Love and Relationships with Debra Fileta

By Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC and Creator of TrueLoveDates.com

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The hotline style podcast where we talk about love and relationships for every age and stage.

Episode Date
Physical Health: Eat, Sleep, Move – Repeat
20:28
We are on the fifth of a five-week series about CHECKING IN and asking…Are You Really OK? Over the month ...
Jan 31, 2023
Mental Health: It’s Not a Character Issue, It’s a Chemistry Issue
29:48
I think it’s so important that we take the time to do a check in and ask ourselves how we’re ...
Jan 24, 2023
Spiritual Health: Taking Our Hurts Out on God
28:50
I think it’s so important that we take the time to do a check in and ask ourselves how we’re ...
Jan 17, 2023
Emotional Health: Don’t Assume You Have It
40:08
I think it’s so important that we take the time to do a check in and ask ourselves how we’re ...
Jan 10, 2023
You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are
37:17
It’s the beginning of a New Year! And at the start of every year, I think it’s so important that ...
Jan 03, 2023
The One-Sided Relationship
38:44
Have you ever found yourself in one-sided relationship where you are doing ALL the work? Where you are giving, and giving, ...
Dec 27, 2022
Top 10 Relationship Killers: Small Things That Cause Big Damage
29:38
These 10 relationships killers may seem small, but they’re deadly (if you ignore them). These things can slowly creep in ...
Dec 20, 2022
Junk Food Relationships: Convenient but not Healthy
34:59
We’re talking junk food relationships. Relationships that are easy to get, but end up hurting you more than helping you. ...
Dec 13, 2022
Questions You’ve Always Wanted To Ask The Opposite Sex [Singles Panel Part 3]
58:52
Do you have questions you’ve always wanted to ask the opposite sex? When it comes to dating in this generation, ...
Dec 06, 2022
Where are the Singles? Places To Meet Christian Singles. [Singles Panel Part 2]
41:34
Where on earth can you meet Christian singles these days?  Today we talk about great places — and not so ...
Nov 29, 2022
What’s Your Dating Mentality? What You Think Effects How You Date [Singles Panel Part 1]
42:07
What is your dating mentality? Because what you think effects how you date. Because your mentality is so important when ...
Nov 22, 2022
Breaking Free From Porn
30:40
Q: I have been caught in a cycle of using porn on again off again for most of my life. ...
Nov 15, 2022
Signs You Need to Deal With Your Trauma
32:56
Q: I have a history of trauma from my past, but I never realized how much I do today stems ...
Nov 08, 2022
Biggest Mistakes Couples Make In Conflict
31:05
Q: What are some of the biggest mistakes couples make in conflict? We’re taking all your questions on our new ...
Nov 01, 2022
How Do I Let Go of “What Ifs” From Past Relationships?
29:45
Q: How do I let go of “what if’s” from my past relationships so I can move forward into future ...
Oct 25, 2022
Relationship Blind Spots: How To See What You’re Not Seeing
24:09
Q: We’re thinking about getting married and want to make sure our relationship is as healthy as it can be. ...
Oct 18, 2022
A Couple in Crisis
36:22
Q: Right now our marriage feels hopeless. What encouragement would you give to a couple in Crisis? — Andy from ...
Oct 11, 2022
How Do I Get Over Rejection?
28:46
Q: How do I get over rejection and lacking the confidence to try again? — Joey from Texas We’re taking ...
Oct 04, 2022
#1 Most Downloaded: Don’t Always Believe Your Feelings- Emotional Health
35:22
We’re spending the last few reviewing our TOP 5 MOST DOWNLOADED episodes of the past year. And this one came ...
Sep 27, 2022
#2 Most Downloaded: Couples Therapy with Justin and Tracy
1:08:47
Emotional health. What is it, and how do you know if you’re emotionally healthy? We’re spending the next few weeks ...
Sep 20, 2022
#3 Most Downloaded: Sex Tips and Tricks for Newlyweds (or Not-So-Newlyweds)
33:33
Q: My wife and I are newlyweds, and right now sex is a little bit of a struggle and seems ...
Sep 13, 2022
#4 Most Downloaded: Just Not That Into You – 10 Signs
28:55
Q: How do you know if someone is as interested in you as you are in them? Or what if ...
Sep 06, 2022
#5 Most Downloaded: Compatibility – How To Know If You’re A Good Match
16:13
Q: How do you know if you’re compatible with someone? We’re spending the next few weeks reviewing our TOP 5 ...
Aug 30, 2022
Body Image: Learning to Love It
40:35
Q: With all the pressure our culture puts on body image, being “Instagram ready” and picture perfect at all times, ...
Aug 23, 2022
Physical Health: How to Keep Your Body Strong!
50:42
Q: How can we take better care of our physical health and in what ways does that impact our mental ...
Aug 16, 2022
Enneagram and Relationships
48:49
Q: What are the right ways, and wrong ways to use the Enneagram? And how can we use it to ...
Aug 09, 2022
Christians, Anxiety, and OCD Behaviors
56:13
Q: I’ve never struggled with anxiety before the past few years…when I googled it, I realized I might even have ...
