Welcome to Lift: A Parenting Podcast, where we ask questions about family and faith. Parenting takes a lot of heavy lifting, both in physical, emotional and spiritual ways. Let's face it raising a family is hard work, some of us are doing it as a single parent, some of us are working with a spouse, but all of us have questions every day. Rev. Kim Meyers and the family ministry team have dreamed of this outlet to connect with families and that dream has become a reality. Our topics come from your questions and the questions that we experience as parents, and here walking with different families.
Ch. 10- Parenting with Perspective: You will have days you don't like who they are
Parent-child relationships are complicated and a partnership unlike any other in existence. Kim Meyers shares faith, wisdom, and perspective for the days you love your child but may not like them in the same moment. Today Kim interview her own mother, Sharon Rankin, about the complicated relationships between parents and children.
Ch. 11- Parenting with Perspective: You will need a village
Parents need partners. Whether it is a spouse, family, real friends - ensure you have a loving community of partners who come alongside you and your child is important. Discover how a trusted community can help make you a better parent while enriching your child's life. Kim interviews Shawna Lewis, counselor and new to St. Andrew's staff as Beacon of Light's Program Manager.
Ch. 9- Parenting with Perspective: You will love them so much it hurts
Poor choices can lead to challenges and be defining moments for children, but mistakes do not get to define who they are or whose they are. From small mistakes to potentially life-altering challenges, learning how to have perspective and recover from a mistake is an important life skill. Today we talk with Rev. Dr. Lael Mellviee, pastor, counselor, mom, and friend of Kim. She gives us insight on how to pause and show our children the love that God has shown us.
Ch. 8 - Parenting with Perspective: You will have dream for your children that they don't have
The road to making a dream come true isn't always straight nor clear. Each person, even your kid, has their own preferences and dreams. Kim Meyers interviews Danya Roberts, a mother of 7 children. She shares how to maintain perspective, honor your child and support them as they grow into the adult God intends.
Ch. 7- Parenting with Perspective: Your Kids mistakes do not define who they are
Poor choices can lead to challenges and be defining moments for children, but mistakes do not get to define who they are or whose they are. From small mistakes to potentially life-altering challenges, learning how to have perspective and recover from a mistake is an important life skill. Today we talk with Dr. Rev. Pam White and learn so much from her perspective as a pastor, a counselor, and a mom.
Ch. 6 Parenting with Perspective: Your Kids Need Room to Grow
Today we interview Dr. Brad Schwall President and CEO of The Center, https://thecentercounseling.org/. From the moment they are born children begin the ever-evolving process of gaining independence. What it looks like for a toddler is much different from a teen, but in every stage they need the opportunity to develop. Kim Meyers talks about how to be a parent who gives their child room to grow.