How to raise confident Christian kids in an uncertain world
podcast with Isaac & Angie
Courageous Parenting is a weekly podcast for Christian parents who want to equip confident Christian kids in an uncertain world.
There are so many ways parents create barriers for kids to feel comfortable sharing hard things with their parents
Drew really brings the answer to why we should be more self-disciplined
When you focus on the heart, it transforms your whole approach to parenting
Some great wisdom from a five-year-old on why we should obey our parents
Tune in so that you are more equipped to help your family’s health as the hospitals may not be able to help you. There’s a perfect storm happening in the hospitals all over the world right now with so many doctors and nurses quitting due to the vaccine mandate (rightfully so), more patients due to Covid fear-mongering and the unfortunate situations of people needing serious care due to covid and all the normal health needs, especially going into the fall. All show notes, scripture references, and resources mentioned are found at COURAGEOUSPARENTING.COM.
Luke at thirteen years old gives sound wisdom on overcoming the challenges in building his business from a biblical perspective.
The Tolpin’s just celebrated 22 years of marriage and they share how to prevent selfishness from causing destruction over time and tips to a thriving marriage.
Ethan shares the dangers of allowing weeds to stay in your life.
We are to be wise, and when you look at the Covid situation as a whole, it seems prudent not to trust those guiding what to do.
This is a new episode where Tolpin kids share their wisdom every Friday, the regular episodes still come out on Tuesdays.
Why Afghanistan matters for your family and Biblical perspectives on how God may use these situations so more come to know Him.
Regardless of where your kids go to school, make sure you add these eight things to their education. I’m sure you would agree the world has drastically changed over just the last two years. As we look at the trends, these eight things are vital for your kids to thrive as believers in an increasingly uncertain future.
Your convictions shouldn’t have to be sacrificed for your provision. Get practical insights into discovering your best ways to provide for your family
Join our first public conversation ever discussing our stance and biblical truth regarding vaccinations.
Don’t underestimate the pressure your kids will or are facing to be more worldly. Especially on the controversial issues of today.
We must move beyond just-in-time decision-making and purchasing behavior if we are going to be prepared for the potential challenges ahead.
Tune in to get these important insights that will help your family thrive despite what may be happening in the world six months from now.
There is no perfect place to live until we are in heaven, but no community is safe from this growing challenge that could prevent your kids from launching with a Biblical worldview.
If you need a boost of energy and direction towards your parenting, listen to this episode.
Angie is back on the show getting real about her recent birth and postpartum experience with many practical insights and encouragement.
If you don’t want your kids to be sucked into the desires of the world, you must be the most consistent teacher of Biblical truth in their lives.
Part of your parenting objectives for these uncertain times needs to include helping your kids have emotional resilience. Listen to get valuable insights on how to lead this well.
If you don’t reject passivity in these six areas you will likely see the repercussions years down the road. It takes a more diligent parenting approach than previous generations usually realize.
A unique inside look into how Isaac and Angie work as a team during her birth’s and postpartum with practical wisdom for Dad’s in how to support their wives.
Get Isaac’s five tips that have helped him lead his family through major life changes and give him confidence in the chosen direction.
Get ready to reflect on where your people-pleasing is negatively affecting your parenting in this episode and get encouraged to equip confident Christian kids for an uncertain world.
There’s a lot you can do to cultivate a stronger Biblical community right where you are or even if you move somewhere new! As you may know, the Tolpin’s moved to a new state seven months ago despite having a strong Biblical community right where they were. They give an update on building a new community in Idaho and share six keys that will help you right now! There’s a lot of change happening around all of us over the past year and it’s more important than ever to run the race with other Biblically minded people you trust during these increasingly uncertain times. Listen to this episode and ask yourself honestly where your opportunities exist to cultivate the kind of community that’s good for your whole family.
If you want your vacation to have a permanent impact for good change on your family it’s vital to do what’s in this episode just before you get home. These strategies yielded incredible growth in the Tolpin family and will help you too.
Don’t miss the incredible impact your vacation can have on the lives of your kids. But it takes being purposeful about a few things that prevent selfishness from growing stronger during your trip. Get lots of practical tips so that you thrive on your vacation but more importantly your family grows stronger together.
The communication you have with your family before your vacation makes a huge difference in the attitudes and behavior of your kids while on your trip. It takes some thoughtfulness on what your family needs to hear and sometimes that’s what we fail to spend time on. You will get ideas that will help in this episode.
Have you thought about the idea that there could be limits on what you even think about attempting as a family due to not realizing the potential of your team at home? We believe it’s important to do things that require your family to help on purpose. In this episode, we give you practical ideas/projects to do based on the different age levels of your kids. Let’s keep doing things that require more than our own strengths so we have to rely on God and our family. Otherwise, we may decide to do less based on our own abilities and limit the desire within our kids to contribute.
