Inspiration for Your Family

Episode 40: How Love Can Unlock the Door to Learning for Your Child–with Janet Newberry

Episode 40: How Love Can Unlock the Door to Learning for Your Child–with Janet Newberry

Before your son or daughter even started kindergarten, you dreamed of all they’d do. You imagined an excitement to learn, fun friendships, and positive teachers who cherished your child and brought out their best.

Yet perhaps you’re like many parents who grieve the gap between your hopes and expectations and the tough realities your child is facing at school. Pressure to perform is crushing your child emotionally. Learning or behavior struggles attach negative labels to your child’s identity. Maybe your child is so discouraged or frustrated that they want to give up and quit.

Today’s guest, Janet Newberry, brings a powerful hope and insight for your family today.

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Episode 39: How to End the Power Struggles and Connect with your Challenging Child–with Kirk Martin

Episode 39: How to End the Power Struggles and Connect with your Challenging Child–with Kirk Martin

I stood over my screaming child in her bedroom, making it as clear as possible that she was going to wear those pants OR ELSE! After a miserable two-hour tantrum, she was wearing those pants. But the victory in winning that battle was really a defeat of broken trust, hurt feelings, and distance between us.

Do you struggle to relate to your stubborn child? Does your son push your buttons and refuse to cooperate? Would your daughter rather argue that submit to the most simple request? Are your days together filled with stress, conflict, and resentment? In your heart, are you secretly afraid that your strong-willed child faces a future of failure or difficulty?

Today’s guest, Kirk Martin, is here with wisdom and proven strategies to transform your relationship with your challenging child.

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Episode 38: How to Clean Up the Stress Mess in Your Child’s Body for a Healthy School Year—Interview with Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean

Episode 38: How to Clean Up the Stress Mess in Your Child’s Body for a Healthy School Year—Interview with Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean

Headaches. Bad Dreams. Upset tummies. Grumpy moods. Distracted attention. Aches and pains. Sugar cravings. Our kids can show us they’re stressed without even saying a word. As moms and dads, we know the worries and troubles of life can take a toll on our kids’ physical health and well-being. Today’s guest, Dr. Kate Lyzenga-Dean, is here to help us understand the effects of stress on our kids’ bodies as they grow.

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Episode 37: The Seven Unique Stages of a Marriage That Lasts a Lifetime — Interview with Jackie Bledsoe

Episode 37: The Seven Unique Stages of a Marriage That Lasts a Lifetime — Interview with Jackie Bledsoe

This spring our daughter walked the aisle to say “I do” to the man who won her heart. As her mom and dad, we’re celebrating this season of firsts right along with them: Their first apartment, first shared trips and holidays as a married couple, and all the new discoveries they’re making about the one they love.

Yet we know that this newlywed season only lasts for a time. To grow and thrive, their relationship needs to move through specific stages of change and maturity. If a couple fails to move forward and becomes stuck in a certain stage—or “ring” as our guest Jackie Blesdoe describes—their marriage can struggle and fall apart.

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Episode 36: How to Fire Up Your Prayer Life for Your Kids and Experience God Like Never Before — Interview with Jodie Berndt

Episode 36: How to Fire Up Your Prayer Life for Your Kids and Experience God Like Never Before — Interview with Jodie Berndt

This summer, we dropped off our son for a week of summer camp. We sent him away with a sleeping bag, bug spray, and a whole lot of hopes and fears in our hearts. We worried if he’d stay safe and healthy, if he’d feel homesick or left out, or if he’d make poor choices he’d regret. We also carried high hopes that he’d have fun, build positive relationships, and grow a stronger faith in Jesus.

Honestly, those are the same hopes and fears each of us hold for our children every day of the year. Nothing puts us on our knees like parenting the sons and daughters we love! We want to pray powerful, effective prayers that make a difference in their lives.

Today’s guest, Jodie Berndt, is here with a great word of inspiration to fire up our prayer life for our kids.

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