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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.

    Every Job Matters: Episode 846

    Every Job Matters: Episode 846

    Your willingness to change, plus Jordan Raynor on why your job’s important, and when a ministry leader is dating a non-Christian.    

    Featured musical artist: Love and the Outcome 

    Roundtable: What Do You Need to Change?

    One of the most difficult yet rewarding things about adulthood is being honest with yourself when change needs to happen. Whether it’s making better choices, breaking bad habits, spending time with God, or improving your relationships, it’s healthy to own your stuff and start making adjustments. Our guests admit some of the struggles they’ve had to overcome, how they became aware of them, and what motivated them to push forward toward change and growth.          

    Boundless Article: I Want Honest Feedback - But Not Really

    Boundless Article: God’s Sovereignty Doesn’t Excuse My Lazy

    Boundless Article: God’s Promptness is Worth Practicing

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    Culture: The Sacredness of Secular Work (Part 1) 

    It’s easy to think your job matters to God only if you’re a pastor, missionary, or ministry worker. But what does God think of “secular” jobs? What if our jobs are just “average”? What if we’re not even sure what we want to do for a career? Jordan Raynor is an expert at helping people get connected to their calling, and this week he joins us to explain why your job has eternal value, even if it seems insignificant.        

    The Sacredness of Secular Work: 4 Ways Your Job Matters for Eternity (Even When You’re Not Sharing the Gospel) 

    Inbox: When a Ministry Leader Is Dating a Non-Christian

    She recently found out one of her friends, who happens to be a church ministry leader, is now dating a non-believer. Is it time for a hard conversation? Our counselor friend Kari weighs in.      

    Link to Counseling Services 

    Boundless Article: Why I’m Attracted to Guys Who Aren’t Good for Me

    • 55 min
    The Music We Hear: Episode 845

    The Music We Hear: Episode 845

    The influence of music, plus more from Jeanine Amapola on healthy perspectives, and Lisa Anderson shares life-altering moments in her walk with God.    

    Featured musical artist: Austin Stone Worship

    Roundtable: The Power and Influence of Music

    It’s nearly impossible to escape the influence of music in today’s world, and with so many streaming services, curating your own sound experience is easier than ever. While there are enough styles of music to suit every mood, it’s also wise to use discernment on how we consume and internalize the songs we hear. Our guests share what music they like, how they find it, what’s nostalgic and what’s new — then they finish by each listing some of their favorite songs. 

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    Culture: Healthy Perspectives for Young Adults (Part 2) 

    What does it look like to be a truly happy and healthy person? Podcaster and young adult influencer Jeanine Amapola shares what it took for her to become a better version of who God made her to be. In part two of our conversation, she addresses the need for good habits, how to make godly choices, and living with a sense of adventure.        

    Becoming Happy & Healthy: Real Life Advice on Friendship, Dating, Career, and Everything Else You Care About

    Inbox: Lisa’s Big “God Moments”

    The longer you walk with God, the more you will experience life-changing moments in your faith and how you live it out. Lisa Anderson recaps what some of those moments have been for her.

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    Jeanine Amapola on Confidence: Episode 844

    Jeanine Amapola on Confidence: Episode 844

    How long should my quiet time be? Plus Jeanine Amapola on healthy perspectives, and when someone ill withholds the news from family and friends.    

    Featured musical artist: Abandon

    Roundtable: Am I Spending Enough Time With God?

    Read the Bible. Go to church. Listen to worship music. Pray. All of these are encouraged in our Christian walk. But is there a “magic number” of how much time we should dedicate to God when our schedules are loaded with work, friends, family and other activities? Our guests share strategies that have helped them make time for God, what “enough time” looks like for them, and why prioritizing God matters.          

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    Culture: Healthy Perspectives for Young Adults (Part 1) 

    What does it look like to be a truly happy and healthy person? Podcaster and young adult influencer Jeanine Amapola shares what it took for her to become a better version of who God made her to be. In part one of our conversation, she shares about a life-changing trip she took in 2019, how to submit your expectations to God, and embracing the life He gave you with confidence.        

    Becoming Happy & Healthy: Real Life Advice on Friendship, Dating, Career, and Everything Else You Care About

    Inbox: Should Someone Who’s Sick Inform Others?

    When someone gets a serious diagnosis, should they tell family and friends or is it OK to keep quiet? Counselor Tim Sanford weighs in.

    • 55 min
    The Beauty Of Spring: Episode 843

    The Beauty Of Spring: Episode 843

    Unique ways to enjoy spring, plus trusting God with your vocational dreams, and why should we pray if God’s plan will happen anyway?    

    Featured musical artist: Hollyn 

    Roundtable: Spring is Here!

