Now That We're A Family

By Elisha and Katie Voetberg

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 Mar 18, 2022

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Culture has reduced the modern family to a joke -- informing parents they are only capable of shuttling their children from expert to expert who experiment with untested agendas. Katie and Elisha lean on their experience growing up in large families of 10 and 11 kids, to encourage parents to take back control, stop listening to popular relationship advice, and embrace their God-given role as their children's primary authority.

Episode Date
268: Raising A Family To Do Hard Things From A Navy Seal's Perspective // Bill Rapier
Feb 29, 2024
267: Not Attracted To My Wife After Weight Gain (What Can I Do?)
Feb 27, 2024
266: From Worship Pastor To National Business Powerhouse // Ben & Corley Spell
Feb 22, 2024
265: Books We've Read Our Children For Their Moral and Mental Development
Feb 20, 2024
264: Chronically ill Spouses, Making A Home On The Road, Being A Pastor's Wife // Dale & Veronica Partridge
Feb 15, 2024
263: The Problem With Coffee Shops, Gyms, Parks and Libraries
Feb 13, 2024
262: Raising A Supersized Family In The City // Dr. Erik & Molly Lilja
Feb 08, 2024
261: Should Christians . . .Spank? Watch The Halftime Show? Wear Makeup?
Feb 06, 2024
260: Would We Be Happy If Our Child Was Gay?
Feb 01, 2024
259: Changing Our Minds About Youth Sports
Jan 30, 2024
258: How To Still Be Husband and Wife After Becoming “Mom and Dad.”
Jan 25, 2024
257: Legalism, Open Door Policies, and The Last Days
Jan 23, 2024
256: Miscarriage, Purity Culture, & Ministering Online with Jordan and Milena Ciciotti from As For Me and My House
Jan 18, 2024
255: Social Skills All Children Should Learn
Jan 16, 2024
254: How We Do Family Bible Time & Worship
Jan 11, 2024
253: Digital Heroin: Screens Are Damaging Our Children's Brains | Dr. Nicholas Kardaras
Jan 09, 2024
252: Debt, Jealous Spouses, Rough-Housing Boys, and Pushing Our Kids
Jan 04, 2024
251: BIG CHANGES IN 2024
Jan 02, 2024
250: Chores, Allowances, How To Teach Kids About Money
Dec 21, 2023
249: Planning for 2024 As A Couple // Dream Board Breakdown
Dec 20, 2023
248: Chaperoning vs. Freedom as Parents of Young Couples
Dec 19, 2023
247: Q4 Books We've Read | Dr. Kardaras, Douglas Wilson, Charlotte Mason, Hal Elrod
Dec 14, 2023
246: VeggieTales Is Dangerous
Dec 13, 2023
245: When "Mom-Guilt" Is Healthy
Dec 12, 2023
244: Wars, Famine, Inflation? How To Deal with Devastating World Events
Dec 07, 2023
243: When In-Laws Don't Respect Your Boundaries
Dec 06, 2023
242: Homeschooling With 5 Kids: An Update
Dec 05, 2023
241: College Regrets, Showing Our Kids Online, When Your Husband Plays Video Games
Nov 30, 2023
240: Should Christians Boycott Disney? Snow White and the Seven Deal Breakers
Nov 28, 2023
239: MOM OF 10 TALKS RAISING BOYS (from toddler to teen!) with M is for Mama
Nov 21, 2023
238: The Problem With Friendsgiving
Nov 16, 2023
237: Losing the Baby Weight After 5 Kids // Intermittent Fasting While Breastfeeding
Nov 14, 2023
236: What Liberals Get Right About Homeschooling
Nov 09, 2023
235: Family Movies Worth Watching With Your Kids
Nov 07, 2023
234: Teaching Your Kids About Hell And God's Judgment
Oct 31, 2023
233: Lies, Myths, & Misconceptions in Christian Parenting
Oct 24, 2023
232: Struggles In Intimacy, Resenting Spouses Debt, Homeschool On The Road // Aaron and Jen Smith
Oct 17, 2023
231: Q&A: Enneagram, Bible Translations, Postpartum Intimacy, Nap Transitions . . .
