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A weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus.

Let's Parent on Purpose is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

Let's Parent on Purpose with Jay Holland Christian Parenting

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 230 Ratings

A weekly podcast designed to strengthen your marriage, parenting, and personal relationship with Jesus.

Let's Parent on Purpose is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit www.ChristianParenting.org

    Ep. 366: Grieving and Healing Through Intense Personal Loss with Eliza Huie

    Ep. 366: Grieving and Healing Through Intense Personal Loss with Eliza Huie

    What do you do when you and your children experience intense personal loss, like the unexpected death of a loved one? Eliza Huie helps us walk through a series of questions that parents wrestle with as they try to process shock and grief while also helping their children deal with tragedy.

    Listen as Eliza answers the following questions from Jay:
    How can parents shepherd their children through intense personal loss?How can they do this while also dealing with the loss themselves?What are normal feelings and emotions that go along with trauma.What might counseling to do help. How do you know if counseling is appropriate? How soon after the loss?

    In crisis we have (psychological needs):
    The Activation of the BodyThe Activation of the Mind and EmotionsThe Activation of the Soul

    What does a person in crisis need? (relational needs):
    What determines if a crisis situation results in long-term trauma?What are the essential characteristics of a helper in these situations?

    A plan for what’s ahead (situational needs):
    First few daysFirst 1-3 weeksFour weeks and beyond
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    About Eliza Huie

    Eliza Huie is the director of counseling at McLean Bible Church located invthe Washington D.C. metro area. She is the Dean of Biblical Counseling for Metro Baltimore Seminary in Maryland. She and her husband Ken have been married for almost 30 years and they have 3 grown children and a lovely daughter-in-law.

    Resources mentioned:

    Biblical Virtual Counseling Resource:

    Anchored Hope Counseling – https://anchoredhope.co


    Fieldstone Counseling – https://fieldstonecounseling.org


    Christian Trauma Counseling – https://christiantraumacounseling.com


    Breath as Prayer by Jennifer Tucker


    Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/sma13-4776.pdf


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    • 58 min
    Ep. 365: The Power of Pre-Deciding

    Ep. 365: The Power of Pre-Deciding

    **Be sure to check out our new discussion guide to help you make the most out of this episode. Download it here.

    Research shows that the average adult makes over 35,000 decisions every day! We make a lot of choices, and many of our choices have a compounding effect as we repeat them day after day. Other choices are not as important but drain our energy. This week Jay shares insights on the power of pre-deciding in seven areas of your life that will have tremendous compound interest. Listen as Jay explains why you should:

    1. Pre-decide when you are going to have your time with God each day.

    2. Pre-decide when you are going to bed and when you are going to wake up as a normal habit. 

    3. Pre-Decide your default meals for breakfast and lunch. 

    4. Pre-decide your days and time to be a part of the church

    5. Pre-decide your date nights

    6. Pre-decide family dinner nights

    7. Pre-decide to be proportionally generous

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    Resources mentioned:

    The Greatest Choices of Strategic Leaders: https://go.roberts.edu/leadingedge/the-great-choices-of-strategic-leaders

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    • 32 min
    Ep. 364: The Fruit of the Spirit with Dr. Don Love

    Ep. 364: The Fruit of the Spirit with Dr. Don Love

    **Be sure to check out our new discussion guide to help you make the most out of this episode. Download it here.
     
    What does it mean to walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit? This week I am joined by Dr. Don Love for a walk through Galatians 5 and a discussion of the Fruit of the Spirit in the life of a believer. We talk about how to discern the will of God in your life, ways that the Lord might be speaking to you, and the importance of the statement “God’s will is found in God’s Word.” You will learn the difference between the gifts of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit and how this understanding can be transformational in your marriage and parenting. Finally, Don leads us in a time of prayer to seek the Lord’s guidance on each aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit in our own lives.
     
