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Episode 63 // Finding peace in your home & your life: 5 things that disrupt our peace, and practical steps to get it back

What are we talking about today? Do you want a more peaceful home? I know that I do! Sure, there are days when everything runs smoothly, everyone is happy, and life feels… peaceful. And then there are the normal days, when things are busy and peace feels just a little bit beyond our reach.  Today, …

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Episode 62 // Dealing with that burst of mom anger… What to do after you’ve yelled at your kids (and a few ideas to stop it from happening in the first place)

What are we talking about today? Mom guilt, mom anger, mom anxiety… there can be a lot of stress involved in motherhood! We love our kiddos so much. There is a lot of emotion involved in loving them well.  And sometimes, that emotion boils over and we wind up yelling at our kids. We don’t …

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Episode 56 // What to do while you’re waiting for God to do a miracle in your family, life, or church

What are we talking about today? We all have seasons of waiting for God to act – but sometimes it is far more intense, important, and emotionally difficult. So how do we wait well? That’s our conversation today. My goal in today’s episode is that you will walk away feeling encouraged and strengthened in your …

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Episode 54 // How to enjoy a family gathering without all the family drama, anger issues, and conflict.

What are we talking about today? There is something about the holidays that can bring up old baggage, hard emotions… all the family holiday drama.  As you approach the holidays, or any other big family gathering, are you starting to feel stressed or worried about what’s going to come out? As a family counselor, I …

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Episode 47 // 7 powerful Bible passages to help you manage impatience, anger, and emotional control

What are we talking about today? The key to happiness in life often comes down to how we handle our emotions. They are powerful! And typically, the hard emotions linger much longer than the fun emotions.  How well do you handle your impatience, anger, and frustration? Does it line up with God’s Word? Because God is …

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Episode 38 // One simple strategy that will reduce your kids’ temper tantrums and help them (and you!) manage emotions better – less anger, less yelling, and MORE bonding

What are we talking about today? “I just love it when my toddler has a temper tantrum” … said no mom ever. We love the happy emotions that come with kisses and giggles, but what can we do about those harder emotions that lead to screaming, kicking, and crying?  That’s exactly what we’re talking about …

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Episode 31 // Keep your cool, mama! Here’s my quick 4-step process for handling frustration and impatience with my kids… no yelling, door slamming, or anger management necessary.

What are we talking about today? We love our kids… but sometimes, they drive us crazy! That’s just real life. We all get frustrated, impatient, and angry at times. But we want to handle those emotions well. We want to avoid yelling and stay emotionally present (and calm) with our kiddos.  That’s why I’m sharing my 4-step …

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Episode 23 // Why we all need intimacy in our family relationships – and how to get there!

Meaningful relationships don’t happen without intimacy. We limit ourselves when we think only about intimacy in our marriages, physical intimacy that happens behind our bedroom doors. Sure, that’s part of it! But family relationships all require intimacy. If we want to be a purposeful parent and develop close relationships with our kids, we must build …

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Episode 20 // Finding joy in the Lord during seasons of pain and sadness

Reading through the Bible, it is very clear that God calls us to be joyful people. Our lives are meant to be defined by gratitude and thanksgiving, worship and praise, rejoicing and love. But what about during our seasons of trial? What about when it feels like everything is falling apart around us? When I’m hurting, …

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