In the Loop with Andy Andrews

In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about moving forward from a horrific childhood and mending broken relationships.

 

Sometimes when you feel like something is holding you back—it’s actually you.

  • This is good news, though, because you have control.

 

There’s always someone out there who had it worse.

  • Your past made you who you are today.
  • You can use your story to give valuable perspective to others.
  • God can take horrible situations and make great things out of them.
  • Look for things to be grateful for.

 

There’s a major difference between apologizing and asking forgiveness.

  • We apologize when we make a mistake—but we ask for forgiveness when we make a bad choice.
  • If someone doesn’t forgive you, you don’t have to continue spending time with them.

 

Tune in to hear the story of a horrendous set of events that lead to the birth of a great king.

 

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
  • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews
  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor
Direct download: ITL274_How_to_Move_on_from_a_Horrific_Past.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about overcoming the pain of being homeless.

 

Do you ever lose the pain of being homeless?

  • You can lose the pain, but that doesn’t mean you’ll lose the memories.
  • You can choose to focus on the good parts of a situation.

 

People with a “glass-half-full” mindset naturally get more opportunities.

  • Others think they are a joy to be around.
  • Great things come out of times of hardship.
  • You can choose to think about things that affected your life in a positive way and be grateful for them.

 

Tune in to hear the story of Andy being accused of stealing money when he lived under a pier.

 

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
  • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews
  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

 

Direct download: ITL273.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question on preparing girls to deal with boys who don’t treat them well.

 

Prepare girls to be self-reliant.

  • There’s a lot to be said for the teenager who doesn’t always have to be with a pack of kids.

 

They should compare other boys to their father and how he treats their mother.

  • This should be the minimum standard.
  • Girls need to get good at politely turning down boys who don’t meet these standards.

 

The perfect person is worth the wait.

  • Don’t bow to the pressure society has that girls should be dating every weekend—or even at all.
  • The quality of your children’s lives as adults will have a lot more to do with the time they spent with you than time spent dating.

 

Tune in to hear about someone Andy knows who’s raising incredible daughters.

 

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
  • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews
  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

 

 

 

 

Direct download: ITL272_How_to_Properly_Prepare_Your_Girls_for_the_Dating_World.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question about recognition and participation trophies.

 

This participation thing is harmful to kids.

  • There is a whole generation of people out there who don’t know what they’re good at or what they want to do.
  • We don’t just want to raise great kids—we want to raise kids who become great adults.
  • When you get to adulthood, it matters whether you win or lose.

 

No one has ever been great at everything.

  • God gives everyone a gift—and making people think they are just as good at everything as everybody else doesn’t help them find it.

 

Tune in to hear the incredible story of how Andy’s son, Adam, found his strength.

 

You can also hear more from Andy by subscribing to his new podcast, The Professional Noticer. Just go to AndyAndrews.com/podcast for details. 

Do you have a question for Andy? Call in and your questions might be features on the show!

  • Phone: 1-800-726-ANDY
  • Email: InTheLoop@AndyAndrews.com
  • Facebook.com/AndyAndrews
  • Twitter.com/AndyAndrews
  • Instagram.com/AndyAndrewsAuthor

 

Direct download: ITL271_Should_Kids_Get_Participation_Trophies_.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:24am CST