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Producer Q & A: Why discuss divorce in Odyssey?

October 4th, 2006

Executive producer Dave Arnold and producer Marshal Younger answer fan questions about the Fall 2006 season of Adventures in Odyssey, including reasons for dealing with divorce, details on Eugene’s search for his dad, and previews.

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104 Comments on “Producer Q & A: Why discuss divorce in Odyssey?”

  • acouppy on April 10th, 2009 - 5:04am


    emm.. love it.

  • Lindsey S. on April 24th, 2009 - 1:17pm


    I’m glad and thankful that you decided to address divorce in Odyssey. You see my parents are divorce and Mandy’s story about her parents separating helped me when my parents got a divorce. When I listened, I could really relate to both Mandy and David in a way so I didn’t feel like no one understood what I was going through. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I truly beleve that God used Odyssey to bring me closer to Him during that time of need.

  • Brooks on April 24th, 2009 - 3:12pm


    I’m so exited that your playing the darkness before dawn sires on whitsend.org. I believe it was the first long sires I listened to on adventures in odyssey.
    I have an idea for a show. Connie and Eugene get trapped in the imagination station, while Whit’s End is being robbed.

  • Brooks on April 24th, 2009 - 3:18pm


    In the nova com episode “Exit” the chairmen said “It’s over, for now.” does that mean that he will try to take over the world again?

  • brooks on April 24th, 2009 - 3:32pm


    I thought that Connie pushing that button at the end of album 50 was just a cut little ending. I had now idea that it would be continued in album 51.

  • Mercy on June 8th, 2009 - 2:48pm


    Hey BROOKS,
    If the chairman tried to take over the world again,I think that would be AWESOME!
    Do you like novacom as much as me?

  • Nicole on June 17th, 2009 - 12:01pm


    Great story! really I am glad that you kept the faith! I have never been through anything like that before, fortunately. My Family is a godly family that has been through so many hard times that it is stuck together like glue but we have never gone through all of the hardship of a divorce. I will pray for your family. Ciao

  • noah on June 18th, 2009 - 9:11pm


    Lindsey, I’m so sorry about what you went through with your parents. Like Nicole, I will be praying for you, and I mean it. I hope everything works out with you.

    I think this is a good subject to address. It shows a darker, yet more real side you don’t normally see in Odyssey.

    Brooks: Yes, it will be continued in Vol. 51, according to an Odyssey writer in the third video podcast.

    Brooks: Yes, the chairman should do it again and become the antichrist! (Sorry, been reading Left Behind)

  • noah on June 19th, 2009 - 6:26am


    I don’t know anything about your situation right now, but I just want you to know I prayed for you last night. God bless,

  • Mercy on June 23rd, 2009 - 9:47am


    I’ll be praying for you!!! trust God,he IS faithful!! 🙂

  • Lindsey S. on June 24th, 2009 - 12:27pm


    Thank you everyone for your prayers! God bless all of you! And Yes, He is faithful!

  • Mercy on July 10th, 2009 - 12:23pm


    You are so welcome, Lindsay S!

  • Noah on August 7th, 2009 - 9:29pm


    Stick with him, Lidnsey! Don’t ever give up or walk away! Stand strong in the faith!


  • Mercy on August 17th, 2009 - 10:55am


    Lindsay,I hope your situation is better! I’ve been praying for you!!!!

  • Lindsey S. on August 20th, 2009 - 3:25pm


    Mercy my situation is better and Noah thank you for your encouraging words. And as always, thank you everyone for your prayers!

  • joy on August 25th, 2009 - 8:39pm


    Lindsey, I’m so sorry about your parents. I don’t know how it feels to have your family torn apart like that. My dad is disabled and he’s in a wheelchair because his left side is paralyzed. This happened in a farm accident in 2007, and I also felt that no one knew how I felt, but my friends and family were very comforting and understanding. God was definitely with us through all of this. Never forget that no matter what happens! God bless you!

  • joy on August 25th, 2009 - 8:40pm


    I’ll pray for you, Lindsey! 🙂

  • Odyssey fan on September 26th, 2009 - 2:55pm


    Woah, this was before album 50 started (I think)…

  • Lindsey S. on September 28th, 2009 - 7:15pm


    Thank you for your comment and prayers. I am so sorry about your dad. I don’t know how it feels to have a family member that is paralyzed, but I am sure it is very hard. Praise the Lord that He was with you during that time. I thank Him everyday for being with me and helping me through every difficulty. Just remember, even when it feels that no one cares or is around, God is.

