Around the World in 80 Ways: Episode 232

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Around the World in 80 Ways: Episode 232

Jul 12, 2012
Guests: Gabriel Uribe, Michael Ridgeway, Scott Todd, Cynthia Dervaes and Andres Jara

[54:41] - 

Thriving in a cross-cultural marriage, plus Dr. Scott Todd on ending extreme poverty, and a question about the probability of marriage on the mission field. Featured musical artist: Tenth Avenue North


Cross-Cultural Marriages

Guests: Andres Jara, Michael Ridgeway and Gabriel Uribe

[22:07] - 

It's fun to experience other cultures, but what about marrying into one? Three guys we know did just that, and they talk about it in this week's roundtable. Communication, values, cultural observances — all are potential points of friction, but our panelists have found that learning to embrace another culture in marriage can infuse the relationship with joy, selflessness and a healthy dose of laughter.

Poor No More

Guests: Scott Todd

[24:03] - 

"Extreme global poverty can be eliminated." So says Dr. Scott Todd, a research and immunology expert, Senior Vice President at Compassion International, and one of the architects of 58:. What's more, he thinks it can be accomplished soon. In this interview, Scott details the strides that have been made in recent decades, what we're up against now, and exactly how we can see global change in our generation. If you want to stop treading water in your social justice efforts and see real results, listen to Scott state his case, then pick up a copy of Fast Living for the full scoop.

Single Missionary Blues

Guests: Cynthia Dervaes

[5:56] - 

She feels called to the mission field, but also feels called to marriage. Are the two mutually exclusive, especially when the ratio of female to male missionaries is imbalanced? Is this a practical issue or a trust issue? Counselor Cynthia Dervaes shares some compassionate advice with a girl who's balancing faith and fear regarding her future.