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December 9, 2019
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” Colossians 1:16 “All things were created through him and FOR him.” I’ve read this verse many times before, and it only hit me today that we are literally created for Jesus. We exist FOR Jesus. We are his creation and his joy, and it only makes sense that he truly wants connection with us and our children.
December 5, 2019
Today we have twice the fun with two different interviews on Pardon the Mess. Jim Denison, founder of Denison Ministries, joins me for the first few minutes to discuss the issues our kids will face biblically in today’s culture. It’s so much wisdom packed into fifteen minutes that you will want to hear it twice. But that’s not all . . . . Jim Denison then joins me in a second podcast with Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby and founder of The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
December 2, 2019
As we continue to pray through the school year for our children, it’s almost unbelievable that it’s already December! Today we have a special guest joining us on the podcast, my husband Mike. This week we are praying that they would have the Lord’s favor in their lives.   Join us as we pray for our children to live a life that allows God’s favor on all they do.
November 28, 2019
As we wrap up our Nashville series, we are excited to give you a word from Amy Parker. Amy has written and co-written more than sixty books for children, teens, and adults, with 1.8 million copies sold. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Amy shares with us how her calling to write books came about, and the setbacks she experienced as she pursued her career as an author.
November 25, 2019
This week we are discussing gratefulness and the importance of a good memory when it comes to knowing what God has done for us. We talk about places in the Bible where people people gave thanks, even when their situations were less than optimal. God is the giver of all good things and therefore worthy of our praise. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s pray that our children exude gratefulness in the big and the small, the successes and the failures, and the trials and the triumphs.
November 20, 2019
Pardon the Mess brings you our special Thanksgiving episode straight from Willie and Korie Robertson’s home in West Monroe, Louisiana. We had the great pleasure of chatting with three generations of this sweet family: Chrys Howard, Korie Robertson, and John Luke Robertson. Today’s podcast will give you a peek behind the curtain of what makes their faith so deeply rooted. You’ll leave encouraged to pass the torch well when it comes to family values and your love for Jesus.
November 18, 2019
It’s week 11, and we are praying this week for our kids to have hope. All around us, people are placing their hope in earthly things that cannot possibly deliver. Let’s pray that our children put their hope in the Lord, the only One who can strengthen, restore, and deliver on the great plans he has for us. Without hope, our kids will face anxiety, depression, and much more. Ask the Lord for a hope that carries them in their days of discouragement and that he will daily renew their strength.
November 14, 2019
As we honor our veterans this week, we are thrilled to have Ginger Gilbert Ravella join us. She is a mother of 5, stepmother of 2, military wife, writer, and speaker. At 36 years old, she faced the loss of her college-sweetheart husband and Air Force F-16 pilot in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her husband, Major Troy Gilbert, gave his life while saving over 20 Special Operation soldiers. Ginger shares advice on blended families, grief, ministering to widows, and wrestling with God in the hard places.
November 11, 2019
Today we begin week 10 of praying our kids. This week, we are praying for our kids to have discernment. I can think of no one better to join us this week than Janet Denison. Janet is the founder of Christian Parenting and someone who has shaped my parenting in so many ways. Let's pray that our children know God’s voice and can discern his path for their lives. Pray also that they learn to discern biblical truth and are led to make choices that best exemplify their faith in Christ.
November 6, 2019
What does the band For King and Country have in common with the Christian vocalist Rebecca St. James? They are all Helen Smallbone’s children, and she’s with us today on Pardon the Mess. Helen Smallbone and her husband moved from Australia to Nashville with their seven children, hoping for a new beginning after literally losing everything financially. Get your Advent devo today: https://raisedonors.com/christianparenting/advent-podcast
November 4, 2019
Today we begin week 9 of praying our kids. This week we are praying for our kids to understand the importance of time management. I have a sweet friend joining us on our podcast today, Summer Dale. She shares some great reminders of why it matters that we teach our kids time management skills so they can effectively accomplish God’s greater plans for them. Let’s pray that our kids manage school, activities, family, and time with the Lord in a way that best honors God and brings his perfect wisdo
October 31, 2019
Today we have the pleasure of talking to Crystal Paine! Crystal Paine is a wife of three , a businesswoman, a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of MoneySavingMom.com. Crystal talks very practically on ways to save money by sticking to a budget, meal planning, and figuring out the “why” behind our spending. Get your Advent book: https://raisedonors.com/christianparenting/advent-podcast
October 28, 2019
It's week eight of our prayer journal, and we are praying friendship. It’s hard to overestimate the importance of friendships in our lives, especially good friendships that point us back to Christ. The Bible is full of examples of true friendships, even giving us prescriptive advice for the kinds of friends to look for and even how to be a good friend to others. Let’s take time to dig into God’s word and pray for our kids to have solid Biblical friendships.
