Raising Sinners

September 07, 2023

PARENTING AWAY FROM PERFORMANCE W CHRIS SASSER (Learning how to lead our kids, without crushing them)

Chris Sasser joins us today.  We’ve had Chris on before and he’s extremely wise and helpful in discussing real life topics, like performance and how to parent against the mentality of EVERYTIHNG IS A PERFORMANCE! We’re our kids’ parents, not their agents. ☺ 


Chris is the pastor of family ministries at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, NC and author of the book, “Bags.”  (If you haven’t read this book…read it!) 


There is a ton of pressure in a child’s life to perform in the classroom, on the field and at home.  Chris shares 3 practical thoughts for parents to consider in parenting them to know their identity is in Jesus Christ and not in what they do.


“We must redefine what success looks like in our family.” 


He encourages parents to view the Ted xTalk, “Change the Game Project” by John O’Sullivan.  


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 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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