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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.

    Celebrating 15 Years of “The Boundless Show”: Episode 782

    Celebrating 15 Years of “The Boundless Show”: Episode 782

    Celebrating 15 Years of “The Boundless Show”: Episode 782

    The podcast turns 15 years old, plus founder Steve Watters on how the show started, and Lisa Anderson recounts several favorite episode moments

    Featured musical artist:   Liz Vice

    Roundtable: Happy 15th Birthday to “The Boundless Show”!

    Exactly 15 years ago today, on January 26, 2008, the first episode of “The Boundless Show” went live. We appreciate the ways you, the listener, have supported this podcast and made this special anniversary possible. To celebrate what God has done, we’re recapping some amazing memories and moments from the show. Join Lisa as she takes a look back at the show through the years. 

    Culture: “The Boundless Show’s” Origin Story

    Steve and Candice Watters started Boundless.org in 1998 as a “webzine” to help Christian young adults live out their faith. In this special interview, Steve joins Lisa to share how Boundless went from being an online magazine to also becoming a weekly podcast. He tells us how the podcast got started, why Lisa was chosen as the host, and gives advice to listeners on following Jesus today.

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    Inbox: Lisa’s Favorite Show Moments

    After 15 years of hosting “The Boundless Show,” we thought it would be fun to ask Lisa what some of her favorite moments have been throughout the show’s history. If you’ve ever wondered, this is your chance to find out.

    Episode 52: Fighting Against Sex Trafficking 
    Episode 80: I Love Bill Gaither!
    Episode 254: All in the Family 
    Episode 242: Randy Alcorn Interview
    Episode 288: Who is Lisa Anderson? 
    Episode 341: Live From Pursuit
    Episode 385: Laurie Polich Short Interview
    Episode 386: Francis & Lisa Chan Interview
    Episode 549: How to Handle Conflict Well 
    Episode 550: Tony Evans Interview - Part 1
    Episode 551: Tony Evans Interview - Part 2
    Episode 771: Why Church Matters (Part 1)
    Episode 772: Why Church Matters (Part 2)
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    Do You Need Counseling?: Episode 781

    Do You Need Counseling?: Episode 781

    How therapy can improve your life, plus Debbie Laaser on trauma recovery, and hope for a strained sibling relationship.

    Featured musical artist:  About a Mile

    Roundtable: When to Look for a Counselor

    Counseling isn’t just for people in crisis. All of us need a personal growth tune-up from time to time, and occasionally the best wisdom might come from a good Christian counselor. How can you know when it might be a good season to get help? And what should you look for in finding a counselor who’s a good fit? Our panel of three experienced counselors will share tips for making counseling work for you.

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    Culture: Healing From Trauma

    Whether it’s a breakup, losing a loved one, or feeling the sting of betrayal, your heart can take years to recover from a traumatic season or experience. Professional counselor Debbie Laaser has walked through several heart-wrenching events but learned how instead of staying stuck, God wanted to transform her through them. She’ll tell some of her story and give hope for healing beyond the darkness.

    From Trauma to Transformation: A Path to Healing and Growth 

    Inbox: Sibling Bullying

    Diagnosed with schizophrenia, she’s experienced a spectrum of relational challenges, including bullying. Even her brother is making light of her condition, and it’s put a strain on their relationship. Is it time for a difficult conversation? Counselor Joannie DeBrito weighs in.
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    • 54 min
    Be More Productive: Episode 780

    Be More Productive: Episode 780

    Small but measurable changes in productivity, plus the state of the pro-life movement post-Dobbs, and how to avoid online scams.

    Featured musical artist:  Jonathan Cain 

    Roundtable: How to Increase Your Productivity

    When you consider your habits and goals from 2022, what went well? What areas still need improvement? As we settle into a rhythm for 2023, our guests share small changes they’re making to accomplish their goals in the new year. Listen to the discussion on cutting the clutter, managing your time, and being more productive; then implement strategies for taking your own personal growth to the next level.

    Culture: What’s Changed Since the Roe v. Wade Reversal?

    Despite the Supreme Court’s landmark Dobbs decision last June, tension has remained high around the topic of abortion in America. Some states have instituted more restrictive abortion measures while others have sought to expand abortion rights. Protests continue, but what’s the real story? Months after the ruling, what has actually changed, and what are the implications for women, babies, the courts and the future of life in our nation? Focus on the Family’s Robyn Chambers sets the record straight and offers guidance for how to champion life where it matters most.

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    Inbox: Preventing an Online Scam
     
    She was recently scammed by someone on Instagram who posed as a well-known Christian leader. She gave money to the individual and is now dealing with the repercussions. How did this happen, and how can she prevent it from happening again? Cybersecurity expert Rhett Saunders weighs in. 

    PDF: 3 Steps to a Secure Online Presence
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    • 53 min
    Relationship Goals: Episode 779

    Relationship Goals: Episode 779

    Setting relational goals in the new year, plus Jeanine Amapola’s breakup recovery tips, and how to politely say “no” to a second date.

