The Hey Joe Show: Straight Talk for Teens and Families in Today's Culture

By Joe Wells and Erin Wells

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“Is There a Connection Between Finances and Health?” (The Hey Joe Show S11E9)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released November 19, 2021 Run more, eat less, and drink more water. Healthy, right? Not completely. It’s incredible how something as simple as finances play into our overall health. Join in as Joe and Erin discuss the impact our finances have on our health. Episode Resources 7 Ways Debt Is […]
Nov 19, 2021
“The Healthy Impact of Contentment” (The Hey Joe S11E8)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, November 18, 2021 Striving for more…running faster…working longer hours… constantly pushing for more and more. If you’re thinking that sounds pretty much like your life; you’re not alone. Many in our world are striving daily for more, but have we ever really stopped considering the impact this lifestyle has on […]
Nov 18, 2021
“Working Toward Physical Health” (The Hey Joe Show S11E7)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released November 17, 2021 When many think of health, the first thing that comes to their mind is physical health. That’s why it’s impossible to have a season dealing with health without including this subject; however, physical fitness is more than what you eat and how much exercise you get. Join in as […]
Nov 18, 2021
“Spiritual Health: What is it and How do I get it?” (The Hey Joe Show S11E6)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, October 28, 2021 Chances are, we have all hear it said that in order to be healthy, you must pay attention to three areas: body, mind, and soul. However, have you ever stopped to truly consider what it means to be healthy in soul? What is spiritual health and […]
Oct 28, 2021
“The Importance of Getting Away” (The Hey Joe Show S11E5)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, October 14, 2021 When you think of health, what comes to your mind? If you’re typical, you think of eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, and exercising at least 3-5 times a week. However, have you ever stopped to consider the health benefits of taking some downtime? In this episode, […]
Oct 14, 2021
“A Case for the Resurrection of Christ” (The Hey Joe Show S11E4)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, September 23, 2021 What’s the one teaching that Christianity hangs on? I know what you’re thinking… “There are multiple teaching! Right?” Yes; however, there is one fact that if it is not true, then your entire belief system is built without a foundation. In this video, Joe builds a case […]
Sep 24, 2021
“3 Keys to Healthy Family Relationships” (The Hey Joe Show S11E3)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, September 9, 2021 We all have them and want them to be the very best they can be. What are we talking about?… Family Relationships! How do we make them great? How do we enjoy them, not just endure them? Join us as licensed marriage and family therapist, Lacy Crowell, […]
Sep 09, 2021
“Anger that Burns…Or Agitates!” (The Hey Joe Show S11E2)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, August 20, 2021 Anger is an emotion we all have. As a matter of fact, God gave us the ability to get angry. However, with the ability also comes the responsibility to respond to anger in a manner that is God-honoring. Join with Joe and Erin as they explore […]
Aug 20, 2021
“Stress That Strains” (The Hey Joe Show S11E1)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, August 12, 2021 There are some things in life you can be sure will find you, and stress is one. For one to believe they will live in the absence of pressure is a refusal to acknowledge the truth of health problems, financial issues, relationship strains, and countless other unknowns. […]
Aug 12, 2021
“Help, My Teen is Leaving for College” (The Hey Joe Show S10E11)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, May 27, 2021 When he was born, our lives changed drastically. Our attention was constantly on him and his well-being. We documented his first time to roll over, his first steps, his first words, and even his first successful trip to the potty. We sang the songs, […]
May 27, 2021
“The Truth About Polyamory” (The Hey Joe Show S10E10)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Wednesday, May 26, 2021 The subject of sexuality is not a new topic for our culture; however, the issue of polyamory, or individuals being involved sexually with two or three people consistently, has become more mainstream. From streaming shows to magazine articles, the topic of polyamory continues to […]
May 26, 2021
“Parents, Teens, and Social Media” (The Hey Joe Show S10E9)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Tuesday, May 25, 2021 It seems like it just comes with the territory. As teens are pulling for more independence, parents are slowly letting go as responsibility is well-handled. With this tug-of-war often comes conflict; however, it doesn’t have to be that way. God doesn’t want it to […]
May 25, 2021