  • adrian on February 19th, 2010 - 5:55pm



  • Odyssey#1fan on February 25th, 2010 - 1:06pm


    Well, I’m still praying for you, even though I don’t know you. It so cool! I don’t have any friends, but on whitsend.org, I can go and feel connected with people I don’t even know. Isn’t being a christian great? you feel so close to people. 🙂 Album 51 comes out in 4 days. I’m gonna buy it the day it comes out.

  • Odyssey#1fan on February 26th, 2010 - 8:59am


    Oh yeah, everybody, please pray for my mom. She and I have both had this really bad stomach problem for about a year now that no one knows how to fix. Mine got a little better, but her’s is much worse. Please pray we’ll find a way to fix it. It’s hard to see her feel so bad, ’cause I know what it feels like. She’s really sick, so please pray. It’s hard cause she’s the heart and soul of our family. Thanks.

  • Idance4jesus on March 2nd, 2010 - 10:32am


    Oh, Noah, that must be awful!! A year?!?! Have you guys gone to a doctor? I will be praying for you!! I know exactly how you feel!!

  • Lindsey s. on March 3rd, 2010 - 12:42pm


    I will definitely keep you and your mom in my prayers. I hope that you will both feel better really soon!

  • Princess on March 6th, 2010 - 1:45pm


    I know what it’s like to go through a time in your life where your family is torn apart and it seems as if God
    has forsaken you, but God does everything for a reason, he wants me to draw close to Him to have a stronger relationship with Him. Adventures in Odyssey has helped me to do just that. i thank God for Focus on the Family and all their other ministries. May God continue to bless you.

  • Odyssey#1fan on March 9th, 2010 - 12:41pm


    yeah, we’ve been to the doctor, and I even went through a biopsy (A surgery where they knock you out and stick a tube down your throat and try and figure out what’s wrong with you), but no one knows what to do. Thank you so much for all your prayers!

  • Odysseyfan#1 on March 10th, 2010 - 8:36am


    I think my last comment might have gotten disapproved, so I’ll try again. to answer your question, Idance4jesus, yeah, around a year. We’ve been to the doctor but don’t know what to do… Just keep praying. Thank you so much for all your prayers!

  • MItCH mj on March 22nd, 2010 - 7:55pm


    Lidsey S. and ODYSSEY#1FAN,
    I will be praying for you. Both of you ahve toched my heart. God always does what he does for a reason, even if you never see that reason. We love you you two, and all of us are PRAYING.

  • MItCH mj on March 22nd, 2010 - 8:22pm


    Hey, Noah. I just prayed. Is your mom doing better? Is she going to be better? And does she believe that God will pull her through it?

  • Odysseyfan#1 on March 23rd, 2010 - 10:52am


    Oh, and Lyndsey S., I saw your entry on the Scoop yourself contest. Very nice!

  • Lindsey s. on March 29th, 2010 - 12:53pm


    Thank you for praying Mitch MJ, I am really thankful!

    Thanks OdysseyFan#1! Everyone did a great job showing off their odyssey collections.

  • Odysseyfan#1 on March 31st, 2010 - 2:00pm


    Mitch MJ, yes, my mom is doing much better, now that she’s on some kind of new medicine. She’s in much better spirits, and is much better. We’ve both prayed lots about it, and now It’s finally working! I’ve been on this medicine for about a week, And I’ve been doing a tad bit better… I’ll keep you posted. Thank you for your prayers!

  • Odysseyfan#1 on March 31st, 2010 - 2:02pm


    Argh! People are stealing my name!! First I was noah, and someone took that, and now there is an odyssey#1fan! (Close to mine) Sigh… 😀

  • Lindsey s. on April 2nd, 2010 - 1:29pm


    Here’s a suggestion, you could change your name to AIOfan#1 so fans won’t get you and the other fan confused.

  • Odysseyfan#1 on April 6th, 2010 - 1:28pm


    Sounds good… I might do that. I’m gonna wait and see if the other Odysseyfan#1 is a regular poster or not. Maybe I could just end all my posts with my name, noah… Lindsey S., did you enter the act like odyssey contest? I entered a hilarious scene from “Hear me, Hear me”…


  • Lindsey s. on April 7th, 2010 - 11:30am


    I was going to, but time ran out much faster than I thought. Plus, my brother, sister, and I couldn’t seem to agree on which episode we should use. We were going to do the scene when Jared is trying to convince Sarah that the government decided that since kids were getting smarter, that they would teach them lies. I LOVE that episode! Jared is my favorite character because he is so crazy funny!!!

