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The Millennial Mission Podcast - Parenting, Personal Finance, and Purpose for the Christian Millennial Couple

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Lazy, entitled, selfish: those are just some of the things people are calling the millennial generation, but are the stigmas true?We’re The Adkins. We are a millennial couple, and this question is something we have become obsessed with finding the answer to. We admit that our generation has some fla… read more

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Unexpected Part 5: The Unexpected Life After Abortion with Bettye Nicole

September 30th, 2022


Bettye Nicole is a dear friend with an incredible story.

Today Bettye vulnerably and candidly shares her story of abortion, infant loss, and the …

157. Unexpected Part 4: The Unexpected Road to Infertility and Foster Care with Lisa Robertson

September 29th, 2022


Lisa Robertson was striving for everything the American dream had to promise, and everything was going picture perfect when suddenly she and her husband were faced with a major tragedy and left to face the road of …

156. Unexpected Part 3: The Unexpected Path into Foster Care Ministry with Nicole Bowman

September 28th, 2022


Nicole Bowman has always had a heart for vulnerable children, but she never saw where this path would take her.

After a long journey with infertility, …

155. Unexpected Part 2: Loving Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancy with Brooke Karmie

September 27th, 2022


Today we are sharing part 2 of our Unexpected series.

Brooke Karmie has worked in the pro-life space for nearly 5 years and currently works at a pregnancy center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Many people do not understand pregnancy …

154. Unexpected Part 1: Our Story of Unexpected Pregnancy

September 21st, 2022


**Disclaimer-This is a sensitive topic and covers points that may not be appropriate for children. Viewer discretion is advised.**

Unexpected: Imperfectly and Unexpectedly Going Places That God Calls Us

Today Corey and I …

153. Some of You Are Doing a Good Job, and Some of You Are Not

September 6th, 2022


This week we are talking about all kinds of things, including a challenge that Corey gave me (Bethany): spelling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

No, but really, today we are talking about priorities, attitude, and …

152. Don’t Underestimate the Power of Words

August 30th, 2022


One of the best things about having kids is that we often need to be reminded of the lessons we teach them. This week I (Bethany) am sharing about a lesson that I was walking Carter through, and it spurred me on to this …

151. What Do You Do When You Need Rest?

August 23rd, 2022


Today on the show, we are talking about rest with the lovely Melanie Redd. Melanie is an author, speaker, wife, and mom, and it was such a pleasure having her on the show.

Before diving into the topic of rest, I had to …

150. All Good Things Must Come to an End

August 16th, 2022


Man, oh, man. How in the world did summer fly by so quickly?!

It seems like just yesterday we were telling you all that we were taking a break, and now we are back recording. While the time flew by, we are so happy to be …

149. To Hell With This Podcast

May 24th, 2022


Earlier this year, we talked about how we were working on living more intentionally and slowing down. Rest is not something that comes easily to either of us. We had a goal to read "To Hell With the Hustle" and "The …

148. “Lighten Up Bubs!” - Stop Taking Life So Ding Dang Seriously!

May 10th, 2022


Can we just stop taking life so ding dang seriously!? Ding dang - it’s a thing…not made up and not stolen from anyone else…and Corey will definitely …

147. Letting go of the Lifejacket and Clinging to the Savior with Katy Weirich

May 3rd, 2022


Here at the Millennial Mission Podcast, we want to show you the good, the bad, and the beautiful of our guests’ stories and as we share Christian …

146. The Mother of All Fights with Erin Soto

April 26th, 2022


Show Notes/Brief Summary/Blog Post

This week’s episode has a fantastic guest - motivational speaker, author, wellness activist, Stage 3 cancer survivor, wife, and mom - Erin Soto. Today, Erin graciously dives into her …

145. Makenna's Story - The Story Behind the "If Not Me Who" Shirt

April 21st, 2022


Today we are sharing the final episode diving into our clothing collection with Reignn Outfitters. We are talking about the meaning behind the “If …

144. Church, Arise! - with Brannon Marshall - Heart Behind the MM Collection

April 20th, 2022


This episode is part of a series we are doing for a collaboration collection with Reignn Outfitters, a local clothing company whose mission is to use …

143. Wear the Word - The Heart Behind Reignn Outfitters with Kay Shaffer

April 19th, 2022


The collection is here and we are so excited to release three episodes this week sharing the heart behind each item of clothing.

