The following audio files were recorded at the 2013 and 2014 Hearts At Home National Conferences. These materials are courtesy of a member of our congregation, who purchased the tracks and obtained permission to share them with members and associates of Good Shepherd. 

To learn more about the conference and the speakers, go to: hearts-at-home.org If you have questions about the recordings or possibly attending a conference in the future, contact Amber Hoevener at 513-484-1326.

Dr. Kathy Koch, Celebrating Our Kids

Dr. Kathy Koch, founder of Celebrate Kids (www.celebratekids.com), speaks about the different ways our children are smart, how they are uniquely made, and the importance of how our wireless world impacts children. The message was recorded live from a presentation made at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on April 8, 2015.

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Bio:  Dr. Kathy Koch (cook), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in about 25 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to make appropriate changes, establish healthy relationships, and increase success in family, life, and school.

Dr. Kathy is also an author for Moody Publishing. Her newest book, coauthored with Jill Savage, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids For Who They Are, will help parents understand why they must get to know their children to parent them wisely. The encouraging truths and practical ideas will help them do that and increase their desire to parent with grace. How Am I Smart? A Parent’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences helps parents and teachers better understand their children’s and students’ learning strengths. Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life provides a solution-focused, enriching approach to real problems.

Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991.

Julie Barnhill - When Life and Faith Fall Apart - 49 Minutes

 

When Life & Faith Fall Apart:
Lessons Learned Since I Knew It All
 49 Minutes

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Julie Barnhill
Julie is a popular speaker and the author of eleven books, including perennial mom favorites: She’s Gonna Blow!Real Help for Moms Dealing With Anger and Confessions of an Imperfect Mother. Julie and her husband, Rick, are the parents of three children and are enjoying empty nest life in Galesburg, Illinois.
www.juliebarnhill.com
Have you come to a place (or been brought there kicking and screaming perhaps) where many of the life and faith answers you once so readily dispensed just don’t seem to cut it anymore—with yourself? Have you come “undone” by a varying totality of life’s relational and spiritual realities: dreams shattered? Kid going off the rails? Church life dead? Spiritual funk? Then exhale, my sweet friend, and join Julie as she shares lessons learned over a 4.5 year long “undone” journey; lessons which will help you:
  • Sit in the pain (Seriously, it’s more freeing than you can ever imagine).

  • Discover (and speak) powerful short-n-sweet truth.

  • Bring your Bible, ladies. Identify divinely removed support pilings of your life and faith.

  • Identify and restore (perhaps) what has ‘slipped’ in your life.

  • Understand the “In. With. For.” relational power of God towards you.

Julie Barnhill - The Stoopid Years - 52 Minutes

 

The Stoopid Years
 52 Minutes

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Julie Barnhill
Julie is a popular speaker and the author of eleven books, including perennial mom favorites: She’s Gonna Blow!Real Help for Moms Dealing With Anger and Confessions of an Imperfect Mother. Julie and her husband, Rick, are the parents of three children and are enjoying empty nest life in Galesburg, Illinois.
www.juliebarnhill.com

Sticking with teens through wonky hormones, suspect behavior, and painful indifference—theirs and yours. Ah, yes, the 5- year, 60-month teenage stage of parenting can do a number on you and your teen’s objectivity, confidence, and family relationships. Join Julie as she couples personal mom/teen experience (180 months total thus far, but who’s counting?) with raw honesty, developmental insights, and much needed humor, which will help you:

  • Grasp a basic developmental overview of your teen’s emotions and overall makeup—as well as yours as an adult.

  • Learn why you need to let your teen ‘off the hook’—as well as yourself.

  • Dress your Mom-body with solid guidelines.

  • Identify the “stoopid” ruts of communication between you and your teen.

  • Choose to stick with your teen despite “stoopid” behavior on both your parts;

  • Choose to show up emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically in his life as well as yours. 
 

