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Inspirational Comedy with Dr. Michael Smalley

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Rank #193 in Self-Improvement category

Comedy
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Only for those who want to laugh... A LOT...and pick up new ways to love better. Join Dr. Michael Smalley as you discover the most important strategies to loving well and loving for a life-time! This isn't just a podcast but a comedic learning experience!

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Only for those who want to laugh... A LOT...and pick up new ways to love better. Join Dr. Michael Smalley as you discover the most important strategies to loving well and loving for a life-time! This isn't just a podcast but a comedic learning experience!

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Love this podcast

By shannynic - Jan 22 2020
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Love this podcast and miss it so much.

Uplifting and motivating

By JtadaD⚜️ - Jan 24 2019
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Very easy to listen to. Michael and Amy are very motivational and uplifting and I love the advice.

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276 Ratings
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Love this podcast

By shannynic - Jan 22 2020
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Love this podcast and miss it so much.

Uplifting and motivating

By JtadaD⚜️ - Jan 24 2019
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Very easy to listen to. Michael and Amy are very motivational and uplifting and I love the advice.
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Inspirational Comedy with Dr. Michael Smalley

Latest release on May 20, 2020

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Only for those who want to laugh... A LOT...and pick up new ways to love better. Join Dr. Michael Smalley as you discover the most important strategies to loving well and loving for a life-time! This isn't just a podcast but a comedic learning experience!

Rank #1: A conversation with the "Sex Master"

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What's healthy when it comes to sexual intimacy in marriage? This episode is definitely not for little ears, a warning to those parents who might not want their kids to hear an honest and frank discussion about sex. I've got Dave Willis on the show and we don't shy away from anything when discussion sexual intimacy.

Nov 28 2017

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Rank #2: LOVE Talk - the most powerful communication method on earth

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Do you ever get into conflict? I’m in conflict every other day with my wife! And we help couples for a living! Today you are going to discover, possibly, the most important thing about resolving conflict…and you don’t know about it! But no longer, we are going to reveal this truth as we unpack resolving conflict as a couple.
If you are going to resolve conflict, you have to have structure!LOVE Talk stands for Listen-Own-Validate-Express

Feb 07 2018

14mins

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Rank #3: Tonight - Top 10 ways guaranteed to turn your wife on

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This isn't just another top 10 list! In fact, the first thing on the list is something my father shared with me before I got married, and let me tell you, he was right!  Amy joins me once again to have an honest conversation about how to experience the best sex of your life!  

In today's show, we give you the top 10 things a husband can do to get his wife excited about sex.  You'll be surprised by some of them, but there's something important we discuss that every man better know!

May 22 2018

45mins

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Rank #4: The Anatomy of Marriage Interview

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Today is a special day because I got to interview Seth and Melanie Studley! They have the Anatomy of Marriage Podcast that is a huge success! They share things you just don't normally hear from a couple, especially where one of them is a licensed marriage and family therapist! Don't miss out on this episode.  It's a new take on couples therapy and relationship advice.  “This is the podcast that we wish we could have had 9 years ago when our marriage was falling apart!”  Seth & Melanie Studley

Oct 23 2018

52mins

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Rank #5: Is oral sex allowed for a Christian couple

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I just received this question and it jumped right off the page at me!

“Is oral sex something that is OK with the Lord, and, is it ok to dress up in a little nurse costume, or such.

I know this sounds so crazy, but I am about to go out of my mind needing to know the answers to this question! We have two boys coming up and I want them to have the best life possible in the Lord………these questions are just not talked about enough!

Thank you for your time and answer. May God richly bless you and all of your family!

MICHAEL: I hate couples who miss out on the joy of sex with each other because they think there are some dos and don’ts—mainly developed through misconceptions.

AMY: That’s right. As married couples, we should be the most open with one another.

MICHAEL: But I just have to hear it from a female. Do you think oral sex is okay?

AMY: I truly do think it’s okay. Within the confines of the relationship, I do. We are one man and one woman, and we are exploring each other’s bodies. We are created for each other’s pleasure. And part of that is oral sex.

MICHAEL: Absolutely. So, there is nothing wrong with it.

But it is okay, again, as long as you are enjoying each other sexually, exploring, coming up with new ideas for each other, and you are both on board. Once sex becomes a deal about me and what I want, and I don’t care what your opinion is or whether you are comfortable or not, then we have a problem.

