The Best of 2021: Podcast Episodes

In Advice and Encouragement, Dating, Engagement, For the Guys, For the Ladies, Marriage, Mental and Emotional Health, Podcast, Relationships, Single by Debra Fileta


The Love and Relationships Podcast has surpassed 1,000,000 unique downloads! Thank you to each and every one of you for believing in the show, for listening, for subscribing/following, and for making it one of your favorites, and most of all thanks for sharing with everyone you know!! There is no greater compliment than knowing that you trust me with the people you love the most!

A special thank you to my husband John who encouraged me to start the podcast in the first place!

Happy one million downloads!

Below are the top 10 most downloaded podcast episodes of 2021! Which one is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments.

  • 10. How to Deal with Stress in Three Steps
    Original Air Date: July 6, 2021
  • 9. Getting Married Older with Sabrina and Levi
    Original Air Date: March 30, 2021
  • 8. Spiritual Intimacy in Dating – How Much is too Much?
    Original Air Date: January 12, 2021
  • 7. Sexting, Sex Appeal, and the Hook-Up Culture
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2021
  • 6. Loving After Hurt with Adam Weber
    Original Air Date: March 2, 2021
  • 5. Avoiding the Comparison Trap with Jamie Ivey
    Original Air Date: June 22, 2021
  • 4. Getting Healthy Standing Alone with Michelle Willams
    Original Air Date: January 5, 2021
  • 3. The Toxic Relationship with Chrystal Evans Hurst
    Original Air Date: February 2, 2021
  • 2. Sex Tips and Tricks for Newlyweds (or not so Newlyweds)
    Original Air Date: September 14, 2021

and now for the #1 most downloaded!

The Are You Really OK? Series

The most downloaded of all episodes was the Are You Really OK? Series! We will be re-airing these episodes in 2022 with NEW ON-AIR SESSIONS with some of the most requested guests. In the meantime, re-listen to season 6’s amazing guests including Jonathan Pokluda, Natalie Grant, Kayla Stoecklin, Matt Chandler, Christine Caine, Levi Lusko, Jeremy Camp, and Jonathan Pitts!

I’m really excited to be planning the next two seasons of the podcast for 2022…so many exciting things coming up, so many powerful and important conversations, so many raw and real questions…and candid, practical bite-sized answers. Happy New Year!

Debra is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in dating, marriage, and relationship issues, along with a spectrum of mental health disorders and issues. She’s the author of True Love DatesChoosing MarriageLove in Every SeasonAre You Really Ok?, and Married Sex. She’s also the host of the Love + Relationships Podcast, a hotline-style show where people call in to get their relationship questions answered!

Her popular relationship advice blog reaches millions of people each year with the message of healthy relationships! Connect with her on Instagram,  Facebook or Twitter!