There are several reasons most families lack a sense of productive teamwork within their families with a growing ability to do amazing things together. From the beginning, we have been cultivating a sense of teamwork in our family and share these important insights with you in this two-part series. It’s really cool to be able to get more done with more people helping, however, the bigger importance is how it better equips your kids for the uncertain world they will be launching into.
Isaac and Angie are sharing their “list” of things they have done or are planning to do regarding being prepared to care for their family and potentially others in uncertain times. Join them for this second episode in a 2-part series where they share their personal stories while also sharing the scriptural reasoning behind WHY they have felt prompted to be more intentional about being self-sufficient while also keeping a Biblical perspective on it all.
The Tolpins are tackling the relevant topic of “Preparing for Uncertain Times” from a Biblical perspective and will take you back to what the Word of God says and encourage you in your roles as parents and Christ-followers in THIS generation and time. There is a balance between being what people call “self-sufficient” and being wisely prepared and the difference is simply revealed in one’s approach to the topic. Providing for your family and preparing for uncertain times must be measured with recognizing WHO the provision truly comes from and how we should steward what He has given us. Join Isaac and Angie as they dig deep in this first part of a two-part series.
We have found a productive path forward with Brenda of “God is Grey”, tune in to get the details and know-how to support us moving forward.
Baby #9 is on its way and Angie shares her candid thoughts about her experience now and reflections on the past. Isaac also shares insights for men about supporting their wives during this important time. Did you know they don’t come from big families, nor did they originally plan to have this many children? Tune in to get a few of their inside perspectives from the last 20 years of having kids.
While it’s important to be relationship versus control-driven parents you don’t want to take it too far. You are the most important God-given authority in your kid’s lives. But it’s because of a strong relationship with your kids that you are able to hold them accountable, speak the truth they need to hear and lead them away from foolishness and towards righteousness.
While we want to be relationship driven parents, there are challenges when we lean too far in either of these directions actually. Are you more control or relationship driven in your parenting approach? How about your spouse? This two part series will give you good insights to reflect on your own parenting to see where you land with insights on what to do about it.
We all get discouraged about our parenting at times. This episode will encourage you in how to be the kind of leader that helps mold kids with great moral character. There is one thing that you’ve got to do well to build long-lasting trusting relationships with your kids. You’ve got to become good at admitting when you are wrong. Learn more in this episode.
Get ready for tons of practical insights most parents aren’t thinking about from Ken Ham the CEO of Answers In Genesis and the Ark Encounter. Every parent needs to hear the specific answers they must-have for their kid’s future questions. In fact, we need to be proactively educating our kids on these things. Tune in for perhaps one of the most impactful episodes you’ve heard so far.
In this episode, Isaac and Angie give practical tips on how to set yourself up for success when parenting young children and you feel overwhelmed. They cover both the aspects of what anxiety and overwhelm can be a reflection of from a physical perspective as well as a spiritual heart condition. If you or your children struggle with anxiety, stress, fear, worry, or feelings of overwhelm, this is a must listen to episode. Get ready for some biblical encouragement.
Are you a peacemaker? Most Christians probably believe they are; however, when you listen to this episode as we discuss this with special guest Steve Crane, you may be surprised what Jesus actually means in His “Sermon on the Mount.” Too often the wrong thinking about being a peacemaker has led to being passive about truth for the sake of peace. That’s not only wrong but harmful to the mission God has for us. And sometimes that mission actually causes conflict in a fallen world.
Are you a critical thinker? Are you sure? Are you doing what you need to make sure your kids are savvy critical thinkers in this uncertain world? Tune into this second part of the series to get the other four tips that the Tolpins share to help you in equipping your children with critical thinking skills and discernment.
We are seeing the next generation swept away to absurd philosophies that contradict biblical truth and it’s happening on purpose. So we need to be more on purpose than ever to counter this effort. It’s vital that you proactively equip your kids to be critical thinkers, and this doesn’t just happen in the normal flow of life unless you purpose to do so. Get practical tips that will help every parent no matter how old your kids are.
Your kids were born into these uncertain times on purpose! But it is your job to equip them differently than in times past. There will be times that our kids must be willing to put their comfort aside to resist conforming to the world. Do you think your kids will? Get encouraged by this episode as the Tolpin s dive into this important topic.
As leaders of our families, we’ve got to be full of hope and vision in this new year. Your kids’ energy for their initiatives may be depending on it. We never want to fail to plan because of today’s uncertain environment. That’s a recipe for being a victim as well as depression. We must fuel our resiliency to be able to handle the changes and challenges ahead. Your family needs it from you right now! This episode will stir up hope in you for this year.
While disunity at large appears to be growing it’s important we navigate standing for truth well, while not losing our saltiness for the Gospel. There’s a balance between being bold and showing love. So how do we do this well? The Tolpin’s tackle this important topic at length in this important episode.
