The Lit Marriage Podcast
By Cassidy and Daniela Parlane
Discover How To TRANSFORM Your Marriage From "Auto-Pilot Mode" To keeping the Flame Of Purpose, Passion and Romance lit In the Marriage That God Designed For You to have!
When Life Gives You Lemons
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about what to do when life gives you lemons--you know, those unexpected curve balls life throws at you! Some take aways are: >Trust God for solutions and LET IT GO! >Avoid arguing with your spouse over things you cannot control >Always remember that God is in control >"Lemons" are there to refine you and to make you stronger while teaching you life lessons. They share some biblical insights to support their discussion while including some very pivotal and critical moments in their own marriage where God was teaching them a very important life lesson and how it's matured them in the process. Don't miss this episode and be sure to pass it along! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
April 13, 2022
5 Reasons Why Pride Will Ruin Your Marriage
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about 5 (among many) reasons why pride will ruin your marriage--UNLESS--some very crucial precautionary and course - correcting steps are taken! 1. It distorts your reality 2. It hinders your fellowship with God 3. It hardens your heart 4. It causes you to blame-shift and avoid taking responsibility 5. It's self-seeking Each point is broken down into further detail and backed up by Biblical principles. This couple offers some practical ways to counteract pride and start taking immediate steps toward a healthier marriage! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
April 08, 2022
Marriage is NOT Designed for Your Happiness...
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela get into a very counterintuitive subject--the PURPOSE of marriage. Don't be too quick to write this episode off! We guarantee you, there's more to the title than meets the eye. Our culture inundates us with all types of mantras and mottos, among which are the phrases "find the person that makes YOU happy" or "follow your heart". Though these slogans may sound good, they aren't entirely true. They lack a lot of depth. The Bible delineates the fact that as the Body of Christ, believers are created for a purpose, and the marriage relationship is a pattern of that purpose. Don't miss this episode! We promise, it won't disappoint! Be sure to share it with a friend or loved one! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
March 23, 2022
I'm Married to a Narcissist - Part 2
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela pick up where they left off in their first part of "I'm Married to a Narcissist...What Now?" If you've missed the first part, we encourage you to go back and listen to it before proceeding with part 2. DISCLAIMER: Cassidy and Daniela are NOT psychologists or psychiatrists. This discussion is based on personal experience and research as well as their relationship coaching experience. In this discussion, they talk about the profound meaning behind and origins of the word Narcissism. They shed some biblical insights and guiding principles on how to navigate and make some very life altering and/or definitive decisions when married to a narcissist; do you stay and work on the marriage? Is it time to leave? There is no black or white answer. There are many variables to consider, such as whether there are small children in the equation and whether they are being negatively impacted by the narcissist. Is there physical abuse involved? Is the person willing to get counselling? Furthermore, they share some important tips for those who have reached the decision to exit the marriage and are on their healing journey. If you've found this episode helpful, please share it with friends and loved ones! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
March 16, 2022
I'm Married to a Narcissist...What Now?
In this podcast episode, Cassidy and Daniela pose the question "I'm married to a narcissist...what now?" DISCLAIMER: Cassidy and Daniela are NOT professional psychologists, psychiatrists or therapists. As relationship coaches, they share their knowledge based on past experience, their personal research as well as what they've gleaned from the Bible on this subject. They tackle the controversial question about whether it is even possible for a Christian to be a narcissist, though it may sound like a paradox. In this discussion, they break down the typical traits of a narcissist, identify the two general types of narcissism, and the main causes of NPD. The objective of this dialogue, is to examine and filter this disorder through a Biblical lens and offer hope and solutions for moving forward if you find yourself in a marriage with a narcissist. They are firm believers in that with God ANYTHING is possible--even recovery from narcissism; however, they maintain the balanced view that not all cases will result in success. Given the fact that in the very nature of a narcissist, there lacks the ability to acknowledge they have a problem, getting the person to break out of their denial can prove very daunting and challenging--but NOT impossible. Join the dialogue, as we share some simple strategies to bring light on this subject and start the process of exposing the issue, healing and moving forward. To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca. Don't forget to share this episode with friends and loved ones!
