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#THRIVINGFAMILIES: God's #1 Parenting Tool (HINT: It's NOT weak)
What parenting tools have you been using on your kids lately? Consequences, time-outs, corporal punishment? How’s that working out for you? Let’s look for a minute at Romans 2:4 to see God’s #1 parenting tool: “Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God is kind, but he’s not soft. In kindness he takes us firmly by the hand and leads us into a radical life-change.”

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 03/09/2019

Teaching Your Kids That Love Doesn't Criticize (POWERFUL VIDEO)
What’s the number 1 biggest concern of parents of school-age children? FRIENDS! Finding them, being influenced by them, the list goes on. Want an easy way to teach your kids how to be discerning with friendships? Don’t miss today’s show!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 02/23/2019

THRIVING FAMILIES: 1 Thing Extraordinary Families ALL Do (Hint: Love is...)
“Clean your room!” How many times have you said that to your kids today?! Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” Today on Thriving Families we’re talking about helping our kids to connect their love to action and why it’s so important.

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 02/09/2019

FATHERWARDS: How To Have Extraordinary Love (It's Irresistible!)
Looking for love? Sometimes Valentine’s Day is a sad reminder of all that we’re missing, whether we’re in a relationship or not. Don’t miss my Fatherwards show today where I’m talking about the one thing you can do to create the loving relationships you’re looking for.

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 02/06/2019

FATHERWARDS: YOUR 2019 GOALS ARE MISSING THE MOST POWERFUL STEP!
We are in the final week of our series on Setting Goals and Trusting God. This week we are discussing moving forward in God’s plans. Psalm 138:8 says this, “The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.”

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 01/31/2019

FATHERWARDS: Everything You Need To Know About Setting Amazing Goals
Have you ever wondered if trusting God and goal setting go hand in hand? Or why some people think God does all the work and others think they do all the working for God? Listen in today as we talk about goal setting and trusting God!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 01/16/2019

THRIVING FAMILIES: How To Help Your Kids Dream BIG in 2019!
All January long I’m talking about how to set goals and trust God. This week we’re talking about dreams. Our kids need to understand that God cares about their dreams! And we need to encourage to them to dream big and trust God.

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 01/11/2019

PARENTS: How to Teach your Kids Goal Setting for 2019
January tends to be the month when we adults are often busy setting and attempting to keep our goals going. But what about our kids? Have you ever thought about setting goals with your kids or teaching them how to set goals with God? All this month I’m going to be talking about goal setting with God and how to teach your kids about goal setting and giving their future to God. You won’t want to miss out.

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 01/05/2019

PARENTS: How To Raise Amazingly Brave Kids!
Have you ever wondered about how you can teach your kids how to trust God, activate faith and be courageous? Maybe you’re just wondering, I’m often wonder if God listens to my prayers – how can I teach my kids that He listens to theirs? In today’s Thriving Families I’m giving you the answers! Listen in!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 12/28/2018

Thriving Families Episode: PARENTS - You Can Be Strong This Christmas!
Having 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls, all now adults and walking with the Lord themselves, my wife and I are often asked – HOW DID YOU DO IT?! Listen in to today’s Thriving Families as I share my secret source of strength!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 12/19/2018

FATHERWARDS Episode #13 : The Surprising Joy of True Strength
Do you know what pops up when you search for ‘strength’ online? It’s all about how to find your top strength and how to answer that question at your next interview. Today I’m talking about the top strength that trumps all others! Don’t miss it!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 12/14/2018

PARENTS: How To Not Be Easily Angered (POWERFUL VIDEO)
Are you on repeat with your kids? “Stop it! Put that down! Don’t say that! Come over here! Go to your room!” If you’re tired of letting those irritations ruin your entire day, you won’t want to miss today’s Thriving Families show! #ThrivingFamilies

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 11/29/2018

FATHERWARDS EPISODE #12
Are you dreading the family get-togethers this holiday season? Does your family make it hard to love them? Have you ever wondered how to set boundaries in a nice way? We’ve got the answers for you on today’s show!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 11/21/2018

Fatherwards Episode #11
Are you stuck in the cycle of buying now and paying later? With things and relationships? Today we’re talking about the reasons why we get into those cycles and the one thing that can protect you from ever doing that again!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 11/14/2018

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!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 11/09/2018

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:

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 11/01/2018

Fatherwards Episode #9: Where's God When You Need Him?
Have you ever heard people say – “God is all around us, He’s always with us”? I’ve even heard people who aren’t Christian’s say that! But what about when you don’t FEEL His Presence with you? What about those moments when you really NEED Him to be present and you aren’t sure He’s there? What about those moments when you feel completely alone? I’ve found that in those moments, the generic answer, “God’s got this” or “God’s with you” just aren’t enough to heal my aching soul. God’s word promises that He is always present with us.

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 10/31/2018

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

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 10/25/2018

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!

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 10/18/2018

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.

Written by Ed Tandy McGlasson, Published on 10/11/2018

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