The teenage rebellion cure - Friday listener questions

Today we are going to talk about 6 things to help you cure teenager rebelliousness...

There was a worldwide competition held in Lithuania recently, it was for women, can you guess what it was about and I’ll even give you the grand prize for winning the World’s...a trip to Parliament in Strasburg or Brussels.

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How do you handle a rebellious teenager:

Stick-to-it-ive-ness

  • Set boundaries and stick to the consequences
  • Nothing derails a parent than giving in or giving up

What kind of boundaries should you set?

  • Honor God and honor others should be the highest priority.
  • When should they date? Age has nothing to do with anything.

Set boundaries that are fair and reasonable...i.e. When I got in trouble with a group of parents who couldn’t believe my daughter did not have a curfew for prom.
Don’t try and change everything at the same time. Just like your marriage, address growth areas one thing at a...

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How NOT to go broke this holiday - Happy Holiday Families #3

Tis the season to spend money fa la la la la la la la going shopping and overspending fa la la la la la la la la don we now our credit card debt fa la la la la la la la la How could you spend that I’m going to kill you! Fa la la la la, la la la la

Some of you will find yourselves playing this song during the holiday season but hopefully by the end of this episode you’ll be singing a different tune.

And for the Distraction of the Day, Chicago Bears kicker missed field goals because of Jesus. Amy will have a message when she hears this one that you won't want to miss!

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Calm down holiday drama in 3 minutes or less - Happy Holiday Families #2

Aaaaaaaand in this corner, we have Uncle Joey who’s had a little bit to drink and some strong opinions about the recent elections. Annnnnnnd in this corner we have our challenger Aunt Marge who feels the need to correct people about practically everything and is just itching for an opportunity to disagree. In this epic clash of opinions who, Amy, will win in this holiday battle royale?

Amy: Um, I don’t really think anyone wins?

Michael: *sarcastic* But there’s always a winner!

Amy: No, I don’t think so. Really in these family battles no one wins and everyone just feels kinda awkward.

Michael: So what you’re saying is engaging in family drama doesn't actually fix anything and just creates more tension? Huh, who knew?

Amy: So today we are going see how engaging in family drama isn't really helpful and how we, as Christ followers, should be seeking to de-escalate conflict instead of provoke it.

Michael: And we’re going to teach you a method that can...

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Thrive the drive - Happy Holiday Families #1

Folks it’s the holiday season and while our children are getting more and more excited about Christmas and toys parents are already starting to dread the 10 hour drive across country that the in-laws finally guilted them into making this year. If you find yourself stressed about traveling with your crazy family this year then stay tuned for some helpful tips on how to wrangle all those strong personalities into one unified goal.

What in the world did a superintendent of a school district do to get fired behind the bleachers at school? Find out at the end of today’s show.

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Pay attention and be aware of your personality styles when it comes to your holiday travels this year.

The traveling Lion

  • Needs to know the goal and direction
  • Allow opportunities to help schedule or plan travel

The traveling Otter

  • Just make it fun!
  • Make sure...
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The greatest political show ever

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” -- Marie Curie

Words cause fear. "socialistic," "neo-fascist," "immigrant invasion," "racist." The votes are in and this is going to be the first ever politically motivated podcast of my life...and I’m still not going to get into politics. Today we are going to explore how seeking understanding can actually help eliminate fear.

Amy..are you willing to earn $100 an hour at a job? I need you to accept or reject this job before you even hear about it. Do you want the job? Now stay tuned till the end of this podcast to hear if Amy made a wise choice or turned down something spectacular.

Why does understanding help us eliminate fear?  The more you know the more you build up confidence.  Knowledge really is power, but it is the process of seeking understanding that’s the key.

The most important thing you need to understand after...

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Be irresistible

A recent study has revealed that people who are more socially connected generally lead healthier lives than those who are more isolated. This is all well and good, but the question we are going to raise today is, how do we become someone others want to get to know? Stay tuned to find out how.

Alright podcast listers, this week I’ve been doing some expierimenting with our show and as such I’m going to be offering you a deal, if you buy our new book Pursue Oneness you will get a second copy absolutely free. That’s two books for the price of one! Pursue Oneness is a book about how sometimes unity in your relationship with your spouse doesn't just happen on it’s own. You need to make it happen.

Show Content:

According to an 80-year Harvard study that began tracking students in 1938, people who are more socially connected to family, friends, and community are happier, physically healthier, and live longer than people who are less connected.-The Gottman Institute

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The dark secret of social media

Let’s talk about the social behind social media, what you think you know may surprise you, and what you don’t...well that’s what we’re gonna talk about today. Along with a new segment we are calling “A Completely Unrelated Distraction of the Day” where I will share with you fun, strange, inspirational and often times totally unbelievable news from around the world. Wait till you hear what a pizza delivery guy did for someone in hospice.

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SPECIAL OFFER:

Alright podcast listers, I’m going to introduce you today to something new...something I’ve never done on this podcast before. I’m going to offer you an exclusive deal. That’s right friends, today and today only YOU can purchase one of our brand new books Pursue Oneness...

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Your Story Matters Amanda Voigt - Infertility

"Though paved with pain and heartache, the seasons I struggled the most have also become the seasons I cherish the most. For in those seasons, I found myself at the feet of a good, good Father, lavished with grace, mercy and hope." - Amanda Voigt

SHOW NOTES

“I never thought I would do something like this.”

Amanda’s journey with infertility. How did it all unravel?

“It’s lonely.” “Your friends get the dream and you’re not.”

“I had to be excited to see my best friend’s baby in the hospital.”

How does it feel when people try to “Christianese” your suffering.
“It’s a blow when you’re already down.”
You just need to sit with someone and try to feel what they are feeling.
Don’t try and make it better or find answers for them.

How did you manage the process of infertility?
Looking to adopt.
Insurance ended up paying for it with Luke’s new job.
Do what you need to do,...

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Benefits of a lion attack - sort of

I am the survivor of a vicious lion attack.  It happened this past June, and it may be the reason our family is closer than ever.  What is the secret to a close-knit family?  Unfortunately, many times the answer is painful, scary, frustrating, or humiliating…but we’ll give you the answer coming up next.

SHOW NOTES

  • This is one of the great legacies my father left me after he graduated to heaven.
  • The secret to a close-knit family is…Trauma, camping, accidents, basically…when things go wrong.
  • Families who play together stay together.
  • But much of the bonding depends on how your family handles the hard times.
  • Treasure hunting your trials
    • How has God improved us through this experience…how has it made us better
    • How was God faithful
    • What did we learn
    • How might God use this in the future to help others
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