March 10, 2022
Are You Guarding Your Kids' Minds?
Have you noticed the acceleration of Witch Craft/magic and selling one’s soul to the devil in children’s programs? Have you discerned the increase in sexualization and violence lately? I mean, Disney has been doing this covertly from its inception, but now, it's no longer hidden and it’s ubiquitous. The battle for our kid's minds is real. In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss how important it is that as parents, we protect the little minds of our children. The world is such a dark place and more than ever, Satan is contending for their minds. We can't necessarily shield them from everything, nor is it possible to constantly micro manage their lives...but we have a responsibility to guide and guard them as they navigate this new world. Not only are they our greatest God given responsibility; they are our greatest investment. Strong parenting produces strong marriages! The couple shares some practical ways they deal with these issues in their own home. Be sure to visit their website to find out more about Cassidy and Daniela at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca. Follow their socials @makeyourmarriagegreatagain.
March 02, 2022
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela share 10 red flags you can look for in your marriage. These are some of the most common issues that pop up throughout their coaching experience as well as past personal experiences. They are listed below and expounded upon in this dialogue, including solutions for how to course correct and eradicate them: 1. Lack of devotional/prayer life 2. Jaded to the Word of God 3. Lack of sex life/synchronized bed time 4. Lack of meals together 5. Devices take over 6. Lack of physical/health discipline 7. Lack of financial discipline/communication 8. Lack of respect/you're annoyed by your spouse 9. Unbalanced priorities 10. Holding grudges Don't forget to share this episode with a friend or loved one! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
February 23, 2022
Are You Married to Your Ministry?
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela pose the question, "are you married to your ministry?" As always, this couple doesn't shy away from controversial subjects--so let's dig in! Someone's gotta talk about it, right? This discussion spurs from the common, yet false ideology that working in "ministry" is justifiably priority above the marriage relationship. The couple dispels this notion using biblical scripture and patterns that clearly delineate a different picture and demonstrate how and why marriage is of greatest priority above all ministry work and other relationships--apart from your relationship with Jesus Christ, of course. They expose and identify red flags that perhaps knowingly or unknowingly signify that you or your spouse may be guilty of committing this dangerous error--and talk about how to fix it! Please share this episode with a loved one if you found it edifying! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
February 16, 2022
Mental Health in Your Marriage
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela take a closer look at why mental health has declined considerably over the past two years. Although they adamantly claim they are not mental health professionals, they tackle this topic from a biblical standpoint, as well as personal experience and what they've gleaned from personal research. The couple shares some very deep insights on how to identify and get on the road to healing mental health issues specifically in the marriage relationship. A very relevant and timely topic you don't want to overlook! If you found this episode helpful, don't hesitate to share it with friends and loved ones! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
February 09, 2022
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela hit the very touchy subject of emotional affairs. They define what an emotional affair is, why it's dangerous, how to avoid one, how to identify you or your spouse might be in one, and what to do about it! Emotional affairs aren't always easy to spot, because they happen very gradually and are usually unintentional. The couple provide smart ways to avoid the trap of an emotional affair that can corrode or even destroy your marriage. Make sure to pass this along to a loved one! For more information about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
February 02, 2022
Parenting and Relationship Techniques