Sally Baucke - Cheers to a Healthy Dose of Vitamin Glee - 54 Minutes

 

Cheers to a Healthy Dose of Vitamin Glee
 54 Minutes

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Sally Baucke
Sally has been married for 28 years to her college sweetheart, Craig. Together, they claim three sons ranging in age from 18-24, totaling 600 pounds of grocery-consuming muscle. Sally speaks nationwide and is the author of What Didn’t Kill Me Made Me Funny! Originally from Chicago, Sally happily resides in Loveland, Ohio.
www.funnygalsal.com
Want healthier, happier children? Are you interested in building a more cohesive family unit? Would you like to stop being "the bad guy" when it comes to getting your children to do what you want them to do at home? If that describes you, then this workshop is the perfect place to come learn how to do just that. Gleaned from decades of practical experience, Registered Nurse and Funny Gal Sally will make you LOL as you learn how humor can be an extremely valuable tool in your parenting bag (and you do not have to be a comedian to do it!).

Todd Cartmell - Raising Flexible Kids - 45 Minutes

 

Raising Flexible Kids
 45 Minutes

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Todd Cartmell
Todd is a full-time child psychologist in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of several parenting books, including Raising Flexible Kids (ebook); Project Dad;Respectful Kids; and Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry. Todd and his wife, Lora, have two children and live in Geneva, Illinois. You can read Dr. Todd’s parenting blog at www.drtodd.net.

Do you have kids who argue, badger, and complain when they don’t get their way? Weekly? Daily? Minute by minute? Take heart, you are not alone. Join Dr. Todd for this fun, interactive workshop where you will learn not just why your kids get mad, but how you can teach them to be flexible instead. Flexible thinking is a skill that kids of every age need to learn to handle home, school, and peer situations in a respectful and friendly way. You will learn how to:

  • Introduce flexible thinking to kids of all ages.
  • Teach your kids the TOP FIVE flexible thoughts.
  • Practice flexible thinking with your kids in a fun way.
  • Coach your kids “on-the-spot” in real-life situations.
  • Start teaching your kids to turn off the mad and turn on the flexible today

Todd Cartmell - Keep the Siblings/Lose the Rivalry - 54 Minutes

 

Keep the Siblings/Lose the Rivalry
 54 Minutes

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Todd Cartmell
Todd is a full-time child psychologist in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of several parenting books, including Raising Flexible Kids (ebook); Project Dad;Respectful Kids; and Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry. Todd and his wife, Lora, have two children and live in Geneva, Illinois. You can read Dr. Todd’s parenting blog at www.drtodd.net.

Have your hopes of loving and cooperative sibling relationships been dashed against the reality of arguing, name-calling, and tattling? Loaded with humor and practical steps that you can put to work right away, join Dr. Todd for this workshop that will guide you through a three-part process for building close sibling relationships. You will learn:

  • The causes of sibling conflict.
  • How to create a nurturing environment.
  • A fun way to teach valuable "living together" skills.
  • Strategies for making sure that respectful sibling behavior is the only thing that pays off.

Debbie Cherry - Strong Willed Wife - 54 Minutes

 

Strong Willed Wife
 54 Minutes

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Debbie Cherry
Dr. Cherry is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and speaker. She is the owner and Chief Psychologist of Eaglecrest Counseling Center. She has authored and co-authored several books including The Strong-Willed Wife andEscaping the Parent Trap. Dr. Cherry has been the featured guest on more than 40 radio and television programs all across the nation and has hosted her own weekly radio program. She and her husband, Jim, have four children and live near Springfield, Missouri. You can find more information about Dr. Cherry at

www.eaglecrestcounseling.com.

 

Have you ever been accused of being “strong-willed,” “stubborn,” “opinionated,” or “pushy,” but inside you really just feel passionate, determined, motivated, and energetic? Have you ever felt like you weren’t being the “good Christian wife” because you didn’t fit the stereotype of being quiet, meek, and submissive, but all along you knew you loved your Savior passionately and dreamed of doing great things for the Kingdom of God? Dr. Cherry is right there with you! As a strong-willed wife herself, she will challenge you to be all God intended you to be both in and out of your marriage. She will help you:Come to terms with your own strong-willed personality and who you are as a Christian as you learn how to celebrate your strengths and how those can be used to bring honor to God and your husband.Understand both the strengths and weaknesses of this personality style and where it comes from.Dress your Mom-body with solid guidelines.Identify some of the “myths” about submission that may be holding you back from complete surrender.Find practical ways to start relinquishing unhealthy control within your marriage so that your husband can become the leader God intended him to be.

Debbie Cherry - Intentional Parenting - 49 Minutes

 

Intentional Parenting
 49 Minutes

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Debbie Cherry
Dr. Cherry is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and speaker. She is the owner and Chief Psychologist of Eaglecrest Counseling Center. She has authored and co-authored several books including The Strong-Willed Wife andEscaping the Parent Trap. Dr. Cherry has been the featured guest on more than 40 radio and television programs all across the nation and has hosted her own weekly radio program. She and her husband, Jim, have four children and live near Springfield, Missouri. You can find more information about Dr. Cherry at
http://www.eaglecrestcounseling.com.
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with all the responsibilities and activities of life that you wonder if you are burning out as a parent and finding yourself just doing the bare minimum when it comes to your children? Do you often feel like you are living in “survival mode” and find yourself being more “reactive” than “effective” in your parenting and discipline strategies? Dr. Cherry understands there are no “perfect” parents, but anyone can be a great parent with just a few effective tools. She will help you:Learn how “intentional parenting” is essential if we hope to “train up a child in the way he should go.”Understand the importance of “relationship before rules” if you want your parenting to be effective.Dress your Mom-body with solid guidelines.Identify the four big “no no’s” of parenting and how to avoid them.Learn about two major “power tools” every parent should understand and use.

Jershua Clark - Winning the battle in your mind - 54 Minutes

 

Winning the Battle in Your Mind
 54 Minutes

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Jershua Clark
Jerusha is the bestselling author or co-author of ten books, including Every Thought Captive, The Life You Crave,When I Get Married, Inside a Cutter’s Mind, and Living Beyond Postpartum Depression. With her husband, Jeramy, a discipleship pastor in San Diego, California, Jerusha thoroughly loves raising their two daughters. Jerusha’s ministry passion is to help women more fully glorify and enjoy God.
www.jerushaclark.com/Welcome.html

 

Would you like to tame the crazy thoughts that race through your head every day? Do worries weigh you down or keep you awake at night? Are you ever discouraged about the way you look or bothered by a nagging suspicion that if “that one thing” changed, life would be so much better? Do you ever feel that, no matter how hard you try, it’s just never “good enough?” In this practical seminar, Jerusha will help you:Identify and expose lies that keep you from experiencing peace, joy, and freedom.Love and enjoy your body (Yes...Your body!).Learn five sure-fire ways to replace negative thoughts with life-giving truths.

Jershua Clark - How to turn your marriage into the one you've always wanted - 56 Minutes

 

How to Turn Your Marriage Into the One You've Always Wanted
 56 Minutes

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Jershua Clark
Jerusha is the bestselling author or co-author of ten books, including Every Thought Captive, The Life You Crave,When I Get Married, Inside a Cutter’s Mind, and Living Beyond Postpartum Depression. With her husband, Jeramy, a discipleship pastor in San Diego, California, Jerusha thoroughly loves raising their two daughters. Jerusha’s ministry passion is to help women more fully glorify and enjoy God.
www.jerushaclark.com/Welcome.html

What did you think marriage would be like before you said “I do”? Has marriage lived up to your hopes and expectations? Do you believe that your marriage could be stronger, but you don’t know how to make that happen? Would you like your marriage to be healthier, happier, and holier? Using a blend of truths, tips, and stories from the trenches, Jerusha will help you:Expose the most common misconceptions about marriage, and evaluate how these impact your relationshipDebunk marriage myths such as “Being married means always feeling loved and accepted,” “Christian marriage automatically equals having a happy Christian family,” and “Sex isn’t a problem for Christian couples.”Learn…How to use the “love window” to improve your marriage both now and in the years to come.Two truths about sex that can make or break a marriage.Why having a happy family can’t be your ultimate goal, but something greater can.

Dr. Rachel Dalton - Fad Diets vs Real Nutrition - 56 Minutes

Dr. Rachel Dalton - Taking Care of Mama - 49 Minutes

Linda Dillow - Passion Pursuit - 49 Minutes

 

Passion Pursuit
 49 Minutes

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Linda Dillow
Linda is a widely respected teacher and best-selling author of Calm My Anxious Heart, What’s It Like to Be Married to Me,Intimate Issues (with Lorraine Pintus),Creative Counterpart, and Passion Pursuit(with Juli Slattery). Linda and her husband, Jody, were missionaries in Eastern Europe and Asia for seventeen years where they equipped and trained Christian leaders living in communist countries. Linda is known for her passionate love for God, her mother’s heart, and her sparkling sense of humor. In 2012, Linda joined Juli Slattery to co-found Authentic Intimacy, a ministry designed to encourage women in their most intimate relationships. Linda and Jody will celebrate their golden anniversary this year with their four children and ten grandchildren.

