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

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[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...]

Christian Home and Family: Flexibility in Family Life

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:Life gets crazy. Work demands, soccer games, home repairs, shopping trips, relationships to maintain, and important, ongoing conversations to have. It’s enough to make you the most inflexible person alive!On top of all that is the heart-cry we all have to discover and do what God is calling us to. I don’t know about you, but I’m in THAT place almost all the time… wondering what the LORD wants me to do when I grow up.My famil … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 68: Think Before You Smoke… or Speak

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[display_podcast] For most people, their retirement date usually is preceded by some sort of countdown – perhaps five years or even six months. For my dad, though, he went on short-term disability for his back surgery, then while recovering from his surgery, his company offered him an early retirement package with a 21-day window to either accept it or possibly be cut loose. Needless to say, being faced with a 21 day decision process compared to a five year plan for retirement changes a man’s pe … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 49: It’s Nice to be Included

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: You know the remarkable, one of a kind story, about Joseph, Mary and Jesus. The angel told Joseph that Mary was pregnant with the child of God and Joseph was to marry her and become the child’s stepfather. Can you imagine? We may struggle with the fact that our step kids are not “perfect” enough but Joseph was probably struggling with the reality that he was not the perfect one; his … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 6: Four Girls and Two Boys have Taught Matt Tague a Thing or Six!

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[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about doing the little things in life – intentionally – so that they’ll add up to huge factors in developing amazing character and values in our kids. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like most of you, I’m the guy who shows up with my kids in tow wearing mismatching shoes, shirts on backwards and donut glaze all over their faces… but, hey I’m just happy that I got all the kids loaded in safely without leavi … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: I Can’t Do This Anymore! (True or False?)

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From Carey Green, author, blogger, speaker, coach and pastor:In this episode of the podcast we’ll be considering a very common statement I hear from people who have lived for many years in a painful or hurtful circumstance. “I can’t do this anymore.” I know how you feel, but is it true? Well, yes and no.I can’t count the number of times I’ve either heard someone say, or have said myself, “I can’t do this anymore.” We say it after a prolonged time of endurance, when the difficulty, frustra … [Read more...]


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