266 episodes

Every one of us has a stage. But so often, the problem we face is feeling like we have to choose between work and home. In other words, it’s our loved ones who get what’s leftover—either from a long day at the office, or being home with the kids. Yet, the more connected you are to your family, the more influence—and fun—you have on your respective stage.



The Famous at Home podcast helps you become a rockstar in your own home. Our topics and discussions help leaders avoid the pitfalls of success, set healthy rhythms between work and home, and build a rock solid marriage. Because the greatest red carpet you’ll ever walk, is through your front door.

Famous at Home Josh + Christi Straub

    • Kids & Family

Every one of us has a stage. But so often, the problem we face is feeling like we have to choose between work and home. In other words, it’s our loved ones who get what’s leftover—either from a long day at the office, or being home with the kids. Yet, the more connected you are to your family, the more influence—and fun—you have on your respective stage.



The Famous at Home podcast helps you become a rockstar in your own home. Our topics and discussions help leaders avoid the pitfalls of success, set healthy rhythms between work and home, and build a rock solid marriage. Because the greatest red carpet you’ll ever walk, is through your front door.

    225. What Your Spouse and Kids Need From You

    225. What Your Spouse and Kids Need From You

    When your time, attention, and energy are pulled in so many directions, how do you have anything left to give your family? By the end of the day, it may feel like your spouse and kids need more from you than you have to give. But what if the one thing they really needed from you brought you to life just as much as it brought them to life?







    In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about the importance of prioritizing your emotional health and letting go of distractions, so that you can show up at home as the best version of you.







    Josh and Christi talk about:







    * What it means to show up as the best version of yourself.* How to use your greatest pain point as your greatest tool for prioritizing your emotional and spiritual growth. * The sum difference of taking responsibility for and owning daily choices, rather than seeing yourself as a victim of your circumstances.







    Show Notes:







    JOIN THE LEADER'S HEART SPRING 2022 WAITLIST! Don't miss out on our upcoming year long cohort to connect with like-minded leaders, build healthy work-family rhythms, and lead from a whole heart.







    SIGN UP FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COACHING! We offer a transformative coaching journey to help your family build a rock solid marriage, create healthy rhythms between work and home, and set values that drive how you make decisions.







    SIGN UP FOR YOUR FAMILY PURPOSE! Your Family Purpose is our online family series that helps you make a step-by-step plan to create a family of connection, celebration, and purpose.

    • 38 min
    224. The Power of Emotional Vocabulary in Your Home

    224. The Power of Emotional Vocabulary in Your Home

    Emotions are the gateway to the heart. When we use words that communicate emotion in our home, the environment changes. In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about why it's important to understand the difference between emotions and feelings, especially for the intimacy in our marriage and how we connect with and guide our kids.







    Josh and Christi talk about:







    * The difference between emotions and feelings.* Our six core emotions and how to discern what they mean for us in our day-to-day lives.* How naming our feelings helps us label our emotions.* The role of emotions in "guarding your heart."* How congruence can help us "be at home" with ourselves again.* How to use emotional awareness to become a more connected spouse and parent.







    Show Notes:







    JOIN THE KIDSEQACADEMY WAITLIST! On-demand courses to help your child manage big feelings in a little body. Each course in KidsEQAcademy teaches your kids the life skills they need to develop emotional intelligence.







    ORDER A COPY OF WHAT AM I FEELING? What Am I Feeling? offers a biblically grounded way for children to verbalize their feelings, develop empathy and self-control, and understand their wonderful God-given emotions.







    LOOKING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COACHING? We offer a transformative coaching journey to help your family build a rock solid marriage, create healthy rhythms between work and home, and set values that drive how you make decisions.







    ENROLL IN YOUR FAMILY PURPOSE TODAY! Your Family Purpose is our online family series that helps you make a step-by-step plan to create a family of connection, celebration, and purpose.

    • 33 min
    223. Learning to Say No, So Your Yes Matters

    223. Learning to Say No, So Your Yes Matters

    One of the biggest challenges we face, as parents, is learning what to say yes to and what to say no to as a family. Whether it's serving in church, putting your kids in sports, hosting friends at your home, going on work trips--everything is dependent on the season you are in. In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about how to prioritize what brings your family life, and how to put on the chopping block the things weighing you down.







    Josh and Christi talk about:







    * Why it's important to discern if you're saying yes out of a conviction of the Holy Spirit, or compulsion due to pressure from others.* Why it is vital to understand what you are assigned to in this season, and what your values/mission are as a family, so you can show up as the best version of yourself everywhere you go.* What it looks like to say yes to the right opportunities, and the power in inviting your kids into it.