October 24, 2019
This is the podcast to listen to with your teens/tweens. This is the podcast to share with your friends. This is the podcast to listen to twice because you might have missed a nugget. I love that wisdom comes in so many different varieties. And today it comes through Sadie Robertson. Sadie Robertson is an author, blogger, speaker, and daughter to Willie and Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty. She has more than 5 million followers on her social platforms and speaks to her love for Jesus and her family.
October 21, 2019
It’s week seven of our prayer journal, and we are praying for accountability. Several years ago, a dear friend of mine encouraged me to start praying that my children would get caught in their sin, leading to accountability and restoration. The friend I’m referencing is on our prayer podcast today, talking with me about accountability. Start praying today for your kids to have people in their lives who hold them to the higher biblical standards.
October 17, 2019
Mike Donehey is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the award-winning Christian rock band, Tenth Avenue North. He has 4 daughters and a lovely wife, and he just released a new book, Finding God’s Life for My Will.  Mike shares with us how a near-death car accident in high school kept him from playing the sports he loved, leading him to pick up a guitar for the first time. He shares his struggle with being on stage, some of the parenting shenanigans, and he even has a sports opinion or two.
October 14, 2019
Today we begin week six of our prayer journal, and we are praying for our children to know their identity is found only in Jesus, not in this world. Psalm 139:13–14 so beautifully reminds us that God perfectly and very personally created each of us in our mother’s womb. We are very intentionally made in the image of God and have great worth and identity to the Lord. Let’s remind our children that they are created in the image of God, uniquely gifted for his glory.
October 10, 2019
We had the great privilege of taking Pardon the Mess on the road to Nashville recently. We can’t wait for you to hear from all of the great guests who joined us live to talk about parenting, their walk with the Lord, and all the good and hard places of raising kids. To kick off our Nashville series, we start with none other than the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, seven-Dove-Award-winning artist Jaci Velasquez. Jaci speaks candidly about the joys and hardships of raising her son who has autism.
October 7, 2019
Today is week five of our prayer journal, and we are praying for the fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—these are not just “good” attributes we hope to see in our kids, but these qualities are evidence that the Holy Spirit is moving in their lives. Notice that we are praying to see the fruit of the Spirit in their lives, not the fruit of their actions, the fruit of their parents’ rules, or the fruit of their works.
October 3, 2019
Lisa Harper joins us on Pardon the Mess with a thoughtful discussion of finding “happy” in the unlikely places. She shares how spending an extended amount of time in the book of Job gave her a new perspective on happiness. She reminds us that happiness is a biblical concept and explains why God wants us to be happy. She’s funny, honest, and shares about some of the hard places in her past and how God continues to work miracles. Lisa is a theological scholar, gifted communicator, and sought-after spe
September 29, 2019
It’s week four of our prayer journal, and we are praying for our children to have self-control. You may be thinking that self-control is not one of the more exciting things you will pray for your kids; but my goodness is it a critical one. Self-control (or lack thereof) has the capacity to impact our kids their entire lives. It shows up in dating relationships, finances, online accountability, occupations, health, marriage, and lots of other places. Take a minute to listen to this week’s podcast & p
September 25, 2019
Can you believe it?  Pardon the Mess is already one year old!  We’ve had such an exciting year, and we’re so glad you’ve joined us on this wild ride. From recording a podcast in the midst of a tornado to the unbelievably inspiring advice from Bob Goff, it’s been quite the year. Parenting is not easy, to say the least, and we love that we’re able to laugh & cry with you during this crazy life. Most importantly, we are raising our kids to know Christ, even when it seems to be increasingly coun
September 23, 2019
Today is the start of week three of our prayer journal, and we are praying influence over our kids. Every group our kids participate in has influencers, whether they’re good or bad. It’s not by coincidence that our kids spend their days with certain people, doing life together through school, sports, and other activities. Let’s pray that our children will be influencers in their circles and have the courage to live out their faith authentically and in a way that marks the lives of those around t
September 19, 2019
Today we talk with Christine Caine. Christine shares her very personal story of coming to terms with her identity in Christ after finding out as an adult that she was adopted. She walks us through the importance of living free from shame and fear and how she has practically worked through that in her life. She reminds us that what others intend for harm, God uses for his good—always.
