Mon, 02 Oct 2023

Merrill and Linda are the co-hosts of Rock Solid Families Podcast as well as the co-founders of Rock Solid Families, a 501c3 nonprofit, faith-based organization. Combined, they have over 70 years of experience in teaching, counseling, ministry, coaching and public speaking. In 2018, they left their full time positions in the Church and public school system to focus on strengthening families. Their goal is to guide and empower families to be all that God wants for them to be. In this episode, Merrill and Linda discuss the five essential elements to determining whether to trust someone as outlined in Dr. Henry Cloud's book, Trust, and share what the Bible says about trusting in God and His Word above all else.

"If you are a person who can't trust people, you live a life of paranoia. If you are a person who can't be trusted, you live a life of frustration and anger," explains co-host Merrill Hutchinson. Trust is the foundation for all healthy relationships. Without it, you are unable to form relationships with others and will end up isolated. On the other hand, if you give your trust too freely, you open yourself up to getting hurt. Today, co-hosts Merrill and Linda Hutchinson discuss building trust based on the 5 essentials outlined in Dr. Henry Cloud's book, Trust. They share examples from their own life experiences along with a look into what the Bible has to say about trust and establishing healthy boundaries.

Listen to, or watch, the full podcast interview by Merrill and Linda Hutchinson on your preferred podcast channel.

In this podcast, the co-hosts cover:

  • Why it is important to establish healthy boundaries around trust

  • What the Bible says about trust and gatekeeping

  • What the 5 essentials of trust are as outlined in Dr. Henry Cloud's book, Trust

  • Why time is such an important factor for building trust

  • How to incorporate the essentials of building trust into parenting

    Merrill and Linda Hutchinson, co-hosts of Rock Solid Families podcast

Podcast Quotes:

  • "Trust is the fastest thing to fall apart and the hardest thing to rebuild back in relationships." (1:51-1:58 | Merrill)

  • "I don't want anyone out there listening to be boundaryless and unprotected, because that's when we really are hurt." (9:21-9:28 | Linda)

  • "The Bible says, 'The heart is deceitful, above all things', so if we just trust in our own heart, not God and His Word, then we set ourselves up for failure." (11:02-11:10 | Linda)

  • "We need to trust people whose motives align with God and His Word." (17:22-17:25 | Linda)

  • "The best predictor of the future is the past. When we trust someone, we place ourselves in a vulnerable position, so we need to do due diligence of looking at their record." (27:06-27:16 | Linda)

  • "If you are a person who can't trust people, you live a life of paranoia. If you are a person who can't be trusted, you live a life of frustration and anger." (33:42-33:53 | Merrill)

About the Podcast Co-Hosts:

To learn more about Merrill and Linda, visit their website (Rock Solid Families).

About Rock Solid Families Podcast:

Rock Solid Families is committed to helping educate, equip, and empower families to be all God created them to be! Merrill and Linda Hutchinson began Rock Solid Radio in October of 2018. They have over 70 years of combined experience in teaching, public speaking, counseling, ministry, and coaching. After much prayer, Merrill and Linda made the decision to step down from their full time positions in the church and public school to focus on strengthening families. Both believe that healthy schools, churches, and communities depend on strong and healthy families. This weekly podcast is made possible through the generous financial support of community partners. With the help of local sponsors and the word spreading through listeners like you, Rock Solid Families is helping to build stronger communities one family at a time!

Listen to, or watch, the full podcast interview by Merrill and Linda Hutchinson on your preferred podcast channel.

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