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As believing parents, we know how important it is to raise our kids with love and intentionality. We want to give our kids a full picture of God’s love for them every day! But some days, it’s really hard! We are stretched thin, tired, and often feel unequipped. The Christian Parenting Podcast gives parents the space and resources to set aside perfection and grow into the perfectly imperfect parents God made them to be. Join host Steph Thurling and her guests as they discuss practical tips and spiritual guidance for your parenting journey.

The Christian Parenting Podcast - Motherhood, Teaching kids about Jesus, Intentional parenting, Raising Christian kids Christian Parenting

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

As believing parents, we know how important it is to raise our kids with love and intentionality. We want to give our kids a full picture of God’s love for them every day! But some days, it’s really hard! We are stretched thin, tired, and often feel unequipped. The Christian Parenting Podcast gives parents the space and resources to set aside perfection and grow into the perfectly imperfect parents God made them to be. Join host Steph Thurling and her guests as they discuss practical tips and spiritual guidance for your parenting journey.

    Getting kids excited about the Bible with Amanda Jass

    Getting kids excited about the Bible with Amanda Jass

    Even though we’re in the middle of summer, I can’t help but think about the upcoming school year. I am really wanting to get my kids new Bibles this year (something they can grow with) and  today’s conversation fits perfectly with this train of thought. I’m joined by my real-life friend Amanda Jass, who was the editor on the Go Bible, a brand-new NLT Bible just for kids from Tyndale. Amanda is passionate about making the Bible accessible and engaging for children and her insights on parenting and faith are both practical and encouraging.
    Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s episode:
    Amanda shares her personal story of how God transformed her life and how it changed her approach to parenting.Tips and strategies to get your kids excited about diving into their Bibles.The importance of demonstrating a strong faith and teaching God’s unconditional love to our children.How to encourage your kids to ask questions and explore their own faith.Join us for a conversation that will leave you feeling inspired and equipped to help your children grow in their faith. Amanda’s story and advice are sure to spark excitement about the Bible in your home.
    Grab Amanda’s advent book and other resources here
    Or connect with her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/amandakjass
    Get your kids a copy of the Go Bible https://www.tyndale.com/sites/gobible/
    Resources mentioned
    Get your 2024-2025 prayer journal, A Life of Faith

    02:57 Modeling Faith and Unconditional Love
    09:00 The Importance of Spending Time with God
    14:00 The Go Bible: Focusing on Transformation
    24:41 Teaching the Bible: Engaging Children in God's Word
    30:05 Simplifying the Journey: Keeping Faith Simple for Children

    The Christian Parenting Podcast is part of The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. As a donor funded ministry, we rely on generous supporters like you to keep this show going. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a gift today. Join the Christian Parenting Legacy Builders community




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    • 38 min
    Finding joy in every season of motherhood with Jenna Griffith

    Finding joy in every season of motherhood with Jenna Griffith

    I am so excited for you to join me today as I sit down with one of the newer podcast hosts from the Christian Parenting Podcast Network, Jenna Griffith. Today she shares her journey as a mom and offers insights on finding joy in every season of motherhood.
    Jenna is the host of The Joy Filled Podcast and a dedicated mom who brings a soothing and uplifting presence to her listeners. She focuses on helping moms find joy daily and encourages them to lean on God for strength and happiness. Jenna’s approach is all about celebrating the beauty of motherhood, no matter the season.
    Here’s what you’ll hear in today’s episode:
    Jenna emphasizes the importance of relying on God as the source of joy and encourages us to put blinders on to focus on the good in our lives.Practical tips on documenting and celebrating all the joyful moments, because there are so many to cherish!Jenna addresses the lies and pressures that moms face, especially through social media, and reminds us that every season of motherhood is valuable and important.Jenna’s wisdom is sure to fill you with hope and encouragement.
    2:52 The importance of finding joy in every season of motherhood
    9:01 Starting The Joy Filled Podcast and encouraging moms
    14:50 cultural pressures and lies in motherhood
    31:58 conclusion and where to connect with Jenna Griffith

    Connect with Jenna
    Listen to The Joy Filled Podcast
    Website
    Instagram 
    Resources Mentioned
    Get your 2024-2025 prayer journal, A Life of Faith
    Little Habits, Big Faith

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    • 34 min
    Parenting with faith and humor with Leeann Dearing and Michelle Fortin

    Parenting with faith and humor with Leeann Dearing and Michelle Fortin

    Today’s episode is so fun and uplifting! I’m joined by comedians Leeann Dearing and Michelle Fortin of Top Knot Comedy. I've been a fan of theirs for a long time, and I highly recommend you follow them on social media—they are an absolute delight!
    Here’s what you’ll hear in today’s episode:
    Leeann and Michelle share their path into the comedy world and the unique challenges of combining faith and humor.The importance of laughter during life's tough seasons and how it has been a vital tool in their own journeys, especially through experiences of loss.Insights on maintaining strong friendships, setting up touchpoints, and how being good friends has helped them work together successfully.How comedy has served as a source of healing and bonding for both Leeann and Michelle.About Leeann Dearing and Michelle Forton:
    Leeann Dearing and Michelle Forton are the hilarious duo behind Top Knot Comedy. They are not just comedians, but also strong advocates for integrating faith into every aspect of life, including comedy. Their ability to find humor in everyday situations and share it with others has made them beloved figures in the comedy world. I know their stories will leave you feeling lighter and more connected.

