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FamilyLife New Zealand Podcast

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S1E9 (part 2) - FLNZ Podcast - Married with kids - The 3 R’s on the mission of raising the next generation

Receiving, Raising, and Releasing your childrenThere are two roles in the world that are unique to you. Your role as a husband or wife and your role as a father or mother. In any other role you play, you’ll probably be replaced within months, weeks, or even days after you leave. Needless to say, your success in these roles is probably the most significant assignment of your life. One of the purposes of marriage is to “be fruitful and multiply”. Kids often result as the fruit of marriage, and kids impact your marriage in a BIG way.In this episode we discuss our 3-part assignment as parents as it relates to receiving our kids as a gift, raising them with wisdom and love, and releasing them out into the world as capable adults. Listen to Wynand, Nikki, and Steve discuss these ideas in this 2-part episode with a special clip featuring Andy Bray (former director of FamilyLife NZ and late husband of Nikki Bray).We hope you enjoy the episode!Resources:No Perfect Parents - Dave and Anne Wilson

43mins

24 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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S1E9 (part 1) - FLNZ Podcast - Married with kids - The 3 R’s on the mission of raising the next generation

Receiving, Raising, and Releasing your childrenThere are two roles in the world that are unique to you. Your role as a husband or wife and your role as a father or mother. In any other role you play, you’ll probably be replaced within months, weeks, or even days after you leave. Needless to say, your success in these roles is probably the most significant assignment of your life. One of the purposes of marriage is to “be fruitful and multiply”. Kids often result as the fruit of marriage, and kids impact your marriage in a BIG way.In this episode we discuss our 3-part assignment as parents as it relates to receiving our kids as a gift, raising them with wisdom and love, and releasing them out into the world as capable adults. Listen to Wynand, Nikki, and Steve discuss these ideas in this 2-part episode with a special clip featuring Andy Bray (former director of FamilyLife NZ and late husband of Nikki Bray).We hope you enjoy the episode!

28mins

9 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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S1 Bonus Episode - Marriage Mentoring - Neil and Sharol Josephson

You may not have the perfect marriage, but the journey you've been on together as a couple could help someone else not make the same mistakes you've made.Marriage Mentoring is an initiative by FamilyLife to equip couples who are a season ahead in marriage to come alongside a younger married couple and facilitate some of the conversations that lead to growth. These conversations can be scary to have for a couple because of their differing backgrounds, but when they know that they're not alone it gives them the courage to lean in and ultimately flourish in their relationship.Neil and Sharol Josephson are the directors of FamilyLife Canada and the champions of our Marriage Mentoring initiative. In today's episode, we interview them to learn more about what marriage mentoring is and what it's not in an attempt to also answer some of the questions you may have if you're wondering: "Is Marriage Mentoring for me?"Enjoy this episode and for more information go to familylife.nz/marriage-mentoring/

36mins

8 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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S1E8 (part 2) - How to be effective in your role as a husband or wife

For a sports team to perform at the top of their game it is important that all the players take in their positions. No one player on the team is more important than the other, but everyone has a different role to play. Together they achieve much more than they each could on their own.In marriage, each of us has a different role to play. Again, one role isn’t more important than the other, but for our marriage to thrive the way God intended it, we need to look at the roles we play as husband or wife. God created us with equal value, but assigned us different roles.In this episode, we unpack the important value of the “help-meet” as critical support in the battle formation of our marriage as well as the privilege and responsibility of being the captain of the ship. What does supporting with grace look like? What does leading by laying down your life look like?We believe exploring the roles God gave us to play in this marriage union will help us step into a space of true oneness in marriage and be a team for good.Resources:Tender Warrior - Stu Webber

31mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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S1E8 (part 1) - How to be effective in your role as a husband or wife

For a sports team to perform at the top of their game it is important that all the players take in their positions. No one player on the team is more important than the other, but everyone has a different role to play. Together they achieve much more than they each could on their own.In marriage, each of us has a different role to play. Again, one role isn’t more important than the other, but for our marriage to thrive the way God intended it, we need to look at the roles we play as husband or wife. God created us with equal value, but assigned us different roles.In this episode, we unpack the important value of the “help-meet” as critical support in the battle formation of our marriage as well as the privilege and responsibility of being the captain of the ship. What does supporting with grace look like? What does leading by laying down your life look like?We believe exploring the roles God gave us to play in this marriage union will help us step into a space of true oneness in marriage and be a team for good.Resources:Tender Warrior - Stu Webber

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8 Jun 2021

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S1 Bonus Episode: Yvonne Godfrey - Effective Parenting (part 2)

We all know that parenting adds a whole new level of complexity, challenge and demands on our marriage. This second part with Yvonne Godfrey wraps up the strategies and tools we can use to enhance our parenting and make it more effective for better relationships.Yvonne is the founder of the MIOMO programme and passionate about helping young people transition into adulthood. She also works with parents to help them raise responsible adults and in our conversation today she shares a few tips that will help breathe life and healthy family rhythms back into your home.

24mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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S1 Bonus Episode: Yvonne Godfrey - Effective Parenting (part 1)

We all know that parenting adds a whole new level of complexity, challenge and demands on our marriage. That is why I’m excited about our guest in the studio today Yvonne Godfrey.Yvonne is the founder of the MIOMO programme and passionate about helping young people transition into adulthood. She also works with parents to help them raise responsible adults and in our conversation today she shares a few tips that will help breathe life and healthy family rhythms back into your home.

27mins

1 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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S1E7 (part 2) - Sex In Marriage

Part 2 of the much anticipated two-episode discussion: Sex In Marriage - is here to wrap up the month of romance! This topic can be a major challenge for couples simply because it's not something people feel comfortable talking about, yet the health of your sex life in marriage plays a vital role in the strength of your connection as a couple.

29mins

21 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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S1E7 (part 1) - Sex In Marriage

The much anticipated episode is here just in time for Valentine's day - Sex In Marriage! This topic can be a major challenge for couples simply because it's not something people feel comfortable talking about, yet the health of your sex life in marriage plays a vital role in the strength of your connection as a couple.

27mins

11 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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S1E6 - Handling Conflict

Conflict is common to all marriages. Choosing to deal well with conflict will make all the difference in our relationship. Conflict is an opportunity for us to grow together. In today's show we unpack 2 models of dealing with conflict; GRIPE and GROW

43mins

1 Nov 2020

Rank #10