Around We Go – Marital Cycles

The marriage relationship provides both the opportunity to serve like Christ and also react out of our humanness. One moment we feel grounded, connected, enjoying fellowship and the next day something happens and we experience intense negative emotions, frustration, and disconnection. These can be painful moments, but they are also moments to grow in understanding …

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Parenting Teens Podcast Episodes

Part 1 of 2 Part 2 of 2 Our teenage kids are under construction and construction zones are messy.  In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kathy Knochel and Jeff Waibel give us a few tips for understanding these formative years. Knowing a few things can go a long way in helping us get through the …

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Parenting without Shame Podcast Episode

Shaming our kids – good intentions, yet with unintended poor consequences. We’ve all done it. Parenting out of exasperation. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Craig Stickling and Brian Sutter take a careful look at the messages we are sending our kids. Fortunately, a very healthy and redemptive future is possible. What is Shame? The …

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Hide and Seek

When my kids were young, we played a lot of hide-and-seek. They loved it! The kids would shrill with glee as I counted and they scampered to their respective hiding cubbies. Then, on the prowl, I set out searching, announcing my approach with songs, chants and threats of tickles. Inevitably, as I neared, I would …

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Shedding Hurt Podcast Episodes

 Shedding Hurt Part 1: Dealing with Anger   Are you hurting? Have you sustained an emotional wound? Suppose you could shed that hurt. Suppose that hurt could fall away. Ted Witzig Jr. suggests it can. In this podcast series, Matt Kaufmann leads Ted in unpacking the disciplines of shedding hurt, anger, and bitterness. Shedding Hurt …

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Calming Our Fears

“Let us pass over to the other side…” It took only three small words to change everything. Despair gave way to hope. Fear dissolved into peace and the angry waves and howling wind became silently calm. “Peace be still.” (Mark 4:39) Jesus calming the storm has been a comfort to the believer. “…even the wind …

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