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Join us in prayer for a strong marriage and wisdom in parenting. We share uplifting advice and practical tools to help you grow closer to God and each other in every season of life.

Growing Home Together Podcast Rob & Joanna Teigen

    • Kids & Family

Join us in prayer for a strong marriage and wisdom in parenting. We share uplifting advice and practical tools to help you grow closer to God and each other in every season of life.

    Episode 47: Help Your Kids Grow Up with Joy and Confidence

    Episode 47: Help Your Kids Grow Up with Joy and Confidence

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    • 47 min
    Episode 46: Practical Ways to Put the Joy Back into Your Marriage Today--with Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey

    Episode 46: Practical Ways to Put the Joy Back into Your Marriage Today--with Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey

    Need a sign to know if your marriage is thriving or struggling today? The clues are standing at your own front door:
     
    How do you feel when your spouse walks in at the end of the day? 
    Are you greeting with a kiss or a cold shoulder?
    Do you feel eager to connect and share the events of the day?
    Is your spouse the reason you’re excited to come home?
     
    If your stress goes up and your happiness goes down when your spouse comes through the door, chances are you’re suffering from a “joy gap” in your marriage. Today’s guests, Marcus Warner and Chris Coursey, are here with a super-encouraging message to help us grow close and refresh the joy in our relationships. They help us to understand
    How two pastors utilize both brain science and scripture to minister to couples Why joy is the key element to a strong marriage Why it’s possible to “train your brain” to grow your joy together Practical ways to connect in simple, powerful ways with your spouse How fear drives couples further apart How to protect your “joy zones” from stress and conflict How to meet God as the true Source of joy


    Dr. Marcus Warner is a conference speaker and author who has spent over thirty years helping people and organizations navigate some of life's toughest challenges. As the president of Deeper Walk International , he has helped develop dozens of resources that deal with recovery, leadership, and family life.
     
    Rev. Chris M. Coursey is the president of THRIVEtoday, a non-profit ministry focusing on training leaders and communities in the nineteen skills that make relationships work. Chris is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, published author, curriculum designer and international speaker. Chris is the husband of Jen and the father of two young boys, Matthew and Andrew.
     
    Marcus and Chris created The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriage: How 15 Minutes a Day Will Help You Stay in Love to help you grow a joyful, thriving relationship. 
     
    This podcast is produced and edited by Angie Elkins Media, Inc. 
     

    • 41 min
    Episode 45: How to Grow in God When Your Soul is Tired and Life is Hard--with Bill & Kristi Gaultiere

    Episode 45: How to Grow in God When Your Soul is Tired and Life is Hard--with Bill & Kristi Gaultiere

    You put your trust in Christ a long time ago. Since then, you’ve spent countless hours in prayer and reading the Bible. You’ve attended church and been faithful to give and serve however you can. You could tell story after story of how God met your needs and helped you along the way. Yet today, God feels distant and out of reach. It seems like your prayers hit the ceiling. Doubt, guilt, and discouragement are making a wreck of your faith. You wonder how to break down the wall and draw close to God again.
     
    Today’s guests, Bill and Kristi Gaultiere, are here to give you hope on your journey of faith. Bill and Kristi have served both in ministry and as counselors for 30 years. They have authored a powerful book titled Journey of the Soul: A Practical Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Health to meet you in whatever stage of faith you’re living right now.
     
    Bill and Kristi help us to understand
     
    The pain of feeling distant from God The “Christ stages” we experience in our Christian life Why we hit the wall and become stuck in our journey of faith The part suffering plays in our spiritual confusion How to open our soul to the Spirit in new ways How growing in God can help us cope with difficult emotions Spiritual practices that help us to connect with God when he seems far away The powerful impact of “soul talk” conversations with your spouse and kids  
     Bill and Kristi Gaultiere are the founders of Soul Shepherding,  helping believers move toward intimacy with Jesus, emotional health, and loving relationships. As a psychologist and Spiritual Formation Pastor, Bill has trained over 1,000 lay counselors and taught courses in Christian psychology and spirituality at the graduate school level. 
     
