30 episodes

Thanks for checking out the RELATE podcast, where we explore how to do life better by building better relationships. Join host Casey Sundstedt and friends for a conversation about all things relationship—friendships, co-workers, marriage, family, and more. You’ll be challenged and encouraged by fresh concepts that make your relational world richer and more rewarding.

Explore the show notes, where you’ll find discussion questions so you can continue the conversation with friends.

The Relate Podcast The Relate Podcast

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

Thanks for checking out the RELATE podcast, where we explore how to do life better by building better relationships. Join host Casey Sundstedt and friends for a conversation about all things relationship—friendships, co-workers, marriage, family, and more. You’ll be challenged and encouraged by fresh concepts that make your relational world richer and more rewarding.

Explore the show notes, where you’ll find discussion questions so you can continue the conversation with friends.

    Episode 30: Helpful Hacks for Conversations When Emotions are Running High

    Episode 30: Helpful Hacks for Conversations When Emotions are Running High

    In this last episode of season 7 we discover one more helpful tool in understanding how to navigate conversations when emotions are running high. We talk brain science and actual words that we can all use in conversation.

    • 34 min
    Episode 29: Emotion Coaching–A Tool to Help us all When Emotions Run High

    Episode 29: Emotion Coaching–A Tool to Help us all When Emotions Run High

    We all know how things can go south quickly when emotions are running high with our kids, with ourselves, and even with our adult relationships. In this episode, we introduce the “Window of Tolerance” and we discover ways this concept can help us all (even at a young age) understand what is happening and get to the other side of it.

    • 37 min
    Episode 28: Emotion Coaching – Hacks To Handle All These Emotions Flooding Those We Love

    Episode 28: Emotion Coaching – Hacks To Handle All These Emotions Flooding Those We Love

    In our current climate of converging crises we often find ourselves interacting with friends, family and kids who are flooded with emotional responses. In this season, we consider helpful ways to respond in these interactions and how to help our kids--and others--make sense of what they are feeling and how to receive care.

    • 40 min
    Episode 27: When Our Grief Brings Us Closer to the Heart of God.

    Episode 27: When Our Grief Brings Us Closer to the Heart of God.

    As we discover and name our grief we may begin to consider how to meet God in that space. Is He even there? In this episode we discover that not only is grief okay, but that it actually leads us to experience God in real and deep ways.

    • 35 min
    Episode 26: The Dangers of Moving from Sharing to Comparing

    Episode 26: The Dangers of Moving from Sharing to Comparing

    As we pay attention to our losses as they add up, we often have a tendency to minimize our feelings by comparing our story to other’s bigger losses. In this […]

    • 31 min
    Episode 25: Life’s Interruptions: What to do when little losses add up to a lot

    Episode 25: Life’s Interruptions: What to do when little losses add up to a lot

    When life is moving along at a fast pace and all of a sudden we are hit with a change--planned or unplanned-- that leaves us with feelings of sadness and loss, how do we respond to those feelings instead of ignoring them and simply adjusting to our “new normal?” Maybe it's a new job, a kid going off to college, or a dear friend moving away, these changes seem like ones we can muster up the strength to weather, but they too deserve our curiosity and care. We discuss how the feelings of loss that pile up from life’s “little losses” really do need our attention so that we can heal and grow.

    Discussion Questions:
    What are some moments from your life that come to mind when we talk about life interruptions or transitions that have left you with some sadness?
    How did you first feel when we invited you to consider that sadness grief? Is naming it as grief a challenge for you or does it come easily? Why do you think that is?
    What fears might you have about spending time naming and grieving your losses?
    What do you hope to gain by naming your losses and grieving them? What do you hope comes from this practice?

    Resources for further learning


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Jackie Guinane ,

Amazing tools!

I am so grateful for each of these relate podcast they give me the language that helps me to articulate what I’ve been feeling and experiencing all my life. This is also an awesome tool because I can easily share it with others and use it to bring this thinking into my small grounds, relationships and Ministry. Thank you for publishing this!!

dshurtz ,

Helpful!

“We look back to learn, not to blame.” What lens am I seeing life and relationships through that might not be accurate? This podcast helps me be curious about how my past is impacting my relationships today.

csteyn ,

Relatable

I appreciate how personally vulnerable they are...it gives me courage to consider the work I have ahead of me if I am going to be healthier.

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