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about some very effective parenting and relationship techniques they have been implementing in their own personal family life. These effective practical tools are derived from biblical principles taught by Nicholeen Peck who teaches families on the concept of self government. The five steps are 1. Look at the person 2. Keep a calm face, voice and body, 3. Say "yes (mom, husband, or whoever is giving instruction/speaking), 4. Do the instruction 5. Report back. They also include other skills such as how to disagree appropriately and how to accept a "no" answer. These principles and strategies are life changing and especially ring true during the very polarizing political climate we are living in. Don't miss this episode! Don't forget to share it with a loved one! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
January 26, 2022
Parenting in 2022
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about the very relevant and pressing issues concerning parenting, as relate to children's education in our ever changing and unstable landscape due to our global conundrum at this time. They talk about the pros and cons of homeschooling versus traditional and online schooling, and offer resources as well as some great tips for anyone who is perhaps ready to explore the possibility of homeschooling. They base most of their discussion on their personal experience with homeschooling their two precious little ones. Surely, there are some valuable take aways in this discussion for anyone listening, whether homeschooling is an option or not! To find out more about what Cassidy and Daniela offer, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
January 19, 2022
Love and Respect
Most of us are pretty familiar with the terms "love and respect"...you've probably heard or read it before that women need love and men need respect. Although there is definitely a lot of truth in this statement, we believe it is an over simplification of the greater truth. In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela get to the core of the origin of this commonly stated phrase in the book of Ephesians chapter 5 and dissect what love and respect looks like from a biblical perspective. They discuss how these two aspects relate to one another and how they manifest in practical ways in the marriage. Don't forget to pass this episode along! There are too many good nuggets here that you can begin to implement RIGHT NOW and see the benefits right away! For more information on Cassidy and Daniela, visit www.makeyourmarriagegreatagain.ca
May 19, 2021
Are you having enough pillow talk lately? Quick--hide the kids;P If you haven't explored this wonderfully intimate space with your spouse, or maybe, it's been a while because life just gets in the way--it's time to talk about it. In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela get very candid in exploring the different reasons why the pillow talk may have fizzled out and they share some great insights on some silent communication killers that may exist and some simple things you can implement TODAY to put the sizzle back in your conversations--and your love life. Don't skip this episode--and don't forget to share this with someone else! Help us keep marriages LIT! For more information on Cassidy and Daniela's ministry, visit their website at www.makeyourmarriagegreatagain.ca
May 13, 2021
Apologizing Your Way to a Better Marriage
Have you ever been in a situation in your marriage where you knew that your spouse was dead wrong...and you just wanted to make that point clear? You want to have the last word and feel vindicated--yet, after it's all said and done, you still feel somewhat incomplete or unsatisfied? Could it be that the Holy Spirit is trying to communicate something to you? Could it be that being right perhaps is overrated? Is it really about being right, or being righteous? What do we mean by that? Well... you'll just have to listen to this podcast episode to find out! In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss the power and importance of an apology--whether you're right OR wrong-- and how it can actually transform your marriage--and spice up the bedroom...yeah, you won't want to miss this! Don't forget to share this podcast episode with someone you love! For more information on Cassidy and Daniela's ministry, visit www.makeyourmarriagegreatagain.ca
May 05, 2021
Porn--Yes or No?
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela tackle the very taboo topic of porn in the Christian context of marriage. Would you say porn is good or bad? Neutral? Take a listen as they explore the nuances surrounding this sexual activity and what the Word of God gives us as a guide for navigating this subject. What are your thoughts? Should pornography be a part of the marital union? Is it morally wrong? Or is it completely fine so long as it's kept within the marital constraints? The information discussed in this episode might surprise you...or may at least cause you to consider some things you may never have thought about before. Let's dive into this together, shall we? To learn more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca Don't forget to share this podcast if you've enjoyed it and found it helpful! Let's help other marriages to keep it LIT!