Oct 10, 2023
230: Homeschool Curriculums, Systems For House Keeping, Interview With Lyndsey Mimnagh
Oct 03, 2023
229: Honoring Our Parents As Adult Children // Victim Mindset, Unbelieving Parents, Boundaries
Sep 26, 2023
228: Seven Reversal Babies, Living On A Budget, and Unbelieving Parents with Scott LaPierre
Sep 19, 2023
227: Real Food, Homeschooling, and Homesteading With @Jill.Winger
Sep 12, 2023
226: Sinning Spouses, Big Dreams, and Least Favorite Thing About Parenthood // Q&A
Sep 05, 2023
225: Time Management, Motherhood, Hospitality // Interview with Megan Fox
Aug 29, 2023
224: Video Games, Multi-Generational Business, Seasons Of Doubt, Interview With Chuck Black
Aug 22, 2023
223: Managing Energy With Littles, A Father's Role In Discipline, Marriage Q&A with Chad and Jenise Johnson
Aug 15, 2023
222: Fifth Baby Home Birth Story // Natural Labor & Delivery
Aug 10, 2023
221: Why We Changed Our Mind About Joining A Church
Aug 08, 2023
220: What All Men Need // Interview With Eric Conn
Aug 01, 2023
219: Q&A: Dancing, Extended Family & Boundaries, Setting up a Budget
Jul 25, 2023
218: Our Different Experiences Growing Up In A Family Of 11 Kids: Pregnancy, Postpartum, Motherhood
Jul 18, 2023
217: Are We Raising Our Daughter To Be A Career Woman Or A Housewife?
Jul 11, 2023
216: Helping Your Children Engage with Their Faith; Talking about the LGBT Movement w/ Dr. Sean McDowell
Jul 04, 2023
215: How We Maintain, Grow, and Create Friendships As Parents of Young Children
Jun 27, 2023
214: NO dishwasher, Baby #8 Update, and Staying Motivated When Depleted with Lisa from @FarmhouseonBoone
Jun 20, 2023
213: Why Gentle Parenting Is Unbiblical
Jun 13, 2023
212: Exposing Our Kids To Evil, Celibacy, Parenting Teens, with Skyler Kressin
Jun 06, 2023
211: Q&A: Circumcision, Skipping Sabbath, Sibling Room Sharing
May 30, 2023
210: Should Parents Respect Their Children? Parenting Girls and Boys Differently: Interview with Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
May 23, 2023
209: Controversial Christian Leaders Who Have Influenced Us // The Pearls, Vision Forum, Bill Gothard, Beth Moore, Mark Driscoll
May 16, 2023
208: finally talking about this . . .modesty
May 09, 2023
207: Home births, Genetics, Body Image and Seed Oils with Dr. Matt Angove
May 02, 2023
206: Q&A: Christian Romance Novels, Low Sex Drive, Past Relationships & "It Takes a Village"
Apr 25, 2023
205: Succeeding In Family and Business, Living Off Grid With Young Adults with Peter van Stralen from Epic Family Road Trip
Apr 18, 2023
204: Battling Discontentment in Parenting // Practical Ways to Thrive as a SAHM
Apr 11, 2023
203: Technology and Teens // Biblical Parenting with Jodi Mockabee of The Whole & Healthy Family
Apr 04, 2023
202: Baby #5 Gender Reveal // Pregnancy And Postpartum Q&A
Mar 28, 2023
201: Equipping Our Kids To Defend Their Faith And Engage With Deconstructionism with Alisa Childers
Mar 21, 2023
200: Highlights and Lowlights From 200 Episodes
Mar 14, 2023
199: What Our Parents Taught Us About Sex and What We're Teaching Our Kids
Mar 07, 2023
198: Q&A: Modesty, Tattoos, Baptism, Bed-Wetting, & Influencer Families
Feb 28, 2023
197: Harry Potter, Netflix, and Christian Media with Author and Screenwriter, N.D. Wilson
Feb 21, 2023
196: When Your Spouse Doesn't Share The Same Values
Feb 14, 2023
195: Things Parents Of Multiple Children Overlook
Feb 07, 2023
194: Journey to Hope through Infertility and Repeated Loss // With Alex from Growing Goodings
Jan 31, 2023
193: First Trimester Baby #5 Q&A // Pregnancy After Miscarriage
Jan 24, 2023
192: Finding Time To Workout, Make Home Remedies, and Manage A Home With Purely Parsons
Jan 17, 2023
191: Masculine Role Models: Should Christians Listen To Joe Rogan?