www.AuthenticIntimacy.com

In the middle of raising kids, juggling the responsibilities of work, and keeping up with laundry, a passionate sex life sounds like an optional luxury. Linda Dillow and Juli Slattery want to challenge that conclusion. They will help you: 

  • Understand sex as a powerful source of unity in your marriage.
  • Understand why sex is spiritual
  • Recognize the enemy’s design to destroy your sex life.
  • Learn to play offense, not just defense in your sex life.
  • Make great sex a reality in your marriage.

Linda Dillow - Calm my Anxious Heart - 50 Minutes

 

Calm My Anxious Heart
 50 Minutes

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Linda Dillow
Linda is a widely respected teacher and best-selling author of Calm My Anxious Heart, What’s It Like to Be Married to Me,Intimate Issues (with Lorraine Pintus),Creative Counterpart, and Passion Pursuit(with Juli Slattery). Linda and her husband, Jody, were missionaries in Eastern Europe and Asia for seventeen years where they equipped and trained Christian leaders living in communist countries. Linda is known for her passionate love for God, her mother’s heart, and her sparkling sense of humor. In 2012, Linda joined Juli Slattery to co-found Authentic Intimacy, a ministry designed to encourage women in their most intimate relationships. Linda and Jody will celebrate their golden anniversary this year with their four children and ten grandchildren.

www.AuthenticIntimacy.com

Is it really possible for your heart to be calm when you have a toddler flushing the cell phone down the toilet, e-mails piling up, and a teen who knows more about sex than you do?

Join Linda Dillow as she shares how the secret of contentment can make peace in the midst of chaos your reality. Linda will help you:

  • Recognize the root of your anxiety.
  • Truly surrender your anxiety to God.
  • Discover the secret of contentment.
  • Experience true piece in the midst of your chaotic life. Barb

Barbara Jurgen - Finding the Best Childcare - 40 Minutes

Kathy Koch - Renewing the Mind to Make Changes Permanent - 50 Minutes

 

Renewing the Mind to Make Changes Permanent
 50 Minutes

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Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy is committed to helping parents love and embrace their children. With Jill Savage, she wrote the new book, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids for Who They Are. She is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 28 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school. Her website is

www.CelebrateKids.com,

and her blog is

www.DrKathyKoch.com.

Are you frustrated because your children won’t or don’t seem able to change in ways you want them to?

Are you struggling to make improvements and changes permanent in your own life? Change isn’t always easy, but it is possible.

Dr. Kathy will help you:

  • Understand several subtle attitudes and habits that make change difficult so you can determine which ones are relevant for you and/or your kids and how to decrease their effects.

  • Embrace the definition of “change” as “exchange.

  • ”Accurately and powerfully apply Scripture so permanent change is more likely.

Kathy Koch - Help your Children Choose Wisely - 54 Minutes

 

Help Your Children Choose Wisely
 54 Minutes

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Dr. Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy is committed to helping parents love and embrace their children. With Jill Savage, she wrote the new book, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids for Who They Are. She is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 28 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school. 

www.CelebrateKids.com

and her blog is

www.DrKathyKoch.com.

Life is a series of choices and their consequences which lead to new decisions and choices to make. Have you been disappointed in some of the choices your children are making? You’re not alone. They need our help. Dr. Kathy will help you:

 

  • Realize why making choices is especially challenging for today’s kids.
  • Identify standards with which you want your children to make choices and how to help your kids want the same standards.
  • Understand how and when to guide kids in big decisions like determining purpose, post high school plans, and relationship issues.

Leslie Leyland Fields - Successful Parenting or Faithful Parenting - 44 Minutes

 

Successful Parenting or Faithful Parenting
 44 Minutes

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Leslie Leyland Fields
Leslie is an international speaker who has written nine books including Parenting is Your Highest Calling . .. and Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt and Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom From Hate and Hurt. She lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska with her husband of 36 years and the last two of her six children who range in age from 11-25.

www.leslieleylandfields.com

We all know the statistics about the numbers of young people leaving the church. We wonder, Is it really possible to impart a lasting faith to our children? And if so, how much of this is God’s work and how much is ours? In this provocative session, Leslie will help you:

  • Identify some popular yet dangerous Christian myths about “successful parenting.”

