The Real Life Podcast with Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke

Jeff and Alyssa are a married couple with two toddlers running around their home who talk about real life and all that comes with it. They are laughing at each other one minute, then talking about something deep one minute, and we hope you are encouraged as you listen!
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May 1, 2018

This week we chat about our favorite movies Jeff saw this week, a fun little experience Alyssa had with girlfriends, and how we are studying and implementing the jewish feasts in our family.


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Apr 10, 2018

this week we chat about the importance of raising your kids in a community of influences, old middle school trends, and Jesus as our passover lamb.


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Apr 4, 2018

This week we talk about the power of the resurrection and how we are people of the future. And Alyssa talks about her daily routine as a mom.


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Mar 27, 2018

this week we talk about Alyssa's favorite books and bible studies, and answer questions directly from you.

Mar 27, 2018

this week we chat about the enneagram, pros and cons to personality tests, and why self awareness is so important.


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Mar 13, 2018

this week we chat about the importance of doing everything with excellence, what it must have been like to be the apostle Paul, and why certain cereals are the best ever.


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Mar 7, 2018

This week we chat about the recent Bachelor finale, as well as books we are reading and why sometimes the struggle in our vocation or hobby is what produces beautiful things.


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Feb 27, 2018

In this episode Alyssa and I talk about why it's important for every single one of us to have something we enjoy doing that fills us up when we need it most.


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Feb 19, 2018

Alyssa and four of her close friends join her to talk about faith, motherhood, creativity etc.

Feb 15, 2018

Melanie and Seth wrap up the Anatomy Of Marriage Miniseries and share the impact that this journey has had on their marriage, they talk through the things that they did wrong individually and the things that they did right as a couple, they also share the tools that helped them through the hardest parts of their marriage.  


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Feb 13, 2018

Alyssa is joined by four of her closest friends as they talk about faith, motherhood, etc.

Feb 8, 2018

Melanie and Seth step into the darkest part of their journey as they share their story of domestic violence in hopes that it will help shed light on this terrible reality. Melanie admits to being physically abusive and violent to Seth in their marriage and they talk through some of the thoughts and feelings that they had during those tumultuous times.

Feb 5, 2018

in this episode we take your questions, and spend a good amount of time on answering how we try to prioritize and balance our priorities in our life.

Jan 31, 2018

In this episode we chat about a question we get a lot, which is when do you know you're ready to have kids? We also chat about our best practices for reading the scriptures.

Jan 23, 2018

This week Seth and Melanie take a darker turn in their story as they explore the world of mental health and talk about the impact that it has had in their marriage. Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott of Seattle Pacific University also join the conversation to help shed light on this taboo topic. 



Jan 9, 2018

This week Melanie and Seth explore the daunting topic of Identity and share the ways that NOT having a strong sense of self has totally messed up their marriage.  

Dec 28, 2017

listen in as we talk about our favorite candle scents, why we dont need to be available to everyone, and how to see post Christmas. 

Dec 21, 2017

This week Seth and Melanie are back and they are talking all about talking. . . sort of. Join the discussion as they untangle the wackiness that is communication and try to make sense of a very complex topic. 

Dec 12, 2017

This week we talk about how to cultivate a sense of calm throughout your day, as well as our favorite books and why Jesus is Lord is actually a political statement.

Dec 1, 2017

Melanie is back with a special bonus episode where she explores why it is so hard to talk about sexuality and intimacy, as well as the struggles that far too many couples face when healing from past sexual brokenness and abuse.  

Dec 1, 2017

The Studley’s are back and are talking all about the ways that our flawed understanding of sexuality and intimacy can negatively impact our relationships, and don’t miss this week's BONUS Sex Episode called “It’s Really Complicated.”

Nov 22, 2017

this week we talk about some of our favorite things during the holidays, as well as things we can do to make the holidays more restful and enjoyable.

Nov 14, 2017

Ours friends Melanie and Seth Studley run headfirst into the world of expectations and talk to couples, therapists and even kids to gain some much needed insight.

Nov 7, 2017

Listen to this week's episode as we talk about how dad's specifically are hurt by our culture's point of view on family, as well as what we are currently loving right now in our day to day!

Oct 31, 2017

Our friend Melanie sits down Mike McHargue from the Liturgist Podcast, neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel and other amazing therapists to explore the ways that our brains and bodies influence our relationships. 

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