#30 – How Do We Fight In A Relationship?

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Amidst Valentine’s Day and the month of love, here’s a question: how do we fight in a relationship? How should we do it in a way that esteems, rather than vanquishes?

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I’m at a stage where I think this stuff needs more discussion. There’s a host of information out there, but herein is my experience.

The podcast references the song Loving Every Day. You can read the story behind the song here.

And the Facebook discussion thread is available here.

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Here are some of my marriage reflections, 15 years in.

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#29 – Health and Fitness

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It’s February. How are your new year resolutions holding up? I always enjoy the health and fitness surge in the population around January. Continue reading #29 – Health and Fitness

#28 – Growing Your Mindset

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Have you heard of the term fixed mindset or growth mindset? Here’s what happened to me… Continue reading #28 – Growing Your Mindset

#25 – Reflections at the end of 2020

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A snapshot of thoughts at the end of 2020. The Twenty-Fifth episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series explores some reflections.

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I wrote a blog post about all of this, which you can read here.

I remember listening to a podcast about the Sabbath. Interesting insight is that in the Bible when God created man, Adam’s first full day in the garden – day number 7 – was the Father’s Sabbath. His Creator had a clear diary.

I wonder if Adam woke up on his first day ready to do some stuff? I mean, here he is – freshly made by God with the kiss of life – and he’s got some gardening to do. Tasks ahead of him. Things that need to get done.

Our own mindsets work like this: we wind our way through the week towards the weekend at a frenetic pace, and then collapse in a heap. Then hopefully we get rested enough to do it all over again.

But God’s design is different: we work FROM a day of rest, not TOWARDS it. We work FROM pleasure, not FOR pleasure.

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#23 – “Tea Bags For Tears” and dealing with tough times

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The Twenty-Third episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series looks at going through tough times, linked in with the song, Tea Bags For Tears.

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There’s also two blog posts on the subject:

Tea Bags For Tears; and

Temporary Troubles In A Marathon.

This episode’s Favourite Movie Quote segment comes from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in which the main protagonist gets put in his place by his Muslim place after complaining that he nearly got killed because he wasn’t helped.

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In the Open Air

I remember lying on the top bunk of a backpackers in Barcelona. It was a September evening in 2011, 1am, and there was still a buzz of vehicle and foot traffic outside. A normal occurrence for the city. I loved Barcelona, and during this time of Covid19, it’s surreal to think that it might be a long while before any of us can venture beyond our own communities. Continue reading In the Open Air

#22 – “Dear God” – the lost art of a lament

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The Twenty-Second episode of the Great Deep Podcast Series looks at the lost art of being able to lament when things are tough, linked in with the song, Dear God. Continue reading #22 – “Dear God” – the lost art of a lament