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Between Parents

This podcast is a dialog about challenges and opportunities parents face as they raise kids, enjoy marriage, and live a purpose-filled life. These honest conversations give parents fodder so they can talk to each other, be encouraged, and recognize they aren't raising kids alone.
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Mar 28, 2017

Anger is an unavoidable and universal emotion. As parents we have to model and teach our kids what to do with this emotion. In this episode Billy and Joy talk about three areas to consider as we walk this challenging path; how to express, how to cope, and how to resolve anger.

This episode has plenty to think about AND discuss with others.  In fact...

Talk about these two buckets:

#1 - Personal accountability - How well do you manage your anger? Would people say you have a "temper"? Does your family feel safe with you? Who can hold you accountable for your anger?

#2 - Which area do you need to "shore up" with your kids - Express - Cope - or Resolve?

Also remember…

We have a new Facebook page! If you like the page you’ll receive more consistent updates and be able to share episodes with others. Connect with us @BetweenParentsPodcast

Also - Please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show. Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Mar 21, 2017

While there are times and places for saying, “Because I said so,” the phrase doesn’t make a compelling communication strategy. In this episode Billy and Joy discuss why ditching this phrase is so important to your long-term parenting goals. Take a listen!

Related(ish) Links:

Do you know “Mike Brady moments”?? Watch a fun video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LYO1LMVmO4

Talk about this:

  1. What is your current communication stage – obedience or communication?
  2. How easily do you drift into the “because I said so” mentality?
  3. What’s stopping you from having deeper conversations with your kids?

Also remember…

We have a new Facebook page! If you like the page you’ll receive more consistent updates and be able to share episodes with others. Connect with us @BetweenParentsPodcast

Also - Please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show. Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Mar 14, 2017

In today’s episode Billy & Joy review 10 helpful principles for people with newborns. For those of you driving, walking, or otherwise unable to note these ideas, here a quick recap!

  1. CAREFULLY SELECT YOUR MENTORS
  1. AVOID COMPARISON
  1. DON’T BE A HERO (or say yes when people offer to help.)

      4. MANAGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS

      5. LOSE YOUR PRIDE

      6. PRIORITIES FOUNDATIONAL THINGS

          Job #1 – Eating & Sleeping

          Job #2 – Rest & Community

     7. BE A TEAM

     8. GET OUTSIDE

     9. LIGHTEN UP

    10. EMBRACE THE CHANGE & BE KIND

Also remember…

Even if you don’t have newborns, share this episode with those who do. Also - please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

Mar 7, 2017

Sometimes marriages flounder and fail because little weeds grow into big weeds; small problems become huge problems. In this episode Billy and Joy talk about five often-overlooked threats to marriage and adjustments we can make to mitigate those threats. Take a quick listen and remember to talk to your community about these questions!

Talk about this:

  • How have your expectations lead to tensions in your marriage?
  • In what areas of your marriage are you most likely to think “me first?”
  • If you could spend a season with a counselor, what area of your life would benefit from the attention? What is stopping you from seeing someone?
  • Does your spouse feel as if they are first in your life?
  • What bad habits of yours have impacted your marriage?

Also remember…

Please leave us a review on iTunes. This is SUPER helpful in helping others find our show.

Along with iTunes, Overcast, and Stitcher, Between Parents is now on TuneIn (the fun way to listen if you are using Amazon’s Alexa). You can chat back with us on Twitter @between_parents or on Instagram @betweenparents

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