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E4 Short: Awkward Small Talk

''Agape & Eros''

In this Agape & Eros Short, we hear directly from Rejoice Counseling Apostolate Counselor Larry Freeney about awkward small talk. He gives us some tips about how to make small talk less awkward and dive into more rich conversation.

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Rejoice Counseling

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

Amoris Laetitia: Pope Francis 

Why is small talk so excruciating? 

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

E3 Short: First Impressions

''Agape & Eros''

In this Agape & Eros Short, we hear directly from Rejoice Counseling Apostolate Counselor Larry Freeney about first impressions. He shows us how we can interpret first impressions and how we evaluate them cognitively later.

 

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Rejoice Counseling

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

E2: Dating Hacks

''Agape & Eros''

First dates can be tricky and dating culture in the United States leaves people unsatisfied and longing for true connection. Host Bridget Richardson dives into a reflection on dating through the eyes of Kayla Garza, who shares an experience of a blind date gone wrong. Rejoice Counselor Larry Freeney offers some helpful advice to help people have better dates while intentionally seeking someone to enjoy life with for the long haul.

 

Helpful Links:

Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with dating and relationships: Pew Research Center

Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium: Pope Francis

101 Dating Ideas: University of Florida’s Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences

Houston Axe Throwing

The Best Cheap and Free Dates in Houston and the Surrounding Area: Houston on the Cheap

3 Times Dating Seemed Intentional But Really Isn’t: Verily 

Rejoice Counseling

Rejoice Counseling: Meet Larry

“The Four Loves” by C.S. Lewis

E1: How We First Met

''Agape & Eros''

Welcome to the first episode of Agape & Eros, the show about romance, relationships and religion. Today's topic is "How We First Met." Three of our MAX Studios contributors, Nicole Labadie, Max Linnville and Alex Yemeck, will share the story of how they each met their spouse. We'll also have some great commentary and advice about relationship identity from Larry Freeney with Rejoice Counseling.

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