“Turning to the Bible: Creating a Self-Esteem that is Rooted in God” (The Hey Joe Show S10E8)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, April 15, 2021 In our episode entitled “An Uptick in Teen Eating Disorders”, we presented an observation. In this episode, we follow that up by diving deep into God’s Word for help. How do I help instill healthy self-esteem in my child? Where do I turn if […]
Apr 15, 2021
“An Uptick in Teen Eating Disorders” (The Hey Joe Show S10E7)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, March 25, 2021 One of the most tragic expressions of low self-esteem and a general feeling of worthlessness is self-hurt. While this happens in many different forms, one of the significant ways teenagers are demonstrating the effects of disconnectedness and low self-esteem is found in increasing eating […]
Mar 25, 2021
“The Truth About Sexual Identity” (The Hey Joe Show S10E6)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, March 11, 2021 Every day, it seems the message of sexual identity is pushed to the forefront. Politics, school sports, and especially social media influencers/Hollywood culture are in the headlines, with this issue being continually celebrated. What is the truth on this subject, and how are we […]
Mar 11, 2021
“Understanding Gen Z: Pressure, Anxiety, & Empowerment” (The Hey Joe Show S10E5)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, February 25, 2021 In an ever-changing culture, it’s essential to stop and learn what we can from each generation. Gen Z (1995-2012) is the most connected generation we have ever seen, and they are bound to overtake the Millennials as the driving force behind work innovation. What […]
Feb 25, 2021
“Seeing Through the Marketing” (The Hey Joe Show S10E4)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, February 4, 2021 5.6 million dollars! That’s how much a commercial spot in this year’s Super Bowl cost. Why would anyone pay that? It’s simple…because marketing works. The way something is said, the words used, and the images/videos used to sell the product are intentionally selected to […]
Feb 04, 2021
“A Conflicted Morality” (The Hey Joe Show S10E3)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, January 28, 2021 How can a person be a disciple of Jesus and yet hold moral positions that conflict with the Word of God? This might happen more than you think. In this episode, Joe and Erin try to make sense of a Conflicted Morality. Episode Resources […]
Jan 28, 2021
“Understanding Our Response to Injustice: Part 2” (The Hey Joe Show S10E2)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, January 21, 2021 In Part 1, Joe and Erin discussed the difference between perceived injustice and an actual injustice and how the human response to both will occur. In this episode, Joe is joined by guests who join in as the discussion turns to what our response […]
Jan 22, 2021
“Understanding Our Response to Injustice: Part 1” (The Hey Joe Show S10E1)
Hosts: Joe and Erin Wells  |  Released Thursday, January 14, 2021 Tensions are high in America right now. Riots have been going on since the summer, and the recent events at the nation’s Capital have many asking what is going on. In this episode, Joe and Erin begin the discussion on how humans respond to […]
Jan 14, 2021
“Stability & Security?” (The Hey Joe Show S9E11)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 11 for Thursday, December 10, 2020 It seems like the ground we stand on, at times, is shifting and moving so quickly that stability and security are elusive. If it feels that way for adults, you can only imagine what goes through the minds of teens and smaller children. […]
Dec 10, 2020
“Politics and Your Children” (The Hey Joe Show S9E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 10, released Monday, December 7, 2020 With the never-ending inundation of news saturated with politics, protests, and problems, it should not surprise us that our children are being impacted and potentially in a negative manner. We invite you to listen to Joe and Erin as they discuss the ways […]
Dec 07, 2020
“Pursue Perseverance” (The Hey Joe Show S9E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 9 for Thursday, October 29, 2020 Perhaps, one of the most difficult things to do when you are going through difficulties in life is to not pray that God would remove the hardship. Most of us want to avoid discomfort and pursue pleasure; however, there are valuable lessons to be […]
Oct 29, 2020
“Pursue Godliness” (The Hey Joe Show S9E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 8 for Thursday, October 22, 2020 In the letters from Paul to Timothy, we see the subject of “godliness” being a major theme. Ten times, Paul uses this word to encourage a younger preacher to pursue more than the false teachers of his day. They were pursuing something, but it […]
Oct 22, 2020
“Blast from the Past” (The Hey Joe Show S9E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 7 for Thursday, October 1, 2020 From time-to-time, it’s interesting to go back a few years and see what the subject of conversation was. In this episode, we venture back to November 2016. It was another political year with a major election; however, that’s not what this show is about. […]
Oct 01, 2020
“Watch Your Flank” (The Hey Joe Show S9E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 6 for Thursday, September 24, 2020 In this episode, Joe goes it alone. With Erin away, Joe ventures away from the seasonal theme of “Pursuit” and just speaks straight from the heart on the subject of “Watch Your Flank.” The devil is able to attack from many angles. With the […]
