Parent Like You Mean It 7: Homeschooling – It Ain’t For Everyone, But It’s Perfect For Us

[display_podcast] No matter if your bend is secular or religious, our responsibility as parents is to grow and develop our kids’ character. Now, someone is going to do this – do YOU want to have the governing voice or influence on who that someone is, or do you wan tot leave that decision to someone else? (the kids in the neighborhood, the teachers they’re assigned by the school district, even their Sunday school teachers?) THAT is largely why my wife and I homeschool. Now, don’t get me wrong … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 5: Morning and Evening Routines

[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, versus just letting life happen to you and your kids, all with the aim of developing outstanding values and character in our kids. My name is Jefferson Drexler, and just like many of you, I stumble around my house before my morning coffee, falling victim to random puncture wounds from stray legos in the carpet and wet socks from unreported milk puddles. But, like the o … [Read more...]

Radical Faith For Generations – Radical is Exactly the Right Word

[display_podcast] From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor: RADICAL FAITH FOR GENERATIONS:  That’s the boiled-down, no-extra-words version of the outrageous goal I’m aiming at, in my family… and in yours. You’re invited to join me as we discover what radical faith in Christ really looks like, how we get it, and what we must do to pass it along to our children And their children, and their children. Let’s dive in... I may just be me, but the word “radical” seems to be a v … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 42: Parenting ‘Tweens During A Divorce or Separation

[display_podcast] Children ages nine-to-twelve, often referred to as Tweens, are able to speak about their feelings and they understand the reality of their family situations.  When their parents separate or divorce, they usually try hard to handle their feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. They may handle things very resourcefully and disguise their feelings from everyone. Many become active in play as a way to cope. Some may also help out with new responsibilities or otherwise “manage” thin … [Read more...]

Ouxano 57: 1 Samuel, Chapter 2b

[display_podcast]Today, we’ll look at the second half of 1 Samuel chapter 2 and its applications to life today.  Right off the bat, we see that young Samuel has been placed under the care of Israel’s priest Eli.  Now, Eli already has a couple of sons, so why is Samuel allowed adoption into Eli’s family?We see the answer to this question in 1 Samuel 2:11-12 11 Then Elkanah returned home to Ramah without Samuel. And the boy served the Lord by assisting Eli the priest.12 Now the sons of … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 36: At a Crossroad

[display_podcast]I met a lovely young woman this past weekend who we shall call Monique.  She is divorced and has a young daughter.  Her husband left her two years ago for another woman.  He moved out of their home they had bought together and right into the new woman’s.  Monique had to short sell her home due to the divorce and chose to move into a two-bedroom apartment.  She has suffered a lot of loss.  The death of her marriage, selling of her beautiful home, and the loss of time with her … [Read more...]