Here are your Biblical and modern examples of civil disobedience we promised from the previous episode and details on what to do if your church closes; including how to participate or even start a Home Church. As the world changes, we need to further equip ourselves to lead our families spiritually and this is an important part of that.
Too many Christians read Romans 13 and think they are supposed to obey their government no matter what they do. That isn’t the case, and perhaps part of the problem as personal and family freedoms gradually disappear. The Tolpin’s engage this important topic as they discuss the four governments: self, family, church, and civil while sharing when it’s Biblical to pursue civil disobedience. This is an important episode to discuss in your marriage so you can make good decisions in alignment.
It’s the Christmas season but if we aren’t intentional, all the wrong messages can get instilled in our kids and distract them from the true meaning. But it doesn’t have to be that way, you can influence this season to be a faith encouraging time that also instills greater hope in your children and those around you. This episode will give you date night questions and encourage you to proactively create a Jesus focused Christmas with fun traditions.
Covid has become a great motivation to be proactive in helping our families be healthy and consistently have strong immune systems. There are so many natural ways to nurture health in your family and Angie gives tons of practical insights. They also cover their covid experience getting it as a family and what worked well as they dealt with varying symptoms.
Have you thought about how the impact of 2020, what could be coming ahead of us, and how this impacts the health and fortitude of your kids in the future? In this second part of the series, the Tolpins share the next five challenges that must be offset by parents rising to the occasion and leading by example and in teaching. We discuss the negative mindset on career paths that could develop, persecution and the challenge of standing for truth sharing conservative opinions, repercussions of too much digital influence, how to offset a lack of belief in the US election process, and addressing the costs of a decrease in the value of freedom by people around them. The Tolpins are sharing their proactive thinking process so that you too can respond to today’s challenges so your kids don’t experience those future negative outcomes.
What are you doing or going to do when there’s a mask mandate, Church isn’t meeting, and you are struggling with finding good community for your family? Suppression of freedom is growing and it could have dramatic consequences for this generation of kids when they are adults. Tune into this vital two-part series as the Tolpin’s discuss 8 issues that every parent should be thinking about right now.
It’s more important than ever in the midst of greater uncertain times to make proactive decisions today before the future requires them. This is a helpful and powerful two-part series where the Tolpin’s dive into their mindset, including God, and making wise life-planning decisions together. You will want to catch these two episodes!
Your decisions make a massive difference in the well being and trajectory of your family. Uncertain times just makes it even more difficult to know what to do in situations. But there is a solution, and we discuss this and more in this episode. If there aren’t some people wondering why you are making your decisions, then you are probably a reactive decision-maker. Go beyond making decisions when they are required to making them early so you have time to shift things well.
This will be the second time we have chosen to vote for Trump. Regardless of how that makes you feel, we encourage you to tune in. Yes, we give twenty reasons why we are doing so, but we also teach you how to help your kids become critical thinkers on their own so they are experienced in thinking more deeply about world events and political opinions. Critical thinking leads to clear thinking and clear thinking to a clear conscience. We all need to realize that voting is a privilege that our forefathers died for us to have. And while you may choose to forfeit your right and privilege to vote, your counterparts will not fail to exercise their right to do so. We believe God placed us in the prospective generation we are in for many reasons, one is to be a faithful citizen and do our duty in impacting the generations after us. Your vote might just do that!
We all want our kids to reject passivity and stand for Biblical truth when they launch into the world. But these things are becoming harder to do in our own strength, which is why it’s so important they see you making decisions that require God’s strength to help you. This episode will encourage this and more. Plus we make a life-changing announcement at the opening of the episode.
Your marriage matters and there’s a lot you can do today that nurtures a thriving marriage long into the future. In this second part of the two-part series, you will get tons of practical advice as Isaac and Angie reflect on the things they actually consistently did that have made a huge difference for them.
We share the things we consistently did well over the last 21 years of marriage that have made the biggest impact. We have a thriving marriage today and regardless of where your marriage is at these insights are sure to help. In part one of this two-part series, you will get the first seven tips that can help you right now.
Are you really free if you don’t feel comfortable sharing what you believe or who you will vote for? Remember, it’s a choice to cave into the bullying nature of today’s culture. Unfortunately, too many Christians are choosing to be in submission to the spoken and unspoken threats. It’s time to stand strong and make a difference in this uncertain world. Isaac and Angie share some practical ideas in this episode.
If you have benefited from Courageous Parenting, please listen to the entire episode so you understand this incredible challenge the ministry and our family have been facing. Please keep us in your prayers. We appreciate your support.
It’s important during uncertain times to think through where you live and make sure it’s the place you are supposed to be. Isaac and Angie share their process of evaluation and reasons why they are moving to a new US State. We should never make big decisions in fear, but we are to walk in wisdom and be willing to obey God when He asks us to go. Discover where they are moving and get insights for yourself or others that may need to make the hard choice to move.
