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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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. 

Oct 24, 2017

Alyssa and I talk about the The Love That Lasts Maui Retreat, what Craig and Jeanette taught us about sex, and we are still celebrating our book launch month!

Oct 17, 2017

Our friends Melanie and Seth explore the many ways that our experiences shape our relationships and how we can make meaning of the trials in our life.

Oct 10, 2017

Today Alyssa and I celebrate the release of our brand new book Love That Lasts! Alyssa reads from her chapter on singleness and shares the different ways that Jesus leads us through the valleys.

Oct 3, 2017

Our producer Melanie and her husband Seth tread cautiously through the delicate landscape of differences as they explore why their own marriage has looked more like a smoothie than a fruit salad.

Sep 26, 2017

Today Alyssa and I talk about what makes people truly happy, answer your voicemails about how to stay strong when you are single and much more.

Sep 19, 2017

Our friends Seth and Melanie are back, this time exploring the world of Family of Origin to discover how deeply connected our marriages are to the lives and choices of our parents.

Sep 12, 2017

This week Alyssa and I talk about navigating Godly friendships, what it's like working together, plus we get a surprise visit during the taping of the show!

Sep 5, 2017

Alyssa and I introduce our friends Melanie and Seth who take us back in time with our all new audio documentary, Anatomy of Marriage, to investigate their nearly failed marriage and begin the process of uncovering why marriages really succeed and fail.

Sep 5, 2017

Today Alyssa and I talk about getting back into podcasting, what the Lord has been teaching us over the last year and a half, and answer YOUR listener voicemails!

Jan 26, 2016

Alyssa and I are young parents and have been diving deeper into what it means to create a strong marriage, family, and home. On this episode we have a special guest Sally Clarkson who writes amazing books on these exact things. I hope it encourages you guys! We had a blast recording this one.

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