To kick off the week, …

142. Rooted Wrap Up - Living Life Intentionally

April 12th, 2022


We are wrapping up the Rooted Series this week with Part 5 and talking about how being rooted in all of the things we’ve touched on in Parts 1-4 impacts our specific family unit. We’ve chatted faith and friendships and …

141. Rooted Pt. 4 - Rooted in Community - Choosing and Pursuing it

April 5th, 2022


You all have probably heard the idiom “Blood is thicker than water” and most of us know it to mean that familial or blood-related relationships are stronger than non-familial relationships. On today’s episode, we …

140. Rooted Part 3 - Rooted in Real Life - The Problem with Social Media Influencers

March 29th, 2022


This episode in the Rooted series is a topic I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while. I’ve been wrestling through this episode because I wanted to ensure that I’m coming at it from the right angle, with the right heart. …

139. Rooted Part 2: Friendship- “Inconvenience is Often Worth It” with Alli Corley and Lisa Robertson

March 22nd, 2022


Lisa and Alli are back with me this week for Part 2 of our Rooted series, and I’m just so excited for this week’s episode because we are talking about such a fun but important topic - friendship! I thought that I knew …

138. Rooted Part 1: Faith- “Be Willing To Say Yes” with Alli Corley and Lisa Robertson

March 15th, 2022


Would you describe yourself or your family as rooted? In your faith? In friendships? In your community? 

In today’s episode, we are kicking off a new …

137. Nothing is Wasted with Stephanie Byler from The French Rooster

March 8th, 2022


Have you ever gone through a difficult season and wished it never happened?

Life is beautiful, but it can also be full of days of discouragement and …

136. What if it’s Actually Going to Be OK? with Nicole Zasowski

March 1st, 2022


Have you ever found yourself avoiding joy because of fear of the letdown when something bad comes along?

I thought I was the only one who felt this way for a long time. I found myself in the middle of a good day, …

135. Cancel Culture and Censorship. Yikes.

February 22nd, 2022


Today we are talking about cancel culture and censorship—two things that are hot topics right now. But just to be clear, we aren’t diving into these …

134. Feeling Burned Out?

February 15th, 2022


Has anyone else been feeling like they have been running on all cylinders and about ready to combust?

What the heck is causing it? Today we are sharing our thoughts on this topic and inviting you along on our studies on …

133. At Your Breaking Point?

February 8th, 2022


The last two years have been packed full of changes, obstacles, and trials.  In addition to everyday challenges, we’ve all dealt with COVID, cancel …

132. Didn’t Make Resolutions for 2022?! Us Either!

January 18th, 2022


Wheew! We certainly hope you guys enjoyed your holiday break as much as we did!

A lot of changes have been happening in the Adkins household, and we …

131. Un-SUCK your Christmas Season: The Sequel + $300 Giveaway

November 30th, 2021


It’s our last episode of 2021, can you even believe it?!

Just like last year, we will be taking off December but wanted to leave you with an episode …

130. Get your Crap Together with Weekly Resets

November 23rd, 2021


We’ve talked about family meetings before,  today we are diving into the nitty gritty per your requests. 

Think you have it all together and have no need for family meetings? You’re still going to want to listen because …

129. Obedience is Hard

November 16th, 2021


Today we are talking about obedience. The truth is obedience is hard, but at the end of the day we have to choose: 

Will we obey and trust God even in the unseen, or will we choose our own ways and deal with the …

128. Feeling like you’ve lost all hope?

November 9th, 2021


If you've been feeling discouraged by all that going on in the world, like you're life is messy, or that everything around you is beyond all repair, first we want to say welcome to the club because I think we've all …

127. Why we should talk about the things that no one wants to: A candid conversation on sin, trust, biblical marriage, and more with Lindsey Maestas

November 2nd, 2021


So it’s a pretty long title this week. And that’s because we have one of our wonderful friends, Lindsey Maestas BACK on the show again. 

You guys, …

126. Navigating the Tension Between Patience and Persistence with Ken Coleman

October 26th, 2021


Have you ever found yourself wishing away a difficult or uncertain season in order to arrive at your dream destination?

What if we told you that those …

125. Making your Home a Place of Mission with Victoria Duerstock

October 19th, 2021


When is the last time you have invited someone into your home to sit down and dive into the parts of life that go deeper than everyday conversation?

If this isn’t something that you do, or have done recently, what’s …

124. How am I supposed to show up in the world?

October 12th, 2021


Today we shared a conversation with one of our good friends Stephanie Clarisse. You guys might remember Stephanie as we have had her on the show previously. Stephanie has her own podcast called 500 Seconds to Joy where …

123. Unplanned Grace: Tackling the Topic of Unplanned Pregnancy with Natasha Smith

October 5th, 2021


Last week I told you Corey and I were going to start being more vocal about our convictions on the show, and here we are.

Today we are sharing a …

122. Feeling Unseen? This One is for You.

September 27th, 2021


Feeling discouraged about where you’re at in life?

