From the moment our children are born we are overcome with great love and joy. And, at that same moment, fear begins to creep in for their safety, well-being, and their future. The older they get, the more our fears can get out of control as they want more freedoms. In this week’s podcast, Bethany shares how we face our fears to let them fly.
Learning to set priorities and boundaries as a teen can be a challenge when they want to be involved in eve-ry-thing! Yet, doing too much can lead to stress, moodiness, and exhaustion. In this week's podcast Bethany shares the importance of helping your kids navigate their schedule and bring the best of who they are to their commitments.
It can be a challenge to be the same exceptional people that we model at work, on the job, as we are at home. As soon as we walk through the door at home, why is it a challenge to actively listen, to be present, to be gracious; when we can do it so well with our boss and co-workers? In this week's podcast, Bethany shares her struggles with being the same exceptional person behind closed doors; its time to be exceptional in those same skills and qualities at home!
We are naturally forward thinkers; looking to the future for the next significant accomplishment and milestone. Whether with our careers, family life, finances, or personal dreams and goals, remaining present to the process we are in can be difficult, and at times, feel totally restrictive. Yet, it is in the process, the pathway of our journey, that prepares us for our future. In this week's podcast, listen as Bethany shares the importance of staying present and stopping to smell the roses along the way.
For the love, being a parent is not an easy job! Yet, if you can survive the challenge, it is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever be given to. There are days you want to duct tape them to the wall and ground them until they are 30. But then those moments are followed by laughter until your cheeks hurt, dancing silly in the kitchen, bear hugs, sloppy kisses, and 'I love you's' until your heart hurts. And you wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Listen as Bethany shares tips on surviving parenting.
I never thought that I would have to face the loss of a baby; a miscarriage. You have friends and family go through the loss, but never think it will be you. You hear their stories and don't know what to say as they grieve and share their heartbreak. You sit awkwardly quiet, hoping they... Continue Reading →
Sometimes the most difficult thing about being a parent is having to enforce consequences and discipline. I remember as a kid my parents stating, "This hurts me more than it does you," and I was thinking, "Yeah right, whatever, I'm the one sitting in my room right now!" But the reality of those very words... Continue Reading →
It's crazy to me how much one's identity is affected by the revelation of being a son and daughter of God through the spirit of adoption. That simple, yet deep revelation affects how we make decisions; relate to friends/family; pursue our dreams/passions; our motives; our perceptions of others and what we believe are people's perceptions... Continue Reading →