Warfare Parenting

Warfare Parenting

Warfare Parenting podcast helps parents create a battle plan with warfare strategies to win back their prodigal. We will talk about addictions, suicidal thoughts, unexpected pregnancies, eating disorders, and more. And while we're going to talk about all the general parts of these topics, we will also share powerful real-life stories of the teen or young adult or the parent who fought this spiritual battle and won the war over the devil's plans. The Warfare Parenting podcast welcomes you into real-life conversations with parents, counselors, pastors, doctors, and testimonies from healed prodigals. In the premier series of the Warfare Parenting podcast, we will talk about many of the challenges that face our teens and young adults and lure them into some serious struggles. Leave each episode equipped, encouraged, and full of hope!


April 12, 2024 12 mins

In this episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast, host Laine Lawson Craft dives into a powerful conversation with Amanda Florczykowski, founder of Able Moms, and author of Unraveled. They discuss Amanda's inspiring journey as a mother of 5 and her mission to help others after her daughter's abduction experience. Amanda shares her deep passion for empowering moms to become capable in their everyday practical parenting, unshakable in...

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In this episode of Warfare Parenting, we dive into the incredible and harrowing story of Amanda Florczykowski. With host Laine Lawson Craft, Amanda shares the chilling account of her toddler's near-abduction in a grocery store, and how this life-altering event propelled her into a mission to combat trafficking and protect children. As Amanda shares her story, we explore her founding of Able Moms International Ministry and her book,...

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March 30, 2024 12 mins

Welcome to the Warfare Parenting podcast, where we bring you real-life stories of faith, hope, and healing for families. In this episode titled "Faith and Healing for Families," we dive into a powerful conversation about the struggles of parenting prodigals. Laine Lawson Craft and Monica Schmelter share personal experiences and stories of hope, discussing how faith can turn things around for families facing crises when a child aban...

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Welcome to another episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Today, we'll be delving into the complex and often challenging topic of navigating the crisis of prodigal children. Today, Monica Schmelter and Laine Lawson Craft, continue sharing personal insights and experiences as they discuss the struggles and hope that come with parenting prodigal children. From the impact of social media and peer pressure to the importance of tak...

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In this episode of Warfare Parenting, Laine Lawson Craft and Monica Schmelter delve into the emotional and practical challenges that come with having prodigal children. Laine shares her personal experience of having three prodigals in her family and discusses the initial shock and emotional turmoil that parents often experience when they realize their children have rejected the faith they were raised ...

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March 18, 2024 13 mins

Welcome to the the Warfare Parenting podcast! In today's episode, "When Life Hurts," we delve into the challenging topic of parenting when faced with a prodigal child. Laine Lawson Craft, joined Monica Schmelter On Bridges to discuss the harsh realities and emotional toll of raising a child who walks away from their Christian faith. They explore the misconceptions and pressures faced by pa...

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Can you identify your spiritual gifting and understand God's purpose for your life? If you find yourself struggling to say yes, you aren't alone.

That is why I am so excited to welcome Author Andy Reese to this week's episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Andy is the author of The Spiritual Gifts Blueprint, a book that offers us insight into what spiritual giftings are and which one God has called us to use in our lives. Andy t...

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It's the holiday season and many are welcoming in a time of family and fellowship as we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus. However, for some, the holidays can magnify disfunction. Whether it is a rough divorce, financial hardships or other trauma, these disfunctions can harm what is supposed to be one of the most joyous times of the year.

That is why I am so blessed to welcome my friend, preacher Jacon Coyne back to the Warfare P...

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We all know how important it is to instill Biblical character into our childrens lives, but what can we do to lay that foundation for our kids?

In this final episode of our three part series with Dr. Kathy Koch, we are going to be talking about teaching Biblical characer. Kathy talks about how parents can instill these values of Biblical character in a way that naturally shows children the importance of Biblical values. She explain...

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Last week we talked about instilling character in our children, but what is the correlation between character and obedience? Why is it more important to focus on developing character in our kids rather than obedience?

We are so blessed to have Dr. Kathy Koch back for her second episode on the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Kathy shares more from her new book, Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character That Changes Culture, ...

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As parents, we always want to instill the best character in our children so they can have strong biblical values. But what does biblical character building look like? 

I am honored to have speaker, author, and Founder of Celebrate Kids, Inc., Dr., Kathy Koch on this episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Kathy helps us explore the fundamental questions of what character truly is and how it can be nurtured in our children. From u...

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We hear constantly that depression and anxiety are some of the most prevelant health crises affecting our world today. So what can we do to overcome depression and anxiety or help our child overcome them? How can we walk in our faith through mental illness?

I am so excited to welcome Preacher and Founder of the Stay Here Organization, Jason Coyne to this week's episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Jason shares his story of bat...

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In our last episode, we left off on Sue Detweiler sharing her story of the pain of losing her son to an overdose. She felt like she had truly hit rock bottom in her life.

This week, Sue shares her story of heartbreak to healing and chronicles her journey of writing her book, Healing Rain. She talks about what steps brought her to deliverance from that grief and how she had to learn to "cleanse her heart" to receive God's spiritual ...

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Do you long for health, wholeness, and freedom? Do you find yourself continually hitting walls of resistance as you pursue healing? 

Well friends, I am so excited to tell you that there IS hope and healing for all of us. That is why I'm so excited to welcome Sue Detweiler as our guest on this week's episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Sue shares her own story of storm after storm and finding G...

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Prayer is such a powerful tool for us as we walk through our lives with God's grace and love. But how can we learn to pray effectively instead of using prayer as our spiritual shopping list? 

I am so blessed to have Author Carol Graham as our guest on today's episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Carol shares her story of survival, being presented with overwhelming situations one after the other, and how God walked her through ...

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On this week's episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast, I am so excited to welcome back Author Connie Albers, as she talks about finding growth and grace in parenting. Connie shares that as parents, we have the freedom to pivot parenting techniques as our children walk through different seasons of life.

Pivoting isn't a sign of being a bad parent, but instead allows us to focus specifically on where our child is in their walk thro...

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One of the most difficult seasons of parenting can be when our children become teenagers. While this can be a challenging time of transition for parents and teens, you can parent well and build a strong relationship with your children even through the teen years. So how do we parent well in our children's teen years?

We are so excited to have author Connie Albers as our guest on this week's episode of The Warfare Parenting Podcast....

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For a new season to break out in your life, you will need the decision to CHANGE and then take a few steps.

Those words come from my friend and Best Selling Author, Kim Jones, who we are so excited to have back on this episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Kim shares the 5 D's that you need to change your life for the better; the things that will help you get up and take a few steps when you feel like you can't walk. She explai...

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Everyone wants to be a diamond in life, but no one wants to get cut. Even though the pain we walk through may not be our fault, our healing comes from our ability to get up and start walking forward to God in healing. So, how can we get back up?

I am so excited today to welcome Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker, Kimberly Jones, to this episode of the Warfare Parenting Podcast. Kim shares her own story of being knocked do...

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We all know the dangers that pornography addiction can pose to our children and young adults. But if we find out that one of our children is struggling with an addiction to porn, what are the first steps to helping them? What can we do to help keep our children safe in the age of the internet, where everything is connected?

I am so excited to welcome Author and Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist, Barb Winters, on today's episode of t...

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