  • Odysseyfan#1 on April 7th, 2010 - 9:16pm


    Yeah, I love Jared. He’s VERY funny! I like “The Spy who Bugged Me”, and “Strange Boy in a Strange Land”. He’s very funny… Yeah, I almost ran out of time, too… I mailed it on March 29th 🙂

    Quick Update: My Mom and I are doing great now! We figured out what was wrong and now we’re feeling great! Thanks for your prayers!

  • Lindsey s. on April 9th, 2010 - 4:08pm


    I am so gald that you and your mom are feeling better. I will keep praying that God will completely heal you and your mom.

  • OdysseyFan#1 on April 20th, 2010 - 12:38pm


    Thank you for all your prayers, and I would be grateful if you’d continue. We went to the doctor yesterday (who also goes to our church) and he says that they need to start fattening me up, because my stomach has shrunk so much from my stomach being so bad and me not eating. If they can’t get me to grow, it means that there is something more seriously wrong with me… Thanks for all your prayers, and I’ll keep you updated. Also pray for my mom who has had a non-stop headache for 9 days now…

  • Noah on April 21st, 2010 - 12:33pm


    To show you how little I eat, according to a chart, if i were in another room with 99 boys my same age, 97 would weigh more than me. Please pray I don’t have some kind of weird nutrition problem :-\

  • lindsey s. on April 29th, 2010 - 11:10am


    I will continue to pray for you, but just remember, usually when someone has a physical problem; God uses it to do amazing things! Whether in that person’s life or in others. He also usually uses it to bring you closer to Him. HAVE FAITH!
    I am so happy that your mom is feeling better and that she hasn’t had a non-stop headache for quite a while. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  • Noah on April 30th, 2010 - 7:21pm


    Well, thank you for your encouraging words!

    Just so you know, she HAS had a non-stop headache for a couple weeks now…

  • Noah on May 3rd, 2010 - 11:04am


    Thank you for all your encouraging words, and they were very useful last week. I had a bad week last week, and wasn’t feeling well. I’m starting to feel a little bit better, and I hope to feel completely better her soon! I’m doing much better now, so thank you for all your encouragement and prayer!

    “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice!”
    Philippians 4:4

  • Noah on June 10th, 2010 - 3:03pm


    Woohoo! I just found out that I get to go down to the Focus on the Family place in a few weeks! I know a guy that knows the head videographer at Focus. I love making videos, so I get to go meet him! Woohoo! Maybe he’s met Nathan Hoobler…

  • Noah on June 12th, 2010 - 2:21pm


    I also just got a copy of the brand new edition of Passages: Arin’s Judgement. Woo hoo! Plus, it’s raining outside… What could be better?!?!

  • Noah on June 19th, 2010 - 7:56pm


    Cool. I just got “JUst in Time”, and “Fun-damental’s”! Cool

  • Lindsey s. on June 21st, 2010 - 6:09pm


    I am so excited for you Noah! Have a great time at Focus and enjoy your new book and albums!

  • Noah on June 23rd, 2010 - 9:32pm



  • Noah on June 25th, 2010 - 7:31pm


    Woo hoo! This cinematographer guy gave me a tour, and I seriously got to see Paul McCusker’s, Dave Arnold’s, Nathan Hoobler’s, and Carol Rusk’s cubicles today… It was AWESOME!

  • Noah on June 25th, 2010 - 7:32pm


    Dear Moderator:

    If you know Paul McCusker, tell him I hope his back feels better. 😉

  • odysseyfan#1 on July 17th, 2010 - 6:57am


    Hey I got into the podcast were they interview Hope Levy! Listen to around 8 minutes into it, and you can hear my username!

  • fran on October 4th, 2010 - 9:32am


    Whats up to all of you.

    I just love the environment here. Good job by the admin and mods and every member around.
    Is it hard to become a mod?

  • Odysseyfan#1 on October 15th, 2010 - 4:05pm


    Um… I don’t know, fran. I guess you’d have to go apply for a job at focus… but i don’t know.

    I like the environment here, too!