September 16, 2019
Today is the start of week two of our prayer journal, focusing on praying for our children to be fearless. Take a few minutes today to listen to our podcast and think about what it means to pray for our kids to live marked by a spirit of fearlessness. Consider what the Lord may someday call them to do that will require them to get out of their comfort zones, going to places that require complete trust. Our goal is to form a community of parents committed to praying for our kids this school year.
September 11, 2019
We have none other than Rebekah Lyons joining us today on Pardon the Mess. Rebekah is a national speaker and bestselling author living in Nashville, Tennessee. She’s a mom to four children and speaks honestly about the joys and challenges of raising her children, two of whom have Down syndrome. Rebekah and I talk about her very personal battle of dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. She is a breath of fresh air in a culture where anxiety and stress often seem to prevail.
September 9, 2019
Today we start week one of our prayer journal, focusing on praying for our children to be a light in their schools. As a part of our prayer challenge this school year, I am releasing a short podcast each Monday morning with a few thoughts on the topic we are praying. I will also take a few minutes to pray out loud with you for each of our children. Let's pray light this week!
September 4, 2019
Ever felt like you’re stuck in a rut of boring, ordinary, or just routine days? Lisa-Jo Baker is our guest today on Pardon the Mess, and she’s got a word for you! Lisa-Jo reminds us that we can be free from living up to everyone’s expectations for what a meaningful life should look like and embrace the life we are living right here and right now. Lisa-Jo is practical, funny, realistic, warm, and loves Jesus. For those of us spending our days in the “middle,” this one is for you!
August 26, 2019
John Cooper is part of the band, Skillet. Skillet has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, and their song “Monster” is one of the most streamed rock songs of all time; however, John’s interview with us has less to do with music and more so an encouragement in raising our kids, living out our witness in all places, and the importance of grounding our faith in God’s Word. I’m the newest fan of Skillet, and after you listen to Pardon the Mess today, I think you will be too!
August 22, 2019
It’s such a gift to have Mary DeMuth with us today. Having suffered abuse as a child, her faith brought her to a place of turning her difficult past into God’s glory, allowing her to re-story her past. We start our conversation talking about the seven deadly types of friendships and how to identify unhealthy friendships in our lives while also giving us parenting applications as we guide our kids’ friendships. We also talk about her book, We Too. She urges the church to rise up and face this evil.
August 15, 2019
Any introverts out there? Jamie C. Martin shares practical help for those who parent from a place of introversion. She also reminds us to accept our God-given personality by letting go of the false burdens and negative stereotypes we may associate with being introverted. I personally walked away with so much good information on what my introverted kids may need from me and how to parent them better. And Jamie provides great applications for our marriages, friendships, and so much more.
August 7, 2019
Priscilla Shirer speaks so freely and powerfully about her faith while also practically reminding us of what really matters as we go about our days. We talked about her life as she raises her three boys and how she builds them up with statements of affirmation. She reminds us that living in a place of knowing our true identity in Christ means that all of our decisions come from the truth. She talks honestly about the difficulties her family has faced the last year & gives us words of encouragement.
August 1, 2019
Life changed for Chris Norton in an instant, going from a talented college football player to a quadriplegic. Emily Norton knew from a young age that she was called to help struggling children. What she could not anticipate was the journey she was about to start as she helped Chris work through his physical challenges and goals while facing her own battle with anxiety and depression. They share their journey, including the road to adopting 5 girls and fostering 17 children.
July 25, 2019
Cynthia talks candidly about the places where the Lord has worked in her life the last several years, and encourages us to live for the higher purposes of God. She reminds us to be careful not to let the mundane trump the mission in our life, and challenges us to live interruptable. Bonus: She share the best parenting advice she’s ever received! You will laugh while being challenged to make the most of every day for the Lord. The Lord has mighty plans for each of us and there’s not time to waste.
July 18, 2019
Vivian grew up culturally Buddhist before coming to Christ in high school. She talks candidly about being the only Christian in her family and the impact her cancer diagnosis had on both her family and her faith. Vivian’s life mantra has become “Open hands, willing heart,” which is also the title of her book. She is passionate about helping others find the courage to live all out for the Lord, trusting his character so completely that we’re willing to be surrendered to whatever plans he has for our
July 10, 2019
Christina Meredith endured years of physical abuse at the hands of her mother before entering the foster care system as a teenager. After graduating from high school, Christina ended up homeless and living out of her car. Praying every day for the Lord to give her a new hope, she had no way of knowing that she soon would be crowned Miss California. She shares her difficult story with vulnerability while encouraging each of us. Her story will strengthen your faith!
June 27, 2019
Melanie Shankle is the New York Times bestselling author. She has the gift of being able to write humorously about the seemingly ordinary things of life while pointing to God in the midst of it. She talks to us today about parenting her daughter and how she’s realized the small things end up being the big things and the importance of just showing up in our parenting. Melanie is funny, relatable, and authentic, and she will encourage you to stay the course (and laugh a lot) on the journey of parenting.
June 13, 2019
David Green is the seventy-seven-year-old founder of Hobby Lobby and our guest this week on Pardon the Mess. Mr. Green talks about the legacy his parents left him. His Mom followed up his successes by asking “what have you done for the Lord lately?” His parents were faithful in the small things of parenting, ultimately making a big difference in Mr. Green’s life. Please take time listen to our interview with Mr. Green - you won’t soon forget his timeless words of wisdom.
May 30, 2019
We have the great privilege or talking with Noel Bouché and Aszia Pearson of the pureHOPE organization about sex. As related to our parenting, Noel and Asia talk candidly about the importance of speaking always and often to our kids about sex, reminding us that we want their knowledge in this area to come from a biblical perspective. Our goal is to be informative, practical, and biblical when it comes to sex.
May 23, 2019
We have the great privilege or talking with Noel Bouché and Aszia Pearson of the pureHOPE organization about sex. As related to our parenting, Noel and Asia talk candidly about the importance of speaking always and often to our kids about sex, reminding us that we want their knowledge in this area to come from a biblical perspective. Our goal is to be informative, practical, and biblical when it comes to sex.
May 9, 2019
Today’s episode gives you a good laugh, but with so much more. Melissa Radke and her husband, David, talk to us about the way the Lord has taken their plans and dreams and turned them upside down, landing a story so unplanned that only God could author it. Melissa shares about the struggles in their marriage, the values they esteem as they parent, and leaves us with a reminder that God has a plan bigger and better than anything we can dream up. Get ready for some big energy with lots of laughs!
May 2, 2019
Sometimes we have parenting questions that can be awkward, right? And there’s times we need an honest discussion on a topic, but we aren’t sure where to start. In this Pardon the Mess mini-series, Janet Denison answers some of the more awkward or tough questions we face as we raise our kids. We’ve kept these podcasts short and to the point. They are not intended to be the only answer, but a starting point as you go to the Lord with all of your parenting needs. Join us as we discuss how to parent a pro
April 25, 2019
Online relationships. Predators. Sex trafficking. The Baldwin family is a Christian family living in the Dallas suburbs. Their life was typical of most of ours—that is, until John got word that his seventeen-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, had met a man online from Kosovo and was days away from fleeing the country to marry him. Today’s podcast is a must listen for both parents and teens as the Baldwins openly share their story. You won't want to miss it.
