Episode 007 - The Family Energizing Cycle

In Episode 007 Emerson and Jonathan discuss the Family Energizing Cycle: A parent's love motivates a child's respect and a child's respect motivates a parent's love. Six principles that parents can apply are explored: Giving, Understanding, Instruction, Discipline, Encouragement, and Supplication.


01:58—Fall marriage conferences are coming—find one in a city near you!

02:50—What’s the scoop with online streaming of the Love and Respect Conference?

05:21—Joy Eggerichs  + the Relevant Podcast + a few thousand listeners.

06:47—Emerson reviews the first Relationship Challenge from Episode 6.

09:15—Why isn’t it enough to just deal with conflict and unwind the problems?

10:55—Emerson and Jonathan unpack the acronym that gets the Family Energizing Cycle humming – G.U.I.D.E.S.

12:10—How do you spell “love” to a child?

14:56—“G” stands for giving; not too little, not too much.

17:13—Put yourself in their shoes with understanding.

19:19—Jonathan and Emerson learn the dance of instruction.

21:24—You can’t export what you haven’t imported. Bald-headed men cannot sell hair restoration oil.

23:21—Discipline is not the same as punishment.

26:50—Encourage: Equipping your child to succeed and not lose heart.

27:48—Pray with confidence that God listens to us and speaks to them. Emerson talks about supplication.

28:55—What does it mean to pray with them, not just for them?

30:48—Emerson and Jonathan discuss the power of teamwork and parenting together.

32:50—Avoiding a child’s “divide and conquer” plight in your home.

34:17—Jonathan introduces this week’s Relationship Challenge.

36:43—Download a free chapter of Love & Respect in the Family.

Love & Respect Resources

Join Emerson and Sarah at a Live Marriage Conference this fall! Register at www.loveandrespect.com/events/.

Learn more about G.U.I.D.E.S. in Love & Respect in the Familybuy the book in our online store.

Need a little more before you buy the book?  Download chapter three in Love & Respect in the Family HERE.

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Email the show with your questions and stories at podcast@loveandrespect.com.

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Additional Resources

Are you 18-35 years old, single, dating, engaged, newly married (or know someone who is)? Check out Love and Respect Now with Emerson’s daughter, Joy.

Tune in to the Relevant Podcast and find out what has Emerson and Sarah in stitches every week.

Join Emerson, his daughter Joy, and the rest of the Dream Team at Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conference on November 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. For more info, visit www.daveramsey.com/events/smart.