Sometimes truth shows up where you least expect it.

We could all use a minute – a minute to put up our feet, a minute to watch another episode or read another chapter, a minute to breathe. And that’s okay. Taking time to rest and enjoy yourself isn’t something to feel guilty about. And the truth is that show or that book might just have something holy to teach us.

I’m Mary, and I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome to a guilt-free corner of the internet where you can kick off your shoes, get comfy, and have a little fun. We’re going to talk about our favorite TV shows and movies, our book boyfriends and secret playlists, and anything else that reminds us about who we are, what’s most important, and even God.

Connecting the dots between everyday life and the Word of God makes my heart beat fast as I am convicted or comforted, encouraged or inspired – and I love nothing more than sharing those connections with friends like you. Plus, sometimes I just love a good list or recipe or movie review. If any of that sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), stick around. We’re going to have fun!

15 Romantic Comedies to Read Right Now

15 Romantic Comedies to Read Right Now

We have so many reasons to read romantic comedies right now. Some of us need to escape reality for a little while or distract ourselves from our fears, anxieties, and very much non-fiction problems. Some of us are overwhelmed with all the hard stuff surrounding us today and are simply looking for the good wherever we can find it. And some of us need a reprieve from fighting the good fight, whatever that fight may be. And lucky for me — lucky for us — we seem to be in a bit of a romantic comedy novel revival these days. Just check out these 15 books!

The Couch Podcast :: Ask the Couch, vol. 3, with Alana Dawson (S3E9)

The Couch Podcast :: Ask the Couch, vol. 3, with Alana Dawson (S3E9)

This episode was recorded (with my friend and friend of the show, Alana Dawson) before we knew much about COVID-19 and before we were all social distancing and shelter-in-place-ing. I thought about not releasing this one, but though the conversation may seem out of touch (I’m not seeing any movies in the theater right now, for example.), my hope is that it will also be helpful — either as a brief distraction or as a list of things you might read or watch during this difficult season. As always, I’m your gal for lists of “comfort food” books, movies, TV shows, and more.

The Couch Podcast :: Chatting about Children’s Movies Adapted into Movies with Amanda White (S3E8)

The Couch Podcast :: Chatting about Children’s Movies Adapted into Movies with Amanda White (S3E8)

This week, Amanda White and I combine two of our favorite things into one fun conversation. We’re talking about children’s books (yay!) adapted into children’s movies (double yay!). And while we recorded this well before we had even heard of the coronavirus, we’re hopeful this episode will be helpful as you’re looking for ways to keep your kids entertained while you’re staying home.

The Couch Podcast :: Pop Culture That Helps During Change with Kristen Strong (S3E7)

The Couch Podcast :: Pop Culture That Helps During Change with Kristen Strong (S3E7)

Today I’m talking with my good friend (and friend of the show), Kristen Strong about how pop culture can help us deal with change. Whether the biggest change in your life right now is spring finally showing winter the door, or you’re experiencing a major life change like moving, changing jobs, getting married or divorced, this episode will have something that can help you escape your stress and process it, too.

It's a lifestyle. It's a devotional!

Gilmore Girls was a TV show known (and loved) for its fast-talking, pop culture-referencing, coffee-chugging characters, but it was also a show devoted to love of family and community. These themes – as well as topics like forgiveness, kindness, and gratitude – partner well with lessons from the Bible.

Christians who loved this show will be encouraged and inspired to follow this “season” of daily devotions, reminiscing about their favorite Gilmore Girls scenes and perhaps seeing them from a whole new perspective.

When life makes you say, “Oy with the poodles already!” grab your mug of coffee and settle in for a conversation that will warm your heart and feed your soul.

Ever wish you could find a book just like that TV show you love? Well, we're here to help! Amy Clark of MomAdvice.com has compiled a guide of book recommendations just for you with 20 must-read books for fans of some of today's most popular TV shows. Just sign up below, and you'll be taken straight to the free list!


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