Sep 24, 2020
“Pursue Faith” (The Hey Joe Show S9E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 5 for Thursday, September 17, 2020 Faith…what is it and how does one pursue it? So many have a good handle on facts. They read the Bible and can answer all the questions in Bible Bowl. However, knowledge and faith are different. Not that they are mutually exclusive and have […]
Sep 17, 2020
“Pursue Edification” (The Hey Joe Show S9E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 4 for Thursday, September 10, 2020 Sometimes pursuing the building up of others can be very difficult. Not so much for those who love you, but for those who don’t. Are we only supposed to pursue the building up of those who love us? If not, how do we build […]
Sep 10, 2020
“Pursue Peace” (The Hey Joe Show S9E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 3 for Thursday, September 3, 2020 If peace just came naturally, there would be no reason for us to need to pursue it; however, that’s exactly what we find written in God’s Word. Join Joe and Erin as they discuss the importance of pursuing peace and offer practical ways to […]
Sep 03, 2020
“Pursue Righteousness” (The Hey Joe Show S9E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 2 for Thursday, August 27, 2020 According to what God has revealed in His Word, growing in our righteousness means more than merely “looking-the-part.” Only “looking-the-part” is not what God desires. In this episode, Joe and Erin explore what it truly means to “Pursue Righteousness.” How would this look? How […]
Aug 27, 2020
“Pursuit” (The Hey Joe Show S9E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 9, Episode 1 for Thursday, August 13, 2020 As we begin this brand-new season, we are thrilled to introduce you to our theme for the season: “Pursuit.” Listen in as Joe and Erin discuss what it means to pursue something. What makes it worth pursuing? How sad is it when someone pursues […]
Aug 14, 2020
“Why Do Teens Do That?: An Interview with a Cop” (The Hey Joe Show S8E12)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 12 for Thursday, May 21, 2020 The teenage mind can be a very confusing place to navigate, both for the teens themselves and their parents. In this episode, we ask officer Zirpolo for his input as to why teens decide to take the course of actions they take. […]
May 21, 2020
“Time with Him at a Bad Party” (The Hey Joe Show S8E11)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 11 for Thursday, May 14, 2020 Young love can be intoxicating. That’s why we really need to teach teens to guard their hearts. However, what happens when a young lady who really wants to get to know a young man takes over? What if that opportunity to get […]
May 14, 2020
“Unplugged: Mullets and More” (The Hey Joe Show S8E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 10 for Thursday, May 7, 2020 Join in as our son, Colton, steps up as a guest host. We discuss everything from mullets, what some teens are doing with their time, and the need to remain active during this time of social distancing. This episode is fun, entertaining, […]
May 07, 2020
“Swimsuits and Friends” (The Hey Joe Show S8E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 9 for Thursday, April 30, 2020 In this episode, we pick back up with teens helping us work through case studies. Peer pressure can be heavy, and teenagers want to be accepted. At times, these two collide. In this episode, Emma and Lilly help settle the dilemma our character finds […]
Apr 30, 2020
“Parents and Teens Relationships” (The Hey Joe Show S8E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 8 for Thursday, April 9, 2020 For this episode, Joe is joined by a live audience in Hope, AR. Listen in as some of the teens joined the discussion on the relationships between parents and teens. Why is it sometimes a rough road? How can teens respond and learn to […]
Apr 09, 2020
“What is the Excel Still More Bible Workshop?” (The Hey Joe Show S8E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 7 for Thursday, April 2, 2020 As families who are focused on Heaven, we are constantly looking for ways to help our families grow in the knowledge of God’s Word. This week, we wanted to bring to you a wonderful opportunity for your entire family. The Excel Still More Bible […]
Apr 02, 2020
“What Distracts You?” (The Hey Joe Show S8E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 6 for Thursday, March 26, 2020 When you think about distractions in life, what comes to your mind? Distractions aren’t always “bad” things that we shouldn’t choose. At times they are; however, we can be pulled away in our focus by many things. In this episode, we explore examples from […]
Mar 26, 2020
“Interview with John, a COVID-19 Survivor” (SPECIAL: The Hey Joe Show S8E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 5 for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 From time-to-time, there is need to hear from faithful brothers and sisters who have walked difficult journeys. In this episode, we interview a brother in Christ, John Thomas. John recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in quarantine for 7 days. How was […]
