UPDATE: Thank You for the Love Over the Break! What's Next?: Zac Gandara

UPDATE: Thank You for the Love Over the Break! What's Next?: Zac Gandara

If you're a fellow "Loser" with us, then you know that I just took my first break from the podcast since launch in 2015. This episode is an update on how “the break” has been going and when we will be back up with weekly episodes.

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 123: The Annual Holiday Card Episode 2017: Zac and Jen Gandara

EPISODE 123: The Annual Holiday Card Episode 2017: Zac and Jen Gandara

Every year, Jen joins me on our Annual Holiday Card Episode!  This year we get personal as always.

What do we believe these days?  Will we have kids?  What’s going on in Therapy?  How is the show funded?  Why haven’t we done more live shows?  Will we do more?  Why doesn’t Zac want to talk about God?  Religious and societal pressures around marriage, children, and parenting.  What’s next for the podcast in 2018?

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 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...

EPISODE 081: A Man Loves a Woman, an Atheist Marries a Christian: Dave and Grace Kwon

EPISODE 081: A Man Loves a Woman, an Atheist Marries a Christian: Dave and Grace Kwon

A man loves a woman, so an Atheist marries a Christian.  Grace (a Christian) meets Dave (an Atheist), they work through their differences, become friends, fall in love, and get married.  Is that allowed?  Does it matter?  How did they do it?  What about their families? 

One evening in Whittier California, Dave and Grace had me over for dinner and drinks at their place to talk about their relationship, marriage, and story of joining despite their different beliefs...

EPISODE 080: The Non-Work Work of Moving Through Challenges and Reaching Goals: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 080: The Non-Work Work of Moving Through Challenges and Reaching Goals: Patrick Ianni

Patrick and I engage in a revealing and transparent conversation about our personal struggles of growth in our lives, our marriages, and how we’re engaging the non-work work of embracing our emotions, feelings, pasts, pains and doing that together with our spouses moving toward the future.

Patrick is also working through coming to the end of his soccer career and answering the hard questions like, What do I do now?  What do I want to do with my life?  All the while I am still coming through leaving the pastorship and finding my way in life through this podcast...