There’s so much that needs to be discussed during these uncertain times. Do you go beyond maintenance talk in your marriage? We cover five important things that should be discussed in order to proactively make sound parenting decisions during times of challenge and change.
If you want your kids to be respectful as well as respected leaders, they must know how to communicate effectively during conflict. This starts in your home, with you, and their siblings. You will get the strategies to teach your kids about how to resolve conflict with each other. This prepares them for the conflicts they experience in this uncertain world.
A growing uncertain world requires a greater ability to handle conflict well. We must teach our kids how to do this because they don’t just know-how. Usually, the opposite happens in families when parents validate getting angry, yelling, while losing self-control. This is part one of a two-part series that covers practical wisdom and motivation to create change in your family.
During uncertain times children need parents who lead with confidence. Many parents experience getting overwhelmed, weary, and simply just lose motivation to keep on keeping on; and once parents begin to lose motivation they lack confidence. We cover the last three keys to staying motivated in your parenting and equip confident Christian kids during these uncertain times in this episode.
Your motivation in parenting is vital in order to navigate these uncertain times. Get the first two of 5 keys to stay motivated as a parent in this episode. Another raw and real episode with stories that are sure to encourage you to stay strong and lead well as a parent.
We live in the age of “itchy ears” and false doctrines. Christians are falling for what feels right versus what is grounded in sound doctrine. Will your kids be the people who bend doctrine to fit the way they want to live, or are they going to be people who adjust how they live to fit sound doctrine? It’s alarming to see so many young Christians siding with half- truths, false teaching, and even lies in today’s world. Don’t let that be your kids. Listen in as Angie & Isaac share 5 key ingredients to raising independent thinkers.
Part two of this two-part series: Are you ready to hear the end of the story about the drunk man who bumped into Angie while on a date with Isaac? Tune into part-two to hear the incredible things God did on our trip. We also share stories of challenge and God’s triumphant provision for them, experiences with cops, and building new relationships on the road.
This is part one of a two-part series where we are sharing highlights, God’s miracles, and the truth about how COVID-19 impacted our trip in eight different states. We get to teach our kids how to live during COVID because it’s going to be here for a while and who knows what’s coming down the road. We should walk in wisdom but at the same time continue to truly live. That was our conviction in keeping with our plans to do a 6 week RV trip. While it certainly wasn’t easy, it was worthy and we are so glad we went. We share tips, stories, and God’s provision.
Join us in this raw and real podcast recorded while on our 6-week road trip as we share insights on parenting in tight quarters and how God has been using this trip to continue the sanctification process in our lives personally but also how He has continued to remind us of how imperfect we are and how much we need Him and His wisdom as we parent. In this episode, you will be reminded to put your relationships before non-eternal checklists and other temporary expectations of yourself and others. Listen to the end and take the Courageous Parenting Challenge!
Here’s part-two of this series on the vital topic of keeping healthy homes in these uncertain times. There’s a lot you can do to boost the preventative health of your family naturally and keep a clean home without using chemicals. Angie has been doing this for almost 20 years supporting her husband and eight kids. Find out some of her secrets in this episode!
It can be hard to distill down what matters when it comes to the health of your family and keeping a clean home. And you do have to pick your battles as a Mom’s plate is full when intentionally raising kids in an uncertain world. Angie knows as she has been raising 8 kids over almost 20 years and she shares some of her tips in this part one of a two-part series. In this episode, we encourage what it looks like to fully embrace the health of your family, discuss the power and importance of nurturing your child’s needs, and how the simplest changes can make a difference.
You will be encouraged to embrace and further discover the unique plan God has for your family. This is a super raw discussion about the truth of Isaac and Angie’s background and journey together that will likely encourage and inspire you in your family’s journey. There is no family like yours, so never try to be like someone else’s!
We live in a noisy world with too many people trying to influence us with their advice. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be careful about who we glean wisdom from. Often foolishness is disguised as wisdom, and we need to know how to detect it quickly. If you don’t know how to do this well, you won’t model or teach it to your kids. This is perhaps one of the most important things they learn from you.
Part-one of a two-part series: Often foolishness is disguised as wisdom today and there’s an unending number of people that will try and sway you one way or another. We must teach and model for our kids how to detect and only pursue Biblically sound wisdom. It can become so easy to embrace the wisdom that supports how we feel about something, but what happens when how we feel is wrong? We have to have good mentors in our lives that we can bounce things off of and know we will get sound advice.
