Why or Why Not with the Watsons

From the outside it may look like we get along "all the time".  Let us be the first to tell you that is not the case.  Meet "Why" aka Benjamin and "Why Not" aka Kirsten as we discuss topics ranging from keeping the spark in your love story, to how to talk to your kids about race.  Tune in to hear how we approached the crazy life of the NFL and mindfully apply biblical truth to our daily lives with our family. You will laugh and you may cry, but in the end our hope is that our different approaches to situations bless you and your family. Podcast episodes are coming soon!

Episode 29 - Moving Day and the Frustration of Waiting for Our Home

Apr 12, 2021
Moving is never easy. Once the excitement wears off, the packing and unpacking starts. How do we “stay home” spiritually in the midst of not feeling like we have a true home yet. In this episode, The Watson’s discuss how they are handling relocating to another state—with all of the busyness and emotions of moving an entire family. You’ll see how they’re navigating it all while trying to trust God through the unknown.
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Episode 28 - 3 Things Worth Addressing With Your Kids’ Education

Apr 5, 2021
What’s the best school for your kids? The Watson’s have experienced lots of types of schools over the last 12 years. In this episode, they share how they have handled their kids’ education. They discuss what’s worked, what hasn’t, and how to navigate education so you’re confident to address the school, address your kids’ needs, and address your worldview as a parent who’s called to point your kids to Christ.
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Episode 27 - How To Handle Sibling Rivalry: Part 2

Mar 29, 2021
Copy-cat siblings, being annoying, tattle-telling, when it comes to being a parent, you have so many battles to fight every single day! The Watsons swap stories about what happens at their home, how they overcome the daily battles, what works and what doesn’t, and how you can help build better kids through it all.
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Episode 26 - How to Handle Sibling Rivalry: Part 1

Mar 22, 2021
Where there are two or more children in a home, there will be sibling rivalry. In moments when children might not like their brothers or sisters, does that sibling know he or she is loved? In this episode, the Watsons share what sibling rivalry, and love, looks like in their family.
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Episode 25: Reaping the Rewards of Bible Engagement

Mar 15, 2021
Reading the Bible should be a priority. Believers know this. But, making Bible reading a priority is tough. Those same believers start saying, “I’m too busy. It’s too boring. I got bogged down.” For something so vital, why is it often so difficult? In this episode, the Watson’s share what they’re doing as a busy family when it comes to reading the Bible, talking about it, and actually living it out in their marriage.
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Episode 24 - Going for the Jugular or Jesus? The Power of Taming Your Tongue in Marriage

Mar 8, 2021
Anger does not produce God's righteousness. This little organ on the body called “the tongue” has caused many problems. The Book of James talks about taming the tongue. When it comes to marriage, couples can decide to go for the jugular or Jesus. The tongue has power in marriage. Can a couple tame it? Yes, a couple can learn to tame the tongue by remembering the word TAME. T) THINK before speaking. A) APOLOGIZE quickly. M) MAKE a decision to do things differently. E) ENGAGE - connect in a community. The Watson's discuss four ideas to TAME anger on this episode. Listen to the full episode and become the spouse who begins to tame the tongue.
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Episode 23 - How To Get Dads Involved In Important Conversations

Mar 1, 2021
Some conversations with your kids might seem too prickly or awkward. Some conversations are more appropriate for the other parent to take the lead. More often than we'd like to admit, in today's world, the mom is having to have ALL of those conversations. Dad, whether you're guilty of this or not, don't miss this conversation Benjamin and Kirsten have on the importance of the dad getting involved in the conversation. This could change your relationship with your kids and spouse forever!
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Episode 22 - A Conversation About Black History: Part 4

Feb 22, 2021
This is the last week of Black History Month, but the conversations don't need to end! There is so much to talk about and the dialogue needs to stay open! That is why, this week, Benjamin and Kirsten finish out this series by continuing to answer some of the most asked questions—and these are BIG ones.
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Episode 21 - A Conversation About Black History: Part 3

Feb 15, 2021
Happy Black History Month! This week, as Benjamin and Kirsten continue their conversation on Black History, they dive into the most common and frequent questions they receive—the good AND the bad.
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Episode 20 - A Conversation About Black History: Part 2

Feb 8, 2021
This week, Benjamin and Kirsten continue their conversation about Black History and how to talk to your kids. Remember to subscribe so you can be notified on your favorite podcast app and you'll never miss an episode.
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