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The Long Haul

The Long Haul

By Vito Presta
Liz and Vito are newlyweds taking on the world of marriage and the Christian Faith. Join them in this highly entertaining, wild ride they call life!
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Our First Week Apart
Why did Vito and Liz sleep in separate beds for a week? Also, can hot people be funny? 
50:25
January 13, 2021
Where's Santa?!
Is Santa coming to your house this Christmas? What does Liz want this year and why does Vito have such a twisted thought process? Also is Mrs. Clause hyphenating her name?
43:46
December 24, 2020
Did We Marry Our Parents???
Vito and Liz cover a plethora (you like that word?) of topics today as they catch up on a month of chaos and not being able to get an episode out. Does having a baby bring fulfillment to life? Do we marry our parents? What is the bomb that Vito drops at the end of the episode!? He's lost his mind!
1:03:42
December 13, 2020
Losing Friends, PDA, and our first Sheriff House Call
This week we answer a listener question about what it's like losing friends during a wedding, we cover PDA (public displays of affection) when you're married vs not married, and why the heck we had to call the Sheriff to come to our house!
1:00:04
November 8, 2020
COVID. Snacks. Custody
This episode we talk about how we navigate having a baby during a pandemic.  Who do we let see her and hold her? We then dive into the fun of getting to be intimate again post baby and how the first six weeks of being parents has been.  
1:02:37
October 19, 2020
Keeping Close and Staying Off
We are facing what it takes to keep close together with our first baby with us. Life has completely changed as we knew it and its time to adapt. How do we stay close and grow together? Also, what the heck is going on with the social dilemma documentary? Do we let our kids on social media? 
52:58
September 30, 2020
Chapter 2: The First Born
What a whirlwind! In Chapter 1 we got married, we bought a house (and started remodeling it), we brought a dog into our home (good ole Hutch) and I done knocked up Liz! We covered what its like to start life with someone, compromising, sharing, growing, and learning about each other.  In Chapter 2 of our lives we bring in our first born Jovie. WE have no idea what is to come ahead of us but we have full Faith that with good communication, grace, and love for each other, we will grow together as a family and in our Faith.  Join us in our next chapter of life and grow together instead of apart and keep this marriage the best part of our lives! 
48:49
September 20, 2020
One Where Vito Has Walls
In this episode, we catch everyone up on what has been going on the last month.  We dive into the thoughts we are thinking and feeling as we prepare to meet our baby.  Liz is full term and due any day! We also go back to our dating days and talk about how Vito puts up walls.
57:06
August 18, 2020
The One Where Our Family is on a Mission
This week, Liz and Vito explore what it is going to be like starting a family in a misguided world. How do we navigate social media, what is our goal as a family and do we need a mission statement?
58:05
July 17, 2020
The One Where We Find the Truth About Banana's
Well lookie here, Banana's are WHAT?! We answer listener questions about love, goals, "the one". and at the end we really get down to the truth about Bananas... Boy are you in for a treat. 
1:02:28
July 10, 2020
One Where Life is Meaningless
This week we follow up with the dirty talk conversation and talk about your answers.  We share our Father's Day and what we did for Vito's birthday.  We then dive into the books of wisdom (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job) in the Bible and why does King Solomon say life is meaningless?
57:42
June 26, 2020
The One Where We Talk Dirty
How do people dirty talk?! What is the best and worst dirty talk you've experienced? Also, can guys make new friends at a dog park? Why are we so disconnected with our food? How do we talk about so much in one episode?! Also, put your baby guesses in! We are giving a prize to the winner! https://www.babyhunch.com/pool/P05039H4S0EN
54:32
June 14, 2020
One Where We Talked About Things We Didn't Need to Talk About
This episode is on the shorter side but it is packed with a whole bunch of stuff you probably don't want to listen to haha We did not plan to talk about this stuff but it just happened and its real and don't judge us. We love you and it's our life and maybe your life is like ours. 
31:57
June 7, 2020
One With the Leaky What?
If you enjoy the time your wasting, is it really wasted?  We have different versions of time well spent and we try to work it out before the baby comes.  They also address the elephant in the bedroom... farting during sex.   Also, do men cycle? We all know women cycle each month but men are not immune to the highs and lows of the moon. 
