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The Real Life Podcast

Jeff and Alyssa are a married couple with two toddlers running around their home talking about faith, culture, and take listener's questions with a little dash of random sprinkled in.

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God's vision for our sexuality (part 1)

this is talk 1 of 2 talks I gave at Olivet Nazarene University. Today's show is sponsored by Sofi. See how easy it is to start investing, and get $25 in free stock just for signing up when you visit Sofi.com/real

34mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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The Key to a Good Relationship

This week on the podcast we have a message from Alyssa that she gave at a conference recently on relationships and building a foundation in the Lord. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Get a 4-week free trial plus free postage and a digital scale when you visit https://stamps.com, click the microphone at the top of the page and enter code LASTS

37mins

28 May 2019

Rank #2

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Creating New Rhythms and a New Story

This week we have one of Jeff's conference talks from NewSpring Church on creating rhythms and habits in your life. Today’s show is sponsored by NOOM! Out with the old habits, and in with the new!  Sign up for your free trial today at NOOM.com/REALLIFE Today’s show is also sponsored by BROOKLINEN! Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you go to BROOKLINEN.COM and use the promo code REAL at checkout! Today’s show is also sponsored by LEGACYBOX! There’s never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories! Go to LEGACYBOX.COM/LOVE to get 40% off your first order!

47mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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10 Ways to De-Hustle Your Life

Today I share 10 quick tips to dehustling your life and how we have tried to work these out in our own life! Today’s show is brought to you by BROOKLINEN!  These are the best sheets I’ve ever slept on! Get 15% off and free shipping when you use the promo code REAL at BROOKLINEN DOT COM Today’s show is also brought to you by NOOM!  You don’t have to change it all in one day! Sign up for your trial today at NOOM DOT COM SLASH REAL LIFE

21mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Conflict that Grows Your Marriage

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about the “real life” part of the podcast by reflecting on a recent fight they had and talk about communication and friction in marriage. Today's episode is sponsored by Brooklinen. Get $20 off and free shipping at https://www.brooklinen.com/ with promo code REAL

40mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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How to Sabbath Q&A

this week Alyssa and I give a brief overview of why we sabbath and then answer your most frequent questions! To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to https://www.zola.com/jeffandalyssa Today’s show is sponsored by SOCIETY 6!  Give thoughtful and unique gifts this holiday season!  Get 30% off and free shipping by going to S6.co/pod and enter our code REAL. Today’s show is also sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius is the easy way to compare and buy life insurance!  Go to policygenius.com to get quotes and apply in minutes!

49mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Dealing with Toxic People

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about toxic relationships and the difference between a toxic relationship and a hard relationship that needs growth.   Today’s show is sponsored by Zip Recruiter. Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/lasts Go to https://www.daily-harvest.com and enter promo code 'reallife' to get three cups FREE in your first box!   Go to https://www.koparibeauty.com/reallife to make the safe switch today, and save five-dollars off your first order when you subscribe!

39mins

19 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Breaking Through the Darkness of Anxiety

This week on the podcast, Alyssa Bethke chats with her best friend Shannon Cherry about her journey of fear, anxiety, and healing. Today’s show is sponsored by Zip Recruiter. Try Zip Recruiter for free by going to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/real This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Get a 4-week free trial when you visit https://stamps.com, click the microphone at the top of the page and enter code LASTS

55mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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how social media affects us as women (Alyssa's roundtable)

this week Alyssa invited 3 of her friends over to chat about being women in today's age, motherhood, and specifically on this week's episode about social media and being women. Today’s show is also brought to you by noom. Small steps make big progress!  Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/reallife

59mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Crafting an end of year Summit

This week Alyssa and I chat about how to craft an end of the year summit for your family. Here is our google doc I mention in the episode! Today’s show is sponsored by Noom. Small steps make big progress! Sign up for your trial at noom.com/reallife Today’s show is sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off and free shipping when you go to Brooklinen.com and use our code 'real' Today’s show is also sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius is the easy way to compare and buy life insurance!  Go to policy genius.com to get quotes and apply in minutes.

43mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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What We’d Tell Our Young Adult Self

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk to their younger, college-aged selves about what they would do differently or what they wish they had known then.     To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to http://www.ZOLA.com/jeffandalyssa

27mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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How to Find Your Calling

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about figuring out your specific purpose and mission, how to cultivate your talents, and how finding your calling is one of the best ways to avoid burnout. Today's episode is sponsored by Audible. Get your first audiobook free when you try Audible for 30 days at https://audible.com/reallife or text ‘reallife’ to 500500 Today's episode is also sponsored by Legacybox. There's never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Get 40% off your first order at https://legacybox.com/love

42mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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when you don't feel like you're enough (women's roundtable)

join Alyssa and her friends this week as they chat about what it means to be a women in culture today, and specifically chat through the problem of not feeling enough.

55mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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How Many Kids Should You Have? Asking the Right Questions

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke talk about family size and parenting intentionally.

35mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Eschatological Realism: Living in Who You Already Are in Christ

Join Jeff and Alyssa Bethke for a special episode on Eschatological Realism and the mind-blowing truth of the gospel in our everyday lives.  Today's episode is sponsored by Brooklinen. Get $20 off and free shipping at https://www.brooklinen.com/ with promo code REAL Today's episode is also brought to you by the coconut deodorant Kopari. Go to http://koparibeauty.com/reallife to save $5 off your first order. 

35mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Dealing with Our Own Ugliness

This week on the podcast, Jeff and Alyssa Bethke go off on one of Jeff’s random thoughts on human waste, industrialization, and dealing with the hard things in our lives. Today's episode is sponsored by Legacybox. There's never been a better time to digitally preserve your memories. Get 40% off your first order at https://legacybox.com/love To start your free wedding website and also get $50 off your registry on Zola, go to http://www.ZOLA.com/jeffandalyssa  

34mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #16