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The Intentional Parents Podcast

Do you long to be intentional about raising your kids to be passionate Jesus followers? Do you wish for a thriving marriage? A thriving life? Each week Phil and Diane Comer, along with Brook and Elizabeth Mosser, bring biblical hope and practical help in the how of life, marriage, and parenting. We invite you to join the conversation!

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Wide spread divorce,  partial attention, and the ruthless elimination of hurry (Interview with John Mark Comer)

Today Brook interviews family member and author John Mark Comer who recently released his book “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry”. This was such a fun conversation to capture and you don’t want to miss it! We cover so many great topics including social handicaps, people having less sex than ever before, a digital rule of life, parenting your phone, to will the good of the other no matter what it costs you, attention and compassionate listening, partial attention, interruption management, generational sin, sabbath, and more! Enjoy, listen, and share!Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give Books mentioned in today’s episode:The Ruthless Elimination of Hurryhttps://www.amazon.com/Ruthless-Elimination-Hurry-Emotionally-Spiritually/dp/0525653090/ref=sr_1_2?crid=11TBPZT6RARXL&keywords=the+ruthless+elimination+of+hurry&qid=1574805019&sprefix=The+ruth%2Caps%2C196&sr=8-2 Tech Wise Familyhttps://www.amazon.com/Tech-Wise-Family-Everyday-Putting-Technology/dp/0801018668/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3EC9B3K7XIJ5I&keywords=tech+wise+family+andy+crouch&qid=1574805046&sprefix=Tech+Wis%2Caps%2C394&sr=8-1

1hr 9mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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How to discipline your child without harm, patterns that prevent freedom, and empowered to be who you really are. The BOX: part 1

How can we discipline our children without causing harm? This week is part 1 of a 4 episode series on an amazing tool called “The Box”. This is hands down one of the most helpful tools in creating a safe place for your child to grow and thrive and become who God intended them to be. In this episode we talk about the bottom or foundation of “The Box” being, Jesus. We talk through what it looks like practically to make Jesus the center of your life, home, and parenting. We want to paint a compelling picture of who Jesus is to our children. Lots of practical ideas to implement in this episode has well as deep insight on how to instill a heart for Jesus in your child at any age. Hope you enjoy! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book here: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Website: intentionalparents.org

34mins

29 May 2019

Rank #2

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In-laws, conflict, and marriage to a difficult man

DON’T MISS THIS EPISODE! This week Brook, Elizabeth, Phil, and Diane talk about the challenges between in-laws and the relationship between you, your parents, and your children. They also cast a grand vision for what it might look like for you and your spouse to be the matriarch and patriarch of generations of passionate Jesus followers. This episode includes tears (lots of them), honesty, and real family conflict resolution strategies…as well, what it looks like to be an intentional grandparent. Enjoy! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Buy Here! Website: http://intentionalparents.org

57mins

22 May 2019

Rank #3

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Sinful anger, strategic disappointment, and to spank or not to spank? The BOX: part 2

Anger is like a headache it’s letting you know something else is wrong. This week is part 2 of a 4 episode series on an amazing tool called “The Box”. This is hands down one of the most helpful tools in creating a safe place for your child to grow and thrive and become who God intended them to be. In this episode, we talk about the side of “The Box” being, discipline. We talk through the five different tools of discipline and how they can be applied in everyday ways. We also touch on the tricky and important topic of spanking and if this is a tool you should use. Lots of practical ideas to implement in this episode. Hope you enjoy! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book here: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Website: intentionalparents.org

44mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Bonus Episode 3: What to do when you are not enough? (Interview with Elizabeth and Diane)

Today Elizabeth and Diane go deep into motherhood and have a candid conversation around the blessings, challenges, and pains of motherhood. They also walk through the whole picture of motherhood not just one stage and the dynamic and myth around the proverbs 31 woman. What is over-doing it vs under-doing it? Dropping “amazing” from our vocabulary and so much more! Enjoy! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give

48mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Marriage, warrior mode, and sex: Interview with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs of Love and Respect

DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE! Today we have a special guest on the show, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of the best selling book “Love and Respect”. This episode is FULL of incredible marriage wisdom and help for having a Jesus centered marriage. We cover what love and respect is, how it works in your marriage, and what that means for your family for generations. Also we touch on the topic of sexual intimacy in marriage, rules of engagement when you find yourself in an argument, and the grand picture of living life well. We hope this is a gift and please share it if it helps!   Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book here: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Books mentioned in today’s episode: Love & Respect Website: intentionalparents.org

47mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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The power of sexual intimacy, being friendly, the attention economy, and better together

This week is all about marriage and it is raw and honest. Things we are learning, things we wished we had done, and what being married for 40 plus years can look like in the most delightful way! We also talk through the sad reality of so many who start out so strong and then divorce. We cover how to safe your guard your marriage, how to not give into the attention economy, the importance of being friendly, and the power of sexual intimacy. Some new science about “the love hormones” and how important it is to talk about sex. This week is all about having an intentional marriage. Enjoy! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://amzn.to/32BI4QZ Website: intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give

46mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Bonus Episode 1: Blessing and cursing, the frustration formula, and 4 things you will need to stay close as a family

Merry Christmas! Intentional Parents wanted to release a few special Christmas episodes for you to enjoy this holiday season. In this episode we cover lessons learned about how to have a close family and four practical, biblical ways to stay in unity and love as a family. We also walk through something to handle your anger and fear called the frustration formula. It is incredibly helpful!Enjoy and Merry Christmas! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give Books mentioned in today’s episode: Sacred Firehttps://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Fire-Vision-Christian-Maturity/dp/080413944X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=sacred+fire+by+ronald+rolheiser&qid=1575425341&sprefix=sacred+fire&sr=8-1

54mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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18 hugs a day, the fatherless generation and speaking identity over your children. The BOX: part 4

Affirmation! Affection! Fun! This week is part 4 of a 4 episode series on an amazing tool called “The Box”. This is hands down one of the most helpful tools in creating a safe place for your child to grow and thrive and become who God intended them to be. In this episode we talk about the top of “The Box” being, Affirmation, Affection and Fun. We talk through the importance of  being a parent and person who learns the language of affirmation and how to give your kids this gift. We cover how to affirm, show proper affection, and to never leave out fun. We will also give you a secret to using the “Box” in the most effective way. Leave us a comment if you are loving the content and we pray this blesses you where you are at today! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book here: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Website: intentionalparents.org

39mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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The weak-willed, parents lying to you, & 5 indispensable principles

Don’t miss this weeks episode! We cover 5 essential principles of how to navigate kids when they pushback, are dishonest, and just seem to not care. We talk about the dynamic of a strong willed vs weak willed child and how teach your kids to govern their own will, well. We touch on the concept of delayed obedience is disobedience, teaching your kids to work hard, and much more! Listen all the way through to hear all 5 principles. Hope you enjoy! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://amzn.to/32BI4QZ Website: intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give

59mins

9 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Manic tension, leaving a legacy, and sibling rivalry

How do we love God with passion and love people on purpose? How do we pass that down to our children? How do we biblically resolve conflict in our marriage and in our homes? This week we do a deep dive into these questions and the topic of sibling rivalry. We talk through generational vision & leaving a legacy that blesses current and future generations. The conversation around something that our family stumbled upon called “Camp-Comer”. The 4 “A’s” of  conflict resolution and how to teach your children to do the same. Enjoy! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://amzn.to/32BI4QZ Website: intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give

46mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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Bonus Episode 2: Success, unhealthy striving, and embracing the unique season God has you in

Today Brook and Phil talk about what success defined by Jesus looks like. What does it look like to be a successful parent? How do you actually become the type of person who is successful in Gods economy? We cover some topics like, remaining in communion with Jesus throughout each day, embracing the unique season God has you in, resisting specific temptations of the evil one, trusting and relaxing in Jesus and more! We hope you enjoy this episode! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give Books mentioned in today’s episode: Prayerhttps://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Finding-Hearts-True-Home/dp/0060628464/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28XM4IATC4G2D&keywords=prayer+richard+foster&qid=1576009267&sprefix=Prayer+rich%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1

49mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Nutrition, business vs hurry and is the problem really the problem? The BOX: part 3

Order in our parenting is easily overlooked and an unused gift we can give to our kids. Whether you have a “messy mind” or are naturally ordered, there is a take away for everyone in this episode. This week is part 3 of a 4 episode series on an amazing tool called “The Box”. This is hands down one of the most helpful tools in creating a safe place for your child to grow and thrive and become who God intended them to be. In this episode we talk about the side of “The Box” being, order. We talk through the importance of order and how to set your kids and family up for success. We cover nutrition, family rhythms, important routines, and the difference between business and hurry. Leave us a comment if you are loving the content and we pray this blesses you where you are at today! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book here: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Website: intentionalparents.org Books mentioned in todays episode: The Tech-Wise Family

37mins

12 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Homosexuality, Gender, & Faith  (Interview with Preston Sprinkle)

Today’s episode is full of content so open you note app and start typing! We had the privilege recently of sitting down with Dr. Preston Sprinkle. Preston is a professor, speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland (2007), and he's been a professor of theology at Cedarville University (OH), has taught at Nottingham University (England), and Eternity Bible College (CA and ID). Preston is currently a full-time author, speaker, and teacher. He loves to bridge the gap between the ivory tower and the pew by writing on controversial topics in an accessible and engaging way.In this episode we cover the gauntlet of the current climate around the topics of homosexuality, gender, and non-binary conforming peoples. We cover how to respond if your child says “I am gay”? What does that Bible say? How should we treat people in the LGBTQ community? What is the issue behind the issue? How does social media effect this sensitive topic? We also cover the importance of having a tribe of people (not just parents) that pour into your child’s development and life and how our identity in Christ is foundational to this topic. We hope you are enriched and equipped from this conversation. Enjoy! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.org Support: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give Blog: https://www.intentionalparents.org/blog Books Mentioned todayAll of Preston’s bookshttps://www.prestonsprinkle.com/books The Tech Wise Familyhttps://www.amazon.com/Tech-Wise-Family-Everyday-Putting-Technology/dp/0801018668/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2GYDGKA6RI9YK&keywords=andy+crouch+tech+wise+family&qid=1582675870&sprefix=Andy+crouch%2Caps%2C576&sr=8-3 PodcastTheology in the Rawhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/theology-in-the-raw/id1018952191 Preston’s Websiteshttps://www.prestonsprinkle.com The center for Faith, Sexuality and Genderhttps://centerforfaith.com

56mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Sibling rivalry, father wounds, and the respect effect: Interview with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs of Love and Respect

DO NOT MISS THIS EPISODE! Today we have a special guest on the show, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of the best selling book “Love and Respect”. In this episode Brook and Elizabeth interview Dr. Emerson Eggerichs on the topic of Mother’s learning the language of respect for their sons and covering the rich concepts and content of Dr. Emersons book, Mother and Son: The Respective Effect This is also the last episode in our first season of the podcast which we have been BLOWN away by your involvement and response!  Thank you for following along and sharing this with friends and family. Check out our social media and website for update on our next season which is coming soon!    Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents @brook_mosser @Emosser @philmcomer @dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book here: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers Books mentioned in today’s episode: Love & Respect Mother and Son: The Respective Effect Website: intentionalparents.org

46mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #15

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Raising an Original, Capacity, and flexible intentionality (interview with Julie Lyles Carr)

Today is a fun experiment! We team up the Julie Lyles Carr and The Modern Motherhood Podcast for a fun dual interview! We will be launching this episode on both podcasts in hopes to introduce you to Julie and all her greatness. Head over to The Modern Motherhood Podcast for more great content. We will also be at the same event in January 24th-25th 2020 in Austin Texas called The Intentional Family Conference. To get tickets and find out more info head to http://intentionalfamilyconference.com Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.org Support: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give The Modern Motherhood Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/modern-motherhood-podcast-julie-lyles-carr-allmomdoes/id1072957734 Raising an Originalhttps://www.amazon.com/Raising-Original-Parenting-According-Temperament/dp/0310345898/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3MUIX3NR1S7LS&keywords=raising+an+original&qid=1574104155&sprefix=Raising+an+original%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-1

40mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Earning the right to be heard, micro moments, & sowing into your limitations

Attention moms! In this episode Elizabeth and Diane take a deep dive into the details of motherhood. A candid conversation about the very real struggle of motherhood, some of the most exciting moments, and some of the deepest valleys experienced in motherhood. This is episode is full of hope and practical wisdom. Enjoy! Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://amzn.to/32BI4QZ Website: intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give

46mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Education

Today we are covering the topic of education. We talk through the 4 things you will need to make the best decision for each of YOUR specific kids. We cover knowing your why, not overprotecting, whats your goal, and more. This episode is packed with practical wisdom and filters to help you and your family make the best choice when it comes to education. Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/giveBlog: https://www.intentionalparents.org/blog Books Mentioned today For the Children’s Sakehttps://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Sake-Foundations-Education-School/dp/1433506955/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=For+the+children’s+sake&qid=1582064596&sr=8-1 <https://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Sake-Foundations-Education-School/dp/1433506955/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=For+the+children%E2%80%99s+sake&qid=1582064596&sr=8-1>

1hr 3mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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The Primal Path (Interview with Jon Tyson)

Get ready for today’s podcast! Wow do we have a fun interview for you. We recently interviewed Jon Tyson who is a Pastor and Church planter in New York City. He has also recently developed an amazing tool called The Primal Path. We walk through the historical fact that up until this point in time most societies have had a recognizable pathway into man hood and currently most modern cultures do not. How does that fact effect our young men? What path should our sons be on to become men of consequence? How do we as fathers become intentional fathers? The Primal Path helps overwhelmed but determined fathers raise sons of consequence and the Primal Path has 4 main parts, Preparation, Initiation, Formation, and Recognition. Fathers you especially do not want to miss this episode. Enjoy! Follow us on instagram: @intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Passionate-Jesus-Followers-Intentional/dp/0310347777 Website: http://intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/giveBlog: https://www.intentionalparents.org/blog Primal Pathhttps://www.primalpath.co Church of the City New Yorkhttps://church.nyc Jon’s BooksThe Burden is lighthttps://www.amazon.com/Burden-Light-Liberating-Tyranny-Performance/dp/0735290679/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2U6SM6AW0SMHB&keywords=jon+tyson+books&qid=1584476803&sprefix=jon+tyson+%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-1 Beautiful Resistance (Release July 2020)https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Resistance-Conviction-Culture-Compromise/dp/0735290695/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2U6SM6AW0SMHB&keywords=jon+tyson+books&qid=1584476803&sprefix=jon+tyson+%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-2 A Creative Minorityhttps://www.amazon.com/Creative-Minority-Influencing-Redemptive-Participation/dp/0692821236/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2U6SM6AW0SMHB&keywords=jon+tyson+books&qid=1584476803&sprefix=jon+tyson+%2Caps%2C216&sr=8-3

59mins

18 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Tragedy, the most beautiful women in the world, and  children with special needs: The Story of Birdie James

Today’s episode is full of tears and raw honesty.  Brook and Elizabeth share the story of their third child Birdie James and lessons being learned from raising a child with special needs. The team covers grieving honestly, acceptance, how to be grandparent that supports a grandchild with special needs, and more! What do you do when your world falls apart through suffering and tragedy? What does the Bible say about bad things that happen even when we are doing most things right? This episode answers these questions and goes deep into the world of children with special needs. We pray this is helpful in your journey as you raise passionate Jesus followers. Follow us on instagram:@intentional_parents@brook_mosser@Emosser@philmcomer@dianewcomer Grab a copy of our book: Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (Now available in audiobook!)https://amzn.to/32BI4QZ Website: intentionalparents.orgSupport: https://www.intentionalparents.org/give

1hr 9mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #20