A Radio Host And A Preacher Walk Into A Book...
Sean Lowe — Author Of For the Right Reasons: America's Favorite Bachelor on Faith, Love, Marriage, and Why Nice Guys Finish FirstSean Lowe, one of the three finalists on Emily Maynard's popular season of The Bachelorette, later starred in the 2013 season of The Bachelor. Credited by the New York Times for "reinvigorating the franchise," he has been voted America's favorite Bachelor and is the only one to marry his match from the show. In his tell all memoir, For the Right Reasons goes behind the scenes of ABC's mega-hits The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and into the private life of the shows' most captivating leading man. After two intense seasons on primetime's most popular reality shows-culminating in his fairytale wedding to Catherine Giudici, Lowe finally bares the secrets of life in (and beyond) the spotlight. His gripping tell-all uncovers: the backstage drama that fuels The Bachelor and The Bachelorette; the personal struggles and Christian faith that have made him the man he is today; how he overcame heartbreak to find his true love; the keys to pursuing purity in the cynical, sexually charged Hollywood culture. In the end, Lowe found that good does win, that truth brings deception to light, and that "nice guys" do ultimately finish first.
Craig (and Jeanette) Gross — Producer of Best Sex Life NowThe "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie, releasing on Valentine's Day this year, has caused quite a stir, and many are questioning the behaviors portrayed in the film. Pastor Craig Gross, co-founder of XXXchurch.com, says movies like this have led some to believe they have to go to extremes to have great sex and has caused the sex industry to become increasingly dark and violent. Many married couples feel trapped in lack-luster sex lives, yet the fantasies presented in "Fifty Shades of Grey" seem like something they can never attain. Craig wants individuals to know they can have great sex in their marriage and experience true intimacy without taking the extreme measures modeled by Christian and Anastasia. Together with Dave Willis, founder of StrongerMarriages.org, Craig produced a new video series called "Best Sex Life Now," intended to address Christian couples' top questions about the bedroom. Many of these questions, such as "Are sex toys okay for married Christians?" have been raised because of the "Fifty Shades" hype. Because of his work with XXXchurch.com, which ministers to those addicted to porn or in the porn industry, Gross has attended many adult trade shows throughout the years to witness to those attending. He has noticed that paraphernalia and subject matter has been getting increasingly dark in the last few years – something he largely attributes to the popularization of BDSM in "Fifty Shades." In "Best Sex Life Now," Gross explains that there is a lot of freedom for married couples to explore and experiment, but believes that fantasies like porn and "Fifty Shades" miss the point of sex. "Sex is a gift from God, and it brings intimacy and connection to marriage," said Gross. "It is meant for you to show your love for your spouse, and how much you cherish him or her." "Best Sex Life Now" encourages couples to open up with each other about the bedroom and make intimacy a priority in their marriage.
Dawn Bennett — Today's topic: Top 10 Myths Singles Believe About Marriage! Top 10 Myths Marrieds Believe About DivorceDivorce Lawyer Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like a divorce lawyer! It can be overwhelming when your marriage breaks down, but the fact is that even people of faith end up divorcing. And unfortunately many people feel a sense of rejection from their place of worship rather than support and healing. When the painful decision to divorce has been made, it's important to have someone that really knows the law but also understands your personal & spiritual needs. Dawn Bennett is a Family Lawyer who appreciates that divorce is a reality, and there are many in need of legal council.
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This Weeks Recording Artist — Samantha MartinCHECK THIS VIDEO OUT!
Toronto based roots and blues ensemble Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar are set to release their full-length album Send The Nightingale officially on February 18th at The Lula Lounge in Toronto. A rising star on the Canadian roots and blues scene, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar have quickly gained attention and praise from soul, gospel and blues fans alike. Martin's rich, soulful voice has been compared with Mavis Staples and Sharon Jones. Along with Delta Sugar (Mikey McCallum, Sherie Marshall and Stacie Tabb), the latest incarnation of this artist results in "gorgeous triple part harmonies and distinct guitar tones" (Exclaim! Feb. 2014). Samantha, who also plays acoustic and resonator guitar on the recording, fuses gospel, roots and blues that is ripe for 21st century audiences. Send The Nightingale is the soundtrack for courage, anger, love, and vulnerability all rolled in to one stunning package. In a short time, Samantha Martin has been featured at festivals of all kinds, including: Calgary Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Dawson City Music Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Summerfolk Festival and Shelter Valley Folk Festival. In November 2014, Toronto blues fans were introduced to Martin’s dynamic voice when she was featured in the Toronto Blues Society’s annual Women’s Blues Review at Massey Hall, followed by, opening for the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama at Roy Thompson Hall. Her upcoming official showcases at the Toronto Blues Society’s Blues Summit (Toronto, Jan. 2015) and Folk Alliance International Conference (Kansas City, Feb. 2015) are sure to keep this big- voice-little-lady busy for future years to come.
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TDMS Dating Game
Today is the big day!!! — Sponsored by ChristianMingle.comOur Dating Game contestant James has found TWO women who he'd like to bring on his all expenses paid chauffeur driven date night to Sassafraz in Yorkville then to the best view of the city at the Panorama Lounge. James will call up his two prospective dates and ask them his top 5 questions! (Drew & Tim The Tool will join in like immature 6th graders, so as a thank you to the girls for being such good sports, ChristianMingle.com will give each of them a free 1 year membership!)
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Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!
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This week on The Pub Crawl:
Sheila Wray Gregoire - Author of The Good Girls Guide to Great Sex
1/ If women aren't “harmed” by reading erotica like “50 Shades Of Grey” then why can't men look at porn?
2/ If sex inevitably gets boring in most marriages, then as long as we don't get all “Ghomeshi” on our spouse, what's wrong with a little bondage and a little pain and a few toys?
3/ Is it realistic to expect that a marriage can honestly recover from an affair? And is “hanging in” because divorce is a “sin” ever NOT the “right” thing to do?
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