    Featured musical artist: Love and the Outcome 

    Roundtable: Goals for Your Relationships

    Since a new year usually prompts conversations around goals and resolutions, we thought it would be fun to discuss our relational goals for the next 12 months. Whether in dating, friendship, family, or just general communication and interpersonal prowess, our guests take a look back at their relationships in 2022, the areas they hope to grow in this year, and how to have hope for your relational future in singleness, dating and more.

    I Wasn’t Born to Be a Mom

    Culture: Jeanine Amapola on Recovering From a Breakup

    Let’s face it: Breakups are hard. If you’ve recently or not-so-recently walked through a relationship implosion, you know it’s not something you just “get over.” And it’s doubly tough when your friends are in a season of romantic bliss (or so it seems). Jeanine Amapola, host of the “Happy and Healthy Podcast,” has seen her share of heartache. She’ll talk through a couple of her breakups, honestly dissecting what she did both wrong and right. Her insights will give us encouragement as we navigate our own stories of relational loss.

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    Inbox: What If I Don’t Want a Second Date? 

    She was recently asked out by a guy but isn’t excited about it. She’s willing to give him a chance, but is already questioning how to turn down a second date if he asks for it. Is she overthinking this, or is there a way she can prepare for the conversation? Counselor Jenny Coffey weighs in.
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    • 57 min
    How to Have an Amazing First Date: Episode 778

    How to Have an Amazing First Date: Episode 778

    Ideas for a successful first date, plus popular misconceptions about dating, and the dangers of seeing every guy as a potential spouse.

    Featured musical artist:  Austin Stone Worship 

    Roundtable: First Date Strategies for Success
    You’re going on a first date! Just the thought sparks more questions than answers. Will we have a good conversation? Will he be a gentleman? Is she who I think she is? To help make your first date experience better, we brought in a group of friends to share some dos and don'ts for making a good first impression, infusing fun into whatever you do, having a meaningful interaction, and determining whether a second date is a good idea.

    Culture: Common Misconceptions About Dating and Marriage

    Last spring, Boundless’ show engineer, Alex Seeley, got married. For he and his wife, Megan, it’s been a fun and eye-opening journey of learning to adjust to married life. Looking back on their dating days, Alex and Megan share common myths people believe about dating and marriage (they even admit a myth or two that tripped them up). We’ll discuss dating choices, being “too picky,” maturity in marriage, and more.

    Roots Episode: Debunking Popular Myths About Dating and Marriage

    Busting 10 Christian Dating Myths

    Inbox: Not Every Man Is a Potential Mate 

    How can she stop viewing every cute guy as a potential spouse? It’s making her kind of crazy, and she wants more balance in the way she approaches the men she meets. Counselor Jenny Coffey weighs in.
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    • 59 min
    Should Everyone Experience a Breakup?: Episode 777

    Should Everyone Experience a Breakup?: Episode 777

    Expressing your faith on social media and in person, plus more from Tim Challies on processing grief, and should a breakup be part of your story?

    Featured musical artist:  Abandon

    Roundtable: Living Your Faith Online and IRL

    As Christians, our identity is in Christ, so there’s no way we can separate our faith from who we are and what we do. As such, our faith is reflected in everything, including our interactions with others. As we consider how we show up in relationships — whether real or virtual — what should that look like? How do we set the tone, language, actions and reactions to everything we communicate? Our panelists talk through ways they’re learning to be open about their faith, whether face-to-face or via a post, meme or Reel. Listen in as they share how to glorify God and share the love of Christ through our communication and conversations.

    Culture: Grief When You Least Expect It (Part 2) 

    On November 3, 2020, Tim Challies got the call every parent dreads — his 20-year-old son, Nick, had died unexpectedly while away at college. As the grief and shock hit and then continued in waves, Tim found incredible comfort in grieving through the seasons of the following year by writing out his thoughts and emotions. In part two of our conversation, Tim discusses the spring and summer seasons after Nick’s passing — including what should have been Nick’s wedding day — and shares hard-won peace in keeping an eternal perspective on the days we are given.

    Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God 

    Inbox: Is a Breakup Necessary for Relationship Success?

    We all know someone who’s gone through a breakup; in fact, most people experience one before they ever meet their mate. But our listener is wondering: Is a breakup a necessary part of the dating process? She’s reluctant to date because of the pain she’s seen breakups cause her friends. Lisa Anderson weighs in.
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
682 Ratings

682 Ratings

garden jsb ,

Important for all ages

I am 62 and have been a faithful listener for years I have been married for 40 years but I still find this podcast to be relevant and refreshing even though I am not your target market! I have learned so many truths and different perspectives over the years. I love Thursday because I know there will be a new episode to listen to. I also love the music and I wish there was a Christian radio station that played more of the music you showcase. Keep up the great work!

RickAbron ,

Episode 779

Absolutely amazing!! I loved it and was very encouraged by it. God bless!

annesquivel ,

Wow

I’m really boundless thanks 🙏

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