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#88: What Our Daughters Need with Sissy Goff

The next two episodes are gold medallion interviews with our podcast “resident therapists.” This week, we interview Sissy Goff from Daystar Counseling about what our daughters need. Next week, we interview David Thomas about what our sons need. In this episode, Sissy breaks down what our girls need in the following age groups: Birth-5: The... View Post


#87: Jessica Honegger – Going Scared: How to Defy Fear and Live on Purpose

As a social entrepreneur and founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica Honegger aims to do everything with boundless courage. But just as happiness is not the absence of sadness, and faith is not the absence of doubt, courage is not the absence of fear. Now leading the largest fair-trade jewelry company in the world,... View Post


#86: Christmas Time Topics: Entitlement, Gift-Giving, Santa Claus, and Family Traditions Re-Release

This is a special re-released episode on Christmas topics for families, because there’s nothing we want more than to experience the joy of Christmas. The problem is that Christmas can leave our time feeling pressed and our wallets stressed. In this episode, we go behind the lens of our own crooked picture frame to discuss... View Post


#85: Making the Most of the Christmas Season with Your Family

Christmas often comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Not only that, it’s easy to miss the magic of the season. Either things don’t go the way we had hoped with our family, or we get so buried in our to-do lists we need a search and rescue team just to help us... View Post


#84: How Not to Dread Bedtime with Your Kids

Bedtime–it’s that sometimes elusive and dreaded time of the day, especially if you have young kids. Yet, bedtime can be the most significant time of the day to connect with your kids, and even your teens. In this episode, we discuss the spiritual and emotional significance of bedtime. We also get super practical about turning... View Post


#83: The Power of Invitation – Changing a Generation by Opening Your Door with Jen Schmidt

For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. And with the holidays approaching, you may be feeling the pressure. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world... View Post


#82: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex with Linda Stewart and Linda Noble

What happens when our son is exposed to pornography at a young age? Or our daughter begins hearing about sex at school and asking you questions? Many of our own parents didn’t model for us how to have these difficult conversations with our kids. Not only that, our kids seem to be exposed to sex... View Post


#81: Helping Kids Have a Healthy Body Image with Linda Stewart and Linda Noble

What happens when our daughter tells us she’s fat? Or our son begins to ask questions about his private parts? These questions are enough to throw off any good parent. So how can we raise our kids to have a healthy body image in a culture that has distorted it? That’s the conversation we have... View Post


#80: Marriage in a Fishbowl: How Leaders Can Be Teammates in Marriage

There are eyes on your marriage. If you have kids, they watch how you interact. If you lead others in your community, those you lead watch how you live. In other words, your marriage is in a fishbowl. Some feel it more than others. But regardless of who’s watching, if we don’t pursue a marriage... View Post


#79: Lisa and Missy Harper: Who’s Your Daddy? Discovering the Awesomest Daddy Ever

This episode is a treat. Lisa Harper joins us to talk about her newly released children’s book, Who’s Your Daddy: Discovering the Awesomest Daddy Ever. But she’s not the only one to join us! After the break, her daughter Missy joins us – along with our kids – to sing and talk about Sid the Science Kid,... View Post


#78: Your Questions: In-Laws + Boundaries in Kids

How we set boundaries with our parents and in-laws is a frequent stressor for many families, especially around the holidays. Whether family lives close by or far away, everyone brings expectations into what that relationship should look like. We navigate this on an ongoing basis as well. The first question deals with that very issue.... View Post


#77: Spiritual Warfare in Marriage

Do you have a recurring issue in your marriage you can’t seem to settle? Perhaps every now and again your marriage is tested in ways you couldn’t even imagine at the time. Some nights you don’t even sleep in the same bed. Maybe right now you just can’t seem to connect with your spouse at... View Post


#76: How Singing Transforms Your Kids, Family, and Home with Keith Getty

Did you know that singing is one of, if not the most, stated commands in all of the Bible? Filling our homes with song has a deep, visceral effect on who we are and what we believe. Perhaps it’s no wonder why singing is arguably the most powerful way to pass God’s truth onto our... View Post


#75: Your Questions–Spiritual and Emotional Climate of the Home

Thanks again for your questions. These episodes are gold for us because we get to interact with you, our family of listeners, on a regular basis. The questions this week are vulnerable and honest. We appreciate that so much about this community. Let’s keep striving to be better spouses, parents, and all out human beings.... View Post


#74: Rest, Margin, and Sabbath for Today’s Frantic Family

In a recent survey of over 700 parents, we found that “being too busy” or “not having enough time” was the biggest parenting struggle of our day. Can you relate? Do you wish you could slow down a bit? Do you seem to use the phrase “too busy” too often? We did. That’s why we’re... View Post


#73: Helping Moms Discover Their Call to Lead with Kelly King

Have you felt stuck in the trenches, especially in the early years of parenthood? Trying to be the best mom you can be, yet also feeling the urge to lead outside the home too? Or maybe you decided that in certain seasons you would focus on leading your kids, and wait to find God’s calling... View Post


#72: Having Conversations With Your Kids About Difficult Cultural Issues with Phillip Bethancourt

Have you been faced with getting difficult questions from your kids, and perhaps at a younger age than you had wished? Or feeling the need to have conversations with your kids but not sure how to have them? Welcome to parenting in the 21st century. We live in a very different political and cultural climate... View Post


#71: Your Questions: Emotional Safety + Parenting

Your questions are fuel for us for two reasons. First, you are real and desire to live a great story for your kids. Secondly, your courage to ask questions helps everyone listening to the podcast. If you struggle with something, other families struggle with it too. It’s an honor being in this together with you.... View Post


#70: Spiritually Preparing Your Kids for a New School Year

Welcome to Season 4 of the “In This Together” podcast! School is back in session. In this episode, we talk about three ways we can spiritually prepare our kids for the new school year. Whether you homeschool, or your kids go to a public or private school, this episode will help guide your family to... View Post


#69: [Best of Series Part 4] Living on a Faith Adventure as a Family with Christine Caine

The final week of our “Best Of” Series is one that will challenge your faith. We listened to it again and it was like watching a movie the second time around. There was much we missed the first time that we needed right now in this season of our lives. Faith is the currency of... View Post