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Life with Gwen and Joe

Life with Gwen and Joe

"Live with Gwen and Joe" is now "Life with Gwen and Joe"! “Life with Gwen and Joe” is a live Facebook chat with Joe & Gwen Lara hosted weekly on “Gwen Shamblin Lara’s” Facebook page. With Weigh Down TV, these videos are now available to subscribers as a collection! Come back here regularly for new releases!

Life with Gwen and Joe
  • An Interview with Gwen and Joe

    One of Satan’s sneakiest lies is the one that tells you, “I just cannot love God the way that Gwen and Joe do.” The truth is that Gwen and Joe are people just like you, with personal interests and fun memories and heartfelt challenges! Once you understand that Gwen and Joe Lara are regular peop...

  • Second Chances

    Getting a second chance is an amazing opportunity to make things right! Have you ever thought about each morning as a “new chapter”—a second chance—in the story of your life? Joe Lara shares this impactful perspective on this episode of Life with Gwen and Joe: you fall asleep, and then you are ...

  • Losing Weight During Quarantine

    You Can Overcome! This is not merely a statement of encouragement—it is also a powerful resource produced by Weigh Down Ministries and Remnant Fellowship Church that is broadcast LIVE each Wednesday evening through weighdown.tv! For 17 seasons, Gwen has shared the stage with hundreds of people ...

  • Go For It on the 20-Day Challenge

    Gwen and Joe are excited, and they want to help you get pumped up and motivated to go for it! On the heels of the “20-Day Challenge” issued in the previous episode, this week’s Life with Gwen and Joe brings out the cheerleader in Gwen as she encourages us to put on our spiritual athletic gear so...

  • Walking in The Spirit: A 20-Day Challenge

    “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace…and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12) The world outside is bursting forth in springtime beauty and the splendor of God’s handiwork, but in this unusual year of “staying at home” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

  • Love & Respect Between Husbands and Wives

    These days, as we are under a mandated time of “staying at home” due to COVID-19, many husbands and wives are spending more time together than ever before. The good news is that every marriage has an opportunity to be stronger as a result of this time together! Sadly, however, statistics are reve...

  • God’s Holy Passover and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    We have our palm branches out and it's time for Passover! Even though in 2020 we find ourselves isolating in homes due to the current pandemic, we are grateful that God instituted technology that allows us to worship with one another no matter where we are. It is glorious to imagine God’s saints...

  • The Joys of Slowing Down

    The year 2020 will go down in history as a period of global pandemic crisis. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and isolation have become conditions mandated by governing authorities. The Old Testament references isolating those who are afflicted with illness for a defined p...

  • Adam and Eve: Cutting Through the Confusion

    God gave Adam and Eve a beautiful existence in a garden of bounty and tranquility, but life on earth was forever altered when they chose to eat fruit from the one tree that had been forbidden by the Creator. The real dynamic of the Garden of Eden is not a mystery, and—as Joe points out in this w...

  • Overcoming Fears During This Time of Isolation

    At this time, springtime of 2020, the world seems in disarray, but the Bible ensures us, “…if my people…will humble themselves and pray and seek my face…then will I hear from heaven ….” (2 Chronicles 7:14) In Matthew 24:4, Jesus warns us not to be deceived by rumors and not to be alarmed. These ...

  • Tips for Snacking & Nighttime Eating

    You can do it! You can learn to deny yourself those extra bites that are keeping you from achieving your weight loss goal. “Denial is a muscle,” as Gwen explains in this week’s episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe.” Like any muscle, if we are not exercising it regularly—or if we get away from usin...

  • What Does It Mean To Be Humble?

    Natural disasters strike unannounced and can change lives and communities in an instant. Such was the case when a tornado ripped a 50-mile path of destruction through middle Tennessee in March 2020. Buildings were leveled, lives were lost, and entire communities were devastated in the aftermath...

  • Weigh Down On Tour: A Mission of Love and Joy

    Pack your bags, because Weigh Down is going on tour! The Bible tells us that Jesus sent the Disciples out two-by-two to share the good news of a “you can do it” salvation amongst a hurting world. Christ traveled the countryside, refreshing Himself and His followers in the homes of friends or on...

  • How to Live a Life of Good Deeds

    There is no better feeling than the heart-swelling emotion of knowing you have done something good for someone else! The world is full of organizations that promote good deeds as a way to better our communities, but God is the Originator of good works and has always built His Kingdom around the ...

  • Being the Perfect Companion

    There is no such thing as “finding the right companion.” Before you despair and call off your quest for a superior relationship, you must watch this week’s episode of “Life with Gwen and Joe”! We have all spent countless hours and vast amounts of energy trying to craft perfect friendships and r...

  • How to Show True Love on Valentine’s Day

    Love is in the air! The world designates Valentine’s Day as one of a few days each year focused on love, and it is important to use every chance we get to express our appreciation and affection to the one God has given us to love! But chocolates melt and roses last only a few days...while these ...

  • How to Have Empathy and Compassion

    Imagine a place known for taking care of its own, expressing true compassion toward one another and making sure every need is met! Physical pain, such as an overweight condition, is what the world sees with physical eyes, but there is an underlying spiritual pain that can be deep and dark. Weigh...

  • When Life Seems Too Hard

    There is an amazing new perspective for us all when it comes to hard times, suffering, and loss! Everyone faces adversity at some point. Jesus said in Matthew 5:45 that God “sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Hard times are often seen as unmerited tribulation that results in ques...

  • Don't Give Up - Give All!

    Weigh Down was never about a diet—it has always been about putting your ALL into a relationship with God! Let’s make 2020 the year that we do not give up, but instead we give ALL! Join Gwen and Joe for this special episode filmed live at the Weigh Down New Year’s 2020 Rally, as Gwen lays out a st...

  • Persevere and Never Give Up

    Let’s make 2020—a new year and a new decade—the year that we ALL stick it out and achieve our goals! The key to keeping your resolutions is to not give up! You CAN change! Let’s go for it! If you have not already made your list of resolutions and goals, get them written down so that you can a...

  • Setting New Year’s Resolutions

    Happy New Year, and welcome to a new decade! This is the year we all can change! Have you made your resolutions? What do you want to achieve in 2020? In this episode, Gwen and Joe reassure all of us that God gave everyone the ability to change! What an exciting way to start a new year, knowing th...

  • And It’s Only Just Begun!

    Another year comes to a close, and 2019 has been made even more special with the development of these “Life with Gwen and Joe” episodes! Join Gwen and Joe Lara as they express their sincere gratitude to YOU, the faithful viewers, who have tuned in and made this past year so special by your friend...

  • Celebrating Christmas with Friends

    Christmas cheer is in the air! This festive season is a time for fellowship and parties, showing honor to those who imitate the example of Jesus Christ—not only at the commemoration of His birth, but every day, all year long! If you have ever participated in a Weigh Down class, you have benefitt...

  • What is a Proverbs 31 Woman?

    “A wife of noble character … [is] worth far more than rubies.” (Proverbs 31) Although this passage about the Proverbs 31 wife is often quoted, living examples of such a wife are few and far between in this day and age. However, this Scripture tells us that such a woman earns the full confidence ...