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The Parent Club

Welcome to The Parent Club, where we’re navigating together the normal and not-so-normal escapades of raising humans. No matter where you are on your parenting journey, we want you to be encouraged and know that you are not alone. Our hope is that you will feel supported and encouraged as we laugh and learn together. We’re so glad you’re a part of The Parent Club community!

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S2 E9: Fatherhood and Overcoming Fatherlessness with Legin

Nigel “Legin” Anderson is a spoken word artist, preacher / speaker, and advocate in the community.  A husband and father to two children, Nigel uses his platforms to help others overcome fatherlessness and bring hope to the unseen. Listen as he talks about overcoming the absence of his father and his journey to becoming the father his children need while discovering his calling in life. Want to connect with Nigel? Head over to https://legin.tv/. You’ll find all his social media handles and email at the top of that page!  You’ll also be able to listen to his song “Wish I Knew You.” Do YOU have a question you’d like answered?  Do YOU want to be a guest on the podcast?  Do YOU have an idea for who should be a guest?  Email us at theparentclub@gracebible.church.  We want to be FOR you! Head over to our page and check out our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources

1hr 1min

19 Mar 2022

Rank #1

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S2E8: Disciplining Your Child With Melanie

In this episode, we talk with The Parent Club co-host, Melanie Lee, about a recent preschool situation with her four-year-old daughter, Marley Grace.  If you’ve never had to discipline your child or you haven’t ever had to correct behavior in your home, you should just stop listening to this because this won’t be helpful.  BUT if you want to hear ways that another parent is doing it – failing at it – trying to do better – or just trying to get through one moment at a time, listen to it.  Melanie, a former teacher and assistant principal at middle and high schools, is now the Executive Director of NextGen (aka, Family Ministry) at Grace Bible Church.  Listen as she describes the anxiety this parenting situation created within herself, how she and her husband decided to respond, and how this has impacted the way they plan to proceed with disciplining Marley Grace moving forward.  You’ll also hear how Melanie applied tips and tricks from previously taped episodes to pull together a strategy for this very moment! Do YOU have a question you’d like answered?  Do YOU want to be a guest on the podcast?  Do YOU have an idea for who should be a guest?  Email us at theparentclub@gracebible.church.  We want to be FOR you! Enjoy and check out our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources

34mins

12 Mar 2022

Rank #2

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S2 E7: Fostering with Joel and Devon

Joel and Devon Sharp are the parents of two daughters, ages 12 and 6.  Prevented from growing their family because of infertility, they felt led to love on other children through fostering.  Listen to as they tell their journey of fighting to foster, healing from infertility through fostering, and experiencing the joy of restoring others as they help families reunify.  If you thought of fostering, are fostering, or have friends who are fostering, this episode is for you because Joel and Devon walk you through the varying stages of their experiences and share some lessons learned. Do YOU have a question you’d like answered?  Do YOU want to be a guest on the podcast?  Do YOU have an idea for who should be a guest?  Email us at theparentclub@gracebible.church.  We want to be FOR you! Enjoy and checkout our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources The Sharp’s Recommendations: Reframing Foster Care: Filtering Your Foster Parenting Journey Through the Lens of the Gospel by Jason Johnson Everyone Can Do Something: A Field Guide for Strategically Rallying Your Church Around the Orphaned and Vulnerable by Jason Johnson https://www.instagram.com/fosterthefamilyblog/ https://www.instagram.com/my_story_for_his_glory/

48mins

5 Mar 2022

Rank #3

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S2 E6: Parenting A Child With Special Needs with Dana

Dana is married with three children, the youngest born with significant hearing loss.  Listen as she shares her story of walking through the process of trusting God through doctor appointments, surgeries, and establishing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for her son as he started school. If you have a friend or coworker who has a child with special needs, this episode is for you as it gives you a glimpse into how you can support them on their journey with child.  If you are a parent of a child of special needs, we believe this episode will be an encouragement for you from one special needs parent to another. If you’re a woman who lives in the Hampton Roads area, feel free to check out Dana’s Zumba Fit n’ Faith Bible Study at Grace Bible Church Thursday mornings at 10am.  She’d love to meet you! Do YOU have a question you’d like answered?  Do YOU want to be a guest on the podcast?  Do YOU have an idea for who should be a guest?  Email us at theparentclub@gracebible.church.  We want to be FOR you! Enjoy and check out our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources

1hr 2mins

26 Feb 2022

Rank #4

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S2 E5: Parenting Through Grief with Katelyn

Katelyn was over the moon when her son Lantz was born in 2016.  Little did she know that she and Lantz’s father would separate months later.  Although they maintained a healthy co-parenting relationship, life would change forever when Lantz’s father died and Katelyn became a full-time single parent, alone and without the support she desperately needed.  Listen as Katelyn shares her story of overcoming grief and addiction as she walked closer to God and reengaged with her faith.  If you are a new parent, an experienced parent, or want to be a parent, this episode is for you as Katelyn shares how to talk about death and addiction with your child while also understanding the importance of showing grace to yourself as you parent.  If you or someone you know is struggling with grief or addiction, we welcome you to look into Celebrate Recovery, a program that helps you as you struggle with hurts and habits you may be facing.  You can find out more about Celebrate Recovery at https://gracebible.church/recovery.  Enjoy and checkout our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources Katelyn’s Recommendation: Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner Do YOU have a question you’d like answered?  Do YOU want to be a guest on the podcast?  Do YOU have an idea for who should be a guest?  Email us at theparentclub@gracebible.church.  We want to be FOR you!