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    Bio
    Dr. Don Love is the director of Pray Through It and the host of the weekly podcast Unquenchable: Biblical Theology, Listening Prayer, and Christian Living. You can find out more and interact with Dr. Love at www.praythroughit.com
     
    Resources mentioned:
     
    Episode 341: Inner Healing Through Prayer with Dr. Don Love
     
    www.praythroughit.com
     
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    • 53 min
    Ep. 363: Parent Differently with Dr. Kathy Koch

    Ep. 363: Parent Differently with Dr. Kathy Koch

    **Be sure to check out our new discussion guide to help you make the most out of this episode. >> https://bit.ly/3Hilh2R
    Character changes destiny, and character changes culture. Dr. Kathy Koch helps define the core character qualities we want to instill in our children to help them honor Christ, even when no one is looking. As we learn to parent for character instead of outward obedience, we begin to raise children who will change their culture.
    Listen today as Jay and Dr. Kathy discuss:
    •   The definition of character, and the vital importance of training for gratitude, joy, and self-efficacy.
    •   How to cast vision in your children to be culture changers instead of just rule followers.
    •   The definition of joy and the dangers of comparison and unrealistic expectations.
    •   The way technology teaches us to live entitled and the wisdom of limiting choices.
    •   Why “choice” is one of the most powerful words a parent can use.
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    Bio
    Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and a child development specialist. She is also the author of seven bestselling parent-child enrichment books including her latest book, Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character that Changes Culture.
     
     Resources mentioned: 
    www.celebratekids.com
     Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character that Changes Culture
     Screens and Teens
     Start with the Heart
     Eight Great Smarts
     No More Perfect Kids
     Resilient Kids
     Five to Thrive
     Facing the Dark Podcast
     Dr. Kathy Says Podcast
     Celebrate Kids Podcast
     
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    • 41 min
    Ep. 362: The Best Interviews from 2023

    Ep. 362: The Best Interviews from 2023

    Today Jay revisits his very favorite interviews from 2023. He also celebrates the fruitful year for The 127 Project, including production of Let’s Parent on Purpose and Stories of Hope with Dr. Samuel Thomas, the building and remodeling of three Hope Homes in India, and supporting a pioneering church planter in Nepal.
     
    Be sure to check out the full interviews from Jay’s favorite episodes:
    Episode 319 Family Identity Through Teams with Jeremy Pryor Episode 340 Parenting Through the Stupid Years with Jim Ramos Episode 345 Moving Beyond Anxiety in your Parenting with Sissy Goff Episode 341 Inner Healing Through Prayer with Dr. Don Love Episode 344 The Sex Talk with Nick Liberto Episode 358 The Five Traits of a Healthy Family with Dr. Gary Chapman  
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    Resources mentioned:
    Join my Things for Thursday Email List and get a free Marriage Snapshot Tool and Fun Family Conversation Ebook!
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    • 26 min
    Ep 361: How I Set and Achieve Goals

    Ep 361: How I Set and Achieve Goals

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to think through resolutions, habits, and goals. Today Jay takes you far beyond setting resolutions that will likely fail by February. He walks through his process for starting with determining your specific goals for five aspects of your life: Spiritual, Family, Professional, Financial, and Physical. Once you have determined “who you want to be”, Jay walks you through how to set multi-year goals and then determine the steps for this coming year. 
    Many of our plans will fall short. We will constantly encounter new opportunities, calamities, and circumstances that will change our ability to achieve specific goals. But if we have a solid vision for who we want to be over the course of our life, God tends to do far more in and through us than we would ever imagine!
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

RossClan79 ,

Incredibly helpful for Christian parents

Jay makes great content for Christian parents. I find so much help by listening to him and his guests.

Hotrod364 ,

Outstanding Speaker and Relative Content

I have been listening to podcast for a while ranging from many different types of topics. I will say Jay produces a 5-start podcast with information that is very useful for parents raising kids in a challenging world.

The topics are spot on and the content is easy to apply and understand. I enjoy the guest he has on the show and his conversation with them makes me feel like I am sitting in the room with them during their conversation.

I encourage parents to listen in weekly to guide them during these tough years of raising kids.

R McKeever ,

Never too late to start

As an aging woman, I am now listening to my first podcast at 68. Wanted to listen to a friend whom I admire, respect and is a man of God. His information in this episode is life changing for me. Never to late to learn. If used, and even realized, (we already have systems and habits, learning to combine them is key) voila! A must listen.

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