"Don't Miss Your Life" with Aaron Tredway

In this interview we had the pleasure to talk with Aaron Tredway about his book "Don't Miss Your Life: The Secret to Significance."

Live life to the fullest. Nobody wants to look back on a disappointing, unfulfilled life. Why then are so many of us dissatisfied despite our goals and continual striving? In Don’t Miss Your Life, Aaron Tredway reveals we’re aimed at the wrong target: success. Despite our pursuit of something more, we are stuck chasing our idea of success instead of true significance. But we don’t have to be rich or famous to lead a life of meaning in God’s kingdom.

In this practical guide, Aaron shares his personal discovery of the secret to significance and invites you to live the life God created you for. Learn to recognize the exhausting emptiness of pursuing success, find liberation from a life without purpose, pursue God’s glory instead of unrewarding self-focus, and choose significance over success one step at a time. You were made for a meaningful, deeply fulfilling life, and you can achieve just that!

Find out more about Aaron at his website: https://www.aarontredway.com.

Legacy Dads is proud to be associated with the Christian Parenting Network of Podcasts. Find out more about CPN at https://www.christianparenting.org.

Authenticity: Necessary for Christian Men

A few episodes ago (season 7, episodes 13 and 14) we discussed humility and vulnerability. In this podcast we discuss authenticity and how it correlates with those other two characteristics. In order to be effective in Christian community, we need to be authentic. Being authentic means being true to one's own personality, spirit, or character. Our sinful nature tells us to hide our truth, to not be authentic. But, as we discussed with both of the other qualities, when we are authentic with who we are and with those around us, the only thing that happens is spiritual growth in the image of God. Listen in as the guys discuss this character trait, and see if there are any areas where you could open this up in your life!

"The Addicted Child" with Richard Capriola

In this episode, we had the pleasure to interview Richard Capriola about his new book "The Addicted Child." This book is a parent's guide to adolescent substance abuse. In non-technical language parents learn how to identify and find treatment programs for their child. Brief chapters explain substances being used by today's adolescents and the process addictions which accompany substance abuse, like self-harm and eating disorders.

Richard Capriola spent 11 years working as an addictions counselor for Menninger Clinic in Houston Texas before retiring in 2019. Menninger Clinic is one of the top ten psychiatric hospitals in the United States and specializes in the assessment, stabilization and treatment of adults and adolescents with substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. During his tenure there he worked in the Adolescent Treatment program and the adult Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization program. Working closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses he was responsible for comprehensive assessments and individual and group counseling with patients diagnosed with substance use disorders.

Find out more about Richard Capriola at his website here: https://helptheaddictedchild.com/

Legacy Dads is proud to be associated with the Christian Parenting Network of Podcasts. For more information about CPN, visit https://www.christianparenting.org.


Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks: Talking About Damar Hamlin

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thess 5:16-18). On January 2, 2023, football fans witnessed Damar Hamlin suffer a severe medical emergency, being resuscitated on the field and taken to the hospital where he went through a miraculous recovery. In situations like this, it's important for legacy dads (and moms) to use it as a teachable moment. When we see something like that happen, how do we rejoice? How do we pray? And how do we give thanks? Even in the circumstances where it is difficult to do any of those three things, we are still called to do so because it is God's will for us who are in Christ Jesus. Listen in as the guys discuss the incident and talk about how to apply this particular verse into our daily activities!

"Time" with Fox and Rob Richardson

We had the pleasure to interview Fox and Rob Richardson about their upcoming book "Time: The Untold Story of the Love That Held Us Together When Incarceration Kept Us Apart." This is yet another example that there is nothing that God cannot shine through.

The twenty-one years that kept Rob separated from his wife, Fox, and their six sons was long enough. As Rob survived two decades at America's bloodiest penitentiary and Fox raised their sons solo, they never stopped fighting for Rob's freedom and for their futures against the statistical odds. All the while, it was love that carried them through.

The Academy Award-nominated documentary Time introduced audiences to Fox and Rob, who riveted audiences with their relentless fight for each other and justice, despite America's broken prison system. This book tells the rest of their story. In alternating voices and intimate detail, Fox and Rob reveal what the film does not--how a person can cultivate the radical love needed to see them through any hardship and how miracles can happen on the way.

As they peel back the layers of their unforgettable love story, you'll discover the secrets of perseverance and the power of a resilience that is founded on faith in a God who never gives up on us.