  • Jeremiah on December 16th, 2011 - 12:21pm



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  • Shinobu on December 17th, 2011 - 7:49am



  • Willowtree on August 13th, 2012 - 8:40am


    For the sake of being random, I will now post a comment on a 6 year old podcast

  • james on September 17th, 2012 - 3:46pm


    The environment is GREAT. AIO is really awesome 🙂

  • butterfly on October 8th, 2012 - 10:30am


    Hey DC!
    by the way please talk to me with my AIO name not ******.
    So I do not know if you are on here or not, but any way, how’s the Die with a t at the end going?

  • maria on January 21st, 2013 - 7:16pm


    after you post on here I will tell you my seicrat. (My spelling is terrible I know sorry)

    Your friend

  • katniss on January 22nd, 2013 - 10:45am


    Here I am!

  • maria on January 23rd, 2013 - 1:14pm


    Um………. did I tell you to come here?
    I thought I asked Gwenne. Did I accidentally ask you……….or are you Gwenne???
    I won’t tell anyone if you are.

    Your possible friend

  • katniss on January 24th, 2013 - 10:58pm


    im half and half..
    shhhhhh tell me what you have to say

  • maria on January 25th, 2013 - 2:53pm


    Oh, Ok. Wait a minute if you are Gw- oops you know who, than do you post as Katniss instead?

    Well if you click on the pictures like of Shona, and the race car, and kimmey. There are comment pages.
    No kidding, so I was thinking we can post to eachother on one of them.
    Which one do you want to post on?

    Now remember no telling anyone, because we don’t want it flodded with people. It is private OK?
    Please don’t tell anyone.

    Your friend

  • chicken legs on January 25th, 2013 - 3:08pm


    @MARIA & KATNISS, wow i love looking at old posts this may sound kind of wierd but do you guys want to post here alot (like just us 3) ?

  • maria on January 25th, 2013 - 3:09pm


    I think you all ready knew that didn’t you? I had never seen you post on there so I was just going to tell you.

  • Gwenne on January 25th, 2013 - 7:29pm


    Im here Maria! What’s your seicrat? why was Katniss here?

  • maria on January 26th, 2013 - 7:03am


    So how many siblings do you have?
    You never told me and I am curious.

  • maria on January 30th, 2013 - 11:08am


    OK, you can’t tell anyone I asked permission to tell Gwenne, but just please don’t tell our secrets.

    @Gwenne Well anyway here is my secret.

    If you click on any of the pictures ( like of shona in studio or kimmy) there are spechal pages for comments. I though we could post to cont

  • maria on January 30th, 2013 - 11:10am


    We could post to each other on the picture of Emily, and whit in studio. If you want to still bemy posting buddie/Friend. I hope you do,
    Your Friend

  • leftout on January 30th, 2013 - 8:50pm


    @MARIA thats pretty rude this is supposed to be for all kids to have fun and post not to have secrets and little clubs.why cant we all just be friends? 🙁

  • cool girl on January 30th, 2013 - 8:55pm


    @MARIA i totally am with LEFTOUT this is for everyone to look at and we have the freedom to look at any post we want

  • hw on January 30th, 2013 - 8:57pm


    @MARIA i have been noticing you on different posts and sometimes your pretty rude to people

  • maria on January 31st, 2013 - 9:32am


    Guys I am not mad at anyone, (well except my brother) my brother is the reason I am sometimes rude to people. I get mad at him, and I took it out on googles and katniss. I opologized to them, but I was told not to tell the whole world about this, so I got permission to tell Gwenne, not all of you. I was mad at katniss, because she lied to me, and I thought she was my friend Gwenne. Please don’t tell anyone about the secret page, they will never forgive me. I cant be that con

  • maria on January 31st, 2013 - 9:41am


    Ok if we have the freedom to look at any post we want, then why do we even bother putting @ what ever their name is? I am not trying to be rude or anything ok i am just wondering.
    I don’t know why we cant all be friends. Considering i have such a bad reputation I am considering leaving, but that might be rude to all my friends.

    I guess since you are all agianst clubs it would be usless to ask this question, but I will ask it anyway.

    Do you guys ( just you 3 or 4 counting Katniss) cont

  • maria on January 31st, 2013 - 9:46am


    Want to start a club? Well there is my usless question. It is even more usless considering you don’t like me. Agian not trying to be rude.

    I just feel lonly and mad, because my best friend just moved and only comes back to her house here on thursdaysm it has put me in a pretty bad mude.
    Sorry, I hope you guys will forgive me.