February 24, 2021
When you talk about money, people get funny! It's no joking matter...this topic is highly controversial and can really challenge your way of thinking or doing things--but hear us out! In this very important discussion, Cassidy and Daniela identify a possible silent killer or potential hazard that lies dormant in many marriages today. Statistically speaking, money problems are one of the top reason for why couples divorce; however, in this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about a root issue that commonly leads to having money problems, and how to avoid this issue altogether. You don't want to miss this very insightful talk! Be sure to share this podcast with a friend or loved one! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
February 17, 2021
Intimacy is More Than Sex
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela feature special guests Joseph and Marissa Msefya of Forever Marriages as they discuss Intimacy is More Than Sex. In this conversation, they identify the different facets of intimacy that are foundational in the marriage and further explain how neglecting any of the facets can be detrimental. The Msefya's illustrate how intimacy is likened to a house and parallel it to the clear analogy shared by Jesus Christ in Matthew 7:24-27. They share how these usually unidentified and neglected areas of intimacy can put a real damper on the passion in the bedroom! Find out how to follow these very important principles in YOUR marriage in order to have a real meaningful and spicy sex life. It is only when we truly understand the definition and purpose of intimacy that we can truly pursue it and realize it in our marriage! Join this absolutely POWERFUL and INSIGHTFUL conversation with our special guests! Joseph and Marissa Msefya have been together for 11 years and married for 6. They are millennial parents, Certified Marriage coaches, published authors and are the Founders of Forever Marriages. To find out more about their ministry, visit their website at www.forever-marriages.com or their socials @forevermarriages To find out more about and/or register for the upcoming 2021 Marriage Summit happening on this Valentine's Day weekend, be sure to go to their instagram page @forevermarriages and click the link in their bio, or visit bit.ly/marriagesummit2021 To learn more about Cassidy and Daniela's ministry, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca If you truly enjoyed this conversation and found it as empowering as we did, be sure to share it with others!
February 07, 2021
How To Keep It Spicy--Quarantine Style
Let's face it, has quarantine got you bored? Has the monotony of things thrown you in a lazy rut? Is this affecting your love life? Perhaps, this episode will be just the right thing to get that fizzle out of your sizzle! In this discussion, Cassidy and Daniela share some very helpful practical tips and small tweaks that will be sure to spice up your love life! Who doesn't want that? I think we could all use a little more firey passion to keep things lit;) Don't miss this episode, and be sure to share it with a friend or a loved one! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
January 27, 2021
Why Is Communication So Difficult?
Do you ever struggle with communication in your marriage? Do you ever feel as though you're on a different frequency then your spouse? Well, join Cassidy and Daniela as they explore the ways you can "clear the air waves" so to speak, and get on the same wave-length! In this episode, they cover the different ways we communicate as human beings and how to apply some practical and spiritual ways to get the right message across that will ultimately strengthen your communication and your marriage! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca Don't forget to share this episode with a friend or a loved one!
January 20, 2021
How to Avoid Toxic Cycles in your Marriage
In this episode Cassidy and Daniela identify some of the most common traps that keep couples in toxic loops! It can be something as unsuspecting as a meddling mother-in-law, or even a good friend! In their discussion, they expose some of these subtle and not-so-subtle habits and behaviours that can lead to loss and even devastation if not kept in check! Jam packed with some powerful truth pills! Don't miss this! If you're blessed by this podcast, spread the love to your friends and loved ones! If you want to know more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
January 13, 2021
Don't Abandon the Process
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about the importance of "sticking it out" in your marriage and even in the different projects and goals you set to accomplish together as a couple. All too often, people bail when things get a little tough. Little do many people know, that right beyond that hurdle comes strength, endurance, maturity and success! There are so many good nuggets in this episode! Don't miss it! Don't forget to share this with a loved one! To know more about Cassidy and Daniela, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
January 06, 2021
Erasing the Past
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about how important it is to erase the hurts, fears and apprehensions from the past as well as your spouse's record of wrongs. They share how liberating it is to live in the freeing lifestyle of forgiveness and how it leads to a successful marriage. To find out more about their ministry, visit their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca Be sure to share this episode with a friend or loved one!