  • Enlarge your understanding of what God does—and does not promise about our kids.

  • Give up and lay down the impossible mother-load of guilt, pride, failure, and fear.

  • Start living a joyous faith-full life of reliance upon God rather than your children.

Leslie Leyland Fields - Forgiving our Fathers & Mothers - 44 Minutes

 

Forgiving our Fathers & Mothers
 44 Minutes

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Leslie Leyland Fields
Leslie is an international speaker who has written nine books including Parenting is Your Highest Calling . .. and Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt and Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom From Hate and Hurt. She lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska with her husband of 36 years and the last two of her six children who range in age from 11-25.

www.leslieleylandfields.com

No matter what our family background is, we’ve all experienced the hurts that come from sinful parents raising sinful children. How can we be free from those hurts? And how can we pass on blessing to our children when we ourselves were not blessed? Leslie will help you:

  • Identify the wounds from childhood and their ongoing impact on your own home.

  • Begin the process of forgiving your parents.

  • Experience the freedom that comes from forgiveness and mercy.

  • Create a culture of forgiveness in your own family.

Rhonda Reed - To Every Season There is a Thing - 47 Minutes

 

To Every Season There is a Thing
 46 Minutes

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Rhonda Reed - O They Tell me of an Unclouded Brain - 47 Minutes

 

O They Tell Me of an Unclouded Brain
 48 Minutes

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Crystal Paine - How to Cut your Grocery Bill in Half - 46 Minutes

 

How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
 46 Minutes

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Crystal Paine
Crystal is a child of God, wife, homeschooling mom of three, author, and speaker. In 2007, she founded MoneySavingMom, a site that has since grown to become one of the most popular blogs on the web with over a million readers per month. Her mission is to challenge women to wisely steward their time and resources and live life on purpose.

www.moneysavingmom.com

 

In this session, Crystal will teach you simple and practical steps to shave 30-50% off your grocery bill. From menu planning and budgeting to clipping coupons and strategic shopping, you'll learn a systematic, simple, and straight-forward approach to see significant savings at the supermarket.

Crystal Paine - I'd Throw in the Towel - if I Could only Find a Clean One - 42 Minutes

 

I'd throw in the towel - if I could only find a clean one
 42 Minutes

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Crystal Paine
Crystal is a child of God, wife, homeschooling mom of three, author, and speaker. In 2007, she founded MoneySavingMom, a site that has since grown to become one of the most popular blogs on the web with over a million readers per month. Her mission is to challenge women to wisely steward their time and resources and live life on purpose.

www.moneysavingmom.com

Do you feel like your life is one big chaotic mess of mountains of laundry, dishes, and to-do lists? As an author, business owner, blogger, and homeschooling mom of three children, Crystal is well-versed in the juggling act involved in this thing called "mothering." In this session, she'll share practical encouragement and ideas that harried and hurried young moms can implement to restore balance, peace, and order into their lives.

Marilee Parrish - The Social Media Cunundrum - 50 Minutes

 

The Social Media Conundrum
 50 Minutes

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Marilee Parrish
MariLee Parrish is a wife, mom, author, national speaker, and freelance musician. She has authored multiple books including50 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Husband and Proverbs & Praise. Her testimony is one of heartbreak and depression, but ultimately more about the relentless pursuit of a loving and gracious God who rescued her from a pit of darkness. MariLee graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio with a degree in Commercial Music Technology and a concentration in Business Administration. MariLee lives with her husband and 2 children in the beautiful state of Colorado.

www.marileeparrish.com
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Blogger....it goes on and on! We all love staying in touch with friends and family near and far, but what happens when it starts to take over your life? MariLee Parrish will help you:
  • Balance social media with family responsibilities.
  • Decide which online sites are the best forms of communication for you.
  • Limit the drama and superficiality of Facebook communication.
  • Learn safety tips to keep your family safe on Social Media.