We live in a fallen world, so many of your best decisions will likely look strange to the people around you. If you don’t have a strong decision-making process, you will likely fall into yielding to the path that keeps you comfortable and safe. But comfort and ease isn’t the prescription given for Christians in the Bible. We certainly are living in uncertain times and we have been chosen by God to be here in this generation to bring Him glory. Check yourself by listening to this episode to see the strengths and potential weaknesses in your critical thinking process.
Is free speech disappearing for Christians? If you feel that way, it will be encouraging to get a refreshing reminder of our Constitution and Bill of Rights in this episode. People died for our freedoms and they protected our ability to have a government structure that makes our country the freest in the world. But if you don’t know your rights you may get bullied out of using them. Let’s live in freedom as our documents allow and teach them to our children!
Fear-based parenting, isolationism, and being too controlling are enemies to equipping confident Christian kids for an uncertain world. In parenting, there is a need for balance in wisely and gradually encouraging your kids to be in the world, while not being of it. It’s in the failure to equip your kids, that you will want to hold on too tightly. In this episode, you will get seven keys to equipping your kids to stand strong in an uncertain world.
There are many things you can do to accelerate your child’s ability to learn which has a lifelong impact. In part two we dive into the other four disciplines to help your children learn. We cover these main topics: the importance of starting the day right, celebrating short and long term milestones, how to be an engaging teacher, and the importance of allowing your kids to learn at their own pace. Whether you homeschool or not this will help you, help your children to become better learners.
Regardless of if you’re a new or seasoned homeschooling parent, this is a must-listen episode with practical wisdom and ideas that will help you accelerate your child’s ability to learn. For the first time, Isaac shares some raw thoughts and memories from his educational experiences as a young boy. In this two-part series, we teach eight disciplines that will forever boost your ability to educate your kids and fuel their lifelong love of learning. This is part one where we talk about how to teach towards their interests, thoughts about curriculum, how to grow a love of learning, and the importance of experiential learning.
On the outside, it’s so easy to look okay, but on the inside so many are lonely. Is that you? Discover four marriage conversations that will help you understand where you and your spouse are really at and how your marriage can help your friendships, relationship with God, and know-how to help your kids too.
Are you having a hard time getting things done because your kids have poor attitudes? I’m sure you try to fix this problem, but there could be things you are not realizing that keep the bad behavior persistently coming back. We teach six keys to influencing good attitudes in your kids that you can implement right now. Sometimes it just takes a small change to your approach to see big changes in your kids.
How are you going to re-enter life after quarantine? We should all be reflecting on the relationships & communities we are a part of and making decisions on how we want to re-enter when things get back to a new normal. It’s in times of challenge that the best discovery can happen, and we challenge you to pursue some self-discovery about your relationships so you can grow them and lead your family.
Our reactions during challenging times often reveal the most about our core convictions. One thing is true, God and His promises don’t change regardless of what’s going on in the world. In this episode, we look to the Bible and share our own raw story of facing this challenging decision regarding whether you should have more kids during uncertain times and encourage parents as we share a vision for raising up confident Christian kids in today’s uncertain world.
How you respond during challenging times makes all the difference. What will the silver lining of your quarantine be? No question we all have different levels of challenge going on, but it’s not about comparing, it’s about responding in absolute faith moment by moment. We discuss how to grow the faith in your family leading up to Resurrection Sunday, the importance of reflection, proactively creating change, and why building strong community matters. Angie also shares some practical tools to help you to disciple your kids.
Parenting twenty-four-seven with everyone quarantined to a home can create friction. When you add homeschooling and changing work dynamics on top of that, it could become a stressful combination. We’re all getting used to our own unique new normals and this episode will help you as we give Biblical perspectives on the pandemic and practical advice on homeschooling, marriage, work, and church.
Preparation doesn’t equate to fear. Caring for your family and others is not a symptom of fear. Regardless of what you think regarding the virus that is sweeping the globe, the reality is that our economy is fragile right now; and when the economy is fragile… Join Isaac & Angie as they discuss what their perspective on the Coronavirus and the economy is in addition to what they are doing to prepare and how they are talking to their kids about what is happening in the world and our country.
If you are reactive and not proactive to change, you will likely hurt your marriage and family unintentionally. Periodically, a positive disruption to your rhythms in life are needed to recalibrate your course and bring greater fruitfulness in your marriage. Tune as we discuss four strategies that will help every marriage and ultimately bless your children.
In a world with increased automation and artificial intelligence, the work options will be ever-changing in the marketplace. Starting at a young age, your kids must have experiences that enforce taking initiative, entrepreneurship, and resourcefulness. Tune in to get practical examples and wisdom on what to do.
We share about our recent miscarriage, which was our 10th pregnancy. Join this raw conversation as we explain WHY we announce the pregnancy right away, don’t hide the loss from our kids, and what we named our baby. This is an eye-opening episode if you’ve experienced miscarriage or want to better understand supporting someone through it.