We get it. We’ve been there. We are there. 

Today we are back after an unexpected two week break, and we are diving right into our reflection about where we are in life. …

121. Want to discover your True Purpose? with Stephanie Shackelford and Bill Denzel

September 7th, 2021


"What should I do with my life? 

What is my purpose?

What should I do next?" 

If you have ever asked any of the above questions, you are absolutely in …

120. 8 Things we are Doing Right Now to Live a Life of Purpose

August 31st, 2021


Living a life of purpose has become a super daunting, high pressure thing in today’s society. We’ve become so hyper focused on finding our “passions” and not getting it wrong that we forget to keep living.

Today we are …

119. Make your Life Easier by Having These Notes in your Phone

August 24th, 2021


Ever made a to-do list on a piece of paper, and then lost the paper?

Communication, organization, and being on the same page are all things Corey and I have struggled through. Over the last several years, we have tried …

118. Stop Living for the Weekends and Start Living Your Purpose With Jeff Ragan from KiZE Concepts

August 17th, 2021


We’ve all had that job that causes us to dread Sunday nights, and count down the minutes until Friday at 5pm. Some of you might even be living that now.

Today we are talking with Jeff Ragan from KiZE concepts. Jeff …

117. Putting it all on the Line with Jesse Johnson-Brower

August 10th, 2021


When you are in the thick of it it is hard to see how God is orchestrating your life. How would you think someone who graduated highschool with a 2.0 …

116. Communication is Key-Stop Having a Surface Level Marriage

August 3rd, 2021


Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions in your marriage? It's just another day. Or have you felt like you are working towards different things and not together? You’re just not on the same page.

We …

114. Faith Over Feelings with Lenya Heitzig

July 20th, 2021


Today we are chatting with Lenya Heitzig. Lenya is an author, pastor’s wife, speaker and today she is sharing her unique story with us. 

While Lenya is a pastor’s wife now, that’s not anything she ever dreamed in her …

113. Life Hacks from the Adkins

July 13th, 2021


Ok we all love life hacks. Who doesn’t love a little shortcut here or there to make their lives a little easier? Can you blame us? 

Today, we are sharing some of our favorite everyday life hacks. Some you might already …

112. 5 Questions to Spark Conversation with your Kids

July 6th, 2021


What are your conversations like with your kids? If you are anything like us, they go something like this:

Us: “How was your day?”

Kid: “Good.”

Us: “What did you do?”

Kid: “Played.” or “Learned.” or “I don’t remember.”


111. Raising Boys to be Men on Mission with John Eldredge

June 29th, 2021


In today’s world, where being a man or a woman is controversial, what true masculinity and femininity were created to be, can be confusing. Today we …

110. Are your Weeks Chaos?! 5 Ways to Set Your Week up for Success

June 22nd, 2021


Life is busy and sometimes chaotic! At the end of the day or the week, have you ever said “What just happened? The house is a mess, the car is a mess, I have nothing clean to wear, and I have no idea what any of us are …

109. What are you Waiting For? with Jonathan Evans

June 15th, 2021


Why do we always put off what we know we need to be doing today, until tomorrow?

Jonathan Evans is a Chaplain for the NFL, author, speaker, husband and father, and today he shared so much insight with us about the …

108. What are we Even Doing with our Lives???

June 8th, 2021


Are we living in a houseboat? Moving to Sri Lanka? Moving back to SoCal? Nashville anyone? Living in an RV? Or Staying in Ohio?


We have not had clarity on what is next for us for quite some time. Over the past thirty …

107. No Screens for 30 Days is Over, Did We Even Learn Anything?

June 1st, 2021


Our 30 days of no TV and Social Media is officially over! Or is it?


While we thought on day 30 we’d be running back to Netflix, and re-downloading Facebook and Instagram, other plans may have taken place. Today we are …

106. Parenting with Purpose with Jimmy and Kristin Scroggins

May 25th, 2021


You guys are lucky today’s episode even exists, because if I (Bethany) had caved into my selfish desires, I’d have cancelled this interview and used this hour with today’s guests all to ourselves for some one-on-one …

105. Plant the Seeds and Follow the Gentle Nudges with Natasha Rohr

May 18th, 2021


This episode is extra special to me (Bethany) because it’s a bit of a full circle moment.


For those of you who have been here since the beginning, …

104. Do You Struggle with Hard Conversations? with Nicole Unice

May 11th, 2021


I (Bethany) have been WAITING to share this episode with you, and I’m so glad that today is finally the day!


Nicole Unice is a counselor, leadership …

103. Blinders On and Blinds Down!

May 6th, 2021


Today, we are giving you an update as we are nine days into our social media and t.v. fast/detox/whatever we are calling it.  