Feb 08 2018

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Rank #6: Discovering the value of your personality

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Here's a special treat! From the video archives here at Smalley Institute, we give you my father's session from Hidden Keys to Loving Lasting Relationships...discovering the value of your personality!

Sign up today for the free Smalley animal personality online course! Here's what you receive:

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  1. Free online assessment of the Smalley Animal Personality Test (Lion, Otter, Golden Retriever, Beaver)
  2. Classic video from Dr. Gary Smalley on discovering the value of your personality
  3. In-depth lesson content to help you better understand each other
  4. The personality relationship dynamic report where you can discover key issues for every conceivable personality match
  5. And it's all free!

Jan 22 2019

57mins

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Rank #7: FLQ - Dealing with separation and mental disorders

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Today we take two of your questions, the first one is a voicemail hotline question from Matt who wants to know how to talk about his current separation and trying to get a plan together with this estranged wife. The second question came through our website and this wife wants to know how to deal with a spouse who has a serious mental disorder like Bipolar with sociopathic tendencies.

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Nov 30 2018

32mins

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Rank #8: Husbands with low sex drive - Friday Listener Day

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It’s Friday, which means we get to handle one of your questions! Today is a rarely talked about issue that researchers say impact an estimated 20% of couples. Esther from California asked us to do a show about low sex drive, but she wants to know about the husbands who struggle with a low desire for sex. We learn why this might be happening and more importantly, what to do about it. For the Distraction of the Day: Which two groups of people would be the most unlikely groups to serve soup together for the homeless?

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Nov 23 2018

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Rank #9: Why women struggle with sex

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Well, "cough" today uh, hello podcast listeners. Today we’re gonna talk about something, you know, we’re gonna talk about uhhhhhhh... Amy Smalley interrupts, “We’re gonna talk about why women struggle with sex.”

Yup. That’s what we’re doing, so ya.

And then for the distraction of the day, there’s something you can do with cows but it costs $300 an hour. You’ll find out at the end if Amy is open to it.

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Nov 01 2018

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Rank #10: Anatomy of trust

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Maya Angelou once wrote, “I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” Today we explore the anatomy of trust with Dr. Brené Brown...sort of!

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Jan 24 2019

29mins

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Rank #11: Four things every couple needs to know about sex

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Today we are talking about sex, possibly one of the greatest gifts outside of eternal life God ever gave humankind! To help us with this conversation, Dave Willis of strongermarriages.com, is going to lend his expertise...and trust me, this guy has millions of readers, likes, and more.

Coming up next we talk about the 4 things every couple needs to know about sex.

About Dave and Ashley Willis (www.strongermarriages.com)
Almost 1 million likes on their Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/strongermarriages/Millions of readers on their blogPastor at Stevens Creek Church near Augusta, GeorgiaAuthors of The 7 Day Marriage Challenge (Husband edition and Wife edition)
4 things every couple needs to know about sex
Where do you come up with all this great content?Who was your inspiration to get into marriage ministry?What’s the worst fight you and Ashley have had?Most MEN see sex as a form of stress relief while most WOMEN need stress relief BEFORE they can be in mindset to make love.Deeper TRANSPARENCY outside the bedroom leads to deeper INTIMACY inside the bedroom.Keep your FANTASIES focused on each other. Don’t just be PHYSICALLY monogamous; be MENTALLY monogamous too.Don’t forget to have FUN!

Apr 03 2018

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Rank #12: The biggest killers to sexual intimacy and how to eliminate them

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The health of your emotional relationship

If you don’t feel loved, you don’t want to show love

The specific things you are doing to kill your sexual intimacy

Invalidation

How you respond to your spouse matters.

Lack of affirmation

Negative beliefs

Here’s how you eliminate them

Invalidation

Start to validate each other

Empathize

Lack of affirmation

Make a list of what you appreciate about your spouse (you can do this on our app)

Don’t wait till you feel like affirming your spouse, do it because it is the right thing to do. Your spouse isn’t pure evil!

Negative beliefs

Ask questions

Assume the best instead of the worst all the time

Each one of these fixes takes important choices.  Stop acting like a victim and do the right thing regardless of whether your spouse deserves it.

Jul 11 2018

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Rank #13: The most easy way to understand the heart of communication

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Last show we talked about the importance of having structure in how you resolve conflict. So you can’t just go all willy-nilly during conflict and think you’re going to get anything solved.