Jan 10, 2023
190: 2022 Didn't Go As Planned // What We're Changing in 2023 // Elisha's Dream Board
Jan 03, 2023
189: Leading Your Family // Reading The Bible For The First Time // Interview With Father Of 10, Joe Voetberg
Dec 20, 2022
188: Hormones, Sinful Nature, and Vices We Are Trying to Overcome
Dec 13, 2022
187: Courting Vs Dating // What We Would Do Different
Dec 06, 2022
186: Running Our Family Like A Business
Nov 29, 2022
185: Things We've Changed Our Minds On: Birth-Control, Alcohol, Eschatology . . .
Nov 22, 2022
184: Mother of 9, Angie Tolpin on Raising Countercultural Kids and Courageous Parenting
Nov 15, 2022
183: Starting A Christian School // Building A Life Your Children Want To Continue // Interview With Father of 9, Joe Stout
Nov 08, 2022
182: Homesteading and Homeschooling with a Working Mother of 7 // Interview With Lisa From Farmhouse On Boone
Nov 01, 2022
181: Asking Katie My Favorite Questions
Oct 25, 2022
180: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
Oct 18, 2022
179: Setting Boundaries With In-laws And Family
Oct 11, 2022
178: Q&A // Talking Sex and Gender With Our Kids, Tyrannical Husbands, How to Start Taking A Sabbath
Oct 04, 2022
177: Why Moralism Won't Save You
Sep 27, 2022
176: Drained and Not Filling Each Other's Needs
Sep 20, 2022
175: Running A Business With Your Spouse Q&A with Doug and Hayley Johnson
Sep 13, 2022
174: Why We Don't Read Marriage Books Or Do Marriage Devotionals Together
Sep 06, 2022
173: Homeschool Mother Of 10 Graduates // 30 Years Of Experience // Interview With Lisa Voetberg
Aug 30, 2022
172: Miscarriage At Ten Weeks // Baby Number Five
Aug 23, 2022
171: When Your Spouse Is Keeping Secrets
Aug 16, 2022
170: Worldly Ambition // Wasting Our Youth// Man In The Arena
Aug 09, 2022
169: Mother of 10 shares Her Wisdom on nurturing respect, masculinity, and purity in her 7 Boys from Toddlers to the Teenage Years
Aug 02, 2022
168: The Seven Year Itch // Dull, Boring Marriage
Jul 26, 2022
167: The Problem With Home Churches, Calvinism, And Why People Don't Share The Gospel // Interview With Dale Partridge
Jul 19, 2022
166: What People Don't Tell You About Socialization and Homeschooling
Jul 12, 2022
165: Mennonite Culture, Raising Wild Boys, and Hospitality // Interview With Heidi Marie
Jul 05, 2022
164: Why We Don't Dance Together // Our Worst Memory From Dating // Katie's Perfect Day
Jun 28, 2022
163: Courageous Parenting // Interview With Isaac Tolpin
Jun 21, 2022
162: Interview With Mother Of 11, Jenise Johnson
Jun 14, 2022
161: How We Battle Fear and Anxiety
Jun 07, 2022
160: How To Be Your Dream Home // Revised and Updated
May 31, 2022
159: Why Every Christian Should Homeschool With Retired Navy Seal and Father of 7, Bill Rapier
May 24, 2022
158: When You Have Zero Margin In Your Marriage
May 17, 2022
157: Training To Be Spies And The One Oversight That Sets People Up For Failure.
