15 episodes

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!

Warfare Parenting Laine Lawson Craft

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

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!

    Resources for Teens and Parents with an Unexpected Pregnancy with Tina Yeager

    Resources for Teens and Parents with an Unexpected Pregnancy with Tina Yeager

    Would you know where to look if someone you knew experienced an unexpected pregnancy? What resources are even available to both those having an unintended pregnancy and the parents of those teens? On this episode of Warframe Parenting, we welcome back licensed counselor Tina Yeager to talk about the resources available to teens and parents when going through an unexpected pregnancy as well as ways to create support groups to help fauster that young mother as she carries her child. 
    Tina discusses multiple ways for parents to find and create resources to generate an environment of encouragement and love for them in a period that can be filled with uncertainty and fear. We hope this series has helped give parents a roadmap to walk with their teen or young adult through the uncertainties of an unexpected pregnancy, and where you can look to find resources that encourage and equip your family as you step into this new chapter of your lives.
    Who Is Tina Yeager?
    Tina Yeager has been licensed as a mental health counselor since 2005 and appeared as an expert in publications such as Brandon Focus Magazine, POP Parenting Radio Show, Rick Whitted’s On Your Way to Work Podcast, Heart of the Matter Radio, Genre Chat, andthe Writers Chat show to name a few! 
    Things We Talked About In This Episode
    Where should I start looking for resources that will help my teen or young adult? What should I be doing as a parent to create the best environment for my teen or young adult as they begin moving through this process? What should I say to my teen to let them know they are loved and blessed by God in these moments, and how do I keep them encouraged throughout this process? What resources do organizations like Line.org offer and how can they help me find local resources that will help my teen or young adult? What are some passages from scripture that I can read and pray over my teen or young adult to let them know they are sanctified and blessed by their Holy Father?  
    Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You! https://lainelawsoncraft.com/life
    Free - Is Life Hurting Too Much: The Three R's to Walking into Healing" E-BOOK
    DOWNLOAD FREE: 5 Warfare Prayers for Your Prodigal: https://lainelawsoncraft.com/warfare-prayers/
    Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of Warfare Parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic, you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.

    • 15 min
    Unexpected pregnancy a heart-felt story

    Unexpected pregnancy a heart-felt story

    Have you ever felt you didn't understand God in your darkest hours? Stay tuned because this week's guest, J.K. Wilson, experienced the worst-case scenario and now has a beautiful story to tell.
      
    "I believe that God created every child, and no child is a mistake." – J.K. Wilson
     
    The backstory of J.K.'s powerful testimony (:52) Asking God for guidance (3:37) The will of God be done (4:31) 19 years later (5:40) What's happened since then (10:25) Hope for Me Too (13:37) J.K.shares a verse (14:58)  
    No matter what you're going through, I hope today's episode encouraged you to lean on God. You can always turn to Him even if you feel there's nowhere else to go, and he will guide you every step of the way. To ask questions or share your story with us, you can contact J.K. or me using the links below.
     
    Resources
    Hope for Me Too
     
    Connect with Laine:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
    Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You!
    Free - Is Life Hurting Too Much: The Three R's to Walking into Healing" E-BOOK
    DOWNLOAD FREE: 5 Warfare Prayers for Your Prodigal
     
    Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of warfare parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic, you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.

    • 17 min
    Today we share on unexpected pregnancy

    Today we share on unexpected pregnancy

    How would you react if your teen or someone you know became pregnant unexpectedly or unintentionally? Could you handle this situation encouragingly and lovingly?
     
    Licensed counselor, Tina Yeager, is back to guide us through this unexpected pregnancy series.
     
    Tina Yeager, an award-winning author, speaker, life coach, and licensed counselor since 2005, serves on the Christian Authors Network board and as the head mentor with Word Weavers International. Tina also hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast and is a publisher of Inkspirations Online, a weekly devotional publication for writers.
     
