68 episodes

Figuring out your life and your God-given mission does not have to be complicated. Rather, it's pretty simple.

We filter the complicated topics through the simple lens of the Gospel. Hosted by David + Lianna (that’s us!), we seek to equip others to read, study, and know the Bible, learn more of who God is, what He has done, and His mission for us.

We go over a variety of topics, like church, family issues, staying pure, divorce, marriage, simple living, finding community, mental health, and more. See thesimplemission.com for more.

The Simple Mission Podcast David & Lianna Bond

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Figuring out your life and your God-given mission does not have to be complicated. Rather, it's pretty simple.

We filter the complicated topics through the simple lens of the Gospel. Hosted by David + Lianna (that’s us!), we seek to equip others to read, study, and know the Bible, learn more of who God is, what He has done, and His mission for us.

We go over a variety of topics, like church, family issues, staying pure, divorce, marriage, simple living, finding community, mental health, and more. See thesimplemission.com for more.

    68. Building Intimacy In Marriage

    68. Building Intimacy In Marriage

    We know that hearing the word “intimacy” may make you scared or want to run away. But what about in marriage?? There are many types of intimacy that we found researching this (12?!) and we think that gets way too complicated and mostly unnecessary to have all of them. We go over 3 major types of intimacy - physical, emotional, & spiritual intimacy. This episode covers all of them in no particular order.



    We are going to be very intentional with this episode and only give you two simple ways to create and deepen your relationship with your spouse in ways you might already know but with a twist. And it will also get a but spicy...







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    • 35 min
    67. Spiritual Highs – Staying Consistent In Your Relationship With God

    67. Spiritual Highs – Staying Consistent In Your Relationship With God

    WE STARTED OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! We named it David & Lianna Bond since it's more about our lives but it is still a part of The Simple Mission! Head over to watch our first video & be sure to subscribe to be notified for new updates & videos, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3yOizu0igwA2rlxYhIZGQ 



    Now, onto the the rest of the show notes on Spiritual Highs...



    You know that feeling when you go with your youth group to youth camp or go on a mission trip? Do you also know the feeling of when you get home from the journey, reality sets in? Then, you go back to your old routine of doing things and that feeling will be lost in your memories of a time when you were on fire for the Lord. That is the definition of coming down from a spiritual high, which is what we will talk about in this episode.



    We as Christians tend to feel the need to chase after being on fire for God, but really, we are chasing after a spiritual high.



    The spiritual high almost feels like you are invincible, as if nothing can touch you in the environment you are in. But we forget that we are human and that we succumb to our own shortcomings and failings. That is why we need God’s help through His Holy Spirit. Sometimes, we put pastors, worship leaders, and speakers on a very high pedestal, as if they are the reason why you are on the spiritual high. But, really, they are only vessels of God, just like you and me. We cannot rely on the next church service, christian band concert, conference, or camp in order to get back in touch with God. He is already HERE.



    We address the phenomenon of spiritual highs as Christians through the lens of the parable of the sower from Matthew 13. We are called not to just BE on fire for God but to STAY on fire. How is this accomplished? By staying consistent in our relationship with God every day.



    We share 6 different ways to stay consistent in your walk with God and you will be able to maintain the spiritual state of being with the Lord instead of relying on the next spiritual high.



    However, we understand that there are seasons in life where we do not feel close to God and you cannot hear His voice, the seasons where you are dry and in the desert, searching and wanting God. We share a big encouragement for anyone listening that is needing the push to keep pursuing their relationship with God in the middle of their desert.



    Resources & Bible Verses Mentioned: 



    Why Do Spiritual Highs Fade? https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/why-do-spiritual-highs-fade



    How to Make a Spiritual High Last a Lifetime, https://emilieblomberg.theworldrace.org/post/how-to-make-a-spiritual-high-last-a-lifetime



    Bible Verses: Matthew 13:18-23; Hebrews 13:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Colossians 3:23; Galatians 5:25; John 5:33







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    • 51 min
    66. Good Words, Bad Words & Tips On Speaking Good: James 3 Bible Study (Part 2)

    66. Good Words, Bad Words & Tips On Speaking Good: James 3 Bible Study (Part 2)

    Why is it important to speak good words? To reveal if you are a true believer of Jesus Christ or do not know God at all. And, to bring life, not death, to believers and non-believers. We continue on in our James 3 Bible Study and in Part 2, we share examples of good words and examples of bad words and you can see where your words are at now. 



