35 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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 115 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.

    Relationships: Approaches to Dating

    Relationships: Approaches to Dating

    Roy Kim and Wilson Wang are joined again by Jenn Hsu, continuing their series revolving around the topic of Relationships. In this episode, we talk about different approaches to dating. Some of our talking points:
    "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" by Joshua Harris messed us up! You learn a lot about yourself when you're in a dating relationship The Chicken approach to dating vs The Eagle approach Do you have an off-ramp in your dating relationship? A successful relationship does not always end in marriage Sex has a way of masking true intimacy and character flaws Being desperate is not good for your evaluation skills We are complete as single people What do we look for when we are dating someone? Go to more Larping events  
    As always, we hope that something you hear helps you feel like you're not alone, that there are others in the same boat as you.
    Drop us a line: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
     
    Follow Jenn Hsu on Instagram: @jenn_is_n.eat
    Produced by Clayton Yip [@yipster_hipster]
    Logo by Hyeyoon Chong [@hye.img]
    Music by Nathan Baldwin
     
    Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC (www.renewchurchoc.com) and author of the "Called to Be" series and "The Adulting Journal" (www.calledtobeproject.com). You can listen to his sermons here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renew-church-oc/id1038985827
     
    Roy Kim can be found on social media @thisisroykim
    Other podcasts:
    SA Speakeasy [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sa-speakeasy/id1438434927]
    New Therapist FAQ [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-therapist-faq/id1514669839]
     
    Mentioned in today's episode: "How to Get a Date Worth Keeping" by Henry Cloud
    https://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Date-Worth-Keeping/dp/0310262658
     
     

    • 45 min
    Relationships: Same Gender Friendships

    Relationships: Same Gender Friendships

    Roy Kim and Wilson Wang are joined by Jenn Hsu, continuing their series revolving around the topic of Relationships. In this episode, we talk about same gender friendships from a straight perspective. Some of our talking points:
     
    Why are so many male friendships so superficial? The difficulty for men to be emotionally intelligent in marriage with limited emotional practice as a single What happens when we are not asked to be a bridesmaid? Does everyone have a bestie? Should everyone have a bestie?  Ways we feel prioritized in a friendship Things we look for in a friendship Friendship doom stories  
    As always, we hope that something you hear helps you feel like you're not alone, that there are others in the same boat as you.
     
    Drop us a line: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
     
    Follow Jenn Hsu on Instagram: @jenn_is_n.eat
     
    Produced by Clayton Yip [@yipster_hipster]
    Logo by Hyeyoon Chong [@hye.img]
    Music by Nathan Baldwin
     
    Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC (www.renewchurchoc.com) and author of the "Called to Be" series and "The Adulting Journal" (www.calledtobeproject.com). You can listen to his sermons here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renew-church-oc/id1038985827
     
    Roy Kim can be found on social media @thisisroykim
    Other podcasts:
    SA Speakeasy [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sa-speakeasy/id1438434927]
    New Therapist FAQ [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-therapist-faq/id1514669839]
     

    • 33 min
    Relationships: Toxic Friendships

    Relationships: Toxic Friendships

    Roy Kim and Wilson Wang are joined again by Hiroko Hsieh, continuing our series on the topic of Relationships. In this episode, we talk about toxic friendships.
     
    Some of our talking points:
    Being lonely can make us make poor relationship choices Narcissism, Codependency, and Insecure Attachment Is there something about us that makes us stay in toxic friendships? Are Christians called to be close with everyone out of agape love? Asian collective and loyal culture makes it extra challenging to navigate toxic friendships Empathy and differentiation Concrete ideas about dealing with toxic friendships Jesus' modeling of Tiers of Friendship Resources for us to get better at navigating friendships
    As always, we hope that something you hear helps you feel like you're not alone, that there are others in the same boat as you.
     
     
    Drop us a line: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
     
     
    Produced by Clayton Yip [@yipster_hipster] Logo by Hyeyoon Chong [@hye.img] Music by Nathan Baldwin
     
     
    Hiroko Hsieh's website: www.restingsheep.com
     
     
    Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC (www.renewchurchoc.com) and author of the "Called to Be" series and "The Adulting Journal" (www.calledtobeproject.com). You can listen to his sermons here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renew-church-oc/id1038985827
     
     
    Roy Kim can be found on social media @thisisroykim
     
     
    Other podcasts:
     
    SA Speakeasy [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sa-speakeasy/id1438434927]
     
    New Therapist FAQ [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-therapist-faq/id1514669839]

    • 39 min
    Relationships: Co-Ed Friendships

    Relationships: Co-Ed Friendships

    Roy Kim and Wilson Wang are joined by Hiroko Hsieh, continuing their series revolving around the topic of Relationships. In this episode, we talk about co-ed friendships from a straight perspective. This conversation was motivated by the controversy of Pastor Matt Chandler stepping down because of his communication with a female friend.
     
