Blending Your StepFamily 51: Relational Capital

[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: In one of our blended family classes, we had a couple join us half way through the 10-class sessions. So they had not begun the classes with the rest of the members. We asked them to tell a little about themselves so that we along with the rest of the class could get to know them a bit. They were a blended family - they had one son from his previous marriage who lived with them full … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 25: Golf, Guffaws & God with Phil Glasgow

[display_podcast] From world-renown comedian Jeff Allen:The best experience for my own comedy career came out of the Knoxville Comedy Theater, started up by my good friend Phil Glasgow, where we performed three shows a day (talk about a comedic work out)!  It forced me to learn how to hone my act into a tight, consistent performance.But when I first met Phil, I had no idea that he was a Christian.  I just knew that he had access to some of the greatest golf courses, including Augusta … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 9: Give Them A Sporting Chance

[display_podcast] Hello and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about purpose-driven-parenting, as Rick Warren might say. Or, in other words, parenting with intentionality instead of just reacting to life one day to the next in regards to your kids.  I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I swing and miss quite a bit in life, and there are some days where I’m just glad that I haven’t gotten cut from the team. Keeping with baseball, Little League Baseball made some … [Read more...]

Parent Like You Mean It 8: Nissan’s “With Dad” Compared To My Dad

[display_podcast] Hello, and welcome to Parent Like You Mean It – the podcast where we talk about parenting with intentionality, rather than simply letting life happen to you and your kids day after day. I’m Jefferson Drexler, and just like you, I have some days when I feel like my first aid kit isn’t sufficient and it should contain head-to-toe bubble wrap, but then there are so many other days when I’m incredibly proud that my little guys rubbed dirt on their scratch and said, “I’m all good!” … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 71: The Grass Is Always Greener & He’s Got Marty Feldman Eyes

[display_podcast] When I was a boy, my dad was constantly telling me “Son, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” As a young boy, stuck mowing the lawn on Saturday mornings, I never quite got what he meant by that. I mean, if the grass is greener over there, what does that have to do with all this stuff I’m stuck taking care of over here? And, yet, he insisted I’ll understand when I got older. So I got older. As a teenager who constantly was looking at other kids at school … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 50: Parent As A Team

[display_podcast] From Pam Rohr, author of Blended but not Broken - Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families: Get your game plan ready. “When it’s just the two of us, we have a great relationship. Add the kids and that’s when we have problems”. I have heard this grievance more times than I can count. Remarriage with kids can be very difficult to say the least. Birth parent and child do things a certain way. They understand each other. They know what is expected of each other and have a rel … [Read more...]