Aug 02, 2022
Dealing with Your Past
40:46
How do you deal with your past? Welcome back to the Love & Relationship Podcast, a hotline style show where ...
Jul 26, 2022
Stop Freaking Out About Dating
40:38
Welcome back to the Love & Relationship Podcast, a hotline style show where we tackle all your questions about love, ...
Jul 19, 2022
Avoiding Burnout (w/co-host Christy Wright)
33:20
Welcome back to the Love & Relationship Podcast, a hotline style show where we tackle all your questions about love, ...
Jul 12, 2022
Attachment Styles: With Krispin Mayfield
58:44
Welcome back to the Love & Relationship Podcast, a hotline style show where we tackle all your questions about love, ...
Jul 05, 2022
Afraid to Feel: On-Air Counseling with Mike Todd
48:32
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Jun 28, 2022
Codependent Relationships: On-Air Counseling with Toni Collier
58:33
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Jun 21, 2022
Overcoming Childhood Trauma: On-Air Counseling with Lisa Bevere
1:05:11
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Jun 13, 2022
The Hole of Depression: On-Air Counseling with Louie Giglio
1:00:25
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Jun 07, 2022
Claustrophobia: On-Air Counseling with Rebekah Lyons
36:20
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 31, 2022
From National TV To a Psychiatric Hospital: On-Air Counseling with Sheila Walsh
54:34
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 24, 2022
Letting Myself Feel The Pain: On-Air Counseling Session with Bianca Olthoff
48:32
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 17, 2022
Emotional Sprains: On-Air Counseling with Anthony Evans
57:36
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 10, 2022
Rebuilding After Trauma: On-Air Counseling with Jonathan Pitts
48:56
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 03, 2022
Debilitating Panic Attacks: On-Air Counseling Session with Jeremy Camp
59:48
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Apr 26, 2022
Trapped In Grief: On-Air Counseling with Levi Lusko
1:02:31
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Apr 19, 2022
Rejection, Loss, and Abandonment: On-Air Counseling Session with Christine Caine
1:14:48
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Apr 12, 2022
Childhood Wounds: On-Air Counseling Session with Matt Chandler
1:00:47
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Apr 05, 2022
Suicide in the Church: On-Air Counseling Session with Kayla Stoecklein
1:02:09
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Mar 29, 2022
Anti-Depressants and Prayer: On-Air Counseling Session with Natalie Grant
40:37
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Mar 22, 2022
Anxiety Overload: On-Air Counseling Session with JP Pokluda
1:12:49
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Mar 15, 2022
Culture Clash: Couples Therapy with Carlos and Ashley
1:05:48
This week we’re wrapping up a series we started in February called Couples Therapy! I’ve invited four courageous couples to ...
Mar 08, 2022
Triggers Are Everywhere: Couples Therapy with Ben and Kelsey (Part 3)
57:26
We’re in the middle a series through the month of February called Couples Therapy! I’ve invited four courageous couples to ...
Mar 01, 2022
The Emotional Affairs: Couples Therapy with Ben and Kelsey (Part 2)
54:12
We’re in the middle a series through the month of February called Couples Therapy! I’ve invited four courageous couples to ...
Feb 22, 2022
Couples Therapy with Ben and Kelsey: Infidelity and Intimacy
1:06:51
We’re in the middle a four part series through the month of February called Couples Therapy! I’ve invited four courageous ...
Feb 15, 2022
Couples Therapy with Eric and Ashley: Dealing with Sexual Baggage
1:07:18
We’re in the middle a four part series through the month of February called Couples Therapy! I’ve invited four courageous ...
Feb 08, 2022
Couples Therapy with Justin and Tracy: Wounds from the Past
1:10:48
We’re starting a four part series through the month of February called Couples Therapy! I’ve invited four courageous couples to ...
Feb 01, 2022
Body, Burnout, and Boundaries: Physical Health
28:13
Are you physically healthy? Before you quickly answer, let me remind you that Physical health is not what you think. ...
Jan 25, 2022
How’s Your Spiritual Health? (It’s not what you think)
32:16
Are you spiritually healthy? Before you quickly answer, let me remind you that Spiritual health is not what you think. ...
Jan 18, 2022
Thought Change = Life Change: Mental Health
22:55
Mental health involves three areas: Your thought life, your past experiences, your chemical makeup. In my book Are You Really ...
Jan 11, 2022
Don’t Always Believe Your Feelings: Emotional Health
36:10
Emotional health. What is it? And how do you know if you are emotionally healthy? Before we jump into 2022….we’re ...
Jan 04, 2022
Just Not That Into You: 10 Signs To Look For
28:11
“You should never have to convince someone that you’re worth loving.” (Tweet it!) That’s exactly what I told the caller on ...
Dec 28, 2021
Secrets to Good Communication: The Art of Conversation
33:23
Good communication isn’t something you’re born with. It’s not even a gender thing. It’s something you have to learn (CLICK ...
Dec 21, 2021
Am I Toxic? What If I’m the Unhealthy One in the Relationship
20:07
Am I toxic? What if I’m the toxic one in the relationship? Because I think the problem is me. That ...
Dec 14, 2021
Compatibility: How to Know if You’re a Good Match
15:27
Compatibility is key to a healthy relationship. Just because you’re a Christian, and just because someone else is a Christian ...
Dec 07, 2021
Oversharing in Relationships: 10 Things Not To Talk About Too Soon
36:32
Have you ever found yourself oversharing in a relationship? You know what I mean, right? I’m talking about those conversations ...
Nov 30, 2021
Trust Issues: Is the Problem You, or Your Relationship?
29:31
Q: How do you deal with trust issues, when they seem to come up again and again? In today’s show, ...
Nov 23, 2021
Single In Your 30s: How to Hold on to Hope!
30:47
“I never imagined I’d be single in my 30’s”… Today’s caller is looking for some encouragement and trying to assess ...
Nov 16, 2021
Helping Your Kids Establish a Healthy Identity
30:33
Q: Hey Debra, you always say that what you believe about yourself determines the kind of relationships you believe you ...
Nov 09, 2021
Considering Marriage: Majors and Minors (with Pastor Cal)
44:20
Q: What is your best advice for a couple considering marriage? Marriage is a big decision. I think we can ...
Nov 02, 2021
Moving Forward After Purity Culture
35:07
Q: How can singles restore a healthy view of sex when they’ve been hurt by purity culture? Friends – we’re ...
Oct 26, 2021
Oral Sex: When One of You Doesn’t Like it.
24:03
Q: What do you do when one of you wants oral sex, but the other doesn’t like it? Friends – ...
Oct 19, 2021
How Do I Help My Wife Get Turned On?
29:00
Q: How do I help my wife get turned on? Friends – we’re talking about sex! And the sex series ...
Oct 12, 2021
Quickie Sex or Not-So-Quickie Sex
22:35
Quickie Sex or Not So Quickie? That’s today’s topic! Q: Sometimes I’d enjoy something spontaneous, but my wife prefers to ...
Oct 05, 2021
Keeping Sex Fun When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant
21:57
Q: Any advice to keeping sex fun when you’re trying to get pregnant? Friends – we’re talking about sex! And ...
Sep 28, 2021
Is It Wrong to Want to Try Something I’ve Seen in Porn?
26:09
Q: Is it wrong to want to try something I’ve seen in porn, even though I know that porn itself ...
Sep 21, 2021
Sex Tips & Tricks For Newlyweds (or not so Newlyweds)
34:31
Today we’re talking about sex tips and tricks for Newlyweds (and not so newly weds) Q: My wife and I ...
Sep 14, 2021
Sexless in a Sex-Filled World
44:35
We’re talking about sex today…but not in the way you expect. This time, we’re talking about being sex-less. What do ...
Sep 07, 2021
NFL & Mental Health w/ Rashad Johnson
54:58
What’s it like to care for your mental and emotional health in the world of professional sports? In today’s podcast, ...
Aug 31, 2021
Mind over Matter: Mental Health and The Olympics w/ Trenten Merrill
58:31
The topic of mental health and the Olympics really made it’s way to the surface recently, as Simone Biles took ...
Aug 24, 2021
#1 Most Downloaded: How Identity Impacts Relationships w/ Christine Caine
1:00:26
What if I told you that your identity is one of the number one things that impacts the quality of ...
Aug 17, 2021
#2 Most Downloaded: Am I Too Picky? with Ben Stuart
37:48
Am I too picky? Today’s caller is wondering if she’s too picky, or if she just has high standards? How ...
Aug 10, 2021
#3 Most Downloaded: What a Godly Man Wants in a Woman w/Chad Johnson
38:51
What does a godly man want in a woman? We’re highlighting the top 5 most downloaded podcasts of the past ...
Aug 03, 2021
#4 Most Downloaded: Should A Woman Initiate? One Man’s Perspective with Chad Johnson
39:44
When it comes to dating, should a woman initiate? We’re highlighting the top 5 most downloaded podcasts of the past ...
Jul 27, 2021
#5 Most Downloaded: Enjoying Singleness vs. Wanting Marriage
14:17
Is it possible to enjoy singleness, all while really wanting marriage? We’re highlighting the top 5 most downloaded podcasts of ...
Jul 20, 2021
Anxiety in High Performance, High Functioning People
34:30
If you’ve been following along, you’ve heard us have some open and honest conversations about anxiety. But today is a ...
Jul 13, 2021
How To Deal With Stress (In 3 Steps)
15:03
Raise your hand if you’re stressed! Okay, so pretty much everyone. Now how do we deal with stress? We’ve heard ...
Jul 06, 2021
When Life Brings You Down: Overcoming Severe Depression with Ben Courson
45:27
You’d never guess overcoming severe depression is part of his story. Because I don’t know many young men who are ...
Jun 29, 2021
Avoiding the Comparison Trap with Jamie Ivey
36:32
Comparison is the enemy of contentment…the problem is, with social media, Instagram filters, and TikTok stories – there’s nothing easier ...
Jun 22, 2021
Insomnia: How To Get Better Sleep
23:02
Insomnia. Sleep struggles. Tossing and turning. Watching the clock go by hour by hour…How do you deal with a lack ...
Jun 15, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Session with Jonathan Pitts
44:33
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Jun 08, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Session with Jeremy Camp
58:25
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Jun 01, 2021
My On-Air Session Levi Lusko
1:00:07
Over the next few weeks I’m be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 25, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Session with Christine Caine
1:13:34
Over the next few weeks I’m be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 18, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Session with Matt Chandler
1:00:12
Over the next few weeks I’m be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 11, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Session with Kayla Stoecklein
1:01:31
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
May 04, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Session with Natalie Grant
39:06
Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Apr 27, 2021
Are You Really OK? My On-Air Counseling Session with JP Pokluda
1:11:36
Over the next 8 weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders ...
Apr 20, 2021
LISTEN NOW!! Are You Really OK? AUDIOBOOK INTRODUCTION!
23:06
We’re excited to release the Introduction of the Audiobook Version of Are You Really OK? right here, right now, on ...
Apr 12, 2021
Getting Married Young with Dave and Ashley Willis
41:02
When is the BEST age to get married? Is it getting married younger or older? I get that question a ...
Apr 06, 2021
Getting Married Older with Sabrina and Levi
49:53
When is the BEST age to get married? Is it getting married older or younger? I get that question a ...
Mar 30, 2021
How Do I Get Over Someone I Was NEVER With?
13:44
How do you get over someone you were never with? Isn’t it crazy you can get so stuck on someone ...
Mar 23, 2021
How Do You Handle Feedback After a BreakUp?
20:07
How do you handle the feedback you get from an ex after a breakup? What do you do with the ...
Mar 16, 2021
Opposite Sex Friendships: Do I Have Too Many?
16:34
Today’s question comes from a young man who has too many women in his life — what?! Talk about a ...
Mar 09, 2021
Loving After Hurt
41:02
Q: Loving after hurt…is it even possible? How do you love again after you’ve been really hurt? Today’s caller wants ...
Mar 02, 2021
Sharing About Your Past: How Much Is Too Much?
10:38
When it comes to sharing about your past relationships…how much is too much? Today’s question comes from Kristen from Indiana, ...
Feb 23, 2021
Sexting, Sex Appeal, and The Hook-Up Culture
48:15
Sexting, Sex Appeal, and The hook up culture. In a culture where women are praised for flaunting their bodies — ...
Feb 16, 2021
3 Ways To Avoid Valentines Disappointment (For Every Relationship Status)
20:14
How do you avoid Valentines Day Disappointment? You know, that terrible let down feeling when the day just doesn’t go ...
Feb 12, 2021
Long Distance Relationships: How Much Is Too Much?
15:01
Today’s caller is asking a question about long distance relationships. She’s trying to get to know her boyfriend, who lives ...
Feb 09, 2021
The Toxic Relationship with Chrystal Evans Hurst
56:40
How do you recognize a toxic relationship? What do you do if you find yourself in one? What does it ...
Feb 02, 2021
Respectful Ways To Turn Someone Down
14:27
How do you turn someone down in a respectful way?  Today’s listener wants to know how to say “no thanks, ...
Jan 26, 2021
Long Distance Red Flags
13:19
Long distance relationships can be hard to navigate because you don’t always get an up close look at the relationship. ...
Jan 19, 2021
Spiritual Intimacy in Dating: How Much is Too Much?
12:42
Spiritual intimacy in a dating relationship is something that often gets overlooked.  We set boundaries with regard to our physical ...
Jan 12, 2021
Getting Healthy Standing Alone with Michelle Williams
46:14
Healthy people = healthy relationships. And getting healthy is what today’s episode is all about. If you’ve been following TrueLoveDates.com, ...
Jan 05, 2021
Don’t Let Singleness Stop You From Living Your Life: With Bethany Anne
39:41
Some singles are just going for it. They’re living their life. They’re not waiting around to get married before they ...
Dec 22, 2020
The Break Up Text
12:56
Q: What do you do when you he breaks up with you by text? A: Friends, we are about to ...
Dec 15, 2020
How Porn Kills Relationships (with Jonathan Pokluda)
53:03
Have you ever wondered how porn impacts relationships? Porn has become a widespread epidemic in our culture today. And it’s ...
Dec 08, 2020
Dealing with Conflict in Relationships (Especially During COVID!!)
17:12
2020 has brought a lot of hard things…it’s increased pressure and conflict in relationships.  Today’s caller wants to know what ...
Dec 01, 2020
MORE Relationship Questions (Q&A w/ Debra Fileta and Chad Johnson)
30:57
Today we’re answering all your relationship questions in Part 2 of Q&A with Debra Fileta and Chad Johnson! A few ...
Nov 24, 2020
Your Relationship Questions!! (Q&A w/ Debra Fileta and Chad Johnson)
35:43
Today we’re answering all your relationship questions! A few weeks ago on my Instagram Page @TrueLoveDates (let’s be IG friends!!!), ...
Nov 17, 2020
I’m Waiting For Sex, and Proud of It.
10:26
Today’s caller is waiting for sex and proud of it. The only problem: she wants to know WHEN to share ...
Nov 10, 2020
Am I Too Picky? (With Ben Stuart)
39:29
Am I too picky? Today’s caller is wondering if she’s too picky, or if she just has high standards? How ...
Nov 03, 2020
When Should You Say I Love You?
14:13
When should you say I love you? Today’s caller was curious when is an appropriate time to tell someone you ...
Oct 27, 2020
I’m Struggling with My Partner’s Sexual History
19:01
What do you do when your partner’s sexual history is more extensive than yours? In this episode, I talk to ...
Oct 20, 2020
Healing After Divorce with Eryn Eddy
43:52
When it comes to relationships, one thing we don’t talk about enough is healing after divorce. It’s a subject people ...
Oct 13, 2020
Am I toxic? What If I’m the unhealthy one in the relationship?
17:07
Am I toxic? What if I’m the toxic one in the relationship? Because I think the problem is me. That ...
Oct 06, 2020
Enjoying Singleness vs. Wanting Marriage
13:12
Is it possible to enjoy singleness, all while really wanting marriage? Today’s caller wants to know the answer to that ...
Sep 29, 2020
Dealing With Controversial Topics in Dating
13:02
There’s a lot of controversy these days. From wearing masks, to Covid, to politics, and everything in between. And when ...
Sep 22, 2020
Engaged During Covid with Emma Mae Jenkins
40:35
Are you seriously dating someone or even got engaged during Covid?  Life looks a little different than we expected right ...
Sep 15, 2020
How Do You Know You’ve Healed From the Past?
8:22
How do you know you’ve healed from the past? Welcome to SEASON 5 of the Love + Relationships Podcast!! I’m ...
Sep 08, 2020
Should A Woman Initiate? One Man’s Perspective with Chad Johnson
39:09
When it comes to dating, should a woman initiate? You guys know what I think about this topic (it-s a ...
Sep 01, 2020
What a Godly Man Wants in a Woman (With Chad Johnson)
39:14
What on earth does a godly man really want in a woman? I mean, do godly men even exist these ...
Aug 25, 2020
Jealousy in a Relationship: Is It Ever Good?
10:16
Today’s caller wants to know if there’s such a thing as good jealousy in a relationship vs. unhealthy jealousy – ...
Aug 18, 2020
Your Identity Impacts Relationships w/Christine Caine
59:51
What if I told you that your identity is one of the number one things that impacts the quality of ...
Aug 11, 2020
Physical Boundaries: We’re Saving Sex For Marriage
13:05
Welcome to SEASON 5 of the Love + Relationships Podcast!! I’m so excited about this new look, and these brand ...
Aug 04, 2020
#1 MOST Downloaded: How Important Is Sexual & Physical Attraction. A Candid Conversation with Christian Men
41:39
We’ve been taking the last few weeks here at the Love + Relationships Podcast to highlight the TOP 5 MOST ...
Jul 28, 2020
#2 Most Downloaded: Casual Dating. What’s too casual?
18:24
We’re taking the next few weeks here at the Love + Relationships Podcast to highlight the TOP 5 MOST DOWNLOADED ...
Jul 21, 2020
#3 Most Downloaded: Sex Drive & Singleness: Controlling Your Lust Before It Controls You
45:48
We’re taking the next few weeks here at the Love + Relationships Podcast to highlight the TOP 5 MOST DOWNLOADED ...
Jul 14, 2020
#4 Most Downloaded: Healthy Dating with Ben Stuart
36:56
We’re taking the next few weeks here at the Love + Relationships Podcast to highlight the TOP 5 MOST DOWNLOADED ...
Jul 07, 2020
#5 Most Downloaded: How Far is Too Far? Physical Touch Before Marriage
18:36
We’re taking the next 5 weeks here at the Love + Relationships Podcast to highlight the TOP 5 MOST DOWNLOADED ...
Jun 30, 2020
The Reality Check of Marriage w/ Addie and Jeremy Camp
43:26
Q: We’re struggling through the reality check of marriage. It’s not always as easy as we imagined it to be. ...
Jun 23, 2020
Dealing with Anxiety with Ashley Willis
41:33
Some of the most prominent people in ministry and leadership are dealing with anxiety, you just don’t know about it.  ...
Jun 16, 2020
Tips For The First Years of Marriage: Porn, Honesty, and Forgiveness.
47:33
When today’s question came in on the Love + Relationships Hotline asking about tips and tricks to managing the early ...
Jun 10, 2020
Fighting to Flourish in Hard Times with Jennie Lusko
1:00:31
Today we’re talking about walking through unbelievably hard times.  Whether you’re walking through hard times right now, with all that’s ...
Jun 02, 2020
Hope For Heartbreak (with Ben Courson)
46:35
Today’s question is about finding hope after heartbreak. I’m joined by my new friend, Ben Courson, a young pastor and ...
May 26, 2020
Struggling With Singleness: A Conversation with Mandisa
37:15
Do you feel like you’re struggling with singleness? I know that the struggle can be heightened during this season of ...
May 19, 2020
Play Hard To Get (and other bad relationship advice)
15:42
Play hard to get.  If you’re in the world of dating, or were at some point in your life — ...
May 12, 2020
Marriage Should Make You Happy (and other bad relationship advice) with Gary Thomas
28:21
Marriage should make you happy. That’s the relationship advice we hear all the time. But is it even true? How ...
May 05, 2020
You’ll Just Know When You Meet The Right Person (and other bad relationship advice)
14:18
You’ll “just know” When You Meet The Right Person…that’s what they try and tell you. “You lock eyes, as you ...
Apr 28, 2020
Women Should Not Initiate (and other bad relationship advice)
35:41
When it comes to relationships, have you ever heard the phrase, “women should not initiate”? This is all too common ...
Apr 21, 2020
Happy Wife = Happy Life (and other bad relationship advice)
11:09
We’re continuing our bad relationship advice series with the bad relationship advice that says, “A happy wife makes a happy ...
Apr 14, 2020
A Single’s Guide To Thriving In Quarantine
45:57
I’ve heard from so many singles over the past few weeks who are struggling and looking for some encouragement as ...
Apr 10, 2020
Just Wait on God (and other bad relationship advice)
36:16
“You just need to wait on God to bring you a relationship.” If you’re single, there’s a good chance you’ve ...
Apr 07, 2020
Married Couples Need A Weekly Date Night Out (and other bad relationship advice)
13:17
Married couples need a weekly date night out…you’ve heard that advice before, but is it good advice? The answer might ...
Apr 01, 2020
Quarantine Ep. 5: Managing Conflict in Close Quarters
24:16
There’s a higher potential for conflict in relationships when everyone is together all the time. Can I get an amen? ...
Mar 27, 2020
Quarantine Ep. 4: “Social Distancing” from Toxic People with Gary Thomas
39:48
There are toxic people everywhere. In churches, schools, at work, and sometimes right in the middle of your own household. ...
Mar 26, 2020
Quarantine Ep. 3: Hand Washing and Heart Washing
16:33
There’s been a lot of talk about hand washing lately, as the CDC continually reminds us of the importance of ...
Mar 25, 2020
Quarantine Ep 2: 10 Self Care Tips For Mental and Emotional Health (Part 2)
23:07
This week on the blog, I released an article called 10 Quarantine Self Care Tips for Mental and Emotional Health, ...
Mar 24, 2020
Quarantine Ep 1: 10 Self Care Tips for Mental and Emotional Health (Part 1)
28:48
While we’re all on Corona Quarantine right now, and since our world has come to a halt for a period ...
Mar 23, 2020
Taking a Break In a Relationship: How To Do It Well
12:44
Are you thinking about taking a break in a relationship? Is it possible to take a break from a relationship ...
Mar 17, 2020
The On Again Off Again Relationship
13:30
What do you do when you find yourself in an on again off again relationship? Do you end it, or ...
Mar 10, 2020
8 Ways To Pray For Love (Even Before You Have a Relationship)
25:46
How do you pray for love? And what if you don’t even have one yet? Should you still pray for ...
Mar 03, 2020
10 Places To Meet Christian Singles
18:32
Are you looking for places to meet Christian singles? Why am I even asking – you must be. Because you’re ...
Feb 25, 2020
12 Signs Your Marriage Needs Help
18:57
Do you ever wonder if your marriage needs help? If so, you’re not alone. The natural trajectory of marriage is ...
Feb 18, 2020
Valentines Day BONUS Episode! DO THIS TODAY!
12:51
SURPRISE!!! Bonus Valentines Day podcast episode today!!! It’s Valentine’s Day, and I just had to release an extra Valentines Day ...
Feb 14, 2020
3 Ways To Avoid Valentines Day Disappointment (No Matter Your Relationship Status)
18:08
How do you avoid Valentines Day Disappointment? You know, that terrible let down feeling when the day just doesn’t go ...
Feb 11, 2020
Should I Marry Him/Her? 5 Signs You Shouldn’t.
18:47
Should I marry him? Today’s caller is having some doubts in the relationship she’s in. She’s not sure if she ...
Feb 04, 2020
Winter: The Frost of Apathy (and how to deal with it).
20:35
We’re in the thick of Winter, here in Pennsylvania. And there’s a lot we can learn from this season when ...
Jan 28, 2020
Colors of Fall: Questions To ASK Your Partner Not ASSUME
21:46
Today we’re talking questions to ask your partner, because we often assume instead of ask…and end up with some major ...
Jan 21, 2020
Summer is When Things Get HOT: On Intimacy in Relationships
20:05
Summer is the season of intimacy, and it’s when things get hot in a relationship. I can’t wait to share ...
Jan 14, 2020
Spring: Is Your Relationship Growing?
25:32
We are just ONE WEEK away from the release of my new book, Love In Every Season. So today’s question ...
Jan 07, 2020
How to Make 2020 The Year of Better Relationships!
21:56
Do you want better relationships in 2020? Because that is absolutely possible!! It’s time to do things better this coming ...
Dec 31, 2019
Dating Someone Who Is Divorced
14:07
Q: What advice do you have on dating someone who is divorced? Dating someone who is divorced is a topic ...
Dec 24, 2019
Leadership, Submission and Headship in Marriage with Tim + Anne
37:54
Today on the podcast, my friends Tim + Anne join me to talk about headship in marriage. If you’ve ever ...
Dec 17, 2019
15 Get To Know You Questions
8:58
Looking for some good get to know you questions? What are some questions to ask when you’re trying to get ...
Dec 10, 2019
3 Ways To Show Her You’re Interested
7:07
Last week we talked about some things a woman can do to show a man she’s interested in him. Today ...
Dec 03, 2019
3 Ways You To Show Him You’re Interested
9:29
I’m always getting asked by women what they can do to show interest in a man without being too obvious ...
Nov 26, 2019
Is It Possible To Fall In Love With the Wrong Person?
11:25
Is it possible to fall in love with the wrong person, or is falling in love the ultimate goal?   What ...
Nov 19, 2019
Walking Away From Toxic Relationships: With Gary Thomas
45:15
Today we’re talking toxic relationships both in dating and in marriage. Q: When it comes to general relationships, how do ...
Nov 12, 2019
Compatibility in Relationships: How To Know You’re A Good Match
12:48
Compatibility is key. Just because you’re a Christian, and just because someone else is a Christian – doesn’t mean you’re ...
Nov 05, 2019
Should Obesity Be a Deal Breaker in Dating?
11:47
Today’s question about obesity in dating comes from Will who asks: Q: Hi Debra. I’m feeling conflicted that a woman ...
Oct 29, 2019
Healthy Dating Looks Like This: With Ben Stuart
33:19
Q: What does healthy dating look like and what are the key ingredients to a healthy dating relationship?  A: Today’s ...
Oct 22, 2019
Time = Love: A Conversation with My Husband (Part 3)
23:35
Time is everything. In fact, it’s one of the most valuable things you have to give to the people around ...
Oct 15, 2019
Boundaries With The Opposite Sex: A Conversation With My Husband (Part 2)
19:55
Boundaries with the opposite sex may not be something we’re comfortable talking about, but it’s a necessary conversation. It’s easy ...
Oct 08, 2019
Our Secret Sauce To Marriage: A Conversation With My Husband!
30:00
How do you protect your marriage? What do you and your husband do to keep your marriage strong? What’s your ...
Oct 01, 2019
Casual Dating: How casual is too casual?
14:44
There’s a lot of casual dating going on these days…and it’s starting to get confusing.  Is it okay to date ...
May 14, 2019
Spiritual Warfare & Relationships: Is it a relationship problem or a spiritual attack?
27:21
Spiritual warfare isn’t something we discuss too often in the context of our day- to-day lives, much less in the ...
May 07, 2019
How To Guard Your Heart Without Being Too Guarded
16:46
“Guard your heart”.  That’s pretty much sums up the relationship advice you get when you ask someone within the Christian ...
Apr 30, 2019
Just Say NO: How Doing Less Is More w/ Jeff Bethke.
31:22
Are you the type of person who has a hard time saying no? Because if so, the inability to say ...
Apr 16, 2019
Faith & Romance: Attracted to a Non Christian
17:03
Have you ever found yourself attracted to a non Christian? Someone who is living out a different belief system, or ...
Apr 09, 2019
5 Differences That Add STRESS To Marriage
16:48
Personality differences, age differences, cultural differences. We often come to relationships with a set of differences; things that set us ...
Mar 26, 2019
Biblical Dating: Camels, Arranged Marriage, and Starbucks.
7:50
What does it look like to pursue biblical dating? You might be surprised to know.  Being a Christian who also ...
Mar 19, 2019
Ready to Wed: When you’re ready to marry but your parents say no.
7:57
What happens when you think you’re ready to wed – but your parents want you to wait? That’s the dilemma ...
Mar 12, 2019
Me, You, and Jesus: What A Christ Centered Relationship Really Means.
7:19
“I just want to have a Christ centered relationship.” In the Christian dating culture, the term “Christ centered relationship” is ...
Mar 05, 2019
Let’s Talk About SEX Drive In Marriage: Dealing With The Ups and Downs of Drive
33:49
Let’s talk about sex drive in marriage. Because there are a lot of false expectations out there about what sex ...
Feb 26, 2019
Single in Your 30s: How To Hold On To Hope
24:50
What do you do when you find yourself single in your 30s – your mid 30s, in fact – with ...
Feb 19, 2019
Practical Oneness in Marriage: The Reality of Two Becoming One
11:18
Oneness in marriage. What does it look like for two people to practically become one?  When we talk about oneness ...
Feb 12, 2019
10 Girls You Shouldn’t Date: How To Avoid Heart Break
23:46
Heart break doesn’t have to be the norm…if you know what to avoid, that is. In this episode of the ...
Feb 05, 2019
10 Guys You Shouldn’t Date: How Can I Avoid Dating The Bad Boys?
14:44
Q: Hey Debra! I have a pattern of dating the bad boys. How do I recognize the type of guy ...
Jan 29, 2019
Birth Order & Your Love Life: How Birth Order Impacts Your Relationships
30:23
Q: “Hey Debra, I’d love to hear your thoughts about if and how birth order impacts a relationship”.  A: Are you the oldest ...
Jan 22, 2019
Break Up Advice: 10 Ways To Heal After A Break Up
15:30
You just got out of a relationship that you thought was going somewhere – and you’re looking for some break ...
Jan 15, 2019
Communication In Marriage: How To Stop The Drift
32:25
When you think about communication in marriage, what comes to mind? When I was gathering data for my book, Choosing ...
Jan 08, 2019
5 Ways To Build Trust In A Relationship
16:38
How do you build trust in a relationship? Do you give trust right away, or do you hesitate to trust? ...
Jan 01, 2019
Am I Going To Be Single Forever? Trusting God With The Unknowns
13:48
Does God want me to be single forever? How do I know whether or not I have the “gift” of ...
Nov 20, 2018
The Only Three Dating Rules You Need: Know Your Reds, Greens, and Yellows.
21:42
Dating rules and advice can change with the passing of time. (Hence, I Kissed Dating Goodbye in 1990 vs True Love Dates ...
Nov 13, 2018
Can A Woman Make The First Move? On Women Initiating
16:48
Can a woman make the first move in a relationship?  This is a question that’s always on my radar, because ...
Nov 06, 2018
Top 10 Relationship Killers: Small Things That Cause Big Relationship Problems
27:24
It’s not usually the big things that cause relationship problems…it’s the small things.  It’s the little things that go unaddressed ...
Oct 30, 2018
Oversharing in Relationships: 10 Things NOT To Talk About Too Soon
32:42
Have you ever found yourself oversharing in a relationship? You know what I mean, right? I’m talking about those conversations ...
Oct 23, 2018
Does God Have One Person Out There For Me To Marry? 3 Things You Need To Know About The One
13:47
Is there such a thing as “the one”? Do you believe that there’s only one person out there for you to marry? ...
Oct 16, 2018
How Far Is Too Far? Physical Touch Before Marriage
18:27
How far is too far when it comes to physical touch before marriage? I’m sure you’re not shocked to hear that ...
Oct 09, 2018
You Don’t Have To Like Being Single: 10 Ways To Survive Singleness
30:47
You don’t have to like being single. Yes, even you, Christian person. It’s okay to struggle with being single! It ...
Oct 02, 2018
The Ultimate Date: Date Ideas From First Dates to Married Dates
24:45
What are some fun date ideas and practical suggestions for a successful first date? On the other end of the ...
Sep 25, 2018
Sex Drive & The Single Life: Controlling Your Lust Before It Controls You
41:46
What do I do with my raging sex drive while I’m single? I get that question a lot. But the ...
Sep 18, 2018
No More Pretending: Depression, Suicide, & The Church w/Jarrid Wilson
35:12
It’s easy to pretend we’ve got it all together. Especially in the Church. It’s easy to put our best face forward, ...
Sep 11, 2018
How Important Is Sexual & Physical Attraction: A Candid Conversation with Christian Men
39:18
How much does physical attraction matter in a relationship?  What if you know someone is really good for you, but ...
Sep 04, 2018
When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Grief, Loss & Remarriage w/ Daniel and Brittany Price Brooker
39:33
Have you ever been through a hard time in your life where you thought to yourself, “This is not what ...
Aug 28, 2018
The Art of Conversation: Secrets to Good Communication
30:01
Good communication isn’t something you’re born with. It’s not even a gender thing. It’s something you have to learn (CLICK ...
Aug 20, 2018
Junk Food Relationships: Healthy Relationships AREN’T Convenient
29:43
There’s a reason junk-food is so popular. It makes you feel good for a little while, it’s quick, and most ...
Aug 13, 2018
Online Dating Tips: Up Your Odds of Finding A Good Match
37:29
If you’re single, I know you’re looking for online dating tips. Because, ugh, online dating?  It’s a love-hate relationship for sure…especially ...
Aug 06, 2018
The One Sided Relationship: What It Tells Me About You
37:00
Have you ever found yourself in one sided relationship where you are doing ALL the work? Where you are giving, ...
Jul 30, 2018
90% of Couples Who Got a Divorce Had This One Issue
31:32
Did you know that conflict can break your relationship, but it can also make it? You can’t avoid conflict, but ...
Jul 26, 2018
Just Not That Into You: 10 Signs To Look For
24:37
How do you know if someone is just not that into you? “You should never have to convince someone that ...
Jul 26, 2018
Trust Issues: Is the problem in your relationship or is the problem in you?
27:39
We’ve all got demons that we carry into relationships; experiences from our past that can impact the way we do ...
Jul 26, 2018
The Love and Relationships Podcast [Trailer]
1:49
Get ready to talk about love and relationships in a way you never have before…because the love and relationships podcast ...
Jul 26, 2018