Today is about the most powerful word picture in the history of the world when it comes to resolving conflict!  If you’re going to resolve conflict, then you are trying to replicate the experience you get when going through the drive-through at a Chick-fil-a.

Feb 13 2018

14mins

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Rank #14: The affection connection - Intimacy Intelligence

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Today we are talking about the sound of intimacy and what you can do to make intimacy sound beautiful! And it’s not dirty.  The Distraction of the Day: So now that I know how much cockroaches freak you out. I’m going to fly through this show just to get to this distraction of the day! Yea, it has cockroaches!

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Dec 11 2018

31mins

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Rank #15: FLQ - Failed nudity and trust

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It’s Friday Listener Question day! On today’s show Amy and I get confronted through the voicemail hotline about our views of nudity then Kirsten left a message on wanting to help a friend, who has a history of being hurt, find trust again. 

Get all the show notes and more free stuff here: https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/blog/flq-failed-nudity-and-trust

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Jan 11 2019

37mins

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Rank #16: The dark secret of social media

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Let’s talk about the social behind social media, what you think you know may surprise you, and what you don’t...well that’s what we’re gonna talk about today. Along with a new segment we are calling “A Completely Unrelated Distraction of the Day” where I will share with you fun, strange, inspirational and often times totally unbelievable news from around the world.  Wait till you hear what a pizza delivery guy did for someone in hospice. Amy Morin, PsychologyToday.com wrote, "Throughout the last couple of decades, our ability to connect with people around the globe has exploded. Initially, the internet allowed us to chat, join newsgroups, or email anyone in the world. The invention of cellphones allowed us to talk to people when we were away from our desks and outside of our homes.  Then, social networks allowed us to connect with our neighbors, childhood pals, college buddies, and co—workers with a click of a button. Finally, smartphones made it easier than ever to connect with anyone we wanted around the clock.  So you'd think we'd be feeling good about our social lives, right? After all, never in the history of the universe has communicating with people been so simple and accessible."

Oct 22 2018

24mins

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Rank #17: New series Tonight: Why married sex is the best sex

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Married sex is the best sex

Why do a series of shows on sex? Married sex is the best sex!

Because it seems as though this is the topic of conversation you, the listener is most interested in.

Our number one show is titled “Is Oral sex allowed for a Christian couple”.

Oddly enough most couples don’t ever truly learn about the needs and desires of their spouse...so we are going to help facilitate a conversation about them.

There is still a lot of misinformation out there for couples, we want to clear the air and get you on the right path for a healthy sex life.

Let’s start off this series with some good ole healthy facts and figures about sex and the married couple

Married people have the best sex

Sex isn’t only about personal pleasure, it’s about loving someone unconditionally and meeting their needs intimacy wise.

PsychologyToday.com “For example, if you have sex twice a week you may experience the equivalent of being two years younger than your chronological age, as well as benefiting from a significant enhancement in the health and efficiency of the heart, respiratory system, and maintaining muscle strength.”

May 08 2018

44mins

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Rank #18: FLQ - tracking your spouse

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Today I take a voicemail question about whether or not it's ok to track your spouse via their smartphone or is that simply a lack of trust.  My answer is going to blow your minds! Or possibly not, depends on your mind I guess.

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Jan 25 2019

22mins

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Rank #19: Improve your communication now

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On today’s show we are giving you 3 things you need to stop immediately in order to improve the communication at home. Well almost three things, because one of them I totally disagree with and will fight to the death with Amy about it!

Transform Your Marriage in 31 Days for only $31 dollars! We took the guesswork out of "what can help" and created for you an experience where we "drip" our most important education, devotions, and date night inspiration to you each week.

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Dec 17 2018

32mins

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Rank #20: Pursue attraction

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A story about a drunken crowd, a demanding husband and a wife who does the only thing she could possibly do to make the situation promising. Today we pursue attraction!

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Feb 13 2019

28mins

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You gotta believe it to get it - morning devos for couples

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May 20 2020

8mins

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The overwhelming power of gentleness - morning devos for couples

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May 19 2020

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Serve each other - morning devos for couples

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May 18 2020

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Value each other - morning devos for couples

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Get the notes, videos, and audio to these morning devos here: https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/offers/Uop2oaXJ 

May 15 2020

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What are you worked up about?

