05-09-2016

40% of U.S. weddings are remarriages. When it is forgiveness and when is it just being a sucker? What should be discussed about sex during premarital instruction? What do Perfect Country people want most in life? Can a couple kiss during dating or will that cross the line to touching?  How can we make our long distance relationship work when my girlfriend doesn’t like to talk on the phone?

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10 Responses to “05-09-2016”

  1. whatsup says:

    so why is the archive stripped of 2017? why did the site go down for a while? whats mark up to ? etc etc etc

    • Diane says:

      We lost the whole page from our hosting site a couple weeks ago when they accidentally deleted it! They repaired the mess but as of yet, it isn’t fully restored. Not sure if they can, so for now, it is what it is! :-)

      P.S. We are also discontinuing production of the show for now, so there won’t be any new episodes unless we decide to reboot it!

  2. whatsup says:

    i see. ok, thanks to you all for a great show over the years! mark certainly deserves to do what ever he needs to do, given his priorities and age (giggle…), and you probably deserve back-pay :-) . anyway, theres plenty of wisdom in all the archives to help people ‘extrapolate’ a positive way of handling a lot of their life issues. even so, like mark stated in his march 14 2012 show (from 4 minutes)… to put it one way, wisdom is guidelines of righteousness that promote healthy relationships and prosperity. wisdom doesnt reverse sins already committed nor all the damage they caused.

  3. canhelp says:

    if you need a copy of the 2017 show descriptions, or any of the shows themselves, let me know via email. i may not be able to answer within a short time, but i will, to help you get the archive updated again. P.S how about one last show to say there are no more shows for now? it could be full of flashbacks or something. whatevs’…..

  4. Barry says:

    Discontinuing the show??? Oh wow, that’s really, REALLY too bad. I listened to the show & really, REALLY enjoyed it. I have listened to the MGS on my iPod from the very beginning…with Debbie Chavez & haven’t missed an episode. I just wish there had been a “last show”, announcing this. I actually didn’t know this UNTIL I came to this site. I thot there was an issue with my iTunes and/or iTunes feed, since the last show was July 31, then the next show was May of 2016. I am really, REALLY…I mean REALLY going to miss this show!!! I understand “it is what it is”, but your show was NOT “just another show”, it was life-changing! It was a way to keep me (& anyone else) based in reality & from doing something stupid…REALLY stupid! In a day of strong delusion, & the STRONG temptation from “porn-like” or should I say a VERY sexualized society, where porn is normal & very much ok, where having an affair and/or being gay is “normal”, your show was the “stabilizer” that kept me, & I m sure many others rooted in Biblical thinking & values…& from having an affair with someone other than their wife. I’ve never been or felt “gay”, but have been really, REALLY tempted to have an affair with someone other than my wife, but your show has shown me the insanity & disaster that would be for everyone else in my life, not just me. THANK YOU soooooo much!!!

  5. Ben Froese says:

    Dear Mark & Diane,

    Thank you for a great show and your brutal honesty. Thank you for covering the “taboo” topics which so many churches these days do not talk about. I, coming from the mennonite community, have not heard any church sermons on sex until my family and I started attending our current church. Growing up, the sex topic was always BAD or don’t talk about it and then once you’re married start making lots of babies. I agree with you when you say in the modern church it’s all about feelings. I intentionally stick my head in the toilet because I thought I had to act on my feelings (stupid MMOG!!!).
    My daughter is now 14 and starting to notice boys so I’m glad that I can take away lots of information and advice from your show but I among many would be delighted if you would continue your show because the modern Christian community is in serious need of brutal honesty.

  6. Philip Cockrell says:

    I had a feeling it was over, This show and the Laugh your Way ministry has literaly changed my life,changed our marriage, I will forever be grateful for it, Thank you all for what you do, see ya at the events.

  7. Eric E says:

    Any word on a return of the show? If not please let me know so I can delete off my podcasts. I have listened to all the shows and enjoy very much the straight talking no nonsense approach Mark takes with people.

    • Diane says:

      We are currently out of production. No word on if we will pick it up again. Thanks for listening! Mark is still doing “Ask Mark” spots on his Facebook page if you want to watch those.

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