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Dr. Kathy Koch - Resilient Kids

1/23/2023 00:37:57
Dr. Kathy Koch - Resilient Kids
Do your kids embrace life with confidence? We talk about resilience but how many kids are really willing to take risks, fail, and get back up again? Dr. Kathy Koch is here to help us raise resilient kids who can recover from bad days and disappointments. 

For kids to be resilient, they need to know the God of the Bible. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 

3:20 What is resilience? 

4:50 Don't just talk about resilience, this is how to live it out in front of your kids 

5:40 Your daughter blames her teacher for a bad grade, what do you say? 

8:20 What is the difference between a failure and a mistake?

12:45 When you zap your kids without even knowing it 

15:15 The powerful roles of optimism and pessimism

16:55 Use the calendar this way to help your kids recover

19:45 Big trauma versus little trauma 

22:30 Put your phone down and hear your child's heart cry 

24:35 Technology has taught us that everything is easy 

26:46 Learning lessons from giraffes about over-parenting 

29:34 Fostering spiritual resiliency in your kids 

Dr. Kathy Koch is a child development specialist and founder of Celebrate Kids based in Fort Worth Texas. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers and children in 30 countries through keynote messages and seminars. Her books include Screens and Teens, 8 Great Smarts and the topic of today's conversation, Resilient Kids.

Learn more about Dr. Kathy and her book Resilient Kids at Celebrate Kids celebratekids.com

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Judy Dunagan - Spiritual Warfare in the Family

1/16/2023 00:31:04
Judy Dunagan - Spiritual Warfare in the Family
Are you weary from battling with your kids, your spouse, or with the culture around you? Spiritual warfare is happening in your family - what can you do to protect your home from the enemy's attacks? Author Judy Dunagan is here to remind us that we don't have to live in defeat. We have the Lion of Judah on our side. Talking about her new book, The Loudest Roar, in this conversation Judy will share:

2:50 When her grandson met a lion  

4:50 When grandmas pray for their grandkids 

5:50 Living on the other side of the world with her kids 

7:30 Have you made your child an idol in your heart? 

9:50 From a young age, I learned what it means to stand in the victory of God 

11:30 I'm a natural born worrier...I needed to turn those worries into prayer 

12:50 Explain the armor of God to a child in this way 

14:45 Our marriage was almost shattered but God...

17:50 When you don't want your story 

19:00 Importance of music in spiritual warfare

21:30 Be strong IN the Lord - it's all about Jesus 

25:39 You can leave a legacy in your family

Judy Dunagan is an acquisitions editor for the women's Bible studies and books at Moody Publishers. A wonder seeker of God and His Word, Judy is passionate about discipleship and making God's Word and prayer come alive in everyday life. She is a speaker and Bible teacher and serves on the Board of Deeper Walk International, the ministry her father Mark Bubeck founded. Judy and her husband Rick live in Colorado. Together, they have two grown daughters and five grandkids.

Learn more about Judy Dunagan's book, The Loudest Roar: Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ at judydunagan.com

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Gary Thomas - Making Your Marriage a Fortress

1/9/2023 00:32:43
Gary Thomas - Making Your Marriage a Fortress
Is your marriage a source of strength or a source of stress? Pastor and author Gary Thomas shares how to make your marriage like a fortress, a safe place in stormy times. You don't have to have perfect circumstances to have a strong marriage; in fact, trouble can bring a couple together. You'll learn how to make this happen in today's conversation about:

3:00 Will trouble bring you closer together in a marriage or tear you apart? 

4:00 This storm is terrible, but it would be even worse if it took our marriage away too

5:40 We all relate to God differently, here are different ways people worship 

7:10 When one spouse is up and one is down 

9:00 The fear of MS was even worse than the MS itself 

10:00 When you lose a child 

11:00 The second year of grieving is often worse than the first 

13:01 A new child means a new marriage, let me explain 

14:30 We are going to get closer to each other twenty years from now 

16:00 When you have a disabled child, how to nurture your other family members too 

18:00 How can you tell if you have the symptoms of over busyness 

22:50 Different drives and how to navigate that wisely 

25:20 Maybe is a very helpful word 

28:00 How to get closer to your spouse starting right away 

Gary Thomas has authored 20 books such as Sacred Marriage that have sold more than 2 million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. Gary enjoys running and has completed 14 marathons including the Boston marathon 3 times. He and his wife Lisa have been married 38 years and have three adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Learn more about Gary Thomas' newest book: Making Your Marriage a Fortress.

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Leah Boden - Love Education Again with Modern Miss Mason

1/2/2023 00:31:49
Leah Boden - Love Education Again with Modern Miss Mason
Are your kids enthusiastic about school? Whether your child goes to public, private or homeschool, author Leah Boden has ideas that will get your children more interested in learning. Many educators are familiar with Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education. In Leah's new book titled Modern Miss Mason, you'll discover how anyone can use Charlotte Mason's principles to spark curiosity and lengthen attention spans. In today's conversation, you will learn: 

3:45 Who was Charlotte Mason and why is she important in education? 

6:20 Children are not like a lump of clay that we form

8:00 What is the atmosphere of your home and how is that a tool of education? 

11:50 How tech can be used for good in education, to bring out beauty 

18:50 What is masterly inactivity? How can you train kids so you can trust them? 

21:00 Try this in Bible study to help your kids learn for themselves 

23:00 Creating a love of books in the home, how to choose a good book 

25:50 What might a day of Charlotte Mason education look like? 

28:50 When a homeschooling mom is exhausted 

Leah Boden is the author Modern Miss Mason: Discover how Charlotte Mason's revolutionary ideas on home education can change how you and your children learn and grow together. Leah is a wife and mother of four. She's a longtime home educator with over 20 years of experience working with families within the church. She speaks, coaches, and runs workshops to share the beauty of a Charlotte Mason approach to childhood, motherhood, and education. She and her family live in England. 

Learn about Leah Boden's book, Modern Miss Mason at leahboden.com

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Rachael Adams - A Little Goes a Long Way

12/26/2022 00:25:52
Rachael Adams - A Little Goes a Long Way
Feeling overwhelmed with all you have to do? Or maybe you feel insignificant as you look forward to the New Year. Rachael Adams knows what it's like to wonder about the difference she's making in the world as a mom. She's written a new devotion, "A Little Goes a Long Way" to remind us that small acts and invitations often lead to some pretty amazing results. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 

4:30 What he was actually asking was "Am I enough?" 

6:00 One minute that introduced me to my husband 

7:10 I was isolated as a mom and this invitation changed my life 

9:50 The value of touch between kids and parents 

12:45 You ran a half marathon...once. How did the power of encouragement get you through?  

14:30 How to notice those around you and their needs 

15:50 I wish my life was bigger...does my little life matter at all? 

20:30 Here's how to have more purpose to our work 

23:30 We can start to compare our ministries instead of doing this 

Rachael Adams is the host of the popular The Love Offering podcast. She and her husband Bryan run a family business and farm in Kentucky with their two kids and two doodle dogs. 

Learn about her new book, A Little Goes a Long Way: 52 Days to a Significant Life at rachaelkadams.com

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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

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The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.

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.  

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Help for those teen years

As a mom of two boys, I've loved listening to Arlene and her guests share encouragement as I don't feel like my home is always a happy one. #thestruggleisreal. I highly recommend you tune in, especially her episodes on anger and rebellious teens. Oh my!

Authentic

Arlene has excellent content; fantastic messages of hope. Perfection is not the goal. There are no boney fingers pointed at our sternum pointing out our parenting flaws.Genuine, authentic guests with messages of encouragement."You don't have to come from a happy home, to create one." All with God 's help.