Couples Therapy: with Will & Dee
About This Show
This is not a “therapy” podcast, in the sense you may think, just to throw that out there.
While my wife, Deanna is in the profession, this podcast isn’t about giving advice. This podcast is birthed from the idea that communication between members of a couple is therapeutic in and of itself.
My wife and I have been together some 15 years and have been blessed and honored with raising two wonderful and complex children. The bedrock of this family unit has always been communication. We have found that the simple of act of taking time to talk about anything, everything, or nothing at all increases our ability to be vulnerable, open, and genuine. This in turn deepens our levels of comfort and trust with one another. Ultimately, the simple act of ensuring we take time to sit and discuss any random thing from the least significant to a matter of utmost import grows our relationship. From time to time, we record these conversations and somewhat tailor them for an audience. We do this not because we are special, particularly witty, deep, or profound, but precisely because we do not see ourselves in those lights. We are just an average couple benefiting from a simple secret: Bonding with your significant other is fun!
As we say, we are just a couple, with a couple kids, sneaking a couple minutes to entertain you, a couple times a month.
Most Recent Episode
Lent Season Ep.11 - Worshipping the Well or the Water
This episode is part follow up to Lent Episode 10 (prayer) and part follow up to Lent Episode 9 (culture wars.) Also I say, in the episode that we are moving "a week from tomorrow," but I waited a week to release this, so we are moving TOMORROW!!! So this might be the last one we can get in before Lent ends. So if that is the case, thank you so much for flowing through this with us! The podcast will continue but the subject matter will branch back out to include more than just religion and spirituality (though my guess is we keep coming back here.) We appreciate every click and listen. We really do.
Deanna was out of town all last week when this was recorded, so it is just a Will episode. As a result, I took the opportunity to make somewhat of a crossover episode with my “you’re not listening to this” podcast. I let some issues surrounding prayer off my chest that I didn’t think were helpful in our last episode.
Next, I transition into some thoughts on how Religion and the Divine are not the same thing. I walk you through the beginning of the story of the Woman at the Well to uncover what I believe to be right there on the surface: a deep philosophical and metaphysical debate about religion being a starting point to Truth, not the ultimate destination. This may seem obvious, but from my perspective, it is incredibly easy to substitute the divine experience for the comforts of following “right religion” without really noticing. In the context of the Woman at the Well, I believe we, all of us, frequently begin worshipping our wells instead of the Water.
This one is a little more dense than others because I had the opportunity to flesh it out before recording. But don’t let that deter you.
If you’re here for Dee (which why wouldn’t you be) come back next episode. If you’re here for a long monologue about how you treat the woman at the well determines how you read her story, then you’re weird, but you’re my people!