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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153. 8 Ways I Simplify My Life

It’s so easy to over-complicate life. To completely miss simple solutions because they are, well, just too easy! Now, hear me out: I’m not saying you should be lazy or lax. What I am saying is that there’s no point in wasting a lot of time and energy on making life more complicated or difficult…

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152. What I Learned From a Year of Intentional Proximity

My word for 2021 was Show Up. (Okay, that’s two words, but who’s counting?) This simple phrase impacted so much of my year and served as a guide for how I lived my day-to-day. Any time I found out a friend was struggling or discouraged or just feeling overwhelmed or tired, I tried to stop…

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151. Surprise! I’m 15 weeks pregnant!

We’ve been keeping a secret for 11 weeks — I’m 15 weeks pregnant!!!! Yes, this news was possibly even more shocking than when we found out I was pregnant with Kierstyn after 10 years of infertility! In fact, we were so surprised, we waited a full week to tell our kids — which, if you…

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150. What We Learned in 2021

“I can’t do this. It’s too much. I’m scared.” I lay awake in bed pretty much all night long the first night Baby D arrived. I felt completely overwhelmed and in over my head. When they told us he had Down syndrome and a cleft lip (they didn’t realize he had a cleft palate, too)…

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149. Our December Bucket List

Welcome back! We unplugged for a few weeks; visiting family and friends in Kansas for Thanksgiving but we are excited to be back with another episode today! In this week’s episode, we not only talk about our December Bucket List but we also share an exciting Baby D update, what we’ve been reading, what is…

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148. Only Jesus Gets to Tell You Who You Are

Remember in last week’s podcast episode when we alluded to how you can often pre-decide a negative narrative about yourself and you can let that cloud all your interactions with others? Instead of hearing their kind words or assuming they are sharing something out of love, you hear and see everything through the lens of…

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147. How We {mostly} Stopped Arguing

In this week’s episode of the Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I share some of the lessons we’ve learned in our almost 19 years of marriage on how fight less and communicate with more grace and depth. We talk about practical strategies, personal development and growth, and how to approach difficult conversations that could potentially…

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146. A Surrendered Yes (with Rebekah Lyons)

Having open hands and an open heart is one part of A Surrendered Yes: 52 Devotions to Let Go and Live Free, the new book by Rebekah Lyons. A Surrendered Yes is also about living in the now. On today’s episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Rebekah and I talk about what it was like…

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145. Our Unexpected Adoption News

Surprise! If you follow me on Instagram, or Facebook, we already announced the big news, but on the podcast today, we get to tell the story behind the news. Listen in to hear all the details on our unexpected adoption story + we share what is saving our lives, books we’re reading, and more!  In…

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

It was an honor to have Max Lucado in studio recently to talk about his new book, You Were Made For This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow. We begin the conversation with me sharing about how his children’s book, You Are Special, deeply impacted my life. And then Max shared the really…

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