Raising Kids is hard. Raising Godly kids is harder. Ask Alice is hosted by licensed professional counselor, Alice Churnock who answers questions from concerned parents by incorporating therapeutic techniques and Christian values. Ask Alice is a part of the Rooted Family of Podcasts.
Ask Alice: Gospel Hope for Body Dysmorphia and Gender Dysphoria
In this episode, host Alice Churnock discusses two important struggles which many teenagers encounter. The first is body dysmorphia, in which a person can't stop obsessing about a perceived flaw in his/her appearance. The second is gender dysphoria: the anxiety that besets a person who perceives a conflict between his/her inner-identity and his/her biological sex. Alice explains how parents can walk alongside of teenagers who struggle with these sensations. Above all, she reminds listeners of the hope of the gospel - a source of supernatural transformation that impacts the whole person, not merely outer appearance.
Ask Alice: Navigating Dysfunctional Family Dynamics
In his book "Getting Love Right," Terence Gorski estimates that 70%-80% of people grow up in dysfunctional families. Citing the biblical doctrine of original sin, host Alice Churnock states that we all grow up in some form of a dysfunctional family - we all grow up as sinners who are raised by sinners! Alice identifies the different ways that broken and dysfunctional home-life impacts young children and adolescents. After equipping listeners with the knowledge to recognize depression and anxiety in teenagers, Alice then gives practical advice on how to care for the souls of young people whose homes are broken/dysfunctional.
Ask Alice: "Loving Her Well" (An Interview with Author Kari Kampakis)
In this episode of Ask Alice, host Alice Churnock interviews her good friend Kari Kampakis regarding the release of Kari's new book, "Loving Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter." Kari discusses a number of topics of interest: the difference between being an "authority figure" and an "influencer" of teen daughters, how to grow with grace as the mother/daughter relationship morphs over time, and practical methods to love teenage daughters in ways that reflect the way Jesus loves His people. We hope that you are equipped and encouraged by this grace-filled resource from the Rooted Family of Podcasts.
Ask Alice: How Parents can Help Children Recover Social Skills amidst COVID-19
In this episode of Ask Alice, licensed professional counselor Alice Churnock discusses social anxiety by highlighting the many ways that COVID-19 has exacerbated it among children and teenagers. She then provides good words of gospel hope that will be of encouragement to parents and children alike. Finally, she outlines a number of practical ways to overcome social anxiety amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Ask Alice: Fathers Raising Daughters- A Father’s Day Interview With Dr. Langston Haygood
In this very special Father’s Day episode of Ask Alice, Alice Churnock interviews her father, Dr. Langston Haygood, a counselor and pastor who raised three daughters (who, in Alice’s words, are all “amazing!”). Listen in as father and daughter have a candid conversation on the joys and trials of raising daughters. Hear his wisdom on meeting the needs of a daughter at various developmental stages, relating to her in the teen years, and opening the lines of communication.
Dr. Haygood shares all sorts of gospel-rich wisdom for fathers who seek to parent daughters with wisdom and grace. This heartwarming interview is both endearing and informative – be sure to give it a listen to encourage the fathers and daughters in your life!
Ask Alice: Boys and Eating Disorders
As summer kicks off, many teenage boys will experience heightened pressure surrounding body image, leading to disordered eating for some. Thankfully, the gospel provides good news for bodies: They are created by God for good, redeemed by the Incarnation of Jesus, and awaiting a resurrection like his.
Licensed professional counselor Alice Churnock recorded this podcast episode immediately after National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. In it, she discusses a variety of eating disorders, how males are uniquely impacted by eating disorders, and how the gospel offers good news to those who experience eating disorders.
This podcast is made available to you by the Rooted Ministry for educational purposes only, not to provide specific therapeutic advice. The views expressed are the personal perspectives of the author and do not represent the views of all counselors or the profession. This podcast does not create a counselor-client relationship and should not be used as a substitute for competent therapeutic counsel from a licensed professional in your state.
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A Parenting Treasure
This podcast is like a secret treasure— what parent wouldn’t want free parenting insight from a counselor! I always take away something and am thankful for the practical wisdom from a trusted Christian source.
A gift to have a knowledgeable counselor like Alice sharing real-life info about raising our kids! Engaging and varied, with so many topics that impact our kids today-highly recommend.
Loved the sibling / birth order episode. Definitely insightful as we raise 3 young girls! Alice has great advice in her podcast!