lisa Anderson weighs in.

    • 54 min
    The Proper Care of Introverts: Episode 727

    The Proper Care of Introverts: Episode 727

    How to love your introverted friends, plus a Q&A with counselor and author Debra Fileta, and what makes a good small group?

    Featured musical artist: Darlene Zschech ( https://www.darlenezschech.com/ )

    Roundtable: Understanding Introverts

    How well do you understand your introverted friends? Do you know what makes them tick? Do you celebrate their strengths? Our panel of introverts shares some of the dos and don’ts of a successful introvert relationship, so if you’ve ever wondered how to connect with your energy-conserving friends, you’ll enjoy this conversation. (Don’t worry, extroverts. You’re up next week.)

    Culture: Q&A With Debra Fileta

    Author and relationship expert Debra Fileta is here to answer a variety of questions sent in by Boundless fans. She’ll address topics like femininity, maintaining strong mental health, and navigating tricky dating scenarios. She’ll also share both the biggest disappointment and the biggest joy she’s encountered in marriage.

    Inbox: Finding a Good Small Group

    Community is essential to living the Christian life well. But how can you find a group of friends who’ll also be a reliable community and a catalyst for growth? Is it best to find a group that only studies the Bible? How deep should the subject matter and sharing be? Does age, life stage or gender matter? Lisa Anderson weighs in.

    • 55 min
    A Fresh Look at a New Year: Episode 726

    A Fresh Look at a New Year: Episode 726

    Healthy attitudes for approaching a new year, plus self-care and goal-setting strategies, and hope for emotional eaters.

    Featured musical artist: Jeremy Rosado ( https://www.instagram.com/iamjeremyrosado/?hl=en )

    Roundtable: Out With the Old, In With the New

    ‘Tis the season to straddle the “what-ifs” of last year and the “if-onlys” of the year to come. But what’s the right attitude and a healthy balance to have as the calendar turns the page? Our guests reflect on both the victories and missed opportunities from 2021 as well as what helps them stay optimistic about 2022.

    How to Survive Christmas as a Single Girl: https://liveoriginal.com/how-to-survive-christmas-as-a-single-girl/

    Culture: The Right Kind of Goals

    Setting resolutions is all the rage in a new year. But it’s common to set lots of lofty goals only to have them fail by mid-January. The first step in successful goal setting is having the right goals and the right ways of going after them. Licensed professional counselor Easton Coleman and organizational development specialist Andrew Montgomery get down to the nitty-gritty in talking goals and strategies for everything from mental health to professional development to life plans.

    Inbox: Emotional Eating

    Her struggle with weight has been lifelong, as has her mom’s nagging about it. She knows her mom means well, but the pressure leads to anxiety which leads to more emotional eating. Can she develop a healthy mindset about food that will give her the tools necessary to move forward? Counselor Elaine Humphries weighs in.

    Counseling consultation and referrals: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/counseling-services-and-referrals/

    • 49 min
    Family and the Holidays: Episode 725

    Family and the Holidays: Episode 725

    Enjoying your family at Christmas, plus a Q&A with Jonathan Pokluda, and is it wrong to be attracted to others when you’re engaged?

    Featured musical artist: Daniel Bashta ( https://www.danielbashta.com/welcome )

    Roundtable: Making Peace With Family at Christmas

    While getting together with your family for the holidays can be fun, it can also be challenging. What do you do when your family members don’t get along, or you’re the only Christian around the dinner table? Our guests discuss ways they’ve learned to compromise, set expectations, and enjoy quality time with their families, even when it’s not easy.

    Culture: Q&A With Pastor Jonathan Pokluda

    As a pastor and former leader of The Porch, Jonathan “JP” Pokluda has a lot of experience helping young adults. In this fun and thought-provoking conversation, we ask him a variety of questions on topics like: where young adults need to mature, how to develop spiritual rhythms in life, the importance of church, and how he navigates the temptation to be a “celebrity” pastor.

    Inbox: A Wandering Eye?

    Her fiancé recently proposed after three years of dating. Before their engagement, she only had eyes for him. However, since getting engaged, she’s noticing other guys and is tempted to compare them to her man. Is this normal or sinful? Counselor Joannie DeBrito weighs in.

    Counseling consultation and referrals: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/counseling-services-and-referrals/

    • 53 min
    When You Choose to Keep the Baby (Part 2): Episode 724

    When You Choose to Keep the Baby (Part 2): Episode 724

    Part two of a difficult pro-life story, plus teaching men to pursue marriage, and when your date reveals childhood abuse.

    Featured musical artist: Covenant Worship ( https://covenantchurch.org/whatwedo/worship/ )

    Roundtable: The Hard Side of Choosing Life (Part 2)

    High school sweethearts at a Christian school, they seemed to be heading toward a bright future. Then came the news that they were pregnant. When faced with this reality, Jarod and Glory Adducci had a big decision to make: have the baby and forever alter their life plans, or choose abortion — something they had said they would never do. Listen to part two of Jarod and Glory’s powerful story.

    Option Ultrasound ( https://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/option-ultrasound-program-2/ )

    Culture: A Mentor for Young Men

    Shortly after his wife, Lori, died, Chris Peardon felt God calling him to teach young men lessons he learned in his own 33-year marriage. He started a small group with men from his church, and together they’ve talked through how to relate to women, how to prepare for marriage, and how to date well. In this thought-provoking conversation, Chris shares some of the principles he’s taught and the outcomes he’s seen.

    Inbox: Dating After Childhood Sexual Abuse

    The guy she likes recently shared that he was sexually abused as a young boy. Out of the pain he experienced, he struggled with same-sex attraction and pornography before becoming a Christian. Even though he’s grown immensely, she’s wondering, “Has he truly healed from his past?” Counselor M.T. Wilson weighs in.

    Counseling consultation and referrals: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/get-help/counseling-services-and-referrals/

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 Ratings

Marz677 ,

Highly Recommend

I regularly listen to the boundless show. It is relevant and applicable to multiple areas of life: faith, relationships, mental health, and culture being a few. I’ve grown so much and hope you give the show a try!

Beclamtz ,

Awesome show

A godsend for me. Over the last 8 years it has helped me navigate relationships and life issues. I’ve recommended the show to my sisters and all my friends. Thanks boundless and God bless.

klm1729 ,

My Favorite Podcast!

I appreciate the intentionality that goes into The Boundless Show - it’s not just mindless entertainment; the topics are carefully selected, Lisa (the host) asks thoughtful questions, there are a variety of viewpoints represented, and the discussions cause me to stop and think more about life. I can always count on The Boundless Show for compelling content - I look forward to it every week!

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