128 episodes

Biblical Encouragement for Adoptive Parents

Did you finally realize your dream of having a family only to have your happily ever after turn into a nightmare?

Are you constantly second-guessing your parenting, anxious about whether your child will make good choices and remain faithful?

Do you wish more than anything that your child would know Christ and just turn out ”OK”?

Have you neglected yourself to the point that it’s taken a personal toll on you?

Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Anchors of Encouragement. I’m Tim Maudlin: Husband, Adoptive Parent, Disciple of Christ, and Ambassador of Encouragement.

I too felt the joy of having a family of my own and I wished we could be like other families. But I found myself up late at night, anxious about my child’s future and asking myself, ”Why is this happening? Am I a failure as a parent?”

It was only by grabbing a lifeline from God and my friends that I was able to navigate the challenges of adoptive life.

And now I can’t wait to share everything I’ve learned with you.

My mission is to be your friend and encourager, to throw adoptive parents a lifeline, and offer biblical mindset support as you partner with Christ, providing stability as your anchor when you need it the most.

If you’re ready for real and raw talk, with strategies and insights that lead to peace beyond comprehension so you not only survive but thrive in life’s storms, this podcast is for you.

Hope and Healing are on the way! I’m here for you, neighbor!

Connect: AnchorsOfEncouragement@gmail.com
Community: facebook.com/groups/anchorsofencouragement
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timmaudlin/

ANCHORS OF ENCOURAGEMENT | Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Biblical Encouragement, Journaling, Anxiety, Healthy Relationships Tim Maudlin

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 81 Ratings

Biblical Encouragement for Adoptive Parents

Did you finally realize your dream of having a family only to have your happily ever after turn into a nightmare?

Are you constantly second-guessing your parenting, anxious about whether your child will make good choices and remain faithful?

Do you wish more than anything that your child would know Christ and just turn out ”OK”?

Have you neglected yourself to the point that it’s taken a personal toll on you?

Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Anchors of Encouragement. I’m Tim Maudlin: Husband, Adoptive Parent, Disciple of Christ, and Ambassador of Encouragement.

I too felt the joy of having a family of my own and I wished we could be like other families. But I found myself up late at night, anxious about my child’s future and asking myself, ”Why is this happening? Am I a failure as a parent?”

It was only by grabbing a lifeline from God and my friends that I was able to navigate the challenges of adoptive life.

And now I can’t wait to share everything I’ve learned with you.

My mission is to be your friend and encourager, to throw adoptive parents a lifeline, and offer biblical mindset support as you partner with Christ, providing stability as your anchor when you need it the most.

If you’re ready for real and raw talk, with strategies and insights that lead to peace beyond comprehension so you not only survive but thrive in life’s storms, this podcast is for you.

Hope and Healing are on the way! I’m here for you, neighbor!

Connect: AnchorsOfEncouragement@gmail.com
Community: facebook.com/groups/anchorsofencouragement
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timmaudlin/

    127 – 5 Ways to Help Adoptive Parents Navigate the Anxiety of the Adoption Journey

    127 – 5 Ways to Help Adoptive Parents Navigate the Anxiety of the Adoption Journey

    How can adoptive parents prepare themselves for the challenges they will face in their adoption journeys? May I suggest it can be as simple as picking up sticks?
    Hi Neighbor,
    In this unplugged episode, I want to share 2 stories that will illustrate the concept of the Daily Doable and how it relates to adoptive parents and the storms they will face in their adoption journeys.
    I’m pulling back the curtain to share how I have been able to navigate the anxiety that adoptive parenting presented in my life.
    Grab a pen and paper and dive into the 5 ways to harness the power of the Daily Doable. While this won’t eliminate your storms, it will help you face them with courage and confidence.
    Help, hope, and healing are on the way.
    Your Neighbor,Tim
    P.S. I also want to invite you to be a part of our amazing community. Click this LINK to join today.

    • 16 min
    126 – I See You! 3 Simple Words To Encourage Adoptive Parents To Never Give Up (ENCORE EPISODE)

    126 – I See You! 3 Simple Words To Encourage Adoptive Parents To Never Give Up (ENCORE EPISODE)

    Have you ever sent your future self a letter of encouragement? I did and it turned out to be the boost I needed at exactly the right time.
    Hi Neighbor,
    As I journaled through ideas for a new episode, I came across one idea in particular. As I explored it, I rediscovered an episode from early in this podcast.
    It contained a message that I needed to hear. Chances are if I needed to hear that message, there is someone out there who could benefit from it too.
    I would encourage you to grab a pen and paper, listen to the episode, and make a list of the things I talk about in the Daily Doable so that you can be encouraged and can encourage others as well.
    I See You! We were miles from where we started. At this point, we were tired but there was no turning back. Then I looked down and saw the encouragement we needed to finish.
    Help, hope, and healing are on the way.
    Your Neighbor,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Tim
    P.S. If this podcast has given you the courage and confidence to face storms in your life, the number one way you can thank me is to leave a written review on Apple Podcasts. Here is a short video to show you how.