    This is difficult to do to watch our mouths and continue to speak good towards others and yourself. We all have sinned and have our stumbling blocks, including our words we speak, write, and think. God knows what we are thinking so you cannot hide behind flattery or insincere words. He knows all our thoughts, opinions, judgements, and biases, no matter how evil and cruel they are.



    Pray today for God to reveal anything in your heart towards other people, towards God, towards the church, and towards yourself. We also share practical tips on not getting involved in bad words, like gossip, rumors and more, and what to do in those situations.





    Resources & Bible Verses Mentioned: Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman, Proverbs 12:18-20 NLT, Psalm 10:7 (NIV), 1st Corinthians 15:33







     



     

    • 46 min
    65. Taming The Tongue: James 3 Bible Study (Part 1)

    65. Taming The Tongue: James 3 Bible Study (Part 1)

    Do you all feel like what you say gets you into trouble a lot? Is what you are thinking or commenting online not really the best? We all certainly struggle with our words and the power of our tongue can build up or tear down. Often, our words comes from our thoughts and our thoughts comes from our hearts and where our heart is focused on is where we are drawing from.



    In this bible study from James 3 on Taming The Tongue, we discuss the context of the chapter and walk you through verse by verse and go over the context as well as share our thoughts. We try our very best to relate this chapter by using our modern day world examples that we all know very well. You will love this bible study just as much as we loved it, so let's study James 3 together and jump into God's Word. 

    • 37 min
    64. Pastoring in Youth Ministry, The Youth’s Struggles, & Thoughts on Church Hurt (feat. Clayton & Abigail Sullivan)

    64. Pastoring in Youth Ministry, The Youth’s Struggles, & Thoughts on Church Hurt (feat. Clayton & Abigail Sullivan)

    We have two special guests on the podcast: Pastor Clayton & Abigail Sullivan. They are youth and young adults pastors at Church of Hope in Corpus Christi, Texas. We have great conversations on the recent struggles of the youth and how we can better relate to the youth, their thoughts on church hurt and how to overcome the hurt, along with encouragement, and lessons learned from their first year of marriage.



    This episode is really eye-opening and you will learn so much from these two God-gifted individuals who are extremely passionate about what they do and love what they do. You can feel it through the speakers, so we hope you loved, learned, and laughed from this episode.







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    • 58 min
    63: Un-Forgiveness – The Effects, How to Forgive, & What God Says

    63: Un-Forgiveness – The Effects, How to Forgive, & What God Says

    The difficult truth is that there is no perfect forgiveness. We can listen to this episode and do so much better with it, however we are all human and our first instinct is to get angry and hold grudges. That's the truth. 



    Practicing forgiveness is extremely valuable in your life. Not only does Jesus talk about it a whole lot in the Bible, it is mentioned in other texts outside of the Bible in many other ways. Even if it is one of the most difficult things to do, it can be the most rewarding when we choose to forgive others who have done wrong to us. 



    Lianna and David share their experiences of un-forgiveness and forgiveness in this episode and about the struggles that they have had in the past from when they did not directly deal with un-forgiveness. 



    Forgiveness can be difficult and scary to do or to start doing; however, it is your choice and God will guide and give you strength and insights in your forgiveness journey.



    Resources:



    Corrie Ten Boom - The Holocaust Survivor:  https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/positive-living/guideposts-classics-corrie-ten-boom-forgiveness



    Our BLOG POST - Setting Boundaries As a Christian, https://thesimplemission.com/setting-boundaries-as-a-christian/



    How to Set Healthy Boundaries Podcast episode:  https://thesimplemission.com/s311-why-setting-boundaries-is-important-as-a-christian-quick-tips-on-how/



    The effects of mental and physical health from un-forgiveness: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692



    A GOOD resource on un-forgiveness and how to forgive, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lisa Terkeurst,  https://amzn.to/37HEE6Z







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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

doglover13* ,

Such a great podcast

Love the podcast and love listening to Lianna & David talk about their mission in helping others find their mission in life ❤️

rebeccazun ,

Very relatable and encouraging!!

I agree a lot with the part you guys talk about influences- if it wasn’t for my husband really pushing me I probably would’ve quit my business a long time ago and I’m so very grateful I didn’t!!

Care*Bear ,

Thank you!

Your messages are so encouraging!! I appreciate your transparency and heart to help others and honor the Lord. God bless y’all!

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