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May 14 2020

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The Love Language of Christ - Morning Devo for Couples

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May 13 2020

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Abide in Him - morning devo for couples

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Apr 30 2020

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The cost of freedom - morning devo for couples

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28 statements from Jesus that will transform your marriage! Sign up for the 28 day course here and the the notes and audio: https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/offers/Uop2oaXJ 

Apr 29 2020

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Repent - Morning Devos for Couples

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Get the full show notes and discussion questions here: https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/blog/repent-matthew-4-17 

Apr 28 2020

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The time I kissed a girl and then...

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Day 6

Yesterday I shared the time I was patient zero in a meningitis outbreak in Conroe Texas.  Today you get to hear when I was patient zero at Kanakuk Kamp in Branson Missouri! It involves my first ever kiss with a girl I wasn’t dating and more!

BUILD A BETTER LIFE WITH… 

Real or Messed up Quarantine Family Fun Tips

Exploding Kittens

YOU PUT THE CARDS ON THE TABLE AND TAKE TURNS DRAWING FROM THEM.

Playing Exploding Kittens

IF YOU DRAW AN EXPLODING KITTEN CARD, YOU EXPLODE. WHEN YOU EXPLODE, YOU DIE AND YOU'RE OUT OF THE GAME.  UNLESS!  YOU PLAY A DEFUSE CARD, WHICH WILL STOP THE KITTEN FROM EXPLODING USING THINGS LIKE LASER POINTERS, KITTEN YOGA, AND CATNIP SANDWICHES.

$8.7 million raised in Kickstarter.

Passive Aggressive Pugs

First, I’m starting a kickstarter campaign and I only want $3.5 million!  The game is simple, all the cards are blank.  You get to fill in the cards with complaints about your spouse, children, parents, siblings or friends.  The goal is to get your loved ones to discover the different ways they frustrate you.  But make sure and don’t be too blunt.  If the other player realizes the complaint is about them, you explode…literally!

STORY TIME

  • The time I almost shot my doctor
  • The kissing fiasco!

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Apr 01 2020

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That time I was abducted in India

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Day 5 - Abducted in India

Today’s show features a game you can play as a family, it’s my own family’s favorite game! I’ll just give you the subtitle which says it all…”Build a Unicorn Army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now.”  And then, you’ll get the story of when I was abducted in India.  Yes, I’ve been abducted before and you won’t believe what it lead to!

BUILD A BETTER LIFE WITH… 

Unstable Unicorns is a strategic card game about everyone’s two favorite things: Destruction and Unicorns!

From the back of the box:

Learn how unstable your friendships really are.

You start with a Baby Unicorn in your Stable. SO CUTE!

But don't get too attached, because even Baby Unicorns aren't safe in this game! There are over 20 Magical Unicorns to collect, and each has a special power. Build your Unicorn Army as fast as you can, or be destroyed by one of your so-called friends! Seek revenge or protect your stable using your Magic! Sound easy? Not so fast. Someone could have a Neigh Card (Get it? Neigh?) and send the game into MADNESS! The first person to complete their Unicorn Army shall hereafter be known as The Righteous Ruler of All Things Magical... at least until the next game. Good luck.

THE STORY

When I got abducted in India!

  • Promise Keepers (Coach McCartney and Henry Blackaby) “Experiencing God”
  • Traveling alone for 48 hours….airport a man that looked like a character in a Dick Tracey movie!
  • Dead people in Rajahmundry
  • Confronting the leader
  • The train fro hell!
  • 11 flights to get from Visakhapatnam to Mumbai
  • The Holy Spirit and ATM’s
  • The dark
  • Getting back to airport

And lastly…

Mar 31 2020

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A man's worst fear

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Day 4 - Surprise colon exams

On today’s Comedy Hour (not quite an hour) America is great again, Real or Messed up Quarantine Family Fun Tips and a man’s worst fear…surprise colon checks!

New York retired doctors and nurses!

Real or Messed up Quarantine Family Fun Tips

    • The Great Race, Coronavirus Edition
      • Get your family out and about your town or city and see who…ok, I can’t take this one any further, and honestly, I just wanted to make sure everyone knew about the latest Darwin Award winner!
      • Here’s the headline from The Mirror: The so-called 'coronavirus challenge' began after a TikTok influencer shared a clip of herself licking a plane toilet seat as someone says "it's corona time"
      • Here’s a pic of the moron in America licking a toilet!
      • He’s now in the hospital crying because he shockingly got coronavirus!
    • LifeHack.org has a brilliant tip: Go on a Neighborhood Color Walk
      • For a fun and healthy home-adventure, take your kids on a color walk around the neighborhood! Get the children to choose which color you are starting with, and as you walk, let them “collect” things of that color by shouting out the object’s name (kind of like ‘I spy’). Anyone can change the color at any time. Here is one account of a Mom who “let the rainbow guide her feet”!

