Irresponsible in talking about marriage
I am a long time listener and fan of this podcast, but over time my respect for JP has plummeted. In the last podcast in particular (“Live Q&A: R for Romance”) in response to questions about how to deal with sexual urges before marriage, his response was literally “get married!” Are you serious? In a world plagued by so much divorce and sexual dysfunctional, you really think encouraging young adults to get married so they can have sex is really God’s calling? What about an answer like “open your bible” or “channel that energy into something else (like exercise, reading, learning, etc.)”? Sex is a gift in marriage, NOT a reason to get married. I cannot tell you how many people will hear this and think they should get married so they can have sex, without the maturity to understand the spiritual, financial, moral, etc., responsibilities that come in committing to another person for life. Sex is a small part of marriage and telling someone to marry so they can do it makes sex the biggest! Now, obviously in saying “get married” he wasn’t literally saying “get married so you can have sex,” but not everyone will realize that! Not everyone will understand the depth behind words, so make sure they’re good advice at face value! Although I only listed this one example, immature and irresponsible ideals tend to prevail through many of JP’s sentiments. I know his intentions are good, but he ought to think through what he’s encouraging people to do before he broadcasts it. I’ll notice often Alayna will bring up a clarifying question to something JP has said, and he always just shuts her down with the same answer he gave before — not helpful. I encourage JP to take a step back and listen to Alayna a little more and actually give her good and thoughtful answers, because she appears to be the only one actually in touch with how the audience perceives your words.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts