In This Together with Dr. Josh + Christi

By Joshua Straub

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Becoming Families who Live, Love, and Lead Well

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#62: How to Budget, Think About and Teach Your Kids About Money with Chris Brown
47:32
Money is one of the single biggest reasons for divorce today. If we don’t have vision for our money, it will own us. Chris Brown, host of Life, Money, and Hope and a Ramsey Personality, joins us this week to talk about two primary topics: A.) How and why to budget from a Biblical perspective.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/20/62-chrisbrown/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 20, 2018
#61: Lessons I Learned About Being a Dad, From My Dad
43:23
With Father’s Day approaching, we want to honor dads. In particular, we share stories from our own dads. In this episode, I (Josh) share about what I’ve learned about being a dad, from my dad. He went to be with Jesus in November, 2016, but his legacy lives on in our family. Christi also shares... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/13/61-lessons-learned-dad-dad/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 13, 2018
#60: Your Questions: Sibling Rivalry, Understanding a Child’s Emotions, and Tough Conversations with Family
46:50
Your questions have been so good! We love hearing from each of you. This episode covers more questions related to parenting. In this week’s episode we discuss: How kids handle emotions New ways to think about your child’s overwhelming emotions The difference between a temper tantrum and an act of disobedience Sibling rivalry How to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/06/60-questions-parenting-young-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 06, 2018
#59: My Child’s First Phone–What Parents Need to Know with Michael Kong
1:11:21
When should I get my child her first phone? Once I get that first phone, how should I set it up? What limits should I set on it? Is my child’s phone different than the one I buy? We get so many questions from parents about what to do, and what not to do, when... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/30/59-childs-first-phone-parents-need-know-michael-kong/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 30, 2018
#58: Gold Nuggets from a Military Marriage with Chaplain Matthew and Corie Weathers
54:44
In 2015, Corie Weathers was named Military Spouse of the Year. That was in large part because of how her husband, Chaplain Matthew Weathers, nominated and championed her. But as we all know, championing your spouse is much easier when you feel championed. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we wanted to honor and learn... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/23/58/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 23, 2018
#57: Christine Caine–Living on a Faith Adventure as a Family
49:53
When you hear the phrase, “faith adventure,” what comes to mind? Excitement. Risk. Trust. Memories. Miracles. Or does the rational, natural side of your brain kick in? “But we are in survival mode.” “Maybe when the kids are out of the house.” “I’m too afraid.” We ourselves have said everyone of these. In this episode,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/16/57-christine-caine/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 16, 2018
#56: Grandparenting–Navigating the Role with Your Adult Kids
44:56
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes that sweet, lovely, and wonderful baby carriage. Then comes our in-laws telling us how to parent. Then comes our parents spoiling our kids. Okay, so that may sound a bit dramatic. At least we hope so for your sake. Truthfully, we loved seeing our parents become grandparents.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/09/56-grandparenting-navigating-role-adult-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 09, 2018
#55: Single Parenting with Nicole C. Mullen
42:03
If parenting is difficult, single parenting is all the more unyielding and lonely. In this episode, we learn from someone walking the road of single parenting. Even more, she gives us insights into her own ministry to single moms in her church community. Nicole C. Mullen, a two time Grammy nominated recording artist and Female... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/02/55-single-parenting-nicole-c-mullen/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 02, 2018
#54: Your Questions: Parenting Teenagers, Managing Technology, and Raising Teens to Be Self-Motivated
42:38
Welcome to our third Q & A episode! As always, we’re grateful for the opportunity to journey with you. Thank you for submitting your questions. In this episode, we address questions specifically related to parenting teenagers, dealing with respect, the reasons for increasing anxiety and depression in teens, and managing technology in the home. Here’s... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/25/54-questions-parenting-teenagers-managing-technology-raising-teens-self-motivated/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 25, 2018
#53: Dr. John Townsend: How to Not Raise Entitled Kids
39:05
Entitlement, according to Dr. John Townsend, is “a belief that I am exempt from responsibility and that I am owed special treatment.” Unfortunately, you don’t have to look too far today to find entitled kids–and adults! As Dr. Townsend states, “This isn’t a generational problem; it’s a human problem.” In this episode, Dr. Townsend helps... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/18/53-dr-john-townsend-not-raise-entitled-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 18, 2018
#52: Mom Set Free: A Special Release with Jeannie Cunnion
56:03
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to do something special for moms, so I (Christi) decided to host an online Bible study! The study is called Mom Set Free by our friend Jeannie Cunnion, it begins May 17, and it’s good news for moms who are tired of trying to be good... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/16/52-mom-set-free-special-release-jeannie-cunnion/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 16, 2018
#51: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well
46:59
Does parenting sometimes feel complicated to you? You can’t even leave the hospital before having to make a decision on whether or not you’re going to immunize your child. Think about some of the other choices we have to make as parents in the twenty-first century. ~  “Is it okay that our baby sleep in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/11/51-emotional-safety-key-raising-kids-live-love-lead-well/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 11, 2018
#50: 10 Great Dates with David + Claudia Arp
51:53
In the spirit of interviewing people who influence us personally, this episode features marriage mentors of our own, David and Claudia Arp. Married for 55 years, their insights on marriage have influenced the types of conversations we have in our marriage today. In this episode, David and Claudia share the secrets that have kept them... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/04/50-10-great-dates-david-claudia-arp/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 04, 2018
#49: Your Questions: Marriage, Sex, and Not Being on the Same Page with Your Spouse
41:21
Welcome to our second Q & A episode! Thank you for submitting your questions. In this episode, we address questions specifically related to marriage, sex, and what to do when you and your spouse are not on the same page. Here’s a review of the questions we discuss in this episode: How can I stop... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/28/49-questions-marriage-sex-not-page-spouse/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 28, 2018
#48: Making Easter and the Resurrection Real to Our Kids
35:44
The resurrection of Jesus changed everything. But how do we help our kids understand the resurrection in a concrete way? How can we communicate to our kids the power that Christ has in our life? Don’t get us wrong, we love chocolate and Easter eggs, but how can we make sure Easter isn’t just another holiday... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/21/48-making-easter-resurrection-real-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 21, 2018
#47: Screaming Data–How to Hear Your Kid’s Passions and Strengths By Observing Their Actions with Frank Tate
58:49
If you love stories that lead to practical truths, this episode is for you! Frank Tate is one of Josh’s closest friends on the planet. Even more, his insights as a dad have revolutionized the way we parent our kids. Growing up as a foster kid, Frank came to know “invisible Jesus” as his dad.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/14/47-screaming-data-frank-tate/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 14, 2018
#46: Parenting Girls with Purpose & Intentionality with Jonathan + Wynter Pitts
46:31
Jonathan and Wynter Pitts have four beautiful girls. At one point, three of them were in diapers at the same time. As you can imagine, Wynter was overwhelmed. But in the middle of the exhaustion and discontentment, she found purpose and contentment. During this time, the Lord revealed to her a need he wanted her... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/06/46-parenting-girls-purpose-intentionality-jonathan-wynter-pitts/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 07, 2018
#45: Your Questions: Parenting Young Children
40:16
This is our first Q & A episode! Thank you for submitting your questions. In this episode, we address questions specifically related to parenting young children. Here’s a review of the questions we discuss in this episode: What are good, practical survival tips for our marriage? How do I hit the reset button after blowing... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/28/45-your-questions-parenting-young-children/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 28, 2018
#44: Jamie + Aaron Ivey: Shame, Vulnerability, and Identity in Christ
1:01:54
Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour podcast was Christi’s gateway drug into the podcastosphere. So you can imagine what a joy it was to have Jamie, and her husband Aaron, join us on our podcast. We love these two human souls because they embody healthy authenticity. Jamie’s new book is called If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/21/44-jamie-aaron-ivey/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 21, 2018
#43: 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Forgiveness in Your Marriage
45:29
Why is it that our natural tendency is to become hard and insensitive toward the person we love the most? Rather than being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry (James 1:19), we’re quick to defend ourselves, quick to cast blame, and slow to understand—a recipe that keeps us enslaved to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/14/43-5-ways-create-culture-forgiveness-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 14, 2018
#42: Losing Patience, Feeling Inadequate, Discipline, and Not Enough Time: Parenting Struggles 1-5
54:35
We asked families in our 22:6 Parenting audience this one question: What’s your #1 struggle as a parent? We had over 700 responses. Last week we covered struggles 6-10. In part 2, we talk about the top 5 struggles of today’s parents. We also offer some practical insights on how we can overcome these struggles.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/07/42-losing-patience-feeling-inadequate-discipline-not-enough-time-parenting-struggles-1-5/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 07, 2018
#41: Single Parenting, Technology, Independent Kids, Communication and Respect: Parenting Struggles 6-10
52:04
Welcome to season 3! Last month, we asked families in our 22:6 Parenting audience this one question: What’s your #1 struggle as a parent? We had over 700 responses. Trust us when we say, you’re not alone. In the first two episodes of season 3 we talk about the top 10 struggles of today’s parents.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/01/31/41-single-parenting-technology-independent-kids-communication-respect-parenting-struggles-6-10/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jan 31, 2018
#40: 7 Ways to Prioritize Your Family in the New Year
48:04
Welcome to our 40th episode! What an incredible and fun year it’s been for the podcast. Having not yet been at this a year, we have learned a lot from each of you. Thank you for becoming a part of our family and making this journey so enjoyable. We thought it would be fitting to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/12/13/40-7-ways-to-prioritize-your-family-in-the-new-year/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 13, 2017
#39: Overcommitment in Marriage – Dealing with the Stress of Always Saying Yes
30:08
When is the last time you and your spouse argued about being too busy? Or maybe you didn’t argue. Perhaps the busyness meant you just passed one another by, like ships in the night. That’s how overcommitment usually begins in our home. It’s not until we feel the stress of trying to manage it all... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/12/06/39-overcommitment-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 06, 2017
#38: Christmas Hot Topics–Entitlement, Gift-Giving, Santa Claus, and Traditions
46:42
There is nothing we want more than to experience the joy of Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas can leave our time feeling pressed and our wallets stressed. In addition, the holiday also brings along with it some baggage, especially when it comes to our children and the traditions we hold dear. In this episode, we go behind... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/29/38-christmas-hot-topics-entitlement-gift-giving-santa-claus-traditions/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 29, 2017
#37: Blended Families, Step-Parenting, Widowhood, and Holiday Step-Stress with Ron Deal
53:22
Over one-third of Americans live in, or are a part of, a blended family. So many questions abound for stepparents. Fortunately, in this week’s episode, our dear friend and expert on blended families, Ron Deal, answers many of these questions. Ron serves as Director of Family Life Blended and is the author of The Smart... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/22/37-ron-deal/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 22, 2017
#36: Proactive Ways to Enjoy the Holidays
40:51
Cooler weather. Peppermint mochas. Hallmark movies. The holidays. For many, it’s wonderful. For others, this time of year can be quite chaotic. The pressure of figuring out what to buy. Making travel arrangements. Deciding which family members to spend the holidays with. We try—emphasis on “try”—to talk about the upcoming holidays ahead of time. We... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/18/36-proactive-ways-enjoy-holidays/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 19, 2017
#35: Candace Cameron Bure–Staying Stylish: Cultivating Confidence in Your Family, Style, and Attitude
49:14
Do you sometimes feel like you live in a fishbowl? Especially as a parent of young kids, your every move feeling scrutinized by glaring eyes in the grocery store. Or your teenager’s every post on social media a reflection of how you parent? For many of us, the peanut gallery just adds insult to injury.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/08/35-candace-cameron-bure/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 08, 2017
#34: Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent
51:06
Nobody can really prepare us for the chaos, unpredictability, and self-imposed guilt that accompany becoming a parent. Well-intentioned people may try to prepare you for the sleepless nights, colic, and grocery store tantrums, but let’s be honest, you can’t really be prepared until you encounter them. Instead, it was something subtler, yet much deeper, that... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/01/34-taking-care-parent/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 01, 2017
#33 Championing Your Child’s Love for Learning with Mr. Stuart Tutler
45:40
Education is one of the most challenging topics for many parents. Do we homeschool our kids? Is it okay to send them to public school? Or should we invest in private school? What about a parent’s role in their child’s education? How much responsibility should we shoulder versus the school itself? These are questions we... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/25/33-mr-stuart-tutler/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 25, 2017
#32: Working as a Team in the Trenches of Early Parenthood with Christy + Nathan Nockels
47:21
For parents in the trenches of the early years, this interview is for you. The heart of our conversation with Christy and Nathan Nockels is the story behind their new lullaby album. The reason we were drawn to the story is because we have played Scripture lullabies in our children’s bedrooms from the time they were... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/18/32-christy-nathan-nockels/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 18, 2017
#31: The Core Social Milestones of Boys and Girls with David Thomas & Sissy Goff
51:43
Our affectionally labeled “resident child therapists,” David Thomas and Sissy Goff are back on the podcast! In season 1, David and Sissy joined us to talk about the emotional milestones of boys and girls. Now that school is in full session, we talk with them about social milestones. Respectively, Sissy eloquently describes how girls can... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/11/31-david-thomas-sissy-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 11, 2017
#30: The Lies Our Screens Tell Us
37:14
We want to ask an honest question: Are you the master of your screen, or is your screen the master of you? Nobody doubts the pervasiveness of screens in our culture today, especially among kids and teens. But when was the last time you stopped and truly asked yourself, “What, about my screen, do I... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/04/30-the-lies-our-screens-tell-us/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 04, 2017
#29: The Beautiful Things We Miss with Matthew West
51:23
Our guest this week is singer and songwriter, Matthew West. Matthew just released a brand new album called “All In.” When we heard about Matthew’s heart behind the album, we knew we had to interview him. Most noteworthy, our conversation centers around a song on the album called, “The Beautiful Things We Miss.” If you... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/27/29-matthew-west-beautiful-things-miss/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 27, 2017
#28: Mom Set Free: Find Relief From the Pressure to Get it All Right with Jeannie Cunnion
48:04
Don’t let the title of this episode fool you. Yes, Jeannie Cunnion’s message is helping moms find relief from the pressure to get it all right (i.e. be perfect). But this conversation is for all parents. If you need to experience the grace and gentleness of Jesus today as a mom or dad, this episode... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/20/28-jeannie-cunnion/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 21, 2017
#27: The Enneagram and Marriage with Ian Morgan Cron
50:57
Our guest this week is Ian Morgan Cron. We invited him on the podcast because nothing has been as significant as the Enneagram in taking our marriage to the next level. What is the Enneagram? Personally, we have been busting at the seams to introduce you to it. But nobody can explain the Enneagram the way Ian... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/13/27-ian-morgan-cron/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 13, 2017
#26: Teaching Our Kids to be Human
36:30
Have you given thought to what it means to be human? Think about what makes you–and your kids–truly come alive. Perhaps not surprisingly, those moments rarely happen on a screen. This summer we challenged ourselves to embrace more of what it means to be human. We took our kids camping. Gave away items to those... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/06/26-teaching-kids-human/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 06, 2017
#25: The Power of Guarding Your Time–and the Hearts of Those You Love with Rodney + Selma Wilson
39:11
Do you struggle finding time for those you love most? Does busyness tend to disconnect you from the heart of your spouse? In this episode, we affectionately adopt new “podcast parents,” Rodney + Selma Wilson. They join us to explain the secret behind how they can still look at one another like teenagers in love,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/30/25-rodney-selma-wilson/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 30, 2017
#24: Louie + Shelley Giglio–Fighting Goliath and Championing Your Spouse
45:07
If you listen to the podcast, you know every conversation we have is centered on being a generation of families who live, love, and lead well. This week’s guests, Louie and Shelley Giglio, epitomize this vision. Louie is pastor of Passion City Church and founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/23/24-louie-shelley-giglio/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 23, 2017
#23: An Open Conversation for Moms: What Your Husband Really Needs
29:29
Today’s episode is a continuation of last week’s conversation for Dads. This week, however, we talk to Moms. But that doesn’t leave husbands off the hook. Guys, it’s imperative you join the conversation. Without your input, it’s hard for your wife to know what motivates you to pursue her. To reemphasize, our conversation in this... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/16/open-conversation-moms-husband-really-needs/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 16, 2017
#22: An Open Conversation for Dads: What Your Wife Really Needs
31:24
Today’s episode is a conversation for Dads. Okay, so wives will appreciate it too. Peaking behind our own picture frame, we begin with a story about how we began to emotionally disconnect in our marriage after our kids entered the world (i.e. invaded our home). Don’t get us wrong, we love our children dearly. But... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/09/22-open-conversation-dads-wife-really-needs/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 09, 2017
#21: Lisa Harper–Adoption, Single Parenting, and Living Happy!
40:44
Welcome to Season 2–with a new name and look. Part of the vision of In This Together with Dr. Josh + Christi is to be a podcast where we interview guests to discover how their stories can give us insight on becoming families who live, love, and lead well. Today’s guest is the epitome of what... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/02/21-lisa-harper/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 03, 2017
#20: Raising Kids to Reach Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones with Sissy Goff + David Thomas
26:12
Our guests this week are two of our favorite people. We believe they will fast become two of your favorite people as well. Licensed counselors Sissy Goff and David Thomas serve at Daystar Counseling in Nashville. Along with Daystar’s founder, Melissa Trevethan, they host a website of helpful resources for parents called Raising Boys and Girls.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/06/21/20-david-thomas-sissy-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 21, 2017
#19: A Pediatrician’s Take on Today’s Kids, and Every Child’s Hero–Their Dad with Dr. Meg Meeker
39:35
Our guest is best-selling author, pediatrician, mother, and grandmother Dr. Meg Meeker. Even more, she is a mentor and dear friend to us. This is a super fun episode! One I personally love because she hones in on what Christi is doing wrong in our marriage. Seriously, the advice on marriage is epic for both husbands... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/06/12/episode-19-megmeekermd/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 12, 2017
#18: Lessons We Can All Learn From Military Families with Wes + Wanda Crawford
32:00
We all have a lot to learn from the sacrifice of those who serve in the military. In this episode, we learn from a couple, married more than 30 years, who served active duty. But even more, Wes Crawford, a military analyst, and his wife Wanda, a social worker for Special Operations continue to serve in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/24/18-wes-wanda-crawford/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 24, 2017
#17: When Your Kids Are Anxious: 3 Ways You Can Help
26:30
Anxiety in kids is increasing in epidemic proportions, particularly in the past three years. Not only that, anxiety has a trickle down effect on kids. In fact, one research study shows that—only behind love and affection—that a parent’s ability to manage their own stress is the second most effective parenting strategy for getting the outcomes we desire most in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/17/17-kids-anxious-3-ways-can-help/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 17, 2017
#16: Bob + Maria Goff–Finding What Your Family Needs in a World Telling You What You Want
43:11
Our guests this week are none other than Bob and sweet Maria Goff. One word defines these two: LOVE. Get a pen and paper. Prepare to laugh. And especially ready yourself to learn super fun and creative ways to instill love in your own home. If there’s anyone we want to be like one day... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/10/16-bob-maria-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 10, 2017
#15: Raising Kids Who Love God + Serve Others: An Introduction to TwentyTwoSix
27:26
So often we feel alone as parents. But we aren’t supposed to do it alone. Raising kids who love God and love others doesn’t have to be filled with shame. We don’t have to fear that we’re somehow messing them up. In this episode, we break down Proverbs 22:6, and how we can raise our... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/03/15-raising-kids-love-god-serve-others-introduction-twentytwosix/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 03, 2017
#14: How to Speak to Your Kids and Win Their Heart
27:38
We all want to win our children’s hearts. Even more, we want them to give their hearts to Jesus. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to get our kids to make the right decisions. However, there is one primary posture we can take as parents that increases the chances of influencing their hearts–and having them call... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/26/14-speak-kids-win-heart/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 26, 2017
#13: Perfectionism, Presence + Raising Kids to be Human with Gabe + Rebekah Lyons
39:29
Our guests this week are Gabe (Q Ideas) and Rebekah Lyons (You are Free). They talk openly about how they prioritize being present with their three beautiful children. From battling perfectionism and how she discovered her calling, Rebekah talks about her journey.  Today, the dance parties she has with her kids in the kitchen represent her freedom. But not... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/19/13-gabe-rebekah-lyons/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 19, 2017
#12: 5 Everyday Ways to Build Intimacy with Your Spouse
30:50
If your marriage is anything like ours, you probably fall out of “like” with your spouse. The trouble in today’s culture is that we too easily confuse “like” with “love.” But the difference is quite distinct. Like is a feeling. Love is a choice. In this episode, we talk transparently about very practical ways we build... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/12/12-5-everyday-ways-build-intimacy-spouse/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 12, 2017
#11: Matt + Lauren Chandler–The Joy of Being Messy and Inconsistent
40:52
Our guests this week are Matt Chandler, lead pastor of the Village Church, and his wife, singer and songwriter, Lauren Chandler. These two are the real deal. We talked transparently about being parents, raising pastor’s kids, and what it looks like to be “all there” when we’re with our children. We also asked them what they do... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/05/11-matt-lauren-chandler/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 05, 2017