52:24
May 31, 2020
One Where We Complain About Complaining
Does your family have a tradition after the baby arrives?  Our families do things a little differently and Liz has a lot to say about it.  We then go into complaining and why society loves to compare.  This one gets a little off topic but man did Vito have fun talking. So much so he wouldn't stop talking. 
57:10
May 24, 2020
One Where Have Self-Love
We start the episode catching up on baby stuff.  How did we tell our families?  What were our initial reactions? Then we dive into self-love and what it really means to us.  Can you really love yourselves without loving others first? What does society say and what does God say? 
1:08:03
May 16, 2020
The One Where Liz Goes Missing
What happens when you live in an Italian family and you don't answer your phone for an hour? CHAOS INSUES.  Make your baby prediction here! https://www.babyhunch.com/pool/P05039H4S0EN Winner gets a prize :) 
42:17
May 9, 2020
One with Rituals, Baptisms and Baby Dedications
How do we blend our Christian and Catholic backgrounds when it comes to kids?  How important is tradition and what is the real spiritual meaning behind baby baptisms and dedications?  We discuss all this and more!
50:14
May 1, 2020
One Where We Say We Don't Argue About Money and Then Argue About Money
We answer listener questions this episode and dive into finances, healing trauma and pregnancy sex!  Don't forget to write in to let us know what you want to hear!
55:57
April 24, 2020
The One Where We do Horoscopes
Vito thinks horoscopes are absolutely insane so we took it to the test and see what happens. We also dive into what God calls us to be and do and how to simplify life. We cover what our purpose is as well and what makes us who we are. 
46:06
April 18, 2020
One Where It's Weird to Say Each Other's Name
The first half of the episode we laugh at pet names people use for each other. Do you say babe? Baby? Honey Bunny? Or Dave?   The second half of the episode we dive deep into communication.  90% of communicating is listening and we explain why.
1:12:28
April 10, 2020
The One Where We Learn Boundaries with In-Laws
How do you set boundaries with your in-laws? We share a bunch of in-law stories from the listeners and how we plan on setting boundaries.  We do a pregnancy update and share our latest argument. 
1:09:29
April 4, 2020
The One When Brooke Calls Us Out
Liz's niece Brooke has been living with us for a month now and she has a hilarious take on who we are and how we live together. Get a fly on the wall perspective on who Liz and Vito really are!
51:47
March 27, 2020
The One Where We Get Busy While Being Busy
How do couples have sex when they are so busy?! This episode we cover ridiculous reality shows, scheduling that magic moment, and looking past red flags. Write in with questions on instagram @esandoz and share what you and your spouse are doing during this Coronavirus lockdown!
51:59
March 20, 2020
The One With the Coronavirus
I'm pretty sure we're living in a movie. WTH is going on?! Turns out all the listeners agree with Liz, and Vito humbly receives the feedback from the listeners. We grow together! Also, all Vito wants is for the world to come together and love each other; as well as have his headache go away! Love you all! Write in to us on instagram @esandoz or via email at elizabeth@elizabethjoy.co
48:35
March 13, 2020
The One Where We Apologize for Parenting
What are you pet peeves of your spouse? Well, Vito kicks off this episode telling some that he has of Liz.  Don't worry, she will bring her list next week.  They talk about what they want to pass on from their childhood to their children and how do you pave your own parental path?  Is it ok to apologize as the parent? They don't see eye to eye.
1:07:47
March 6, 2020
The One With the Announcement
Boy do we have a lot to cover this week!! Why have Vito and Liz been arguing so much?! Will they renew their vows? Are they long distance dating experts? Vito thinks so. Also, what is all this hoopla about?! Listen to find out
56:33
February 28, 2020
The One Where Vito Get's on the Sexiest Man Alive List
What a crazy weekend y'all. This one comes to you late and that's just the way it is. We talk about our anniversary, Elizabeth speaks at a conference, we go to a wedding, and Vito gets on the sexiest man alive list?! Can't be
53:38
February 24, 2020
The One Where We Calculate Risk
It's our first Valentine's Day as a married couple and what are we going to do?! DOUBLE DATE BABY!!! Normally Vito cooks a 7 course meal for Elizabeth but this year we're helping a new couple be less awkward on their second date. Also, what is it like to travel the world and have home births? What's the risk and what is the reward?! This one gets sweaty. Enjoy!
