I’m Waiting 23: Giving Power Through Knowledge

[display_podcast]Q: Why wait if I already did it? I didn’t want to but I felt pressured.~ 11th grade femaleA:  There are actually three different parts to this question we recently received after a presentation.  One question and two statements.  Let’s look at each of them.First the question:  “Why wait if I already did it?”One of the biggest lies is that if you’ve already done something you have to continue, especially if something could potentially make your life more difficult … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 22: Dealing with Peer Pressure

[display_podcast]Peer pressure probably has been around since the beginning of time.  Humans are basically social people and need to be around other people, at least part of the time.  That creates an environment for peer pressure to occur.Peer pressure is not isolated to teens.  Peer pressure happens in adults also.  Social media is no respecter of persons when it comes to peer pressure.  From moms seeing other moms raising their kids and feeling pressure to keep up, to guys seeing what … [Read more...]

Confessions Of A Closet Christian 36: Why Do We Compare Ourselves To Others?

[display_podcast] When I hear the word “compare,” I think of being lesser than, less cool and not measuring up.  It’s easy to compare ourselves to other people. Sometimes I think we all live fake realities.  We censor our lives through status updates and Instagram filters and then we compare our real lives with everyone else’s fake ones.  It’s easy to get down on yourself when everyone is getting a new apartment, a new dog, a new fiancé, a new husband, a new house, and a new baby.  I sit at my … [Read more...]

OMG (Oh My Gosh!) 3: Ryan Hamilton

[display_podcast]This week, Ross is joined by Ryan Hamilton from the Comedy Cellar in New York City.Ryan is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on Conan, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the nation’s favorite stand-ups and performs regularly all over the country.It’s always a challenge for established comics to avoid comparing themselves to a … [Read more...]