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Hello, y'all, our names are David and Lianna Bond, and we are newlyweds in our twenties, living for Jesus while being real + open about our lives. Figuring out your mission from God does not have to be complicated. Rather, it is simple. We will bring you along as we talk about relationships, family, marriage, college life, simple living, business. We pray that this podcast is a place where you can come as you are and is a blessing to your life as we learn together every week...while maybe having some laughs along the way.

The Simple Mission Podcast David & Lianna Bond

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    • 4.9, 33 Ratings

Hello, y'all, our names are David and Lianna Bond, and we are newlyweds in our twenties, living for Jesus while being real + open about our lives. Figuring out your mission from God does not have to be complicated. Rather, it is simple. We will bring you along as we talk about relationships, family, marriage, college life, simple living, business. We pray that this podcast is a place where you can come as you are and is a blessing to your life as we learn together every week...while maybe having some laughs along the way.

    06: Finding Hope Even When Your Plans Fall Apart

    06: Finding Hope Even When Your Plans Fall Apart

    So, what will life look like after the year 2020? This is something that even we are wrestling with right now. And, we know so many of you listening are too. We know we all have legitimately asked ourselves these questions like,



     



    * "Will we still be wearing masks everywhere we go?",

    * "Will the US go back to “normal” or will it become a new normal?"

    * "How can I plan ahead if my summer or yearly plans have been shattered?", 

    * "How do we find hope in the Lord during this situation?"



     



    We just have a conversation for this episode, a candid & honest conversation from our hearts. We go into what we have been learning from the book of Jeremiah, digging deeper into the whole context surrounding Jeremiah 29:11-14, & how it relates to today. We go over all the scenarios that so many people are going through today during the Covid-19 crisis, such as weddings postponed, babies born during this time, isolation for many people, jobs lost, graduations cancelled or modified, and vacations or other plans cancelled.



     



    We go over TWO main ideas about how to find hope even when our plans fall apart, so listen to what those main points are.



     







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    • 35 min
    05: First Year of Marriage – Behind The Scenes (Part 2)

    05: First Year of Marriage – Behind The Scenes (Part 2)

    Part Two of sharing the behind the scenes of the first year of marriage is more open into the tough patches we have been through.



    Being selfish. Difficult conversations (or arguments). Unmet expectations. Building Intimacy. Maintaining a sex life. Impatience. Defining our home. Family struggles. People being...weird when you get married. Introverts vs. Extroverts. Conflict management. True contentment. Advice for singles. All of these things have happened (& still occurring from time to time) during our first year of marriage.



    But, that doesn't mean that our marriage has not been amazing. Marriage has been the most challenging journey that we have chosen to be on BUT it is also the most rewarding and joyful journey as well.



    Disclaimer: we do go into the transparent topic of sex and building intimacy, and if this is a subject that is triggering or you just prefer to NOT listen to this, no worries! If this is something you want to skip over (or listen right away!), it is from 13:17 to 20:28. We just wanted to disclose this because we understand not everyone would like to listen to this topic. (Sorry, mom & dad!)



    Please read this next sentence carefully & take it to heart: we (David + Lianna) have gone into marriage already knowing that we won't make each other happy. Only Jesus can truly fill our hearts and it is not up to us or our spouse to fill us because we will surely be disappointed. But, if we began to forget this, we would slowly get a little more irritated with one another and start nitpicking because we forget that we are both HUMAN. We talk a little more on contentment in single years is crucial BEFORE dating, engagement, & marriage.



    But, we obviously have to share the joys of marriage that we have experienced so far during our first year: our love is grown exponentially, we started a business together (& share more on that topic!), and sharing and pursuing dreams TOGETHER as a couple and apart!



    We explain the unique idea of not creating goals together, but rather dream TOGETHER. What do you want to do together as a married couple? Share your dreams with your spouse. And, it becomes your dream too!



     







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    • 44 min
    04: First Year of Marriage – Behind The Scenes (Part 1)

    04: First Year of Marriage – Behind The Scenes (Part 1)

    We have officially made it to ONE FULL YEAR of MARRIAGE! First of all, we cannot believe that the year just flew by so quickly & we still feel like we just got married, like, yesterday. However, we want to be honest & authentic on our first year if marriage and show behind the scenes of funny moments & hard lessons we've learned.



    There’s so much that can be said about our first year of marriage. That's why we are going to split it into two-parts episode. First, we want to share the main categories in which newlyweds struggle with in their first year of marriage: money and finances, in-laws, time management and schedules, personal time & space, housework/house roles, & intimacy/sex.



    Part ONE consists of: preparing for marriage, first year of marriage is a year of transition and learning one another, being seen fully, COMMUNICATION, blessings of marriage, truly turn from your spouse's past, conflict is unavoidable but how you fight is important, setting boundaries with opposite sex & social media, healthy confrontation, finances, the little things matter, and more.



    No matter how much you can “prepare” before getting married, the first year (& maybe the second year too) is a year of transition, learning one another, and adjusting to living together. 



    Be ready for part 2 next week where we will go deeper in topics with intimacy/sex, difficult situations, expectations, family ties, & the past.