We are sharing how it’s going, what our favorite parts are so far, and some lessons we are …

102. Why We Fail When We Count on Our Own Strength with Jeannie Cunnion

May 4th, 2021


If I (Bethany) saw this topic on a podcast episode five years ago, I more than likely would have moved right past it and said it wasn’t for me. 


The …

101. Will What You Do Have a Lasting Impact? with Dale and Brian Karmie

April 27th, 2021


Dale and Brian Karmie are brothers who were successfully climbing the corporate ladder, checking all of the boxes that culture set out for them, and …

100. We Got Rid of Our Kids’ Screen Time and Here’s What Happened

April 20th, 2021


Do you notice a change in behavior when your kids have had too much screen time or is it just us?


Today Corey and I are having a conversation about what happened when we realized that our kids were watching WAY too much …

99. Unshakable Mindset in the Face of Fear

April 15th, 2021


Stop living in fear and start living in the freedom of who God made you to be. Do you let fear grab a hold of your mindset or do you give it all to …

98. Life Update: New Baby, Waiting Seasons, and What's Next for Us

April 13th, 2021


It’s been a while since we gave you all a good old fashioned life update, so here we are! Today we are sharing about life as a family of five, and …

97. Do You Have the Mindset of a Leader? with Dan Owolabi

April 8th, 2021


Do you find yourself in mental slumps struggling to get out? 


As you guys know, this month we are learning all about mindset, the role it plays in …

96. Do You Have a Mission in Your Marriage? with Aaron and Jamie Ivey

April 6th, 2021


Aaron and Jamie Ivey are a powerhouse couple from Texas. You have probably heard of them from their top ranked podcasts The Other Side and The Happy Hour, but even if you haven’t you’re going to be glad you tuned in …

95. Mindset Fuels Your Mission

April 1st, 2021


What is MINDSET and how does it play into living out our purpose?


My take on mindset is twofold. The first thing I think about when I think of …

94. Topic Recap: Is There a Place for Health and Fitness in Christianity? with Clare Smith

March 25th, 2021


We have been talking this month about health, fitness, and whether or not this is something we should truly be prioritizing. Does it truly play a …

93. Mentorship… Is it Really that Important? with Kelsey Chapman

March 23rd, 2021


Mentorship vs Discipleship… What is the difference? Listen to today’s episode to find out. In this episode we chat with Kelsey Chapman, and author and podcast host. Kelsey shares her purpose journey of studying abroad …

92. Fitness and Purpose... Are They Intertwined? with Kim Wagler

March 18th, 2021


Does being fit help you to Rise Up and live out the purpose you were designed for? We think so. What if you are just a dad, mom, teacher, mechanic, nurse, or business owner? If high performing entrepreneurs think that …

91. What Can You Do to Make Their Day? With Karen Ehman

March 16th, 2021


Have you ever had someone do something random but super thoughtful for you? Have you ever wanted to do something like that for someone else but you …

90. Is Health Really Just About Eating the Right Foods?! With Michelle and Brad Smith from the Whole Smiths

March 11th, 2021


As you guys know, the focus topic for the month is health. But what does it actually mean to be truly healthy? If you’re anything like me, this is a …

89. Who Says You Have to Choose? Combining Two Passions into One with Kelly Stumpe, The Car Mom

March 9th, 2021


Today we are chatting with Kelly Stumpe, The Car Mom and you guys are going to LOVE THIS EPISODE.  Kelly is a whiz when it comes to all things cars, especially when it comes to family cars.


Kelly grew up in the car …

88. Should Mission Driven People Be Concerned About Their Health?

March 4th, 2021


In this episode we introduce the topic of health. Now before you go running away… It is not what you are probably thinking. These popular dieting …

87. How Often Should You Change Your Underwear?

March 2nd, 2021


This episode is more light hearted and fun. We posted on Instagram for you to ask us anything, and you did. We even get into how often I (Corey) change my underwear!??...


Listen to this week’s episode to hear us answer …

86. Topic Recap: Turning Your Trials into a Victory Story with Larry Rose

February 25th, 2021


Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do innocent babies die of cancer? Is my life hard as a result of my poor decisions? Should I just throw …

85. Here’s to Nine Years: All the Dirty Deets on our Last Nine Years of Marriage

February 23rd, 2021


Our wedding anniversary is this week, so we thought it would be fun to ask each other questions reflecting on our last nine years of marriage.


