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Cafecito for Two

Cafecito for Two

By Javier and Christina Llerena
Marriage can be the best thing or the worst thing that ever happens to us.
Join Christina and Javier Llerena, published authors of “Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before It Begins” to delve into the complexities and intrigue of what makes a marriage healthy, healing, and happy.
Each episode contains powerful information to help you grow in your relationship, build your faith, increase your intimacy, and expertly navigate good times and bad.
For more information visit us at www.boundlesslove.us
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Episode 12: “When Love is Angry: A Memoir from the Other Side of Mental Illness”
Have you ever encountered an obstacle in your marriage that you thought you could not overcome? Have you ever been forced to spiritually surrender a situation to God so a brighter future could materialize? Have you ever considered that being right was causing you to be unkind in your relationships? In a dynamic, transparent, and courageous conversation, Ruth and Maurice Griffin open up about their marriage and faith journey that led them to write a book, “When Love is Angry: A Memoir from the Other Side of Mental Illness” about their coping with Ruth’s mental illness and their faith leading them to heal their marriage. Come listen to Maurice and Ruth, both entrepreneurs with four grown children, and how they transformed themselves, their marriage, and their lives. They share encouragement for how “listening for the details” in a relationship can pull you out of a rut, resentment, and damaging patterns that can linger for years. After getting to the point of not even talking, they co-authored a book about their journey that ultimately redefined their next steps in their faith and put their marriage back together at a higher level which they both admit they never thought was possible. Check out this down-to-earth, real conversation about facing mental illness, focusing on God as the source of healing and letting go of having to fix or control your circumstances or spouse. Their book, “When Love is Angry: A Memoir from the Other Side of Mental Illness” is available here. Find out more about Maurices’ homemade barbeque sauce here. Ruh heads a full-service vanity press that offers publishing, graphic design, and writing services. Find out how Ruth lifts up new authors with her publishing services here. She also is a cohost of Authors Up, a streaming radio show that provides a platform for new, established, and aspiring authors.
40:24
May 21, 2022
Episode 11: The Three Rules of Marriage
What if you could transform your marriage with three simple rules? What if your relationship is easier to transform than you think?  What is one of these rules that could change your life? Easy to remember but challenging to implement, Bill Carmody shares his insight and training in mental fitness and personal discipline in our podcast interview offering hope and practical tips for the most important relationship in your life. He breaks down how you can reframe your current frustrations and even perceived failures to increase joy and mastery. An entrepreneur married for twenty years, Bill and his wife, Elena, celebrated their 20th anniversary and wrote a book as their gift to the world. As parents of two teenage boys, they know the importance of keeping passion and romance in their marriage. They attribute their two decades of deeply loving each other to the daily practices outlined in The Three Rules of Marriage. Download the first two chapters of their book for free here and you will access their articles upcoming workshops and other amazing resources on resolving resentment, owning your own growth, and using appreciation as a superpower.  For more about Bill and Elena’s workbook and other offerings go to www.threerulesofmarriage.com
31:30
April 22, 2022
Episode 10: Your Marriage Your Response-ability
Do you believe that you have the power to improve your marriage? Cody Butler is the founder of "The Better Marriage" and the creator of the "Marriage Recovery Program" and is teaching couples how to repair, restore, and rebuild intimacy, communication, and love in their marriage. He's also the author #1 Best Selling Author of “Cut The B.S - A No-Nonsense Guide To Happiness”.  Cody has been featured on Fox, ABC, and NBC and has worked with over 2000 people to date. In this no-nonsense, real talk episode, Cody shares his empowering and inspiring of his personal rock bottom early in marriage and how he battled addiction, took back his choices, and renewed his life and marriage in the process. Come hear how hope is always possible and how even the most broken marriage or circumstances can turn around. For more information on Cody and how he's helping couples get the skills needed to succeed, check out his website: https://www.bettermarriage.com.au/ for more details and resources. Help support our ministry donate at:  https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donation
44:35
April 14, 2022
Episode 9: Love Is with Kim Sorrelle, Author
Kim began journaling real-life feelings and happenings after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. Four months later, Steve, her husband, and the love of her life received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Six weeks later, Kim held him as he took his last breath. Do you ask what is love–in your life, your marriage, in your relationships with your children and family members? Kim continued writing through all of it and beyond. Inspired to explore the world and test her own boundaries,  Kim devoted a year to finding love's true meaning. Her book, Love Is, A Year-Long Experiment Living Out 1 Corinthians 13 Love, chronicles her sometimes funny, scary, and enlightening journey that led to life-changing discoveries found mostly on the streets of Haiti. Join Christina and Javier for this wonderfully engaging conversation about the limitless possibilities love gives us in our everyday lives through patience, kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. Learn about how love is accessible to us, occupies much less energy than anger or hate, and really is living out God’s word in simple ways. As believers, our mission is to love and Kim shows us how to do just that. What is love in your life look like? Are you ready to love more? Bio: Christina and Javier Llerena hit bottom in their marriage over ten years ago and leveraged their faith to dodge divorce. They wrote a testimonial book entitled, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before It Begins" to help others find strength in God when they cannot find it in themselves. Founders of Boundless Love Ministry, Javier and Christina are speakers, podcasters, and authors spreading their story of hope to inspire others and have ministered marriage preparation retreats for over 15 years to over 1,000 couples.  Boundless  LoveGiveaways:  Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguideDonate to Boundless Love  Help support our ministry donate at: https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donation
32:07
February 03, 2022
Episode 8: Empathy Vs. Enabling
How do we take care of ourselves and our spouses during the holidays? So much of walking through this season which can trigger past trauma requires faith. We cannot always see what we desire or wish for in others, in our relationships, in ourselves but we pray and hope for better. We lean on faith when we remember the reason for the season: our relationship with Jesus Christ.  It is vital to cultivate empathy in our marriages. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. To walk in their shoes and so healthy marriages require this capacity, ability to love others in a parallel form.  Yet boundaries get blurred and lines can get crossed easily, over time and over years. Or even from the start of the relationship. The holidays can be a challenge to negotiate family time, traditions, and expectations. To understand our partners’ needs and uphold our own. How can we better discern what is giving out of empathy versus giving up out of enabling? We are precious children of God. We deserve the best as does our partner but our job is to remember that our faith will lead us to the right holiday path no matter our circumstances.  Come join Christina Llerena, co-author of Boundless Love: Healing Marriage Before It Begins talk about the distinction between empathy and enabling in your marriage especially as it may come up during  Boundless  LoveGiveaways:  Donate to Boundless Love at: https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donations Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguide
10:00
December 24, 2021
Episode 7: Giving Yourself Permission this Holiday Season
Do you ever feel like you are“going through the motions” during the holiday season? Do you say “yes” to others and “no” to yourself? Giving yourself permission to “opt out” of family gatherings or simply find time to go to God in prayer can feel like a tall order. Come Join Co-Author of "Boundless Love" Christina Llerena for some real talk about the "holidaze" and how to call on your faith, self-care, and communication skills to keep the Christ in Christmas and cultivate an opportunity to slow down instead of speed up so you can be with God and one another fully present. This episode specifically tackles setting healthy boundaries during the holiday season to say “no” after discerning what is right for you and yoru family. Turing to God in prayer (“God always hears”) helps us determine what this season is about for our own spiritual growth and relationship to our faith which is the most important. Whether it means slipping away for some alone time in the bathroom or taking a walk with your spouse to gather your thoughts, God wants our presence and does not care about the presents this Christmas. Give yourself the gift of self-care this season.  1 John 5:14: God always hears “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Boundless LoveGiveaways: Get a FREE copy of our e-book, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before it Begins" at https://tinyurl.com/y48ek3b8 Donate to Boundless Love at: https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donations Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguide
11:14
December 18, 2021
Episode 6: Surviving the Holidaze Series: "How to Stay Sane in Your Marriage"
Do you ever feel like you are surviving and not thriving during the holidays? That your marriage and family life is stressed out during this time of year. Many of us get emotionally triggered for a number of reasons. Unmet expectations, financial strain from gift-giving, unresolved family dynamics, miscommunication with our spouse-- just to name a few. Join Co-Author of "Boundless Love" Christina Llerena for some real talk about the "holidaze" and how to call on your faith, self-care, and communication skills to keep the Christ in Christmas and cultivate an opportunity to slow down instead of speed up so you can be with God and one another fully present.  Christina and Javier Llerena hit bottom in their marriage over ten years ago and leveraged their faith to dodge divorce. They wrote a testimonial book entitled, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before It Begins" to help others find strength in God when they cannot find it in themselves. Founders of Boundless Love Ministry, Javier and Christina are speakers, podcasters, and authors spreading their story of hope to inspire others and have ministered marriage preparation retreats for over 15 years to over 1,000 couples.  Boundless  LoveGiveaways:  Get a FREE copy of our e-book, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before it Begins" at https://tinyurl.com/y48ek3b8 Donate to Boundless Love at: https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donations Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguide
11:23
December 11, 2021
Episode 5: Finding Out Your Individual and Team Preferences to Strengthen and Inspire Your Marriage
