26 episodes

A podcast that aims to help you feel there are others in the same boat as you. Roy Kim, an ordained pastor and licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT license# 82450), will interview a variety of Christians who handled difficult circumstances imperfectly, and experienced the amazing grace of God. He will also share reflections about the intersection of psychology and Christianity.

The Same Boat Roy Kim

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 108 Ratings

A podcast that aims to help you feel there are others in the same boat as you. Roy Kim, an ordained pastor and licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT license# 82450), will interview a variety of Christians who handled difficult circumstances imperfectly, and experienced the amazing grace of God. He will also share reflections about the intersection of psychology and Christianity.

    Ep 25 Beauty From Ashes

    Ep 25 Beauty From Ashes

    A story about my wife, my stepdaughter, and the Lord God who wove us together. This episode bookends a beautiful collection of stories and conversations about life behind the curtain. The things we don't post about. The things that drive us to isolation. The things that make us say "Thank God you said that" because we didn't want to say it first.
    My deep heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported this podcast in various ways. It really is an honor to be in the same boat as you. I hope you will continue to show your support as the same boat sets sail in season two ⛵️
    ** Make sure to listen to the very end. You never know, there might be some jokes told by a 10 1/2 year old ...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 24 Purple Mountain Majesties

    Ep 24 Purple Mountain Majesties

    Go to a good school. Get a good job. Make good money. Marry a good person. Sounds simple enough, right? Sure except for the ones who aren't smart enough, not skilled or disciplined enough, not savvy enough, not attractive enough. Not good enough.
    I invite you to listen to Rodrigo Castro's journey into the heart of darkness, where he realized not only was he not good enough for the goals of society, but he also wasn't good enough to make atonement for his sins. 
    Thankfully, just as God showed He can use a talking donkey to do His will, He can also use an LSD trip to reveal His majesty and grace.
    Please rate, review, subscribe and share with a friend! For information on supporting the podcast, please go to www.patreon.com/thesameboat
    Connect with me on Facebook or email: thesameboatpod@gmail.com

    • 33 min
    Ep 23 Cult Classic

    Ep 23 Cult Classic

    What do you do when your church boss is ok with false teaching? What do you do when there is someone influential in your church who pretty much resembles a cult leader? What do you do if you have to decide between ministry and spouse?
    Listen in as I speak with "Bob" about this predicament. This story is both awful and awesome. (Bob's voice has been digitally altered to protect his identity).
    All feedback is welcome: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
    Please help support the podcast by sharing, reviewing, or becoming a patron >> www.patreon.com/thesameboat

    • 37 min
    Ep 22 Surrogate Spouse, Surrogate Savior (Part 2)

    Ep 22 Surrogate Spouse, Surrogate Savior (Part 2)

    Hatty Lee rejoins me to continue our discussion about growing up as parentified children. In this episode we cover topics such as:
    The importance of intentionally creating space for ourselves to identify and express our emotions The fear of losing our identity or role as a caregiver Is there only one way to honor our parents? Avoiding being a "burden" to others Can we prevent our own kids from being parentified children? What can family therapy look like with our parents? Is it helpful to "retire" our parents? Follow Hatty on Instagram @hattyjlee, and visit her website www.oakandstonetherapy.com
    Follow Roy on Instagram @newlegacycounseling, and visit his website www.newlegacycounseling.com
    Would LOVE your feedback: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
    Please help support the podcast by sharing on social, reviewing on your podcast app, or becoming a patron >> www.patreon.com/thesameboat

    • 56 min
    Ep 21 Surrogate Spouse, Surrogate Savior (Part 1)

    Ep 21 Surrogate Spouse, Surrogate Savior (Part 1)

    "You are not equipped to give your parents the love and care they needed and did not get from their own caregivers and partner," says Hatty J. Lee, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.
    Many of us have felt tremendous pressure to listen to our parents' marital problems, to protect them from loneliness or worthless feelings, to give them grandchildren for their legacy. Sometimes it seems like obligation, duty, or even pity.
    Where do these feelings and thoughts come from? What happens when we live as a surrogate spouse, as a surrogate savior? 
    Hatty and I do a deep dive into this hot topic that affects so many of us. Join the conversation!
    Follow Hatty on Instagram @hattyjlee or visit her website: www.oakandstonetherapy.com
    Follow Roy on Instagram @newlegacycounseling or visit his website: www.newlegacycounseling.com
    Would LOVE your feedback: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
    Please help support the podcast by sharing on social, reviewing on your podcast app, or becoming a patron >> www.patreon.com/thesameboat

    • 41 min
    Ep 20 Citizenship Wreck

    Ep 20 Citizenship Wreck

    What is it like being undocumented in the US? 2 Koreans who grew up in America, but have not been granted citizenship, bravely tell their stories. 
    Would LOVE your feedback: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
    Please help support the podcast by sharing on social, reviewing on your podcast app, or becoming a patron >> www.patreon.com/thesameboat

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

J. M. Choi ,

Words can’t even convey, but I can try.

This podcast is such a breath of fresh air, especially as a Korean American who has struggled and continues to struggle with mental health. The topics approached bring a sense of familiarity that the name of the podcast aptly describes: to know that we are not alone. To hear stories of people going through great trials and experiencing redemption, healing, and growth that doesn’t look like the Hollywood image of a happy ending every single time reminds me that life is complicated with nuances too infinite to generalize. The faith-based approach that Roy implements is just as refreshing, teaching Christians that there is room for wrestling, doubts, and great personal turmoil when approaching the challenges of life through the lenses of faith. That faith is so much more than praying a single prayer as a ticket to endless paradise, but a daily struggle that requires introspection and thoughtfulness. All that to say, I guess you could say I enjoyed this podcast a little. Or a lot.

cjs521 ,

The Most Honest Podcast I’ve Listened To

I have been getting so frustrated with podcasts and blogs lately because they always share stories in a way that’s polished and cleaned up. I appreciate Roy Kim and his guests being so honest and so relatable. Thank you for sharing the moments that people tend to be quiet about- because that also tends to be the things we thought we were alone in. Definitely would recommend this to anyone who is wrestling with their faith.

L.H.L. ,

blessing and gift

My 4 month old was just diagnosed with infantile spasm seizures. Listening to James and Salome speak so candidly about their struggles and faith with raising an autistic child is helping me not feel so alone. I hope to become strong like Salome and want to soon be able to say this is all a blessing and gift. Thank you, Roy.

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