    What’s your favorite part about spring? For some, it’s the warm weather; for others it may be flowers blooming, spring activities or something else. This week we gather around the table to share why we love this time of year, what we look forward to, and what common and unique activities might inspire you to make the most of spring.        

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    Culture: Making Sense of Your Big Dreams

    Are your dreams big enough? Maybe you have big dreams but are afraid to admit them. You want to follow God anywhere, use your talents and passions, and see lives changed — but what about being comfortable? What about family? What about earning a paycheck and building your 401K? Wai Jia Tam felt the call as a teenager to help underserved children around the world. She also wanted to be a doctor, earn money and please her parents. She shares her incredible story of how God unfolded and enabled her dream one step at a time. God has used Wai Jia in ways she never imagined, and her encouragement to us is to never underestimate what God can do to move us for His purposes and kingdom.       

    Dream Brave: A Dare to Live by Faith When You Feel Too Small

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    Articles by Wai Jia Tam

    Inbox: Why Pray if God’s in Control?

    We know that God is sovereign and His plans will prevail. If that’s the case, why should we pray? Counselor Jerry Jones weighs in.      

    • 59 min
    Toxic Masculinity: Episode 842

    Toxic Masculinity: Episode 842

    How to maximize your weekends, plus Nancy Pearcey talks toxic masculinity, and should you tell a guy at church you want him to ask you out?

     

    Featured musical artist: Kerrie Roberts

     

    Roundtable: Ready for the Weekend!

     

    We all look forward to the weekend, but how should we make the best use of our time and freedom? Our guests share what they love about Saturdays and Sundays, plus a few helpful ideas for prioritizing and managing our time, and common pitfalls to avoid that can gobble up precious hours and leave us feeling unproductive.        

     

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    Culture: The Truth About Toxic Masculinity

     

    Men today hear cultural messages on what it means to be a man: make lots of money, drive a nice car, date a beautiful girl; in short, be powerful and successful. But these things are self-driven and the opposite of what God calls masculinity: leading selflessly; protecting, providing for, and serving others. Professor Nancy Pearcey is a well-known researcher and writer on this topic, and joins us to separate the truth from the lies when it comes to appropriate manifestations of manhood in our families, churches and communities.   

      

    The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes

     

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    Inbox: Should I Tell Him I Like Him? 

     

    She’s known a guy at her church for two years and has hung out with him socially many times. She really wants him to ask her out, so is it time to admit her feelings? Lisa Anderson weighs in.      

     

    Boundless Episode: I’ll Ask You Out If…: Episode 138

     

    Boundless Article: Is it OK for a woman to ask out a man?

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    Dating Trajectory: Episode 841

    Dating Trajectory: Episode 841

    Know if the person you’re dating is maturing or not, plus overcoming body image issues, and favorite foods of the Boundless team.   

    Featured musical artist: David Dunn

    Roundtable: Prioritizing Growth in Dating

    Maturing together can be one of the greatest joys of dating someone. But how can you tell if the person you’re seeing is truly pursuing growth — or if they’re all talk and no action? Our panel shares strategies for assessing if your significant other is actually maturing, how to not be someone’s Holy Spirit, and why you need to be humble and teachable yourself.        

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    Culture: A Conversation About Body Image

    Dr. Becky Taylor battled disordered eating and body image as a teenager and young adult — a struggle that still has ramifications in her life today. She’s now an eating disorder expert and professor at Colorado Christian University where she daily counsels young adults on body image issues of all kinds (e.g. not just food). In our conversation, she shows us how to embrace our God-given identities, how to recognize wrong perspectives, and where to start on a journey toward healing — including a powerful lesson from the children’s book “When God Made You.”     

    Table for Two: Biblical Counsel for Eating Disorders 

    Link to Counseling Services

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    Inbox: What’s Your Favorite Food? 

    We received a light-hearted question about our favorite foods. The entire Boundless team weighs in with our opinions! 

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Customer Reviews

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722 Ratings

722 Ratings

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Love it!

I am a single young adult and I have been listening for several years now! I enjoy Lisa and the team at Boundless! I am encouraged by what I hear and it’s helping me feel seen and heard as a single steeped in church culture. Thank you for all you do! God bless!

Cheriegirl ,

A great podcast

I really do look forward to this show every week. I love the discussions since the guests usually speak openly on the particular topics and reflect the practical application of the word in their lives. It’s a podcast to be recommended to every young person.

Kaley 🖤 ,

I love this podcast!!

The Boundless Show has given me countless encouragement, insights into my own heart, and resources to help me navigate my faith in the world as well as strengthening my knowledge of Jesus! I highly, highly recommend this podcast, it’s truly a breath of fresh air every week!

P.S. Happy birthday to Georgia! Hope you have a great day and an even better year! 🖤🖤

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