December 30, 2020
Let There Be Hope
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about the great hope we have as believers in Christ and how to infuse it in the dark, hopeless world around us. They drive home the impact of living a life of service has on your marriage as well as on those whose lives you touch. Many are experiencing the devastating affects of a lockdown Christmas this year--you'll definitely want to give this a listen and spread it like wildfire--not "the virus"! Merry Christmas! To find out more about their ministry, visit www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
December 23, 2020
Burdens in Your Marriage
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss how detrimental it is to leave your everyday burdens at the feet of the Cross. In today's culture, we are often so performance driven and our schedules are so filled to the brim we can very easily become burnt out. The popular voices in the media try to convince us that strong independence is necessary in order to be successful; they couldn't be further from the truth! God created us for total dependency on HIM! Do you ever feel as though maybe you've bitten a little more than you can chew? Are your bills piling up? Having trouble keeping up with the mundane routines of life? This year has especially been challenging for most of the world due to the effects of this pandemic and as a result, many couples have felt the impact of job losses, lack of proper medical care, loneliness, and the list goes on. To get a copy of Cassidy and Daniela's book What Love Is Not in paperback, digital or audio format, or to find out more about their ministry, visit www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca Don't forget to share this episode with loved ones!!
December 15, 2020
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about the distinction between having accountability partners versus "buddies". They draw the lines between the characteristics of those who come along side you in your marriage and push you towards success and those who just join you in the ranting and pleasing your carnal nature when things go sour. Having an accountability partner or partners is like having a personal coach who sees your blind spots, prays with and for you, has your best interest at heart and is deeply invested in your life. Cassidy and Daniela discuss this particular topic in greater depth in their book What Love Is Not. Get your copy today in paperback, digital or audio format at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca Don't forget to share this episode!
December 08, 2020
A Soft Answer
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about the efficacy of a soft answer versus a harsh answer in the midst of a discussion or argument with your spouse. This very important communication skill acts as a buffer in times of heated and emotionally charged moments. It can very well be the difference between a functional marriage and a broken down one. Cassidy and Daniela discuss this topic in greater depth in their book What Love Is Not. It can be purchased in paper back, digital or audio at www. MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca Don't forget to share this episode with your loved ones!
December 01, 2020
God''s Timing Vs Our Timing
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about discerning the difference between God's timing for the calling and tasks He has for us versus our timing. Have you ever felt as though God has forgotten about you or put you on a shelf? You're not alone! Could it be that you were jumping that gun on that Word that was spoken over you long ago? This couple discusses that importance of recognizing that there is a preparation process God has you go through in order to get to your destiny. The process also involves destiny partners who actually come along side you to help get you to the next level! You won't want to miss this episode! To purchase Cassidy and Daniela's book What Love Is Not or to find out more about their marriage ministry, visit www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
November 25, 2020
The Importance of Setting Goals
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela describe how to set goals the biblical way, in contrast to the pop culture’s “law of attraction” method. They talk about the dangers of following the success methods of the world as opposed to what they dub “The Habakkuk Principle”. They draw very deep yet simple wisdom from Habakkuk 2:1-4 and share a simple, easy to remember 3-step principle strategy for setting and achieving specific goals in your marriage. Don’t forget to share this episode with friends and loved ones! To find out more about Cassidy and Daniela’s ministry, or to purchase a copy of their book What Love Is Not, check out their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
October 07, 2020
How to Win an Argument
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about what it means to win an argument--as a team, rather than an individual. They centre their discussion around Proverbs 15:1, "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." They also share some practical tips and principles they practice in their own relationship to "win together". Simply put, the only thing you want to compete at, is to be the first to apologize. You don't want to miss this! To know more about their ministry, or to purchase their book, What Love Is Not, check out their website at www.MakeYourMarriageGreatAgain.ca
September 30, 2020
Should You Have a (Wo)Man Cave?
