The Real Life Podcast with Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke

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Jeff and Alyssa are a married couple with two toddlers running around their home talking about faith, culture, and take listener's questions with a little dash of random sprinkled in.

Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke


    • Jul 23, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 37m AVG DURATION
    • 136 EPISODES

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    Satisfied Series Episode 12: Alisa Keeton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 48:22

    this week we chat with my good friend Alisa Keeton. She is AMAZING! and will preach your socks off with the truth about you and God!  Her site: https://www.revelationwellness.org

    Satisfied Series Episode 11: Kristin Adams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 53:35

    This week we chat with my friend Kristen Adams!

    Satisfied Series Episode 10: Julie Cannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 44:09

    this week I chat with my dear friend Julie Cannon, who I look up to so much and who has so much wisdom to share. I hope this episode blesses you as much as it blessed me!

    Satisfied Series - Weekly Devotion from Alyssa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 20:04

    this week I wanted to share with you something on my heart as we finalize this series! it's been so fun!

    Satisfied Series Episode 9: Sara Hagerty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 43:11

    On today's episode, I interviewed Sara Hagerty, author and speaker. I adore Sara! Get ready to be encouraged and have your view of weaknesses and limitations turned completely upside down- this conversation was a game changer for me!

    Satisfied Series Episode 8: Interview with Jennie Allen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 41:22


    On today's podcast I interviewed Jennie Allen, one of my favorite Bible teachers. We talked about being fully surrendered, how to do battle in our minds, and how true community brings satisfaction.


    Satisfied Series Episode 7: Interview with Francie Winslow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 48:29

    In today's episode I interviewed Francie Winslow, host of the Heaven Your Home podcast, and speaker and teacher on the power and purpose of intimacy.  Francie is such a gift to our time, speaking on marriage and sex in a biblical and real way. We talk all about how to find satisfaction in our marriages, what do we do when we're not being satisfied, and the purpose of sex, as well as how to work through roadblocks within sex. Find Francie @franciewinslow and check out her "Heaven in Your Home" podcast. 

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    Satisfied Series Episode 6: Interview with Ruth Chou Simons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 39:05

    On today's episode I interviewed Ruth Chou Simons on how to be satisfied in our everyday lives. We talk about knowing who we are and whose we are, why it matters what you behold, motherhood success and striving.  Check out Ruth Chou Simons @ruthchousimons and @gracelaced Preorder her new book "When Strivings Cease", out October 12, 2021

    Satisfied Series Episode #5: Annie Downs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 36:38

    this week I interview my friend Annie Downs as we chat all things Satisfied. She's the best! Get started right away with no shipping required by going to https://www.storyworth.com/reallife. You'll get $10 off your first purchase!

    Satisfied Series Episode #4: Jodie Berndt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 49:25

    In today's episode, I had the honor of interviewing my dear friend Jodie Berndt all about prayer, and how it brings us into the presence of God and how we can find satisfaction through it.  Jodie is fun, real, authentic and breaks down all the barriers we may have in praying and makes it doable and desirable.  Guys, trust me, you don't want to miss this episode! Find Jodie @jodieberndt And buy her new book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Life: 31 Days of Abiding in the Presence, Provision, and Power of God." 

    Satisfied Series Episode 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 22:52

    In this episode, I get the chance to read ch. 1 of my new book Satisfied called "Longings Met". This is one of my favorite chapters of the book, and one that hits home for anyone- no matter what season of life you find yourself in.  I think anyone listening today has a something that they're longing for- a new job, a friend, a home, a spouse, a child, etc. And the reality is, is that even when our longings are met- when we get the job or say "I Do" or read "PREGNANT" on the stick, we will discover that as wonderful as the gift is, it still has challenges and difficulties with it. And we will find ourselves waiting for something else, again. So what do we do with our longings? When they're met, but it's still hard, or when they weren't what we envisioned? When we find ourselves still waiting, still longing.  This chapter, and this episode, dives deep into that very thing...hope it encourages you!

