Episode 123 - Parenting: Chronic Anger or Chronic Appeasement? Part II

Episode 123 - Parenting: Chronic Anger or Chronic Appeasement? Part II

Emerson and Jonathan continue this important topic in part 2 this week, including adding a third component of apathy. What is the Issue? Children need to honor parents and show this in their respectful attitude and obedient actions.  However, many parents do not always feel respected nor obeyed so they seek methods that will motivate the child to be respectful and obedient. How do we deal with this Issue? There are right ways of dealing with this and wrong ways. 

Episode 122 - Parenting: Chronic Anger or Chronic Appeasement? Part I

Episode 122 - Parenting: Chronic Anger or Chronic Appeasement? Part I

What is the Issue? Children need to honor parents and show this in their respectful attitude and obedient actions.  However, many parents do not always feel respected nor obeyed so they seek methods that will motivate the child to be respectful and obedient. How do we deal with this Issue? There are right ways of dealing with this and wrong ways. Join Emerson and Jonathan in Part I this week as they explore this topic.

Episode 101 - My Response Is My Responsibility - Part II

Episode 101 - My Response Is My Responsibility - Part II

Join Emerson and Jonathan this week for part 2 of My Response Is My Responsibility. In discussing this challenging but freeing topic they will look at the fact that no one can make a person disobey God, owning one’s responses, letting others off the hook and confronting others.

Episode 100 - My Response Is My Responsibility - Part I

Episode 100 - My Response Is My Responsibility - Part I

We possess a God given right to rule our own inner responses. No one can make us hate them. No one can force us to have contempt for them. That’s a choice we make. Others cannot make that decision for us. What brings a person to this place of freedom? How does a person discover their right to rule their inner response? It begins with subscribing to this axiom: My Response is My Responsibility. Join Emerson and Jonathan this week as they discuss this topic.

Episode 093 - What is so Unique About Emerson's Message to Mothers?

Episode 093 -  What is so Unique About Emerson's Message to Mothers?

Join Emerson and Jonathan this week as they discuss Emerson's most recent book, Mother & Son: The Respect Effect, a book that Emerson sees as an encyclopedia of information that a mom can turn to during various moments of conflict with her son. In this episode three topics are discussed: The Message of Respect is unique compared to the message of love; The Outcome of Respect is unique according to mothers; and The Thirst for Respect is unique in boys compared to girls.

Episode 091 - Why Do Good Willed Husbands Feel Frustrated?

Episode 091 - Why Do Good Willed Husbands Feel Frustrated?

In this week's episode Emerson and Jonathan look at a specific example of a husband and wife disagreeing on how they should approach their son, where the husband is reporting significant frustration. Taking the position that mothers and wives are never mean-spirited in such situations but that they truly care, Emerson discusses how her fears and care have unintended consequences toward the good willed husband.

Episode 069 - Are Our Parents To Blame For Our Issues?

Episode 069 - Are Our Parents To Blame For Our Issues?

Many of us look at the things in ourselves that we do not like and at the negative reactions from people we do not like, and we wonder, Do these problems exist in my life because of my parents? If they had been better parents, or had treated me better, then surely I’d be a better person with fewer personal and interpersonal problems, right? Join Emerson and Jonathan this week as they discuss this important issue. 

Episode 067 - Parenting God's Way Part 1

Episode 067 - Parenting God's Way Part 1

Hear Emerson speak on the topic of parenting this week.  A powerful two part sermon on why we parent God's way, this topic will be enlightening and freeing to many people.  Whether a parent in crisis, a parent who has it all together right now, a parent with grown children, or someone who is not even a parent yet, this will impact you. 

Episode 063 - Experiencing The Presence of God

Episode 063 - Experiencing The Presence of God

Emerson and Jonathan discuss how to experience the presence of God this week. As you draw near to God, you can experience God Himself. You can fully devote yourself to the Lord whether you are celibate and undistracted or married and distracted. The point is simply to draw near to God and begin to experience His awesome presence in your life. When you do, good things happen.

Episode 056 - When Parenting: The Punishment Must Fit The Crime - Part 2

Episode 056 - When Parenting: The Punishment Must Fit The Crime - Part 2

Emerson and Jonathan continue the discussion of discipline when parenting in part 2 of this series. In this episode, the unintentionally bad but morally reckless child and the intentionally bad and morally rebellious child are discussed. Through looking at intent and discussing never disciplining above or below the "crime," two difficult categories of discipline are examined.

Episode 044 - My Situation Is Complex, Beyond Love & Respect!

Episode 044 - My Situation Is Complex, Beyond Love & Respect!

Emerson is often told that the Love and Respect principles are too simple for a particularly complex situation, and so therefore they don't apply. In this week’s episode, he responds by discussing various difficult or complex situations and making the case that love and respect are like food and water to any given situation--they are necessary, but specific interventions, resources, etc. must be brought to the uniqueness of each situation. 

Episode 042 - What Bible Verse Gives Hope to Millions? Jeremiah 29:11

Episode 042 - What Bible Verse Gives Hope to Millions? Jeremiah 29:11

Over the centuries, countless Christians have memorized, quoted and clung to Jeremiah 29:11. Emerson and Jonathan discuss how the promises of God always kick in at some level amidst our suffering. God may not stop the pain, but he does show up in it. One can experience God’s presence, power, peace and purpose independent of death, divorce or whatever one's circumstances may be.

Episode 032 - The Impact of Seeking A Child’s Forgiveness

Episode 032 - The Impact of Seeking A Child’s Forgiveness

Following a blog post written by Sarah Eggerichs on the topic of parenting, Emerson and Jonathan discuss forgiveness in the context of the parental relationship and what impact it has on children. 

Episode 030 - How Do You Seek to Empathically Understand Your Kids?

Episode 030 - How Do You Seek to Empathically Understand Your Kids?

In this week’s episode, Emerson and Jonathan discuss ways of seeking to empathically understand your child without compromising your calling as a parent. They will take a glimpse at the parenting style of Mary and Joseph and share six principles of understanding as described in the book Love & Respect in the Family.

Episode 028 - What is the #1 Paradox When Parenting God’s Way?

Episode 028 - What is the #1 Paradox When Parenting God’s Way?

Parenting is for adults only because it's difficult. A sense of self-worth as a parent is often based on a child's performance or how they turn out, but this is not healthy. This week, Emerson and Jonathan discuss the #1 paradox in parenting and give hope to many parents.  

 

Episode 009 - Your Questions And Comments On The Family Cycles

Episode 009 - Your Questions And Comments On The Family Cycles

Emerson and Jonathan review the three cycles of the Love and Respect In The Family Book, discussing conflict, motivation, and some of the incentives for parenting the Love and Respect way.  Additionally, Emerson and Jonathan respond to listener questions and comments about parenting.  

Episode 008 - The Family Rewarded Cycle

Episode 008 - The Family Rewarded Cycle

Emerson and Jonathan discuss the Family Rewarded Cycle, the final cycle from Love and Respect In The Family. When parenting, what ultimately matters is an individual's relationship with God.  Emerson explains how to see and relate to one's children apart from their response or performance, all in the context of an eternal view.

Episode 007 - The Family Energizing Cycle

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.