STORYTIME

    • Tick on my woohoo

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Mar 27 2020

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The great poop attack of 2003

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Day 3 of the Michael Smalley Comedy Hour (not really an hour)

It was possibly 2003, honestly I can’t remember the year, but that’s not important.  Today I share one of the most embarrassing moments of my life, and again it was at the diabolical hands of my older brother.  

You won’t believe this story, but every detail is true! 

But today isn’t just about my personal shame.  The corona virus has caused a lot of anxiety and fear for many of you.  So I’m going to give some simple tips on dealing with the angst this pandemic is causing.

BUT FIRST, A MOMENT TO BEG FOR YOUR MONEY! 

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FAMILY TIPS FOR QUARANTINE

  1. Play hide and seek
  2. Play hide and lock

This game is unique and takes some early planning, but parents will love it! First thing, about 30 days before you play hide and lock you need to subtly drop hints to your kids that specific rooms would be a great hiding place. It’s called subliminal manipulation, which would make Dr. Spock proud. After 30 days you get your kids excited about playing hide and lock. Of course, since you’ve been subtly manipulating their minds for 30 days you know exactly where they are going to hide. The fun part is they are hiding in rooms where there is no escape. Unknown to your kids you have outfitted each door with a special locking system so they will remain in the room locked in until you let them out at your leisure.

MY MOST EMBARRASSING STORY EVER IS COMING UP RIGHT AFTER THESE TIPS FOR HANDLING STRESS AND ANXIETY

Here’s the first thing you have to hear, and it’s not going to be easy to receive.  But the reality is that the more anxiety and stress you have over coronavirus, the more you become vulnerable in catching coronavirus.

PSYCHIATRIST SALLY-ANNE SOAMESON wrote: How Cortisol Weakens the Immune System. 

Cortisol weakens your immune system for a good reason. During periods of intense stress,cortisol attempts to reduce inflammation by weakening some of the antibodies that can increase inflammation. It also turns on natural immunity (the ability to fight off problems immediately) and moves resources away from specific immunities (the ability to prevent diseases your body knows how to control).

But cortisol is only helpful in short bursts. When you experience prolonged stress, your body needs those T-cells and white blood cells, and unfortunately, cortisol continues to suppress them, thus weakening your immune system over time.

Tip #1 Exercise and eat well

Now I can relate to this one! One of my former go to coping mechanisms when stressed out was to eat everything.  It took gastric bypass to cure me of that problem.  But most of you haven’t gone that direction nor do you need to.  Right now it’s important to recognize the importance of eating well and exercising on a regular basis during one of the most global crises since WW2.

Tip #2 Plan, Plan, Plan

One of the biggest issues causing so much stress and anxiety is that there is so much unknown about this virus and the media has lost control!  Do any of you remember the Summer of the Shark Attack?  It was covered as much as coronavirus, but the interesting thing is that during the Summer of the Shark Attack, there were actually fewer shark attacks than previous Summers!

Start planning for worst case scenarios.  Stock up on nonperishable goods.  Begin brainstorming and researching online different activities you can do with your kids.  Look into online schooling options.  Talk to your boss about options of working at home.  The more control you feel the less stress you will experience.

Tip #3 Lack of sleep is not an option

Binge watching streaming services is fun, but don’t let that prevent you from at least six hours of sleep.  If you’re struggling getting asleep or staying asleep, talk to your doctor.  I just got a great sleeping pill from my doctor that has allowed me to finally get a solid six.  Turn off the TV, try reading, or even listen to your favorite podcast (that’s worked great for me).

Before I get to the story, I have a short sponsor commercial....oh wait, I forgot, I have no sponsors!

THE STORY

Now, for the most embarrassing story of my life!  The great poop attack of 2003 (I think).

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! 

Virtual Intensives are here! https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/smalley-virtual-intensives and, since live events will be coming back, bring a poor comedian to your church, organization or even family home.  Check out how easy it is to host The Comedy of Love: https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/comedy-of-love 

Mar 25 2020

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The monster under your bed is real!