If you shield your kids from your challenges, they won’t experience God’s faithfulness as He helps you overcome them. Don’t rob your kids from a deeper experience with God by hiding too much from them. Tune in to be inspired to lead with humility, sharing your ongoing faith testimonies with your kids which will strengthen their relationship with Him.
It takes a more proactive parenting approach to equip your kids for an uncertain world. Join this raw conversation as we dig into part 2 covering; Purity, Identity in Christ, parent/child relationship, education, and helping them discover “Their thing”. Join our discussion and we thank you in advance for helping share the podcast and furthering the 1 million legacies movement.
If you want to love the teenage years, you’ll want to intentionally parent during the years of 6-11. We cover the first five of the 10 tips for parenting them biblically. Even if your kids are younger, this is a must listen to episode as it prepares you for these vital years that come quickly.
Do you want to become a stronger team in your marriage? This is another raw episode as Isaac and Angie give personal insights into their independent nature before marriage, and tips on how to consistently grow stronger as you grow older. Marriage alignment takes a counter-intuitive approach and is vital to Glorifying God through your union.
Be encouraged by joining our discussion of a current blessing and our struggles as God is calling us to continue to grow as people. It’s not easy to be obedient to God, in fact, it’s usually a much harder path, but it’s so worth it. The challenges of the world can make it easy to desire to resist His path for us, but if we do it probably means we are orientated towards worldly things vs His heaven focused plans.
If you don’t disciple your kids, you might grow into fear-based parenting and not even realize it. We give four other common reasons well-intentioned Christian parents become fear-based that dramatically hurts their relationship and Spiritual maturity. Regardless of your kid’s ages, this is a must listen to episode.
If your mission isn’t aligned, your marriage will fall behind. You will get four vital keys to cultivating an incredible marriage which includes a concept that is transformative, especially during the more challenging times. Remember, the #1 Parenting tip is to work on your marriage. Tune in to get insights that will help every marriage whether it’s struggling or thriving.
How you handle your past, will largely determine whether you create a new future for your family. Too often the motivation to create new change as a parent gives way to the path already paved for them from their past. That’s why good intentions to create a new legacy will likely fall flat if you don’t do this one thing we share in this episode.
Have you wondered how to use the Bible to teach about the meaning of Christmas to your kids? Tune into this Episode as we teach from the Bible about the events leading up to Jesus Birth. You can play this for the whole family or use it as a tool to share the scriptures yourself during Christmas.
Angie has a raw discussion with our oldest daughter after just getting home from college. She asks Kelsey how we could have been better parents. Her answer might shock you, it certainly did us. They also discuss what it’s like being a Christian woman at college, her tips for parents, why she’s at college and reflections on being homeschooled and going directly to college afterward. She also shares why she loves coming home on breaks and how it helps her calibrate her thinking before returning to college.
God has clearly defined an important role for both Fathers and Mothers to play in the discipleship of their children, yet so many men seem to be succumbing to passivity and not participating purposefully in parenting their children biblically. Why is this? How can these Fathers be encouraged to rise up and lead confidently and humbly? Join us as we discuss six main reasons why men struggle with passivity and what their wives can do to help them.
Stewardship isn’t a natural tendency and must be taught and nurtured into a child’s heart when they are young. We are called to be wise with what we have been given, but our natural tendency is to be compulsive with our spending and greedy. Join our conversation as we discuss chores, teamwork, and allowance.
We live in an entitled world and must be purposeful in our parenting so that our children do not take on the heart attitudes so prevalent in the culture. Entitlement competes against God’s purpose for our lives, which is, to be honest, hard workers who glorify God. Tune in as we share tips on instilling work ethic in your kids when the world around you is embracing and instilling entitlement.
God has a special purpose for every member of His Body and the older generation is called to rise up and teach the younger generations. Join Isaac and Angie as they discuss the reasons behind the lack of the Titus 2 Men & Women in the Church today and what we can all do to change it.
Keeping Christ as the center of Christmas can be a daunting task when the world influences the focus of worldly things instead. It takes many intentional efforts to have Christ as the center of attention. Tune in as we share our traditions and keys to keeping christ first.
God’s intent is that marriage bears His image to the world and that begins in your home. In this episode, Isaac and Angie expose five potential ways your marriage might be a bad example to your children and encouragement for how to experience true change and redeem your mistakes.
Parenting can be wearisome and challenging at times and it’s important to understand that God places these challenges in our lives so that we can grow and be fruitful for his kingdom. Join our conversation as we share the importance of standing strong and not growing weary.
Sinful behavior is a symptom of a heart condition. In order for permanent behavioral change to occur, the heart must be reconciled to God. Join our conversation as we discuss how to impact the heart and change behavior.
It is crucial that parents raise biblically strong and submissive daughters. Join Angie as she discusses this relevant topic with her 14-year-old daughter.
