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168: Keys to Loving Well

168: Keys to Loving Well

We sometimes think love is communicated automatically, yet that's not the case. This week we talk about the five love languages and how each one can be used to strengthen connection in our relationships. Plus we all go camping.

150: Listeners' Questions

150: Listeners' Questions

If you've got questions about how to handle your own weakness or the weaknesses of others, trusting God, spouses that play video games for too long, having kids when you're older or the difference between hard work and striving, boy do we have a podcast for you. If not, we've got a great story of AJ scaring the living snot out of Alyn. So... something for everyone this week!

149: Marriage Experts

149: Marriage Experts

Our friends, marriage experts, inner healing specialists and all round good guys Mike & Phyllis Best stopped by to talk healthy relationships. These guys are the real deal. They spend their life ministering to people who feel stuck and specialize in marriages. Join us on this special episode to get all you need about marriage.

147: Confrontation

147: Confrontation

One of the most paralyzing fears we have in relationships is the fallout of confrontation. This week we talk about the value of confrontation, how to - you know - actually confront a loved one and when not to do so. Also, we're hoping AJ has a green thumb, and not a black one.

139: Negotiation

139: Negotiation

In response to a listener's question we talk about the art of negotiation. Learn the four basic steps of negotiating anything. Also AJ has a new party trick that involves rooms spinning and crazy eyes. Good times.

135: Dann Farrelly

135: Dann Farrelly

This week Dann Farrelly, the associate pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California joins us to talk about a ton of stuff. Topics include Bill Johnson's arrival at Bethel, manifestations of the Holy Spirit, the price you pay for future glory and a whole bunch of wisdom about stepping into your prophetic words despite the crazy journey it may entail.

134: Hitched

134: Hitched

Recorded while celebrating our 12 year anniversary, we reflect on life as a married couple and the things that have helped us stay married. We also reveal a surprising thing, our favorite thing and the most challenging thing about being married to each other. Plus movies with old people, Alyn goes outdoors and how to evade shark and alligator attacks.

127: The Election

127: The Election

So it's AJ's birthday. What better way to celebrate than to have a Scotsman and a Canadian talk about the US elections. That should be fun, right? In this episode we talk through a better way to respond to the changes and uncertainty our nation faces. All of that and Alyn learned to make pancakes.

117: Correction

117: Correction

We've been away in the Smoky Mountains, Alyn has started gardening and AJ is painting cabinets. Aside from domestic bliss, this week we talk about being corrected, why it's necessary and 5 reasons why we're terrible at it.

95: Relationships

95: Relationships

Alyn discovers he's a freak as AJ breaks that news to him gently, we test drive a Tesla and nothing is working in our recording studio. This week we talk relationships, friendships, verbal processing, how to steward favor in relationships, things that break connection and discover tea. While there are crackles, there's also laughs.

80: Questions & Answers

80: Questions & Answers

We answer listeners' questions about sexiness, once saved always saved, alone time and hearing God's voice. Plus Alyn's thinking about getting a bike and wants a pastry named after himself. All in all, a pretty normal week.

77: Life Languages Part 2

77: Life Languages Part 2

Our friend and certified Life Language Trainer stopped by Jones HQ to record with us and share more insights on Life Languages. Learn more about each of the Life Languages and listen to an expert share not only from her training, but also from her life. Also AJ's birthday celebrations, the new iPad Pro and power tools.

76: Life Languages Part 1

76: Life Languages Part 1

This week we talk about the best communication profile we've come across and the traits of the life languages we are most fluent in. That made no sense? Don't worry, we explain it this episode. Listen to save money off your own life language profile. We've marked this one explicit because we talk about sex for, like, 2 minutes, but we didn't want you to get a shock if you were at work (or your kids were around).

74: Future Proofed Marriage

74: Future Proofed Marriage

Recorded a few hours after performing a wedding, we talk about how to future proof marriages and the key ingredients in staying married. Alyn has a father-daughter Nintendo moment, AJ finds a restaurant she doesn't like and we talk sex (don't get too excited).

69: Connection

69: Connection

Relationships are built on connection. When we allow our connection to degrade, our relationships suffer. This week we talk about the three most important life skills you need for establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. AJ gives a shoulder update, Alyn has a new Mario game and AJ (still) wants a jingle.

64: Social Networks

64: Social Networks

Social networks: love 'em or hate 'em we're all on them. This week we talk about our favorite parts of social networking, we discover that AJ prays about everything and Alyn learns what Pinterest is.

62: Conflict

62: Conflict

Conflict isn't bad; unresolved conflict, however, is terrible. On this episode we share - from practical experience during the week (!) - how we resolve conflict in our marriage. We talk about the common UGBs and pitfalls that we can often fall into and share practical steps to help preserve connections in your relationships. All this, plus Alyn goes outside.

61: Feelings

61: Feelings

Feelings: the good, the bad and the sometimes hysterically ugly. We all have them, but it's what we do with them that's most important. Of course we also talk fish tacos, chocolate and donuts but we also veer into movie reviews and talk about getting up early.