001: Introduction, Part 1
Welcome! This is our first podcast ever, and we are so excited you've decided to listen! In this episode, we'll be describing who this podcast is for, why we decided to start it, and what you can expect out of it.
Truly Equal is a marriage podcast created by Kyle and Christi Playford. Our goal is to talk about marriage from a fresh perspective. We tell stories about our lives, talk about how marriage is like a love song, and give practical solutions to the problems we've encountered.
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Who is this podcast for?
This podcast is primarily for newly married couples, engaged couples, and seriously dating couples. But if you're someone who's simply curious about how a Christian Egalitarian marriage could work, please feel free to tune in as well.
Who is this podcast NOT for?
Anyone is welcome to listen, but a few people may find this podcast unhelpful or irrelevant to them. Since we have only been married for two and a half years and don't have any kids, you may find that the issues we face are not as applicable to you if you've been married for a long time or have a few kids. Also, people who tend to have a cynical approach towards marriage may not resonate with this podcast since we'll be talking a lot about marriage and experiences married people have.
Why did we decide to start podcasting?
Well, first of all, we love talking. We also love listening to podcasts. So naturally we talked about starting a podcast together. However, for a while we weren't sure what our topic should be. This podcast finally came about because it seemed to fill a void—specifically within the Christian marriage podcasting realm. We saw a lot of Christian marriage podcasts produced by couples who have been married for a decade or so, but not many created by newly married couples. We also saw a majority of the Christian marriage podcasts beginning with the premise that the man is the leader of the household. With this podcast, we're hoping to provide a fresh perspective on marriage since we are somewhat newly married, and hold the belief that both the husband and wife are co-leaders of their family. We hope this podcast helps people through the stories we share from our own lives.
What can you expect out of future episodes?
You can expect to hear us share a lot of stories from our own experiences throughout future episodes. We'll discuss how we've dealt with different problems and what's been helpful in our marriage so far. We know that no relationship is the same, so we're not really here to give advice. We simply hope that through our vulnerability, couples will feel less alone in their struggles and come away with new ideas of how to find helpful solutions. We plan to have our episodes run between 15 and 30 minutes in length. In the future we hope to include guest speakers, and have a time for listener questions as well. We're so excited to finally see our dream taking shape, and we're grateful that you have decided to embark on this journey with us!
(This is part 1 of 2 on introducing ourselves and our podcast. You can listen to part 2 here.)
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