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Marriage Talk is a weekly podcast featuring faith-centered insights and advice for married couples seeking a healthier, happier life together. Hosting the program is Bill Hobson, a 35+ year broadcasting veteran and Terry Lodico, M.A., M. Div., NCC, LPC. Terry and his wife Sandy are licensed counselors/therapists, working together at Covenant Counseling in Midland, MI.
 
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The Big Impact Podcast injects positive and uplifting conversation into a culture needing to hear from people of insight, influence intelligence and inspiration. Many of our featured guests are well known personalities, others are everyday people with a powerful and encouraging story to share.
 
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Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 145 and an important discussion focusing on the keys to an enduring marriage. Original Marriage Talk co-host Terry Lodico from Covenant Counseling returns to share vital insights for helping your marriage stay vibrant through an enduring, exciting sex life. Support Marriage Talk with a 1-time donation via Paypal Support …
 
Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 144 and an important discussion focusing on the keys to an enduring marriage. Original Marriage Talk co-host Terry Lodico from Covenant Counseling returns to share vital insights for helping your marriage last. Support Marriage Talk with a 1-time donation via Paypal Support Marriage Talk with a monthly gift via Patreon P…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 246 - Scott Seipel - The Story of A Miracle We catch up with Scott Seipel, a man who was given 8-12 weeks to live...6 years ago. Enjoy his powerful testimony of God's provision for him and his family, bringing him through the darkest of times and now realizing his purpose for living - an share the link with someone you …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 245 - Finding Hope In Times of Tragedy - Pastor Cam Walcott Pastor Cam Walcott describes his family’s struggle towards hope in the midst of unexplainable, extraordinary tragedy. He details the inner struggles he went through and is still going through, having been deprived of his beloved son so unexpectedly. How can we …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 244 and the powerful story of Adam Hill and his new book, Shifting Gears. It was never part of Adam Hill's life ambition or his genetic constitution to wear a Speedo in public, let alone compete in a triathlon. For the first three decades of life, he was the poster child for non-athleticism, obsessively unhealthy habits…
 
Welcome to a special abbreviated Christmas special edition of The Big Impact as host Bill Hobson shares his thoughts about this holiday season and what it truly represents. Christmas doesn't exist because of the "stuff" we get and give. It exists, as Linus shares with us, because of the One who came. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hobson M…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 243 as we share A Fresh Look At Leadership with Scott Jeffrey Miller. Scott currently serves as the Special Advisor on Thought Leadership for the Franklin Covey Company and is the host of their weekly podcast series, On Leadership with Scott Miller. Scott also hosts FranklinCovey’s monthly bookclub on Bookclub.com which…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 242 as we introduce you to The Misfit Nation and its founder, Rich LaMonica. Misfit Nation started out in 2010 as a band of MisFit Soldiers on a desert plain. In the years since the bond has stayed and we have grown. With this platform, we will share stories of courage, mindset, resilience, and battling those enemies wi…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 241 as we talk with Amazon best-selling author, Jennifer Shaw about her new book and family story - Dumplings Mean Family. As a Compassion International artist visiting orphanages overseas, Jennifer Shaw and her husband learned that children who were older or had medical issues were rarely adopted and spent their entire…
 
Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast Ep 143 as we welcome special guest Ron Deal, President of SmartStepfamilies and director of FamilyLife Blended. Ron is an engaging licensed marriage and family therapist, popular conference speaker, and host of the FamilyLife Blended Christian podcast. With 1/3 of American marriages today forming stepfamilies or…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 240 as we dive into an interesting conversation with two of the co-authors of "The Five Lost Superpowers: Why We Lose Them and How to Get Them Back" There is a well of untapped potential inside you, just waiting to be unleashed. Everyone has superpowers when they are a child. We tend to lose them as we grow up, but they…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 239 as we welcome Joe Delagrave - one of the most inspiring men you'll ever meet. Captain of the US Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team, Joe is a living example of leadership, overcoming, determination, and a faith-centered life. Listen and be inspired! For more info, please visit: JoeDelagrave.com ---- BECOME A BIG IMPACT…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 238 as we introduce 20-year old author, Elijah J. Stacy. Elijah Stacy suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle wasting disease. At the age of sixteen, to avoid agonizing surgery, he had to endure enough physical therapy to change the shape of his own spine. It had never been done before, but still, his d…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 237 as we welcome NYT Best-Selling author, Karen Kingsbury to discuss her journey as a writer, a follower of Christ, and someone who impacts lives around the world through her prolific writing. We also discuss her newest book, "Forgiving Paris," which addresses some very serious themes of drug addiction, suicide, forgiv…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 236 and a unique conversation with author, speaker, & podcast host Bob DePasquale as Bob and Bill Hobson interview each other about the true meaning and importance of making an impact in the lives of others. ---- BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue presenting the Big Impact each week. You can now…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 235 and our visit with Nordine Zouareg - former Mr. France, Mr. Europe, Mr. World, and Mr. Universe. In March 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded Nordine Zouareg with an Alien of Extraordinary Ability Status (EB-A1). To get this status, an alien must be able to show extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Podcast Ep 234 and our visit with Gretchen Smith, Founder of Code of Vets - an inspirational non-profit organization dedicated to helping US Armed Forces Veterans. Code of Vets spend 98% of all donations directly on Veterans, a remarkable commitment to financial efficiency and integrity. This is YOUR invitation to donate d…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 233 and a powerful conversation with Grammy & Dove Award winner, Guy Penrod. Known best for his nearly two decades with the Gaither Vocal Band, this gifted vocalist has seen his projects go Platinum but keeps his feet firmly planted in faith and family. Prepare to be inspired by the humble, gracious story of gospel musi…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 232 as we share the story of "The Bear Man," James VanSteenhouse. Get ready for the gripping story of how Jim's life was forever changed in the aftermath of a devastating bear attack, prompting him to change direction in a multitude of ways. If inspiration is what you need, you'll find it in this powerful conversation! …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 231 and a powerful message from Dr. Jerry Collins as he walks through the proper faith perspective for handling the most difficult challenges and trials in life. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue presenting the Big Impact each week. You can now share a MONTHLY gift via PATREON or make a ONE TIM…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 230 as we welcome Victoria Robinson from Save The Storks - an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the unborn through advocacy, mobile medical units, and engagement with the faith community. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue presenting the Big Impact each week. You can now share …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 229 as we welcome Thad Hobson to share his story of returning from the Afghan region, meeting those fleeing, and seeing the crisis from a most unique perspective. All things Afghanistan have been dominating the news in recent weeks and the story you are about to hear will definitely challenge your thinking about life th…
 
Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast Ep 142 as we welcome special guest Dan Purcell from GetYourMarriageOn.com Dan and wife Emily have developed a unique library of resources - free mobile apps, seminars, podcasts, etc - focusing on helping improve the sexual intimacy in your marriage, but doing it from a smut-free, clean approach. IMPORTANT NOTES:…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 228 as we welcome Sean Tyler Foley, author of "The Power To Speak Naked." Foley shares his personal story of loss, healing, and choosing a path of performance, speaking, and motivating audiences around the world. If you struggle with fear, this conversation is for you! BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 227 and an encore of our fascinating conversation with Heidi Sloan, 2018 Iditarod Trail Teacher. Heidi was selected from a national pool of applicants to embed with the mushers, dogs, pilots, volunteers, officials, rescuers, and everyone else involved in the Iditarod. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" You can now share a MO…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 226 and our fascinating conversation with Cammy Franzese, wife of former Colombo Mob Boss, Michael Franzese. She shares the story of how faith brought them both through some very dark days of crime, prison, and healing. Inspiration and powerful! Be sure to get Cammy's book: This Thing of Ours: How Faith Saved My Mafia M…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 225 as we welcome in NASA Astronaut, Greg Johnson to share his unique insights and experiences from a most "stellar' career. Greg began dreaming of space travel at age 7 and never stopped pursuing his dream. He went on to pilot a pair of Space Shuttle missions and has a powerful perspective on the overwhelming nature of…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 224 as we welcome Speaker, Author, teacher Robert Raymond Riopel and the ideas in his best-selling book "Success Left A Clue." After going from $150k in debt to finding financial freedom, Robert now shares his plan and message with audiences around the world. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue p…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Podcast Ep 223 and an fascinating, insightful, inspirational conversation with Dr Lona Cook. After a terrifying mugging incident stopped her in her tracks, Dr Cook dedicated herself to helping others. Be sure to check out her new book, "Reclamation" for more insights from Dr Cook. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your…
 
Welcome to the Big Impact Ep 222 and the incredible story of David Barry. After serving the country for 40 plus years in the Army, and then as a school teacher, David lost his eyesight at age 62. He shares his powerful and inspiring insight into learning to live life in the dark while not giving in to depression or negativity. Listen, SHARE and be …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Podcast Ep 221 and our visit with Gretchen Smith, Founder of Code of Vets - an inspirational non-profit organization dedicated to helping US Armed Forces Veterans. Code of Vets spend 98% of all donations directly on Veterans, a remarkable commitment to financial efficiency and integrity. This is YOUR invitation to donate d…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 220 as we welcome Dr Debi Silber from the Post Betrayal Transformation Institute and the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis. In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx (twice) and more, she’s an award winning speaker, c…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 219 and our visit with the "Seed Sower Coach," Kirk McCarley. If you've been harboring dreams, goals, aspirations, or just looking to get "unstuck" from a rut, a personal life coach may be the guide to help you. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue presenting the Big Impact each week. You can now …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 218 and a fascinating conversation with Ken Streater, author of the Amazon #1 International Best-Seller "Be The Good: Becoming A Force For A Better World." Ken shares an incredible array of adventures and life-changing moments experienced in his travels around the world, and reminds us of our potential to help shape the…
 
Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast Ep 141 as we help you recover from betrayal with special guest, Dr Debi Silber from the Post Betrayal Transformation Institute and the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis and her newest book: Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 217 featuring our exclusive interview with Coach John Mosley from "Last Chance U" - the outstanding Netflix documentary about the East LA College basketball team. Coach Mosley joins Bill Hobson and guest co-host Pastor Brent Ferris to shares behind-the-scenes experiences from the season, his firm commitment to sharing h…
 
Introducing the "Church Pew Sports Podcast - Where Pastors Talk Sports & Life!" Hosted by The Big Impact's Bill Hobson, Church Pew Sports is fun, insightful, inspiring sports talk with a connection to real life in every episode. Check out this week's sample episode and subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts & Spotify!…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Podcast Ep 215 and the powerful story of Caroline Rose. She went from being in peak physical condition - running marathons - to being floored with a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis. This powerful conversation is the story of her journey to healing and helping others find hope in the darkest of times. Be sure to visit her WEBSITE …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 214 and an insightful, inspiring conversation with Steve Gamlin - the man behind the concept of "Motivational Firewood." So many people have plans and dreams that could change their lives forever...but those dreams die because there was no plan in place to make them happen. Steve Gamlin is ready to help you put the plan…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 213 and an inspiring conversation with Dr. James Perdue - the "Professor of Perseverance." After suffering a paralyzing injury on September 11, 1983, James Perdue was determined live a life of impact and inspiration. From coaching to teaching to motivational speaking, Dr Perdue has a message of inspiration for audiences…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Podcast Ep 212 and a fascinating visit with John Davis - dynamic speaker, accomplished leader, and expert in managing people to peak performances during change. Once paralyzed, John now entertains and inspires audiences around the world. He has over 20 years of experience speaking for Fortune 500 clients and a broad swath …
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 211 and our insightful, inspiring conversation with Mitch Bakker - author, entrepreneur, designer, visionary - to discuss his new book, "Resolve" and the powerful messages it contains. If every person would commit to touching one life, our communities would look incredibly different. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We nee…
 
Welcome to the Marriage Talk Podcast Ep 140 and a vital, difficult discussion about the devastating impact of pornography on your marriage and personal relationships. Our special guest is Dr. Joe Rigney, author of "More Than A Battle." IMPORTANT NOTES: Support Marriage Talk with a 1-time donation via Paypal Support Marriage Talk with a monthly gift…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 209 and the amazing story of Noa Shaw. His addictions began at age 10 and threatened to consume his life. Multiple suicide attempts, death threats, and self-destructive decisions had Noa on the verge of death. This is the story of his recovery and completely new focus in life. One of the top Soul Cycle Instructors in Am…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 208 as we welcome the co-authors of the best-selling book, "Brilliantly Resilient: Reset, Rise and Reveal Your Brilliance" - Kristin Smedley & Mary Fran Bontempo. With two of her three children born blind, Kristin Smedley was thrown into a mother’s nightmare with her dreams for her sons’ futures torn apart. Determined t…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 207 and a pair of conversation with authors delivering important insights for moving past failure, establishing attainable goals, and charting a path to succeed. We're joined by Roy Cook - author of A Fool's Errand...and Jared Graybeal - author of The Self Help Book to explore these vital topics. BECOME A BIG IMPACT "IN…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 206 and the real story of My Pillow CEO, Mike Lindell. Inspired by a calloused, crude parody seen on Saturday Night Live, we wanted to share our conversation with Mr. Lindell from two years ago so you can hear the powerful story of recovery, faith, kindness, and success. You won't hear any politics...just hope for anyon…
 
Welcome to Marriage Talk Ep 139 and an important discussion on the reality of isolation and depression during this Covid era. Terry Lodico from Covenant Counseling shares vital insights for overcoming these debilitating conditions and experiencing healing and joy on the other side. Support Marriage Talk with a 1-time donation via Paypal Support Mar…
 
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 205 and the powerful story of "Free 1000," an effort to free over 1,000 Sudanese slaves - launched by Dr Mark Girguis. How did one man lead this life-saving effort, mostly through social media, one donation at a time? Listen and be inspired! BECOME A BIG IMPACT "INSIDER" We need your help to continue presenting the Big …
 
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