The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
November 14, 2019

Romance and Abuse Don’t Mix: Episode 615

48:42 – 

Break free from abusive relationships, plus questions from your future father-in-law, and when a boyfriend starts pushing physical boundaries.

Featured musical artist: David Dunn


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The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Surviving an Abusive Relationship

20:40 – 

Sometimes we want to find love so badly that we miss important warning signs about the person we’re dating. Miranda married her abuser despite her family’s hesitations. Mario’s emotional abuse and abandonment from his parents influenced his dating relationships and marriage. These brave survivors plus counselor Rob Jackson share hope and courage for the abused, and plenty of caution for those who think it could never happen to them.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

Questions From Your Future Father-in-Law

Guests: Greg Smalley,

21:32 – 

When Dr. Greg Smalley got a call from his daughter’s boyfriend, he knew marriage was on the young man’s mind. But instead of letting Caleb off easy, Greg made Caleb meet him for “the talk” at — get this — a marriage conference in another state. Gaah! The weekend was both nerve-wracking and affirming, with plenty of bonding and more than a few awkward moments. The highlight of the trip was the Q&A Greg had planned for Caleb. Here, Greg shares the questions he asked. If you’re a guy, take notes; it’s like a cheat sheet for your future. Ladies, we know you’ll want to hear what Greg has to say, too. 

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Breaking Physical Boundaries

Guests: John Thorington,

3:15 – 

A listener who has been dating a guy for a while thinks he’s a great fit. But there’s one problem: He’s getting pretty handsy and rushing past some of the physical boundaries she put up. Should she talk to him or just break off the relationship altogether? Counselor John Thorington has some advice.

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