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September 8, 2022

Love Songs and Rom-Coms: Episode 762

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Should singles consume romantic content? Plus Brant Hansen on being a man of purpose, and how long should you wait to get engaged?

Featured musical artist: Covenant Worship

Roundtable: Is It Wise to Consume Romantic Content?

Love songs, romantic comedies, sappy novels. Who doesn’t enjoy a good love story – especially if it has a happy ending? While romance can be heart-warming, is there a way to gauge if you’re consuming too much of it, especially as a single adult? Our guests share love stories they enjoy, but with insights on how to have healthy boundaries in consuming romance as entertainment.

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Culture: The Men We Need (Part 1)

Brant Hansen is on a mission to remind men of the vital role they play in making a society healthy. An “avid indoorsman” who plays the accordion, Brant assures us that being a man isn’t about beards or blowing things up, but about taking responsibility and doing good in the world. In his book “The Men We Need,” he offers six principles around what it means to be a godly man. This week we’ll discuss the first three: 1) Forsake the fake and relish the real, 2) protect the vulnerable and 3) be ambitious about the right things.

The Men We Need: God’s Purpose for the Manly Man, the Avid Indoorsman, or Any Man Willing to Show Up 

Inbox: How Long Before You Get Engaged?  

She and her boyfriend have been dating for about six months, and they know they want to get married. She wants to get engaged soon, but he feels like they should wait. Is there an ideal timeframe for engagement?  Counselor Glenn Lutjens weighs in.

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