    Show Notes:







    SIGN UP FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COACHING! We offer a transformative coaching journey to help your family build a rock solid marriage, create healthy rhythms between work and home, and set values that drive how you make decisions.







    JOIN YOUR FAMILY PURPOSE! Your Family Purpose is our online family series that helps you make a step-by-step plan to create a family of connection, celebration, and purpose.

    • 33 min
    222. Learning to Balance the See-Saw of Marriage

    222. Learning to Balance the See-Saw of Marriage

    Whether it comes to parenting style, money, sex, or even how we spend the holidays as a family, it’s not uncommon to hold a different point of view than our spouse. But what happens if we sense our spouse go to the opposite extreme on an issue? Is too lenient with the kid’s discipline. Spends more money than we feel comfortable. Desires sex more than we have the energy for. So often, their lop-sided approach (in our mind anyway) creates a reaction in us to go to the opposite extreme on those issues in order to create balance. But when we do, it creates more tension and often a impasse on the issue.







    In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about ways to find common ground on these sometimes tense issues in marriage, and use teeter totters as an analogy to describe what happens when we go to the opposite extreme of our spouse.







    Here are some highlights:







    * When we fail to name our teeter totter (the issue at hand), we end up making our spouse out to be our opponent. * Inching closer to your spouse can be difficult, but it’s when you feel the see-saw begin to shift toward balance again. * Finding a common ground begins by not inferring or judging your spouse's behavior, recognizing you own underlying fears, and initiating a conversation.







    Show Notes:







    WANT TO LEARN ABOUT MY KID'S EQ? On-demand courses to help your child manage big feelings in a little body. Each course in KidsEQAcademyTM teaches your kids the life skills they need to develop emotional intelligence.







    SIGN UP FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COACHING! We offer a transformative coaching journey to help your family build a rock solid marriage, create healthy rhythms between work and home, and set values that drive how you make decisions.

    • 24 min
    221. Building Emotional Intelligence in Your Kids

    221. Building Emotional Intelligence in Your Kids

    Google recently found, in a major study of its hiring process, that its top employees possess empathy, emotional intelligence, and emotional safety (at the top of the list). These “soft skills” have now become the basis for what companies desire most in their leaders.







    That’s why the environment of emotional safety and the principles of emotional intelligence are the foundation of who we are and what we do with at Famous at Home. In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about why emotional intelligence matters from a young age and how to build emotional intelligence in your kids.







    Josh and Christi talk about:







    * Why it's important to "dose" your kids instead of "doucing" them when you feel them becoming emotionally distant.* How to begin using emotional vocabulary in your home and why it's important.* How to create an emotional growth environment for your kids.







    Show Notes:







    APPLY NOW FOR THE LEADER'S HEART MEN'S COHORT! Join our year long cohort to connect with like-minded leaders, build healthy work-family rhythms, and lead from a whole heart.







    LEARN MORE ABOUT MY KID'S EQ! On-demand courses to help your child manage big feelings in a little body. Each course in KidsEQAcademyTM teaches your kids the life skills they need to develop emotional intelligence.







    SIGN UP FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COACHING! We offer a transformative coaching journey to help your family build a rock solid marriage, create healthy rhythms between work and home, and set values that drive how you make decisions.

    • 36 min
    220. Taking Care of Yourself in Trying Times

    220. Taking Care of Yourself in Trying Times

    If we want to be famous at home, we have to take care of ourselves. In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about emotional and spiritual ways to take care of yourself right now, especially in the midst of the fear and overwhelm in this cultural moment.







    Josh and Christi talk about:







    * Practical ways they have intentionally taken care of themselves the last couple of weeks.* Ways to limit screens or other open doors to fear.* How to recognize the one self-care practice you need right now for your soul.







    Show Notes:







    APPLY NOW FOR THE LEADER'S HEART COHORT! Join our year long cohort to connect with like-minded leaders, build healthy work-family rhythms, and lead from a whole heart.







    ORDER SURPRISED BY HOPE TODAY! Many Christians believe our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that's not what the Bible teaches. Surprised by Hope, premier Bible scholar N.T. Wright brings you inside the Scriptures to grasp the full, breathtaking hope Jesus offers the world, and its implications for your life today.







    2 TIMOTHY 1:7: For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.







    ACTS CHAPTER 4: All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own.

    • 24 min

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