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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.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 14 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 87: How to Navigate Screen Time with Your Kids—with Arlene Pellicane

    Episode 87: How to Navigate Screen Time with Your Kids—with Arlene Pellicane

    Our son entered middle school this year and he is growing in all sorts of new and fun ways! He outgrew his shoe size, his appetite is bigger, he’s grown a wider circle of friends, and he’s definitely sleeping longer and longer hours. Along with that growth, his desire and appetite for screen time is growing bigger too!

    Honestly, navigating our son’s screen time isn’t a new challenge to us. We’ve wondered for years how to set good boundaries so that screen time could be a blessing and not a burden as he grows.

    That’s why we are glad to have our guest on the show today, Arlene Pellicane. She is the author of Screen Kids and is here to help us all navigate screen time with our kids.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    How technology has been designed to be addictiveThe importance of managing your own screen timePractical tips for putting limits on screen time as a parentAnd more!We hope you enjoy this conversation!

    Show Notes: https://growinghometogether.com/arlene-pellicane-87

    • 46 min
    Episode 86: What It Really Means to Lead Your Family Spiritually—with Dana Che Williams

    Episode 86: What It Really Means to Lead Your Family Spiritually—with Dana Che Williams

    The goal of our ministry has always been to help you care for the soul of your family and help you nourish relationships that keep God at the center of your home.

    We know that many couples desire the closeness and encouragement of sharing their faith with their husband or wife. Instead, they feel a painful sense of disappointment when their spouse isn’t stepping into the role of spiritual leader as they expected. It can feel lonely and like you are single-handedly trying to teach your children about Jesus and deepen your family’s spiritual walk.

    That’s why we are so glad to welcome today’s guest, Dana Che Williams, to talk about what it really means to lead your family spiritually and how couples can find peace in this area of their marriage. Dana is a wife, mom, speaker, marriage coach, and the host of the Real Relationship Talk podcast.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    A definition of spiritual leadershipWhat it looks like to be unequally yoked in your marriageThe impact of cultivating a deep relationship with the LordAnd more!We hope you enjoy this conversation!

    Show Notes: https://growinghometogether.com/dana-che-williams-86

    • 51 min
    Episode 85: Following Your Dreams as a Couple—with Kathi & Roger Lipp

    Episode 85: Following Your Dreams as a Couple—with Kathi & Roger Lipp

    Before you got married and into the first year of marriage, you probably spent hours dreaming about what your life would look like together. But today those dreams may feel far out of reach. Your marriage may have settled into a predictable routine that seems impossible to get out of. You may even feel like you're stuck in a rut and have lost your sense of excitement for what the future could hold for you as a couple.

    We’ve heard this from many other couples and even felt it at times in our own marriage. But the truth is you still have many exciting years ahead of you! They can be full of exciting adventures and dreams if you take the time to talk with your spouse and dream together.

    This is why we are so excited to have our good friends, Kathi & Roger Lipp, on the show today. They know what it is like to dream together and make those dreams become a reality. Kathi is a popular author and speaker as well as a marketing and writing coach. She hosts the popular Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! and the Writing at the Red House Podcast.

    Kathi and Roger are also homesteaders who traded their life in the city for the mountain life in California.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    Practical tips for discussing your dreamsThe importance of knowing your limits and triggersHow chasing after a dream can bring out the best in youAnd more!We hope you enjoy this conversation!

    Show Notes: https://growinghometogether.com/kathi-roger-lipp-85

    • 43 min
    Episode 84: Practical Ways to Navigate Loss as a Couple—with Chuck & Ashley Elliott

    Episode 84: Practical Ways to Navigate Loss as a Couple—with Chuck & Ashley Elliott

    I take you to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.

    Whether it’s been one year, ten years, or 25 years since you uttered those vows, we can all agree that they have and will be tested! We all experience some kind of disappointment, loss, or pain. And even though we’ve vowed to walk through hard times together, grief can take a toll on our marriage, causing us to question how to communicate about the deep loss we feel, how to best support each other in grief, and even how to maintain our faith when life circumstances just don’t make sense.

    Chuck & Ashley Elliott are popular speakers and workshop leaders, a pastor and a counselor who hold numerous psychoeducational certifications. After walking through miscarriage and grief in their own lives, they authored their new book, I Used to Be ___: How to Navigate Large and Small Losses in Life and Find Your Path Forward. Chuck and Ashley are here today to help us understand how grief can actually draw us closer to God and each other.

    In this episode, you’ll hear:
    How everyone responds to grief differentlyThe role “Switch Theory” can play in our outlook during hard timesPractical tools for navigating grief togetherAnd so much more!We hope you find this conversation insightful and valuable in your own relationship!

    Show Notes: https://growinghometogether.com/chuck-ashley-elliott-84

    • 54 min
    Episode 83: The Power of Our Words—with Sarah Molitor

    Episode 83: The Power of Our Words—with Sarah Molitor

    Words are powerful! They have the potential to tear down our relationships or build them up. Ever since I (Joanna) was a young girl, I loved words. I would spend hours writing stories and poems. When I went to college, it just made sense to pursue a major in communications. Even though I took numerous writing and even a public speaking class, I was never taught was how to talk to people with kindness and express my thoughts in a way that protected other people’s hearts.

    If we are honest, we all could use some help understanding the power of words to impact our relationships. That’s why we are excited to have Sarah Molitor with us. Sarah is a wife, mother of seven kids, and the author of Well Said: Choosing Words that Speak Life, Give Grace, and Strengthen Your Faith and Family. You may know Sarah from her thriving social media community at Modern Farmhouse Family.

    In this episode, you’ll hear:
    The power words carry in our relationshipsHow God can sometimes do more in our lives when we hold our tongueCommon pitfalls our words can lead us intoAnd so much more!This conversation was such an honor, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    Show Notes: https://growinghometogether.com/sarah-molitor-83

    • 53 min
    Episode 82: The Power of Stories to Reach Your Child's Heart—with Valerie Ellis

    Episode 82: The Power of Stories to Reach Your Child's Heart—with Valerie Ellis

    From the time we had the first of our five children, some of our most special moments were snuggling up to read books together. And some of those stories became like familiar old friends as we read them over and over until the kids could probably recite them by heart.

    We found so many gifts in reading together with our kids – the quality time, our children’s enjoyment of language and artwork, and many sweet life lessons contained in the stories.

    We found a kindred spirit in a love of reading in our guest, Valerie Ellis. She is an author, speaker, certified teacher, and mom. Valerie knows the power of a story to connect children to their families and to the love of God. We are excited to hear about her latest children’s book and how through this story we can help our kids to share the joy of Christmas this year.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    How God created us to learn through storiesTips to engage all ages in readingWays to connect reading to our faithAnd more!We hope you enjoy this conversation!

    Show Notes: https://growinghometogether.com/valerie-ellis-82

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

jjellis819 ,

Authentic and practical

I always find Growing Home Together so helpful and inspiring! Rob and Joanna are excellent hosts and have tons of great ideas. You can tell they really care about families.

Kristi Woods ,

Don’t bypass this terrific resource

Looking for a faith-filled mentor concerning marriage or parenting? Rob and Joanna of Growing Home Together slip into this role in a virtual way through their printed resources as well as this podcast. They’re transparent, authentic believers who invite guests to pour out similarly on their podcast. Don’t bypass this terrific resource. Take a listen. Learn. And grow. Then, pass it on. You’ll be glad you did.

Austnsavage ,

Great podcast!

Rob and Joanna are great people and I really appreciate the conversations they have on this podcast.

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