Mar 24, 2020
“How Do I Teach Them to Think?” (The Hey Joe Show S8E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 4 for Thursday, February 13, 2020 When we think about thinking, “process” is the word that comes to mind. Just like a person has to be taught many skills in life, thinking biblically is also taught. The question is “How?” In this episode, Joe outlines why we are taking the […]
Feb 13, 2020
“It’s Your Choice: Dealing with Parents’ Rules” (The Hey Joe Show S8E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 3 for Thursday, February 6, 2020 Let’s face it, there are times in the lives of every family when rules conflict with wants. As children grow into teenagers, their want for more independence also grows. Parents still have a responsibility to continue raising their children through the teen years, and […]
Feb 12, 2020
“Dealing With a Bully” (The Hey Joe Show S8E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 2 for Thursday, January 30, 2020 One of the things that makes The Hey Joe Show special is our live guest and listener interaction. This week, we are joined by 3 wonderful teenagers as we play the game “It’s Your Choice!” For this game, the teens selected a card with […]
Jan 30, 2020
“Bullying” (The Hey Joe Show S8E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 8, Episode 1 for Thursday, January 23, 2020 We are back!!! In this, the season 8 kick-off, Joe and Erin tackle the very serious and sensitive subject of bullying. What are some practical ways a young person can take the power away from the bully? Why would the bully be bullying in […]
Jan 23, 2020
“Season 7 Kick-off!” (The Hey Joe Show S7E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 7, Episode 1 for Thursday, August 29, 2019 There are lot of changes coming down the pipe for Joe and Erin as they begin the seventh season of the show. Listen in as they tell you what they will be up to, and discuss as many “I” words as they can possibly […]
Aug 29, 2019
“Keepin’ It Real” (The Hey Joe Show S6E13)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 13 for Thursday, May 23, 2019 This episode is a little different for us. This entire season we’ve been addressing various aspects of the topic of “Intentionality”. This episode, Joe is flying solo and unplugged. Check it out as Joe is just keepin’ it real. We want to hear from […]
May 23, 2019
“Intentional in Graduating and Moving On” (The Hey Joe Show S6E12)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 12 for Thursday, May 9, 2019 High school graduation is both a wonderful time of celebration and a difficult time of transition. As we celebrate the past, we also look forward to the next phase of life. What school will I attend? What major will I pursue? What job will […]
May 09, 2019
“Intentional with Finances” (The Hey Joe Show S6E11)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 11 for Thursday, April 18, 2019 I’m probably not the best example to follow…but that’s why it’s so valuable to have Erin on the show. When you think about living intentionally, how many of you would put money in that discussion? In this episode, listen in as Joe […]
Apr 18, 2019
“Intentional with My Words” (the Hey Joe Show S6E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 10 for Thursday, April 4, 2019 Let’s face it, we have all said something unintentionally. Maybe it was calling a child by the wrong name or using a word that just didn’t come out right. With us speaking around 7,000 words per day, it is no surprise that all of […]
Apr 04, 2019
“Intentional Purity” (The Hey Joe Show S6E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 9 for Thursday, March 28, 2019 When the children of God in the Old Testament were looking at entering the Promised Land, there was specific instructions given regarding their identity and the actions associated with such. Because God was their Lord and He is holy, they were also to be […]
Mar 28, 2019
“Intentional Obedience” (The Hey Joe Show S6E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 8 for Thursday, March 21, 2019 For many, the idea of obedience to God isn’t given much thought. It’s treated more like something that just happens. While this would be wonderful, the Scriptures present the subject of obedience as a continual choice we must make. Since it is a choice, […]
Mar 21, 2019
“Distractions to Living Intentionally” (The Hey Joe Show S6E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 7 for Thursday, March 7, 2019 What is it that is keeping you from living an intentional life? When we really stop to think about it, there a many “good” things and “good” relationships we have the option to be involved with in life. However, just because they are “good” […]
Mar 07, 2019
“Being an Intentional Servant” (The Hey Joe Show S6E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 6 for Thursday, February 28, 2019 When you think of servanthood, what comes to mind? For many, the actual activity or service you are rendering is major thought, but is that what being an intentional servant is all about? In this episode, we explore the reality that there’s more behind […]
Feb 28, 2019
