Simply Be with Ellen Cooper

In this episode Jonathan interviews mom, seminary graduate and entrepreneur Ellen Cooper. Ellen shares her journey from nominal Christianity to being a sold out follower of Jesus who has given her life to full-time mothering and full-time ministry and an unlikely path to a new kind of success.

Starting the Conversation about Suicide

How do we talk about suicide as parents? How do we think about the growing prevalence of tween and teen suicide in our communities? Well, let’s start with a conversation.


Lilybeth Garcia says “Learn to talk to them about nothing and they’ll talk to you about something.” Jonathan interviews Lilibeth Vilella Garcia of Tiaras Girls. Lilibeth shares her experience of having lost identity and how finding Jesus changed everything. She gives very practical tips and advice on how to help prevent suicide in our teens and tweens in our families and communities.

How’s Your Marriage

How’s your marriage? Marriage, like no other relationship, exposes your heart and demands your growth.  Whether it be control, passive aggressive tendencies or people pleasing, we all have growth edges to work through as humans and especially in our marriage relationships. Listen in as Jonathan sits down for a genuine and real conversation with Bryon and Carla Weathersbee of Legacy Family Ministries, a couple who have dedicated their lives to helping married couples and those exploring marriage.

The Coming Tsunami with Dr. Jim Denison

Jonathan sits down with Dr. Jim Denison for a conversation on what Dr. Denison calls the Coming Tsunami - the rise of post truth culture, the rise of the sexual revolution, the rise of critical theory and the rise of secular religion.


As Dr. Denison describes the earthquakes beneath the surface of our day, he suggests how we as cultural missionaries in our homes and in our communities can respond with truth and love. He helps us learn to spot the lies in our world and stay focused on being beggars helping other beggars find bread.


Dr. Denison wrote an amazing new book. The Coming Tsunami: Why Christians Are Labeled Intolerant, Irrelevant, Oppressive, and Dangerous―and How We Can Turn the Tide. This book came from his passion regarding the culture and how we as Christians can protect our faith and redeem the brokenness and darkness that is in our world right now.

Say All The Unspoken Things

Jonathan interviews dad and author John Sowers. Jonathan and Jon talk life, fatherhood, grief and leading as dads through unexpected change. John shares vulnerable thoughts and ideas from his new book Say All the Unspoken Things, in which he opens up in letter format, with urgency, sharing all the things he wants his daughters to know that are deep in his heart. John shares why writing and documenting our love and legacy can be so important for our children and our future generations.

Defend Young Minds

Pornography is toxic and not many parents are talking about it. Jonathan interviews mom, grandmother, entrepreneur and problem-solver, Kristen Jenson, Founder and CEO of Defend Young Minds on that very topic. Jonathan and Kristen have a fascinating conversation about how to teach your kids to reject pornography even as you teach yourself. Listen today and learn how to engage your mind and help your family create a simple strategy for digital self defense. This interview took place originally at the Parenting with Purpose Event hosted by



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Love God Greatly

Join Jonathan as he interviews Angela Perritt, founder and President of Love God Greatly, a women’s ministry dedicated to helping women find deep intimacy with God through scripture and community. Jonathan and Angela discuss intentional ways to engage your own heart and the heart of your children as Angela shares her journey with the Lord and into international ministry with little to “no strategy!” And Angela shares about the release of their new study, The Young Women Love God Greatly Bible.

Parenting In All Seasons

In episode 7, Jonathan sits down for an interview with dynamic mother and daughter, Esther Collins and Tammy Franklin. Esther is a singer, worship leader, great grandmother, wife to former guest Bill Collins. Tammy is a proud wife, grandmother and wife to Grammy Award winning gospel artist, producer and writer Kirk Franklin. Both women share wisdom from the heart and reflect on life and intentionality in all stages of life and mothering, including boundaries, instilling confidence, internal beauty and rest.

Building And Fighting

In episode 6, Jonathan processes some thoughts and recent learnings from his continued journey as a dad and a husband in the middle of blending a family. A journey that requires both building into relationships and fighting spiritual battles. He gives some very real and practical ways to help process emotions deep within, listen for more than just words and respond to fears appropriately. It’s a bit of a mashup as He shares from his heart in real time.