Marilee Parrish - Faith Awakening - 50 Minutes

 

Faith Awakening
 50 Minutes

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Marilee Parrish
MariLee Parrish is a wife, mom, author, national speaker, and freelance musician. She has authored multiple books including50 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Husband and Proverbs & Praise. Her testimony is one of heartbreak and depression, but ultimately more about the relentless pursuit of a loving and gracious God who rescued her from a pit of darkness. MariLee graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio with a degree in Commercial Music Technology and a concentration in Business Administration. MariLee lives with her husband and 2 children in the beautiful state of Colorado.

www.marileeparrish.com
Is your spiritual life a bit dry right now? Are you desperate to hear from God but not quite sure if He's still listening--or even there? Do you wonder what God's will is for your life?Through her personal testimony, MariLee Parrish will share with you:
  • How to connect with God on a moment-by-moment basis.

  • How to find out God's will for your life.

  • Ways that God speaks to His people today.

  • Finding freedom from life's hurts.

  • How to live a life of peace, joy and hope that will transform your family for generations.

Jill Savage - No more perfect kids - 57 Minutes

 

No More Perfect Kids
 57 Minutes

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Jill Savage
Jill speaks to audiences of thousands. She’s the author of more than seven books. She’s the founder and director of Hearts at Home. Her biggest accomplishment? Being a mom to five beautiful children and Nana to three precious grandbabies. Jill encourages tens of thousands each year at Hearts at Home Conferences and personal speaking engagements. Why is she so successful? Because she’s just one of us—a wife and mother trying to make it through each day with the challenges motherhood can present to us. She tells it like it is and doesn’t pretend to be an expert—just someone who’s been on the journey and lived to tell about it.

www.jillsavage.org

Your kids are created in God's image, not your own. In this workshop, Jill will equip you with the tools and perspective to:

  • Remove the “Perfection Infection” from your parenting.

  • Really know each child so you can fully embrace their unique design.

  • Release your kids from your unrealistic expectations to allow them to be fully who God designed them to be.

  • Answer the core identity questions your kids are silently asking in a way that gives them freedom to be themselves.

Jill Savage - My Heart's at Home - 55 Minutes

 

My Heart's At Home
 55 Minutes

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Jill Savage
Jill speaks to audiences of thousands. She’s the author of more than seven books. She’s the founder and director of Hearts at Home. Her biggest accomplishment? Being a mom to five beautiful children and Nana to three precious grandbabies. Jill encourages tens of thousands each year at Hearts at Home Conferences and personal speaking engagements. Why is she so successful? Because she’s just one of us—a wife and mother trying to make it through each day with the challenges motherhood can present to us. She tells it like it is and doesn’t pretend to be an expert—just someone who’s been on the journey and lived to tell about it.

www.jillsavage.org

We would never build a house without a set of blueprints, but everyday many of us are building our family without a set of blueprints. This workshop will give you a blueprint for a healthy home and family so you'll have a vision of what you're working toward everyday as a mom! Jill will help you:

  • Discover all the roles that home plays in our life including a safe house, a trauma unit, a rest area, a playground, a pep rally and a church.
  • Stop the unhealthy cycles of the past to create a “new normal” for your family.
  • Gain an understanding of character traits and social skills that children need to learn from their parents.
  • Become the intentional mom your family needs.

Juli Slattery- Could Someone Please Remind Me Who I Am? - 48 Minutes

 

Could someone please remind me who I am?
 48 Minutes

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Juli Slattery
Juli is a wife, mom of three boys, and clinical psychologist. As a former co-host on the Focus on the Family broadcast, Juli is known for her love for God’s Word and willingness to ask difficult questions. In 2012, Juli and Linda Dillow co-founded Authentic Intimacy, a women’s ministry designed to bring God’s truth to spiritual and sexual intimacy. Juli is the author of several books including Passion Pursuit(with Linda Dillow), Pulling Back the Shades (with Dannah Gresh), and Beyond the Masquerade. Juli is the host of a new podcast for women called “Java with Juli.”

www.AuthenticIntimacy.com

You probably feel like you are juggling a lot of roles – mommy, wife, volunteer, friend, daughter… Beneath all the things you DO, have you ever wondered in a quiet moment (if you ever have one) who you really ARE? Be prepared to hear a message on identity that you wouldn’t expect from your average psychologist. Juli will help you:

  • Understand why the search for identity consumes you.

  • Recognize the difference between the world’s definition of you and what the Bible says.

  • Recognize why believing God about who you are is so difficult.
  • Get out of the rat race of trying to prove yourself.

  • Take practical steps to be rooted in who you really are.

