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Clarissa Moll - Living with Grief

7/11/2022 00:32:33
How do you engage your sorrow when the world tells you it's time to move on? Young widow Clarissa Moll shares her story of loss and the brutal truth about living with grief. Yet somehow she has found deep joy. In her book, Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief & Thriving After Loss, Clarissa points your heart towards hope. Whether you have lost someone through death or divorce, or you are experiencing a painful situation, this conversation will speak to you. You'll learn: 

3:00 How do you cope when your story is drastically different than you had hoped? 

5:00 Receiving the tragic news of her husband's death 

7:30 Talking to kids about death with real words (not figures of speech)

10:00 How do you journey through your day with grief constantly showing up?   

13:00 How to know when you need to reach out to others for help 

17:20 The irony of her husband's last book which was about the art of dying 

22:00 How do you still find comfort after the cards and flowers of consolation have ceased?

23:50 Talking about the deceased with your kids in a healthy way 

25:25 The heart compared to a classroom - a brilliant comparison 

27:00 Your husband died - this didn't destroy your faith. It strengthened it. How did this happen? 

28:30 What happened to her wedding ring 

Clarissa Moll (MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an author, a podcaster, and the young widow of author Rob Moll. Clarissa's writing has appeared in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, RELEVANT, Modern Loss, Grief Digest and more. Her husband's first book, The Art of Dying, was released in April 2021 with Clarissa's new afterword. Clarissa's debut book is Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Walking with Grief and Thriving After Loss. Learn more about Clarissa on her website ClarissaMoll.com

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Sean McDowell - A Rebel's Manifesto

7/4/2022 00:28:17
Following Jesus is counter-cultural as we live in a time that chases fame, sheds traditional values, and shames those who don't fall in line. Hot button topics such as bullying, social media, loneliness, porn, anxiety, and defending Biblical views at school, online and with friends are all addressed in Sean McDowell's new book, A Rebel's Manifesto: Choosing Truth, Real Justice, and Love amid the Noise of Today's World. In today's very helpful conversation for parents, you'll learn: 

3:00 What is a rebel's manifesto about? What does it look like to be a rebel today?  

4:30 How can you disagree with people and still like them?

7:41 What if your child has to do something immoral for a school assignment?  

9:52 About public education in California 

12:00 Take this advice about being involved in your child's education 

13:14 How do you respond to statements like: Who are you to judge me? 

15:00 How do you respond to: You should not force your morals on me. 

16:30 What if you are called a hater if you believe in marriage between a man and woman?

17:00 What if your child is labeled a hater? 

20:00 What are unique challenges to Gen Z?  

23:30 What does research say about the power of parents to influence our kids? 

25:50 Tell me about Summit Ministries and why it's so influential for teens

Sean McDowell is an author, speaker, and associate professor at Talbot School of Theology at Biola. He has two masters degrees and a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies. He's authored or edited more than 18 books. He married his high school sweetheart Stephanie and they have three children. His newest book is A Rebel's Manifesto. Learn more at his website SeanMcdowell.org

Want to learn more about Summit Ministries where Sean often speaks? Visit Summit.org

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Molly DeFrank - How to do a Digital Detox

6/20/2022 00:29:17
Are you tired of the screen time battles in your home? If you're constantly managing fights between your kids, meltdowns, or saying "put that away!" it may be time for a digital detox. Author and mom of six Molly DeFrank shares her family's journey of unplugging and outlines a detailed plan for you to do the same. Today's conversation is about: 

2:30 Mother has had it! The birth of the digital detox

5:00 How do you present the digital detox to your kids? What does that talk sound like?

7:30 What are signs that your children need a detox from devices?

9:00 Mom, say this when your kids say I'm bored

12:00 The best part of the detox is noticing your child's specific talents and interests

15:20 Do parents have to join the digital detox? If so, how?

17:30 Kids from foster care - adapting the digital detox for them

22:00 Here's how you can continue the digital detox long term

25:20 You don't have to be organized or a planner to do this digital detox because...

Molly DeFrank is the mama of the digital detox. She's a stay home mom and foster mom of six kids ages 12 and under. She's been a guest on Good Morning America and her new book is Digital Detox: The 2 week tech reset for kids. Find out more on Molly's website

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Chase Replogle - Understanding Your Son's 5 Masculine Instincts

6/13/2022 00:32:59
This is the perfect episode to help you understand your son and/or your husband better!

What are the 5 masculine instincts? This week's guest, pastor and author Chase Replogle is here to explain what these instincts are and how to leverage them for good. In today's conversation, we're talking about:

3:00 What can we learn from Shakespeare's stages of a man?

4:25 Instincts - are they good or bad?

6:00 The example of Cain and the instinct of sarcasm

9:30 How can we nudge our son to care instead of check out?

10:30 A working definition of humility: self-suspicion

14:30 What is C.S. Lewis talking about in the Abolition of Man when he refers to chestless men?

18:30 How can we make church more attractive for men? For boys?

22:00 Hunting for turkeys!

25:00 Men need adventures, extremes of too much adventure or too little (apathy)

27:00 The call of God on Samson's life - the need to watch our spiritual lives carefully

Chase Replogle is a pastor and author of the 5 Masculine Instincts. He's pastored the Bent Oak Church in Springfield Missouri for 10 years. He is the host of the Pastor Writer podcast, a native of the Ozark woods, and he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids. Find out more at pastorwriter.com.

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Dr. John Foubert - Protecting Your Child from Internet Pornography

6/6/2022 00:26:42
Pornography is not what it used to be. Much more than just photos of unclothed adults, it's more violent and prevalent than ever. How can you keep your kids safe online? Expert and author Dr. John Foubert is here to explain how pornography is affecting the brains, hearts and future families of children and teens. On today's episode you'll learn: 

3:00 What is happening in a child's brain when they see pornography? 

4:50 Can a brain reset back to a healthy level after porn use?  

5:20 Why is porn especially dangerous to tween and teens?  

7:10 How soon do you talk to your kids about this subject? 

10:20 From 2008-2011, exposure to kids under 13 rose from 14% to 49% 

13:00 What do studies show between the link between porn and sexual violence?  

15:00 How should you respond when you catch your child looking at pictures of naked people?

16:20 Did you know there is a link between porn and depression and anxiety?

18:00 The physical damages that happen to kids when they view porn 

21:50 How to best talk with your kids about porn in a way they will want to listen to you 

Today's guest Dr. John Foubert is a thought leader who has testified before Congress and has been called on by the White House and the Pentagon about how to end sexual violence. He's been a guest on CNN and NPR and is cited regularly in papers like the NY Times, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post. Dr. Foubert's newest book is Protecting Your Children from Internet Pornography - understanding the science, risks, and ways to protect your kids. 

Learn more about Dr. John Foubert on his website

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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don't have to come from a happy home to create one.

Your host Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children.

Inside this podcast, you'll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.