Laying a Foundation for Marriage – MBFLP 169

 

We probably all share the hope that our children will marry, and marry well, and serve God in their family one day. But are we being intentional about preparing our sons to become godly husbands?  It’s important to live a good example in front of them, but we need to train them to deal with the issues that affect them as young men, and we need to encourage them to see marriage as a likely part of their mission in God’s kingdom! This episode includes part of a presentation Hal gave to a men’s conference earlier this year, about laying a foundation for your son’s future marriage – because “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord!” (Proverbs 18:22)

 

 

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Undone Redone: Marriage and The Gospel – HIRL Episode 145

 

Free homeschooling podcast about marriage, divorce, and reconciliationTray and Melody Lovvorn were married for 11 years before his struggle with pornography and sexual addiction tore their family apart. The appearance of the “perfect” Christian life that they both worked so hard to maintain came crashing down all around them. They divorced, but God wasn’t yet finished with their marriage.

Tray and Melody love to share how God used their painful circumstances to individually bring both of them to a new understanding of grace and the unconditional love of their Heavenly Father. It was this new paradigm that ultimately led to their reconciliation and the restoration of their family.

Join us for another great interview with folks who love to talk openly about how the gospel changes lives!


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:

Tray and Melody can be found at UndoneRedone

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Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
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Previous Episodes Mentioned:
None

Music clips used on this episode:
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Husbands And Homeschooling

husbands and homeschoolingHusbands And Homeschooling with Hosts: Lindsey Stomberg & Richele McFarlin

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Show Notes – Husbands and Homeschooling

Join Lindsey and Richele as they look at homeschooling through the lens of homeschooling dads and discuss what potential role a husband can play in the homeschool room. Many husbands are skeptical of homeschooling the children, others are hands-on in their approach, and some take a backseat altogether. Homeschooling can be stressful on a marriage, but it doesn’t need to be. As moms, we want what is best for our children, and our husbands’ goals are no different. We will be sharing specific talking points that should be asked regularly throughout the year between a homeschooling couple to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Does your husband want to help but just isn’t sure how to begin? Are you unsure how to motivate the unmotivated homeschooling dad? Listen in as we answer these questions and more about a husband’s role in the homeschool room.

 

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Talking Sex With Sheila Gregoire – HIRL Episode 117

Free Homeschool podcast about sex and intimacy in your marriage.DISCLAIMER: WE DEAL WITH MATURE TOPICS ON THIS EPISODE; DECIDE IF YOUR LITTLE ONES SHOULD LISTEN ALONG.

In Episode 115, we answered a listener’s email and discussed sex education for parents with Barrett and Jenifer Johnson.  Your emails and comments started pouring in. We are realizing that there are many couples out there who just don’t know how to talk about sex in a healthy, informed way.

To that end, we are diving back into the topic of sex and marriage and asking ourselves a few more questions. We are joined in the studio by Sheila Gregoire: author, speaker, and blogger from the website To Love, Honor and Vacuum. Together we tackle some of the honest questions and issues our listeners asked for.

We know this won’t be the end, but we hope this show points you back to your spouse and opens the door for honest conversations that you can have out loud together about sex and intimacy.

EPISODE TIMELINE
:57 – Fluff : Weddings, 
8:43 – Sheila Gregoire, Part 1
25:07 – Sheila Gregoire, Part 2
37:50 – The show is over.


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
[affiliate links]

To Love, Honor and Vacuum – Sheila Gregoire

Follow Fletch/Kendra:
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Follow the Studio Dogs:
Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Rasta The Chocolate Lab – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex? – Episode 16
Let’s Talk Sex…Again – Episode 21
Sex Ed For Parents, Part 1 – Episode 115

Music clips used on this episode:
None


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Sex Ed For Parents, Part 1 – HIRL Episode 115

Free homeschool podcast about marriage and sexualityDISCLAIMER: WE DEAL WITH MATURE TOPICS ON THIS EPISODE; DECIDE IF YOUR LITTLE ONES SHOULD LISTEN ALONG.

On previous episodes we have encouraged you to talk with your kids about sex, but how do you have that conversation if you don’t know how to talk about it as a couple?

