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Does your life feel a bit chaotic right now? Do you feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising these little boys God has given you?



Do you want to raise strong, courageous young men who are fully committed to following Jesus?



In all the chaos of raising boys, we recognize that only Christ can redeem the chaos in our world, our homes, and even our own hearts.



I know that I can’t do this alone. I desperately need God to give me strength every step of this journey.



But guess what… I also need YOU. We boy moms gotta stick together, right?



Through bible study, book reviews, family routines, and interviews, we will learn together how to raise courageous boys who love Jesus.



I’d love for you to join me on this wild, wonderful, chaotic adventure of raising courageous boys and connecting their hearts to Christ.

Redeeming the Chaos Laurie Christine

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Does your life feel a bit chaotic right now? Do you feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising these little boys God has given you?



Do you want to raise strong, courageous young men who are fully committed to following Jesus?



In all the chaos of raising boys, we recognize that only Christ can redeem the chaos in our world, our homes, and even our own hearts.



I know that I can’t do this alone. I desperately need God to give me strength every step of this journey.



But guess what… I also need YOU. We boy moms gotta stick together, right?



Through bible study, book reviews, family routines, and interviews, we will learn together how to raise courageous boys who love Jesus.



I’d love for you to join me on this wild, wonderful, chaotic adventure of raising courageous boys and connecting their hearts to Christ.

    The Family Bible Podcast - Episode 000 - INTRO

    The Family Bible Podcast - Episode 000 - INTRO

    Welcome to the Family Bible Connection!

    Do you want your kids to KNOW the Bible and GROW in their love for God & others? Do you want to prepare your kids to GO into the world as passionate followers of Jesus?  

    THE FAMILY BIBLE CONNECTION PODCAST IS FOR YOU!

    I’m your host, Laurie Christine. Through interviews, instruction and inspiration, I will help you connect with your kids and create a Christ-centered culture in your home.

     

    • 41 sec
    9 Tips to Survive the Summer with a House Full of Boys

    9 Tips to Survive the Summer with a House Full of Boys

    SUMMER IS HERE!







    How do you feel about summer vacation?  Some of you may be looking forward to lazy days, fun trips to the beach, and more family time. But others of you may be dreading the impending battles over screen time, sibling rivalry and late bedtimes.  In this episode of Redeeming the Chaos, I will share with you 9 practical tips to help you survive the summer with a household of boys. 







    Welcome to Episode 25 of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine.







    You can listen to the episode here:















    HOW TO SURVIVE THE SUMMER WITH A HOUSE FULL OF BOYS







    So, are you looking forward to summer with your boys or are you dreading it? (It’s okay to admit it!)  For me, I think it’s a combination of both dread and anticipation. I’m definitely looking forward to some lazy mornings, pancake breakfasts, neighborhood picnics and family vacations to the beach and mountains.  But also, the thought of having all four boys home every day overwhelms me a bit.  







    So, I have come up with 9 practical things that you can do this summer that will help you to stay sane and minimize the chaos in your home. 







    HOW TO MINIMIZE CHAOS IN YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER







    * Have a plan







    My husband and I sat down to discuss a schedule for our boys this summer. Granted, we’ll be out of town quite a bit, but on the days we’re at home, we want to have some semblance of normalcy in our household. 







    What types of things should you include in your daily / weekly schedule?  This will look different for every household, but here’s what we did:  







    * 8:00-8:30 – Morning chores* 8:30 – 10:00 – TV time. No TV no until all brothers are awake.  * 10:00-10:15 – Family Devotions. I’m going to try having our family Bible time in the morning over the summer months, rather than before bed. During the school year we’ve always had family Bible time in the evening, but in the summer with longer, lighter days, bedtime is already going to be more difficult. * Video games will only take place 2 days a week.* Reading is an essential part of our summer vacation schedule – both reading independently, if your kids are old enough, as well as family reading time.  (More on that in a minute!)







    Other things to consider adding to your daily schedule might be: outside time, quiet time, reading time, practice musical instrument, etc. Obviously each family’s schedule will look different, but there is comfort for your kids in knowing what to expect and what is expected of them.