    Bill and Kristi, a psychotherapist, train pastors and other men and women in ministry in their Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction certificate program. Bill has been speaking in churches and conferences since 1987 and especially enjoys speaking with Kristi. You can listen to their weekly Soul Talks podcast and read their weekly Soul Shepherding blog. 
    This podcast is produced and edited by Angie Elkins Media, Inc.

    • 46 min
    Episode 44: How to Build the Love Life You've Always Hoped For in Your Marriage—with Gary Thomas

    Episode 44: How to Build the Love Life You've Always Hoped For in Your Marriage—with Gary Thomas

    Like Gary Thomas says, we come into marriage with certain “sexpectations” of what we’ll experience with our spouse. We look forward to romance, pleasure, and satisfaction over a lifetime of love together. But every couple struggles to sustain the passion. To understand each other’s needs and wants. To communicate our thoughts, feelings, and desires about the most personal part of our relationship. We want to draw close and experience all God designed sex to be, but we don’t know how to make it happen.
     
    Today’s guest, Gary Thomas, comes with practical insight to help you and your spouse break down walls to build the love life you’ve always hoped for. He helps us to understand
     
    What moved him to teach on the topic of married sex God’s design for your ideal love life  Why sex can get better and better as you get older Why you don’t need a new spouse; you need new experiences together How to open up communication with your spouse about your love life The most important question to ask each other about sex How sex can glorify God as our Creator


     Gary Thomas  is an award-winning author, speaker, and professor whose books have sold over two million copies. His writings have established him as a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation.
     
    Gary’s latest book, Married Sex: A Christian Couple’s Guide to Reimagining Your Love Life,  is exactly what you need to make your marriage stronger, in and out of the bedroom. Psychology, theology, research, story, and let’s-get-started ideas combine to make Married Sex a resource for you and your spouse like no other book you’ve read before.
     
    This podcast is produced and edited by Angie Elkins Media, Inc. 
     

    • 45 min
    Episode 43: How to Keep the Crazy Out of Christmas So You Can Celebrate from the Heart—with Tama Fortner

    Episode 43: How to Keep the Crazy Out of Christmas So You Can Celebrate from the Heart—with Tama Fortner

    In our dreams, we’d love our Christmas season to look and feel like a Hallmark movie. We imagine handmade stockings hung over a crackling fireplace, smiling children wearing matching pajamas, colorful gifts piled underneath a stunning Christmas tree, and a delicious feast to share with the ones we hold dear. 
     
    Yet so often, our reality is more frantic than festive. Our to-do list of shopping, cooking and cleaning, decorating and hosting leaves us rushed and exhausted. By Christmas Eve, we’re too worn out to worship. We wonder how to find the joy and peace we’re longing to experience with our family.
     
    Today’s guest, Tama Fortner, brings a fresh perspective on how we can approach the holiday season this year. She shares practical, heartfelt wisdom so we can understand
     
    How she let go of the pressure to create a “perfect” Christmas for her family Ways to cope when you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list When to rethink your old traditions and create new ones How to draw near to Christ despite a busy schedule Ways to support your spouse when they feel stressed  How to show hospitality without wearing yourself out The reality of God’s love every day of the year  
     Tama Fortner  is a bestselling author and ghostwriter with more than 40 titles to her credit. She has been blessed to work with some of the biggest names in Christian publishing to create inspirational books for children, teens, and adults. Tama and her husband are the parents of two kids and they make their home in Tennessee.
     
    Tama’s latest devotional book, Simply Christmas, is your personal invitation to slow down and savor the beauty of the manger this year. Accompanied by seasonally inspired full-color photographs, this 31-day devotional brings a bit of calm to each day through a short reflection and Scripture, together with points to ponder and fun ideas for simplifying your Christmas traditions.
     
    This podcast is produced and edited by Angie Elkins Media, Inc. 
     

    • 30 min
    Episode 42: How a Mom Can Connect with Her Son and Build a Foundation of Faith in His Life with Christie Thomas

    Episode 42: How a Mom Can Connect with Her Son and Build a Foundation of Faith in His Life with Christie Thomas

    Please click HERE to read the notes for this episode or get more info on the show. 

    • 41 min

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