Some …

84. Use Your Trials to Live Life to The Fullest with Rachel Awtrey

February 18th, 2021


Rachel Awtrey is a podcaster and online encourager, and like a lot of us--she is in a place where she never thought she’d find herself. Is life ever …

83. It's not the big things, but the little things: The Importance of being Intentional in Parenthood with Carter and Liberty Adkins

February 16th, 2021


Today we decided to do something a little different on the podcast. We had the brilliant (or not so brilliant) idea to interview our kids about our …

82. Grief, Infant Loss, and Making an Impact through Unexpected Tragedy With Ashley Opliger

February 11th, 2021


Did you know 1 in 4 women experience miscarriage? If this is such a common thing that people face, why is it so taboo?


Today we talk with Ashley Opliger about her story of losing her first daughter, Bridget. Ashley’s …

81. Finding Hope After Suicide with Kayla Stoecklein

February 9th, 2021


Today on the show we had the absolute honor to share a conversation with Kayla Stoecklein. Kayla is a mom to three adorable little boys and she lives …

80. Stop Pretending to Have the Perfect Life: Your Struggles Are Your Victory Story

February 4th, 2021


Today we are introducing our Thursday topic for February, and it’s a good one.


How many times have you felt less than, like a failure, or like you’re the only one with struggles?! We for sure have--and the easiest thing …

79. Does Studying the Bible Feel Overwhelming to You? With Kristy Cambron

February 2nd, 2021


Do you ever find yourself avoiding studying the bible because it feels overwhelming?


Today we are talking with Kristy Cambron about a new way to study scripture. Kristy is a vintage-inspired storyteller, writing both …

78. It's Time for us to RISE UP

January 28th, 2021


Why are you just sitting there doing nothing?!


Over the last month, we have taken a deeper dive into the topic of Millennials. Who are we, what are we doing well, and what do we need to improve on? We had Arden Bevere …

77. Debt Update: Is it FINALLY time to move out of the Apartment?!

January 26th, 2021


Alright you guys, the first debt update of the year is here! As you know, we took most of the fourth quarter of 2020 to use some of our extra money and thank people who have helped us along the way AND THEN Christmas …

76. Millennials: The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly

January 21st, 2021


One thing we always ask at the end of our guest interviews is: “What’s one thing millennials are doing well, and one thing they could be doing …

75. Let’s Stop Avoiding the Hard Things with our Kids

January 19th, 2021


Being a parent is such a huge responsibility and an amazing privilege. It’s so cool to see a tiny infant grow and transform into a grown human that …

74. How to ‘Confront the Labels that Limit Us’ with Arden Bevere

January 14th, 2021


As we explained in Tuesday’s episode, our Thursday focus topic for the remainder of the month is Millennials. We could not think of a better person …

73. Thursdays are About to Make us ALL a Whole Lot Better--Listen to Find Out Why!

January 12th, 2021


As you guys know, we have been doing two episodes per week for quite a while now. For some time, we have done our general life updates, debt updates, and purpose interviews on Tuesdays and then on Thursdays we have been …

72. Stop Romanticizing Your Dreams and Get to Work with Allison Fallon

January 7th, 2021


Allison Fallon has a really cool story that is so in line with what we talk about here on The Millennial Mission Podcast. She started out as a …

71. What’s Holding you Back?! with Hannah Brencher

January 5th, 2021


Today I (Bethany) was excited to take on this interview with Hannah Brencher solo. Corey was at basketball, and while I love his company on the …

70. If You Had to do 2020 All Over Again, Would You?

December 29th, 2020


2020 has been quite the year, and today we are reflecting on the wins, losses, and lessons learned throughout all of it. A lot of us faced cancelled plans, unexpected tragedy, and so much more. We’d be willing to bet at …

69. Three Ways to Un-SUCK Your Christmas Season

December 1st, 2020


2020 has SUCKED! From the COVID Coronavirus pandemic, to people suffering from unemployment, losing a business, depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug …

68. Want to Know the True Key to Happiness?

November 26th, 2020


Do you ever feel restless, like you are in need of something more?Today we are talking all about comparison, envy, complacency, and a lot of those junky emotions we get that cause us to feel unhappy. So much of our …

67. Do you Know your Values or do you Live Based on the Opinions of Others? with Shawna Scafe

November 24th, 2020


Today we had the opportunity to chat with Shawna Scafe about living a life on purpose. We talk about everything from the importance of decluttering …

66. PARENTING: Are You Disciplining Your Kids All Wrong? With Wendy Snyder

November 19th, 2020


Wendy Snyder is a positive parenting educator, family life coach, and founder of The Fresh Start family. Today Wendy dives into what it takes to raise a strong willed child, and this episode very quickly turned into a …