    * Put them to work







    When kids are given responsibilities in your household, they will feel like they play a valuable role in your family. Plus, chores teach kids the value of hard work, the value of getting a reward for their work (money or tickets or whatever), and YOU get some help around the house!  It’s a win for everyone.







    We have a chore chart system where the boys can earn tickets and money for completing certain chores.  Depending on the age of your children, you can decide which chores are appropriate for them. Some of our chores include unloading the dishwasher, feeding the dog, doing a load of laundry, putting laundry away, practicing the piano, and reading.







    Speaking of reading…







    * READ with your kids! 







    Make reading a priority in your house this summer.  In our family,

    • 15 min
    What is a "Real Man" and How Do I Raise One? - Interview with Kathleen Henderson

    What is a "Real Man" and How Do I Raise One? - Interview with Kathleen Henderson

    What is a “real man” and how do I raise one?















    In today’s episode, my guest and I continue our discussion about how to raise our boys to become “real men”…  men who have integrity, a strong work ethic, compassion for others, and a love for Jesus!







    Welcome to Episode 24 of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine.















    We have a very special guest on our show today.  Kathleen Henderson is the natural living mentor behind the Roots & Boots blog and youtube channel, and the creator of Unprocessed Pantry and the Real Food Family Meal Plan.  She’s on a mission to help families see the joy in real food, while finding natural remedies and creating a nontoxic home.  Kathleen lives with her husband and three boys on a family farm in northern Virginia.  As a homeschooling boy-mom, Kathleen is passionate about raising capable kids who grow up to be real men!  







    In the last episode of Redeeming the Chaos, Kathleen and I talked about how to maintain sanity as a mom of boys.  We also began a discussion about the qualities of a real man.







    WHAT IS A REAL MAN?







    * A real man has integrity. He does the right thing. He has self control and is able to master his emotions.* A real man has unwavering faith and love for the Lord.* A real man always does his best and has a strong work ethic.* A real man treats others with respect and dignity.







    If you missed that episode, be sure to go back and listen to Episode 23. 







    In today’s episode, Kathleen and I dive deeper into the topic of what a real man looks like and some practical things you can do to help your boys become real men. You can listen to our conversation here:















    HOW DO I RAISE A REAL MAN? 















    * Tell your son that he will be a man some day.







    * Give your boys a vision for the future.







    2. Expect him to begin acting like a man.







    * Expect maturity from your children* “That behavior is unbecoming of a man.” * “Is this the kind of man you want to be?” * Give your boys a vision of growth and character.* “You have to decide what kind of person you want to become.”* “This is an opportunity to practice being strong and do the right thing.” 







    * Give your boys responsibilities







    * Teach them how to do work that contributes to the responsibilities of the family.* Give your kids a sense of purpose  with actual responsibilities.* Develop habits that will benefit them into adulthood.







    * Incorporate intentional milestones.







    * Ceremonies, rituals, rites of passage* 6 – campout with Dad* 10 – laying groundwork for puberty* 12 – “now you’re a man”* 16, 18, 21, marriage







    5. Lay a foundation of Biblical truth







    * Memorizing scripture as a family* Daily Bible reading







    What role can moms play in raising real men?







    * Supporting your husband in his role as a leader in your family....

    • 36 min
    How to Maintain Sanity in a House Full of Boys - With Kathleen Henderson

    How to Maintain Sanity in a House Full of Boys - With Kathleen Henderson

    In today’s episode, my special guest and I talk about ways to maintain sanity in your home with a household of boys, and also what it looks like to raise “real men.” 







    Welcome to Episode 23 of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine.























    We have a very special guest on our show today.  Kathleen Henderson is a lifelong friend of mine. We first became friends way back in Junior High youth group and we have built many fun memories together over the years.  Scroll to the end for a fun pic of us in high school! 🙂







    Kathleen Henderson is the natural living mentor behind the Roots & Boots blog and youtube channel, and the creator of Unprocessed Pantry and the Real Food Family Meal Plan.  She’s on a mission to help families see the joy in real food, while finding natural remedies and creating a nontoxic home.  Kathleen lives with her husband and three boys on a family farm in northern Virginia.  As a homeschooling boy-mom, Kathleen is passionate about raising capable kids who grow up to be real men!  







