Better Together! Christian Marriage and Parenting

Better Together! Christian Marriage and Parenting

When we bring our ideas of the home and family together with God's plan, life is always better! Understanding the Biblical foundations of Christian parenting and Christian marriage can be difficult and overwhelming. In Better Together, hosts DJ and Lorrie share their 25 years of marriage and parenting experience to cover topics such as Biblical discipline, compassion in the home, understanding your spouse, marriage intimacy, and the commands to love and respect your spouse. visit us at www.growingbettertogether.org

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April 17, 2024 53 mins
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We recorded a previous episode on the analogy of parents as coaches...and walked through how parenting changes as your kids mature and change. We have also talked a lot about the seasons of parenting...it has come up in several episodes.

As our children walk through those seasons of life, the discipline that we impose serves a different purpose depending on the season of developement... So today we are going to talk about the purpos...
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From the time you brought your precious little baby home from the hospital to the day they step out into their own adult life, the Biblical design for parenting is taking a helpless, dependent baby and producing an adult that has discernment, wisdom, and independence.

What is the goal of parenting?
Is it to raise great kids? Is it for your kids to have fun? Is it to train your kids to be respectful and well-adjusted?

Nope...your job ...
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In this special episode, we welcome Catherine Segars, a seasoned author, speaker, and stay-at-home mom, who hosts the insightful podcast, Christian Parent/Crazy World. Joining forces with Lorrie and me, Catherine shares invaluable strategies for parents navigating the challenges of raising children in an ungodly culture. Together, we explore six empowering tools that parents can teach their kids, equipping them to stand strong agai...
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The marriage road often has cracks...and if those cracks are left unattended they can lead to destructive ends. Marriage left to itself will naturally deteriorate...and so God has called us to proactively meet the needs of our spouse and to deal with issues when they are small and manageable.

Join us as we look at the common pathways of pain in marriage and how we can avoid them!!
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In this episode, we're talking about how husbands can meet the needs of their wives and become irresistable in the process! We'll cover the basics like showing love, talking openly, being honest, handling finances, and strong family commitments. Join us for easy-to-follow tips on how husbands can meet these needs and become the kind of spouse their wives find irresistable. If you want to make your marriage stronger or just add more...
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In this empowering episode, we delve into the heart of marital harmony, exploring how wives can become truly irresistible to their husbands by meeting their essential needs. From the cornerstone of respect to the building blocks of intimacy, companionship, inner beauty, and reliable domestic support, we unravel the keys to fostering a connection that goes beyond the ordinary. Join us as we share practical insights and actionable ti...
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In this insightful episode, we unravel the intricacies of parenting styles, exploring the distinct approaches that shape family dynamics. From the laid-back permissive style to the structured authoritative approach, and the emotionally distant parenting to the values-driven Biblical model, we navigate through the strengths, challenges, and impacts each style has on children. Join us as we delve into the art of parenting, providing ...
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The process of shepherding your child through the teenage years can be daunting and difficult...and the issue of dating is often the one that creates the most tension and stress in the home.

In this episode we look at how to help your child navigate dating relationship while keeping them focused on God's plan for their lives!
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When it comes to parenting, there is a huge difference between consequences, discipline, and correction...and each have an important part in the instruction process of parenting. Listen in as we not only define these terms, but give real world examples of the differences...and how we use each of them in our home with our own children!!
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One of the most dangerous and volatile of the family dynamics that can exist in a marriage is in regards to in-laws. It is no wonder that our culture often villifies in-laws. Though seems to be the norm in our culture, there is a way to navigate the in-law landmines and come out on the other side with great mother-in-law and father-in-law relationships!! In this episode we look at several ways to hava wonderful and loving in-law re...
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In this episode, we explore the essential topic of overcoming common barriers to marital communication. We delve into five obstacles that often hinder effective dialogue in marriages: sarcasm, minimizing hurts, defensiveness, shutdown statements, and universal statements...and offer valuable insights and practical tips to break down these barriers, fostering healthier and more open communication between you and your spouse! Tune in...
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The transfer of faith to your children is not automatic...it is not a mechanical process. Christian parents must be intentional regarding their faith and the faith of their children. In this episode we look at several foundational truths regarding our children and the priority of shepherding our families!
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