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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
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

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 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

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    • 41 min
    Episode 41: How to Build Up Your Child's Heart in a World That Tears Them Down with Jamie Ivey

    Episode 41: How to Build Up Your Child's Heart in a World That Tears Them Down with Jamie Ivey

    A fun, snowy day of sledding ended in broken bones for our young daughter. The following weeks held an hours-long surgery, isolation at home, and painful bullying after her re-entry into her classroom. We watched our child lose her smile. Her confidence. Her assurance that she was strong, wanted, and truly loved.
     
    Every child will face threats to their sense of worth. They’re pressed into a mold that says achievement equals acceptance and image earns inclusion. Without the truth of who God says they are, our kids will struggle to know they are purposed and precious to the One who made them.
     
    Today’s guest, Jamie Ivey, is here with a powerful message of hope for moms and dads who want to build up their child’s heart. She helps us to understand
     
    Why all of us need to be reminded of our value and purpose as God’s children What led her to write her uplifting book for children Why young kids are particularly open to receive God’s truth of who they are The unique role of parents in building a sturdy foundation for their kids’ identity Why you and your kids absolutely matter in God’s kingdom How to meet your children in the hardest places of asking who they are  
     
    Jamie Ivey [https://www.jamieivey.com/ ]    loves creating things that help people believe the truths about who God made them to be. She does this mostly through her popular podcast, “The Happy Hour” and the new YouTube show, The Jamie Ivey Show, and through multiple books geared towards women. 
     
    Now she’s taking this passion to a younger generation with her book, God Made You to Be You. [ https://www.jamieivey.com/kids/]    As a mama to four kids, she knows the value in kids learning at a young age that God made them to be themselves! Her whole family plus two dogs live in Austin, Texas, and they all love to visit the West Texas desert as often as possible!

    • 31 min
    Episode 40: How Love Can Unlock the Door to Learning for Your Child with Janet Newberry

    Episode 40: How Love Can Unlock the Door to Learning for Your Child with Janet Newberry

    Before your son or daughter even started kindergarten, you dreamed of all they’d do. You imagined an excitement to learn, fun friendships, and positive teachers who cherished your child and brought out their best.   
    Yet perhaps you’re like many parents who grieve the gap between your hopes and expectations and the tough realities your child is facing at school. Pressure to perform is crushing your child emotionally. Learning or behavior struggles attach negative labels to your child’s identity. Maybe your child is so discouraged or frustrated that they want to give up and quit.
     
    Today’s guest, Janet Newberry, brings a powerful hope and insight for your family today. As an educator, school administrator, author, and consultant, she helps us to understand
     
    The “performance injuries” our kids suffer at school The impact of fear and stress on our kids’ learning, maturity, and happiness How to help our kids take hold of their “why” and purpose Why struggle is something to embrace—not avoid—in learning Why typical behavior modification methods do more harm than good How to navigate the tough decision of where to send your child to school The powerful connection between love and learning for our children  
    Janet Newberry [ https://www.janetnewberry.com/] is an educator, consultant, and author who is passionate to transform your child’s growth and learning through the power of loving, supportive relationships. Take hold of Janet’s insights for your family on the Love is Fearless podcast  https://www.loveisfearless.com/podcast. 
     
    Janet’s book, Education by Design, Not Default, [https://www.janetnewberry.com/book] is a powerful resource to help parents and teachers to lead their children with love. Be sure to visit https://www.john15academy.com/ for Janet’s online learning community that provides targeted tools, help, and resources for parents to support their child’s education and journey to maturity. 

    • 58 min

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9 Ratings

Alison Grace Over Perfection ,

So glad I found Joanna and Rob!

There are so many podcasts to choose from, it is hard to settle on one that I feel like I connect with and want to listen to more than 1 episode. But I love this podcast. I feel as if I am sitting at their kitchen table having a converstion with them and their guest. I keep nodding my head, saying, "Me too...such a good point...what a great idea, I am going to try that!" Worth a listen!!

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Great podcast!

Rob and Joanna share great wisdom and encouragement each week. Hit the subscribe button and enjoy each episode!

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