    "Just because we didn't expect it doesn't mean that God didn't know this child would be born. So remember that God created every child, and every child can be a blessing that God has given to the world." – Tina Yeager
     
    Highlights from today's conversation:
    Welcoming back Tina Yeager (:32) A few generalities about unexpected pregnancies (:46) Increasing pregnancies due to a sexualizing culture (2:09) The issue of spiritual warfare (4:05) Causes of unintended pregnancies (4:49) Pressures from society (6:37) The demise of the family (7:17) Celebrating mothers who keep their babies (8:14) General thoughts from a counselor (10:18) Encouragement to handle unexpected pregnancies (10:55)  
    We hope this episode gave you an optimistic outlook on how to handle a shocking situation. In the next episode, we will discuss a testimony of an unexpected pregnancy and its beautiful outcome. To ask questions or share your story with us, you can contact Tina or me using the links below.
     
    Resources
    Optionline.org
    Embracegrace.com
     
    Connect with Tina:
    Facebook
    Instagram
    YouTube
    LinkedIn
     
    Connect with Laine:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
    Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You!
    Free - Is Life Hurting Too Much: The Three R's to Walking into Healing" E-BOOK
    DOWNLOAD FREE: 5 Warfare Prayers for Your Prodigal
     
    Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of warfare parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic, you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast, so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.

    • 18 min
    Resources for suicidal teens and parents with Lori Wildenburg

    Resources for suicidal teens and parents with Lori Wildenburg

    **A gentle warning, this episode discusses suicide. If you are feeling vulnerable in this area, please consult with a doctor or mental health professional in your area. Or call one of the Suicide Prevention numbers listed in the resources**
    Have you listened to episodes 8 and 9 with my guest, Lori Wildenberg? We talked about what suicide and suicidal thoughts are during those episodes. Lori then shared her powerful testimony about her daughter, who had attempted suicide and is now thriving. 
    In the final episode of this series, Lori and I recap and provide additional resources for parents who have suicidal teens or young adults.
    Lori is a licensed parent and family educator, MOMS Better Together Podcast Co-Host, parent consultant, certified teacher, co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Ministry, national speaker, and author of six parenting books. 
    "What is more important than positivity is giving reality. Life can be hard. God is still good, but life is hard." – Lori Wildenberg
    Topics covered in this episode:
    A recap of episodes 8 and 9 (:20) Welcome Lori back (1:01) Symptoms of depression (1:31) Toxic positivity (2:17) Emotional validation (4:07) Signs to look for (4:27) Don't minimize concerns (6:33) Knowing what's on their minds (7:53) Connecting and communicating (9:11) Resources (10:32) Additional resources (11:05) National resources (13:13) US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (14:10) An important story to take seriously (14:35) Wrap-up of the series (15:42)  
    We hope this series has helped you identify potential risk factors, warning signs, and how to ask those difficult and potentially life-saving questions. If you have questions or want to share your story with us, you can contact Lori or me via the links below. 
    Mentioned Resources: 
    Ep 8: Suicidal Thoughts - What you need to know

    Ep 9: Powerful true story on my child's unsuccessful suicide attempt with Lori Wildenberg

    Resources:
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-272-8255 or text CONNECT to 741741.
    Suicide Prevention Resource Center 
    Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens PDF
     
    Connect with Lori:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter
    Pinterest
    Connect with Laine:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
    Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You!
    Free - Is Life Hurting Too Much: The Three R's to Walking into Healing" E-BOOK
     
    DOWNLOAD FREE: 5 Warfare Prayers for Your Prodigal
     
    Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of warfare parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.

    • 17 min
    Insights on Fathering a Prodigal Teen and Young Adult

    Insights on Fathering a Prodigal Teen and Young Adult

    Are you dealing with the struggles of parenting a rebellious teen? Is your child experiencing spiritual warfare or self-harming? Are you wondering what the battle is really like?
     
    Today, I'm having an open, honest conversation with a man whose voice is so powerful. Tom Yohe shares what God revealed to him as his family suffered the heartache of watching their daughter self-harm.
     
