Shelby Abbott

Shelby Abbott is an author, campus minister, and conference speaker on staff with the ministry of Cru. His passion for university students has led him to speak at college campuses all over the United States. Abbott is the author of Jacked and I Am a Tool (To Help with Your Dating Life), Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress and DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard. He and his wife, Rachael, have two daughters and live in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

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Questioning waiting till marriage? Shelby Abbott gets real about biblical views on sex, boundaries, and healing from past relationship mistakes. View Show Notes →
Got a date tonight? What to wear, who's paying? Shelby guides with tips on communication, single life, and dating etiquette. Get ready to ace your game. View Show Notes →
In light of Valentine's Day, Shelby shares some important insight for couples (and hopeful romantics) that doesn't quite line up with our natural inclinations...or the cultural norms today. What's the key to a thriving dating relationship? This bonus episode can help you with that. View Show Notes →
The Bible is...big. Where do you even start? (Please don't say Leviticus.) Shelby offers ideas on the best way to read the Bible--and bring it to life on an average Thursday. View Show Notes →
Explore the power of "I see you" in relationships, with FamilyLife President David Robbins and his wife Meg, along with Real Life Loading... host Shelby Abbott. They explore groundbreaking insights from top 2023 guests like Ted Lowe, Dane Ortlund, Don Eve View Show Notes →
Feel holiday stress? Uncover Christmas' true hope. Shelby explores Christianity's essence, revealing its relevance today. View Show Notes →
Explore true manhood: beyond the physical, embrace family roles like security, nurturing, service, and even the thrill of fantasy football drafting. View Show Notes →
Find freedom in a healthy relationship with David & Meg and Shelby Abbott. Uncover tips on how to rewrite your story. It's never too late! View Show Notes →
Explore Gods grace with Shelby—uncover its richness and embrace undeserved kindness. Open your eyes to genuine, unearned love. View Show Notes →
Ready for the best of FamilyLife Today 2023? FamilyLife President David Robbins, his wife Meg, and Shelby Abbott recall this year's Jesus moments. View Show Notes →
Doubt in the Christian faith doesn't need to embarrass you. And if you “doubt well,” it might actually lead to stronger faith. Here's how. View Show Notes →
Real Life Loading… recaps a killer first year with its best-of highlight reel. View Show Notes →
How do you share your story so it makes sense and makes a dent? And how do you talk about Jesus without being awkward? Shelby Abbott's got 6 ideas. View Show Notes →
Singleness: It's not what's wrong with you! Shelby revisits his chat with Dani Treweek, who unpacks what singleness tells us about our forever with God. View Show Notes →
You want to follow Jesus. But what's it look like to be all in? Shelby Abbott divulges his own recent path to give it all up (even that one thing) for Jesus. View Show Notes →
From the silly to the serious, what does the Artificial Intelligence Chatbot, ChatGPT, have to say to Shelby when he asks it about love at first sight, the resurrection of Jesus, and country song lyrics for sneakers? You'll find out on this special bonus View Show Notes →
Ready to dip into more from the FamilyLife podcast network? Don't miss all-star samples touching on topics from same-sex attraction to nagging in marriage. View Show Notes →
Curious about other top players on the FamilyLife podcast network? Grab top-notch samples on how you are talking to your kids ... and reading your wife's mind. View Show Notes →
Ready for FamilyLife Podcast Network's best of the best? Catch slices of our best episodes in this mashup hosted by Brian Goins, Ron Deal, and Shelby Abbott. View Show Notes →
Shelby talks about a super easy tradition you can steal to help develop a heart of thanksgiving both now and in the years to come. View Show Notes →