Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 2.1): Cheryl Scruggs – Hope for Marriages

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Cheryl Scruggs knows firsthand the difficulties that come with marriage. After divorcing her husband, Jeff, in the midst of her own infidelity, Cheryl realized the lies she believed in her first marriage and the critical importance of having Jesus central in her relationships. Now remarried to Jeff, she talks vulnerably about working through the daily…

Why I’m Disappointing My Kids This Christmas

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Merry Christmas! We hope you are enjoying the season and getting lots of opportunities to enjoy family and friends in spite of the crazy that comes with the last few weeks before the big day! We are thrilled to have Rebecca Carrell today as our guest author for Christian Parenting. Rebecca is married to Mike…

Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 1.13): Joni Eareckson Tada on The Most of Every Moment

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Joni Eareckson Tada wrestled with life’s toughest questions after a split-second decision left her quadriplegic as a teenager. Struggling with how God could allow that to happen, she was blessed with ten words that changed her life: God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves. Joni’s life is a testament to these words…

Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 1.11): Bob Goff on Love Does for Kids *Part Two*

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Bob Goff has the remarkable gifting of relaying his life adventures in a way that points you back to Jesus and challenges you to live life differently. We talk about the gift we are to those around us when we choose to be “available” to them and truly present. We also talk candidly about seeing…

Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 1.10): Bob Goff on Love Does for Kids *Part One*

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Bob Goff has the remarkable gifting of relaying his life adventures in a way that points you back to Jesus and challenges you to live life differently. We talk about the gift we are to those around us when we choose to be “available” to them and truly present. We also talk candidly about seeing…

Love is a Gift. Respect is Earned.

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Our kids understand they are loved unconditionally. We teach them there is nothing they can say or do that will cause us to stop loving them. That unconditional love gives them a strong foundation for knowing God and understanding his love. But there is another lesson that is equally important. Most kids expect us to…

Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep 1.9): Lisa Clark on Sinners Raising Sinners

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How can we love God more than we love our children? How can we let go of our struggle with control, for the benefit of our children and ourselves? Author Lisa Clark joins us to talk about raising children who take responsibility, who listen to God’s voice, and who follow him. Though it can be…

All Kids will Face a Goliath or Two

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It’s our “parental instinct” to jump in between angry giants and our kids. After all, isn’t it our job to protect them from danger? That answer is yes, but only until they should begin learning to protect themselves. Most school teachers will tell you those lessons should come much sooner than you think. It is…