Finding joy in every season of motherhood with Jenna Griffith
Jul 9 • 34:31
Finding joy in every season of motherhood with Jenna Griffith
Episode:

Finding joy in every season of motherhood with Jenna Griffith

July 9, 2024 • 34:31 • Steph Thurling

I am so excited for you to join me today as I sit down with one of the newer podcast hosts from the Christian Parenting Podcast Network, Jenna Griffith. Today she shares her journey as a mom and offers insights on finding joy in every season of motherhood.

Jenna is the host of The Joy Filled Podcast and a dedicated mom who brings a soothing and uplifting presence to her listeners. She focuses on helping moms find joy daily and encourages them to lean on God for strength and happiness. Jennas approach is all about celebrating the beauty of motherhood, no matter the season.

Heres what youll hear in todays episode:

  • Jenna emphasizes the importance of relying on God as the source of joy and encourages us to put blinders on to focus on the good in our lives.
  • Practical tips on documenting and celebrating all the joyful moments, because there are so many to cherish!
  • Jenna addresses the lies and pressures that moms face, especially through social media, and reminds us that every season of motherhood is valuable and important.

Jennas wisdom is sure to fill you with hope and encouragement.

2:52 The importance of finding joy in every season of motherhood

9:01 Starting The Joy Filled Podcast and encouraging moms

14:50 cultural pressures and lies in motherhood

31:58 conclusion and where to connect with Jenna Griffith

Connect with Jenna

Listen to The Joy Filled Podcast

Website

Instagram 

Resources Mentioned

Get your 2024-2025 prayer journal, A Life of Faith

Little Habits, Big Faith

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Podcast:

The Christian Parenting Podcast

With Steph Thurling
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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Jul 23 • 32:39
Anxiety in parenting with Sissy Goff-the "best of" Christian Parenting

We are doing something we havent done on the podcast yet: we are featuring a best of episode! I think about this interview with Sissy Goff regularly in my parenting and so it is worth playing again!

 

Sissy has been counseling kids for over 30 years. She has written multiple books about anxiety in kids and now she has a book about anxiety in parents. The Worry Free Parent is a resource I cannot recommend enough. You guys, parenting has always been hard, but Sissy will tell you parents have never been so stressed out and anxious.

 

So today we are talking about why parents are so stressed out, different ways our anxiety shows up in our parenting and how we can respond to that anxiety. We get real practical here, so listen for some ways you can help your kids grow more resilient, how you can calm yourself down, and some of the best ways to find a good counselor.

Dont miss her amazing wisdom around the 14 minute mark! Her advice has been a game changer for me!

Connect with Sissy

Website:

https://www.raisingboysandgirls.com/

The Worry Free Parent book

Instagram:

@sissygoff @raisingboysandgirls

Links mentioned:

American Association of Christian Counselors

Daystar Counseling

Get your 2024-2025 prayer journal, A Life of Faith

03:39

The Pressure and Anxiety of Parenting Today

08:43

The Impact of Parenting Styles on Children's Anxiety

12:14

The Importance of Allowing Kids to Struggle and Develop Resilience

18:29

Trying Softer: Being Gentle with Ourselves as Parents

21:34

Practical Strategies for Managing Parental Anxiety

25:47

Seeking Help: The Role of Counseling in Parental Anxiety

29:04

Encouragement for Parents

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Jul 16 • 38:33
Getting kids excited about the Bible with Amanda Jass

Even though were in the middle of summer, I cant help but think about the upcoming school year. I am really wanting to get my kids new Bibles this year (something they can grow with) and  todays conversation fits perfectly with this train of thought. Im joined by my real-life friend Amanda Jass, who was the editor on the Go Bible, a brand-new NLT Bible just for kids from Tyndale. Amanda is passionate about making the Bible accessible and engaging for children and her insights on parenting and faith are both practical and encouraging.

Heres what youll learn in todays episode:

  • Amanda shares her personal story of how God transformed her life and how it changed her approach to parenting.
  • Tips and strategies to get your kids excited about diving into their Bibles.
  • The importance of demonstrating a strong faith and teaching Gods unconditional love to our children.
  • How to encourage your kids to ask questions and explore their own faith.

Join us for a conversation that will leave you feeling inspired and equipped to help your children grow in their faith. Amandas story and advice are sure to spark excitement about the Bible in your home.

Grab Amandas advent book and other resources here

Or connect with her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/amandakjass

Get your kids a copy of the Go Bible https://www.tyndale.com/sites/gobible/

Resources mentioned

Get your 2024-2025 prayer journal, A Life of Faith

02:57 Modeling Faith and Unconditional Love

09:00 The Importance of Spending Time with God

14:00 The Go Bible: Focusing on Transformation

24:41 Teaching the Bible: Engaging Children in God's Word

30:05 Simplifying the Journey: Keeping Faith Simple for Children

The Christian Parenting Podcast is part of The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. As a donor funded ministry, we rely on generous supporters like you to keep this show going. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a gift today. Join the Christian Parenting Legacy Builders community

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Jul 9 • 34:31
Finding joy in every season of motherhood with Jenna Griffith

I am so excited for you to join me today as I sit down with one of the newer podcast hosts from the Christian Parenting Podcast Network, Jenna Griffith. Today she shares her journey as a mom and offers insights on finding joy in every season of motherhood.

