Inspiration for Your Family

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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Episode 35: How Going All In with Jesus Can Transform Your Family Forever — Interview with Alison Simmons

Episode 35: How Going All In with Jesus Can Transform Your Family Forever — Interview with Alison Simmons

Maybe like us, you put your faith in Jesus many years ago. Yet as life has brought pain and disappointment, loss and frustration, your faith in God has worn away. You look at your marriage and family relationships and wonder how you’ve grown so far apart. You wonder how your passion for Christ can be rekindled and if your most important relationships can ever be happy and close again.

Today’s guest, Alison Simmons, knows the pain of a broken marriage. She knows the stress and strain of trying to be a “perfect” Christian while feeling as far from God as she could be. Her powerful testimony gives hope that God can break through the hurt and confusion. His love and power can draw us close to himself and transform our families.

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Episode 34: How to Break the Cycle of Shame in Your Family — Interview with Dave & Ann Wilson

Episode 34: How to Break the Cycle of Shame in Your Family — Interview with Dave & Ann Wilson

You scroll through your social media feed and feel layers of shame and insecurity building in your heart. Other parents’ kids seem confident and successful, while yours are taking one step forward and two steps back. Other couples create romance and fun every day, while you and your spouse are stuck in a rut and feel miles apart. The burden of shame steals the joy from your home. And, you see the sickness of perfectionism infecting your kids as well.

Today’s guests, Dave and Ann Wilson, offer a powerful word of encouragement to break the cycle of shame in our families. They help us to understand

• Why we feel pressured to become perfect parents and sustain an ideal marriage
• Why Dave and Ann are so open and authentic about their own mistakes and struggles
• How to find freedom from the guilt you carry as a spouse or parent
• How to raise kids who feel loved and accepted as they are
• How God can use our parenting to expose our brokenness and bring healing
• The power of partnering with your spouse to give your kids what they need
• Why Jesus is our best hope as we seek to love our families well

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Episode 33: How to Find Healing for the Father Wounds of Your Past — Interview with Kia Stephens

Episode 33: How to Find Healing for the Father Wounds of Your Past — Interview with Kia Stephens

Every child’s heart longs for the love of a father. A warm and attentive dad gives his son or daughter a sense of security. They feel valuable, supported, and understood. A dad’s care and presence allow a child to grow and thrive into a healthy, whole adult who is able to build strong relationships for life. Yet many women and men carry painful father wounds that never heal. Those wounds create a ripple effect of pain and damage that can persist for generations. Today’s guest, Kia Stephens, offers a powerful word of hope for the hurting.

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