The Man...or Woman Cave... In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela ask three different questions: 1. Is it necessary? 2. Can it be a good thing? 3. Can it be a bad thing? They go through the different ways having a Man or Woman cave can be beneficial and productive in a relationship verses how it can actually be a negative and even damaging thing. They also offer three guiding principles by which a couple can make the decision for whether a Man or Woman cave is good or bad in their own personal situation. If you want to delve deeper into this topic, be sure to check out their book, What Love Is Not, available at www.WhatLoveIsNot.ca or on Amazon, iTunes, and other online platforms.
September 02, 2020
Blended Family Struggles
Are you or do you know other couples who have a blended family and struggle with baby mama/daddy drama? In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela tackle some of the really messy, icky drama and conflicts that arise in blended family life. They share a variety of scenarios and examples from their own personal experiences and discuss some guiding principles as keys for navigating through these really difficult grey areas while maintaining a strong healthy marriage. To get even deeper on this topic, check out their book, What Love Is Not, available at www.WhatLoveIsNot.ca or on Amazon, itunes or any other online platform.
August 26, 2020
Is 50 Shades of Grey OK?
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss a very taboo topic among Christian circles: 50 Shades of Grey and all its implications. They get into the nitty and gritty of S&M, sex toys, porn and even sodomy--among married couples. They talk about how they navigate these questions using biblical principles as guard rails for your sexual union. Join them in their spicy conversation--you won't want to miss it! To get deeper into this topic, check out their book, What Love Is Not, available on their website, www.WhatLoveIsNot.ca Feel free to send an email: let us know your thoughts and questions @ email@example.com
August 12, 2020
Why Home Church Is Making A Come Back
This episode answers the question as to why the home church or house church is making a come back in this period in time. Cassidy and Daniela explain the reasons for why they believe this, such as: a polarization of ideologies concerning the pandemic, eschatology, social justice issues, etc; people feel trapped in a system that is progressing an agenda leading to a one world government; people feel the urge to meet with like-minded believers and to be set-apart; people are tired of "same old same old" and many other reasons. They talk about what home church is not, versus how the home church is intended to function. They share some research data that corroborates with the notion that home church is on the rise, that points to the over-arching reason being stronger intimacy and connection among believers. Please see the article below written in Christian Headlines, entitled: Barna: House Churches on the Rise, but 'Not for Everybody'. https://www.christianheadlines.com/articles/barna-house-churches-on-the-rise-but-not-for-everybody-1463805.html
July 22, 2020
Discipleship and the Family
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss the importance of establishing discipleship within the home as opposed to leaving it all to your pastor and spiritual leaders. They break down the way a family structure works in a biblical model and how prayer, bible study (or lack thereof) affect the function and unity of the family. In addition, they delve into some statistics that support the information discussed. You won't want to miss it! Don't forget to share this podcast!
July 15, 2020
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela ask the question: "How do you overcome betrayal?" They share some different examples of what betrayal looks like--from the most subtle to the most heart-wrenching scenarios. In their talk, they share some nitty gritty personal accounts of betrayal from the past and even in their own marriage. They give their insights on how they navigated through them and ultimately overcame them, using the biblical principles in 1 Corinthians 13 and 1 Corinthians 15:31, and also talk about both perspectives: the betrayer and the betrayed. For further insights, they discuss this topic extensively in their book 'What Love Is Not', available at www.whatloveisnot.ca
July 08, 2020
Why We Homeschool Our Children
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about the common myths surrounding homeschooled children and debunk each point. They share their Biblically founded as well as personal motives behind why they homeschool, rooting their talk in Proverbs 22:6 and Deuteronomy 11:18-21. Some of these myths include: Homeschooled children't aren't socialized; They are shielded from the "real world"; They aren't as educated, intelligent or can't go to college: You have to be wealthy to homeschool; Homeschooled kids are "weird"; Homeschooling is a cover-up for child abuse. They share a counter-argument to each of the points above and also share some of their own personal experiences with the institutionalized educational system. Although they are strong believers in homeschooling and encourage other parents to consider this lifestyle choice, they make it abundantly clear that they do not impose their views and preferences on anyone. We hope you find this episode informative and thought-provoking!