#10: 8 Ways We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot When We Discipline Our Kids
29:44
Mister Rogers said it best, “I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.” But let’s be honest, the “everyday process” can feel awfully long. Our kids scream in ways that could peel paint off a wall—that’s assuming they haven’t already used markers to turn the wall into an... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/29/10-8-ways-shoot-foot-discipline-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 29, 2017
#9: How 15 Minutes Can Change Your Marriage
29:41
Have you and your spouse ever felt like you might be “missing” one another? Like there’s something deeper going on between the two of you, yet you just can’t put your finger on it? Then, all of a sudden–and often out of nowhere–it rears its ugly head. Research shows the most effective and balanced leaders are... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/22/9-15-minutes-can-change-marriage-podcast/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 22, 2017
#8: Overcoming Obstacles in a Young Marriage with Ryan + McKenzi Keiser
30:56
As a safety for the Penn State football team, Ryan Keiser married his high school sweetheart, McKenzi, who was also playing soccer at Eastern University. As college students, young and in love, little did they know they would have to embrace the “in sickness” part of their wedding vows so soon. On October 23rd, 2014, Ryan was injured... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/15/8-ryan-mckenzi-keiser/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 15, 2017
#7: 7 Ways to Protect Our Children from Sexual Abuse
27:22
I recently spoke at the same conference as, and later became good friends with, a representative from the National Organization of Victim’s Assistance (NOVA). The mission of NOVA is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime or crisis. They work quite frequently on behalf of abuse victims. One evening, my friend and I were carpooling... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/08/protecting-kids-from-sexual-abuse-podcast/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 08, 2017
#6: How a Family of Six Does Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways with Russell + Sarah Glass
29:03
Our podcast guests this week are Russell and Sarah Glass. Business owners with four young children–ages 2, 4, 6, and 8–they share their adventure, a move from California to Tennessee, to open a restaurant. The catch? They were never in the restaurant business until this move. Instead, they’re in the relationship business. Before the move,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/01/6-russell-sarah-glass/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 01, 2017
#5: How Secondhand Screen Time Can Harm our Kids: What Parents Need to Know
29:33
Have your children asked you to put your phone down, trying to get your attention? Ours have. Our relationship with our screens—not unlike the secondhand smoke elicited by a smoker—may be impacting our children more deeply than we realize. One such study describes it as “distracted parental attention,” and how it is impacting our kids’ cognitive development,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/22/secondhand-screen-time-podcast/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 22, 2017
#4: How One Married Couple Finds Joy in Leading a Nonprofit Ministry, Together with Matthew + Bethany Williams
31:32
Our podcast guests this week are Matthew and Bethany Williams. Not only are they married, together they lead Exile International, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower children of war to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care. In this episode we go behind the scenes of the Williams’ marriage... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/15/matthew-and-bethany-williams/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 15, 2017
#3: Addressing the Elephant (uh um, iPhone) in Your Marriage
27:05
Do screens come between you and your spouse? Are you cuddling with your phone in bed more than one another? We answered yes to these. So, we decided to take some very practical steps to make sure the phone did not get in the way of our affection for one another. In this episode, we talk... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/08/3-addressing-elephant-uh-um-iphone-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 08, 2017
#2: How Working Parents Can Balance Ministry, Marriage & Parenthood with Eric + Kaye Geiger
30:23
Our first podcast guests are Eric and Kaye Geiger. Why? Because they’re awesome! Eric is vice president of LifeWay Christian Resources and pastor, and his wife, Kaye, is a full-time school teacher. This podcast episode goes behind the scenes of two working parents in ministry. Eric and Kaye are candid about how they stay closely connected in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/01/eric-and-kaye-geiger/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 01, 2017
#1: Meet Josh + Christi: The Heart Behind the Podcast
24:21
Welcome! In our first episode, we introduce our heart behind it. We also tell the backstory behind why our passion is raising kids who live, love, and lead well–and having marriages we’d wish on our children. Christi also threw out a fun little game in the episode that helps you get to know us a little... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/01/meet-josh-christi-heart-behind-podcast-episode-1/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 01, 2017
2 Minute Podcast Sneak Peak
1:55
Here’s our 2-minute sneak peak! Click here to subscribe today!  We would love for you to comment below with thoughts, ideas and questions you have for future episodes. Here’s an introduction and sneak peak of our upcoming first season! Click here to find the list of episodes.
Jan 05, 2016