Raising Sinners

August 24, 2023

Answering Hard Questions – Sleepovers – Part 2 w Caitlin Fechner

UPDATE: Hopefully you’ve listened to part 1 of this discussion with our friend, Caitlin Fechner.  We’d highly recommend you listen to part 1 before diving in with us for part 2. 


 We surveyed parents a few months ago about where they stood with regards to allowing (or not allowing) sleepovers for their kids.  The reviews were heavy on the “no way” or “family only” but there were quite a few parents landing on “yes, they’re fun and such a great childhood memory!” And they are and were! 


In the internet age, information is coming at us at lightning speed.  So, we know more.  In real time.  What do we do with that knowledge? Should it affect our parenting?


Our friend, Caitlin Fechner, joins us for this 2-part series.  Caitlin has a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a MS in counseling from SMU.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, currently employed as a therapist with Dallas ISD.  She’s married to Michael, and they have two sons, Trey and Milo.  We had so much to talk about that we decided to devote 2 episodes to this topic.  This discussion is hard and real.  Sleepovers in the 1970s consisted mostly of junk food, music, and a game or two of “straight as a board, light as a feather!” (iykyk) ☺ 


Sleepovers in the 2020s can look a lot different.  As always, you’re the parent and will make decisions for your family that reflect your family values and parenting style.  We’re all doing the best we can most days, and that’s the truth.  Hopefully this episode will give you something to think about and consider as you make decisions for your family.  


As always, thanks for listening! We appreciate you! Lisa and Chrissie


Raising Sinners is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.  To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit http://www.ChristianParenting.org. 


Lisa Clark and Chrissie Dunham co- host Raising Sinners as well as The Wonder Podcast. Lisa is the author of the book Raising Sinners, available at Amazon and other retail outlets.  


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About Raising Sinners

It all started in 2016 with Lisa Clark’s book, “Raising Sinners,” but she knew there was more to say. The Raising Sinners podcast tackles all the topics and questions parents have about raising their kids! Lisa and her co-host Chrissie Dunham, and the occasional special guest, cover it all: sibling rivalry, dating, and social media, but also discuss raising children who don’t fit the mold and even that pesky “mama guilt.” 

While sin can be fun in the moment, it’s never funny. Lisa and Chrissie walk this line well, finding light and laughter though the difficulties of parenting, but always having pointed, relatable, and reverent discussions that focus on God’s word and what the “manual” has to say about our parenting. 

Lisa and Chrissie have been podcasting together since 2018 through their other show, The Wonder Podcast. You can connect with them on Instagram @talkwithchrissieandlisa.

About Lisa Clark and Chrissie Dunham

Friends for several decades, Lisa Clark and Chrissie Dunham have lots of laughs and giggles teaching and sharing their life experiences on the podcast they co-host, The Wonder Podcast.  It has definitely been their outlet over the past 3 years to share stories, testimonies of God’s faithfulness and provide insights into what God is teaching them during this stage of life.

Adding to that outlet, they’ve joined the Christian Parenting Podcast network recently with the debut of their newest podcast, Raising Sinners. Their backgrounds are similar, having both been raised in Christian homes, college, marriage, and birthed two daughters. Chrissie is definitely the personality of the duo as Lisa laughs at all Chrissie’s jokes and quietly waits for her to take a breath so she can add a thing or two! But the second half of life has proven to be their favorite season thus far.

Empty nesting, grandparenting, time with family and friends, has filled their cup these last few years.  But along with life’s greatest blessings, comes great sorrow, and God has shown up continually, keeping His promises as a faithful, covenant keeping God.  “He walks with us in every season and makes Himself known.”  Chrissie and Lisa speak professionally to church groups, women’s events/conferences, retreats and more.  Lisa’s niche is parenting, and she authored “Raising Sinners” several years ago to chronicle her own parenting journey with an emphasis on biblical parenting.

For more information, please go to www.chrissiedunham.org and www.lisaclarkspeaks.com.


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