This event occurs in every family. It evokes strong emotions. From intense dread and sadness to excitement and anticipation. What is it? A kid leaves the nest, blows the coop, hits the road or hollers, “hosta la vista!” from their rearview mirror. Call it what you want, look forward to it or view it with dismay, when your child exits the family domicile, it is a major life event…for everyone in the family. How do we navigate the treacherous waters of a child leaving home in the most functional and healthy way? Listen this week as the docs unpack this issue before your child packs their bags.
This week Josh sits down with Brian Dembowczyk. No, he’s not from Canada, in fact, he can’t even skate! Brian is the managing editor of The Gospel Project, which is a Bible study resource that is used by over one million people each week. They discuss Brian’s latest book, Cornerstones. If you want your child engaged and connected to Scripture like never before, this interview is a must listen.
“Watch your mouth young man! We don’t speak like that in this family!” How many times have you had to say something like that to one of your kids? Or…to your spouse? It seems like language in our culture is getting more and more coarse. And, of course, so is the language in many of our homes. This week the guys have a #$%*^!@ discussion on taming the tongue in your family. And if not “taming” it exactly, maybe how we could domesticate it…slightly.
This week while Josh is off galivanting. Jimmy sits down with award winning author Ginger Hubbard to discuss her new book, I Can’t Believe You Just Said That! Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child’s Tongue. If scolding, punishing, or yelling are ineffective ways of handling our kid’s wayward speech. What is a solid biblical approach? Listen in and you’ll find out!
This week the guys tackle the topic of Confirmation Bias! If that doesn’t thrill you then, the thrill is gone! What is Confirmation Bias you may ask? If truth be known, psychologically, we have a habit of only hearing what we expect to hear and seeing only what we expect to see. This can be a royal pain in any relationship and be the root cause of most marital conflict.
You know him, you love him. He's every Christian's lovable grandpa... Bob Goff. And guess what? He found time in the midst of loving the entire world to write another book. Listen in as Josh sits down with Bob to discuss Everybody Always.
Shame is this insidious, silent killer that destroys relationships, families, and lives. Many of us grew up with shame as our constant companion, and without even thinking, we allow it to impact our marriages and we pass that shame on to our kids. Yet, shame leads to isolation and that breads sin, addition, and other lethal pathologies. Listen this week and Josh and Jimmy show us how to embrace Guilt and reject Shame.
How do we teach our kids how to regulate their emotions? How do we teach them just because they have thoughts and feelings in their heads, they don’t automatically have to come out of their mouths? This week, the guys talk to one of their own. Candace McArthur is the director of the Intensive Outpatient Program at the Timothy Center here in Austin. You’re going to love what she has to say. In fact, since we spoke with Candace, I don’t think that Josh has yelled at me once. Candace, I owe you one…
Sex. What are we going to do? It’s everywhere. But how do we navigate the treacherous waters of talking to our kids about the subject that must not be mentioned? What should parents say? What should we not say? What’s too much information? And when are we creating a fixation within our kids by treating sex like the most taboo subject in the world. This week the boys talk about sex. More specifically, the healthiest way to talk to your kids about it.
Listen in this week as the dynamic duo sit down for an enthralling interview with Sarah Mackenzie. Sarah is a, speaker, podcast host, and author of the new book, The Read Aloud Family. Once you listen to this conversation, you’re going to turn off whatever appalling electronic device you’re listening to, grab your child and read to them…Aloud! It has to be aloud! The benefits you may ask? You ain’t going to believe this…
We are diligent to make sure that our kids don’t call other people names, right? Yet, in many of our homes…and cars, our kids hear us calling people names all the time. Things like, “If they are pro-choice, they are just baby killers!” “If they are not for gun control, they want kids to die!” “He’s nothing but a commie!” “She’s nothing but a Nazi!” or “All those people are terrorists!” We can’t ask our kids to do something we are not willing to do ourselves. Listen in as the guys talk about why we should, metaphorically speaking, of course, put a sock in it!
Michael Kelley is a big wig with LifeWay Christian Resources and the author of the new book, Growing Down: Unlearning Patterns of Adulthood That Keep Us from Jesus. Jimmy ditched Josh so that he could have an adult conversation with Michael about how Jesus meant it when He said that the children were blessed. Learn how growing up can sometimes lead us away from a childlike faith.
So, what do we do when our spouse seemingly refuses to love us? We try to love them. We go so far as to figure out their love language and love them that way, but it seems to be a one-way street. Short of a Louisville Slugger up side their head, what’s a spouse to do?! Listen in as the guys give you some much needed options.
The fellas are proud to bring to the golden Pairadocs microphones, Eric Geiger. Eric is senior VP at LifeWay, has the Five Leadership Questions podcast, and author of his latest book, How to Ruin Your Life. We’ve all seen the stories of King David and a host of other spiritual leaders that have, due to their own sinful behavior, had their lives completely implode. But through Christ, their stories don’t stop with their biggest mistake…and neither will yours.
Join the guys this week as they discuss a parent’s healthy, biblical approach to addressing the issue of homosexuality in one of their children. What is the right approach? What is the wrong approach? What…are we supposed to do?! Come to find out…love will find a way.
Listen this week as Jimmy and Josh let down their hair, make their way to the mosh pit, and have an in depth conversation with Tommy Green, the lead singer of the Christian hardcore band, Sleeping Giant. This guy is intriguing, original, passionate, and an amazing believer. See what you can learn from a guy with more tattoos than…well, certainly more than Josh. Way more than Josh.
Most Christian parent’s worst nightmare is the moment when their child might say the dreaded words, “Stop trying to cram your religion down my throat!” This week, the boys discuss the difference between a teen’s healthy examination of their faith and a complete rejection of it. And, how are parents sometimes the cause…
This week the guys sit down with Randy Robison and his new book, Age of Promise. Listen in as they discuss the importance of not dismissing the Old Testament from our modern-day faith. It’s importance to our family and our faith walk.
This week Jimmy and Josh delve into the impact and importance of our family of origin. FOO in psychology circles. Not only did you not leave your FOO when you got married or left your home as an adult. Your FOO still has a strong influence on who you are and where you’re going.
This week Josh sits down with Emily Stroud who owns and operates a boutique investment firm, and author of the new book, Faithful Finance. Learn how to overcome your fear of money and all the complications that come with that.
We all know one. The verbally abusive parent, the bully at school or work, or the neighbor who just seems mean. This week the guys discuss the best way to understand and deal with these folks. Listen in as they discuss the truth about how hurt people hurt people.
This week Josh and Jimmy sit down with Rodney Bullard who is the Vice President of Community Affairs with Chick-fil-A, Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, and author of the new book, Heroes Wanted. You are going to love Rodney, an amazing man, with an amazing story, who will share the secret of those amazing waffle fries!!
When does a great thing, like being involved in your church or faith community, become a not so great thing? Is that even possible? This week the boys unpack the sticky issue of being TOO involved at church and how that ministry involvement can be used of the Evil One to do damage to your faith and family.
This week the dynamic duo sits down to talk with Alli Worthington about her new book Fierce Faith. So many of us will identify with her experience of suffering from crippling anxiety. We discuss her story and learn how her fear was cured by a fierce faith in her heavenly Father!
Enjoy the conversation that the guys have this week with Chris Heuertz about his new book, The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth. We discuss his fascinating life and his thoughts on the 9 pathways back to God that every person must walk.