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Ep 4: Training Boys

11/16/2022 00:55:08
Ep 4: Training Boys
It's known that all kids are blessings, but sometimes you need a little extra help wrangling them.

In this week's episode, Lorna & Tauren give an inside glimpse into life with their four boys, all while sharing practical tips on how they raise them in a way that honors God and trains the development of each boy in their own unique way.                               

In this episode they cover: 

Some of the most common parenting issues (2:34)

Coming to the conclusion that God loves your kids more than you do (3:48)

Talking about smart devices (5:55)

Why parents should measure their responses to their children (12:04)

Approaches to the human body and the exposure of sexualization to kids (17:15)

The importance of resourcing yourself with information about the practical ways to raise kids (20:12)

Why honesty is great, but transparency is better (21:02)

How to encourage honesty in your kids (23:00)

Diving into discipline (30:49)

Why it's important not to crush your children's spirit (36:00)

Why eating, sleeping and schedules are important to consistent behavior (40:55)

How to instill confidence in your children (47:25)

New episodes drop on Wednesday's so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! 

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Check out Lorna's blog on Aliveandwells.com 

Check out Tauren Wells's new album "Joy in the Morning" on taurenwells.com

Check out the "God Made All of Me" book here

Check out the "Good Pictures Bad Pictures" book here.

Ep 3: Generosity

11/2/2022 01:01:40
Ep 3: Generosity
Why is it so important to be generous with what the Lord has given you?

In this week's episode, Lorna & Tauren talk about the power of generosity through the lens of their own personal experiences, taking a deeper look into what God's word says about the discipline of giving, and why the heart in which you give matters.

In this episode they cover: 

Tauren's origin with money (3:43) 

Lorna's origin with money (5:15) 

When God started working on both of their hearts around giving (6:13)

The power of taking care of the Bride of Christ (9:54)

Tauren's first experience with radical generosity (13:01)

Why the spirit in which you give matters (17:33)

When God is in it, there is no limit (20:23)

The freedom of not being bound to your budget (24:21) 

Understanding tithing (27:21)

Recognizing God's patterns and principles (29:01) 

Every pattern and principle leads us to a promise (41:03)

How to be a conduit for God's blessings to flow through (43:29)

Even when it feels like God isn't working, know that He is (53:20)

If valuable things control you, you're out of alignment (56:20)

How to systematically give (59:55)

New episodes drop on Wednesday's so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! 

Follow Tauren Wells on Instagram @TaurenWells 

Follow Lorna Wells on Instagram @LornaBrittany 

Check out Lorna's blog on Aliveandwells.com 

Check out Tauren Wells's new album "Joy in the Morning" on taurenwells.com

Ep 2: Social Media and the Christian

10/19/2022 00:40:35
Ep 2: Social Media and the Christian
As a believer, how do you navigate social media? 

In this week's episode, Lorna & Tauren have an honest conversation about how they use social media as Christians, and give us practical tips and wisdom on the power of seeing and loving people over our opinions. 

In this episode they cover: 

Social media and the Christian (0:32)

Speaking the truth in love (6:09)

When you only respond to let people know which side you're on (8:10)

The upside down kingdom (8:59)

When you feel like Jesus needs us to defend him (11:50)

The power of listening before responding (13:56)

3 things you should do before you post something (14:52)

What the Bible says about unity, and what it means to be humble and gentle (16:48)

When you let your opinions trump biblical truth (21:13) 

The practice of binding yourself together with peace (23:10)

Whatever you're feeding, is what will come out (24:18)

Why you should care more about people than opinions (25:55)

How to consider the motivations of your heart before posting (30:20)

Social media as a parent and spouse (34:45) 

Why you should ask "Is this helpful or is it hurtful?" (37:46).         

New episodes drop on Wednesday's so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! 

Follow Tauren Wells on Instagram @TaurenWells 

Follow Lorna Wells on Instagram @LornaBrittany 

Check out Lorna's blog on Aliveandwells.com 

Check out Tauren Wells's new album "Joy in the Morning" on taurenwells.com

Ep 1: Grammys and Sweatpants

10/5/2022 00:47:20
Ep 1: Grammys and Sweatpants
How do you measure your gifting? 

In this week's episode, Lorna & Tauren get real about the pressures and difficulty of walking in your calling and contrast their day-to-day lives to show how they support and love each other through it all. 

In this episode they cover: 

Grammys and sweatpants (2:30) 

The struggle with jealousy and how to uproot it (12:02) 

The beauty in the Lord using your talents in different ways throughout different seasons (14:16) 

The importance of a prayer life in marriage, and the ministry of creating a peaceful home for your family (15:50) 

How to use your gifts for God's glory in whatever way that is, even if it's not in front of people (20:38) 

Praying for yourself vs. praying for your spouse (22:22) 

How should husbands encourage and support their wives? (28:07) 

The contrast of their lives and how they incorporate rest into their schedule (33:35) 

How to walk confidently in your talents and giftings (44:50) 

New episodes drop on Wednesdays so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! 

Follow Tauren Wells on Instagram @TaurenWells 

Follow Lorna Wells on Instagram @LornaBrittany 

Check out Lorna's blog on Aliveandwells.com 

Check out Tauren Wells's new album "Joy in the Morning" on taurenwells.com 

Check out the StrengthsFinder book here

Check out Chazown here.

Introduction to Alive and Wells with Lorna and Tauren Wells

9/28/2022 00:01:22
Introduction to Alive and Wells with Lorna and Tauren Wells
Welcome to Lorna and Tauren Wells' new podcast 'Alive and Wells'! Each episode will be filled with honest and transparent conversations about marriage, parenting, callings, rest, enneagrams and so much more!

Whether you're single, engaged, married, have kids or not - this podcast is for YOU as a reminder that life isn't perfect, but it can be exciting when God is in it.

It all starts Wednesday, Oct 5. Subscribe now to never miss an episode of 'Alive and Wells'! 

Alive and Wells with Lorna and Tauren Wells

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Welcome into the Wells family! Listen as Lorna & Tauren share their lessons, struggles and some of the inspiring things that God has given them through their marriage, four boys and careers. In each episode of this podcast they tackle topics like marriage, parenting, careers, callings, enneagrams, rest, generosity and many more things that are core to them. Through their transparency you'll know that you're not alone in your struggles. We all know this life isn't perfect, but it can be exciting because God's in it, this is Alive and Wells! 

Reviews

Revisiting Feminism and the "Housewife"

So far (as of episode 5), Lorna and Tauren's heartfelt commentary on married life and raising children have been a precious blessing. Lorna give God glory for inspiring you to start this podcast. Society does not give housewives the respect and accolades they deserve for the effort they put into raising children. Indeed, this is the single most important job of all, for not only do they raise children, these housewives are custodians of social moral principles and serve as the anchor for God's wisdom. True feminism celebrates women who indirectly contribute to the economy by raising morally productive children, rather than eschewing them for not applying their talents directly to the economy. Lorna, never feel like you gave anything up to raise kids in the way of the Lord. You're using your grace well and I have learned so much from 1 podcast about raising boys. Remember everything has its time and nothing lasts forever. Lots of love

Thank u Jesus!

I thank God for you two. Please don't stop preaching. You are a true blessing in my life.