How do you have emotional conversations out loud with your spouse? How do you voice dissatisfaction or discouragement with your sex life? What do you do when you are too embarrassed to talk about intimate subjects with each other?

We tackle a troubling question from a listener who wants us to kickstart the conversation about talking to your spouse about sex. Joining us are some of our favorite guests, Barrett and Jenifer Johnson, authors of The Talks. They walk with us through this tricky topic and hopefully we will all find new tools for beginning a conversation about sex with your spouse.

EPISODE TIMELINE
:57 – Fluff : Weddings, Graffiti, Circle by Disney, Olympics, Bahama Homeschooling
9:10 – Sex Ed For Parents Introduction
15:10 – We don’t know how to talk about sex. Are we normal?
31:41 – We need help! Relational help/outside help
42:05 –  The show is over. iTunes Reviews. Letters from listeners. Goodbye!


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
[affiliate links]

Circle – The Family Router
Intimate Issues – Book mentioned on this episode
Sex and Marriage
– download from INFO for Families
The Talks – Barrett and Jenifer’s book

Follow Fletch/Kendra:
Fletch Twitter
Kendra Twitter

Follow the Studio Dogs:
Betty the Surf Dog – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website
Rasta The Chocolate Lab – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website

Previous Episodes Mentioned:
How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex? – Episode 16
Let’s Talk Sex…Again – Episode 21

Music clips used on this episode:
None


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

Allow the magic of the internet to deliver Homeschooling In Real Life to your tablet or smart phone. Let us show you how easy it is:

  1. Follow this link to our iTunes page.
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  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

  1. You can listen right on this page. There is an audio player below.
  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.

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LISTEN HERE

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Financial Strain – HIRL Episode 75

Free homeschool podcast about holiday finances.For the next few weeks, we are producing a mini-series of episodes called: Surviving the Holidays. On this first episode, we are focusing on the financial strain the holidays can cause. How do we look at our holiday spending in light of the gospel? How do we communicate as a family the importance of the holiday in light of the abundance displayed by our culture? And most importantly, how do we participate and celebrate in commerce and gift-buying without shifting our hope?

Join Fletch and Kendra as they sit down with friend and financial planner, Bill Kenoyer, for a discussion about living a gospel-centered life in the midst of the holidays. Don’t miss it!


EPISODE TIMELINE
2:40 – Introduction
8:25 – Budget your money, your time, and your list
24:36 – Finding the gospel and hopeshifting during the holidays
37:07 – Concluding thoughts


SHOW NOTES:

Recommended Resources:
Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey
Prodigal God by Tim Keller

Music clips used on this episode:
Money, Money, Money – Mamma Mia Soundtrack – Go buy it on iTunes
Hey, Big Spender – Sweet Charity Soundtrack – Go buy it on iTunes


SUBSCRIBE AND LEAVE AN iTUNES REVIEW:

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  3. The iTunes program will automatically launch and take you to our podcast page.
  4. FIRST – Click SUBSCRIBE. Voila! All or our podcasts will come directly to your computer and smart phone.
  5. NEXT – Click RATINGS AND REVIEW. Remember the best reviews are 5-stars (hint hint!).
  6. Thanks for being one of our listeners! HIRLers rock!

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LISTEN TO HomeschoolingIRL?

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  2. You can listen on your iPod, Smartphone or tablet. Open the PODCAST app on your device, search podcasts for “HomeschoolingIRL” and click subscribe. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Subscribe to the HomeschoolingIRL website and you will be notified when every new episode is released. Follow this link and begin your FREE SUBSCRIPTION.

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My Spouse Doesn’t Want Me To Homeschool – HIRL Episode 59

Free homeschool podcast discussing what to do when your spouse doesn't want to homeschool.We love to sit down in the studio and discuss the questions sent in from listeners. On this episode of Homeschooling in Real Life, Fletch and Kendra we respond to a listener who asked how she can homeschool when her non-supportive spouse is skeptical and negative about her efforts.

Here’s the deal: we don’t have the answers and there are no magic bullets out there, but that does not stop us from tackling this very difficult topic. This was the perfect question to get us thinking and working our thoughts outloud for our listenters.  Tune in and give a listen as we answer in a way that provides both the practical and the hopeful. We really think you’ll be encouraged to seek God and listen for what He has in store for your family.