56:23
February 14, 2020
The One with the 10 Rules
We're all about growing together as a couple and what better way that to take advice from the experts. This week we explore 10 rules that bond and strengthen a marriage. Enjoy! 
49:16
February 7, 2020
The One Where We Don't Negotiate
Vito and Liz talk about finding a church home and what they look for.  They also cover the nonnegotiables in their relationship.  
42:28
January 31, 2020
The One Where They Get Intimate
What does intimacy look like when everything is NOT going as planned? Are ruts okay? How do we get out of them? It's a weird time in our life but our love is stronger than ever!
42:07
January 24, 2020
The One Where They Go All In
How did Vito know he was ready to go all in with Liz? What does that whole process look, sound, and feel like? Also, how do you break down your partners walls and better yet, what does it take to break down your own walls? It's a new year let's get into it!
43:21
January 11, 2020
The One with 20/20 Vision
It's a new year which means new beginnings! Will Vito finally get Lasic surgery? Will Liz ever warm up in this cold weather? What's your intention for 2020 with your spouse? This year let's see the best in one another and love each other for the weirdos we are. 
32:17
January 3, 2020
The One Where Vito Learns About PMS
Want to hear what it's like when everything your partner says annoys you? Well, this is the episode for you! Liz is irritable for no reason at everything Vito says, but they still laugh a lot and have a good time.   They share Christmas traditions from listeners and how they grew up celebrating. 
32:27
December 13, 2019
The One Where They Have Sex in Their Sleep
It is the first full week of December and we are fully diving in!  Would you date someone who has never been in a serious relationship? What are the red flags?  We discuss the perfect temperature to keep the house at, if dreaming cheating is really cheating and what happens when one of us initiates sleep sex! 
49:11
December 6, 2019
The One Where We Created Passion
It's officially Christmas Season! Why not start it off with Christian sex guilt and mending broken relationships?! Liz and I are launching a Family Media App at www.OurStoryApp.co and we talk about our Chemical Pregnancy and how we won't let life keep us down. Love you all, Happy Christmas season!
1:00:51
November 29, 2019
The One Where We Throw One Together Before Thanksgiving
Its Thanksgiving week suckazzz!! We're traveling to Texas and wanted to give you a little Turkey day appetizer. We're releasing a new eppie on Friday so you can enjoy some post turkey convos while you veg on the couch and digest your feast. 
11:07
November 25, 2019
The One that Sounds Like "YEESH"
How real is sleep divorce actually?! Also, trouble in paradise 5 months into marriage, what do you do? How does this happen? Is this common?? We talk about Thanksgiving Traditions and how Vito LOVES to wash dishes. Liz better not forget the paper towels from Costco!
54:55
November 18, 2019
The One With Sleep Wars
What the heck is Sleep Divorce?! This is a thing? Vito learns so much about how people sleep and how it affects marriages all across the world. Also, is Liz willing to give up any space in bed?? DOUBT IT!
49:23
November 11, 2019
The One Where Nobody Pee's
How do you flirt after marriage? Is playing hard to get realistic? Also, why is sex on TV no where close to real life? We cover all of the important stuff in this episode. 
50:32
November 4, 2019
The One with the Human Videos
How were you parented as a child?  How was your partner?  How do you blend that together?
1:06:04
October 28, 2019
The One Where They Take a Walk
Vito and Liz answer a listener question about helping family out for weddings.  
49:15
October 22, 2019
The One Where They Take Their Families' Sides
How can your family get in the way of your marriage?  We address having each other's backs when it comes to our families and reasons why we may not. 
43:25
October 12, 2019
The One Where Britney Gets Toxic
It's Britney Bitch! Toxic may be one of the greatest songs ever created and it also may be the thing that pulls families apart. How do we deal with it and how do I get that song on Vinyl?!
36:58
October 5, 2019
The One with 11 years of Marriage
Vito and Liz's good friends, Kyle and Lindsay, join them on this episode to talk about getting married young, the ups and downs, and how to keep it fresh with 4 kids after 11 years of marriage. 
