Ouxano 104: How To Begin Doing Family Devotions In Your Home

[display_podcast] Always remember that God has entrusted your kids to you and therefore, you are the primary disciplers of your kids.  Now, while there are no guarantees, we are still called to offer them every opportunity to come to Jesus and grow in their relationships with Him. So, today we’re going to spend some time talking about family devotions.  This is often a dreaded concept for some parents because they are afraid that their kids are going to ask some questions that they are not pre … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Toddler Through Your Divorce

[display_podcast] Babies begin to learn from the ages of 6 – 8 months that they are a separate being from their parents and others.  Before now, baby probably could be passed around from one person to the next without any fuss.  But as he is learning to distinguish between himself and others, he may develop stranger anxiety.  So before you leave baby with someone new, make sure he feels comfortable and secure.  Babies of separation and divorce seem to have a harder time of accepting the trans … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Affects Your Baby

[display_podcast] Studies have shown that divorce does affect children.  But as parents, we want to minimize the bad affects of our divorce for our kids.  We are going to take a look at the different developmental stages for kids and address how we can give the best care and support to our children, so they can develop healthily in spite of the divorce. Our role, as parents, is to help our child so that he does not regress emotionally and developmentally to an earlier stage of life.  So, when t … [Read more...]

Ouxano 100: If You Teach Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth, Teach Them to Follow God

[display_podcast] I often hear well-meaning Christian parents say the following, “I don’t want to force God on my child.  I want them to make their own decisions and create their own relationship with God.” I agree that an overbearing, hypocritical, legalistic way of parenting is just wrong, but let me challenge you with a different perspective: If it’s important to actively train our kids in matters of personal hygiene (brushing their teeth), education (attend and do their best in school), ma … [Read more...]

Ouxano 99: Discipling Your Kids Is YOUR JOB, Not Their Sunday School Teacher’s

[display_podcast] The definition of a disciple is:  one who attends upon another for the purpose of learning from them.  So, basically, a disciple is someone who follows another person with the expressed purpose of learning from them. Jesus specifically chose twelve apostles out of a group of about 120 followers. And then, from those twelve, he chose three – Peter, John and James – to give them even more intimate instruction and leadership. Now, Jesus didn’t have all the distractions that we d … [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...]


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