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How do we keep our kids safe online? How do we have real conversations about real issues our kids are struggling with? Join Mandy Majors (award-winning author of "TALK" and "Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World") and Kim Elerick (former radio morning host and nextTalk Director) every Monday for practical parenting stories! nextTalk is a nonprofit organization keeping kids safe by creating a culture of honest conversation in families, churches and schools. More than Cyberparenting: Conversations to Connect.

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How do we keep our kids safe online? How do we have real conversations about real issues our kids are struggling with? Join Mandy Majors (award-winning author of "TALK" and "Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World") and Kim Elerick (former radio morning host and nextTalk Director) every Monday for practical parenting stories! nextTalk is a nonprofit organization keeping kids safe by creating a culture of honest conversation in families, churches and schools. More than Cyberparenting: Conversations to Connect.

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29 Ratings
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So good!!

By stephg821 - Jan 16 2020
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I cannot say enough about how much these podcasts have helped me. You guys are so encouraging and you make me stop and think! I’ve had some great conversations with my kids since listening to you. I love how you give practical ways to implement your advice and it is always backed by scripture and Godly advice. Love you ladies and what you are doing for all of us parents out here trying to survive!😂❤️

Mom of a beautiful transgender son

By Mamabear355 - Jan 05 2020
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I listened to this hoping to find some guidance. What I found was the literal teachings of the Bible being used as evidence. That can be dangerous. Eye for an eye? Do we take that literally? While I appreciate these women talking about this, “default to love/kindness”, I have issue with saying it’s “trendy” to be trans. In my experience with my child and other transgender kids, they are not following a trend and it’s not a choice. The only choice is that they live their truth. Transgender people need love and acceptance, not pity for “choosing this” and hope they “figure it out” and live as their assigned gender. Transgender people are KILLED by those who cannot understand and believe it’s wrong. As a lifelong catholic, this podcast makes me EXTREMELY uncomfortable for what is being taught. My faith, my God does NOT judge my son. God loves my child as much as everyone else.

iTunes Ratings

29 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
1
4
0
0

So good!!

By stephg821 - Jan 16 2020
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I cannot say enough about how much these podcasts have helped me. You guys are so encouraging and you make me stop and think! I’ve had some great conversations with my kids since listening to you. I love how you give practical ways to implement your advice and it is always backed by scripture and Godly advice. Love you ladies and what you are doing for all of us parents out here trying to survive!😂❤️

Mom of a beautiful transgender son

By Mamabear355 - Jan 05 2020
Read more
I listened to this hoping to find some guidance. What I found was the literal teachings of the Bible being used as evidence. That can be dangerous. Eye for an eye? Do we take that literally? While I appreciate these women talking about this, “default to love/kindness”, I have issue with saying it’s “trendy” to be trans. In my experience with my child and other transgender kids, they are not following a trend and it’s not a choice. The only choice is that they live their truth. Transgender people need love and acceptance, not pity for “choosing this” and hope they “figure it out” and live as their assigned gender. Transgender people are KILLED by those who cannot understand and believe it’s wrong. As a lifelong catholic, this podcast makes me EXTREMELY uncomfortable for what is being taught. My faith, my God does NOT judge my son. God loves my child as much as everyone else.
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Latest release on Nov 30, 2020

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How do we keep our kids safe online? How do we have real conversations about real issues our kids are struggling with? Join Mandy Majors (award-winning author of "TALK" and "Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World") and Kim Elerick (former radio morning host and nextTalk Director) every Monday for practical parenting stories! nextTalk is a nonprofit organization keeping kids safe by creating a culture of honest conversation in families, churches and schools. More than Cyberparenting: Conversations to Connect.

Rank #1: Fear and Respect

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Are your kids afraid of you? Do they respect you? On this episode we discuss what a healthy balance of fear and respect looks like and the best place to learn how to create this balance in our homes.

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May 30 2020

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Rank #2: Snapchat

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Why do kids love Snapchat so much? Mandy and Kim discuss the great things about this cool app, but also give parents a heads-up on what to be aware of.

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Apr 21 2018

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Rank #3: Attitude and Body Changes

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How do you deal with that eye roll or sass? We know our teens are going through hormonal changes, but we can't give them a free pass. So how do we respond calmly and correct the attitude? We have some suggestions for you!

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Jan 14 2018

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Rank #4: Talking to Kids about Sex

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When kids are curious about sex and google it, they often find pornography. If we can become their source of information, we can save them from pornography! On this show, we'll share practical ways to talk to your kids about sex at different ages. We can do this parents!

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May 23 2020

26mins

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Rank #5: Transgender

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When our kids ask us about transgender, how do we respond? We'll give some conversation examples and take a look at stats, science and Bible verses to help navigate this controversial topic.

