The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
October 5, 2017

Cushions, Bread and Ghosts: Episode 505

49:56 – 

The ultimate in lame dating tactics, plus Dr. Ernie Baker on choosing a spouse, and a listener struggles to reconcile her boyfriend’s checkered past.

Featured musical artist: Ellie Holcomb


Episode Segments

The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Pathetically Passive Dating Tactics

21:41 – 

In case your current relationship doesn’t work out, is it OK to “cushion” (keep a “side” guy or girl in the picture)? What about “breadcrumbing” (stringing along someone you’re not interested in) in case your feelings change someday? Have you ever been “ghosted” (had someone suddenly stop talking to you without an explanation)? Our panel tells stories of relationship sabotage and why these practices might be ruining our dating lives.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

How to Choose a Spouse

Guests: Dr. Ernie Baker,

19:17 – 

Whatever terms you use to describe relationships, one thing is sure: Dating is hard. Pastor and professor Dr. Ernie Baker gives us advice on what to look for in a potential spouse from his book “Marry Wisely, Marry Well.” Lisa also grills Dr. Baker on why he once drove 700 miles overnight (hint: a girl was involved), and what happened when his fiancee had another guy enthusiastically chasing her.

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

A Shocking Past

Guests: Roberta Perno,

6:22 – 

The relationship was going smoothly, until her boyfriend revealed a detail about his past that shocked her. She didn’t take it very well. Now she feels terrible about her reaction and isn’t sure where to go from here. Should she stay with him? Should she just forgive him and move on? One of our licensed counselors offers input.

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