65. Paying Off Over $90,000 of Debt in 1 YEAR with Trevor Oldham

November 17th, 2020


Trevor Oldham is a 23 year old entrepreneur, and today he is talking to us about how he started his business and got out of over $90,000 of student …

64. PARENTING: Does Praying For Our Kids Truly Make a Difference? with Jodie Berndt

November 12th, 2020


We know that prayer is important, but does praying specifically for the desires that we have for our kids actually make a difference, or does God's plan take place either way? As parents, Corey and I always have prayed …

63. Your Life is Never Too Messy For Redemption with Trafficking Survivor Holly Christine Hayes

November 10th, 2020


Holly Christine Hayes is a human trafficking survivor who now runs an anti trafficking organization called the Sanctuary Project. Today, Holly not …

62. PARENTING: What it Actually Takes to Be The "Perfect Parent" with Cynthia Yanof

November 5th, 2020


This week we chatted with Cynthia Yanof from the Pardon the Mess Podcast. Cynthia is a veteran mom with so much insight on what it means to actually be the "perfect" parent. If you find yourself frequently beating …

61. Failure Does Not Define You with Lindsey Maestas

November 3rd, 2020


This week we are sharing our conversation with Lindsey Maestas from The Living Easy Podcast. Today, Lindsey shares all about her journey from a life of selfishness to a life of living out her God-Given Purpose. She …

60. PARENTING: We MIGHT Have A Solution For ALLLLLL Those Questions Your Kids Ask!

October 29th, 2020


Do your kids ask a million questions or is it just ours? As parents, answering the many questions in the craziness of life has been a challenge. They want to know, and "just because" is not a good enough answer. …

59. Finances and Financial Stewardship: Our Debt Journey

October 27th, 2020


Today we are sharing an interview that we were part of on the All The Things podcast with host Lindsey Maestas. We talked all about our debt journey, the trials we have faced along the way, and the lessons we have …

58. PARENTING: Our Family Pledge

October 22nd, 2020


This week we are sharing something that we have implemented with our kids to help with their attitudes and thoughts. It's not anything we are perfect at, or that we can even say that we do every single day, but when we …

57. These Six Things Changed the Trajectory of Our Lives

October 20th, 2020


Over the years, there have been a handful of things that we have implemented to make our lives easier, better, and more impactful. Some of them …

56. PARENTING: Is Pursuing Our Passions During Parenthood Selfish?

October 15th, 2020


Becoming a parent is one of the most life altering things that we experience. It is a beautiful, fun-filled journey, but it also comes with much …

55. Feeling Like You Lack a Sense of Community? Learn How to Find Connection with Emily Siegel

October 13th, 2020


Friendship. It's something that we don't really talk much about as busy adults, but are Millennials lacking this important key to a thriving life? We …

54. PARENTING: Why We Don't Make Our Kids Do Chores

October 8th, 2020


You heard us right! We don't make our kids do chores. Today we are talking all about why that is, and sharing what it is that we actually do to make …

53. If You're a Millennial, You're Probably Missing This One Thing

October 6th, 2020


This week we are talking about a major attribute that we think is missing in the Millennial generation. Think you've got it all figured out? Think again because this is definitely a lost art that we are hoping to grab …

52. PARENTING: We Wanted to Hear From YOU--Listener Thoughts on 'Why I Didn't Rebel' by Rebecca Lindenbach

October 1st, 2020


This episode is a little out of the ordinary, but we are so excited about it! We asked a few of our listeners to read the book 'Why I Didn't Rebel' and share their pressing thoughts--and then we added in a little …

51. How Can I Be Sure I am Pursuing the Right Plan for my Life? with Pastor Ryan Sharp

September 29th, 2020


This week we are talking with Pastor Ryan Sharp. While we were living in California, we were lucky enough to attend church at Impact which is the church where Ryan is head pastor. Not only did we learn so much from his …

50. PARENTING: The Importance of a Family Name

September 24th, 2020


What's the first thing people think when they hear your last name? This week we talk about the importance of a family name and why we instill this responsibility in our kids so young.

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49. "Standing Strong" in Who God has Called You to Be with Alli Worthington

September 22nd, 2020


Alli Worthington is a bestselling author, speaker, and business coach, and we are honored to have her on our podcast this week. She has an amazing story that ties so amazingly into purpose and the faith that it takes to …

48. How to Be A Purpose Driven Millennial in Your Marriage, Job, and Life

September 15th, 2020


Meredith and Justin Boggs are Nashville natives who are crushing the Millennial game. Not only are they an amazing power couple, but like us, they love to share the REAL parts of life. We covered a lot in this …

46. September Debt Update!

September 8th, 2020


Our September debt update is here!!!

