The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
October 24, 2019

Meet Mom and Dad: Episode 612

55:29 – 

When to meet your date’s parents, plus finding freedom from toxic people, and should he pursue a long-distance relationship?

Featured musical artist: Mosaic MSC


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The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

The Right Time to Meet the Parents

22:42 – 

We’ve heard the horror stories and seen the movies about what a disaster meeting a boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s parents can be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our panel has plenty of thoughts and advice on best practices: determining the timing, the setting, what to say and not say — and how the relationship with your date’s family should play out moving forward.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

Jesus’ Response to Toxic People

Guests: Gary Thomas,

25:50 – 

Author Gary Thomas explains the epiphany he had when friends pointed out the toxic people in his life. When he saw in Scripture how Jesus handled such relationships, he was able to free himself from unhealthy people. Gary explains how to identify toxic behavior in others (and even ourselves), what to do about it, helpful hints for dealing with toxicity in your own family, and how to set appropriate boundaries without compromising Christian love.

Get Gary’s book with a donation of any amount: When to Walk Away

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

Long-Distance Pursuit?

Guests: Joshua Rogers,

4:46 – 

He hit it off right away with a woman who was new to his area, and wanted to date her until he found out she was only there for the summer. Now she’s living on the other side of the country. Should he try to pursue a long-distance relationship, or see if God will provide another opportunity for them to meet in the future? Joshua Rogers gives some timely advice.

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