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Loving your children well at Christmas is not about the gifts // Episode 107

Making a peaceful home and a meaningful Christmas holiday

What are we talking about today? I know what you want for Christmas, mama. You want the same thing that I want – the same thing we ALL want. You want a peaceful, memory-making, joy-filled holiday with your family. That’s it. Is it really so much to ask? To have a peaceful home during the …

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10 simple ways to keep Jesus, family time, and gratitude at the center of your holiday season // Episode 106

Keep Jesus, family time, and gratitude at the center of your Christian family's holiday season

What are we talking about today? The holidays are great… but they are often so busy! And it’s way too easy to get distracted from the important things that you want your family time to focus on for Christmas. Maybe you’re distracted by the presents, maybe it’s all the extra parties and gatherings, or maybe …

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Loving your in-laws when you just aren’t on the same page (during the holidays, or any other time of the year!) // Episode 105

Loving your in-laws when you disagree

What are we talking about today? Relationships with the in-laws can be tricky. There is often a lot of baggage and emotion in these parts of the Christian family experience, and it can be really difficult to navigate these relationships well! Whether you love your in-laws or tolerate them, you have certainly had moments when …

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How to biblically parent your children in a broken world // Episode 104

Biblical parenting tips for raising kids in a broken world

What are we talking about today? We all know that we live in a broken world. And while we want to protect our children from all of the sin, pain, and hardship, the simple reality is that… we can’t.  Good parenting is hard, and it takes hard, intentional work. And to be a biblical parent, …

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Episode 103 // Fighting fair, finding forgiveness, and handling conflict in your Christian marriage.

What are we talking about today? Ah, conflict. It is no fun! And it can destroy our peaceful home, happy family life, and the witness of our Christian marriage. As a marriage and family therapist, I have spent hundreds of hours helping couples work through conflict in all its various ways. So today, I’m outlining …

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Episode 102 // How to help your child if they are struggling with anxiety, worry, or fear

What are we talking about today? There is nothing worse as a mom than watching our kids struggle. And in today’s world, SO MANY of our kiddos are struggling with anxiety! Fear, worry, and anxiety are painful and difficult… but you CAN help your child manage these hard emotions.  Whether your child is a toddler …

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Episode 101 // Managing the family dynamics of multiple children: These 8 strategies will help you connect with each

What are we talking about today? I remember taking walks with my husband in the years before we had kids and talking through “when we’re done with this busy season of life, we’re going to…” and filling in the blank with all sorts of things we wanted to do.  We thought we were busy then. …

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Episode 100 // Building family relationships as you walk through the many seasons of life: from celebration to sadness and everything in between

What are we talking about today? We all want happiness in life. We want peace, security, purpose, and fun. But we also promise in our wedding vows “in sickness and in health” for a reason.  Because life will throw curveballs at us.  Life will have its hard seasons. And the reality is, these are often …

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Episode 99 // Let’s figure out the best ways to love YOUR people well: the 5 love languages, creativity, and a reality check for the busy Christian mom

What are we talking about today? There are so many ways to show your people that you love them, yet we sometimes feel like we are spinning our wheels in our relationships! We need creative ideas for how to show our family that we love them, and realistic ways to make that happen. In today’s …

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Episode 98 // How to talk about your sex life with your husband.. the good, the bad, and the awkward

What are we talking about today? How often do you and your hubby talk about your sex life? If you’re like most couples… not very often!  But I know that you want a great, fun, meaningful intimate relationship with your husband. You want your Christian marriage to defy the odds and grow closer and happier …

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