“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.