Connect with Fox & Rob Online:
Website: https://www.foxandrob.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxandrob/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foxandrob/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@foxandrob

Discipleship Series 2023: Beauty, Brawn, and Brains Part 2

The Legacy Dads continue the conversation with Jeff, Joe, and Phil to discuss the ways in which Christians, who are living in their true kingdom identity, are called to mission. Whatever sector of life you are in (there are 7), God calls Christians to "therefore go and make disciples." That involves sacrifice, effort, and most importantly, full faith in where God leads you. Listen in to this episode to hear some truth-bombs being dropped by all the guests. If you aren't inspired to go and do something for the kingdom of God after this conversation, we aren't sure what else we can do! Step 1: shed the false identity and assume your God-given kingdom identity. Step 2: get into true community with other Christians (not fellowship...but actual community...where you're vulnerable with others). Step 3: listen for God...He is always talking. He'll point you where you need to go. Step 4: Go!

Here is where you can find more information:
Identity Exchange: https://www.identityexchange.com/
Reproducible Discipleship: https://www.reproducible.me/

"Resilient Kids: Raising Them to Embrace Life with Confidence" with Dr. Kathy Koch

In this episode, the guys interview Dr. Kathy Koch about her new book "Resilient Kids: Raising Them to Embrace Life with Confidence."

From her website:
Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”) is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, and a cofounder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. She is proud to be represented by the Ambassador Speakers Bureau of Nashville, TN. She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions, on the faculty of Summit Ministries, and a frequent presenter for Care Net, Axis, and other organizations. She speaks regularly at schools, churches, and pregnancy resource centers.

Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.

About Resilient Kids:

Children need to believe their future is bright. The more disappointments they don’t recover well from, the less likely they are to dream. When they do not process challenging experiences well it can lead to defeat, rather than encourage them to grow and mature. Far too many children don’t grasp their strengths and, as a result do not believe they can overcome negative encounters. Apathy sets in. Discouragement persists. Arguments rage. Mental health suffers. Children need to be resilient and when they develop this ability and make wise choices it becomes part of their character. Furthermore, they need parents who help them to learn from negative experiences and who allow them a certain measure of struggle. In Resilient Kids moms and dads will learn the power and purpose of resilience and how to parent so as to make it more likely their children will utilize this character quality.

Find out more about Dr. Kathy at her website:

Find her books everywhere books are sold!

Legacy Dads is proud to be partnered with the Christian Parenting Network of podcasts. Find more resources at https://www.christianparenting.org.

Discipleship Series 2023: Beauty, Brawn, and Brains (Part 1)

In this final conversation about discipleship in the modern church, Dave and Dante have three guys on: Phil, Jeff, and Joe. These guys bring their perspectives about disciple-making on a personal level, interpersonal level, and then at a macro-level (with and through the body of Christ). This conversation spans over an hour, and this is the first half of the total conversation. Listen in as the guys start giving their perspectives on these topics and more...with the ultimate goal of helping us all "therefore go and make disciples of all nations..." as Jesus commanded to His disciples...and therefore us!

Learn more about Phil Ling here: https://thelinggroup.com

Learn more about Jeff McDaniel here: https://www.220life.com

Learn more about Joe Svoboda here: https://www.reproducible.me/

Legacy Dads is proud to be associated with the Christian Parenting Network of Podcasts. Find out more about CPN here: https://www.christianparenting.org.

"5 Minute Devotions for Teens: A Guide to God and Mental Health" with Laura Smith

The Legacy Dads are happy to welcome back author Laura Smith to discuss her new book "5 Minute Devotions for Teens: A guide to God and mental health." Her book removes the stigma on mental health and advises Christian teens what they can do when they are depressed and anxious. Scattered throughout the book are tips to help teens maintain good mental health practices such as meditation, disconnecting from social media and technology, saying affirmations, and much more.

Each day includes a Scripture verse, short devotional, and a prayer or prompt.

This 100-day devotional will help teens 13 to 17 years old:

-deal with mental health issues, depression, and/or anxiety.
-re-enter normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic.
-develop an authentic relationship with God and deepen their faith.

5-Minute Devotions for Teens is an affordable resource that can be read again and again.

You can find her new book anywhere books are sold. Learn more about Laura at her website: https://www.laurasmithauthor.com.

Legacy Dads is proud to be partnered with the Christian Parenting Network of podcasts. Find out more about CPN at https://www.christianparenting.org.