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Dr. Randy Stinson: How to Have a Peaceful Home

Do you want to have a peaceful home? Doesn’t everyone?

What exactly are the principles that should guide us in that?

For that matter, what exactly is a peaceful family?

You are going to love the countercultural but biblical insight Dr. Randy Stinson brings into having a peaceful family. This conversation came about because of his presentation entitled The Peaceful Home at the ERLC conference this past October. Dr. Stinson is a regular conference speaker on the subjects of adoption, parenting, marriage, and men’s leadership.

In this conversation we talk about: What exactly is a peaceful home? How to conquer sibling rivalry. And the importance of dad being the CFO – Chief Fun Officer.

I promise this conversation will be worth your time! 

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Dan Darling: The Dignity Revolution and Your Family

How do we raise children to respect those who are different from us? What biblical message and doctrines can help us encourage a young person to love all sorts of people?

On this podcast, I have the privilege to introduce you to a friend of mine, Dan Darling. He has recently released a book that is helpful for pastors and parents. It’s entitled The Dignity Revolution. In it, Dan lays out the case for understanding and then applying this idea of human dignity to many different areas.

I was excited to have this conversation with Dan. He is the Vice President of Communications for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. His writing has appeared in major news outlets like USA Today and CNN. He’s a contributing editor […]

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Basics of Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking

Are you in the middle of a conflict in your family? In your church? Or at your work?

If you are, Do you understand what God’s word has to say about handling conflict?

Unfortunately, conflict is a part of every relationship – including our families.  If you are the parent of young children you certainly know that!

But most Christians are not equipped to handle the conflict in our relationships with others. And yet God in his grace has given us many principles to help us walk through disagreements. And to teach our children.

The following episode contains a short teaching I did on very high-level principles that come to us from God’s word. Specifically, I am walking us through some principles laid out by Ken Sande in the […]

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The Happy Christian: Thoughts on the Surprising Duty of Joy

How happy is your family? How happy are you?

Is a happy family even possible?

In the middle of all this brokenness should a Christian even aim to be happy?

This episode is absolutely vital for disciple-making parents. Happy homes are the place where the gospel passes the most easily. In fact, joy is a preeminent fruit of holiness and yet often we see Christina homes where the mark of being godly is a serious and sour disposition.

Listen in to this message by Dr. David Murray as he explains the surprising duty of joy that should characterize the Christian.

 

 

If you are a parent, God has given you eternal souls to influence. In today’s culture, you need a strategy.

The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your parenting.

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The Sad Christian: Thoughts on the Causes of and Possible Solutions to Depression

Do Christians get depressed?

And if they do, is it because of sin or because of physical issues, or some combination of the two?

And more importantly, what do we do to help those who are depressed?

Take a few minutes to listen to Dr. David Murray as he speaks on depression. This material is a summary of his excellent little book, Christians Get Depressed Too.
 

 

 

 

If you are a parent, God has given you eternal souls to influence. In today’s culture, you need a strategy.

The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your parenting.

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The Emotional Christian: Thoughts on Perfect, Disordered, and Redeemed Emotions

Your understanding of emotions will affect your life.
Your understanding of emotions will affect your family.
Your understanding of emotions will affect your parenting.

As a parent, you have a theology of emotions. Is it in line with the Bible? Dr. David Murray has written several books for Christians. Christians Get Depressed Too and The Happy Christian help us think biblically about this vital part of our lives.

Invest a few minutes to listen to Dr. David Murray as he speaks on emotion. And as an extra bonus, you will love his Scottish brogue.

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Handling Worry and Fear: A Skill for Every Parent

Is worrying synonymous with being a parent? After all there are so many dangers in the world.

Should we say, “A good parent will worry?” After all what’s wrong with worrying?

We might say nothing except that Jesus tell us not to worry. Worry and fear drive many conflicts at home and in the church. And these sins destroy the peace of many.

We must start thinking clearly about this subject!

In this episode we will listen in on an introductory counseling equipping module from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors on this subject. The lecturer also applies these principles to his own life as a parent of a prodigal.

This lecture is used with the kind permission of ACBC. You can find more of their resources here.

 
 
 
 

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Parenting First-Aid: An Interview with Marty Machowski

Parenting is hard work. Often we can get banged up as we walk through some of the difficulties of life. Marty Machowski, author of Long Story Short, Old Story New, and numerous other books, sat down and talked with me about his new book – Parenting First-Aid.

In this interview, you will hear why he wrote the book, what God has taught him over the years, and two incredibly encouraging stories.

You can order the book here.

You can also find The Disciple-Making Parent podcast on itunes here.

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Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied Podcast

As we head back to school with the summer routine behind us, we can have a number of opportunities to share our faith. And yet when it comes to telling others about the most important thing we know – Jesus – we can start to stutter and stammer. Yet a home that is telling people about Jesus is a home that is attractive to 2nd generation Christians.

In this episode, we turn the microphones around and Adam Miller interviews me about the contents of the book I wrote several years ago – Evangelism for the Tongue-Tied. In it you will learn how to pray effectively and how to bring up the gospel in an unoffensive way.

You can order the book here.

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The Lavish Father, The Prodigal Sons, and My Family

The Prodigal Son is one of Jesus’ most beloved stories. Yet, we could actually be overlooking the main point of the story.

In this episode, I invite you to listen in on a sermon I preached on Luke 15 and The Prodigal Son. Or should I say Prodigal Sons?

If you are the parent of a prodigal child, this episode can help you understand God’s lavish love for you and encourage you to love that prodigal even more. As you enter into the deep pain caused to the father, it may help you draw new strength to love those that have hurt you. If you tend to be the older brother, type it can also help you show more humility at home toward your family.

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