EPISODE 159: Hitting Pause: Zac Gandara

EPISODE 159: Hitting Pause: Zac Gandara

Some big news for the podcast as we've moved into a new studio! Which has coincided with my marriage transitioning into a new place? Candidness, transparency, and honesty are the values of the podcast, right?

EPISODE 142: How the Hell are We Still Married?: Zac & Jen Gandara

EPISODE 142: How the Hell are We Still Married?: Zac & Jen Gandara

Jen and I have been through a lot of stuff. We're often wondering. How in the hell are we still married? How have we been together for 18 years and not cheated on each other, left each other, divorced each other, or had kids? Well, our story isn't everyone, but it's ours.

EPISODE 132: Beautiful Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Pansexual Human Relationships: Rowan Alaka'ilenani

EPISODE 132: Beautiful Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Pansexual Human Relationships: Rowan Alaka'ilenani

Could you imagine waking up every day with a profound discomfort in your own body? I’m not talking about putting on some weight, or not liking how your clothes fit. I’m talking about feeling as if you don't belong in the body you have.

This is a transition story of Rachel to Rowan, a beautiful, Gender Fluid, Non-Binary, Pansexual Human. As a bonus, we have a conversation with her partner Raven and learn about their relationship...

EPISODE 122: Family Pressure and Relationships: Yulin

EPISODE 122: Family Pressure and Relationships: Yulin

Yulin is a Taiwanese immigrant currently residing in Seattle, working as a model and retail fashion consultant. She's living with different standards and definitions than she grew up with and is redefining things in her life through new experiences.  In this episode, she invites us into her journey.

There are a lot of pressures put on you when you grow up in an Asian family.  Add to that weight, being tall in a culture that is notoriously short, sibling rivalry in a culture valuing academic and financial success, having a desire for the arts and fashion...

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

When you leave anything that you’ve given yourself to for any significant amount of time, it’s hard.  When you realize that all your relationships surrounded that thing, it’s harder.

Brenden shares the difficulty of leaving a long-term community.  What it was like for his marriage and his kids, and how they found new community organically...

 

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

Brendan is a producer of the show, who knew me before church hierarchy and becoming a pastor.  We’ve reconnected through the solidarity of leaving religion and have found common ground in working through our wounds with therapists to heal our lives, marriages, relationships, and so much more. Brendan's experiences, stories, and lessons he's learned will be helpful to every listener.

EPISODE 099: Loser Stories: Weird Relationships: T.O. Knowles

EPISODE 099: Loser Stories: Weird Relationships: T.O. Knowles

I’m sure we all have weird relationship stories, but when you're raised in religion, they seem weirder and ridiculously over complicated.  T.O. Knowles shares with us about growing up in Teenmania Ministries, the cultish, mega, TV, youth ministry, and his premature, basically fake engagement to his cheating ex-girlfriend...

EPISODE 082: Part 2: A Man Loves a Woman, an Atheist Marries a Christian: Dave and Grace Kwon

EPISODE 082: Part 2: A Man Loves a Woman, an Atheist Marries a Christian: Dave and Grace Kwon

We jump right back into it with Grace continuing her story of what it was like letting her Christian friends know about her relationship with Dave, the baby eating Atheist.

What’s so beautiful about their story is how their differing beliefs created a safe space for them to each ask the hard questions of each other and not only compromise but grow together...