    A very sad and regretful maria

  • maria on January 31st, 2013 - 1:57pm


    well there are 5 of us now. Sorry.

  • Unknown on January 31st, 2013 - 3:29pm


    I’m really sorry

  • maria on February 1st, 2013 - 11:38am


    About what?

  • MYSTREY GIRL on February 1st, 2013 - 6:38pm


    @HELLO PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!! CAN I BE IN YOUR CLUB??? 🙂

  • COOL GIRL on February 1st, 2013 - 6:47pm


    @MARIA sure ill be in your club if you can be a little nicer and the reason we put @ is so they know who your talking to not to keep secrets

  • chicken legs on February 2nd, 2013 - 1:06pm


    hi what are you guys all fighting about

  • maria on February 4th, 2013 - 1:59pm


    @Cool Girl

    @Mystrey Girl
    Ya, shure you can, if ya’ll want to make a club.

  • maria on February 6th, 2013 - 12:16pm


    @Chicken Legs
    Nothing anymore, thankfully. We were discussing reading other peoples posts.

  • cool GIRL on February 7th, 2013 - 7:08pm


    @chicken legs she think that we dont have the right to see any post we want

  • maria on February 9th, 2013 - 6:24am


    @Cool Girl
    I admit I do read post to other people occationally, but mine was a secret. Anyway, I am not mad at anyone anymore. Can we just start over please?

  • Chicken legs on February 10th, 2013 - 6:40pm


    I’ll b in the club

  • maria on February 11th, 2013 - 6:01pm


    Well, if someone wants to be in charge of it them there might be one, but I might be leaving.

  • cool girl on February 12th, 2013 - 7:04pm


    @MARIA sure we can start over and i will be in your club 🙂

  • maria on February 15th, 2013 - 3:08pm


    @Cool Girl
    Yes, whew. Now if I can get Katniss and EarWax to forgive me It’ll be way better. Ok, so far only you and I are in the club

  • to much love on February 27th, 2013 - 11:21am


    @ MARIA I can tell you are going through a lot of drama, do you mind if I pray for you? I don’t even know whats going on but I hope you will feel better… oh and by the way I think if you don’t want people to read your comments you could just say ‘DON’T READ!’ at the beginning I know I wouldn’t read it if I knew it was a secret or the poster didn’t want me to know.

  • maria on March 5th, 2013 - 1:04pm


    @To Much Love
    Well, It’s mostly straightned out now. I don’t care, and to straightem things out, I’m only talking to people who talk to me first, my posting buddies, and if I have a prayer request everyone.

  • Tiger lily on March 13th, 2013 - 12:38pm



    Is this the place that you meant for the INKLETS?

    Can be posting buddies?

    @To much to love
    Can we be posting buddies?

  • maria on March 14th, 2013 - 8:16am


    @Tiger Lily
    I’d be honored to be your posting buddy.

    Here’s a little about me:
    I am a girl
    I do gymnastics
    And my favorite colors are a greenish aqua and purple

  • Tiger lily on March 14th, 2013 - 10:23am


    My Dear Friend, my favorite colors are purple red blue green , and turquoise (Greenish aqua).

    Tiger Lily/Rosebud

  • maria on March 15th, 2013 - 1:42pm


    Tiger Lily
    I like to say greenish aqua because there’s a lady at our church, and she loves turquoise.
    So we were playing a game in youth and you had to write down all of your favorites, and I got mixed up with her. So, I call it greenish aqua out of habit.

  • Lidnarelem on April 23rd, 2013 - 8:35am


    I wuz here

    Soli Deo Gloria!!

  • mr. kiss on July 2nd, 2013 - 1:14pm


    found it. welcome to the page!

  • Anonymous on October 24th, 2013 - 9:53am


    this is the penny instead of the top one. That top one is know th e that bar for the club owners. I am Prez superman is vice

  • Flyingrider on October 24th, 2013 - 9:55am


    this is the penny club PREZ ME VICE IS SUPERMAN

  • Flyingrider on October 26th, 2013 - 9:54am


    100th comment!

  • Flyingrider on October 28th, 2013 - 11:26am


    the anonoumous post was mine i forgot to put my name in top!

  • Flyingrider on October 28th, 2013 - 1:22pm


    Where does Penny live?

    At connies moms funeral who did Penny anounce to Connie?

  • Flyingrider on October 29th, 2013 - 3:02pm


    this is the penny club!


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