1:13:14
September 27, 2019
The One Where Liz Was Crazy
Continuing on the long distance discussion, Liz confesses she was crazy while they lived apart.
54:51
September 20, 2019
The One Where Vito Doesn't Do Distance
How do couples survive long distance relationships?  We have no idea and almost didn't survive it ourselves but offer advice anyways.
46:18
September 14, 2019
The One Where Vito's Ready
When is the right time to start having kids?  How do you know when you are ready? 
54:21
September 6, 2019
The One Where They Crinkle or Fold
When you move in with your significant other MANY questions will arise... like when you use toilet paper, do you crinkle... or fold???
44:17
August 30, 2019
The One Where Liz Claps Back
Who is Anastasia and why is she here?! Lis is PMSing and yall know what that means! Top 25 marriage advice, episode full of love and laughter!
47:21
August 23, 2019
The One Where We Look To Love
We live in a crazy world right now and we all have different opinions and different ideas and I think we all are looking for one thing...
55:35
August 9, 2019
The One With The Dowry
What would you give to get your significant other?? We cover, dowries, WHY people get married in today's climate, and what our possible purpose may be. 
47:48
August 2, 2019
The One Where We Had to Do It Twice
Uhhhhh, so we recorded Thursday and it did NOT go well.  Take a listen to hear how we resolve conflict.
49:52
July 28, 2019
The One Where We Play The Question Game!
Join us in asking fun relationship questions! Also, this link is great for learning about the Bible. https://thebibleproject.com/
47:21
July 19, 2019
The One Where We Find Something Out About Each Other
She FREAKING loves me! We have a listener write in looking for advice on potentially moving too fast with her serious boyfriend. What do YOU think??
46:12
July 13, 2019
The One Where Liz Plays Hard to Get
Do you still flirt with your spouse or is that old news?!!? Am I (Vito) crazy for wanting the chase still?? HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
53:40
July 3, 2019
The One Where Vito Turns 28!
Go Gurl, its yo birthday! 
49:05
June 20, 2019
The One Where Vito Gets Re-Married
What a doozy this one was! Why is liz crying?! We don't even talk about anything sad!
58:08
June 14, 2019
The One Where We Fuel Up
We were a little behind this week but have been totally inspired at church today about Accountability and Walking with Love. This conversation is one of our favorites so far. Enjoy!
50:05
June 9, 2019
The One Where We Have Way Too Much Candida
We get a little sidetracked to start but man this convo ends with a BANG! ;) (sexy wink). Enjoy
54:20
June 1, 2019
The One Where Liz Gets Kicked Out of Church
Say What?! What is the dickens got Liz kicked out of church?! It's not what you think, but you'll love it. 
1:03:13
May 24, 2019
The One With Burnt Toast
We LOVE hearing from you all and soaking in all of your advice. Also, who would have thought such an amazing story would come out of some burnt ass toast?!
1:00:00
May 17, 2019
The One Where We Have Our First On Air Fight
Ohhhh Nelly. Vito gets Liz upset..... 
56:53
May 10, 2019
The One Where Vito Becomes a Stay at Home Dad
MONEY! huge issue is a lot of marriages. How to cope, create budgets, and dive into the value of money and the value of a human. Also, what is this weeks amazing challenge?!
1:01:00
May 3, 2019
The One Where We Have a Luau
We completed the dollar store challenge and what did we end up with?! Also, we talk about being on the same team as well as looking for in-law advice. Share your #TheLongHaulChallenge with us!
1:03:32
April 26, 2019
The One Where We Did, Then Didn't, Then Did Again
We dive into our choice to have sex then not have sex and then have sex again, why did we do it and what was the effect of it?? Also, does Vito eat an entire plate of cookies in under an hour?!
1:01:17
April 19, 2019
The One Where Liz Closes Her Bank Accounts
Did y'all know Liz played sports in high school because I didn't! She also closed her bank accounts this week, let's find out why that's a big deal.
1:03:24
April 13, 2019
The One Where We Start a Podcast
Liz and Vito are newlyweds taking on marriage and faith starting at the ground floor in this highly entertaining new podcast. Join them as they go through their ups and downs and figure out how this marriage thing works. 
39:14
April 7, 2019