    • 8 min
    125 – Anxious, Adoptive Parent? 5 Ways To Love a Child of Adoption Trauma (ENCORE EPISODE)

    125 – Anxious, Adoptive Parent? 5 Ways To Love a Child of Adoption Trauma (ENCORE EPISODE)

    Would he hate us for loving him this much? We didn’t know. Would he see this as the ultimate act of betrayal? We didn’t know. Would he embrace the help we had finally found for him? We didn’t know. What we did know was our son needed help, help our love couldn’t give him.
    Hi Neighbor,
    Today I want to take you back to the beginning. The beginning of this podcast with a story of one of the most difficult days in my life.
    In this encore episode, we’ll explore the theme: 5 Ways To Love a Child of Adoption Trauma. Looking back on that day, I realized how much anxiety my wife and I had been living with. We were overwhelmed, we couldn’t breathe, and we felt like we were drowning.
    As I’ve talked with many of you, it’s quite apparent how much anxiety you’re living with as well. There are so many things I’ve learned since that day about how to navigate the challenges of anxiety and adoption trauma.
    It’s my prayer that my story will give you Help, Hope, and Healing in your adoption journey.
    Your Neighbor,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Tim
    P.S. If this podcast has given you the courage and confidence to face storms in your life, the number one way you can thank me is to leave a written review on Apple Podcasts. Here is a short video to show you how.

    • 18 min
    124 – Journaling: How Journaling Prompts Helped My Son Like Himself Again (ENCORE EPISODE)

    124 – Journaling: How Journaling Prompts Helped My Son Like Himself Again (ENCORE EPISODE)

    “After you journal for a certain amount of time, you get into that comfortable practice with it, it starts to become your natural release.” ~Jonny Maudlin
    Hi Neighbor,
    Today, I would like to share a special encore episode where we’ll circle back to a conversation I had with my son Jonny about one of the tools he learned in residential.
    This tool was instrumental in Jonny liking himself again, and this tool is something I have adopted in my life and encourage you to practice too.
    It’s journaling!
    Journaling continues to help Jonny shape his life and navigate its ups and downs. So whether you’re hearing this for the first time or revisiting it, I’m excited for you to dive back into the insights and the transformative strategies of journaling.
    Hope and healing are on the way.
    Your Neighbor,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Tim
    P.S. If this podcast has given you the courage and confidence to face storms in your life, the number one way you can thank me is to leave a written review on Apple Podcasts. Here is a short video to show you how.

    • 19 min
    123 – Insensitive, Hurtful Comments? 3 Benefits of Taking Your Frustrations Out On Paper (ENCORE EPISODE)

    123 – Insensitive, Hurtful Comments? 3 Benefits of Taking Your Frustrations Out On Paper (ENCORE EPISODE)

    Have you ever said something out of anger or frustration? If you answered 'yes' I invite you to listen to this encore episode of Anchors of Encouragement, where I’ll share how you can get rid of your frustrations without saying a word.
    Hi Neighbor,
    I would like to share with you a special encore episode where we’ll circle back to the beginning and consider one of my 3 core anchors, self-awareness. It’s something I continue to use on a regular basis to help me navigate the storms of life.
    So whether you’re hearing this for the first time or revisiting it, I’m excited for you to dive back into the insights and the transformative strategies of becoming a paper tiger.
    I pray this episode helps you avoid saying things you will regret.
    Hope and Healing are on the way.
    Your Neighbor,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Tim
    P.S. If this podcast has given you the courage and confidence to face storms in your life, the number one way you can thank me is to leave a written review on Apple Podcasts. Here is a short video to show you how.

    • 11 min
    122 – Hope for Adoptive Parents? Try 10-10-10 a Powerful Coping Tool for Struggling Adoptees (ENCORE EPISODE)

    122 – Hope for Adoptive Parents? Try 10-10-10 a Powerful Coping Tool for Struggling Adoptees (ENCORE EPISODE)

    Are you an adoptive parent looking for hope and practical strategies to navigate the unique challenges of adoption?
    Would hearing from both a parent and a child about their journey through the adoption process and coming out stronger on the other side be helpful to you?
    If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, I invite you to listen to this encore episode of Anchors of Encouragement, where my son Jonny and I share a powerful story that could provide the breakthrough you've been looking for.
    Hey Neighbor,
    You’re about to listen again to one of our most powerful episodes where I sit down with my Dad, Tim, to talk about the struggles, breakthroughs, and lessons learned on my path through adoption trauma.
    We dive into the life-changing concept of 10-10-10 and share the real and raw conversation adoptive families need to hear. Whether you caught it the first time or it’s new to you, this encore presentation is sure to bring valuable insights and perhaps be the anchor you need to stay steady in the storms of life.
    Let’s step back into this journey together and remember, no storm is too tough to weather with the right tools and support.
    Hope and Healing are on the way.
    Your Neighbor,⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Jonny
    P.S. If this podcast has given you the courage and confidence to face storms in your life, the number one way you can thank me is to leave a written review on Apple Podcasts. Here is a short video to show you how.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Let’s Unpack That w Alex&Grace ,

Real, raw, refreshing!

Wow… I absolutely LOVE how real, raw, and authentic this podcast is - especially around hard and complicated situations. It’s refreshing how Tim shares his personal experiences and struggles from himself and his family, as well as insightful wisdom and tips learned from them. So many gems for navigating life, regardless of your situation or life stage! -Grace from Let’s Unpack That with Alex

Kris Tip ,

Such a needed conversation!

Tim hosts great conversation around adoption, hope and healing! I have so many friends who will be encouraged by this. Thank you for bringing hope to a very tough topic!

Shana | myidealbalance.com ,

The friend you need during adoption!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This podcast is so desperately needed! Great resources, encouragement and support. Love the real

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