I’m Waiting 12: A Fatherly Role Model & the Decision to Wait, with Ricky Garza

[display_podcast] This week, we continue our discussion with Ricky Garza. Ricky offers his insight on the extreme importance of a father’s role in the house. Study after study reveals that a dad’s role in a cohesive home is actually more important than a mother’s role, since a dad teaches a boy how to be a man and teaches his daughters how to have a relationship with a man, which transcend to healthier adulthoods for both. That being said, it’s no secret that the healthiest family structure is … [Read more...]

Ouxano 98: Christian Parenting Is A Journey… With Lots of Twists, Turns and Detours

[display_podcast] “Ouxano” is a Greek word meaning “Growth” used throughout the New Testament in regards to spiritual development. So, this week we are going to begin a series about guiding the spiritual growth of our children. Now, parenting is one of the most important roles and tasks that we have, just as people. So, we need to think carefully about what it means to disciple our own children. But, before we get too deep into it, let me tell you a bit about myself, so that you know where I’m … [Read more...]

Blending Your Family 32: Helping Children Cope with Divorce Part 2 – Knowing When to Seek Help

[display_podcast] Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves.  Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride.  My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well.  He never showed signs of anger and seemed quite content.  In fact, as an adult, he has remarked how he felt it was for the best and never regretted the divorce.  He saw his dad and dad’s family often and everyone loved on him, I am grateful that he … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Blood Is Thicker Than Water, But LOVE Is Thicker Than Blood

[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: They say that blood is thicker than water meaning that blood family ties are stronger than other ties.  Janet loved her stepson, James, as her own.  His birth mom had been in and out of his life, more out than in.  And when she did come around, she showed little attention to his interests.  She rarely attended a game, was not involved in his schooling; she was more about herself than … [Read more...]

Blending Your Family 32: Helping Children Cope with Divorce Part 2 – Knowing When to Seek Help

[display_podcast]Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves.  Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride.  My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well.  He never showed signs of anger and seemed quite content.  In fact, as an adult, he has remarked how he felt it was for the best and never regretted the divorce.  He saw his dad and dad’s family often and everyone loved on him, I am grateful that h … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 30: Telling Your Kids You’re Divorcing

[display_podcast]When it comes to telling kids about the divorce, many parents freeze up.  It’s not easy to tell your child you are getting divorced and that one of their parents will not be in the home any longer.  You may already be a mess yourself and facing the task of telling your children that their family will be different now seems huge and in fact it is.So before you sit your kids down, think about what you want to say to them.  If you think they may ask difficult questions, thin … [Read more...]