    Some of our talking points:
    What do co-ed friendships provide that same gender friendships do not? What kinds of co-ed friendships are healthy when married, and what kinds are not? Are there unique rules for pastors and co-ed relationships because of the power and trust dynamic? Wilson and Hiroko's story of rich co-ed friendship Roy's story of betrayal due to co-ed friendship Co-ed friendship and sexual addiction  
    As always, we hope that something you hear helps you feel like you're not alone, that there are others in the same boat as you.
     
     
    Drop us a line: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
     
     
     
    Produced by Clayton Yip [@yipster_hipster]
    Logo by Hyeyoon Chong [@hye.img]
    Music by Nathan Baldwin
     
     
    Hiroko Hsieh's website: www.restingsheep.com
     
     
    Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC (www.renewchurchoc.com) and author of the "Called to Be" series and "The Adulting Journal" (www.calledtobeproject.com).
    You can listen to his sermons here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renew-church-oc/id1038985827
     
     
    Roy Kim can be found on social media @thisisroykim
     
     
    Other podcasts: SA Speakeasy [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sa-speakeasy/id1438434927]
     
    New Therapist FAQ [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/new-therapist-faq/id1514669839]
     

    • 55 min
    Relationships: Loneliness of Singles

    Relationships: Loneliness of Singles

    Roy Kim and Wilson Wang dive into a new series revolving around the topic of Relationships. In this episode, we talk about how lonely it can feel when we don't have significant relationships, whether they be romantic relationships or friendships.
     
    Some of our talking points:
    We get why people talk to toys or imaginary friends. Being extremely popular and extremely lonely at the same time. The loneliness of pastoring. Escaping from loneliness through games and porn. What happens if all your friends are married/dating or don't have time for you? The heartache of being an older single and there's no natural "group" for you at church. What if your hobbies don’t align with the majority of your church people? What are strategies to make friends as adults? Do married people do things that are off-putting to singles? Dating and marriage does not cure loneliness.  
    As always, we hope that something you hear helps you feel like you're not alone, that there are others in the same boat as you.
    Drop us a line: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
    View the YouTube version: https://youtu.be/8F8DBX4Oh58
    Produced by Clayton Yip [@yipster_hipster]
    Logo by Hyeyoon Chong [@hye.img]
    Music by Nathan Baldwin
    Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC (www.renewchurchoc.com) and author of the "Called to Be" series and "The Adulting Journal" (www.calledtobeproject.com). You can listen to his sermons here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renew-church-oc/id1038985827
    Roy Kim @thisisroykim
     

    • 45 min
    Silent Exodus: Missing Home

    Silent Exodus: Missing Home

    Asian American Christians have been leaving the immigrant church for various reasons, and one of the consequences is strong homesickness.
    Wilson Wang and Roy Kim share some of their reflections about missing the immigrant church, despite all its flaws.
     
    Some of their talking points include:
    Nostalgic and familiar Asian family dynamics at church The centrality of eating together at church Getting scolded at the immigrant church is normal, but getting scolded at a White church is grounds for a fist fight Pastoral visitations are so inefficient, but can feel so good! Obedience to a pastor who knows you vs obedience to a pastor on a screen; and more. Plus, we answer listener questions such as: Is there a way to explain to people why you are leaving church, but without slandering?
     
    As always, we hope that something you hear helps you feel like you're not alone, that there are others in the same boat as you.
    YouTube version of this episode: https://youtu.be/z9-r2N6a09U
     
    Drop us a line: thesameboatpod@gmail.com
    Produced by Clayton Yip [@yipster_hipster]
    Logo by Hyeyoon Chong [@hye.img]
    Music by Nathan Baldwin
    Wilson Wang is lead pastor of Renew Church OC (www.renewchurchoc.com) and author of the "Called to Be" series and "The Adulting Journal" (www.calledtobeproject.com). You can listen to his sermons here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/renew-church-oc/id1038985827

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Nimzzzzzzzzz ,

Pastor + Therapist

Love getting the perspective from a pastor and therapist on a verity of relevant topics. They share openly about their lives and relationships.

Its easy to hear my own story through theirs

Godzp0et ,

A voice for the Asian American experience.

Hope this podcast will resonate in some part with your life experience and help your process your journey as you hear us process our

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.

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