Why or Why Not with the Watsons

Why or Why Not with the Watsons

Why or Why Not with the Watsons is brought to you in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code WATSONS to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com. From the outside it may look like we get along "all the time". Let us be the first to tell you that is not the case. Meet "Why" aka Benjamin and "Why Not" aka Kirsten as we discuss topics ranging from keeping the spark in your love story, to how to talk to your kids about race. Tune in to hear how we approached the crazy life of the NFL and mindfully apply biblical truth to our daily lives with our family. You will laugh and you may cry, but in the end our hope is that our different approaches to situations bless you and your family.

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November 28, 2022 31 min

How often do we let the conflict in our life produce growth?

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten finish up their series “Why Not Be Grateful”, where this week they talk about how to navigate conflict. Through talking about a recent moment of conflict in their own life, they help us see how we should approach conflict as a believer, knowing that it can be used as an opportunity for growth and s...

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How often do we take the focus off of ourselves, and put it on the needs of other people?

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten and Benjamin continue their series “Why Not Be Grateful”, where this week they talk about giving and the importance of laying the groundwork of generosity with your kids. Through being generous with not just your money, but also your time, they remind us that giving keeps the heart ...

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Is prayer a part of your foundation in marriage? 

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten continue their series “Why Not Be Grateful”, where this week they break down the power of prayer in marriage. They discuss the importance of building a firm foundation and taking time to remember your love story, encouraging us to always make prayer our default response in every situation. 

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November 7, 2022 28 min

How do you respond to change in your life? 

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten and Benjamin begin their new series “Why Not Be Grateful”, where this week they focus on what it looks like to be grateful for change. They share how they’ve handled new seasons in their own lives, reminding us to shift our perspective to remember that God is our firm foundation, steady throughout every moment. 

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How often do Christians think about spiritual warfare?

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten discuss Ephesians 6:12 and show us how to look beyond the surface of our situations to see what we’re actually fighting in the spirit. They also share how they navigate Halloween with their children and the importance of always being on guard, encouraging us to put on the full armor of God to fight our b...

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How often are you encouraging your kids to talk to God? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten & Benjamin talk about how your kids prayer life may be a direct reflection of yours. They discuss what to do when praying feels uncomfortable, and the power of always pointing your kids back to God, encouraging you to be a living example of “praying without ceasing” alongside your kids. New episodes drop eve...

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Do you view friendship as a priority in your life? 

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin & Kirsten talk about why good friends are hard to find and keep. They start by walking through the various types of friends, sharing the reality of knowing that any good relationship is worth fighting for, encouraging us to pray for our friends and find the people who will uplift and enhance our lives. 

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How often do you respond to the Lord’s calling? 

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten & Benjamin read through Isaiah 1 and discuss how God used Isaiah to speak to the people of Judah. Through the scriptures we see the importance of making sure our lives are pleasing to God, but that also through repentance the Lord is faithful to forgive our sins and redeem our stories…however it’s up to us to respond t...

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What advice would you give yourself in your current season? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin & Kirsten finish out their series “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” where they give advice from the perspective of their future selves, and discuss how that wisdom impacts their lives today. They talk about prioritizing their own marriage, enjoying the parenting journey, the importance of practicing rest, en...

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What wisdom would you go back and tell your 30-year-old self?

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten and Benjamin continue their series “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” where they share experiences from their 30’s!

They discuss topics like embracing change, how to find purpose exactly where you are, the importance of surrendering your plans to the Lord and trusting that He does not waste anything!

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What would you say to your 20 year old self if you could go back?

In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten continue their series “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” where they talk all about their 20’s! 

They discuss the power of knowing your worth, their first few years of marriage, and talk about the struggle with perfectionism, reminding us that no one is perfect, that’s why we all need God’s grace...

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What are some things you would go back and tell your younger self?     

In this episode of 'Why or Why Not with the Watsons', Kirsten and Benjamin begin their new series “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” where they talk about themselves when they were younger. From relationships with their parents, purity culture, and the importance of memorizing bible verses as kids, they remind us that God does not waste any of our experie...

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September 5, 2022 35 min

Are you team Why or team Why Not in your thinking? 

In this episode of 'Why or Why Not with the Watsons', Benjamin and Kirsten review some of their legendary arguments over their 17 year marriage that reveal their own unique thought process. From disagreements over laundry baskets, closing cabinets, unread emails and more, they remind us to look back over our experiences, smile and see how far you have come. 

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Are you prepared to stand apart in a culture that is going the other way? In this episode of 'Why or Why Not with the Watsons', Kirsten and Benjamin read through 2 Chronicles and discuss Hezekiah’s obedience in preparing his people for war. They talk about the importance of knowing that it’s the Lord who prepares us for battles, explaining that recognizing what God has already done in our lives motivates us to be different....
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How much do you really know about the Watsons? In this episode of 'Why or Why Not with the Watsons', Kirsten and Benjamin answer your submitted questions. They discuss topics like how to carve out quality time with your children, their friendship with the Brees family, how to discern what popular tv shows to watch, and much more.  

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How much do you know about the game of football? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten talk about the logistics of the game of football. As the NFL season opens, Kirsten shares that knowing the basics of the game makes the season feel a lot more fun even if football is not your passion. Whether you love the game or have someone in your household that loves the game, this episode is packed with i...

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What season or experience has grown you in ways you never thought were possible? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten talk about the 16 seasons of NFL Training Camp that they experienced. They both reflect on their memories of this season in their lives, talking about how much they grew individually and as a family through the blessings and curses each year brought. 

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August 1, 2022 27 min

Do you feel pressure to give your kids the “perfect summer”? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten and Benjamin talk about how they are feeling as summer comes to an end with their kids. Kirsten gets real about her emotions as Benjamin provides encouragement to her and other moms out there who feel the same. 

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How do you talk to your kids about tough issues? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Kirsten and Benjamin talk about how to approach the difficult topic of abortion with your kids, considering how to share the right information for their age. They discuss some of the barriers to this conversation as well why it is so important to communicate with them on the issue of life. 

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July 18, 2022 31 min

Have you ever been to Family Camp? In this episode of ‘Why or Why Not with the Watsons’, Benjamin and Kirsten talk about the amazing benefits of going to family camp for children as well as parents. They share memories of their time at camp as well as some ways they slowed down to focus on their individual spiritual growth and their relationship with one another, leaving the week refreshed and ready to re-engage with their daily li...

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