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 43 - What To Do When the Church Hurts You

Jul 19, 2021
We know the church is a group of people—and people aren’t perfect. But, what happens when it’s the church that hurts you? From all that’s going on today—race issues, sexual failure, emotional and physical abuse—all of it can be so deflating as a believer. We need wisdom to know what to do in these situations. Listen as The Watson’s share their experiences over the last few years and how they are learning to navigate church today so they can go forward authentically.
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Episode 42 - 3 Reasons Why Vacation is Necessary

Jul 12, 2021
When was your last vacation? For many, it’s been too long! In all of the busyness with family, it’s difficult to find time to get away. But it’s so worth it. In this episode, The Watson’s share the vacation strategies that work for their marriage and family. Listen in on their experiences to find out how to make memories, create times of bonding, and why vacations are so important—with and without the kids.
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Episode 41 - What Happens When The Wounds Come From The Church

Jul 5, 2021
This is happening too much. Sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, all of these experiences affect so many lives in the church. What do we do when the wounds come from the church? In this episode, The Watson’s discuss their experiences and what can happen to our faith when the church isn’t being the church. Listen as they share how to deal with these issues and still keep the faith.
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Episode 40 - How To Keep Your Marriage Strong

Jun 28, 2021
How do we keep our marriages thriving while trying to raise kids, reach goals, and work well? In this episode, as The Watson’s celebrate their wedding anniversary, they share what they have learned from being married for sixteen years. Listen as they share how they navigate and strengthen their relationship from year to year.
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Episode 39 - 4 Reasons Why Family Camp Is For You

Jun 21, 2021
Don’t judge too quickly! How often do you take your entire family to camp? We know it’s important to connect, but how often does it truly happen? In this episode, The Watson’s share when they intentionally got away with their family and connected—and why you should look into family camp to connect with your family more than ever.
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Episode 38 - “You’re Leaving Again?!” How to Navigate Traveling and Your Family

Jun 14, 2021
Traveling is something every family has to learn to navigate. Whether it’s for work or play, travel brings its own difficulties when you're married and have kids. One spouse is usually left to manage everything at home. In this episode, the Watson’s share how they navigate traveling while married with kids, and how to stay connected through it all.
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Episode 37 - Summer and Screen Time: 3 Ways to Win While Your Kids Are Out of School

Jun 7, 2021
The kids are home, but without school to keep them busy and learning. What are you going to do?! From video games, TVs, and devices, it’s difficult for parents to know how much screen time is too much. Our screens can control us—or we can control our screens. While every family is different, in this episode, the Watson’s share three ways they navigate screen time by having a plan, creating rules, and using it to their advantage.
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Episode 36 - Advice for Fueling Your Bible Engagement

Jun 1, 2021
How’s that yearly Bible reading plan going so far?! Between the busyness of work, kids, school, and life...have you stayed on track? As married couples and parents, do you feel like you have answers for what life throws at you? From what happens when someone treats you wrong to when you’re overlooked for that job promotion, where do you turn and where do you point others? In this episode, the Watson’s share their struggles and stories of trying to engage with Scripture. Listen as they reveal what makes them worship in weariness, pray in persecution, and keep pointing to God through it all.
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Episode 35 - How To Never Give Up As Parents

May 24, 2021
Work, marriage, life...all of it seems exhausting. Then, kids come along. How do you get through your day when your day doesn’t seem to end? In the midst of being overwhelmed, what keeps you going? In this episode, the Watson’s share their experiences of having five kids—and then having a set of twins. Twins! Listen as the Watson's reflect on all the exhausting challenges that come their way each day. And, hear how they remain hopeful and motivated to never give up.
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Episode 34 - 3 Ways To Make the Most of This Summer with Your Family

May 17, 2021
Cue the music: School's out for Summer! School's out FOREVER! Well, not forever, just a few months. But, even in the next few months, what’s your plan for keeping the kids busy? In this episode, the Watson’s share three ways they plan on maximizing the Summer. Hint: their plan centers on the three f’s of faith, family, and fun! Listen as the Watson's reflect on what made their Summers great growing up and how they plan on intentionally enjoying this quickly-passing season while making it memorable as a family.
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