    ​​Tom Yohe is the co-founder of Hope for Hurting Parents and has served as a pastor, community college instructor, and Cru staff member. He's also the author of Moments of Clarity: Wisdom from a Prodigal Father. Tom and his wife, Dena Yohe, have co-authored the Hope for Hurting Parents Facilitator Guide and the Hope for Hurting Parents Parent Notebook for support groups. They have been happily married for over 43 years and have three children and four beautiful grandchildren.
     
    "I realized that God is a prodigal parent, and he knows my pain. He understands my fears, every emotion that I'm walking in, and I can come to him with that because he's walking along with me in it." – Tom Yohe.
     
    Topics covered in this episode:
     
    Guest introduction (:16) Tom's story (1:16) Moments of clarity during the battle (3:19) Dynamic differences between moms and dads (4:47) Children fighting spiritual battles (7:18) Advice to parents of kids who are struggling (9:15) What's inside Moments of Clarity: Wisdom from the Father of a Prodigal (11:39) From one dad to another (14:39) Powerful points (16:09) Setting appropriate boundaries (18:28) Parenting tools: Hope for Hurting Parents (19:55) Final thoughts (20:41)  
    Every parent's heart breaks when their child takes a destructive path. Amazing things can happen when God's saving grace is active in the life of a parent and child. If you have questions or want to share your story with us, you can contact Lori or me via the links below.
     
    Connect with Tom:
    Website
    Facebook
     
    Pre-order Tom's book:
    Moments of Clarity: Wisdom from the Father of a Prodigal Son
     
    Connect with Laine:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
    Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You!
    Here is the link for 5 Free Warfare Prayers:
    Warfare Prayers - Laine Lawson Craft 
     
    Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of warfare parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.

    • 21 min
    Powerful true story on my child's unsuccessful suicide attempt

    Powerful true story on my child's unsuccessful suicide attempt

    **A gentle warning, this episode discusses suicide. If you are feeling vulnerable in this area, please consult with a doctor or mental health professional in your area. Or call one of the Suicide Prevention numbers listed in the resources**
     
    Did you catch our last episode (epi 8) with parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg? Lori and I discussed the difficult subject of teen and young adult suicide and suicidal thoughts. 
     
    Today, Lori is back to share her powerful story about how her daughter attempted suicide. If you were surprised by the shocking reality of this issue, or if you're the parent of a child, teen, or young adult who suffers from depression or another mental health issue, this episode will undoubtedly touch your heart.
     
    In addition to being a licensed parent educator, Lori co-hosts the MOMS Better Together podcast, is a parent consultant, a certified teacher, co-founder of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Ministry, a national speaker, and author of six parenting books. 
     
    "Our kids need to know that there is help available, and there is no shame in going through some hard things." – Lori Wildenberg.
     
    Topics covered in this episode:
    Recap of episode 8 (:30) Intro to today's episode (:44) Lori shares her testimony (1:00) Her perspective as a mother (8:40) What she would have done differently (10:54) Practical advice for parents (13:00) Victory on the other side (15:45) Interview wrap up (20:12)  
    I pray that Lori's experience of her daughter's suicide attempt and efforts to bring her story to light have helped you feel hopeful that overcoming suicide and suicidal thoughts is possible. If you have questions or want to share your story with us, you can contact Lori or me via the links below. 
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Episode 8: Suicidal Thoughts - What You Need to Know with Lori Wildenberg 
    US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
    Or you can text "home" to 741741
     
    Connect with Lori:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Twitter
    Pinterest
     
    Connect with Laine:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
     
    Free Resources - A Gift from Laine to You!
    Here is the link for 5 Free Warfare Prayers:
    Warfare Prayers - Laine Lawson Craft 
     
    Thank you so much for joining me for this episode of warfare parenting. I hope you've found some encouragement or helpful info in this episode to help you on your journey. If you have a specific topic you'd like me to talk about or a guest you'd like me to have on the show. Please feel free to send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. You can even text "Hi Laine" to 55444. Follow the podcast so you never miss an episode, and leave me a rate and review. I would be so grateful.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Powerful!

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Laine Lawson Craft speaks through her heart to give us a battle plan to deal with addiction with love and kindness. What anointed advice for parents struggling with prodigal children.

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