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August 27, 2019
About ten years ago Teri Lynne Underwood attended a conference for pastors’ wives. Since her husband was in student ministry at the time and they had a young daughter, she chose to attend a workshop on beauty and modesty. Teri Lynne was both shocked and offended by what the facilitator said in the session. She urged women to give no thought to their appearance and said that any time and money spent on physical appearance was at the very least shameful and could also be sinful. But that's not what Teri Lynne found in the Bible... A balance, yes? But shameful? No. Well, it doesn't have to be. Join Brooke and Erin today as they talk to Teri Lynne in depth about how to raise daughters with a correct understanding of beauty straight from the heart of God.
August 20, 2019
Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker wrote Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in Your Mess several years ago. It was literally birthed in a closet during a hurricane…and we don’t just mean figuratively (although the “hurricane of motherhood” certainly contributed to the message!). Since that time, they've matured, and their kids have matured. They've learned a lot of things about hope, one of which is that we always need it. Weariness comes and goes in cycles. Hope is something we can't do without. On this episode of the Million Praying Moms Podcast, listen as they partner with Erin Mohring in sharing 10 truths they've learned about hope since writing the original Hope for the Weary Mom. It will be an amazing reminder of the deep truths we all desperately need, so tune in now!
August 13, 2019
Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker wrote Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in Your Mess several years ago. It was literally birthed in a closet during a hurricane…and we don’t just mean figuratively (although the “hurricane of motherhood” certainly contributed to the message!). Since that time, they've matured, and their kids have matured. They've learned a lot of things about hope, one of which is that we always need it. Weariness comes and goes in cycles. Hope is something we can't do without. On this episode of the Million Praying Moms Podcast, listen as they partner with Erin Mohring in sharing 10 truths they've learned about hope since writing the original Hope for the Weary Mom. It will be an amazing reminder of the deep truths we all desperately need, so tune in now!
August 6, 2019
Today's episode is for all of the moms of boys out there...well, actually, it's for MOMS of boys, GRANDMOTHERS of boys, maybe even mother-n-laws...because whether or not you are actually raising boys yourself, we're willing to bet there is or will be one in your life at some point, and it's a good idea to understand what makes him tick. Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, is with us today talking about building a healthy, unshakable, relationship with our sons! Get ready to take some notes!
July 30, 2019
As moms, we often feel like we're the ones holding everything together. If we lose it, everything falls apart...but is this true? Maybe you're weighed down under the heaviness of your own expectations, or the expectations of others? Do you feel like you're failing motherhood on a regular basis, and just need a new perspective? On today's episode, Brooke and Erin talk with Mom Set Free author, Jeannie Cunnion, about how to find relief from the pressure to get it all right (just in time to prepare your hearts for back-to-school)!
July 23, 2019
Erin and Brooke both have TEENAGERS in their homes now, so this episode couldn't come at a better time! We're living through some of the struggles of raising teens—along with all of the great things about this season of a kid's life—but when we read the title of Connie Alber's new book we knew it was perfect for the show. We've always encouraged our readers and listeners to be "students" of their children. Meaning there's no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting. There's no equation for parenting success. Tune in today to discuss the idea of parenting beyond the rules our society—even inside the church—has set up for us and learn why your relationship with your teens is one of the most important things on your parenting list!
July 16, 2019
Whether you're a girlmom dealing with the changes in your daughter and how her battle with hormones affects your family life, or a boymom trying to help your son understand and relate to the girls he encounters day in and day out, today's episode is for you. We're welcoming two of our very favorites to the podcast to talk about navigating the hormone battle with grace. Hal and Melanie Young are the parents of 8 children—6 boys and 2 girls—and are popular speakers at homeschool conventions all over the country. Their book, Raising Real Men, is one of our top recommendations for boymoms, but today, we're talking to them about helping our girls navigate the hormone battle with grace. Don't miss out!
July 9, 2019
We know many of you listening have just walked through a change in the season your family is in. Whether it's a graduation from high school, college, or some other major life event, the emotions associated with launching your child into a new season of life can leave the best of parents feeling out of control. It helps to have someone come along side you who has been there, and can help you navigate it with grace. Today, we're welcoming Julie Sanders to the podcast to talk about how she and her husband have successfully launched their children. With the gift of time and perspective, Julie shares ways we can begin preparing NOW for the season of launching our children. Let's dive in!
July 2, 2019
As far as phases of life go, puberty is probably the most awkward. Zits, body hair, strange new odors, breasts, cracking voices, and the list goes on. The transition from childhood to adulthood makes for some strange new life experiences. That’s why it’s helpful to have a guide. Someone who’s been there, done that, and can help you see your way through. Listen to today's episode as Brooke and Erin talk again to Luke and Trisha Gilkerson, authors of Changes: 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Puberty, about this vital conversation between parent and child, and how to make it as painless as possible! We can do this!