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Feb 11 2018

26mins

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Rank #6: Masturbation

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How do you talk to your kids about masturbation? Join us as we talk about some possible responses, including how to respond to wet dreams. Then, we'll wrap-up with what this conversation looks like in our marriage.

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Sep 09 2017

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Rank #7: Middle School Heads-Up

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Is your kid about to enter middle school? Then don't miss this show. We will equip you with all the "must have" conversations you need to have this summer! Good for parents of kids at any age!

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May 19 2018

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Rank #8: Sex Abuse: A Topic for Everyone w/Kim Nichols

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Statistically you or a loved one will be affected by sexual abuse. Kim Nichols, sex abuse survivor, bravely shares her story as part of this 4-part must listen to series that will educate and equip you to parent this well.

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Apr 06 2019

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Rank #9: Cyberbullying

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Today, we're talking with Maurine Molak. Her son, David, committed suicide due to cyberbullying. She is now a mom on a mission and has helped pass a new law in Texas to protect kids. We're discussing: David's story, resources available through David's Legacy Foundation, David's pledge and details about David's law.

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Sep 23 2017

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Rank #10: Out of the Nest: Part 1 w/ Kim Nichols and Holly Bristol

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How do you prepare emotionally for your teen moving out of your home? What does this season look like? For those with younger kids, what can we do now to prepare our children?

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Oct 13 2018

26mins

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Rank #11: TikTok

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Is TikTok just a fun music video app? Is it social media? Should I let my kid have it? What are the pros and cons? Join us as we detail everything you need to know about the popular app TikTok.

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Nov 16 2019

26mins

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Rank #12: Rejection

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How do we walk our kids through rejection? Not making the team, getting rejected by a peer group or always knowing when you're not invited because of social media -- we'll discuss different conversations you can have at different ages.

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Feb 17 2018

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Rank #13: Real World Prep: What My Parents Did Right w/ Mandy Majors, Kim Elerick and Hadley Bristol

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We asked 22yo Hadley, besides pointing you to Jesus and building that foundation, what did your parents do right in preparing you for the real world?

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Jul 13 2019

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Rank #14: Gift Giving

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Gift giving seems simple, but when you really look at from all angles, especially parenting, there is a lot to think about! Join Mandy and Kim as we delve into money, motivation and meaning when it comes to gift giving!

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Nov 17 2018

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Rank #15: Marriage: Mid-Life Crisis w/Charles & Kim Elerick

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"Have I done enough with my life?" "Everyone else seems more successful." "I'm just so tired." Navigating through a mid-life crisis with your spouse requires a whole new level of open communication. We share personal stories and choices that have helped keep our marriage strong.

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Jun 30 2018

26mins

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Rank #16: Envy

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It's easy to think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. And we all know social media exasperates those feelings. Join us for some practical ways to recognize and reject envy. 

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Dec 22 2019

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Rank #17: Sexuality

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How do I teach my kids to love everyone and know God's truth? We have real-life examples for you about how we're walking our own kids through these difficult conversations.

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Sep 03 2017

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Rank #18: Screen Addiction

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With the digital world, there is a new addiction we need to discuss with our kids: screen addiction. There are rehab facilities for digital detox. We need to have preventative conversations, ongoing discussions, and we must be the model!

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Oct 21 2017

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Rank #19: Sleepovers

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Will you allow them or not? With the online world and this shift in parenting, there are a lot of new things to consider! We outline all the options and ways to prepare for each of them.

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Jun 23 2018

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Rank #20: Marriage Talk: 3 Things I Like & Dislike About You w/ Matt and Mandy Majors

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Matt and Mandy talk about things that irritate them about each other and things they admire. This is a show that touches on many topics from respect to expectations to understanding each other's challenges.

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Mar 17 2018

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My Spouse and I Disagree on Christmas Traditions. Help! with Charles and Kim Elerick

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Through our polar opposite Christmas stories, we share how to come together through any  decisions you need to make when your ideas just don't align.

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Nov 30 2020

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Contentment

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We long for our hearts to be grateful and content in all circumstances. But how do we actually achieve that in a chaotic and unstable world?

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Nov 23 2020

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App Review: Among Us

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Are your kids playing the game Among Us?  Imagine the classic board game Clue, set in space, and played in under 5 minutes! It's a fun game that kids seem to love, but we share what parents need to know about this popular new app.

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Nov 16 2020

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Three Talking Points if Your Spouse is Struggling

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Everyone goes through rough seasons, but this year we've heard from so many more people asking for help with their spouse. Mandy and Kim share some very personal stories and practical ideas to help you talk with your spouse and support them when they are struggling.

