Langga Speaks Podcast

Langga Speaks Podcast

'Langga' [lang.gâ.] means 'Beloved' in Ilonggo/Hiligaynon, one of the gazillion Filipino dialects. Raising a family as Filipino expats in Dubai is not as simple as it may seem.Join show hosts, Apple and Jeric Defante, for downright honest conversations and full-packed laugh marathons as they share about family, faith and everything in between! Support our Mission: http://bit.ly/supportlsp

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December 5, 2021 41 min

As we journey on with St. John Paul II's book, Love and Responsibility, we discuss the foundational principle for human relationships, which is St. JP2’s major task in his book.

This foundational principle as he defined it is called the “personalist principle."

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How does a person know if he is in a relationship of authentic, committed love or just another fly by night relationship?

We continue our journey with St. John Paul II's Love & Responsibility where he defined the two sides of love. According to St. JP2, there are two aspects of love, and understanding the difference is crucial for any marriage, engagement, or dating relationship.

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November 21, 2021 48 min

What is really happening when men and women find themselves attracted to one another?

We discuss the other part of attraction - SENSUALITY through the lens of St. John Paul II. We once again, go back and reflect on his perspective on written in his book - Love & Responsibility. We even talk about PORNOGRAPHY vs the classical art that that depicts the nakedness of a person.

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November 14, 2021 43 min

How could Mr. Right turn out to be so wrong?

Many young people have had the experience of feeling that they were in love with someone who at first seemed absolutely wonderful, only later to be greatly disappointed in the person. We'll be touching a bit on St. John Paul II's Love and Responsibility’s content on this episode.
 
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November 6, 2021 51 min

ARE YOU READY TO DIE TO YOURSELF?

In this episode we unpack the spoken word piece by Brent Rice "A Crucifixion Type Love" and unbox its personal meaning in our journey. We discuss how we're all called to pursue the cross of Christ, especially in our relationships.

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF GHOSTS?  👻

Well, more often than not, it's even scarier to know someone who does it regularly right?

Have you been ghosted  or baka naman  you've been the one doing it? In this episode we talk to B2 of Boiling Waters Podcast to learn from a self-proclaimed former practitioner.

Tara Langga,  let's bust those ghosts this Halloween!

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October 23, 2021 47 min

Why do you do what you do?

In life, we're all called to carry out different roles, either under or authority or with it. But at all times, we're called to serve out our role. What do you do when you can't fulfill your role anymore, or if you don't want to anymore? Is it really possible to love what you're doing?

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So how can we call a house a HOME?

In this episode we talk about the qualities we look for in a home, what it's center should be and on how one can truly make it life's sanctuary.

 As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord - Joshua 24:15

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What makes a girl a girl?

As we celebrate United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), join Apple as she reunites with Chinkee and Donna to speak about womanhood, authentic femininity and role models who inspire them to be better women.

Join the  World Vision's GIRLS CAN movement of empowering 1000 Girls.
Sponsor a girl at worldvision.org.ph today.


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Have you ever gone through a breakup? or were you the one who broke up?

Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, It just stinks, it hurts. It’s not fun.

Since we tackled dating your imagination, we follow through with ending a dead-end relationship by breaking up the right way. The purpose of dating is to find your future spouse and so breakups are needed for you not to waste each others precious time.

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How do you know if you’re making excuses and pursuing a relationship with guy who only exists in your imagination?

In this episode we tackle the reasons someone can make just to remain in a relationship even if it's toxic. We revisit the 2015 blog post by Jason & Crystalina Evert in spotting the red-flags that can lead us into dead-end relationships.

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In this episode we answer some of the questions from our livestream in our  Langga Speaks Off-The-Record Facebook Group. Most of them are related to our Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Episodes.

Here are the questions we tried to answer:

  • If gagawa kayo ng book/books niyo in the future - it’s more on?
  • How to deal with hypocrites (if they are unavoidable)? 
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    September 11, 2021 56 min

    Marriage thrives when it’s soul is nourished.

    In this episode, we discuss on how a relationship can last a lifetime by anchoring it to something immovable and constant. We discuss how spiritual intimacy leads to the true meaning of what a marriage is.

    Join us as we share finding God in our marriage.

    “Our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you.” -  Augustine of Hippo

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    Nag-away na naman kayo?

    Conflict is an important part of any relationship, it’s unavoidable. It's the price we pay for a deeper level of intimacy. And so in this episode we tackle the 

  • Top 5 Conflicts Every Married Couple Faces
  • The Ways You Both Can Fight BETTER.

  • Join us as we share our journey from bitter to better!

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    Do you find your partner weird?

    Well, to start with, you both are different - biologically, psychologically and even professionally!

    We know we’re different but do you know how your differences drive your deepest needs? In this episode, we'll talk about that Langga.

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    Do you follow RULES?

    In this episode, we tackle the different rules a couple needs to utilize in order to give more love to one another, and to make all your relationships grow and thrive with positivity.

    We tackle here:

  • Make "I" statements, not "you" statements (04:29)
  • Practice reflective listening (09:16)
  • Understand and accept the differences between men and women (20:51)
  • Apologize when necessary (26:55)
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    Can you say what you mean and understand what you hear?

    A lot of relationship problems is because of a breakdown in communication. In this episode, we discuss that.

  • Why we need to communicate? (06:45)
  • 4 Types of Miscommunication (17:00)
  • 3 Qualities to Work On (26:45)
  • The best time to build a solid foundation in communicating is when things are going well and easier - during the early stages of your relationship.

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    August 6, 2021 42 min

    Do you have a hard HABIT to break? 

    While long courtships, similar backgrounds, supportive families, good communication and so on helps, the bottom line is both couples DECIDE to be happy. They make happiness a habit. In this episode how HABITS can make or break your relationship.

    We discuss programming your mind for a happy marriage, the power of negative thinking as well as the secret of happy couples.

    Let's HABIT!

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    July 31, 2021 46 min

    Paano ba ang FOREVER?

    Lifelong love does not happen by chance but is an art that must be learned, practiced and honed. In this episode, we discuss on how one can create FOREVER by cultivating Passion, Intimacy and Commitment.

    More about SYMBIS here >>> langgaspeaks.com/symbis

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    July 24, 2021 40 min

    L-O-V-E. Such a tricky word.

    Marriage is a journey through these predictable LOVESTAGES: Romance, power struggle, cooperation, mutuality, cocreativity. In this episode, we go through them one by one to help you identify which stage you're in right now.

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