119 episodes

Are you loving your adult child on purpose? Are you choosing love over judgement of them? If you want to know what is getting in the way of improving your relationship with your adult children, in this podcast I will teach what the real problem is keeping you from accomplishing this goal. I am the mother of five children and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know the struggle that comes with navigating a relationship with an adult child. I have learned how to choose to love my children exactly the way they are.

Loving On Purpose Bonnie Lyman

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

Are you loving your adult child on purpose? Are you choosing love over judgement of them? If you want to know what is getting in the way of improving your relationship with your adult children, in this podcast I will teach what the real problem is keeping you from accomplishing this goal. I am the mother of five children and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know the struggle that comes with navigating a relationship with an adult child. I have learned how to choose to love my children exactly the way they are.

    How to Enjoy Mother's Day

    How to Enjoy Mother's Day

    The most dreaded day of the year for many Mothers. My heart goes out to those who could never be a mother whether it be from not getting married to infertility problems.Any enjoyment we get from life is generated by our thoughts. What thoughts we think and choose to hang on to bring us pleasure or pain. If we have a disappointing Mother's Day, it's all because of disappointing thoughts we choose to believe are true. Listen to this episode to learn what your responsibil...

    • 43 min
    Being Willing to Wait for a Better Connection With an Adult Child

    Being Willing to Wait for a Better Connection With an Adult Child

    Have you given up hope on actualizing a better relationship with an adult child?This episode is for YOU! Our biggest roadblock is not being willing to wait for them to want a connection with us. And it does happen. I share an experience in my own life where after three years of a non-existent relationship with one of my children we are speaking and connecting with each other in a way I never dreamed possible. I talk about in this episode why it's important to wait for ...

    • 28 min
    Creating the Life You Want to Live

    Creating the Life You Want to Live

    Are you feeling unimportant because your child don't call you or invite you out to dinner? Are you frustrated because you always have to reach out to them? Are you disappointed on your birthday because they didn't plan a celebration for you? Are you already dreading Mother's Day? If your answer was yes to any of these questions, this podcast is for you. I discuss how to remedy these concerns. I help you understand what the real problem is in not living the ...

    • 17 min
    Is God Disappointed in Me? - An interview with Kurt Francom

    Is God Disappointed in Me? - An interview with Kurt Francom

    I'm interviewing my good friend Kurt Francom who is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization , Leading Saints. He also has a weekly podcast by the same name, which I highly recommend. His mission is to help us become better leaders whether it's in a church position or as a leader of a family. His podcast covers a various range of topics. Today I'm interviewing him about his newly published book, "IS GOD DISAPPOINTED IN ME? Removing Shame ...

    • 36 min
    How To Solve Any Problem

    How To Solve Any Problem

    What you think is the problem between you and your adult children is probably not what you think it is. We were raised to believe that the way they behave toward us causes us to feel a certain way. If they have very little contact with us, we may feel we are unimportant to them. Their behavior is the circumstance. Circumstances are neutral. They are the actual facts about the situation. The circumstance causes us to have certain thoughts. These though...

    • 37 min
    Different Groupings of Family Members Can Cause Different Results

    Different Groupings of Family Members Can Cause Different Results

    Isn't it great when all of your family members can gather together? We all have different opinions as to why or maybe even why not. I am sharing some of my observations in navigating life with adult children of how different topics of information are shared depending on what makes up the family gatherings. In this episode I discuss what I found happens to me and my involvement and interaction with my children in an entire group gathering; a single family event; only my adult...

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

GreenAbbi ,

A don’t miss for every mother of adult children

Bonnie is a godsend. Her gentle teaching of how to avoid judging, how to employ curiosity and how to show up with love every chance you get can help every mom or adult children. Many of us aren’t experiencing the easy, close family where our adult children fulfill every dream we had for them as we expected. Let Bonnie help you to find love and happiness nevertheless!

Modern Gypsy ,

Bonnie Mom

I appreciate you Bonnie, more than words can express. Your wisdom and guidance have helped me learn a new approach to interacting with my adult children… and everyone in my life. I have had a great deal of struggle and challenge in my 68 years. Unhealthy family relationships have distorted my thinking and perspective which has required a lot of effort to undue through my own recovery work. I believe through the grace of God I found you. I share what I learn from you with my friends in recovery and I tenderly refer to you as my Bonnie Mom. Namaste

red1111111222122 ,

Hard feelings turned into love!!

Bonnie inspires love and compassion. She provides insight to our thoughts and feelings. I am so grateful to find her interesting, educational, uplifting podcasts.

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