Rhythms for Life

Rhythms for Life

Are you managing stress or is your stress managing you? What practical steps can you take each day for sustained emotional, spiritual and relational health? In the Rhythms for Life podcast, authors, speakers, and founders of Q Ideas, Gabe Lyons and Rebekah Lyons, invite listeners to journey with them and expert guests into transparent conversations brimming with practical advice. From artists, nutritionists and psychologists to thought leaders, advocates and entrepreneurs, listeners will meet expert guides that will help them keep stress and anxiety at bay and pursue everyday moments of abundance by establishing four life-giving rhythms: rest, restore, connect, and create.

Episodes

June 29, 2022 42 min

Dave and Ashley Willis, hosts of the Naked Marriage Podcast and authors of the Counterfeit Climax, join Gabe and Rebekah to talk about how you can find freedom and pleasure within your marriage. In this episode, we’re going there and talking about porn and how to walk through that when a spouse struggles with this addiction, God’s original design for sex, and what it looks like to have honest conversations about sex to your spouse.

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In a culture that competes for your family’s time, attention and identity, we as parents must get our priorities straight to raise healthy children. Josh & Christi Straub are founders of the organization Famous at Home and believe you don’t have to leave your profession to serve your family well. With ideas from their latest book, Famous at Home, Josh & Christi share practical steps to help reprioritize your family life, ho...

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In twenty-five years of pastoral ministry, Scott Sauls has come alongside countless couples through weary seasons and circumstances. In this week’s episode, Pastor and Author Scott Sauls shares stories of restoration, what it looks like to support a spouse who is walking through a tough season, and what contentment can look like in our lives all from his most recent book, Beautiful People Don't Just Happen: How God Redeems Regr...

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As parents we want to form our children to have healthy emotional and spiritual habits, but it doesn’t happen overnight and takes intention and time to create habits that last. In this episode of the Rhythms for Life podcast, Justin Whitmel Earley joins us to share the framework he’s created in Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms to help us form our families.

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Today we are joined by Dr. Dan Allender and Cathy Loerzel for an incredible conversation about the journey of healing. They share wisdom on how our mental and physical health is so deeply intertwined, and break down the differences between coping mechanisms and actually processing trauma. Dan and Cathy share more rhythms and practices in their newest book, Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals Our True Calling

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    May 11, 2022 25 min

    In today's conversation, Angela Perritt joins us to talk about the power and beauty of the Word of God. Angela shares how a rhythm of intentional Scripture time has transformed her life, and how that has flowed into her calling to help women encounter the love of God. Through translating Bible studies into multiple languages and the SOAP reading technique, she is helping women to see the history of God's faithfulness across...

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    Today we sat down with Dr. Stephanie Shackelford and Bill Denzel to talk about the idea of purpose, calling, and meaning. When looking at our mental health, it is essential that we take a holistic approach and evaluate our vocational health as well. Stephanie and Bill share about their own personal journeys of unveiling their God-given gifts, and next steps that we can take on the same path. For more on this topic, you can find the...

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    In today's episode, we are bringing back our friend Andy Crouch to continue the conversation about the role of technology in our lives. Coming off of his previous work on technology in the family, Andy shares with us his vision for the future  and how we can navigate the tension of its benefits and challenges. He lets us in on some perspective shifts we can make today in order to use technology in a healthy way. To hear more on...

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    April 13, 2022 26 min

    For the past 16 years, Gabe and Rebekah have hosted timely conversations to equip Christians with how to navigate current culture through our organization Q Ideas and our annual Culture Summit. We believe this year’s gathering will both challenge and encourage you to think well about our changing cultural landscape and this podcast episode explains why.

    The Culture Summit virtual experience brings these relevant conversations into y...

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    This week on the podcast, we are chatting with Ruth Schwenk and Karen Ehman about how to walk through pain with peace. Ruth and Karen share honestly about their own seasons of grief and trials, and the rhythms that have helped them in knowing who God is. This is a timely message for what we have walked through as a culture these past few years, and we can't wait for you to hear it. Ruth and Karen dive more into this topic in th...

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    Today I sat down with Jordan Dooley for an important and real conversation about what happens when our life does not look the way we hoped. Jordan vulnerably shares about the unexpected challenges she's faced, the strategy she used to reevaluate her goals, and the priorities she uncovered in that process. I believe this is a needed conversation, and I pray it would encourage you to enjoy your life, even if it doesn't look t...

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    Happy first week of Spring! Today we are sitting down with Chris Nikic, the first man with down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon, and his father Nik. Together we discuss how Chris overcame the mental and physical pain of training to accomplish his goals, and the rhythms he implements to become 1% better each day. There is so much we can take away from this conversation and apply to our daily lives.

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    March 16, 2022 42 min

    Our dear friend Ann Voskamp joins us today for an honest conversation about her journey to understanding God as the Way Maker. In vulnerability, Ann shares personal testimonies of a season of isolation and a marriage almost lost. She lets us in on practical rhythms and how God has led her through the obstacles into the wonder of his miracles. To hear more from Ann, you can find her new book out now- WayMaker: Finding the Way to the...

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    On today's podcast, I am sharing some of my heart about what we can do when we've lost our sense of passion and zeal. I am praying that it would be sweet for you and I to trust in Jesus.

    For our interview, I sat down with Jasmine Holmes to talk about how we can learn from those who have gone before us. Her new book, Carved in Ebony, Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us, takes a look at the black women who contributed to...

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    Jess Johnston and Amy Weatherly join us to talk about building deep, authentic friendships. Together we discuss the necessity of community as people made in the image of a relational God. Jess and Amy share practical tips for making new friends, as well as investing in those who are right in front of us. To hear more from them on this topic, you can find their new book out now: I'll Be There (But Wearing Sweatpants), Finding Un...

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    February 16, 2022 39 min

    Our dear friend Trina McNeilly joins us with a timely message about dealing with overwhelm. In our conversation, we unpack what it means to be overcomers in Christ while daily fighting for truth in our thought lives. Trina shares some practical tips about taking inventory, battling anxiety, and nurturing our inner homes. 

  • If you'd like to hear more from Trina on this topic, her new book is out now! Unclutter Your Soul: Overcome ...
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    It's our first episode of 2022 and we are kicking off season five! Michelle and Somer, co-founders of She Works His Way ministry community, join us to redefine work. Together we discuss how you can live on mission from exactly where you are and lead through serving one another. We are so excited to start the year with such an important conversation around our purpose and calling. 

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    It’s our final episode of 2021! Our new and bold friend Madison Prewett gave us a strong ending to a season (of RFL and the Bachelor) as sat down with us to discuss the blessings and cost of knowing who you are and walking in confidence. Madi lets us in on practices she implements to combat fear and anxiety, and how she maintains obedience and courage in the face of intimidation. This is a good one to listen to, especially with you...

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    December 1, 2021 36 min

    Have you ever tried to explain the Holy Spirit? Today's conversation with Jeannie Cunnion is rich with wisdom and insight for all who want to get to know the Spirit of God that Jesus has promised to us. Jeannie graciously discusses her own story of curiosity and coming to know the need for the activity and presence of God in our lives. We cover questions and misunderstandings many people have about the Holy Spirit, and what it ...

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    Today is our last episode of the Say Yes season! We could not be more grateful for each of the incredible conversations we've had including this one with our dear friends, Chris and Jenni Graebe. We must say yes to practicing healthy habits in order for any relationship to thrive, and Chris and Jenni graciously share their keystone rhythms that have positively impacted their marriage and their family. With practical steps and f...

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