How to Own Your FInances So They Don't Own You

Free Budget Sheet

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45. A Conversation About Grief After Unexpected Loss with the Adkins Brothers

September 1st, 2020


Bethany Here--I am so happy that I get to call these three men my family. Today, we are sharing a conversation that Corey and his brothers Nick and Christian had about how they dealt with grief after losing their dad …

44. Miscarriage Update + Ways to Support Someone Walking This Journey

August 25th, 2020


Hey everyone! You all have been so supportive as we have shared our journey through miscarriage. Our first episode on this topic had a massive response, and we were overwhelmed by the amount of people who have gone …

43. Some Random Thoughts on Pursuing Your Passions Even in the Midst of Parenthood

August 18th, 2020


Today is a more casual episode where Corey and I share some recent thoughts we've been having about pursuing dreams as parents. Is it selfish or is it a great example and learning opportunity?  We'd love to hear your …

42. Trusting God with the Unknown with Lisa Robertson

August 11th, 2020


Today we share our interview with Lisa Robertson who talks about how she had her fairytale life until it was turned upside down by an unexpected …

41. How to Own Your Finances So They Don't Own You

August 4th, 2020


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40. Should I Homeschool This Year? Q&A on School Options

July 28th, 2020


With all that's going on in the world right now, lots of questions are being raised about what route to take for school this year. This week, Jaime …

39. Finding Purpose and Joy on the Other Side of Postpartum Depression with Stephanie Clarisse

July 21st, 2020


Stephanie Clarisse is a wife, mom, coach, and fellow podcast host. Today Stephanie shares the struggles that she had post-partum, gave some tips on what she did to overcome those struggles, and talked about how all of …

38. Your Limitations Are Just An Excuse with Aaron Golub

July 14th, 2020


Aaron Golub is the first legally blind D1 athlete, a NFL free agent, and a keynote speaker--and this week's episode is packed full of amazing insight …

37. How Do I Encourage My Kids to Step into Their Purpose? with Rebecca Lindenbach, Author of Why I Didn't Rebel

July 7th, 2020


Today we had a great talk with Rebecca Lindenbach who is the author of the book, "Why I didn't Rebel." I cannot tell you how much this book has impacted us in our parenting, so it was an honor to get to pick Rebecca's …

36. End of June Debt Update + Staying Disciplined When Your Budget isn't as Tight

June 30th, 2020


Here's our end of June Debt Update! We love sharing these with you guys, and LOVE even more when you guys reach out and let us know you're doing this along side with us! We love this community, and appreciate you all …

35. An Open Conversation About Current Events and Black Lives with Rennie Curran

June 25th, 2020


BONUS EPISODE: Earlier this week you heard us talk with Rennie Curran, and today he was gracious enough to sit down and share some dialogue with us about all that is going on in the world right now. As we said in this …

34. Your Purpose is Bigger than You with Rennie Curran

June 23rd, 2020


Rennie Curran is a former NFL player, author, speaker, and CEO at Game Changer Coaching. This week we had the opportunity to talk with him about qualities that were instilled in him as a kid that helped him pursue his …

33. Finding the Confidence to Pursue Your Purpose with Ashley Spriggs

June 16th, 2020


Ashley Spriggs is a mom, wife to a busy youth pastor, AND the CEO of her own business. This week we had the opportunity to ask Ashley how she balances it all. She also openly shares her story about how she got to where …

32. How Can I Build My Credit Score without Getting into Debt?

June 9th, 2020


Starting out adulthood debt free seems like an amazing step in the right direction, however, there is one problem that it seems many young adults run …

31. Learning to Adapt to Transitions and Let God Lead with Nichole Criss

June 2nd, 2020


Nichole Criss is a total gem of a person, and also just so happens to be my (Bethany) piano teacher! This week, we talk to Nichole about how the …

30. Learning to Make Your Negative Attributes Work to Your Advantage with Jaime McLaughlin

May 26th, 2020


This week we are talking to Jaime McLaughlin who graciously shares her story about how she went from a rebellious and defiant teenage girl to a …

29. Giving Up on Millennials is Not the Answer with Author and Speaker Grant Skeldon

May 19th, 2020


Today, we had the opportunity to interview the author of The Passion Generation, Grant Skeldon! His book offers a fresh perspective on bridging the gap between the generations. I enjoyed it so much that I have bought …

28. Debt Update During the Pandemic + Where Did Our Stimulus Money Go?!

May 12th, 2020


We've gotta admit that we never anticipated that we'd be dealing with a pandemic at any point during this journey, but here we are.  Today we share our most recent numbers in our journey to a debt free life. Listen in …

27. We're Back! + The Millennial Mission Explained

May 5th, 2020


YOU GUYS! We are so incredibly excited to be back! As you have seen on social media, we have spent the last month or so working hard behind the scenes to improve our podcast for you guys. This week we spend some time …

26. I'll take my Coronavirus with a little lime!

March 24th, 2020


This is what happens when I let Corey name the podcast episode! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Our thoughts on the Coronavirus, and a special announcement about the podcast!

