The Crystal Paine Show is dedicated to helping you embrace life right where you are and take practical steps to get where you want to go.

Crystal says, "My hope is that this podcast will serve as an inspiration to your week, a pause in your day to slow down and reflect a little, a looked-forward-to part of your weekly routine, a place where we can connect on a deeper level… and ultimately, I my desire is that you come away from listening to each episode feeling motivated to bloom where you are planted and take intentional steps to move in the direction you are longing to go."

Crystal is a wife, mom of 3, speaker, author, and online entrepreneur, best known for founding as well as

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144. You Were Made for This Moment (with Max Lucado)

Are you looking for your moment? I am really honored that we have in the studio today, Max Lucado. I shared with him early on that I only have people on the show, whose work, or life, or what they share has deeply impacted my life. Max Lucado is from Texas. He is an author,…

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143. A Love Languages Quiz

Do you know what your love languages are? Do you know what the love languages are of those close to you? Understanding how people give and receive love can make such a difference in our relationships. In this podcast, Jesse and I talk about what we’ve learned about love languages over the almost 19 years…

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142. Worship Suffocates Worry (with Katie Reid)

“Worship suffocates worry.” This powerful quote by Katie Reid has been challenging me ever since I read it in her book, Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done. When I’m feeling worry creeping in, when I’m starting to stress over the what if’s or unknowns, I want to choose worship…

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141. Living a Grace-Filled Life in a Stress-Filled World (with Ruth Chou Simons)

Do you feel like your days are filled with stress? In this episode of the podcast, I talk with Ruth Chou Simons all about living a grace-filled life in a stress-filled world.  Ruth Chou Simons is a best-selling author and founder of GraceLaced. She has been married to her husband Troy for 23 years and they…

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140. When Your Prayers Aren’t Answered Like You Hoped

Do you feel like your prayers are being ignored? This is something that has been on our hearts to share and a story that God is currently writing for us… of a decade of having a dream and a hope and not seeing prayers answers. But in hindsight, God was answering those prayers — just…

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139. Do This One Thing Every Morning (with Alison Lumbatis)

I am thrilled to have Alison Lumbatis on the podcast today to talk about one of the most important things you can do every morning to change your day — and your life! What’s that? Get dressed. I know it sounds simple and you might even be rolling your eyes right now, but I can…

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138. How to Keep Going When Life is Hard (with Lisa Whittle)

I’ve been talking with and hearing from so many people who are tired, weary, and just wanting to shut down. If you can relate to this, you will definitely want to listen to this week’s podcast episode! I’m talking with Lisa Whittle, the author of the brand-new book: The Hard Good: Showing Up for God…

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137. Dating vs. Courtship: Our honest thoughts

Our topic today – our takes on courtship and dating – might be considered a bit controversial by some! You may recall an early episode of the podcast in which we talked about our own history involving this topic, and if you did hear that episode, then you may also remember that we have a…

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136. Don’t Miss Out on This Superpower! (with Jeannie Cunnion)

Longtime listeners or new listeners who have gone back and listened to our older episodes may recall one of our early episodes in which we had Jeannie Cunnion on the show as a special guest to talk about how to be a happier mom! Well, Jeannie is back again this week to discuss her new book — how it…

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135. Answering your burning questions

It has been a while since we have done this, but we are bringing it back – that is, answering your burning questions! We tackle a variety of your questions today including how Jesse felt leaving his job as an attorney, which of us handles the bills and budgeting, how arguing between us pretty much always…

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