April 11, 2019
Easter is quickly approaching, and sometimes it’s challenging to keep our kids focused more on Jesus and less on the baskets. Have you ever gathered around the table with friends and family for a traditional Seder meal in celebration of Passover? Me neither. Today we get to chat with Susie Hawkins about celebrating the Passover tradition with our families as Holy Week approaches. The Seder meal helps us better understand the Jewish background of the Last Supper celebrated by Jesus.
April 4, 2019
Today we get a word from New York Times best-selling author Mary Beth Chapman. Mary Beth is married to Steven Curtis Chapman and mom to six children. We also have Emily Chapman Richards, the oldest of the Chapmans. They talk about some of the parenting non negotiables in their families, also reminding us to let go of the way we think things are “supposed” to look. Mary Beth discusses the hard places in her marriage, struggle of depression, and the heartbreaking loss of their daughter, Maria.
March 24, 2019
When you get the opportunity to chat candidly about the hard places in parenting with good friends Rebecca Carrell and Kay Wyma- well, you don’t want to miss it. In this episode, the three of us talk about the recent college admissions bribery scandal and the messaging our culture sends that our kids need to look a certain way or have certain credentials to be “good enough.” Kay and Rebecca encourage us to walk in the grace of the Lord as we remind our kids to call out God’s truth in their lives.
March 14, 2019
On October 13, 2006, Abby Rike’s family was involved in a devastating car accident. Refusing to let her tragedy become her identity, Abby started a journey that led her to know the Lord in a new, beautiful way. Abby encourages us to refuse to accept a life of casual Christianity but rather to dive into God’s Word in a way that transforms all we do. Wherever you are in life, whatever you’re worried about or living through, Abby has a word of encouragement for you.
February 28, 2019
Kathie Lee Gifford joins us on Pardon the Mess, and we could not be more thrilled to spend time with her. Kathie Lee and I talk about her faith journey and the impact traveling to Israel has had on her understanding of why she believes what she does. She shares about the difficult days after losing her husband, Frank, and how Jesus is our only hope. Oh, and we talk about why she’s leaving TODAY next month and get some insider scoop on what’s next on her agenda.
February 14, 2019
Jenny Brady and Mia Mbroh encourage us to start conversations about diversity in our homes. They are quick to remind us that diversity is not just a matter of skin color, but also gender, socioeconomic status, age, culture, and economic status. Jenny and Mia love the Lord and create a safe place to consider issues of diversity while pointing us back to God’s design and the biblical implications on our faith.
February 7, 2019
Sometimes we have parenting questions that can be awkward, right? And there’s times we need an honest discussion on a topic, but we aren’t sure where to start. In this Pardon the Mess mini-series, Janet Denison answers some of the more awkward or tough questions we face as we raise our kids. We’ve kept these podcasts short and to the point. They are not intended to be the only answer, but a starting point as you go to the Lord with all of your parenting needs.
January 31, 2019
As a special agent with the United States Secret Service for 19 years, Darin Kinder has traveled to over 30 countries with presidents and leaders. But on September 11, 2001, he experienced the unspeakable horror as one of those at the World Trade Center. Darin now tells his story of that tragic day, and how even in the chaos and darkness, God was there. Darin shares his thoughts on raising brave kids who are willing to live on purpose for the Lord. Darin's story, passion, & purpose, will inspire you.
January 17, 2019
Cheryl Scruggs knows firsthand the difficulties that come with marriage. After divorcing her husband, Jeff, in the midst of her own infidelity, Cheryl realized the lies she believed in her first marriage and the critical importance of having Jesus central in her relationships. Now remarried to Jeff, she talks vulnerably about working through the daily ups and downs and pitfalls we all experience along the way. You will be encouraged!
