Thad and Amanda Let's T@LK Podcast
By Thad and Amanda Randolph
Conversations on relationships, communication, managing expectations, couple satisfaction, conflict resolution, parenting, dual military relationships, and serving in ministry.
Conflict Resolution and Identifying Triggers
Conflict usually occurs when emotions control us and we respond from a place of fear, hurt, or the feeling we need to defend ourselves. Strong emotional responses can be rooted in unmet needs or when boundaries are crossed. If those needs are not met and boundaries are not respected, we begin to feel disrespected, threatened, or undervalued. If you're beginning to feel that way ask yourself (why?). Is it because these powerful negative emotions are triggered when someone says something- a word or phrase that stirs up negative memories or the tone in which they speak reminds us of a place that we don't want to go back to? Triggers become problematic when we don't recognize them and deal with them from the root. Identifying or recognizing your triggers can help you respond in grace and love instead of reacting from a place of fear, hurt, or anger.
July 6, 2021
Let's T@LK: Right Words
Have you ever asked yourself, "why did I say that?" We sure have. Through the years we've learned how to "bite our tongue" and not say something to keep disagreements from escalating. In our second Cups full of Grace devotion we share how forceful our words are. Words spoken in the wrong tone and at the wrong time can escalate disagreements. Whereas, Proverbs 25:11 declares words fitly (rightly) spoken are like apples of gold and settings of silver. A word spoken at the right time and right way can diffuse disagreements. Job 6:24-26 “Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred. How forceful are right words!
June 21, 2021
6.7.21 Cups Full of Grace
Cups full of Grace is about the power of your words. Words have the power to heal & hurt or build up & tear down. Our goal is to encourage you to choose the words that will heal and build those you are in a relationship with. Colossians 4:6 NLT says Let your conversation be gracious and attractive[a] so that you will have the right response for everyone.
June 7, 2021
Let's T@LK: Marriage/Relationship Roles
What roles and responsibilities are you operating in or expecting in your relationship? Traditional roles from 60 years ago are gender based with the male or husband being the primary breadwinner in the home. In our modern times, that may not be the case. In this episode we discuss "Traditional vs Non-Traditional" roles in our relationship. Listen in as we discover our need to explore roles, develop what worked for us, find our balance, and remain flexible in our ever evolving relationship.
May 17, 2021
Let's T@LK: The Stuff That Sticks
In this episode of Let's T@LK, we share our thoughts on what it takes and means for us to "stay committed" to our relationship. Marriage isn't easy and requires work. We've discovered through the years and seasons of life what we each are willing to do to have a marriage that lasts. Join us in our discussion. Please leave comments or send us a message letting us know your thoughts.
May 4, 2021
Let's Talk: Boundaries & Expectations
Jealousy is known as the green-eyed monster and surfaces in all relationships. Feeling jealous is a natural emotion, but we don't have to let jealousy destroy our relationships. Using the acronym "BEFIT" our goal is to help couples lessen the impact of jealousy in their relationship. BEFIT means to 1- Set Boundaries, 2- Communicate Expectations, 3- Walk in Forgiveness, 4- Identify Insecurities, and 5- Build Trust. This discussion will be aired in two parts. In part one, we define jealousy and discuss setting boundaries and communicating expectations.
April 21, 2021
Let's T@LK: Forgiveness, Insecurities and Trust
This is part two of our two part discussion on How to Overcome Jealousy in Your Relationship. Feeling jealous is a natural emotion, but we don't have to let jealousy destroy our relationships. Using the acronym "BEFIT" our goal is to help couples lessen the impact of jealousy in their relationship. BEFIT means to 1- Set Boundaries, 2- Communicate Expectations, 3- Walk in Forgiveness, 4- Identify Insecurities, and 5- Build Trust.
April 19, 2021
Our Love Story & Purpose
Listen in as we share with you how our story began and has evolved into our purpose.
February 18, 2021
Let's T@lk: 2021 Couple Goals
Happy New Year! We pray that 2021 is a year of health, safety, and prosperity for you and your family. At the beginning of each year people resolve to do something, whether it's to exercise more and lose weight or spend less and save more. These are individual goals which can also be couple goals. In this episode we discuss our couple goals which may inspire you to set couple goals for you and your loved one. We hope you enjoy. Blessings, Thad & Amanda
February 13, 2021
Let's T@LK: Thankful & Grateful
It's Thanksgiving 2020! It's not time to focus on what you don't have, it's time to focus on what you do have. How thankful and grateful are you of your spouse or significant other? Thankfulness and Gratefulness in a relationship goes a long way and builds your spouse or significant other up. Sharing how thankful and grateful you are to have them in your life lets them know that you appreciate them and builds equity in your relationship. We encourage you to take some time this season to reflect on the good qualities and value you each bring to your relationship. Celebrate the gift/prize you have!
November 24, 2020
Building Connection through Communication.
We discuss five best practices we use to build and strengthen our connection.
October 14, 2020
Two important communication skills all couples should develop: Assertiveness and Active Listening.
October 11, 2020