120: Max Lucado | Finding Help in the Holy Spirit



On today’s episode, pastor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado joins us as we kick off this brand new season of The Rhythm of Us!  We chat with Max today about living from the empowering strength that’s available to us through the Holy Spirit. Max shares his personal journey of coming to the end of his own strength and discovering the transforming power and peace he found in learning to rely on the person of the Holy Spirit. Make sure to check out Max’s latest book: Help is Here, available now wherever book are sold!

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119: Josh & Christy Straub | Be Famous at Home



Today we’re chatting with our new friends here in Franklin, Dr. Josh and Christi Straub.  Josh & Christy are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead Famous at Home, a company centered on emotional intelligence and family wellness. They also host the Famous at Home podcast, have written several wonderful books, including their latest book, Famous at Home, which we’re diving into today.

Josh & Christy unpack several simple decisions we can make as parents to shift the environment of our home. We chat about how to connect in meaningful ways with our kids, the importance of showing up as the best version of ourself, and practical ways we can intentionally create an atmosphere of peace in our home. This was such an incredible conversation with Josh & Christy,  we can’t wait to share it with you all!

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118: Nicole Zasowski | The Rhythm of Celebration



Today we’re excited to welcome our friend Nicole Zasowski back to the show. Nicole is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, author, and speaker from the great state of Connecticut. We’re chatting with Nicole today about the practice of celebration: why it’s a vital part of our spiritual growth, the roadblocks that can keep us from celebrating, and some intentional ways we can begin to practice this important rhythm in our daily lives. 

We absolutely loved our time with Nicole. Excited to share it with you all. Make sure to check out Nicole’s latest book: What if it’s Wonderful 

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117: Johnathan Pitts | Navigating Grief and Loss



Today we’re so excited to welcome our friend Johnathan Pitts to the show.  Johnathan is an author, speaker, and executive pastor at COTC here in Franklin, TN. For years he served as the director of the Urban Alternative which is the national ministry of Dr. Tony Evans in Dallas, Tx.  Jonathan has co-authored two books alongside his late wife, Wynter Pitts. He is also President of For Girls Like You Ministries, a ministry for tween girls and their parents. 

In this conversation, Johnathan shares the highs and lows of his story, which has been quite a whirlwind over the last few years.  Just after celebrating 15 years of marriage to his wife Wynter, in the summer of 2018, Wynter passed away unexpectedly in her sleep. Johnathan shares his journey of grief and loss, how the Lord has carried him over the last few years, navigating life with his 4 daughters, finding their new normal, and trusting God for their future. This was such a beautiful, rich conversation with Johnathan. We were so blessed by the lessons he shared from his story. We can’t wait to share it with you. 

 

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116: Shauna Niequist | Finding Beauty in a New Season



Today we’re so thrilled to welcome Shauna Niequist to the show. Shauna is the NYT’s best selling author of books such as Present over Perfect, Bread & Wine, and Savor. We sat down with Shauna to unpack her latest book (one of our very favorites of 2022) entitled, “I Guess I Haven’t Learned that Yet.” Shauna shares her journey of navigating life in a season of big change, about learning to let go, remake your life, and what it means to start over with curiosity and self-compassion.

This interview was one for us that could not have come at a better time, after navigating a similar move across the country with little kids, just before COVID, we just needed every. single. word. So, we can’t wait for you all to hear Shauna’s incredible story and the wisdom she shares along the way. No matter where this finds you today – we hope this conversation will be as helpful to you as it was to us! So, without further ado, lets jump into today’s conversation.

Here’s Shauna.

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115: Ian Cron | Rewrite Your Story



Today we’re so thrilled to welcome our new friend, Enneagram Expert, and Best-Selling Author, Ian Cron to the show! Ian is an Episcopal Priest, a trained Psychologist, and author of some of the most helpful books you can find on the Enneagram, including the best- seller, The Road Back to You. If you’re looking for a good place to begin learning about the Enneagram, this is always a great place to start!

Today we’re talking with Ian about his latest book called The Story of You, using enneagram wisdom to rewrite the broken stories we tell ourselves about who we are! This interview was so rich, definitely one you’ll want to listen to over & over again. There’s an incredible 4 step process that Ian outlines for us today that would be so helpful to go through with your spouse or someone you love & trust, to really examine the story you’re living in, see how it lines up with the truth, and rewrite a newer, truer story of who you really are. This conversation was so powerful, we cannot wait to dive in. So let’s get to it.

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114: The Rhythm of Staying in Awe



Thanks for joining us for this podcast series as we work our way through the 5 rhythms of thriving marriages from our book, The Rhythm of Us. Last week we talked about the fourth rhythm: Seeking Adventure, and we hope you all got a chance to try out some of the practices we talked through! If you did, we would love to hear how it went, you can find us at therhythmofus.com or on social media. We’d love to hear how you’re doing on this journey towards a thriving marriage.

Today we’re jumping into the fifth and final rhythm, The Rhythm of Staying in Awe. We’re unpacking the transformative power behind this practice as well as a few intentional ways we can begin to work this rhythm into our everyday lives! Listen in!

“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders, where morning dawns and evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.”
Psalm 65:8

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113: The Rhythm of Seeking Adventure



Thanks for joining us for this podcast series as we work our way through the 5 rhythms of thriving marriages from our book, The Rhythm of Us. Last week we talked about the third rhythm: Slowing Down, and we hope you all got a chance to try out some of the practices we talked through! If you did, we would love to hear how it went, you can find us at therhythmofus.com or on social media. We’d love to hear how you’re doing on this journey towards a thriving marriage.

Today we’re jumping into the fourth rhythm, The Rhythm of Seeking Adventure. We’re unpacking the transformative power behind this practice as well as a few intentional ways we can begin to work this rhythm into our everyday lives! Listen in!

“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”
John 10:10

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112: The Rhythm of Slowing Down



Thanks for joining us for this podcast series as we work our way through the 5 rhythms of thriving marriages from our book, The Rhythm of Us. Last week we talked about the second rhythm: Serving, and we hope you all got a chance to try out some of the practices we talked through! If you did, we would love to hear how it went, you can find us at therhythmofus.com or on social media. We’d love to hear how you’re doing on this journey towards a thriving marriage.

Today we’re jumping into the third rhythm, The Rhythm of Slowing Down. We’re unpacking the transformative power behind this practice as well as a few intentional ways we can begin to work this rhythm into our everyday lives! Listen in!

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12

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111. The Rhythm of Serving



Thanks for joining us for this podcast series as we work our way through the 5 rhythms of thriving marriages from our book, The Rhythm of Us. Last week we talked about the first rhythm: Speaking Life, and we hope you all got a chance to try out some of the practices we talked through! If you did, we would love to hear how it went, you can find us at therhythmofus.com or on social media. We’d love to hear how you’re doing on this journey towards a thriving marriage.

Today we’re jumping into the second rhythm, The Rhythm of Serving. We’re unpacking the transformative power behind this practice as well as three intentional ways we can begin to work this rhythm into our everyday lives! Listen in!

“The greatest among you will be your servant.”
Matthew 23:11

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