Timeline
:53– Introduction
9:10 – Part One
25:10 – Part Two

Show Notes

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Music clips used on this show:

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Join Fletch (from theMangoTimes) and Kendra (from Preschoolers and Peace and KendraFletcher.com) for the HomeschoolingIRL podcast every week as they interview guests and talk through some of the goofiness they have experienced in nearly two decades of Homeschooling In Real Life.

MBFLP – Romance Once You’ve Got Kids

MBFLP - Romance Once You've Got Kids

Romance Once You’ve Got Kids

It’s Valentine’s Day this week, and for parents with small children, no money for a sitter, and no relatives nearby, the response might be “So what?” It can be discouraging when the world is full of ads urging dinner out, expensive jewelry, and barrels of roses, when your life is more about diapers and phonics, and your budget is more of the dollar menu and less of filet mignon. This episode, we talk about finding romance in real life, wherever it may be – and sometimes, it will surprise you where it can be found!

Communication in Marriage

Brook and Israel Wayne of Family Renewal discuss how to move beyond conflict to healthy communication in your marriage. www.FamilyRenewal.org

Best Marriage Tips

BestMarriageTipsLet’s Talk About Marriage – Best Marriage Tips!  

with your host Felice Gerwitz

Oh, great! Another know-it-all podcaster trying to tell you how to make your marriage work! Well, I have 35 years under my belt – I’m no expert, but I’m a hard-headed, first generation Italian, New Yorker, married to a German-Irish-American! It has taken years of give-and-take to make our marriage great. And, I wanted to ask some others who have been married for years to chime in with their tips! This podcast contains advice from Carol Topp: Dollars & Sense Radio ; Hal & Melanie Young: Making Biblical Family Life Practical; Meredith Curtis: Finish Well Radio ; Andy & Kendra Fletcher: HomeschoolingIRL 

Show Notes:

Scriptures to Study in Regard to Marriage:

Genesis 2:22-24

Proverbs: Some I love!! Proverbs: 5:18-19 ; 20:6-7; 30:18-19; 31:10

Matthew: 19:4-6

1-Corinthians: 7:1-6

Mark: 10:6-9

Ephesians: 5:22-33

Links: 

Test – Learn Your Love Language

Recommended Books:
The Bible!

Book on Love Languages:

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Advice and Tips:

Jeff Gerwitz: Keep Communication and Smooch Them Often!

Felice Gerwitz: Don’t go to bed angry: A. You both agree to solve your issues before bed — B. Understand the resolution will be a compromise for Both of You! and If you love giving gifts – A. Don’t expect anything in return and B. Accept gifts graciously

Carol Topp: One key to marriage success is to set aside time each day to catch up, even if it’s just 10 minutes. A co-worker gave me this advice over 20 years ago and he was right! My show http://dollarsandsenseshow.com. BTW my husband and I had our 30th Anniversary this year.

Hal Young: When God created marriage, the very first reason the Bible gives is companionship – “It is not good that the man should be alone,” God said (Genesis 2:18). We should make it our goal to make our mate our best friend as well as our spouse. That takes time and commitment, but don’t we know how to keep up a friendship? Why not use the same relationship skills in our marriage? Their show, Making Biblical Family Life Practical and you can find it on this network  – here is an easy way to find them –(HalAndMelanie.com/radio/) and they wrote a wonderful book on marriage “My Beloved and My Friend: How To Be Married to Your Best Friend Without Changing Spouses.” (www.mybelovedandmyfriend.com).

Meredith Ludwig Curtis: Another Mom with a large family, who has a show on this network specifically for teens and that is Finish Well Radio – FinishWellRadio.com – she is married to a Pastor and says, “A key to marriage success: Put Jesus first! Serve Him together! Love Him together! Raise godly children together! Change the world together!”

Andy Fletcher: We were given two pieces of advice. The first was very simple: Outserve one another. If you make it your goal to out serve your spouse, you will be in the right mindset. The second piece of advice was just silly: … you’ll have to listen to their podcast to find out! Catch their show on homeschooling and marriage,  What Homeschooling Does to Marriage