“Being an Intentional Husband” (The Hey Joe Show S6E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 5 for Thursday, February 14, 2019 “I married you and told you I loved you then. If I ever change my mind I’ll let you know.” If you’ve ever said that then this episode is definitely for you. Men, husbands, when we entered into a covenant relationship with our wives, […]
Feb 14, 2019
“Intentional Bible Study is Intentional” (The Hey Joe Show S6E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 4 for Thursday, February 7, 2019 When you and I read in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God…”, what do we hear? If you’re not careful, you miss a key component…be eager and purposeful in your Bible study. But why? Why should we be intentional […]
Feb 07, 2019
“It’s Time to be Intentional…Dads” (The Hey Joe Show S6E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 3 for Thursday, January 31, 2019 Dads, this episode is specifically for you. You go to work and provide; however, are you really fulfilling God’s purpose for fathers? You are more than a paycheck, a roof over their heads, and clothes on their backs. You are the very one who is […]
Jan 31, 2019
“Intentionally Walk as Wise Men” (The Hey Joe Show S6E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 1 for Thursday, January 24, 2019 In life, there are so many standards available from which to choose. Remember, not all paths lead to the place you really want to go. That’s why it is crucial we understand what it means to walk as a wise man. On top of […]
Jan 24, 2019
“Introducing the Brand-New Theme for the Season: Intentionality” (The Hey Joe Show S6E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 6, Episode 1 for Thursday, January 17, 2019 We are very excited to be back for a brand-new season and with a new theme that will flow through every topic we discuss this year. Being intentional is a choice. It is a mindset and approach to everything we look at in […]
Jan 17, 2019
“Guarding Against Materialism in a Buying Season” (The Hey Joe Show S5E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 9 for Thursday, November 29, 2018 Black Friday 2018 was estimated to be the largest since 2011. With many rushing out to the stores to take advantage of those good deals, the question comes to mind, “How can I enjoy the holidays without getting wrapped up in the materialistic side?” On […]
Nov 29, 2018
“Being Intentional About Role Models” (The Hey Joe Show S5E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 8 for Thursday, November 15, 2018 Who are the most popular role models today? A better questions would be, what qualities are apart of the character of the best role models? In this episode, Joe and Erin discuss what qualities we should seek in role models. Also, a point for […]
Nov 15, 2018
“Talking to Your Friends About Jesus” (The Hey Joe Show S5E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 7 for Thursday, November 8, 2018 “Sometimes it seems much easier to talk about the game on Friday night or the latest video game than it does to talk to my friends about Jesus”… How many times have you ever felt this way? For many teens and adults, simply knowing […]
Nov 08, 2018
“Cliques – Good or Bad?” (The Hey Joe Show S5E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 6 for Thursday, October 25, 2018 We’ve all seen it. The new kid comes into the youth group or into a new school and struggles to find acceptance and a place to belong. Sometimes, the kids who have been there forever aren’t even aware of how the new kid is […]
Oct 25, 2018
“Should Christians Participate in Halloween?” (The Hey Joe Show S5E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 5 for Thursday, October 18, 2018 This time of year, this question is bound to come up in many discussions. Should we, as children of God, participate in Halloween? Should we let our children get dressed up and go around collecting candy? What are some of the big areas of […]
Oct 18, 2018
“Responding to Addiction and Anger” (The Hey Joe Show S5E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 4 for Thursday, October 4, 2018 What is an addiction, and how do we deal with anger? In this episode, Joe and Erin discuss these two important topics that have been submitted and discussed by teens over the years. It’s not if some deal with addictions, it’s why do they deal […]
Oct 04, 2018
“Questions and Answers from tbh2018 Youth Rally” (The Hey Joe Show S5E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 3 for Thursday, September 27, 2018 This episode is a replay of a questions and answers panel Joe spoke on this past weekend. There are three other men on the panel: Michal Clarke, Jack Honeycutt, Thomas Bowling. Together, Joe and these brothers in Christ answer questions that were submitted by […]
Sep 28, 2018
“Teen Questions: Cheering, School Dances, and Proms?” (The Hey Joe Show S5E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 5, Episode 2 for Thursday, September 6, 2018 The question was submitted to me regarding cheerleading, dancing, and proms. Should Christians participate in such? What are some of the discussions and areas that need to be considered in making this decision? Ultimately, our goal is to please God. What answer would you […]
Sep 06, 2018
