THRIVINGFAMILIES Episode #10
Is the chaos in your home driving you crazy? Are you wishing for more peace? Today on Thriving Families I’m sharing how to bring peace to your home by parenting your kids’ deeper heart issues and not just their behaviors. You won’t want to miss it!
THRIVINGFAMILIES Episode #9: Where's My Family When I Need Them? (VIDEO)
Today we’re talking about how to be present and available to our kids. The idea of presence, meaning physically and emotionally present, is that your kids feel like you want to spend time without expectations. When I was a kid, my stepdad wasn’t around very much because he was away at sea in the military. When he was around, he was physically present, but his actions communicated something different to me than I think he intended. Our kids need to know that we love them no matter what – not just when they are ‘performing’ or ‘behaving’. “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8, ESV ) In today’s video, as always, I’m sharing tips to help your family thrive:
THRIVINGFAMILIES Episode #8
God wants us to model gentleness to our kids in our tone, words and actions. Here’s what the book of Ephesians says; “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” (Ephesians 4:2) In today’s video, as always, I’m sharing tips to help your family thrive
THRIVINGFAMILIES Episode 7
Dear children, let’s not say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” (1 John 3:18) Our world could use a little more love-in-action, don’t you think? What if we could teach that to our kids? How do we do that? I’m giving you tips on how I did this in my own family today – so glad you asked!
Thriving Families Episode #6
I’M JUST KIDDING! How many times have you heard your kids say that to get away with something they should not have said? What would you give to change the mean joking and rude comments happening in your home? Today I’m sharing one simple solution to change your family culture.
Thriving Families Episode 4: The Astonishing Way I Protect My Family (VIDEO)
THRIVING FAMILIES EPISODE 4: How do you explain ‘the rules’ to your children? Are you in a blended family or a multi-home family where the rules seem to be different from parent to parent? Knowing the rules, following the rules and keeping them can be tough even for us as parents.
Fatherwards Episode #4: The Unusual Way To Feel Fulfilled (VIDEO)
Fatherwards is my new weekly show helping people turn their hearts towards God our Father. It's NEVER too late for God to change your story! I want to see your life impacted the way mine has been. Today's show is The Unusual Way To Feel Fulfilled. #Fatherwards
Thriving Families Episode 3: The Simple Way To Love Your Family
The latest episode of my new weekly Christian Parenting show - THRIVING FAMILIES! God wants your family to do more than survive - he wants your family to THRIVE!
The Proven Way to a Happy Familiy
HERE IT IS! The second episode of my new weekly Christian Parenting show - THRIVING FAMILIES! God wants your family to do more than survive - he wants your family to THRIVE! * be sure to leave us your Christian parenting questions in the comments we can answer in the coming weeks. It's NEVER too late for God to change your family's story!
How Can A Husband Heal A Relationship With His Wife? (MARRIAGE VIDEO)
How Can A Husband Heal A Relationship With His Wife? Right off the bat, men, I want to tell you that you aren’t the only struggling in your relationship with your wife. Whether you’ve noticed bitterness growing, or a bigger distance between you, or you’re working through some hard things that have happened in your relationship with your wife—you’re not the only one.
HOW CAN A FATHER HEAL HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAUGHTER? (POWERFUL VIDEO)
I have to admit, there was a day when I realized as young dad of daughters, that I knew nothing about girls, or even women for that matter! I had no idea what they needed or wanted or even what they meant! EVER! Perhaps you are in the same boat with the women in your family or have actually gotten into trouble with your daughters and aren’t sure where to go from here. I’m here to help.
How Can A Father Heal A Relationship With A Son? (POWERFUL VIDEO)
This week I address one of the most common questions that I receive - How Do I Heal A Relationship with My Son? As a young dad, I thought that the goal of being a father was to maximize their performance and their ability to achieve things in life. The line between love and performance was kind of gray area for me. My own father-son experience with my step-dad was completely based upon performance: Score a touchdown, get a pat on the back. Score a B on a test in school, get a ‘try harder’ speech. Join me this week as I give three ways to change this pattern and heal your relationships.
What's More Important: Love or Forgiveness?
Love is all you need. Love is all you need. Those just aren’t the lyrics of a great song, that’s the cry of the world today. With all of the tragedies going on around us, love sounds like the right answer, doesn’t it? The bible teaches about a love that is great enough to overcome a multitude of sins. It is the never-ending love of God.
How To Repair Broken Relationships
So many times we feel stuck in our relationships because we don’t know the cause of the pain. We are left wondering why they are acting or behaving in a certain way because we don’t know where the source of the pain is. This week, Pastor Ed shares some advice on how to repair your broken relationships!
Loving Your Family When They’re Being Difficult
Most of us have a difficult family member. Sometimes they’re hard to love because they are constantly turning your well-intentioned good deeds into something else, or because they’re pushing against you. This week, Pastor Ed shares some advice on how to love your family when they're being difficult!
Leave Footprints of Kindness Wherever You Go
We often - and incorrectly - see kindness as weakness. Kindness is a choice to show grace and unmerited favor, like God’s goodness to us when we don’t deserve it. When we show this same kindness to those around us, we really can change the world. Pastor Ed shares some practical ways on how you can leave footprints of kindness wherever you go!
Fathers: Your Words Shape the Destiny of Your Children
Dads! Have you made the mistake of saying something to your kids that you later wished you hadn’t? As a father, your words have the power to influence your children. This week, Pastor Ed share a few practical ways your words shape your children's destiny!
Fathers: 3 Keys to Connect with Your Family Over the Holidays
Connecting with your family over the holidays can be difficult if you're not prepared. This week, Pastor Ed shares 3 keys to connecting with your family that will ensure a functional family get-together!
5 Secrets to Reaching a Child Who Won’t Talk
As parents, we want to connect with our kids. We would give anything to help them. But how do you handle it when your child starts distancing themselves from you and refuses to talk? Pastor Ed shares a few reasons why your child may not be talking, along with five secrets for reaching out to them.