Welcome back to the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin. In this bonus episode, Steve talks with Faydra Koenig, Edward Brown, and Janet Austin. PLUS Steve welcomes a special surprise guest co-host.
Welcome to Episode 72 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin, featuring Ryan Brown. This Summer, we’re talking through The Sermon on the Mount, and today’s conversation dives deep on the topic of divorce. Ryan is an Enneagram 2 and a child of divorced parents, with lots of wisdom to share.
- These two verses are all about reconciliation.
- Divorce brought shame on the family and was viewed as the woman’s fault. But Jesus turns this perspective on its head.
- Jesus was telling men to take better care of their families.
- Jesus was telling women they were never created to be a possession.
- Be careful to compromise the commandments of God, and be aware of when your hardened hearts are twisting the scriptures to something they are not.
- Marriage is a mature decision that shouldn’t be entered into lightly.
- Divorce is a mature decision that shouldn’t be entered into lightly.
- We can’t be so quick to abandon our tribe.
- Sarah Robinson’s Blog on “Love that Chooses”
- Allison Armstrong, founder of PAX
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Ryan C. Brown is a passionate community organizer specializing in community relations, curriculum development, and event programming within the greater Los Angeles area. Ryan has a strong passion for Social Justice and culture initiatives and serves as a Community Advocate through panel discussions, community events, public awareness campaigns, and resource coordination on topics such as: racial inequality, environmental challenges, and community collaboration. Ryan is also motivated to mentor and develop youth by encouraging creative problem-solving techniques and strategies and frequently volunteers his time speaking in classrooms and in small groups throughout Los Angeles. He currently serves as the host for The Mission Podcast, a monthly, faith-based, social justice conversation and also writes for his personal blog, rcspeaksla.com.
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Join Steve Austin and Mike Foster on Episode 51 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast for a brand-new look at relationships. If you’re tired of hearing the same old relationship advice, don’t miss this talk about Mike and Jennifer Foster’s new workbook, Five Dates.
- Mike Foster describes himself as an imperfectionist and friend of second chancers. He has published wonderfully helpful curriculum like “Freeway” and “Wonderflife” and started the Rescue Academy, which I’ve had the joy of working through. Mike’s work has been featured on Good Morning America, Fox News and in the New York Times, plus an appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
- Listen and subscribe to Mike’s FunTherapy podcast.
- Talking styles of men and women (hint: they’re different).
- What do we need to know if we’re in a relationship with someone who has a lot of past trauma or baggage?
- What role does compassion play in a relationship?
- Advice for the couple who says, “we’ve tried everything and nothing has worked”.
- Marriage counseling usually doesn’t work because: a) people go too late, and b) focusing on problems stirs up more problems and pain.
- Get the book at FiveDates.co
- Check out People of the Second Chance at secondchance.org
- Retweet Steve’s pinned post on Twitter for a chance to win a copy of the Five Dates workbooks!
Tweetable Moments with Mike:
- Fifty percent of any relationship is one hundred percent you.
- I’m going to spend the rest of my life helping people feel less alone.
- … loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unheard.
- Complexity keeps people stuck.
- I want to have compassion anchor every transaction.
- Don’t work on your problems, work on your togetherness.
- Men communicate to win and to compete; women communicate to create togetherness and connection.
- Blame is a quick way to discharge our pain.
- Oftentimes, the problems we’re facing today come from our family of origin.
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In Episode 38 of The #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin is honored to have Trey Pearson on the show. In this episode, Trey shares songs from his new EP, “Love is Love”, plus dives deep into his story of coming out of the closet while he was married to a woman.
Some questions from today’s conversation:
- What’s it like growing up in a conservative home, being taught that sexual orientation is a matter of choice, and having to suppress your thoughts and feelings and desires?
- And what advice would you give to the teenager, being raised in a conservative family and/or evangelical Christianity, who is just waking up to who they really are?
- You were married to a woman for 7 years before you came out as a gay man, what was the tipping point for you?
- What do you want to say to the gay man, who is scared to death, hiding behind the mask of a heterosexual marriage?
With his band Everyday Sunday, Trey Pearson has sold hundreds of thousands of records, and amassed millions of streams. He has scored 5 #1 U.S. singles and 20 Top 10 hits. His song “Wake Up! Wake Up!” was the most-played Christian rock song of 2007, and his 2009 album, “Best Night of Our Lives,” broke onto the coveted Billboard 200 chart. Pearson has toured in all 50 states and 20 countries, playing with top Christian musicians such as Toby Mac, Switchfoot, MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Relient K and others.
Recently, Trey Pearson, the founder and owner of Everyday Sunday, has come out of the closet to make national news. His announcement started a national conversation with a television appearance on The View. It has been covered by The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, CNN and more, as he became the most trending topic worldwide on Facebook.
Trey is so generous and so excited about this album that he wants to give away one autographed copy of his brand-new Album, love is love. For your chance to win, follow me on Twitter @iamsteveaustin and Retweet my pinned post that’s all about today’s episode. I’ll announce the winner of the autographed copy of Love is Love at the beginning of next week’s show.
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“The Good Grief” and “Love is Love” by Trey Pearson. Both songs shared with permission.