Marriage Booboos — The Parker J Cole Show

Parker J Cole BannerSome time ago, my sister came over to visit. We sat for a while talking about any and everything like sisters do. The subject eventually turned to our appearance. My twin said, “I’m fatter than you.” To which I said, “No, I’m fatter than you.” Delightfully arguing about why each of us was the bigger twin, suddenly my husband got up and walked by us on his way to either do something manly like playing video games or to escape. I’ll never be sure. “Baby,” I called out to him, “be honest: which one of us is fatter? Me or her?”

I’ve never seen a man look more like a deer caught in headlights while trying to avoid the aim of a hunter’s gun. “Like he’s gonna pick either one of us as the fattest!” My twin roared with laughter as hubby rushed down the hall and away from us. “No matter which way he answered that, it was gonna be wrong.”

Oops! I made a marriage booboo.

Sometimes they’re small little faux pas like the one I mentioned above. Other times they’re bigger and more serious, like hurtful words and actions. Perhaps they’re precipitated by internal things like insecurity, jealousy, or unforgiveness. Perhaps it’s a secret we haven’t shared. Whatever it is, marriage booboos happen. Can we survive them?

Anna Aquino is a preacher, teacher, writer, wife, speaker, and ninja mom wrapped up in a quirky, no-nonsense faith which is direct as well as gentle. Like a piercing sword and a gentle feather. A writer for the website Charisma, she speaks to how Christians can live in victory despite what life, sin, and the enemy throws at it with scripture, wit, and honesty. Join me as we navigate the land mine of marriage booboos. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10247627.

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The Parker J Cole Show — Empowering Women about Purity with April Kelsey

Parker J Cole BannerJoin me for the month of March as we discuss women’s empowerment in various aspects of life as we celebrate Women’s History Month

The purity movement in the evangelical church is in and of itself a worthy cause. Children of knowledgeable years are encouraged to stay pure or abstain from any premarital sex. They wear promise rings, make sure their clothes are modest, and ensure that time with members of the opposite are limited to group activities where there is not hint of a chance of sexual impropriety.

Unfortunately, the purity movement hasn’t really done much to make our children pure. In fact, the burden of purity is such to where most of those promise keepers tend to break their promise. They’re left feeling guilty, unworthy of God’s love and forgiveness and are given a set f rules to follow that simply adds to the problem.

On this edition of the Parker J Cole show, we’ll be discussing how women can be empowered by purity regardless of their sexual state and how the Church can advocate purity without subjecting our children to a rule book no one can follow. To unfold this topic with me is April Kelsey, blogger of Revolutionary Faith.

You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download the Stitcher app on your mobile device. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8347233.

The Parker J Cole Show — Relationship Month: Husbands & Wives

Parker J Cole BannerPeople make the world go around. That’s a fact. Without people, we really would be a ‘pale blue ball’ like Sagan once said. How we interact with each other helps to build families, communities, and cultures. All this month on the Parker J Cole show, we will be discussing relationships — from husband and wives to friends and siblings. Each week, our commentary will focus on particular aspect of the relational wheel.

This week, we’ll be discussing husbands and wives. This is a particularly hot topic, especially in the Church as various views of what a husband’s and wife’s role is according to biblical teaching. So we’re up for the challenge. Join me as I talked with Pastor Mike Spaulding from Soaring Eagle Radio and the Transforming Word as we talk about the first relationship God ever made — husband and wife.

Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can listen in here:  http://tobtr.com/s/8280731. TUNE IN!

The Parker J Cole Show — The Taboo of Intimacy

It is a known fact that our Western culture is over saturated by sexuality. From advertising to kids’ show, sensuality of some sort makes its way into our brain. Unless you live a place where it isn’t propagated, chances are you’ve been exposed.

Within this culture, there is a purity movement of the church that seeks to have young children and young adults abstain from sexual relations and promote purity, abstinence, and the like. However, in spite of these well-meaning programs, chances are most of these attendees into the programs will likely enter into sexual relationships in their teens despite their promise not to.

So on one hand you have the world telling you to ‘just do it’. On the other hand, you have the Church saying ‘don’t do it’. Where is the balance?

Join me as I give my take on the taboo of intimacy in both the world and the Church on this episode of the Parker J Cole show. You can call in and chat at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7953747. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in!

The Parker J Cole Show — Love, Sex, and the Single Christian

In today’s world, what’s the point of NOT having sexual intercourse even though you’re not married? Everyone seems to be doing it. According to hit sitcoms, movies, and all kind of media, single people have great sex. You’re suppose to even. I had a friend tell me recently, “Before I get married, I’d have sex first. You don’t buy a house without a walk-through, do you?”

Yet, there are many single Christian men and women who are out there waiting for the mate God has for them. Day in and Day out, night after night, week after week, month after month, year after year. Staying faithful and true…or are they? Some Christian singles make it look easy. Others make it look like hard. But when it comes to love, sex, and the Single Christian there’s a lot to talk about.

Join me as I chat with Pastor Marcus Gill from Rush United Church as we get to the nitty gritty of this issue and take your questions and comments. We’ll also be discussing Pastor Gill’s book ‘Single GOD Life’.  You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7863029  Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!

***REBROADCAST*** The Parker J Cole Show — One Wife or Two

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Enjoy this episode from the Parker J Cole where we sat down with Doris Hanson of the TV Show: Polygamy: What Love is This? and discussed the issues and problems related to polygamy.
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With shows like Sister Wives and Big Love, polygamy relationships are starting to be scrutinzed. About maybe a decade or so ago, it wasn’t in anyone’s head radar that polygamy should be a viable alternative for a relationship. However, as with most things happening in our world, that idea is changing.

Should a man be allowed to have more than one wife, especially if the other wives agree to it? Maybe polygamy should be legalized and accepted as an alternative lifestyle. After all, according to a few of the women in these show, it helps them to become better people. They are happy.

Or is that really the case? Is polygamy really about adults getting together and choosing to live in this state because they want to? Or is there more to it? Essentially, we have to ask ourselves this question: what is the truth behind polygamy and does God have his stamp of approval on it?

We will be discussing this topic with Doris Hanson, host of the show Polygamy: What Love Is This? You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/7782841  Or you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Any way you can, join us.

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Faithful: Can You Love the One You’re With

There are a lot of reasons why people get divorced but among them are the hot issues of infidelity. When a spouse finds out that their husband or wife is cheating on them, it rips apart the fabric of the relationship. Sometimes the tear is so wide and so deep, that it cannot be repaired. Instead, the only option for some is to divorce.

Is being faithful a thing of the past? We’ve heard stories of couples who remained faithful through thick and thin, up and down. For some, the idea of having an outside fling would never cross their minds. What has changed in our society that being faithful seems to be a figment of the imagination?

Among Christians there is infidelity and we’re supposed to be the poster children of love, marriage, and fidelity. Yet, it’s nothing to hear of the pastor with so-and-so while this person is doing that with someone else. When we make the vow, ‘forsaking all others’, are we merely doing lip service because it’s tradition or do we really mean it?

Can we love the one we’re with? Can we truly be faithful?

On this year’s last episode of the Write Stuff I’ll be talking about this issue with Minister Yvette Tatum as we discuss my newest release, The Other Man. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Any way you, can join us.