Do you feel an urgency to fortify yourself, your family, and others within your reach? Join Shannon Foster, founder of The Red Headed Hostess, a former full-time seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a speaker, a mother, and a researcher, to learn specific things we can do to fortify ourselves and our families. Shannon has taught the scriptures in many settings, written and designed hundreds of lesson helps for the scriptures, and she is here to share with you the best tips she has learned so that you can be a fortifier to those you love most.
“When I leave Conference, there will be something that will stand out to me and it might be different than anybody else.”
I invited my friend Emily Snyder to talk with me about how to prepare yourself and your kids for General Conference. We became friends years ago as EFY counselors and in this episode, we share what we have seen work best for helping kids and teens experience the power of learning from prophets and apostles for th...
“We all want to use our agency, we all want to use it wisely, but if we don’t understand why something’s important, then it may not make sense and we may resist.”
We are continuing our discussion of teaching teens the gospel. In this episode I share more tips for helping teens understand how to receive revelation.
“The struggling is part of the process. Nothing is wrong, this is how we grow.”
We’re back with our series about teaching teens the gospel. In this episode I share part 1 of the best methods I learned as a seminary teacher for teaching teens in a way that helps them really understand what they are learning.
“Our goal is not to teach a lesson. It is for them to learn in a way that they'll act.”
We’re back for Season 2 of the podcast and I’m really happy about it. I was deep in making Old Testament study guides over the summer but now I’ve got a new set of episodes for you all about teaching teens the gospel. This was a frequently asked resource from our audience, but as you know, my best tips for teaching teens are also my best tips for...
“I have come to learn that this is not just about what I say or how I plan a lesson but also about what I am doing to give the spirit as many opportunities as possible to teach my children.”
I’m continuing the mini-series on teaching different aged children the gospel by sharing my favorite ways to teach elementary aged children. I’ve used so many of these in my family and I think you’ll really like them.
“If you want to teach your children about the temple, take them to a temple.”
I’m sharing teaching ideas for children of different age groups over the next three episodes and this first episode is all about teaching really young children. I love teaching young children and have have 15 tips to help this age group feel a love of the gospel before they understand it fully.
“We want to capture what we are learning as closely as possible to the moment we are learning it.”
I’m continuing this 2 part episode series on scripture journaling with the how to’s for creating a scripture journal that works best for you. These tips will also work for your children and family.
“I’m really just trying to put myself in a position where that chunk of verses can sink in and I can see things that I have missed before – the kind of things that take work to get to or pondering to get to.”
I’m sharing the 5 reasons why I love scripture journaling and how I have used scripture journals to deepen my understanding of the scriptures. This tool is so powerful and will become a sacred space for you and your children.
“Discouragement is one of Satan’s greatest tools.”
Coaches expect things to come up during a game. In fact, they expect the unexpected. This is what we can do as parents to help us navigate discouragement when our family is experiencing unexpected challenges.
“Look what can happen when we really feast upon just a few verses and let them become a part of us.”
Sometimes one little story can teach us so much. I’m sharing a small story about Abraham from the Old Testament that has taught me about leadership and being a peacemaker.
“God did not give us His word without giving you the capacity to understand it.”
We can become scholars of the scriptures no matter where we are coming from and what kind of knowledge we currently have. We can become fountains of knowledge, giving to others, becoming hope-givers. This is what I’m here to teach you.
“We all have obstacles but the trick is to be unwavering in your commitment. To find ways to keep going in spite of striking out.”
“My faith began to be unshaken in the Lord.” Enos 1:11
We are playing the long game in teaching the gospel to our children and there will be ups and downs. The obstacles that you face are more than likely the obstacles they will face.
“Something that started as a sketch could over time become full of intricate and breathtaking details and something that is a really powerful influence in their lives. That piece of art would become a friend to them.”
One of my favorite metaphors for fortifying children’s minds is the idea of a gallery. Your goal is to fill the gallery of their minds with images of the truths God has taught us.
“There are many different ways that children learn. Most will do better with a variety of approaches.”
I’m getting into the “how” of teaching the gospel to your children in this episode. I think of these tips as tools in my toolbelt. I try to use as many of them as possible with my children depending on their ages and what they are engaging with.
“In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.” - Russell M. Nelson
“When it comes to teaching children, there is no one better than their actual parents.”
Welcome to the podcast! In this first episode I am reminding you of a truth that you already know deep down: you are already capable and ready to teach the gospel to your children...
Do you feel an urgency to fortify yourself, your family, and others within your reach? Join Shannon Foster, founder of The Red Headed Hostess, a former full-time seminary teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a speaker, a mother, and a researcher, to learn specific things we can do to fortify ourselves and our families. Shannon has taught the scriptures in many settings, written and designed hundreds of less...
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