Postpartum is sanctifying, hard, and can leave women feeling like a failure as a mother. This should NOT be! Join us as we equip marriages with practical tips on how to thrive during postpartum, all from a Biblical perspective.
Preaching truth and living in contradiction to that truth is devastatingly common in today’s culture. Hypocrisy creates strife and a lack of respect in kids. Join our conversation as we share indications of hypocrisy and how to cure it.
Cherishing your spouse and striving for a healthy marriage is the greatest gift you can give your children. Your marriage has a direct impact on your kid’s lives. Tune in as we share tips for a thriving marriage and stories from our last 20 years of marriage.
Children are being put at risk because of opinions told as truths. Suicide is the second leading cause of death amongst 10-34 year olds. Join us in episode forty as we have a biblical discussion in regards to suicide and the dangers of popular opinions.
Satan is working over-time on October 31st deceiving the hearts of many Christians and negatively influencing children. Join us in this weeks episode on whether Christians should celebrate Halloween along with alternatives that will bring glory to God.
God uses trials and transitions to test our limits and help us grow but we can either choose to walk in our flesh or walk in the spirit. Join us as we share 4 keys to thriving during transitions.
Entitlement is a problem today and most parents don’t realize it. Tune in to this weeks episode as we explain how to avoid entitlement attitudes in your kids and 12 ways to tell if it already exists in your home.
Discover the four most common spiritual reasons Christians place their kids in traditional education, and why they miss the mark. Tune in for a compelling yet difficult discussion that’s okay to disagree with.
We aren’t to fear the world but we are to raise kids to stand strong and lead in an increasingly fallen world. Make sure your choices align with your vision. Tune and hear the 11 reasons Isaac and Angie have homeschooled their kids for the last 15 years.
You must start this conversation when they are young and keep going. If you don’t they will learn in all the wrong ways causing harm to them, their family and your legacy.
If you don’t proactively combat competitiveness between your kids it will grow into destructive behavior that hurts their relationships long term and more. We also discuss how you the parent might be perpetuating a competitive spirit in your family.
This is a challenge more common than most think that can lead to devastation with your legacy and marriage. Find out if you are making family an idol and get perspective on why it’s so destructive.
If your marriage isn’t aligned, your parenting will struggle behind. If you don’t reflect on the year so far, in these ways, you likely won’t make the adjustments needed. Join our current marriage conversation around three crucial questions we believe every marriage should discuss.
Are we so desperate for time away from our kids that we lower our expectations for who’s watching them? Or perhaps we never realized that we can and should expect more from our babysitters. If you have people who watch your kids, you will get value from this episode.
Practical tips to creating a vision for Manhood & Womanhood in your kids and how to use the power of ceremony to catalyze Godly maturity. Isaac & Angie also interview their teenagers in this episode. This will help you further clarify your vision for parenting!
This spiritual law should be a tool used as part of the daily fabric of your parenting if you want to launch confident Christian kids into today’s uncertain world. You will get practical insights you can use for all age groups.
This is an eye-opening and encouraging episode for fathers on deepening their God-given role as Spiritual leader of their families. If you want your kids to walk strong with God, then you must be far more engaged than in past and how you were raised isn’t a viable excuse for not leading a new legacy through your own family.
Don’t underestimate the negative influence your anger has on your kids. This episode tackles this all-important subject about anger and how to get rid of it in your parenting.
Join the conversation with our first guest interview on the podcast with best-selling authors Aaron & Jennifer Smith. Their marriage movement has impacted millions of people through radical transparency and Biblical truth. Be ready to be encouraged to use your marriage for the kingdom of God.
Is your church involvement healthy for your kids? We dig into ideas on how to make it even more effective for what’s needed to equip kids today. What’s in this episode takes courage, but it’s the good things that are hard to do, that make the biggest difference.
Good intentions aren’t good enough to equip confident Christian kids willing to walk and stand for righteousness in today’s uncertain world. This is a wake-up call for Christian parents to make the necessary adjustments before it’s too late. Get ready to be challenged and encouraged in this episode!
Are you raising strong Christians, nominal believers or modern-day Pharisees? Your parenting makes a massive difference and this episode will help you discover where you and your family are at and what to do about it.
If you fail to nurture your marriage relationship you are hurting your kid’s lives and your future legacy. It’s essential to get alone time with your spouse. In this episode, you will learn the 3 kinds of dates that every marriage should have on a regular basis.
How you were parented is outdated for what your kids need today, this is the first generation being raised with social media at their fingertips. We must train our kids to use it well otherwise it can be extremely dangerous for your kids. Isaac and Angie give practical insights into how they have approached this with success.
You must stop this overlooked sin if you want to leave a Godly legacy. So many parents fail to realize that pride is growing in their marriage and parenting. This episode will help you reveal if there’s a struggle in your family.
