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Love & Hope

16 EpisodesProduced by David McElroyWebsite

Love & Hope isn’t advice about love from an expert. It’s confessional lessons from someone who keeps losing his way on the long search for the love and connection we all need. Each episode is about 20 to 30 minutes.

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The end of the beginning

April 8th, 2020


UPDATE: The world has changed since Love & Hope started on Jan. 1, in ways that none of us expected. I’ve tried to adjust this show to the present reality, but the concept isn’t really adequate to cover what’s going …

Things we never learned in school

April 1st, 2020


Episode 14 — If we are about to face the financial meltdown which I fear is being triggered right now, everything is about to change for all of us. …

Love in the age of reckoning

March 25th, 2020


Episode 13 — When something has been wrong for a long time — or when books have been out of balance — there eventually comes a day of reckoning. That’s when debits and credits are added up and there’s either a credit or …

Pausing in the midst of fear

March 18th, 2020


Episode 12 — This is a very short episode this week and it’s not in my normal format. As you all know, there’s a crisis going on in the world right now and it has arrived in force all across the U.S. over the past 10 …

Fix your relationships before it’s too late

March 11th, 2020


Episode 11 — The quality of your life is determined largely by the meaning you find in the relationships you choose, but many of us end up with broken relationships that need to be repaired. What’s just as bad is that …

Counterfeit love is toxic

March 4th, 2020


Episode 10 — Nobody ever thinks he or she will end up in a love-less marriage, much less an abusive relationship with serious physical abuse. So why do so many people end up with partners who are either abusive or who …

The pointless pursuit of perfection

February 26th, 2020


Episode 9 — Have you ever found the love you thought you wanted but then lost the relationship because you picked it apart — and ultimately lost the …

A woman’s love changes everything

February 19th, 2020


Episode 8 — Why are people who fall in love so often willing to pay a tremendous price for the love they want? I first encountered this question as a child in the book of Genesis when I read about Jacob’s love for …

Will you be my Valentine?

February 12th, 2020


Episode 7 — I have horribly mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. I grew up being told that it’s a very artificial holiday made up by companies that …

Waking up from the longest dream

February 5th, 2020


Episode 6 — Everybody has some delusional expectations about life when he or she is young, but most people outgrow such things pretty quickly. I started out with bigger delusions — bigger expectations and plans — and …

Will you abandon me, too?

January 29th, 2020


Episode 5 — Our relationships with our parents often lay the foundation for what our future romantic relationships will be like. My mother abandoned me when I was a child and it took me many years to figure out that I …

Both of us are broken people

January 22nd, 2020


Episode 4 — When my first company failed shortly before my 30th birthday, it was the first real failure of my life. I felt like a complete failure and spent a year in depression. For the first time, I saw how broken I …

The narcissist who taught me to feel shame

January 15th, 2020


Episode 3 — My father wanted me to be just like him. Little did I know when I was young how close I came to becoming just like the narcissist who subjected me to emotional abuse for decades.

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Two women loved me, but I lost them both

January 8th, 2020


Episode 2 — When I was going to get married almost 12 years ago, I had to break the news to another woman who hoped I would choose her instead. I …

“What is wrong with me?!”

January 1st, 2020


Episode 1 — When I fell into deep depression in 2009, I hoped for a quick fix, but I was forced to confront my dysfunctional childhood — and I realized I had to make serious changes to myself if I ever really wanted to …

Intro—What’s this show all about?

December 26th, 2019


This is a brief explanation of what you’ll hear in Love&Hope in the future.

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