    Satisfied Series: Interview with Emilie McCormack

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 48:11

    Today on the podcast I had the honor of interviewing my good friend Emilie McCormack, mom of 5. She and her husband pastor Reach Church in Kirkland, WA and we often are talking about our passions and callings and what the Spirit is calling us into. I wanted to sit down with her and have her share her wisdom with how we can say yes to what God has for us, stay content in whatever season we find ourselves in, and continue to passionately pursue Jesus within our specific personalities and callings. We talk about comparison and things that sometimes trip us up from doing the very things we're created to do.  Satisfied comes out June 15th! Get your copy today wherever books are sold! You can find Emilie @emiliemccormack and check out her podcast "This Changed My Life, with Emilie McCormack" 

    Kickoff of new Satisfied Podcast Series!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 16:10

    this week we kick off a new series, with just Alyssa as your host for the next few months! We are celebrating her new book Satisfied (make sure to go pick up a copy anywhere books are sold!) that comes out June 15th!

    Alyssa's weekly thought: for when you feel burdened

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 20:27

    We start a new series this week where Alyssa with pop in a few times the next month for just a 1 on 1 chat with you all. Don't miss out on the preorder goodies for Alyssa's new book at satisfiedbook.com  

    how has our marriage changed in 9 years? Plus more Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 35:45

    we have missed y'all so we decided to come back by answering your guys questions!   Don't miss out on the preorder goodies for Alyssa's new book at satisfiedbook.com

    WE'RE BACK!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 20:29

    it's been a few months, but we are back! We figured we'd start with a short 20 minute episode catching back up with you all.  Also don't forget to preorder a copy of Alyssa's new book Satisfied coming out next month by clicking here!

    advent (part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 19:53

    Alyssa and I finish up our two part series on Advent! Today's sponsor is Jenni Kayne. Use code 'real' at checkout for 20% off at JenniKayne.com

    advent episode (part 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 19:49

    Today’s show is also sponsored by KiwiCo. Get 50% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com/real Today’s show is sponsored by Policy Genius. So if you’re one of the many people looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policygenius.com

    praying the scriptures over your children (w/ Jodie Berndt)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 34:55

    this week Alyssa chats with Jodie Berndt!   STAMPS: Go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code LASTS to get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale!   ZIP RECRUITER: Try Zip Recruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/real 

    Making memories during the holidays w/ Jessica Smartt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 33:52

    This week Alyssa chats with Jessica Smartt about her genius ways to make fun memories as a family during the holidays! PS Jessica's books are two of our family's absolute favorites! Get Let Them Be Kids here or Memory Making Mom here.   LIQUID IV: Go to liquidiv.com and you can get 25% off of your order by using the promo code REAL at checkout POLICY GENIUS: if you’re one of the many people looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policygenius.com

    A day to rest and refill

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2020 33:03

    Jenni Kayne: Get 20% off your first order when you use the code 'real' at checkout. Stamps.com: Go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code 'lasts' to get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale. 

    Raising girls with Robin Jones Gunn (interview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 54:48

    Today’s show is sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off by using code 'real' at brooklinen.com.   Today's show is sponsored by Liquid IV. Get 25% by going to liquidiv.com and using promo code 'real'

    how to act like a christian online (part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 39:46

    Policy Genius: if you’re one of the many people looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policy enius.com KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com/real  Zip Recruiter: Try Zip Recruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/real

    a rant on how we are behaving online (and why we need to stop)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2020 38:52

    Today’s show is sponsored by Jenni Kayne. Make getting dressed the easiest part of your routine at jennikayne.com. And get 20% off your first order when you use the code REAL at checkout.  Today’s show is also sponsored by stamps.com. Get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale by going to stamps.com click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code LASTS.  Today's show is also sponsored by Zip Recruiter. Try Zip Recruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/real

    Embracing our ugliness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2020 36:23

    Tune in as Alyssa and I chat about embracing the difficult and often hidden parts of our lives!   Liquid IV: Get 25% off heading to liquidiv.com and using the promo code 'real' at checkout. Policy Genius: If you're looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policygenius.com

    Dealing with Toxic People

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 32:29

    You can still checkout our Yippee show for FREE for an entire week at jeffandalyssa.com/yippee Today's show is sponsored by Zip Recruiter and you can try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/Real.  