June 25, 2019
Did you know that if you wait until your children are around 9 years old to talk to them about sex, you’ve probably waited too long. That age shocks us, too. Years ago, when we first started thinking through talking to our kids about sex, the age of first pornography viewing among boys was around 11. We don’t even want to know what it is now. If that doesn’t convince you that the time is now to talk to your kids about sex, we don’t know what will. The evil isn’t just out there anymore. We’re naive if we think our kids have to search for, look for something evil to view. Evil is looking for them. Join Brooke and Erin on today's episode as they talk to Luke and Trisha Gilkerson of Intoxicated on Life about creating a healthy, biblical view of sex… Having, “The Talk.” Take a deep breath, and let's do this!
June 18, 2019
Sometimes it feels like trying to communicate with teens is like speaking a foreign language, but keeping those lines of communication open is more important in this season than any other! On today's episode, we're talking about the things parents need to know to promote ongoing, healthy, open communication with their teens with Boymom Mentor, Gina Smith. You'll leave with a greater awareness about your needs as a mom AND your teen's needs, as well as practical tips for communicating with teens in a way that shows love to them, but still respects your place of authority over them. Tune in now!
June 11, 2019
Bullying is at epidemic levels, and the ways that our children can be bullied are only increasing as their access to technology expands every day. What is a Christian parent to do when their children is being bullied? What if their child IS the bully? On this episode of the Million Praying Moms podcast, join Brooke and Erin as they interview counselor, author, speaker, and co-creator of Raising Boys and Girls, David Thomas, in a vital and timely conversation. Grab a pencil and notepad because you're going to want to take notes!
June 4, 2019
On May 3, 2017 Jen Murray watched her 10 year old son, Brooks—one-fourth of her quadruplet boys—slowly veer off the track and collapse after running a mile at a community event. She watched, helplessly, as trained medical professionals administered CPR over and over again and heard the words no mother ever wants to hear: "There's no pulse." God saved Brooks' life that day, miraculously raising him from the dead, and in the process, the Murray family found a thankfulness and gratitude for daily life they never had before. Today's episode is a tear-jerker. You might want to have some tissues nearby as you listen to Jen tell the story of that day, and how God has provided for them each day since. Note: Had it not been for the medical professionals who just "happened" to be nearby refusing to give up on Brooks, he wouldn't be with us today. We'd like to take a second to thank all EMS workers who so generously give of themselves, even and especially when they're off duty.
May 28, 2019
What do you do when God asks you to take a dare and do something different in your parenting than everyone else around you? How do you deal with feelings of awkwardness or isolation that come from choosing something different from the norm? Kate and Mike Battistelli, parents of GRAMMY award-winning Contemporary Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli, were incredibly intentional about the way they raised their daughter, and the way they lived their lives. Kate's new book, The God Dare, demonstrates the power of saying "Yes!" to God, no matter the cost, and in this episode, we explore what that choice cost them, and why they would make the sacrifice all over again. If you've experienced the difficulties of being an intentional Christian parent, this episode is for you!
May 21, 2019
We recently polled a large group of Christian moms about their prayer lives and found that many of the moms who have been Christians for a long time DON'T actually have the kind of prayer life they believe they SHOULD have. What grabbed us the most from all those responses were the moms who said, "I'm just not sure I see the value of prayer anymore. I've prayed for years and God just doesn't seem to answer me." Since she was 15 years old, author Kelli Stuart felt lead to adopt a child, but the journey toward the fulfillment of that dream was filled with very high highs and very low lows. In this episode, Kelli will be joining us today to tell her story. Our hope is that you'll be inspired by it, and find the strength you need to keep praying. So grab that laundry basket, turn on your bluetooth in the car, or pour your favorite warm cuppa something and let's dive in!
May 14, 2019
Why parents of boys and girls need each other to produce the best outcomes.
May 2, 2019
Coming Tuesday, May 14th! You're listening to the Million Praying Moms Podcast, where we believe every mom is uniquely designed by God for His purpose, but also a part of something much bigger than she could ever be alone. Authors and moms, Erin Mohring and Brooke McGlothlin will help you make prayer your first and best response to the challenges of parenting. Listen in on real life conversations with the experts about real issues parents face today and learn practical ways to focus on Christ as you seek wisdom and hope for the difficult job of raising children in today's world. If you're ready to handle life with grace because you've been in the presence of God, you're in the right place! Visit us at MillionPrayingMoms.com!
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