July 02, 2020
Has 2020 Derailed You Or Realigned You?
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela raise the question "Do you believe you can still finish strong in 2020? Or do you feel like you need a do-over? A refund?" They focus their talk around Proverbs 19:21 which says "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails". They ask questions such as "How have the events that transpired this year affected your goals, dreams and aspirations? Has your vision become more or less clear? Have you learned something new about yourself? How do you navigate through unexpected curve balls?" Join them as they share some of their personal experiences during this year's unprecedented world-wide events and how they navigate through it. They provide some very important keys for understanding the season we are living in and how to proceed as believers in Christ.
June 24, 2020
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela ask the question: Why do authentic relationships matter? They proceed to talk about the different ways to build and maintain these authentic relationships, especially in the evil times we are living in.
June 17, 2020
Don't Let Your Guard Down
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela speak on the dangers of spiritually letting your guard down in your marriage, with a special focus on 1 Peter 5:8. They also share some personal scenarios in their own marriage where the enemy has tried to put a wedge between them by taking advantage of their weaknesses. The couple share some practical solutions for guarding your marriage against the enemy of our souls.
June 10, 2020
Being A Biracial Couple In A Racially Charged World
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela share their own personal experiences and reaction to the current racial tensions that has caught the world by storm, surrounding the case of George Floyd's murder by Derek Chauvin. They peel back the layers of perception verses the realities spoken of in the Word of God, with an emphasis on Isaiah 14:12-5 and Revelation 12:9. These scriptures expose how Satan uses his tools of distraction, deception and division against mankind throughout all of history. Cassidy and Daniela contrast the world's solution versus God's solution to this great racial conflict and how we as Christians are instructed to bring unity and light in these dark, confusing times.
June 03, 2020
Slaying Ego In Your Marriage
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela expose ego for what it is and how God views it in light of James 4:6-7 and Psalm 138:6. They list some of the common characteristics , consequences and ultimately, how to slay ego in the marriage, according to James 4:10. Cassidy and Daniela delve deeper into this topic in their book "What Love Is Not", which is available on all online platforms such as Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble and also their their website www.whatloveisnot.ca.
May 27, 2020
Marriage and Communion
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela take a closer look at five deep questions regarding Communion: 1) Why do we do it? 2)What are the consequences of taking it unworthily? 3) What are the benefits? 4) How does it relate to marriage? They derive their insights from 1 Corinthians 11:23-31 and verse 3, and they share their experience on how these truths have radically impacted their own marriage. Don't miss it! Share with friends and family!
May 21, 2020
Moving Forward When The World Stands Still
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela emphasize the importance of stirring up the gifts within you and your spouse, (as mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:6-7), during this very crucial time in history. They also caution believers to recognize the difference between following your calling and actually idolizing your dream or calling. On the flip-side of things, they also caution against the dangers of the distractions that pull us away from our true calling. They wrap up their discussion by presenting various ways to discern, stir up and step into your kingdom calling. Don't miss this important episode and don't forget to share with your friends!
May 13, 2020
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Lockdown
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela examine the dichotomy happening as a result of the world-wide lockdown; the great separation or divide in the Church at large, domestic violence, divorce, depression, suicide on the rise and the great sense of fear, aggression and distrust spreading across all humanity. On the flip-side, they address the great awakening taking place as many biblical truths come to the light, the great unity and synergy taking place in the Body of true believers, marriages being strengthened, the gospel spreading like wild-fire and the voiceless who are speaking up in boldness. Be sure to listen to the full episode and we hope you're encouraged!
May 06, 2020
When Kids Become A Mood Killer
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela address the current culture-shock many young families are experiencing and elephant in the room: life with young children! Are you going a little stir-crazy? Do you find you have very little quality time with your spouse? When was the last time you had a date night? Do your children not have an established bed time? Are you having difficulty finding the balance between home and work life? Do you and your spouse have conflicting parenting styles? How are you handling your children's boredom? Behavioural issues? These are some questions raised during this crucial quarantine time. Cassidy and Daniela share some helpful tips and insights on how they navigate through these issues. Be sure to tune in and pass it along!
