Don't Worry: Episode 387
Jul 02, 2015
Guests: Megan Sammons, Kathryn Sill, Kevin Smyth, Janet Boynes
Why we worry (and what to do about it), plus Janet Boynes on being called out of lesbianism, and can two only children have a good marriage?
Featured musical artist: Aaron Strumpel
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The Sin of Worry
Guests: Megan Sammons, Kathryn Sill
Worry is one of those things Christians brush off as "not that bad" — even admirable. After all, shouldn't we be "concerned" about our lives and the things going on in the world? The Bible has some stark things to say about worry. How do we apply them to the practicalities of life in a fallen world? Our panel weighs in.
I'm Not Who I Was
Guests: Janet Boynes
Janet Boynes had a rough childhood that morphed into a rough adulthood. Along the way she questioned her identity to the core, eventually choosing same-sex emotional and physical relationships to gain meaning and a sense of belonging. But the hurt remained. A combination of biblical truth, loving friends and Holy Spirit conviction started her on a journey out of darkness. Janet shares her hopeful story of being Called Out, and reflects on where the United States is in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.
The Only Child
Guests: Roberta Perno
Our listener is an only child, and is concerned that dating and marrying another only child is less than ideal. Isn't the presence of family — particularly a large family — important? Do "only children" have the relational chops to do marriage and family well? Counselor Roberta Perno offers advice.