August 9, 2018

Conflict, Bologna and Boundaries with Married Friends: Episode 549

53:26 – 

How to handle conflict well, plus a bologna sandwich mentality can prepare you for marriage, and Gary Thomas helps singles set healthy boundaries with married people.

Music: Darlene Zschech

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Episode Segments

The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Let’s Settle This Like Adults

23:09 – 

Whether it’s with roommates, family, friends or significant others, conflict isn’t fun. Unfortunately, a lot of our natural default responses to conflict aren’t healthy (I’m talking to you, passive aggressive tendencies). So how can we identify our unhealthy reactions and learn to respond instead? This week, Lisa sits down with her friends Alice, Jeremy and relationship expert Dr. Greg Smalley as everyone dishes on their conflict styles (embarrassing as they may be), and talks about how Jesus has taught them to reign in their pride during conflict.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

Bologna Sandwich Mentality

Guests: Debra Fileta,

19:52 – 

Debra Fileta‘s now-husband, then-boyfriend, dined on bologna sandwiches for months to cut down his grocery bill and save for an engagement ring. Debra thought it was cute back then, but now she realizes the concept is profound — marriage is all about your willingness to lay down your comfort and life for another person. Listen in as Lisa grills Debra on an embarrassing premarital counseling story, what she’s learned over the years being married, and how things like “bathroom drama” shatter the belief that life with a spouse is just a fairy tale.

Donate a gift of any amount to Boundless and get Debra’s book: “Choosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We>Me”

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Those Awkward Single/Married Friendships

Guests: Gary Thomas,

6:52 – 

When Lisa and I met up with some Boundless fans in Dallas, several of them asked this question: How can singles set appropriate and healthy boundaries with married friends? Who better to respond to this difficult and dodgy question than the always-wise Gary Thomas? Listen as he gives some surprising and helpful advice for you as a single.

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