Jenna is the host of The Joy Filled Podcast and a dedicated mom who brings a soothing and uplifting presence to her listeners. She focuses on helping moms find joy daily and encourages them to lean on God for strength and happiness. Jennas approach is all about celebrating the beauty of motherhood, no matter the season.

Heres what youll hear in todays episode:

  • Jenna emphasizes the importance of relying on God as the source of joy and encourages us to put blinders on to focus on the good in our lives.
  • Practical tips on documenting and celebrating all the joyful moments, because there are so many to cherish!
  • Jenna addresses the lies and pressures that moms face, especially through social media, and reminds us that every season of motherhood is valuable and important.

Jennas wisdom is sure to fill you with hope and encouragement.

2:52 The importance of finding joy in every season of motherhood

9:01 Starting The Joy Filled Podcast and encouraging moms

14:50 cultural pressures and lies in motherhood

31:58 conclusion and where to connect with Jenna Griffith

Connect with Jenna

Listen to The Joy Filled Podcast

Website

Instagram 

Resources Mentioned

Get your 2024-2025 prayer journal, A Life of Faith

Little Habits, Big Faith

The Christian Parenting Podcast is part of The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. As a donor funded ministry, we rely on generous supporters like you to keep this show going. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a gift today. Join the Christian Parenting Legacy Builders community

Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jul 2 • 40:07
Parenting with faith and humor with Leeann Dearing and Michelle Fortin

Todays episode is so fun and uplifting! Im joined by comedians Leeann Dearing and Michelle Fortin of Top Knot Comedy. I've been a fan of theirs for a long time, and I highly recommend you follow them on social mediathey are an absolute delight!

Heres what youll hear in todays episode:

  • Leeann and Michelle share their path into the comedy world and the unique challenges of combining faith and humor.
  • The importance of laughter during life's tough seasons and how it has been a vital tool in their own journeys, especially through experiences of loss.
  • Insights on maintaining strong friendships, setting up touchpoints, and how being good friends has helped them work together successfully.
  • How comedy has served as a source of healing and bonding for both Leeann and Michelle.

About Leeann Dearing and Michelle Forton:

Leeann Dearing and Michelle Forton are the hilarious duo behind Top Knot Comedy. They are not just comedians, but also strong advocates for integrating faith into every aspect of life, including comedy. Their ability to find humor in everyday situations and share it with others has made them beloved figures in the comedy world. I know their stories will leave you feeling lighter and more connected.

00:00-Introduction and Welcoming the Guests

03:16-One Thing Every Parent Should Know

06:14-How Leann and Michelle Got Into Comedy

11:23-Balancing Faith and Comedy

21:53-Loss and Grief

25:21-Using Comedy as a Tool for Healing

29:42-The Power of Friendship

34:37-Maintaining Long-Term Friendships

39:06-Humor and Connection

44:15-Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Connect with Michelle & Leeann on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/topknotcomedy/

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Jun 25 • 30:07
Integrating faith in your kids sports with Andy Dooley

I am so glad you're joining me today! I am excited for you to meet my guest, Andy Dooley. Andy is not only an author and a fitness coach, but he's also a passionate advocate for integrating faith into every aspect of our lives, especially sports. His latest devotional, Lead with Faith, Play with Purpose, is designed to inspire athletes of all ages to blend their love for sports with their faith.

Heres what youll hear in todays episode:

  • It is important to have engaging and relatable faith resources for our families, especially for young athletes.
  • Andy shares practical tips on being present and intentional in our parenting and sports activities.
  • How to navigate the world of sports with our families while keeping our faith at the center.

About Andy Dooley:

Andy Dooley is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders as a leader and pastor. He is happily married to Tiffany, and together they have four children. Andy was named the 2016 Face of Reebok One, which allowed him to expand his platform of helping people understand and implement a holistic approach to spirituality and health. 

Andys approach is both inspiring and practical, making faith a natural part of family and sports life. Join us for this conversation and discover how you can lead with faith and play with purpose in your family's sports activities. 

Time Stamps:

00:00-Introduction and Getting to Know Andy Dooley

03:45-The Importance of Grace and Faith in Parenting

11:32-The Role of Faith in Youth Sports

22:14-Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities in Youth Sports

25:49-The Power of Mentorship in Sports and Faith

28:00-Conclusion and How to Connect with Andy Dooley

Connect with Andy:

Grab Andys New Book here

Or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andyldooley/?hl=en

The Christian Parenting Podcast is part of The Christian Parenting Podcast Network. As a donor funded ministry, we rely on generous supporters like you to keep this show going. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider giving a gift today. Join the Christian Parenting Legacy Builders community

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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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