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Bob Lepine: Love Like You Mean It

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Our children are watching our marriage. They have a front row seat. So it’s scary to ask, “Does my marriage commend the Gospel? Marriage can be a glorious relationship. But it can also be one of the most difficult ones to navigate. Sometimes it can bring out the worst in us. And to top it all off, our children are right there to watch our actions, our reactions, and to hear our words. When our children look at our marriage, do they see a Christian marriage? Do they see us living out the Gospel in our home? How do we…

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Jeff Dalrymple: Making Our Church a Safe Place

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Nothing is more precious to us than our children and their innocence. But how do we know that when we drop them off at school or church it is a safe place? And what can we do to make it safer? In today’s podcast, we are going to talk to my friend Jeff Dalrymple about a ministry that can help diminish the threat of sexual abuse in the church. This is a vital topic both for the safety of our children and the reputation of Christ. Jeff has been the catalyst behind a new national organization – The Evangelical Council…

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The Power of God’s Book

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What is the most relevant parenting book to help you face the new year? In this episode, I point you to the one essential resource for your family.  It has the answer to every problem you will face. In this episode where we continue to hit restart, I invite you to listen to a sermon I recently preached. In our time together we looked at the well-known passage of 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Although I didn’t make specific applications to parents, I think they will be obvious. All of us need God’s book for our own intimate walk with Christ and to equip us…

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Injustice, Chaos, and Habakkuk

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We are living in a time of social unrest. Our screens are filled regularly with scenes of injustice and cries of injustice. Where is God in all this? Is he asleep? Uninterested? Perhaps he doesn’t even exist at all. In this episode, I invite you to listen to a sermon I preached this past summer. But it is as relevant this week as it was then. Last year was a tumultuous summer. Between the fears of quarantine and rationing to the well-publicized shootings and resulting protests and riots, it will be remembered in the history books. Our country’s politics are…

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Dr. David Murray: Exploring the Bible Together

By Family Discipleship, Interviews, Podcast

Does the idea of family devotions make you feel guilty. Have you tried and failed to have a family time with the Lord?  Then this episode is for you. Family worship and devotions can be an ongoing source of guilt. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  In today’s podcast we are going to talk with Dr. David Murray. Dr. Murray has just released the book Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-week Family Worship Plan.  But before you become overwhelmed with that, take a listen to this podcast. You will discover that it is a simple plan that takes about…

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Nine Principles for Overcoming Anger Toward Your Children

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Not again! You’ve lost it with the children, yelling at them and hitting the table. And you see them cower in fear or scramble to their rooms. You end up feeling ashamed and embarrassed. “What is wrong with me?” you say to yourself. “How can I get control of my anger?” In this podcast, we’re going to talk about answers to that question. We’re going to listen in on a webinar that I conducted on that very topic. As I looked over my podcasts, I realized that even though I’d done interviews on other podcasts on this subject, I’d never…

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Five Principles for Healthy Communication

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Words, words, words. If you’re a parent, words are flying around your house. Sometimes those words are helpful, and as you well know, many times they’re sinful. How do we get a handle on all those words? How do we communicate well, and how do we teach our children to communicate well? In this podcast, we’re going to talk about five principles of healthy communication. Communication is a huge subject, one that could overwhelm us. But in a recent webinar, I spelled out five helpful principles to guide healthy communication. Certainly it’s not all that could be said, but it…

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Tim Challies: Thoughts on Media and Your Family

By Discerning Culture, Interviews, Podcast

The media, internet, and screens can seem like a tsunami, overwhelming us and our children. Sometimes it seems to disciple our children more than we do. What should a parent do? In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his perspective on the media and its use in his family. He has written a book, The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World. In our time together we talked about some insights on this new world that could guide us as parents. In addition, at the end of the episode, we touch briefly on his last chapter…

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Tim Challies and His Around-The-World Journey Through Christian History

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Does Christian history seem boring to you? Would you like a fun flyover to gain some perspective on your heritage as a Christian? Perspective is a part of maturity. Christian history can give us and our children perspective on how God’s church has grown and spread out since Jesus walked the earth. Sometimes we can believe that we are the first generation of believers to experience certain questions or conflicts. Christian history reminds us that this is not true. In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his new book and video series- Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian…

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Fathers At Home: Finding Joy In the New Normal

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The coronavirus has knocked our lives for a loop. How can dads find some joy in the new normal? This is a strange and disruptive time. In fact, there has been a significant gap since the last time I posted a podcast. Some of it was because I was actually sick for a while. Some of that was because I was scrambling like you. But in the meantime, I was thinking about hosting a fire-side chat or webinar to help us get through this time. I hosted my first one on Tuesday night. It was entitled Fathers At Home: Finding…

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