    Tech Boundaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2020 50:37

    Brooklinen: Use the promo code REAL for 10% off your first order at Brooklinen.com KiwiCo: Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com/real

    Self Care and it's dark side

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2020 47:16

    Feetures: Today’s show is sponsored by Feetures. Receive $10 off your first pair by going to feetures.com and using the promo code real. Stamps.com: click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code LASTS to get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale. Liquid IV: Today’s show is also sponsored by Liquid IV. Get 25% off your order by going to liquidiv.com and using the promo code REAL at checkout. Policy Genius: Policy Genius compares quotes from the top life insurance companies all in one place to help you find the best price!  So if you’re one of the many people looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policygenius.com

    We need each other

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 19:28

    This is the last week on our July book club series! How did you enjoy it? Thanks for tuning in as we chat the last week's topic of needing each other. KiwiCo is redefining play, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com/real

    We are actually built for adversity and difficulty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 21:33

    Had a fun solo convo with myself this week chatting about the next chapter in American Awakening, which was one of my favorite, on adversity and trials and difficulty. Can sign up for the Yippee free trial here. Today’s show is sponsored by Features. Receive $10 off your first pair of Feetures by going to feetures.com and using the promo code REAL. Policy Genius compares quotes from the top life insurance companies all in one place to help you find the best price!  So if you’re one of the many people looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policygenius.com

    The paradox of choice & contentment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2020 29:51

    this week we chat about chapter 3 of American Awakening and the fascinating paradoxes of choice and contentment! Get 25% off your order by going to liquidiv.com and using the promo code REAL at checkout. Brooklinen is the place to find all the comforts for home. Use the promo code REAL for 10% off your first order at Brooklinen.com

    You have a purpose (do you know what it is)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 32:45

    Alyssa and I chat another week through our special book club segment, where we are chatting through American Awakening the awesome book that is meant for a time as this.   Receive $10 off your first pair of Features by going to feetures.com and using the promo code 'real'.    If you’re one of the many people looking to buy life insurance right now, head to policygenius.com   Get 30% off your first month on select crates at kiwico.com/real Today's show is also sponsored by Stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code LASTS to get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale!”

    The Cost of Forgetting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2020 28:22

    We chat about the lost roman recipe for concrete, and what that means for us today. Also the story is from the new book we love, American Awakening, and we are excited to focus in on it for the entire month of July!  Also, fun announcement this week all about our new Yippee TV show! We are so excited! Read more and get the exclusive discount code mentioned in the episode here at jeffandalyssa.com/yippee.

    a quick thought on liturgy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2020 22:09

    wanted to share few thoughts on the helpful impact of liturgy in this moment. Register your child at http://www.LaurelSprings.com/reallife today and receive a waived registration fee. Go to https://zola.com/jeffandalyssa and use the promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates! You can also get a FREE personalized paper samples before you purchase.

    how 'belonging cues' predict everything on teams (pt 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2020 20:43

    we continue our second part of our discussion on belonging cues and what this means for groups and teams!   Today’s show is sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you use the promo code REAL at Brooklinen.com Today’s show is also sponsored by stamps.com Get a 4-week trial plus free postage and a digital scale by going to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code lasts. Today’s show is also sponsored by Policy Genius! If you’re one of the many people trying to buy life insurance right now, but you’re not sure where to start, head to PolicyGenius.com

    how 'belonging cues' predict everything on teams

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 25:51

    this week Alyssa and I chat about some fascinating research surrounding 'belonging cues' and what that means for all of us!

    Jeff's late night Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2020 32:33

    we miss Alyssa this week but Jeff still pops in to answer a few of your questions!   Register your child at http://www.LaurelSprings.com/reallife today and receive a waived registration fee. Go to https://zola.com/reallife and use the promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates! You can also get a FREE personalized paper samples before you purchase.

    Alyssa's thoughts on finding true peace

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2020 29:17

    This week Alyssa takes the reigns and provides us with the topic for discussion today! Today’s show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius compares quotes from the top life insurance companies all in one place.  Check them out at policygenius.com

    what the enormous decline in American spirituality means for us.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2020 35:45

    This week Alyssa and I chat about obvious and recent trends to the spiritual landscape of America the last 20 years. Today’s show is sponsored by stamps.com. Get a 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale when you go to stamps.com, click on the microphone at the top of the homepage, and enter our code lasts.   Today’s show is also sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off and free shipping when you go to brooklinen.com and use the promo code real at checkout.

    letting our hearts return home (pt 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2020 32:22