May 10, 2022
156: End Times, Apostasy in The Church, Overcoming Trauma After The Pandemic with John Eldredge
May 03, 2022
155: Are We Done Having Kids? Our Thoughts on Head Coverings
Apr 26, 2022
154: Beauty In Battle // How To Fight In Marriage With Jason and Tori Benham
Apr 19, 2022
153: Books That Shaped Us // A List
Apr 12, 2022
152: Read It, See It, Say It, Sing It: A Method For Memorizing Large Passages of Scripture with Our Children Interview With Hunter Beless
Apr 05, 2022
151: Boundaries, Pitfalls, and Opportunities Raising Children
Mar 29, 2022
150: Eric Ludy // Saying No To Christian Work
Mar 22, 2022
149: When Your Spouse Fails To Meet Your Expectations
Mar 15, 2022
148: Elisha's Biggest Insecurity and What Katie's Most Proud Of
Mar 01, 2022
147: Victory Over Pornography // Interview With Chad Johnson
Feb 22, 2022
146: What Nobody Tells You About Sex and Romance After Four Kids
Feb 15, 2022
145: Our Love Story // Our First Meeting, Our First Kiss, Our Engagement
Feb 08, 2022
144: A Rebellion Against Mediocre Motherhood // Advice from a mom of TEN with TWO SETS of Twins!
Feb 01, 2022
143: Getting Rid of Our Smartphones . . . for good! (How it's been going
Jan 25, 2022
142: How To Make Your Spouse Fall More In Love With You // Interview With Trey And Lea of Stronger Marriages
Jan 18, 2022
141: Why We Started Taking A Sabbath
Jan 11, 2022
140: Going From Brokenness To Leading // Interview With Jerrad Lopes of Dad Tired
Jan 04, 2022
139: The One Thing We Do At The End Of Every Year
Dec 28, 2021
138: The Flirtation Experiment // Interview With Phylicia Masonheimer
Dec 14, 2021
137: Why The Christian Family Is Broken // Interview With Jeremy Pryor of Family Teams
Dec 07, 2021
136: Why We Are Celebrating Christmas For The First Time
Nov 30, 2021
135: Parents of 7 Interview // How Michael and Ariel Tyson juggle Pastoring, Entrepreneurialism, Homeschooling and Family
Nov 23, 2021
134: The One Habit You Need // How To Set Systems, Not Goals
Nov 16, 2021
133: 9 Killers Of Healthy Marriages
Nov 09, 2021
132: Advice We Would Give Our Younger Selves
Nov 02, 2021
131: The Great Fall Reset
Oct 26, 2021
130: How To Communicate When You Don’t Feel Financial Secure As A Wife
Oct 19, 2021
129: Ways Our Fathers Prepared Us For Life, Marriage and Leading A Family
Oct 12, 2021
128: Quarterly Vision Casting // How We Get On The Same Page As A Couple
Oct 05, 2021
127: Q&A: dream home, disconnection in marriage, baby #5
Sep 28, 2021
126: Raising SIX boys // Interview With Modern Farmhouse Family
Sep 21, 2021
125: Our Response To Covid Vaccine, Afganistan, Inflation, and World Events.
Sep 14, 2021
124: How to Respectfully Challenge, Disagree, and Not Submit to Your Husband
Sep 07, 2021
123: How To Navigate The Challenges Of The Teen Years With Joe And Lisa Voetberg
Aug 31, 2021
122: The One Ingredient Every Healthy Family Has
Aug 24, 2021
121: What We Are Not Willing To Give Up For Our Family Or Faith
Aug 17, 2021
120: We're Back! What We've Learned From Our Four Month Break
Aug 10, 2021
119: Our Engagement Story // Future of the Podcast
May 04, 2021
118: Thinking About Quitting The Podcast // Learning From Past Mistakes
Apr 27, 2021
117: Being Broke As Newlyweds // Why It’s Better Than Being Poor
Apr 20, 2021
116: The Danger Of Raising Counter Cultural Kids
Apr 13, 2021
115: Q&A // Asking Your Husband About His Purity Life
Apr 06, 2021
114: Keeping Score in Marriage—And You’re Working Harder Than Your Spouse
Mar 30, 2021
113: A Woman’s Role In Marriage // How I Failed
Mar 23, 2021
112: Resenting Fatherhood
Mar 16, 2021
111: The Good Side of Envy
Mar 09, 2021
110: Identity Crisis as a Parent // Losing Yourself
Mar 02, 2021
109: Answering Your Assumptions: Fighting, Debt, and Affluent Families
Feb 23, 2021
108: Funk Prevention Program
Feb 16, 2021
107: Lawrence’s Birth Story
Feb 09, 2021
106: Our Convictions on Family Planning and Birth Control
Feb 02, 2021
105: How We’re Planning for Postpartum as a Married Couple: Baby Number 4
Jan 26, 2021
104: Maintaining Joy in the Midst of Difficult Times
Jan 19, 2021
103: The Danger of If/Then Christianity
Jan 12, 2021
102: Six Questions to Ask Your Spouse Going Into The New Year
Jan 05, 2021
101: Why We Don’t Set Goals For the New Year // How We Plan Instead
Dec 29, 2020
100: Biggest Mistakes, Lessons Learned, and Favorite Memories From 100 Episodes
Dec 15, 2020
099: What To Do If Your Spouse Has Different Theological Beliefs Than you
Dec 08, 2020
098: Creating A Positive Family Culture // A Home Your Kids Want To Return To
Dec 01, 2020
097: What We Look For In A Church / / How We Chose Ours
Nov 24, 2020
096: Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?