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Welcommen to The Michael Smalley Comedy Hour. Because I’m impulsive and slightly unorganized, I only came up with this show idea on Sunday….which means I didn’t put a lot of thought into it. But for day two, I’ve got something special planned. Each day I’m going to give fun tips for your family during home quarantine. One tip will be legit and the other will be messed up, you’ll have to figure out which is which.

Of course I will share a weird, funny or messed up story from my life that will be true, or will it? At the end of my story you can comment on whether or not you think it’s true or fake news…I mean a fake story.

BUT FIRST, A MOMENT TO BEG FOR YOUR MONEY!

Virtual Intensives are here! https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/smalley-virtual-intensives and, since live events will be coming back, bring a poor comedian to your church, organization or even family home. Check out how easy it is to host The Comedy of Love: https://www.smalleyinstitute.com/comedy-of-love

Now, Time for Real or Messed Up Family Tip of the Day:

Marshmallow Tinkertoys (https://www.parents.com/fun/activities/indoor/kids-indoor-games-activities/)

A bag of marshmallows and some thin pretzel sticks are all you need to build the perfect puffy pal, a 3-D house, or tepee. Your child simply skewers the marshmallows with the sticks to create his own masterpiece. Add to the fun by placing toy pigs or other animals in the house and challenging your child to be the big bad wolf and blow it down.

The Big Bad Wolf

Now this game is amazing! Find a real life big bad wolf and release him in your house. Make sure you have all the doors shut and locked (you might even consider adding a pad lock to each door and swallow the keys so no one can wimp out and escape the game time fun.) The rules are simple, your goal is to be the last family member alive by finding the perfect place to hide from the actual wolf. Last family member standing is the champion forever!

NOW IT’S TIME FOR STORY TIME

I’m 46 years old and terrified of the dark. But don’t judge me! I grew up with an older brother, five years my senior, which gave him a huge advantage. Especially since I was not and still not the sharpest tool in the shed!

Freddy Kruger was literally under my bed.

WEIRD NEWS OF THE DAY

I’m beginning to think I may have big brother issues, and this is why! My own brother texted me a link the other day to an article referencing a story. This was the headline: Guys, Have an Older Brother? It May Play a Part in Your Sexuality

Tag line: Researchers find men with older brother have 38% higher chance of being gay than those without

https://www.newser.com/story/288517/guys-have-an-older-brother-it-may-play-a-part-in-your-sexuality.html 

Mar 24 2020

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Michael Smalley Comedy Hour Day 1

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Just a little something for my fellow home quarantined friends! Our country and our world need something positive and definitely laughter.  My goal is to give you both!

Mar 23 2020

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Karl Vaters - that small church guy

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Karl and I met in Guatemala with Compassion International. That's enough said! You don't want to miss this interview.

Karl’s heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.

Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 25 years with his wife, Shelley.

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Apr 03 2019

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FLQ - hurling mud and other messy stuff

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On today’s Friday Listener Questions day we’ve got a spouse constantly hurling mud, one that wants to talk about the terrifying “do I look good in this dress” question and finally, how long does it take to finally start fighting healthy. It’s going to be a good one today my listening friends!

What do you do when you’ve asked for a timeout, yet your spouse keeps hurling mud and refuses to stop after repeated requests? How do you address the weight of your spouse? How long does it take to transition from bad fighting to healthy fighting?

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Mar 15 2019

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Pursue forgiveness

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Today we pursue forgiveness because everybody hurts. If you doubt the power of forgiveness, then we have a story of tragic loss and how forgiveness can set you free from the brokenness of this world and your relationships.

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Feb 27 2019

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The Mental Health Mom

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I've got a momma bear in studio today and she goes by the Mental Health Mom! If your child has been diagnosed with a mental disorder then you don't want to miss this episode! Hear her story of misdiagnosis and what she is now doing about it.

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Important links:

  1. Lawlis Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity (PNP) Center in Dallas
  2. Sandstone Health in The Woodlands, Texas
  3. Mental Health Mom Resources

Feb 25 2019

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Rebroadcast: God, football and brain dead

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“It’s not my life, it’s not the biggest thing in my life. My faith is.” On today’s show we will uncover the truth of who made that quote and why it matters to you at the beginning of 2019. We also share the story of a man who was braindead for 48 hrs and the miracle that happened next.

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Feb 21 2019

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Love this podcast

By shannynic - Jan 22 2020
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Love this podcast and miss it so much.

Uplifting and motivating

By JtadaD⚜️ - Jan 24 2019
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Very easy to listen to. Michael and Amy are very motivational and uplifting and I love the advice.