Decoding Cringey Clichés With Jordan Paul – 008

Christians say the darndest things.

There’s a litany of lingo that Christians use that often needs some decoding. #blessyourheart

What do we even mean when we refer to our “quiet time” or “doing life in community?”
Why do we want you to be “born again” or “lean in” to the message at our church?
When we say “we’re praying about it” are we just avoiding a “no” or are we “laying out a fleece” to determine God’s will about it?
Are you “equally yoked” with the guy you just swiped right on Christian Mingle for?

My funny friend Jordan Paul joins me to bring you the layman’s terms for these cringey clichés. Consider us your Christian thesaurus as we break down what we say, explaining what we mean.

These days it’s popular to decide what’s “true for you” but, whether you’re a follower of Jesus or you think we’re kind of weird (understandable…promise) this episode is a must-listen. At the very least you’ll get to laugh (even if it’s at us), but you might also get long-held questions answered that literally matter for all of eternity. “God works in mysterious ways.”

Plus, rapid fire question rounds give me life, and she doesn’t disappoint!

Learn more about Jordan

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Passionately passionate about all of the passions and a tag line of, “I can totally make that,” Jordan Paul, a Chicagoland native, comes at you hungrily with spunk and honesty as she’s trying to balance the life of a toddler mom, pop tart craving fetus grower, and non-cleaning housewife. What she lacks in many areas, she compensates for with incredible homemade baked goods, Italian hospitality, and good, tight hugs. Jordan loves a good belly laugh, a well-written romance novel, and… not-so-silently correcting your grammar. Above all, she loves Jesus and seeks to be light to everyone she comes across. Follow Jordan on Facebook or, order your own custom duds from her shop, here!


I mentioned this blog post about reading the bible.

Here are the books Jordan recommended on the episode:


Here are some of the t-shirts we mention on the episode! Did you have one like this?
Or a cliche we didn’t talk about you want to discuss? Or a question about faith? DM me!

Are you a Christian wifey, or wanna be wifey? Check out my series #prayingforyourhusbanddaily!

Word of the show:
Jesus Juke

A term coined by Christian author Jon Acuff in 2010 on his blog Stuff Christians Like. The word juke is a term used most often in sports, referring to a deceptive action in which a player moves one direction, then suddenly shifts to another direction. Acuff describes a Jesus juke as happening when someone turns a light conversation into something serious and “holy.” An example of a Jesus juke can be seen in this conversation:
This show is full of Jesus jukes!

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