April 29, 2020
From Rock Bottom To Rock Solid
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela share some pointers on how to identify whether you may have hit rock bottom in your marriage, and how to get out of it. When you're going through rock bottom, it's not time to give up, rather, it's time to press in and intensify your love and affection for God--it's time to recognize there's nowhere to look but UP!
April 22, 2020
God Is Good Through The Storm
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela talk about God's unfailing goodness and faithfulness throughout the storms of life, especially during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. They discuss the importance of abiding in Jesus and also exercising our faith through the love of God, by extending that love to others in need. Be sure to tune your heart into some of these very insightful thoughts and put your mind at ease in this season!
April 15, 2020
Quarantine and Passover
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela delve into the intriguing parallels between the Passover and our current "Quarantine time" due to the Covid19 pandemic. In this discussion, they share what God is revealing to us as married couples, the Church as well as how to respond to the unprecedented events and circumstances that lie before us.
April 08, 2020
5 Coping Tips For Covid19
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss 5 crucial ways couples and families can cope during a time of trial and crisis. While the world is paralyzed with fear and insecurity, we can use times of crisis to 1. Reconnect with God, 2. Be informed on current events 3. Educate your family (academically & spiritually) 4. Connect with the Body of Christ 5. Fear not! They break down each one of these five elements. Be sure to tune in and invest in your marriage and family life during this global crisis.
April 01, 2020
3 Health Tips Against Corona Virus
In the last episode, Cassidy and Daniela talked about the 3 P's To Defeat Fear in light of the current pandemic. This episode is a continuation to that in which they share 3 Practical ways to protect against Coronavirus. They delve into sanitation, building the immune system and social distancing. If you'd like more information on the immunity-boosting product they use, feel free to send them a message!
March 25, 2020
3 P's To Defeat Fear
In this episode, Cassidy and Daniela discuss 3 spiritual principles for overcoming fear, especially during this current pandemic season. They delve into Prayer, Prudence and Peace! Be sure to tune in and take notes to start defeating fear TODAY!
March 18, 2020
Joy VS Happiness
In this episode, we discuss the distinction between joy and happiness. These two concepts are often understood to be synonymous and used interchangeably--yet when we look a little deeper and study the Word of God, we find some very big differences between the two!
March 11, 2020
6 Things To Consider Before Tying The Knot
In this episode, we discuss 6 important things to consider before entering the marriage covenant. These are some things you should look for in yourself and your future spouse. Whether you're single, courting or engaged, these 6 questions are vital to a successful marriage!
March 04, 2020
Marriage and the Church
In this episode, we discuss 3 problems we and our coaching clients have experienced in the church, as it relates to marriage support/programs and 3 proposed solutions to address these issues.
February 26, 2020
6 Signs of a Hardened Heart
In this episode, we discuss 6 different red flags to look for that are signs of a hardened heart. A hardened heart leads to marital breakdown and ultimately, divorce. We also share some good tips on how to reverse a hardened heart back to a softened state!
February 19, 2020
Record of Wrongs
In this episode, we discuss the destructive effects of keeping a "record of wrongs" in your marriage, as referenced in the love chapter of the Bible-- 1 Corinthians 13:5.
February 12, 2020
Vertical and Horizontal Love
In this episode, we discuss the importance of our vertical relationship with God in connection with our horizontal relationship with our spouse.
February 05, 2020
6 Human Needs That Will Keep Your Marriage Lit
In this episode, we discuss the 6 basic human needs, as described by renown life coach, Tony Robbins. We break down each one and talk about how they relate to the marital relationship and how to fulfil them in order to keep your marriage lit!
January 30, 2020