Nov 17, 2020
095: Being a Christian Is Hard
Nov 10, 2020
094: Should We Indoctrinate Our Children?
Nov 03, 2020
093: The Danger of Having A Successful Marriage
Oct 27, 2020
092: Idolizing Family & Why Our Children Sit with Us in Church
Oct 13, 2020
091: Guarding against Complacency of Age
Oct 06, 2020
090: Our Thoughts on Singleness and Saving Yourself For Marriage
Sep 29, 2020
089: Child training, Discipline, and Enjoying Our Children
Sep 22, 2020
088: Marriage and Sex During Pregnancy
Sep 15, 2020
087: The Reality Of Living In Two Kingdoms
Sep 08, 2020
086: Fighting Through Transitions
Sep 01, 2020
085: Reformed Theology, Extra-Biblical Resources, and a Perspective Change.
Aug 25, 2020
084: We Moved!!!
Aug 18, 2020
082: Katie Delivers Devastating News To Elisha // The Relationship Survives
Aug 04, 2020
081: The End Times // Are They Here and What Should We Do About Them?
Jul 28, 2020
080: Our Timidity Evangelizing // What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Jul 21, 2020
079: An Unexpected Change Of Plans
Jul 14, 2020
077: How To Give Constructive Criticism To Your Spouse
Jun 30, 2020
O71: When Is It Time To Stop Caring?
May 12, 2020
069: Our Marriage Continuing Education . . .
Apr 28, 2020
068: How To Enjoy Working With Your Spouse
Apr 21, 2020
067: When Your Spouse Seems More Like An Adversary Than An Ally
Apr 14, 2020
066: Why Elisha Hated His Wedding Day, Katie’s Biggest Disappointment From This Month, Defining the Word “Character”
Apr 07, 2020
065: How To Know You’re Not Making A Bad Decision
Mar 31, 2020
064: Being A Christian When The World Crashes
Mar 24, 2020
063: How The Coronavirus Has Impacted Our Lives and What We’re Doing About it
Mar 17, 2020
062: How To Encourage Your Spouse When They Aren’t Growing Spiritually
Mar 10, 2020
061: Teen Dating, Keeping Your Thought Life Pure, Gender Roles
Mar 03, 2020
060: How To Get Your Husband To Help
Feb 25, 2020
059: Why You Should Be Hard On Yourself
Feb 18, 2020
058: Seeing Your Spouse Through Somebody Else’s Eyes
Feb 11, 2020
057: What We Want Our Family Appetite To Be
Feb 04, 2020
056: Child Training: The good, bad, and ugly.
Jan 28, 2020
055: When Your Marriage is Blah // Getting The Spark Back
Jan 21, 2020
054: Our Biggest Marriage Conflicts: Money, Sex, Roles.
