23
Mar
2020

This won’t be the last time we have to talk about scary issues with our kids. Universal principles that can be helpful are: keep conversations open monitor social media and TV maintain a normal routine review basic hygiene practices give children a way to help (pack sack lunches, go door to door in neighborhood asking […]

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family matters, marriage, grace based

Whether it’s because of the current need for social distancing or because you can’t find a babysitter, sometimes couples need to find creative ways to connect and keep the romance alive even if they can’t go out on a traditional, “date.” Here are some ideas for stay-at-home dates: 1.) Make a meal together after the […]

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***Trigger warning: conversation about self-harm and suicide.*** Our guest on the podcast today is Karis’ long time friend, John. John Correia is a follower of the Way of Jesus, a husband, a daddy, and a smoked meat lover. His background is as a pastor, teacher and professor with 9 years teaching undergraduates and 5 years […]

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As a mom of two teenage daughters, I’m aware of the fact that my kids are becoming adults and that before I know it, I’m going to help launch them into adult life. That reality often has me worried. Have I taught them everything they need to know to survive in the adult world? Are […]

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25
Feb
2020

Now more than ever, there are endless opportunities vying for our kids’ time. School and homework is enough to fill a schedule, let alone sports, clubs and extra-curricular activities. That’s why its more important than ever that parents prioritize their family’s time in such a way that kids can attend church youth group. Our kids need a […]

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17
Feb
2020

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss different ways grace can change the everyday life of parents and couples. It’s not enough to just understand grace through the lens of saving grace. It’s important for us to see the way grace happens in the day to day practical moments of parenting. The content of this […]

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30
Jan
2020

-God means for Christian parents to be the primary educator of their children. -First messages are the most potent; its more powerful to form a child’s view of sexuality from scratch than it is to correct the distorted view they might pick up from the world. When should we start the conversation with our kids? […]

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15
Jan
2020

Episode #14- An Interview with Cynthia Tobias In this episode of the Grace Based Families Podcast, Karis and Michelle have a powerful, practical conversation with Cynthia Tobias that will be so helpful for parents raising strong-willed kids. Cynthia Tobias is the author of best-selling books, The Way They Learn and You Can’t Make Me! (But […]

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08
Jan
2020

Waiting

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waiting for God to remember, God, Family matters, Grace Based parenting

Waiting. Story of our lives, right? Waiting to turn sixteen. Waiting to meet “the one.” Waiting for Pumpkin Spice Latte season (which the folks at Starbucks have actually decided we shouldn’t have to wait as long for anymore). In our instant gratification world, waiting is incredibly undervalued (hello, Christmas decorations in September). Okay, okay, I’m […]

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In this episode we chat with our good friend Stephanie Flies about the transforming nature of parenthood, maintaining friendships as a mom and the importance of community. Steph is the Founder & Director of City Mom Collective; growing the network after founding its original site, Scottsdale Moms Blog, in 2009. Now living in the greater […]

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