"Cafecito for Two" with John Thomas, "Inspire Your Marriage" Topic: Finding Out Your Individual and Team Preferences to Strengthen and Inspire Your Marriage What You Will Learn: Understand both team & independent qualities in our spouse and marriage How small tweaks in expectations can prevent conflict and build intimacy  A quiz to assess which qualities you prefer and need from your partner About John Thomas:   John Thomas wrote, Inspire Your Marriage to help couples with the communication, connection, and passion in their marriage. It’s based on the concept that people want to be united as a team without losing each other’s individuality. After years of listening to what people wanted in their relationship, he realized there were 5 “Independent” qualities and 5 “Team” qualities that people commonly said were attractive to see in their partner. But people found 1 of each quality to be most appealing to them when their partner displayed it. Resources from John: Website: http://www.inspireyourmarriage.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/inspireyourmarriage/ Book:  Inspire Your Marriage on Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/2mdrctk9 Boundless  LoveGiveaways:  Get a FREE copy of our e-book, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before it Begins" at https://tinyurl.com/y48ek3b8 Donate to Boundless Love at: https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donations Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguide/
32:30
March 30, 2021
Episode 4: The Spiritual Gift of Having Healthy Boundaries in Your Marriage
Rose is a sparkling, dynamic, and skilled life and relationship coach helping others “put religion back into relationships.” Author of numerous books, Rose draws from Scripture, Church teachings, Theology of the Body, the classic study of temperaments, and much more. Rose travels the country to offer group retreats, parish missions, and pilgrimages and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and TV. She'll even create a personal, private weekend retreat in her home just for you! Resources from Rose Sweet: Website: www.rosesweet.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosesweettalk Boundless  LoveGiveaways:  Get a FREE copy of our e-book, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before it Begins" at https://tinyurl.com/y48ek3b8 Donate to Boundless Love at: https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donations Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguide/
31:08
February 28, 2021
Episode 3: Embracing Holy Indifference
Christina reflects on her spiritual development and the cultivation of "holy indifference"--a concept often associated with St. Ignatius which means to let go of worldly control, desires, associations with success, and material wealth for a deeper and more peaceful relationship with God. This sense of "healthy detachment" is rooted in letting God hold one's life in His hands and surrendering to a deeper sense of trust in one's life path. This results in less need to control life's events and become attached to specific outcomes. Indifference does not mean not caring per se, but finding serenity in knowing God is at work in one's life and in control of one's destiny bringing a deeper love and enrichment than any worldly pursuits. It's a slow spiritual evolution and Christina shares her own understanding of this realization in her own life.  Get your FREE copy of Boundless Love Here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/qnsqrfz8jw
09:43
February 14, 2021
Bless the Work Strategies for Acing the Job Search Journey and Winning at Work
"Cafecito for Two"  ☕  with Sonia Cameron   Bless the Work: Strategies for Acing the Job Search Journey and Winning at Work    What You Will Learn: We discuss the TOP 5 WAYS to spiritually create and sustain your best career and work-life on:    ❤ How to Rehearse Your Wins  ❤ Take a Baby Step Every Day Towards Your Career Goals ❤ Pick a Scripture to Encourage Yourself  ❤ Dare to Dream BIG  ❤ Stay Organized and Keep Records for your Search  ❤ Spend At Least 5 Minutes with God Every Day    About Sonia Cameron:  🗯 Sonia Cameron is a successful tech support engineer by day and a savvy, self-made author by night.   After experiencing her own career hurdles that challenged and strengthened her spiritual growth, she set out to spread what she learned through writing.  First published in 2014 with Christian Devotions, Sonia harnessed good old fashioned ingenuity and modern tech skills to grow her prayer and career blog.   Since then she has published two books: God, Please Help Me Find A Job: 21 Prayers for the Job Seeker and God, Please Help Me Find A Job: Journal and Job Search Organizer.    Resources from Sonia Cameron  ❤ Web Site: www.blessthework.com  ❤ Her Book: God, Please Help Me Find A Job: 21 Prayers for the Job Seeker and God on Amazon at https://tinyurl.com/yac9jv7x  Boundless 💟 Love👇Giveaways: 👇 📣📣Love Donations to Boundless Love Ministry  at  https://bit.ly/boundlesslove_donations 📣📣 Purchase a copy of our book, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before It Begins" at https://tinyurl.com/yxp4bsje 📣 📣Grab a free download of Chapter One of our book, "Boundless Love: Healing Your Marriage Before It Begins" go to https://boundlesslove.us/ 📣📣 Snag our free Action Guide: "9 Spiritual Principles for a Lasting Marriage" at https://boundlesslove.us/actionguide/
33:56
January 11, 2021
Welcome to Cafecito for Two
Here is the first episode of "Cafecito for Two," a podcast hosted by Javier and Christina Llerena, of Boundless Love, a marriage ministry supporting couples to have life-changing Christian marriages at every stage of life. Do you have faith in life, your marriage, in your relationship with God? Come dive deep into how we can grow emotionally and spiritually to break out of our comfort zone, ruts, and stuck patterns to love ourselves and one another more deeply. You deserve a healthy, happy marriage that grows with time. Invest the time and learn about what makes a great marriage. Join us at Cafecito for Two for wisdom, expert tips, and inspiration on how to make this happen! 
02:42
January 10, 2021