    Hey! This week Alyssa and I carry on the conversation about returning home. Today’s show is sponsored by KiwiCo. KiwiCo is redefining play with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills.  There’s something for every kid at KiwoCo.  Get your first month free on select crates at kiwico.com/real

    letting our hearts return home during this moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 35:51

    this week Alyssa and I chat about what we think is the main focus for us right now in this season and what we think God is up to in our world! Register your child at http://www.LaurelSprings.com/reallife today and receive a waived registration fee. Today’s show is also sponsored by Noom. Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/reallife Today’s show is also sponsored by Liquid IV. Get 25% off when you go to liquidiv.com and use the code REAL at checkout. 

    why storytelling matters more than you think

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2020 35:19

    this week Alyssa and I chat about storytelling and it's importance in our own formation! Today’s show is sponsored by Policy Genius. They make finding the right life insurance a breeze. Just visit Policygenius.com Today’s show is also sponsored by Brooklinen. Get 10% off your first order and free shipping when you go to Brooklinen.com and use the promo code real.

    70 Sabbath Years Before We Can Return Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2020 32:32

    this week Alyssa and I chat about a more obscure and often overlooked scripture from 2nd Chronicles.   Also this week's episode is sponsored by stamps.com. Use code 'lasts' to get free digital scale and postage.

    Home ideas during Quarantine

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 34:23

    this week Alyssa and I answer a few of your questions including how to not burn out and how to structure a home during quarantine!

    how we are feeling about all this?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 43:03

    this week we catch up with you guys (a lot has changed in two weeks!) about how we are processing this all as a family and a few encouragements for you.   Today’s show is sponsored by Liquid IV. Get 25% off when you go to liquidIV.com and use the promo code REAL.   Today’s show is also sponsored by Noom. You don’t have to change it all in one day.  Small steps make big progress! Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/reallife   Today’s show is also sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze.  Find your best price and apply at Policygenius.com Today’s show is also sponsored by Rothys. Rothys is making stylish, sustainable shoes and bags out of recycled plastic water bottles.  Check out all the amazing shoes and bags at rothys.com/real

    Music from Chaos

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 22:27

    this is the last week of our audiobook previews of To Hell With The hustle! Enjoy!   Connect to qualified candidates with Zip Recruiter. The smartest way to hire. Try it for free at ziprecruiter.com/real   Today’s show is also sponsored by stamps.com Get your 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale by going to stamps.com click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code 'lasts'

    A Time To Resist

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2020 30:36

    Hear a snippet of one of my favorite chapters from To Hell With The Hustle! Today's show is also sponsored by Brooklinen. Brooklinen makes my favorite sheets, comforters, loungewear, and towels! Get 10% off and free shipping when you use the promo code 'real' at Brooklinen.com

    Empathy (To Hell With The Hustle Chapter Preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 31:19

    this week I let y'all tune in to one of my favorite chapters from To Hell With The Hustle!   Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze. In minutes you can compare quotes from the top insurers to find your best price! Find your best price and apply at policygenius.com   Today's show is also sponsored by Noom. You don't have to change it all in one day. Small steps make big progress! Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/reallife

    The Desert Gift

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 36:42

    This week you hear a snippet from my audiobook To Hell With The Hustle! This week is sponsored by Zip Recruiter where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. The smartest way to hire.  Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/real Today's show is also sponsored by Rothy's. Rothy's is making stylish shoes for women and girls out of recycled plastic water bottles.  Get your new favorite flats by going to Rothys.com/real

    What Frozen 2 teaches us about our culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2020 26:13

    This week Alyssa and I chat about current cultural narratives!   Today’s show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze. Find your best price and apply at Policygenius.com Today’s show is also sponsored by stamps.com Get your 4 week trial plus free postage and a digital scale by going to stamps.com click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and enter our code 'lasts'

    Finding Satisfaction in the Mundane (Alyssa interviews Jeff)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2020 39:46

    Tune in this week as Alyssa and me chat about her new book and finding satisfaction in the Lord! Today’s show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Policy Genius makes finding the right life insurance a breeze. In minutes you can compare quotes from the top insurers to find your best price!  Find your best price and apply at policygenius.com Connect to qualified candidates with Zip Recruiter. The smartest way to hire.  Try it for free at ziprecruiter.com/real Today’s show is also sponsored by Noom.  You don’t have to change it all in one day.  Small steps make big progress! Sign up for your trial today at noom.com/reallife Today’s show is also sponsored by Brooklinen.  Brooklinen makes my favorite sheets, comforters, loungewear, and towels!  Get 10% off and free shipping when you use the promo code 'real' at Brooklinen.com

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