52mins

19 Feb 2022

Rank #5

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S2 E4: Keeping the End in Mind with Simi and Steve

Today we will hear from Simi and Steve Carlson as they share their journey of parenting their children to adulthood, keeping the end in mind.  Married for 35 years, they have four adult children along with three grandchildren.   The first ten years of their marriage involved moving regularly because of Steve's career in the military.  Far from friends and family, the church became one constant in their life—becoming the friends and family they needed as they raised their children.  Listen as they share how keeping this solid foundation center in their life—even after Steve retired from the military and Simi entered the workforce—benefitted not only their children, but also their marriage. If you are a new parent or want to be a parent, this episode is for you as they address the need for parents to keep the end in mind as your children go through growing pains as they move from childhood to the teenage years to living independently as an adult Enjoy and checkout our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources The Carlson’s Recommendations: Focus on the Family parenting books  Legacy of Prayer by Jennifer Kennedy Dean Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt  Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens by Jodie Berndt  Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children by Jodie Berndt  Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out by Jim Burns

1hr 16mins

12 Feb 2022

Rank #6

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S2 E3: Sex After Kids with Dr. Jessica McCleese

*Warning:  Parents, you may not want your kids in the room as we’re talking about sex in this episode* Did you know there are less than 200 Certified Christian Sex Therapists in the world? Dr. Jessica McCleese, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Lighthouse Counseling, is one and is talking to us about sex and sex after kids today.  Taking a broader perspective on sex, she talks about the unspoken struggles Christians face in their sex life with their spouse.  If you’ve ever wondered if different sex drives are normal, how to overcome sexual shame based on your upbringing, or how to speak to your partner about lack of satisfaction in your sex life, this episode for is FOR you! She also addresses when to use anatomically correct terms for sexual organs with your kids and how to talk to your kids about sex in age-appropriate ways. You do not want to miss out as Dr. McCleese discusses the value of keeping both a Christ-focused view of your marriage and your sex life.  You may contact her at Drjessica@befullywell.com or by going to her website http://www.befullywell.com/.  If you are looking for a Certified Christian Sex Therapist near you, you may find one at https://www.sexualwholeness.com/abcst-find-a-therapist. Enjoy and checkout our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources Dr. McCleese’s Recommendations: Torn Asunder: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair by David Carder On the Threshold of Hope Dr Diane Langberg A Celebration of Sex Dr Douglas E Rosenau The Married Guy's Guide to Great Sex by Clifford Penner Enjoy! The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women by Dr Joyce Penner The Story of Me by Dr Stan and Brenna Jones (Ages 3-5) Before I Was Born by Carolyn Nystrom (Ages 5-8) What’s the Big Deal? by Dr Stan and Brenna Jones (Ages 8-12) Facing the Facts by Dr Stan and Brenna Jones (Ages 11-16)

1hr 9mins

5 Feb 2022

Rank #7

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S2 E2: Flipping the Script with the Sanzone Family

We’re flipping the script!  Ashleigh and Eric Sanzone kicked off last season with two episodes.  Today we’ll start with the Sanzone family again, this time with their kids! Listen as their five children (ages 13 – 21) discuss their appreciation for their parent’s purposeful engagement towards them on an individual level and how this intentionality set the stage for a long-lasting relationship, one that endures after high school and into college.   If you’re a parent or soon-to-be-parent, this episode will give you the inside scoop of how setting boundaries and standing up guardrails while also giving space for individual growth will allow your children to learn how to make choices on their own.  It will also remind you that there is room for discipline, love, and grace and that you—the parent—don’t need to have it all together! Enjoy and check out our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources

1hr

29 Jan 2022

Rank #8

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Season 2 | Let’s Recap with Melanie and Matt

Welcome to The Parent Club! Before we kick off this season, we’d love to recap some of our favorite moments from Season One!  Missed the first season?  Have no fear, the episodes are standalone so you can hop in at any time. A quick intro of our podcast hosts: Melanie Lee and Matt Love. Melanie Lee is the Executive Director of NextGen (kids and students and families) at Grace Bible Church, wife to Michael, and mom to a preschool-aged daughter who loves to sing at the top of her lungs. Matt Love is a Students Director at Grace Bible Church, a husband to Jenny, and is the proud girl dad of a sweet two-year-old. Enjoy and check out our free resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources

1hr

22 Jan 2022

Rank #9

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Episode 10 | Jeff Duenke - Fatherhood

Today we will hear from Jeff Duenke, our Technical Director, as he shares his journey of adapting his parenting styles for each of his children as they grew older. Jeff met his wife Becky and, after two years of marriage, they felt ready to start their family. Twenty-seven years later, they have three sons and one daughter.  Jeff was raised to not display his emotions and was often praised for being “even-keeled”.  Listen as Jeff describes his journey of recognizing and admitting parenting mistakes, loving and raising his sons and daughter uniquely, and adapting his parenting style as he strove to teach his children to not only make healthy decisions, but also to grow knowing God’s love for them. If you are a new parent or want to be a parent, this episode is for you as Jeff addresses the unique role a father has in raising both sons and daughters as well as the importance of affirming your children in both the big and small moments. Enjoy!  Check out our FREE resources! https://gracebible.church/nextgenresources

59mins

20 Nov 2021

Rank #10