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Nov 09 2020

19mins

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Love Your Neighbor

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When you disagree with someone, are you able to be respectful and kind? Whether its politics, education, religion, or the best place to get a taco, on this show we discuss  modeling for our kids how to love others despite having different beliefs. 

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Nov 02 2020

13mins

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From Chaos to Calm

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When life feels full of turmoil, how do we find the real peace and calm we are longing for? Join us for a few ideas that may bring calm to your storm.

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Oct 26 2020

16mins

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Getting Defensive

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Its so easy to get defensive! We've all felt those feelings rise up in the middle of a conversation- but we also know it shuts down communication. Join us as we discuss a plan that helps change our response and an easy idea you can share with your kids.

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Oct 19 2020

16mins

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Pornography

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Pornography has changed in 2 major ways. In this show we explain how its changed and why its so important to talk to our kids about it. 

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Oct 12 2020

17mins

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When Should My Child Get a Phone?

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There are three distinct phases that are key to prepare you and your child for a phone. Join us as we walk you through each phase and equip you with the tools you need to feel ready for this big step!

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Oct 05 2020

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Aging Out

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You set-up screen guidelines when your kids are little, but what happens as they get older and earn more freedom? They start to age out! Join us as we discuss what guidelines change and what stays the same.

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Sep 28 2020

19mins

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Boredom

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When your kids say they are bored, what's your go-to response? On this episode were sharing just a few conversation ideas that could be a game changer in the battle of boredom for you and your family.

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Sep 21 2020

16mins

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Parenting Through Pain

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Dealing with any type of pain, whether emotional or physical, is hard enough. But trying to parent in the midst of pain, is an entirely different challenge. Join us as we discuss 3 concepts that may help you in the middle of your next struggle.

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Sep 14 2020

16mins

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Online Learning: 3 Must Have Conversations

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Special guest, Assistant Principal Charles Elerick, shares the reality of online learning as well as some reminders of conversations we need to have with our kids to help them be successful. 

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Sep 07 2020

20mins

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Nudge vs. Nag

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There is a very fine line between encouraging your kids with a nudge versus nagging them into doing something. Join us as we discuss the difference and offer some practical ideas on how to stay out of the nag zone!

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Sep 03 2020

27mins

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Three Healthy Habits for your Home

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Has anyone else been feeling out of whack lately? We had to do a reset in our home, and when we did — we realized there were three healthy habits that helped us all thrive. What are they? 

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Aug 22 2020

26mins

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Body Changes and Attitude

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Your good kid will have attitude at some point. Their body is changing and hormones are raging. How will you deal with the sass, eye roll or anger outbursts? Our response will either damage or build the relationship.

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Aug 15 2020

26mins

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Teaching Your Child to Protect Their Own Heart and Mind

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We can create all the rules and boundaries for our kids, but until we teach them to protect their own hearts and minds, they will never truly be safe. Join us for some practical ways to teach your kids how to protect themselves.

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Aug 08 2020

26mins

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Owning Mistakes

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When my son got cussed out on Fortnite, I was mad. But after some conversation with my 12-year-old, I realized he had contributed to the problem too. We needed to talk about owning our mistakes so the drama didn’t escalate into a fight. 

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Aug 01 2020

26mins

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3 Things to Consider When Your Kid Wants a New App

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What do you do when your child wants a new app? Mandy and Kim offer 3 very important things to consider before saying yes.

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Jul 25 2020

26mins

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Cancel Culture

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Cancel culture is a very popular trend you need to know about. Mandy's teen daughter joins us on the show to help parents understand what it means to be canceled.

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Jul 18 2020

26mins

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iTunes Ratings

29 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
1
4
0
0

So good!!

By stephg821 - Jan 16 2020
Read more
I cannot say enough about how much these podcasts have helped me. You guys are so encouraging and you make me stop and think! I’ve had some great conversations with my kids since listening to you. I love how you give practical ways to implement your advice and it is always backed by scripture and Godly advice. Love you ladies and what you are doing for all of us parents out here trying to survive!😂❤️

Mom of a beautiful transgender son

By Mamabear355 - Jan 05 2020
Read more
I listened to this hoping to find some guidance. What I found was the literal teachings of the Bible being used as evidence. That can be dangerous. Eye for an eye? Do we take that literally? While I appreciate these women talking about this, “default to love/kindness”, I have issue with saying it’s “trendy” to be trans. In my experience with my child and other transgender kids, they are not following a trend and it’s not a choice. The only choice is that they live their truth. Transgender people need love and acceptance, not pity for “choosing this” and hope they “figure it out” and live as their assigned gender. Transgender people are KILLED by those who cannot understand and believe it’s wrong. As a lifelong catholic, this podcast makes me EXTREMELY uncomfortable for what is being taught. My faith, my God does NOT judge my son. God loves my child as much as everyone else.