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Episode 036 – 4 Prayers That Will Impact Your Marriage

Can prayer impact your relationship?  Emerson and Jonathan look at four areas where an individual or couple can invite God in. The Presence, Peace, Power, and Purpose of God are examined through four specific prayers and corresponding Bible verses. Timestamps 01:40—New to the Love and Respect Podcast? Check out all of the episodes HERE. 05:03—Emerson…

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Episode 035 – Who Do You Feel Is Responsible For the Success of Your Marriage?

Emerson and Jonathan discuss responsibility inside of marriage, including the notion that some of us hold others responsible for our happiness and ultimately the success or failure of our marriage.  Timestamps 01:08—Emerson tries to review last week’s episode in under two minutes. 04:59—The downside to making someone else responsible for the success of YOUR marriage….

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Episode 034 – Male and Female Communication

Emerson and Jonathan respond to an inquiry and talk about why the key to a successful marriage is, in fact, not communication. Timestamps 02:00—Take three: Emerson reviews last week’s episode. 07:24—Hey, single people (and everyone else on the planet)—listen up! 13:19—Letter from a listener: What are the communication breakdowns that occur between males and females?…

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Episode 033 – Tuesday Night is Coming, So Who Decides About Sexual Intimacy?

“But if you should marry…such will have trouble in this life…” (1 Corinthians 7:28). Scripture teaches there will be trouble in marriage. Get ready for it! In this week’s episode, Emerson and Jonathan discuss preferences and needs around the issue of sexual intimacy in the context of marriage. Timestamps 00:47—Bathing suits and wool hats. 02:19—Reviewing last…

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Episode 032 – The Impact of Seeking A Child’s Forgiveness

Following a blog post written by Sarah Eggerichs on the topic of parenting, Emerson and Jonathan discuss forgiveness in the context of the parental relationship and what impact it has on children.  Timestamps 01:15—Emerson goes back to last week’s episode and gives a brief overview. 05:13—The blog post that inspired the topic in today’s episode….

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Episode 031 – Six “Thank You” Statements to Say to Your Spouse

In the book, Love & Respect, “love” is spelled to a wife using the acronym C.O.U.P.L.E. and “respect” to a husband using the acronym C.H.A.I.R.S. This week Emerson and Jonathan ask listeners to consider how they might express thankfulness to their spouse in one of these six areas, asking wives to thank their husband for…

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Episode 030 – How Do You Seek to Empathically Understand Your Kids?

In this week’s episode, Emerson and Jonathan discuss ways of seeking to empathically understand your child without compromising your calling as a parent. They will take a glimpse at the parenting style of Mary and Joseph and share six principles of understanding as described in the book Love & Respect in the Family. Timestamps 01:08—Brief…

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Episode 029 – What is the Difference Between Healthy Self-Love and Carnal Self-Love?

In this week’s episode, Emerson and Jonathan discuss the love of self from a societal and biblical perspective. There are unhealthy and healthy ways to experience self-love, and how we view God’s love of us is immensely important. Finally, in marriage, our view of God’s love and our love of self can positively and negatively…

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Episode 028 – What is the #1 Paradox When Parenting God’s Way?

Parenting is for adults only because it’s difficult. A sense of self-worth as a parent is often based on a child’s performance or how they turn out, but this is not healthy. This week, Emerson and Jonathan discuss the #1 paradox in parenting and give hope to many parents.   Timestamps 01:15—Emerson discusses what you…

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Episode 027 – The Dynamic Woman

In this week’s episode, Emerson and Jonathan read and discuss a series of recent emails from a wife who is a dynamic leader outside the home. She feels she and her husband may be mismatched and asks if, and how, they should remain together.   Timestamps 00:50—A brief overview of last week’s episode. 03:02—A response letter…

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