October 3, 2013

Get Real: Episode 296

52:02 – 

How to open up without letting it all hang out, plus why real men don’t text, and a question about being friendly without becoming a “friendgirl.”

Featured musical artist: Derek Webb

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The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Appropriately Vulnerable

25:36 – 

If you grew up being told that emotions are bad, you may be frustrated when you’re asked to share your heart, especially if what you’re feeling isn’t all sunshine and roses. How can you share emotions in an appropriate way? How does this apply in friendship, small groups, Bible studies and beyond? How do you know when to go deep and when to hold back? Our panel has some ideas.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

Do U Want 2 D8 Me?

Guests: Ruthie Dean,

18:56 – 

It used to be that if you wanted to ask a girl out, you walked up to her door with a bouquet of flowers. When telephones began to grace every home, a simple phone call became acceptable. But in today’s culture, it seems that anything goes. Even texting has become the norm for starting, ending and sustaining relationships — or worse — non-relationships. Ruthie Dean, coauthor (with her husband, Michael) of the new book Real Men Don’t Text, thinks that our standards have sunk too low, and it’s time to reclaim them.

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Balancing Act

4:25 – 

If most of your peers hang out in groups, is it OK to join in? How can you balance between being too available and too standoffish in a crowd where seemingly no one is singled out? Will this help or hinder your path to something deeper, if that’s what you want? Counselor Christina Browning comments.

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