44 Jonathan + Monica Pokluda
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Today in episode 44 of Couple Things with Shawn and Andrew, we chat with Jonathan and Monica Pokluda. 

Jonathan, a pastor, and Monica, his partner in ministry, chat with us about their conflict series… we both felt impacted by this series and we’d recommend it to all of you. 

We also spoke about:

  • dating in a healthy way
  • expectations of a pastor family
  • verbal escalation
  • the greatest mistake a couple can make in conflict
  • tools for couples

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Last but not least, learn more about Jonathan and Monica Pokluda, and all they do at the links below.


Follow @jpokluda on IG ▶https://www.instagram.com/jpokluda/ 

‘Becoming Something’ Podcast ▶ https://jonathanpokluda.com/resources

Jonathan’s website! ▶ https://jonathanpokluda.com/about

Listen to the conflict series here ▶ https://www.harriscreek.org/sermons/?sapurl=LytmYzAwL2xiL21zLys2YmdwNWpiP2JyYW5kaW5nPXRydWUmZW1iZWQ9dHJ1ZQ== 

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