    00:00-Introduction and Welcoming the Guests
    03:16-One Thing Every Parent Should Know
    06:14-How Leann and Michelle Got Into Comedy
    11:23-Balancing Faith and Comedy
    21:53-Loss and Grief
    25:21-Using Comedy as a Tool for Healing
    29:42-The Power of Friendship
    34:37-Maintaining Long-Term Friendships
    39:06-Humor and Connection
    44:15-Finding Joy in Everyday Life

    Connect with Michelle & Leeann on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/topknotcomedy/
    The Christian Parenting Podcast is part of The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. As a donor funded ministry, we rely on generous supporters like you to keep this show going. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a gift today. Join the Christian Parenting Legacy Builders community


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    • 40 min
    Integrating faith in your kid’s sports with Andy Dooley

    Integrating faith in your kid’s sports with Andy Dooley

    I am so glad you're joining me today! I am excited for you to meet my guest, Andy Dooley. Andy is not only an author and a fitness coach, but he's also a passionate advocate for integrating faith into every aspect of our lives, especially sports. His latest devotional, Lead with Faith, Play with Purpose, is designed to inspire athletes of all ages to blend their love for sports with their faith.
    Here’s what you’ll hear in today’s episode:
    It is important to have engaging and relatable faith resources for our families, especially for young athletes.Andy shares practical tips on being present and intentional in our parenting and sports activities.How to navigate the world of sports with our families while keeping our faith at the center.
    About Andy Dooley:
    Andy Dooley is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders as a leader and pastor. He is happily married to Tiffany, and together they have four children. Andy was named the 2016 Face of Reebok One, which allowed him to expand his platform of helping people understand and implement a holistic approach to spirituality and health. 
    Andy’s approach is both inspiring and practical, making faith a natural part of family and sports life. Join us for this conversation and discover how you can lead with faith and play with purpose in your family's sports activities. 

    Time Stamps:
    00:00-Introduction and Getting to Know Andy Dooley
    03:45-The Importance of Grace and Faith in Parenting
    11:32-The Role of Faith in Youth Sports
    22:14-Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities in Youth Sports
    25:49-The Power of Mentorship in Sports and Faith
    28:00-Conclusion and How to Connect with Andy Dooley

    Connect with Andy:
    Grab Andy’s New Book here
    Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andyldooley/?hl=en

    The Christian Parenting Podcast is part of The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. As a donor funded ministry, we rely on generous supporters like you to keep this show going. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a gift today. Join the Christian Parenting Legacy Builders community


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    • 30 min
    Singing God's Word with Ellie Holcomb

    Singing God's Word with Ellie Holcomb

    I am thrilled to have the incredibly talented Ellie Holcomb on the podcast today! She truly is a modern-day Psalmist, and I am such a fan of her work. Ellie brings a blend of gentleness, fun, and wisdom that I know you'll love and appreciate as much as I do.
    Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s episode:
    Ellie shares her beautiful thoughts on recognizing and appreciating the beauty of God in our daily lives.The importance of fostering community and practicing hospitality in our faith journey.How singing scripture can be a powerful way to internalize God’s word and transform our hearts.Encouragement to remember that God is always with us, fighting for us, and how trusting in His goodness can be transformative.How choosing to hold onto the light found in God's word can bring hope and change in our lives.Ellie Holcomb is a beloved Christian singer, songwriter, and author known for her heartfelt and scripture-infused music. Her work inspires many to connect more deeply with their faith through the power of song. Ellie's gentle wisdom and vibrant spirit shine through in all she does, making her a cherished voice in the Christian community.
    Join us for this uplifting conversation, and you’ll feel like you’ve had coffee with a good friend and mentor. Ellie's insights and encouragement will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful.

    00:00-Introduction and Getting to Know Ellie Holcomb
    10:00-The Importance of Rest and Community
    15:02-Becoming a Modern-Day Psalmist
    28:26-Encouragement and Conclusion

    Connect With Ellie here
    Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ellieholcomb/
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    • 32 min
    What our homes can teach us about Jesus with Caroline Saunders

    What our homes can teach us about Jesus with Caroline Saunders

    We are in for a treat today! I've been following Caroline Saunders for a while now, and I'm thrilled to have her join me on the podcast. Today, we dive into her new Bible study, Come Home, which explores the themes of home and family through a biblical lens.
    Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s episode:
    Themes of home and family- Caroline breaks down the fascinating biblical themes of home and family, offering deep insights.Earthly homes and eternal longing- How the love and imperfections of our earthly homes highlight our longing for our eternal home in heaven.Practical application- Ways to apply these biblical themes to our daily lives and parenting.Caroline Saunders is a gifted author known for her relatable and insightful writing. She is also a devoted mom who brings a unique perspective to the study of Scripture. This is an enriching conversation that will leave you feeling inspired and more connected to the biblical themes of home and family.
    0:00
    Getting to Know Caroline and Her Family
    05:28
    The Importance of Cultivating a Love for the Lord in Our Homes
    10:11
    Viewing Earthly Homes and Longing for Our Eternal Home
    14:13
    Caroline's Journey of Rediscovering God's Story Through Writing
    21:32
    The Structure of the Bible Study and Personal Letters
    25:17

    How to Connect with Caroline and Get the Bible Study
    Connect With Caroline here
    Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/writercaroline
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    • 27 min

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