November 29, 2018
Joni Eareckson Tada wrestled with life’s toughest questions after a split-second decision left her quadriplegic as a teenager. Struggling with how God could allow that to happen, she was blessed with ten words that changed her life: God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves. Joni’s life is a testament to these words and will inspire you in the hard places in life. She talks candidly about questioning God’s sovereignty, working through depression, and living abundantly through Jesus.
November 8, 2018
Do you ever think about what you want you want your kids to really know before they leave home? We do too! In this episode, author Holly Shivers and her sister, Wendy Hermes, remind us of the importance of teaching our kids how to pray & memorize God’s word. Holly and Wendy remind us that being intentional in the small things with our kids often pays big dividends in knowing the Lord in a personal way. And knowing the Lord is something we all hope our kids “get” before they leave our homes.
October 25, 2018
Bob Goff has the remarkable gifting of relaying his life adventures in a way that points you back to Jesus and challenges you to live life differently. We talk about the gift we are to those around us when we choose to be “available” to them and truly present.  Bob tells us stories of parades in his neighborhood, not getting accepted to law school, and calling the White House when one of his kids was sick. Bob Goff is energetic, hilarious, challenging, and practical. You won’t want it to end!
October 17, 2018
Bob Goff has the remarkable gifting of relaying his life adventures in a way that points you back to Jesus and challenges you to live life differently. We talk about the gift we are to those around us when we choose to be “available” to them and truly present.  Bob tells us stories of parades in his neighborhood, not getting accepted to law school, and calling the White House when one of his kids was sick. Bob Goff is energetic, hilarious, challenging, and practical. You won’t want it to end!
October 3, 2018
How can we love God more than we love our children? How can we let go of our struggle with control, for the benefit of our children and ourselves? Author Lisa Clark joins us to talk about raising children who take responsibility, who listen to God’s voice, and who follow him. Though it can be scary, she shows us how daily putting our kids on the altar is the only way to find freedom from fear and anxiety, and how that plan is so much greater: for God’s glory and our children’s good.
September 17, 2018
Jamie Ivey joins us to talk about fear, control, shame, and vulnerability. We discuss the parenting journey the Lord has had Jamie on, including adoption, being a working mother/parent, and juggling work travel), and Jamie shares how vulnerability has transformed her friendships and parenting. Together, we delve into the false gospel we preach with our lives if we, as believers, try and act like we have it all together -- and how shame plays into inadvertently training our kids not to confess sin.
September 11, 2018
When Fox 4 News Anchor Chip Waggoner and his wife heard that the baby she was carrying would endure significant challenges from birth, they started on a journey they never anticipated taking. In this episode, Chip and his son, Benjamin, join us to share the blessings they have experienced despite the difficulties Benjamin has endured with his health. Together, Chip and Benjamin answer tough questions such as: How should a believer respond to devastating medical news in our children’s lives? How should we train our children to respond—with words and actions—to another person who is differently abled? What is God’s purpose in creating life in a child who isn’t “normal”? Powerful answers to these questions will move and inspire you to be joyful always and pray continually.   (Today’s podcast references 1 Thessalonians 5:16)   Get the encouragement and support you need to teach your kids to love Christ in a world that doesn’t — directly to your inbox each week!   Christian Parenting offers trusted guidance for the hardest job there is. CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //  
September 4, 2018
Baylor Bear and NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary joins University of Texas and Pittsburgh Steeler Kirk McJunkin to talk about parenting your kids through sports. Coach Singletary experienced adversity at a young age, but through it, he believed rich teaching from his mother regarding his identity — teaching that rerouted him and his future. Coach McJunkin reveals how he began playing sports as a search for significance, until the Lord revealed to him that he could not find his self-worth in football. When the Lord changed his approach from being self-centered to being others-centered, his life was altered forever. Two elite athletes who excelled at the highest levels both point to their faith as the only firm foundation for families as they travel the path of youth sports. Today’s episode features a candid and vulnerable conversation about the difficult task of parenting our children in youth, select, and high school sports.    (Today’s podcast references Luke 15:11-32, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, and Colossians 3:21)   Get the encouragement and support you need to teach your kids to love Christ in a world that doesn’t — directly to your inbox each week!   Christian Parenting offers trusted guidance for the hardest job there is.   CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY   Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //
August 21, 2018
The messaging of the world leads us to shame, silence, and isolation. Instead of recognizing our kids’ unique qualities, as parents, sometimes we act like we want our kids to “be great” at everything. But this messaging is “not the boss of us”, as guest author Kay Wyma discusses today. Kay reminds us of our phenomenal worth and value, and how believing that identity for ourselves helps fuel us to lead our kids to living out their identity. She calls us to stop valuing our children based on performance, and instead call in truth to point them back to their precious worth to God, and to how loved and uniquely gifted they are to Him. (Today’s podcast references Ephesians 2, Isaiah 55:8-9, Matthew 11:28, Isaiah 43:1, Daniel 3:26, Phil 4:6)   Get the encouragement and support you need to teach your kids to love Christ in a world that doesn’t — directly to your inbox each week!   Christian Parenting offers trusted guidance for the hardest job there is. CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //  
August 12, 2018
Michael W. Smith joins us to talk about family, loving your spouse well, focusing on what really matters in raising kids, and slowing down by prioritizing what’s important in our lives. You will love hearing about his heart behind creating a new children’s lullaby album. Oh, and we even talked about his friendship with Billy Graham and singing at Reverend Graham’s funeral.   Get the encouragement and trusted guidance you need to raise your kids in the uncompromised truth of God’s word— directly to your inbox each week!   Raising children on solid, biblical truth in a fast-changing world. CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //
August 11, 2018
Tony Dungy has two Super Bowl rings, but he doesn't need them to be significant. In today’s episode Tony and his wife Lauren reveal how to train a child to believe he is worthy (hint: it’s not by training them to accomplish more). The Dungys impart wisdom on how they parent differently now, after 3 decades of wisdom and experience raising 10 children. They answer "what prompted you to write 2 new children's books" regarding their latest project, and they reveal the heart behind their calling to foster care and adoption. Their words are both convicting and inspiring; you won’t want to miss it!   (Today’s podcast references Matthew 16:26)   Get the encouragement and trusted guidance you need to raise your kids in the uncompromised truth of God’s word— directly to your inbox each week!   Raising children on solid, biblical truth in a fast-changing world. CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //
August 11, 2018
  Do we rob our kids of the ability to trust God by constantly intervening when we see them struggling? What if our efforts to provide and protect are the actual barriers to their success? In this podcast we talk with Christian counselor Mia Mbroh about whether failure is important or overrated, how a Christian parent should respond to a child who is struggling, and how stop parenting out of our own wounds from the past. She asks us “is God still good enough for us, even in the difficult times?” and expands on how our behavior often answers this question with a resounding “no.” Mia gives us practical ways we can love our children by letting them fail – by choosing to walk with them through their failure instead of always trying to take the pain away.  (Today’s podcast references Deuteronomy 8:17-18, the Heroes of the Bible, Proverbs 3:5-6)   Get the encouragement and trusted guidance you need to raise your kids in the uncompromised truth of God’s word— directly to your inbox each week!   Raising children on solid, biblical truth in a fast-changing world. CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //
August 11, 2018
Can a Christian parent find success? Our performance and perfection driven culture can make us feel we will never measure up.  As parents, we want to know how to define God’s version of success in parenting, so in this podcast we discuss how to raise up believers, and how to be character focused parents.   Today’s conversation is with Bible teacher, writer, and speaker Janet Denison. Janet reminds us that success is what it’s always been, and points us back to the oldest principles and the biggest picture in our parenting. She answers “how do we know if our child has accepted Christ” and gives us a short list of non-negotiables about which we cannot budge when guiding little hearts. (Today’s podcast references Matthew 23, Jeremiah 6:16, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 22:6)   Get the encouragement and trusted guidance you need to raise your kids in the uncompromised truth of God’s word— directly to your inbox each week!   Raising children on solid, biblical truth in a fast-changing world. CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY Facebook // Twitter // Instagram //
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