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    • 41 min
    03: Building A Godly Foundation As A Husband & Father (feat. Ryan Frederick)

    03: Building A Godly Foundation As A Husband & Father (feat. Ryan Frederick)

    This special edition episode on The Simple Mission Podcast is all about fatherhood and what it means to a true leader in your household. So fathers and men, if you're sipping on a cup of joe or you're headed off to work, give this episode a listen too, you won’t regret it! We discuss a wide range of topics about fatherhood, stewardship, family, setting goals, a little bit of love, marriage, how to raise kiddos and so much more. 



    David had an great opportunity to get on the mic and personally interview Ryan Frederick. He is passionate about helping men treasure Christ most and love their families. He and his wife, Selena, created Fierce Marriage and have written over 7 books so far. Their one simple mission: to point couples to Christ and commission marriages for the gospel. Together, their writing reaches millions of monthly readers around the world with the transformational message of the gospel. 



    Throughout the episode you can feel the raw passion that he has for helping men of all ages, lean in to the Lord through the good times and through the rough times. 



    We are thankful for having Ryan on the podcast & for sharing his heart for God & for people.



     



    Follow Ryan Frederick on instagram https://www.instagram.com/ryan_fred/



     



    Follow his wife, Selena Frederick on instagram https://www.instagram.com/selenafred/



     



    Check out The Fierce Marriage & be encouraged, https://fiercemarriage.com/



     







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    • 42 min
    02: Social Media & Screen Time – Take Full Control Of Your Phone

    02: Social Media & Screen Time – Take Full Control Of Your Phone

    We realize this is a longer episode than usual. Why? Because this topic is crucial to talk about. We notice, more than ever, that our overuse of social media and 7+ hours of screen time can take away the time that God wants you to use to continue or discover your mission.



    Here are some hard facts found in research:



    We unlock our phones 150 times a day, according to a study on internet trends. 60% of college students admit they are addicted. 87% of Millennial say that their smartphones never leave their side. Excessive screen time also seems to be eroding teens' ability to get good sleep, which might also have negative mental health effects. Heavy reliance on smartphones is tied to a higher risk for suicidal thoughts or self-harm in school-age kids and teens.



    Overall, social media can easily suck us into thinking we are not doing enough, eating the right foods, working out enough or hustling enough or even your career. We, David + Lianna, have struggled deeply with social media in the past and sometimes now.



    We each shared our stories with social media usage and too much screen time and how it affected us differently. For example, whenever we are stressed or want to just chill, we find that we cope by getting on social media or have more screen time and waste time there instead continue our mission from God.









    We want to help you take FULL control of your phone. You do not have to allow your phone to control you anymore. You can take control of your phone usage, social media's mindless scrolling, and bring down hours of screen time. Here are some tips below:



    -No phones in the bedroom. That means get an actual alarm clock that beeps you awake.



    -Set aside one day of the week to have a sabbath for social media. 



    -Use your phone to STAY OFF your phone. That means use your settings on your iPhone to check your Screen Time (Whoa, you might be surprised!) or use apps for Android (We share what apps & features to use more in the episode!)









    Further Tips On Getting Started:



    We are not here to bring you down or to make you feel worse about yourself, especially if you really are addicted to your phone. Because we can be so addicted, it is hard to break that habit of getting on our phones without even thinking about it. So, give yourself grace & patience on this. Pray about it & ask God to open your eyes on how to do this on His Strength. He will help you and guide you.



    Not all social media usage and screen time is bad or evil. There are positives to using social media such as connecting with family and friends far away, using it for work, encouraging others, encouraging others, gathering inspiring ideas and spreading the good news of the gospel. 









    Bible verses mentioned:



    Leviticus 19:4 NIV “ ‘Do not turn to idols or make metal gods for yourselves. I am the LORD your God.”



    Ephesians 5:15-17 “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”









    Research used for this episode:



    https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/these-updated-stats-about-how-often-we-use-our-phones-will-humble-you.html









    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2020-02-10/more-evidence-links-social-media-use-to-poorer-mental-health-in-teens









    https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/social-media-facts-statistics









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    • 52 min
    01: Authentic Talks On Trusting God, Friendships & Staying Motivated (feat. Taylor Sandy)

    01: Authentic Talks On Trusting God, Friendships & Staying Motivated (feat. Taylor Sandy)

    Have you ever struggled on trusting God when your plans got wrecked, such as switching colleges, a breakup, or starting a blog but not knowing where to begin? This special edition, girl-talk episode on The Simple Mission Podcast is all about that. We talk openly on being a Christian, blogging, love, relationships, what we would tell our high-school self, dealing with comparison, maintaining friendships in different stages of life, and our mission from God during this unpredictable time.









    Lianna had a fun + authentic talk with Taylor Sandy, a 24-year-old sweet gal who is a newlywed living in Austin, Texas & heads The Taylored Life Blog. On her blog + Instagram @thetayloredlifeblog, she tells her full story on how she went from being a District 1 soccer athlete in college into a lifestyle & motivational blogger.









    What makes her blog + Instagram stand out is that she openly shares her faith, teaches others how to have a winning mentality by sharing her personal life experiences and give tips and tricks to living a balanced lifestyle even with a busy schedule.









    We are thankful for having Taylor on the podcast & for sharing her heart for God & for the people.



    Go show her love + support by connecting with her blog & Instagram below!









    Follow Taylor Sandy on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/thetayloredlifeblog/



    Check out Taylor's blog, The Taylored Life Blog & be encouraged, http://thetayloredlifeblog.com/









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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 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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