Parent Visioneering for the New Year

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Episode Summary

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.

Welcome to the first episode of the Courageous Parenting Podcast with an aim of having a deep impact on one million families and their future legacies with The Biblical Parenting Model.

There’s a need for fresh biblical resources that have practical wisdom on how to handle the parenting issues in today’s uncertain world. We hope you will share this podcast with others as it’s the spearhead for the ministry’s impact.

This episode is about visioneering for parents in the new year. It’s so important whether you have a new baby, 1, or 2-year-old or a 14-year-old. No matter what your kid’s ages are, vision is crucial.

One of the questions we answer in this episode is, “How to keep motivated at doing mundane tasks well as a Mom for a long period of time faithfully.”

Key Takeaways From This Episode

  • What should one do if they aren’t a visionary?
  • Being a visionary is required if you are married and/or have kids.
  • You must see into the future of what we want, that’s God-honoring in order to take the right parenting actions today
  • If you don’t have vision, your family is left to wander in the wilderness of culture.
  • It’s vital to take off the rose-tinted glasses and be honest about the strengths and weaknesses in your kids and your parenting.
  • Things are either improving or digressing, there’s no in between.
  • The importance of preaching to yourself as a mom. You must lead yourself while you are in the trenches of parenting.
  • If you don’t have vision for why you are doing what you’re doing in the moment, then you will just do them as mundane things, and they’ll eat at your heart. But if you are reminding yourself of the great vision it changes everything!
  • Seek God and ask Him what he wants for your family in the new year.
  • How to do a visioneering date with your spouse (Must listen for this)!
  • Start by reviewing this last year with honest reflection about the behaviors and heart attitudes of your kids. Also, reflect on where they are at in their relationship with God and identify what needs to be improved about your leadership.
  • Words from parents are powerful, often more powerful then we realize. We cover this topic more in the 2nd episode.
  • When families don’t have vision, their families perish.
  • What’s the purpose of parenting? (Must listen)

Scripture From This Episode

Proverbs 16:9A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.”

Proverbs 29:18Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”

Final Thoughts

Thank you for being part of this movement to equip 1 million families and their legacies with Biblical truth to raise Confident Christian kids in an uncertain world.


-Isaac & Angie Tolpin

Written By Angie Tolpin
Angie has been married to Isaac for 19 years and together they have eight children, whom she homeschools. She is the Founder of, a doula, the author of the best-selling book Redeeming Childbirth, and the creator of the first ever Christian Postpartum Course. Angie loves ministering to Women and has created a few online Bible Studies on Biblical Friendship and Motherhood.

Reader Interactions


  1. Hope says

    Hey there,

    This was very enjoyable, encouraging, and helpful to me. My husband and I have been married just over 7 years, and just had our fourth child. In this time where I feel so much like everything is new, and something to be figured out, I am encouraged to hear some tips, and things that are really helpful. I especially liked hearing about when you’re doing the mundane every day type things, you are (or should be) showing your children what a Godly woman looks like.

    Thanks for taking the time to help and encourage others!

  2. Sammy Cosa says

    My wife and I just listened to your 1st podcast and are excited to embark on this journey with you both into 2019 and beyond!!! We have 3 beautiful kids (7, 5, and 1.5) and look forward to becoming better parents for them. We are passionate about growing every day and the area of family and parenting is where we need more guidance in, so we sooo appreciate you both!

    Please let me know how I can also find you on iTunes to leave a review.

    God bless you and your ministry!

  3. Kelle says

    I took notes! So excited to learn some new things! I am a mom of 5. I have been a Christian since 2011, does it make sense that I still feel alittle lost? Thanks!

  4. Karissa says

    I’m so glad for this!!! Sitting and reading has been reserved for my time with the Lord but I can podcast all day long!!! Thank you so much!

  5. Allison Emmer says

    Awesome guys!! Thank you so much! Thank you also for praying for us. Caleb is off the tube and eating a few foods / drinking the formula from a sippy. It is a huge relief and yet still stressful in many ways. But this podcast is great. I really appreciate the reminders of “the why” for what we do. It’s been a season of just trying to survive. Hopefully, remembering the why and refocusing will help us thrive again!

  6. Amanda says

    Y’all this was wonderful. What a blessing to listen to. Thank you. I’m going to encourage my husband to listen also. Can’t wait for many more!💜

  7. Tara says

    I love you guys! You care so much about your family and others. Everything matters. God should be priority in ALL areas of our life. As I embark on this new homeschooling journey in the fall, I am so thankful you are doing the podcast!

  8. Jenny says

    Love this encouragement!! I will be listening again with my husband later today so we can hear it together. Visioneering is his strength so I know he will love it 😊Can’t wait for your next episode!

  9. Erica McIllwain says

    What an awesome first podcast! Lots of great information that will help and encourage many families. I can’t wait for the next!

  10. Hannah says

    Super excited about this podcast! I am reading Angie’s book and I can’t be more encouraged. It’s so obvious that you guys truly desire to be biblical parents. Thank you for your example! Looking forward to listening to more podcast.

    • Angie Tolpin says

      Thank you, Hannah! I am so glad to hear you are blessed by Redeeming Childbirth! Did you happen to get it with the Christian Postpartum Course as well? Thanks for listening

  11. Meadow Hall says

    I listened to this with my husband… We were inspired to write down some notes, evaluate some areas where we could improve, and get more ideas for the New Year! It was a great conversation starter! Thank you both for sharing your wisdom!

  12. Meggen says

    These podcasts have been fantastic. my husband and I are listening together. Do you mind listing all the areas that you end up rating at the end of the year.

    • Angie Tolpin says

      Hi Meggen, No problem! We rate Spiritual, Relationships, Habits, Personal Development, Health,Projects, and Financial. Thanks for listening! Hope you liked the most recent one!

  13. Liana So says

    I’m so thankful to have found this podcast. Lots of churches today don’t talk about biblical parenting anymore. We need to focus on our family and intentionally disciple our kids with biblical truth. Thanks so much guys!!

  14. Kimberly says

    I have prayed (been discouraged because I was struggling) about finding some guidance in bettering my life to glorify God and to be a more unified household! My husband is not a Christian however, I will never stop being a light. I stumbled upon this and after listening to the first episode. I felt the presence of the Lord and knew this was the answer to my prayers. I hadn’t found what I needed to find to help me on my journey until now! I’m going to go to my husband and ask him that we try to listen together and incorporate these things into our lives. Can you provide some examples or more insight into how you start with your list and ratings? How do you start with teaching your children? I look forward to beginning this journey with my husband. We are struggling with parenting our VERY headstrong, anxiety filled four year old!

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