There are two types of people in the world. Those who only learn from their own mistakes, and those who also learn from others mistakes. The best advice we’ve gotten over the years was from more experienced people sharing lessons from their mistakes. We have two goals for doing this episode; that you’re able to […]
If you desire your kids truly experiencing the power of the Cross and His resurrection during Easter, this episode gives you practical insights and resources that will help you.
How you parent based on the method of education you choose makes a huge difference in the spiritual trajectory of your kids. Regardless of your choice, you are still the most important teacher in their lives, but unfortunately so many kids grow to respect their teachers more than their parents. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The normal Christian approach isn’t working, we must regularly teach the Bible to our kids if we expect them to stand up and lead in righteousness in today’s culture. Sometimes it’s a lack of direction that allows us to forgo the things that matter most. Here’s exactly how to do Bible time with your family.
Words matter, and some of them go beyond their dictionary meanings. Feminism is one that’s been corrupted into something completely unbiblical. It takes effort to raise strong daughters who embrace Biblical womanhood and refuse to succumb to the depravity of today’s feminist movement.
Make sure you avoid these five common parenting mistakes that can actually limit the spiritual growth of your kids. This episode gives you practical wisdom in equipping your kids today, to become confident Christian young adults who stay the course in the midst of a culture that’s against Biblical truth.
If you want obedient kids, if you want a peaceful home, if you want kids who want to learn about God, then they better want to learn from you. Your kid’s hearts must be yielded to you. If you cultivate a teachable spirit while they are young they will let you guide them in their teenage years and beyond. But it’s also never too late to start chasing your teenagers hearts now too!
Why is it that so many men struggle to lead their families spiritually? Join Isaac and Angie as they discuss the reasons many men are passive, practical ways their wives can encourage them, along with stories of what this has looked like in their marriage. The truth is, our children will mimic what they see and we need to model a Biblical marriage for them so that they both, know what to be and what to look for in a spouse. If you want to leave a legacy of Biblical leadership, don’t miss this episode.
The most powerful team, should be the marriage team. Isaac and Angie deliver on giving you practical answers and stories to nourishing the gifts & dreams of your spouse. The health of your parenting largely depends on the health of your marriage. Give your kids something they desire to replicate in their own marriages someday.
In this episode, we discuss how to prevent ageism by raising your kids who love, respect and enjoy doing life with their closest friends; their siblings.
You will learn how to parent towards cultivating strong relationships and teamwork within your family
No matter how old your kids are, this is a must listen for every parent. It’s best to start young, but it’s never too late to influence this with your kids.
We have 18 years to help our kids experience God, yet so many still fall away when they leave home. This episode gives you practical ways you can help your kids experience God in tangible ways.
The desires of the world have a stronger pull than ever on young people, but it’s still nothing compared to the power of God, but He put you in charge of Discipling your kids towards knowing and loving God.
An important and sensitive discussion about the decision-making process of whether to have more kids or not. Isaac and Angie share from their experiences and observations on the 9 reasons why couples don’t want more kids. They themselves have struggled over the years on this and have landed on four rules that have helped them in their marriage.
Do you feel like you are running the parenting race alone? It will be almost impossible to launch confident Christian kids without real Biblical community. If you aren’t proactive in doing this well, your kid’s peers will likely cause them to veer off course.
Isaac and Angie discuss what real Biblical community looks like with the practical tips you need to cultivate it where you are.
This episode gets super personal as Isaac and Angie share the intimate struggles of parenting through miscarriage, almost losing their house, business failure with over $500,000 of debt, and the miracles that followed.
They warn parents to reject the philosophy, “Let kids be kids”, as they share counter-cultural biblical wisdom in how to parent through trials.
Do your kids respect you? Do they roll their eyes or refuse to obey you? In this episode, Isaac and Angie cover three practical and Biblical keys to raising kids who will respect you. You should expect your kids to obey and respect you because God expects it of them, but have you taught them what the Bible says on this?
Counter-intuitive wisdom even the most experienced parents are likely to gain from.
We answer one of the most asked questions in parenting. How to raise obedient kids. You will learn two vital foundational aspects of parenting kids to be obedient.
You will get the raw biblical truth and practical wisdom you need in this episode on parenting that’s relevant no matter how old your kids are. Without these two keys, everything else you do will likely fail over-time.
Culture is the invisible force that drives behavior. There are a few important things you can do to establish and influence the right family culture that will have a big impact on your kids behavior this year and beyond.
Find out the 3 steps you can take right now as parents to establish a breakthrough year in the areas of growth you see vital for your kids and family.
If you are a parent, vision is required. Isaac and Angie discuss the importance of being a visionary as a parent and practical steps to take as we approach the New Year. Join them for their first weekly show as they ramp up for 52 more during 2019. If you don’t capture their hearts during this season, you are likely to lose it in the next.