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...]

Blending Your StepFamily 48: Choosing to Love the Unlovable Stepchild

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Last week we talked about mature love in the couple relationship. This week let’s focus on loving a stepchild that is difficult. As we said last week, mature love is a choice. You have to have trust in the couple relationship for it to flourish. Mature love loves your partner or child as you love yourself. You’ve decided to do that. Doesn’t mean you’ll do it perfectly however. … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 67: Has Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Come True?

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[display_podcast] According to my dad, he’s really not that smart. In all actuality, truth is smart. So, when we acknowledge truth, then we understand a true, smart idea. Therefore, some of these ideas of dad’s that we have discussed in the past are not smart because they came from Dad’s noggin, but it’s the truth within the idea that makes them smart! All this to say, I think my dad’s pretty smart. Now, as we sat down to record this week’s podcast, it was the Tuesday after Martin Luther King … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: Welcome to the Family!

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[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: “I feel so happy that they’ve included me into their already established family.”  This quote came from a dad I recently met who had married a widow with two kids.  His wife and her children, of course, were already a family, and now he has been included into their family to create a new family. I sensed that he has really done some things right, and his appreciative and loving attit … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 5: Morning and Evening Routines

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[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...]


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