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Season 3

#165 Exposing Your Kids to the Dark Side -- WHY and HOW

Dec. 28, 2021

Welcome to this episode where we will be discussing a sensitive and sometimes frightening topic to many parents — and that’s WHY and HOW to expose your children to the darkness in order to help them be stronger and more prep…

#164 Teen Mental Health Strategies That WORK! Pattern Interrupts & State Changes

Dec. 21, 2021

In this episode, we’re discussing teen mental health and strategies for helping them not only overcome mental health challenges but to learn to thrive despite their difficult circumstances. We’re empathetic to the real strug…

#163 The Failure to Launch Epidemic and How to Prevent It In YOUR Children & Teens

Dec. 14, 2021

In this episode, we’re talking about Failure to Launch syndrome — a significant growing phenomenon among young adults who are not successfully making the transition to adulthood . Its symptoms include young adults who contin…

#162 'Entertainment Overrun' is Creating a Painful Gap Between Here and the Life of Your Dreams

Dec. 7, 2021

We often receive emails from parents or spouses asking questions -- we love it. (Email us your questions at support @ extraordinaryfamilylife.com) This email asked us: “How can our family create balance and not feel guilty f…

#161 Question Everything -- Including C*vid -- Take Responsibility, And Get Healthy!

Nov. 30, 2021

Under duress, Greg agreed to do ANOTHER podcast touching on issues around C*vid -- but only because someone was confused about our 'statement' and position during the last one. They also believed there were some holes in our…

#160 "You're Good Enough the Way You Are" Isn't the WHOLE Truth

Nov. 9, 2021

It IS true that 'you are good enough the way you are'. You are special. You are lovable. You are allowed to just be YOU. But those ideas are INCOMPLETE truths. You were also designed, created, and evolved to continually aim …

#159 Teenage Rebellion & "Restaurant Parenting"

Nov. 3, 2021

"Rebellion of basically any kind stems from needs that are not being met." "Which needs are commonly not met that are likely to lead to rebellion?" Is there a difference between healthy and unhealthy rebellion ? Do you consi…

#158 The Politicization of C*vid & the V*ccine -- the episode we 'should not' be doing ;)

Sept. 25, 2021

In our last episode (#158), Greg hinted at doing another episode about the v*ccine. I wasn't so sure. But after thinking and discussing it, we decided to do it together -- partly because our individual views balance each oth…

#157 Our Response to 'Incomprehensibly Stupid' Memes & Current Events

Sept. 13, 2021

What happens when you share a 'controversial' meme on social media? Lots of comments and ensuing arguments. In this podcast, Greg and Rachel respond to comments on a meme that was shared which said: "If you've ever wondered …

#156 How to know if you’re WINNING in life

Sept. 5, 2021

How do you know if you’re winning in life? It’s Easier in sports where there’s a scoreboard, but even that isn’t always reflective of true winning. You might lose the game but still be winning in personal improvements, perfo…

#155 This is Why You Misjudge Other People

Aug. 14, 2021

Misjudging people it’s so easy and most of us do it pretty often if not all the time. Outward Symptoms can often help, but not always. They might Look rich but are broke. Look poor but have millions. Look nice but are evil…

#154 Learning To WANT What You NEED and LOVE What You Don’t Like

Aug. 7, 2021

Here are 5 ideas about learning to like and enjoy the things you need to do but may not always want to do. 1—Like the results. You may not like the method and that’s okay. FOCUS on the results. What you focus on you feel. …

#153 When Being a Good Person Produces Bad Results

Aug. 5, 2021

Being good is not enough Most of our default thinking is that if we’re a good person it will be enough. That’s just not true! You can be a good person and a piss poor husband You can be a good person and a lousy lover You …

#152 Your Money & Your Marriage

July 16, 2021

What are good beliefs and practices around money in your marriage? What if one spouse brings in the income and the other stays home, who should be in charge of how it’s spent? Does the non-income earning spouse have any say …

#151 What husbands NEED to know about their wives

July 9, 2021

Many marriages are merely okay, or even slowly dying simply because men are inadvertently neglecting their wives. Gentlemen, you’re living far below your privileges in your marriage. Inadvertent negligence is costing you t…

#150 The Sex-quel. Follow up sex episode with Rachel Denning

June 16, 2021

Is sex ever a source of frustration, confusion, or contention in your marriage? It definitely was for us early in our marriage. Most of it came because we didn’t understand each other, or ourselves for that matter, and we …

#149 Making Your Mark

June 8, 2021

What Mark are you making in the world? What Mark are you making in your family? We all have the privilege, opportunity, and even responsibility to make a mark in the world and in the lives of others. Interestingly, we are al…

#148 What Wives Need to Know about Husbands' (Sex Drive) and What Men Need to Understand about Themselves

June 3, 2021

Sexuality is just a part of being human. And as such it needs to be understood and directed. Unfortunately many men do not understand themselves and their sex drive, and many more women do not understand their man. Why does …

#147 Choose To Be a Champion, Even In The Little Things.

May 23, 2021

Every day we have a choice. In fact we have many choice moments throughout the day. Choose to be a champion, or by default we can choose to be a chump. The champion chooses to do things in a great way, even the little thing…

#146 Life Lessons From My Brother’s Death

May 13, 2021

My youngest brother died last week. He’d been struggling with a drug addiction for years. I thought he was getting better. I hope he was getting better. But it came to a tragic end last week. This last week has been brutal …

#145 The Corners Of Your Life

April 18, 2021

We all have little corners in our lives where the dust and the dirt and the stuff begin to gather. This is both literal and figurative.

It may be the corner of your closet or your garage, or the corners of your mind or your…

#144 She Died In My Arms

April 3, 2021

This is the account of an unbelievable experience we had in Ecuador while preparing to climb a big mountain. I had an opportunity to go back up and help someone who had fallen. She later died in my arms on the mountain. Th…

#143 Total Transformation of a Life

March 24, 2021

While I was climbing a big peek in Ecuador with my wife we met a man who we quickly connected with. In just a few minutes he told us the short version of his life story and how he totally transformed his life. His story is …

#142 Are You PREPARED To Help?

Feb. 21, 2021

Wow! Do I have some stories for you today! Are you willing and ready to help when the situation arises? And more importantly, are you actually prepared to help? Many of us will be offered many opportunities to make a differ…

#141 Failing Your Way To Success

Feb. 14, 2021

Failure hurts. A lot. It’s not some thing any of us want to do, but I think it’s something we all need to do. We attempted to Summit Orizaba and failed. Epic story. But in that failure were many successes—if we look for the…

#140 Find a Way or Make one

Feb. 10, 2021

If you’re on the right path and it’s the appropriate time for you, find a way to make it work or make a way to make it work! Too many of us give up too often and too soon. We give a first attempt or maybe a feeble second an…

#139 How To Get Inspiration & Guidance For Your Life

Feb. 1, 2021

How would your life be different if you had all the inspiration and guidance you need and want? Well you can have it! You just have to be more strategic. I remember vividly times in my life when I desperately needed to know…

#138 Formidable and Indomitable

Jan. 4, 2021

Formidable -very strong, especially in character; producing respect and a little fear in others: -Worthy of respect - tending to inspire awe or admiration because of great size, strength, excellence, etc. -If you describ…