Kendra Smiley - Recipe for a Positive Attitude - 44 Minutes

 

Recipe for a positive attitude
 44 Minutes

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Kendra Smiley
Kendra is a popular speaker and author, passionate about helping others “Make the Next Right Choice.” This former Illinois Mother of the Year is the author of nine books–Live Free was released most recently. She and her husband, John, are the parents of three sons and have added three daughters-in-law, six grandgirls, and two grandsons to their family.

www.kendrasmiley.com

When you want to make something delicious, it’s important to use the right ingredients AND follow the instructions. Join Kendra as you learn to stir up something even more delicious than Grandma’s coconut cream pie. You will be encouraged to:

  • Choose to praise someone else.

  • Choose to be flexible.

  • Choose NOT to worry.

  • Choose to give and forgive.

  • Choose to respond, not react.

Linda Smith - Opening the Door to a Family Child Care Business - 50 Minutes

 

Opening the Door to a Family Child Care Business
 50 Minutes

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Linda Smith

 

Jerilyn Thilen - The Girlfriend's Guide to Grace - 51 Minutes

 

The Girlfriend's Guide to Grace
 51 Minutes

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Jerilyn Thilen 

 

Jerilyn Thilen - Devotional fun - 54 Minutes

 

Devotional Fun
 54 Minutes

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Jerilyn Thilen 

 

Angela Thomas - 52 Things Kids Need from a Mom - 57 Minutes

 

52 Things Kids Need From A Mom
 57 Minutes

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Angela Thomas
Angela is the best-selling author of over 16 books including: Choosing Joy, 52 Things Kids Need From a Mom, Do You Know Who I Am?, Do You Think I’m Beautiful?, and My Single Mom Life. Known for her passionate heart and story-telling humor, Angela is a gifted Bible teacher who speaks to thousands of women each year. Angela graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Dallas Theological Seminary. She has filmed and written five DVD Bible studies with LifeWay including Brave and When Wallflowers Dance. Her sixth LifeWay study calledStronger released in June 2013. Living in Greensboro, North Carolina, Angela is wife to Scott Pharr and mother of four, make that five. Their family recently added a 17-year old exchange student from Africa.

www.angelathomas.com

 

Moms, do you need inspiration? Encouragement? Affirmation? Angela speaks from personal experience and shares biblical principles to help you raise healthy, responsible kids and establish strong family ties. Whether you have one baby or six children, you’ll enjoy insightful stories, practical information, and loads of encouragement. You’ll discover how to lead with God’s love and grace and create family moments that will be recalled with delight for years to come. Some of what she might share would be to:
  • Make your children feel loved and secure.

  • Teach and encourage communication.

  • Establish a positive, wholesome atmosphere.Know when and how to correct behavior and set consequences.

  • Help your kids persevere and succeed.

Kathy Koch - Created To Be - 55 Minutes

 

Created to Be
 55 Minutes

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Kathy Koch
Dr. Kathy is committed to helping parents love and embrace their children. With Jill Savage, she wrote the new book, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids for Who They Are. She is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., and is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 28 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school. Her website is

www.CelebrateKids.com, and her blog iswww.DrKathyKoch.com.

 

Angela Thomas - Stronger - 64 Minutes

 

Stronger
 64 Minutes

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Angela Thomas
Angela is the best-selling author of over 16 books including: Choosing Joy, 52 Things Kids Need From a Mom, Do You Know Who I Am?, Do You Think I’m Beautiful?, and My Single Mom Life. Known for her passionate heart and story-telling humor, Angela is a gifted Bible teacher who speaks to thousands of women each year. Angela graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Dallas Theological Seminary. She has filmed and written five DVD Bible studies with LifeWay including Brave and When Wallflowers Dance. Her sixth LifeWay study calledStronger released in June 2013. Living in Greensboro, North Carolina, Angela is wife to Scott Pharr and mother of four, make that five. Their family recently added a 17-year old exchange student from Africa.

www.angelathomas.com

 

Sally Baucke - Mom's Night Out - 65 Minutes

 

Mom's Night Out
 65 Minutes

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Sally Baucke
Sally has been married for 28 years to her college sweetheart, Craig. Together, they claim three sons ranging in age from 18-24, totaling 600 pounds of grocery-consuming muscle. Sally speaks nationwide and is the author of What Didn’t Kill Me Made Me Funny! Originally from Chicago, Sally happily resides in Loveland, Ohio.

www.funnygalsal.com