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Episode 81 // Creative ideas for summer break, rainy day activities, and everything else to crush the “I’m bored” mom guilt

What are we talking about today? Summer is a time of “fun in the sun”… but it can also be a hard season of Christian family life with so much unstructured time! If you’re tired of the “I’m bored” conversations with your kids or dealing with some mom guilt that you can’t entertain them for …

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Episode 74 // Taking every opportunity for family discipleship: Ideas for celebrating Holy Week, Easter Sunday, and beyond with your family

What are we talking about today? Easter is my favorite holiday. And it’s one that is easy to skim past… to wear the colorful dress, decorate some eggs, attend a big church service, and then move on with life.  Nope. Not around here! If family discipleship is important to you, Holy Week and Easter is …

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Episode 72 // A busy mom’s guide to understanding the Bible, applying it to real life, and shaping your family’s spiritual growth

What are we talking about today? If you want spiritual growth or family discipleship, you need to know God’s Word and know how to apply it to your life. Yes, life is busy. I know you’re tired. And I know that you’re trying so hard! I also know that the Bible is your best source …

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Episode 69 // Daily sacrifice is the reality of a Christian mom … but how do we do it joyfully?

What are we talking about today? Do you ever feel like all you do as a mom is give… and give… and give? You probably feel that way because it’s true! Mom life is all about sacrifice. And if we don’t have the right perspective about it, we can find ourselves grumbling about it and …

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Episode 67 // My Top 10 Life Lessons for Loving Christian Family Life and Growing Your Most Important Relationships

What are we talking about today? It’s busy, hectic, and sometimes frustrating… but we all want to love our family life. We want to enjoy our people. We want to find peace and purpose at the end of a crazy day. We want to feel connected with our family.  Well, today I’ve got 10 tips …

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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 60 // What if you’re the only one trying? 5 steps to setting goals and creating change in your family relationships.

What are we talking about today? Whatever your goals are for this year, I hope that you have a high priority on building or maintaining godly family relationships. We sometimes put a lot of pressure on ourselves to create meaningful goals, to stick with our New Years resolutions, or to change problems in our family …

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Episode 59 // 25 quick, practical tips for your family’s year: build a happy marriage, peaceful home, and a great relationship with your kids

What are we talking about today? In the chaos of real life, sometimes all a busy Christian mom really wants are a few good tips and tricks to make her family life a little bit better.  Sure, you can set big and ambitious goals for your family. That’s great! But if you’re feeling a little …

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Episode 57 // My 10 favorite books, tools, and free resources (aka… gift ideas!) from marriage to biblical worldview and beyond

What are we talking about today? In today’s episode, I’m sharing my top 10 list of recommended resources for busy Christian moms. As a family therapist, I often get asked about my recommendations for books, tools, or ideas to help women strengthen their family relationships. Most of them are free, others are definitely low-cost… and …

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Episode 55 // 7 family discipleship strategies to teach your children how to love others, give back, and make an impact

What are we talking about today? Do you want to raise children who love God, help others, and make an impact in this crazy world? I am confident that your answer is YES! This is what we all want as moms.  If we want this to happen, we know that we need to be intentional …

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