    I’m excited to welcome Kathleen Henderson to the show today.















    HOW TO MAINTAIN SANITY AS A BOY MOM







    * Remind yourself that God created boys to be active and loud.* Take time to refuel yourself and spend some time away from the kids.* Do your best to lower the chaos without crushing their spirits.* Celebrate your role as a mother in bringing order, beauty and structure to your home.* Get the boys outside every day. Nature has a huge calming effect on wild, rambunctious boys. 







    WHAT IS A REAL MAN?







    * A real man has integrity. He does the right thing. He has self control and is able to master his emotions.* A real man has unwavering faith.* A real man always does his best and has a strong work ethic.* A real man treats others with respect and dignity.







    Kathleen and I barely scratched the surface on this topic today.  Join us again next time for another interview with Kathleen where we will dive deeper into what it looks like to raise real men.







    LISTEN TO MY CONVERSATION WITH KATHLEEN HERE:























    If you’re interested in healthy living, natural remedies, homesteading and clean eating, Kathleen’s website is a one-stop shop that you definitely need to check out. 







    You can find Kathleen at www.RootsandBoots.com and also on instagram @RootsandBootsHome.







    While the focus of Kathleen’s blog is not parenting, she has written some posts recently on the topics of parenting and homeschooling.  While these posts are focused on homeschooling, they can also apply to any parent who wants to be intentional about raising great kids.







    * How to Choose a Homeschooling Method – Roots & Boots (rootsandboots.com)* A Gentle Approach to Kindergarten – Roots & Boots (rootsandboots.com)* Thoroughly Equipped to Educate – Roots & Boots (rootsandboots.com)







    CLOSING PRAYER







    Lord, when the chaos of raising boys feels overwhelming,

    • 23 min
    6 Ways God Changed My Attitude as a Boy Mom - Interview with Bonni Greiner - Part 2

    6 Ways God Changed My Attitude as a Boy Mom - Interview with Bonni Greiner - Part 2

    In today’s episode, Bonni Greiner and I talk about 6 ways God changed her heart and her attitude as a young mom, and we also discuss how to prepare your heart even now to release your boys to be the men God created them to be.







    WELCOME BONNI GREINER







    Our guest today is an author, an inspirational speaker, a mom of 8 and a grandmother of 10.  She has spoken for Moms groups for over a decade, and she is the author of several books including Recapturing the Joy of Motherhood, and There’s An Easier Way: 21 Ways to Lovingly Raise Your Children Without Regrets.







    I am so excited to welcome Bonni Greiner back to our show today! 







    This is the second half of a 2-part episode.  If you missed my first interview with Bonni, be sure to go back and listen to Episode 21.







    SIX WAYS GOD CHANGED MY ATTITUDE AS A MOM OF BOYS







    * Feeling overwhelmed is a choice







    * Easy doesn’t mean better







    * I can do hard things.







    * I have the mind of Christ







    * The Bible is my manual for life.* The wisdom of God is just a prayer away.







    * My job as a mom is irreplaceable







    * We have a holy, high calling as a mom.* Finding the sacred in the monotony.







    * I am never alone







    * It often feels lonely amidst the chaos and noise.* God is always with us.







    * Be Content where God has placed you







    * There’s no greater joy than doing the work that God has called you to do in the moment he has given you to do it.







    HOW DO I PREPARE MY HEART FOR MY BOYS TO LEAVE ME?







    * Start releasing them into God’s hands at a young age.* The best gift you can give your son (aside from a firm foundation in God’s Word) is to release them to cling to their future wife and build a solid family unit, that you are not a part of.* Pray for your sons future spouse (if they should choose to get married).* Affirm your sons by telling them how God is preparing them to lead their own families some day. * By releasing them, they want to come back.







    LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH BONNI GREINER:















    CONNECT WITH BONNI







    It was so great to have Bonnie back on our podcast for a second interview.  If you would like to connect with Bonni or find out more about her, you can visit her blog at https://www.mombyexample.com/. 







    You can also check out Bonni’s books on Amazon (affiliate links):







    Recapturing the Joy of Motherhood







    There’s An Easier Way: 21 Ways to Lovingly Raise Your Children Without Regrets







    CLOSING PRAYER







    Lord, raising boys is hard work. Please fill me with your spirit and give me the strength to do the job you have given me to do.  And please help me to do it with a joyful attitude, not begrudgingly.  Show me where I need you to change my attitude. I pray that you would give me both the power and the desire to do what pleases you.  Amen.







    JOIN ME!







    Real quick, before you go… Do you know any other moms who are feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of raising courageous boys?  Would you share a link to this podcast episode with them?

    • 21 min
    Am I normal? - Life as a Boy Mom - Interview with Bonnie Greiner - Part 1

    Am I normal? - Life as a Boy Mom - Interview with Bonnie Greiner - Part 1

    LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH BONNI GREINER HERE:























    AM I NORMAL?







    Have you ever wondered: “Am I normal?”  Have you ever looked around at the piles of dirty laundry, the dishes in the sink, and the spaghetti sauce smeared on the walls, floor and faces of your children and wondered if you’re the only one?  Have you ever wanted to put your head under a pillow for a few minutes, just to take a break from the fart noises, screaming, and general chaos around you?  We have a special guest with us today who is going to encourage you and let you know that you are not alone!







    Welcome back to our regularly scheduled episodes of Redeeming the Chaos with Laurie Christine!  For the past month I have been reading to you from my book Come and See! 30 Family Bible Stories for Easter.  Today we will be starting Season 3 of Redeeming the Chaos.  















    Does your life feel a bit chaotic right now?  Do you feel overwhelmed by the weight of responsibility to raise those little boys God has given you?  







    Do you want to raise strong, courageous young men who are fully committed to following Jesus? 







    In all the chaos of raising boys, we recognize that Christ is the only who can redeem the chaos in our world, our homes, and even our own hearts.







    I know that I can’t do this alone.  I desperately need God to give me strength every step of this journey.  







    But guess what… I also need YOU.  We boy moms gotta stick together, right?  







    I’d love for you to join me on this wild, wonderful, chaotic adventure of raising courageous boys and connecting their hearts to Christ.















    WELCOME BONNI GREINER!







    This is actually part 1 of a 2 part episode.  Our guest today is an author, an inspirational speaker, a mom of 8 and a grandmother of 10.  She has spoken for moms groups for over 20 years, and she is the author of several books including Recapturing the Joy of Motherhood, and There’s An Easier Way: 21 Ways to Lovingly Raise Your Children Without Regrets.







    I am so excited to welcome Bonni Greiner to our show today!















    In the show today, Bonni Greiner and I talk about: 







    * Am I normal?  If I was just a better mom, would my life be less chaotic?* What systems can I put in place to help our home feel more peaceful?* How do my boys reflect the image of God?* Does yelling at my kids ever help the situation?* How can I let my boys be boys? 







    YOU CAN LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW WITH BONNI GREINER HERE:























    I loved having Bonni Greiner as a guest today and I hope you will join us for the next episode of Redeeming the Chaos where Bonni is going to talk with us about 6 practical ways to redeem the chaos in your home. If you would like to connect with Bonni Greiner or find out more about her, you can visit her blog at https://www.mombyexample.com/. 







    You can also check out Bonni’s books on Amazon (affiliate links):







    Recapturing the Joy of Motherhood: https://amzn.to/3mppkPS







    There’s An Easier Way: 21 Ways to Lovingly Raise Your Children Without Regrets https://amzn.to/3uJSAnx















    JOIN ME!

    • 24 min

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I love how this podcast has short episodes that I can easily listen to and actually finish in the same day with three Littles running around! I also love how at the end of each episode I feel like I can immediately apply what I have heard, excited for more!

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