Jan 14, 2020
053: Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work // How We Plan Our Year
Jan 07, 2020
052: How To Stay Out Of The Gap in 2020
Dec 24, 2019
051: When Men Lack Vision – Adam VanWingerden
Dec 17, 2019
050: A Juicy Spontaneous Episode
Dec 10, 2019
049: Miscarriage, First year of marriage, and Moving Away From Family – Adam and Kyla VanWingerden
Dec 03, 2019
048: How To Stop Babysitting Your Husband When He Needs A Babysitter
Nov 26, 2019
047: We’re Being Spiritually Attacked
Nov 19, 2019
046: When Your Sex Life is Boring, Pornography, and Pain After Pregnancy
Nov 12, 2019
045: We Didn’t See The Writing On The Wall
Nov 05, 2019
044: Retreat Takeaways, An Announcement, And Something New
Oct 29, 2019
043: What To Do When Your Visions Aren’t Aligned
Oct 22, 2019
042: Elisha Opens Up About Something For The First Time
Oct 15, 2019
041: Should Christians Believe In The Power Of Positive Thinking?
Oct 08, 2019
040: Our Biggest Announcement In A Long Time
Oct 01, 2019
039: What Katie Would Tell Her 18-year-old self
Sep 24, 2019
038: What We Do When We Feel Ourselves Spiraling
Sep 17, 2019
037: Katie Asks Elisha Hard Questions
Sep 10, 2019
036: How To BE Your Dream Home
Sep 03, 2019
035: Finding Friends And Building Community
Aug 27, 2019
034: How Husbands Can Be Emotionally Present for Their Wives
Aug 20, 2019
033: What is a Proverbs 31 Man? // Interview with Chad Johnson
Aug 13, 2019
032: How To Grow Your Confidence In Any Area Of Life
Aug 06, 2019
031: Five Changes We’ve Made Since Having Our Third Child
Jul 30, 2019
030: How To Encourage Your Husband In Spiritual Leadership // Why Men Feel Inadequate to Lead
Jul 23, 2019
029: Should Wives Submit to Their Husbands?
Jul 16, 2019
028: Q&A: Side-hustles, criticism, and resolving conflict
Jul 09, 2019
027: Our Personal Testimonies
Jul 02, 2019
026: Generational Faith: How Do We Pass It On?
Jun 25, 2019
025: Lessons Learned From Past Mistakes
Jun 18, 2019
024: Think Big, Act Small
Jun 11, 2019
023: What is a Marriage After God? –Aaron and Jen Smith
Jun 04, 2019
022: Staying Unified While Making Big Decisions . . .We’re Moving!
May 28, 2019
021: Cultivating Sibling Relationships
May 21, 2019
020: Our Expectations for Postpartum (and an announcement)
May 14, 2019
019: Answering Your Assumptions About Us
May 07, 2019
018: Our Thoughts on Singleness
Apr 30, 2019
017: What We’re Working on Personally | The Stop. Go. Grow. Method.
Apr 23, 2019
016: Child Training Advice From Parents of 8 – With Isaac And Angie Tolpin
Apr 16, 2019
015: Our Love Story | How We Met
Apr 09, 2019
014: His Needs, Her Needs (how we scored each other)
Apr 02, 2019
013: What No One Tells You About Sex After Kids
Mar 26, 2019
012: How We Live A Low Drag High Impact Life
Mar 19, 2019
011: Should Marriage Make Us Happy Or Holy?
Mar 12, 2019
010: Twenty Five Years of Marriage and 11 Children — How to Keep The Spark Alive with Chad and Jenise Johnson
Mar 05, 2019
009: How Many Kids We Can Afford
Feb 26, 2019
008: The Giant 5: Our Tool For Making ALL Decisions
Feb 19, 2019
007: Marriage Q And A: Sex, Insecurities, Cheap Dates. . .
Feb 12, 2019
006: How We Get Out Of Funks
Feb 05, 2019
005: Interacting With In-Laws As A Married Couple
Jan 29, 2019
004: Pros and Cons of Growing Up in Big Families.
Jan 22, 2019
003: Oneness And Individuality
Jan 15, 2019
002: Lessons Learned From Having Two Kids in Two Years Of Marriage
Jan 04, 2019
001: Our Vision For Family // Finding Fulfillment In Fatherhood
Dec 31, 2018