25. Are You a Person of Integrity?

March 10th, 2020


This week we spend some time talking about the obstacles that you might face when trying to change and be a better person. We discuss some of the qualities of a person of integrity, and how to work toward being a person …

24. How to Include Your Kids in Your Debt Journey

March 3rd, 2020


Heres our first debt update of 2020! We hope you guys are crushing your goals this year and find some inspiration in this episode to keep going!

More …

23. Bringing Light to Miscarriage and Loss

February 25th, 2020


Hey guys, this week’s episode is pretty heavy, so if you are sensitive to the topic of miscarriage, you might want to skip over this episode. I never …

22. Damon West - The Coffee Bean

February 18th, 2020


Damon is a best selling author of The Coffee Bean, which he co-wrote with Jon Gordon, as well as The Change Agent. He is a sought after speaker, …

21. Why am I Even Here?

February 4th, 2020


This week we discuss and digest what we have learned from the purpose interviews so far. We quickly realized that our own views on purpose have …

20. Clare Smith - Purpose is Something Bigger Than Yourself

January 28th, 2020


Clare Smith is a multi-passionate powerhouse and woman of God, and we are so excited that we had the opportunity to chat with her. From working in …

19. Ezra Gentle - Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

January 21st, 2020


Ezra is a serial entrepreneur who works in the film industry in Los Angeles, CA. In this episode we talk about going against the status quo, and the …

15. Whitney Fenimore - Trust the Process

November 19th, 2019


Whitney Fenimore is an amazingly talented musician who currently resides in Nashville, and we were so excited to have the chance to chat with her about pursuing a career in music! Whitney was actually a contestant on …

14. Random Thoughts and Keeping it REAL

November 12th, 2019


From the escape of entertainment to joining the hypocrite club! From intentional living to trending headlines! This podcast is a rollercoaster ride …

12. Marriage Problems

October 31st, 2019


Does anyone elses husband have an internal alarm that dings for them to shave their entire body in the bathroom sink seconds after you've cleaned it?


How about a wife that leaves the bathroom door open when she's using …

11. Sarah Sliman - From Victim to Victor in the Making

October 21st, 2019


Corey and I absolutely adore Sarah and everything she stands for.

Sarah is a fitness guru, personal trainer, and speaking from experience, an …

10. Life Update: Patience, Perseverance, and Trust

October 15th, 2019


 Link: Show Notes



As time goes on and The Adkins HighlightREAL transforms, we have decided to give our updates less frequently in the form of a podcast. We are thinking the updates will be every month or every other …

9. Do We All Have a Purpose?

October 7th, 2019


 Link: Show Notes



For a good part of my life, I struggled with the answer to this question.


Finding the truths behind this question were and still are a big part of why The Adkins Highlight REAL was born.


I have never …

8. Keisha: Sometimes Struggle can be the Catalyst to Your Purpose

October 1st, 2019


In life we all face dark seasons, and Keisha was no different. Keisha faced an uhealthy relationship due to addiction and despite her best efforts, divorce ended up being part of her story. While none of us ever wish to …

7. Lorie Karmie - Purpose Does Not Always Equal Happiness

September 5th, 2019


In this episode we interview Lorie Karmie as a part of our Highlight REAL purpose series. Lorie Karmie is an absolutely amazing wife and mom who has …

6. The Truth About Millennials

August 27th, 2019


Beth and I discuss our thoughts on Millennials.

Do you like man-buns, vape pens, and capri pants?... Me either, but look in the mirror Jason, and lose …

4. Goal Setting

August 7th, 2019


People that we referred to in the podcast:


·      Rachel and Dave Hollis—The Last 90 Days

·      Danika Brysha

·      Allie Casazza

·      Andy Frisella

3. Corey Adkins - From Zero to Zero Still on the Journey

July 29th, 2019


The self stated Zero to Zero. Born to parents still in high school. Living in a trailer park to middle class. Hyperventilating in his first …

2. Bethany Adkins - The Beginning

July 22nd, 2019


On this episode, we take a deeper dive into Bethany’s story, her struggles, and how the Adkins Highlight REAL was born.

More on The Millennial …

1. AHR Introduction Podcast

July 3rd, 2019


This episode is an introduction to our podcast. We brief over our story and explain the “why” and motivation behind The Adkins Highlight Real.



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