Embracing the uniqueness of each child with Jessica Hurlbut
Apr 23 • 37:28
Embracing the uniqueness of each child with Jessica Hurlbut
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Embracing the uniqueness of each child with Jessica Hurlbut

April 23, 2024 • 37:28 • Steph Thurling

In todays conversation, I'm joined by Jessica Hurlbut, who is co-host of Full Spectrum Parent, alongside her husband. Full Spectrum Parent is the only faith-based podcast focused on parenting kids on the autism spectrum and is proudly hosted on The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. Today she offers encouragement and hope in the beautiful, sometimes chaotic parenting journey.

Heres what we cover in our chat:

  • Jessica discusses the importance of recognizing and nurturing each childs unique qualities.
  • She shares how letting go of our own expectations and trusting God can transform our parenting approach.
  • We get practical advice for managing the limits and distractions mothers face while prioritizing spiritual growth.

Jessica is a podcast host, dedicated pastor, and author. She is passionate about empowering parents to embrace their childrens individual paths. Her book, Unlimited Motherhood, explores the joys and challenges of parenting with faith and flexibility.

Jessica's insights are inspiring and deeply relevant, and her message will leave you feeling a bit lighter and more hopeful.

00:00 Introduction and Family Description

01:33 Every Child is Different

05:41 The Importance of Surrender

08:30 Being is Better than Seeming

10:53 The Power of Vulnerability

14:37 Unexpected Gifts from Letting Go

22:26 Releasing Limitations and Trusting God

26:06 The Limitations Moms Face

29:31 Seeking God First

Resources mentioned:

Moms, Dads, and Grads Gift Guide

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As believing parents, we know how important it is to raise our kids with love and intentionality. We want to give our kids a full picture of God's love for them every day! But some days, it's really hard! We are stretched thin, tired, and often feel unequipped. The Christian Parenting Podcast gives parents the space and resources to set aside perfection and grow into the perfectly imperfect parents God made them to be. Join host Steph Thurling and her guests as they discuss practical tips and spiritual guidance for your parenting journey.
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About Joon Park:

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Joy and Sorrow

37:27

Rituals and Remembrance

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Embracing the Messiness of Grief

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Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jspark3000/

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About the Host

Steph Thurling

Steph Thurling is Executive Director of Christian Parenting and host of The Christian Parenting Podcast.

Steph has her master’s in youth, family, and culture from Fuller Theological Seminary and has a background in youth and children’s ministry. She is co-author of Raising Prayerful Kids, a book that shares easy, life-giving, and fun ways to teach kids to pray. She loves helping families grow closer to each other and to God through meaningful experiences and conversations. Steph is a frequent speaker at churches and mom groups and is known for her relatable stories, practical ideas, and gentle encouragement.

Steph lives in Minnesota with her husband and three amazing and hilarious kids. When she is not hanging out with her family, you can probably find her on a walk with a friend, organizing things that won’t stay organized, or somewhere cozy reading a book.

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