Inspiration for Your Family

Episode 44: How to Build the Love Life You’ve Always Hoped For in Your Marriage—with Gary Thomas

Episode 44: How to Build the Love Life You’ve Always Hoped For in Your Marriage—with Gary Thomas

Like Gary Thomas says, we come into marriage with certain “sexpectations” of what we’ll experience with our spouse. We look forward to romance, pleasure, and satisfaction over a lifetime of love together. But every couple struggles to sustain the passion. To understand each other’s needs and wants. To communicate our thoughts, feelings, and desires about the most personal part of our relationship. We want to draw close and experience all God designed sex to be, but we don’t know how to make it happen. Today’s guest, Gary Thomas, comes with practical insight to help you and your spouse break down walls to build the love life you’ve always hoped for.

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Episode 43: How to Keep the Crazy Out of Christmas So You Can Celebrate from the Heart—with Tama Fortner

Episode 43: How to Keep the Crazy Out of Christmas So You Can Celebrate from the Heart—with Tama Fortner

In our dreams, we’d love our Christmas season to look and feel like a Hallmark movie. We imagine handmade stockings hung over a crackling fireplace, smiling children wearing matching pajamas, colorful gifts piled underneath a stunning Christmas tree, and a delicious feast to share with the ones we hold dear.

Yet so often, our reality is more frantic than festive. Our to-do list of shopping, cooking and cleaning, decorating and hosting leaves us rushed and exhausted. By Christmas Eve, we’re too worn out to worship. We wonder how to find the joy and peace we’re longing to experience with our family.

Today’s guest, Tama Fortner, brings a fresh perspective on how we can approach the holiday season this year.

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Episode 42: How a Mom Can Connect with Her Son and Build a Foundation of Faith in His Life–with Christie Thomas

Episode 42: How a Mom Can Connect with Her Son and Build a Foundation of Faith in His Life–with Christie Thomas

In our full days of homework and errands, after-school activities and to-do lists, it can feel like our boys’ childhoods are rushing by. Yet we crave meaningful moments of connection with our sons. We want to share laughter, make memories, and speak truth into their hearts and minds. As moms, we wonder how to draw close and help our sons to know the God who loves them even more than we do.

Today’s guest, Christie Thomas, shares a mom-to-mom conversation with Joanna about relating with our boys.

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Episode 41: How to Build Up Your Child’s Heart in a World That Tears Them Down–with Jamie Ivey

Episode 41: How to Build Up Your Child’s Heart in a World That Tears Them Down–with Jamie Ivey

A fun, snowy day of sledding ended in broken bones for our young daughter. The following weeks held an hours-long surgery, isolation at home, and painful bullying after her re-entry into her classroom. We watched our child lose her smile. Her confidence. Her assurance that she was strong, wanted, and truly loved.

Every child will face threats to their sense of worth. They’re pressed into a mold that says achievement equals acceptance and image earns inclusion. Without the truth of who God says they are, our kids will struggle to know they are purposed and precious to the One who made them.

Today’s guest, Jamie Ivey, is here with a powerful message of hope for moms and dads who want to build up their child’s heart.

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