“Mission Peanut Butter – Guest: Mark Vanhorn” (The Hey Joe Show S4E14)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 14 for Thursday, June 21, 2018. If you could get behind a great work to support children who are starving, would you? In this episode, Joe is joined by a guest who works in the northern Alabama area collecting peanut butter to send to children in Haiti. Listen in […]
Jun 21, 2018
“Current Cultural Markers in Gen Z” (The Hey Joe Show S4E13)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 13 for Thursday, June 7, 2018 While many in our number have been fixated on the Millennial generation, a whole new crop has arisen. Gen Zers have their own identity, their own goals, and their own claims to morality, religion, and the importance of the church. In this episode, […]
Jun 07, 2018
“Be a Mission-Minded Family” (The Hey Joe Show S4E12)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 12 for Thursday, May 17, 2018 In a culture that advocates selfish ambition and self-worship, we must be proactive and intentional as we mold and shape our young people to be focused on the greater mission God has set forth – to be disciples who make disciples. In this […]
May 17, 2018
“Loneliness Even Though Connected” (The Hey Joe Show S4E11)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 11 for Thursday, May 10, 2018 How is it that the younger generation, which reports the highest usage of social media – a platform designed to bring people together, reports higher rates of loneliness than those ages 72 and older? Also, why do teen girls report higher rates of […]
May 10, 2018
“What it Takes to Reach the Top” (The Hey Joe Show S4E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 10 for Thursday, April 26, 2018 We are very excited about this episode. It’s not a typical episode for The Hey Joe Show, but one we feel you will enjoy. This week, Joe had the opportunity to sit down and interview three of the ladies from the National Championship team […]
Apr 27, 2018
“Building Trust with Parents” (The Hey Joe Show S4E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 9 for Thursday, April 12, 2018 This week, Joe and Erin are joined by a room full of teens from the Florence Boulevard Church of Christ as they discuss building trust with parents (especially as it pertains to apps that monitor their teens online behavior). Also, we dive into the […]
Apr 13, 2018
“One-on-One Time With Your Kids” (The Hey Joe Show S4E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 7 for Thursday, March 22, 2018 One-on-one time with your kids is so important. Memories are made that will last a lifetime, and the doors of communication are often times are open just a bit wider. In this episode Joe and Erin are joined by their oldest son, Colton, as […]
Mar 22, 2018
“How to Know the Bible is Reliable” (The Hey Joe Show S4E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 6 for Thursday, March 15, 2018 According to a recent study by, there is a growing segment of the teenage population claiming to be atheist. As a matter of fact, this study points out that in the four previous generations, there were between 5-7% who professed to be atheist. […]
Mar 15, 2018
“Sexual Identity Crisis in America” (The Hey Joe Show S4E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 5 for Thursday, March 8, 2018 This is a more serious episode as we address the subject of the sexual identity crisis in America and the impact this is having on teens. How did we get here? How do we help a teen who is caught up in this? How […]
Mar 08, 2018
“Boundaries and Peer Pressure” (The Hey Joe Show S4E4
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 4 for Thursday, March 1, 2018 Continuing with the topics you, the listeners, have requested, Joe and Erin discuss the importance of parental boundaries, God’s boundaries and how we can help teens when peer pressure and selfish desires rear their ugly heads. Links Click here for all episodes of The […]
Mar 01, 2018
“Helping Teens Find Their Place in the Church” (The Hey Joe Show S4E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 3 for Thursday, February 15, 2018 Continuing with the topics you, the listeners, have requested, Joe and Erin discuss the need of helping teenagers find their place in the church. It’s God’s church, and He adds all who are saved to the body. He places them where is best for the […]
Feb 15, 2018
“How to Help Teens Survive Divorce” (The Hey Joe Show S4E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 2 for Thursday, February 1, 2018 Listen in as Joe discusses how to help teens survive the roller coaster of divorce. There’s no quick fix, and there will definitely be a lot of ups and downs. No matter the reason why the divorce happened, the teens who go through this will […]
Feb 01, 2018
“How Millennials Make Great Leaders” (The Hey Joe Show S4E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 4, Episode 1 for Thursday, January 25, 2018 Welcome to the first episode of the brand new season. In this episode, we discuss all the exciting news surrounding Kaio Publications, have a give away of Joe’s book Sin to Salvation, and discuss 5 positive traits of the millennial generation that will help them […]
Jan 25, 2018
“Healthy Boundaries With the Opposite Sex” (The Hey Joe Show S3E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 10 for Thursday, December 14, 2017 The times we find ourselves in here in America are definitely such that require parents and families to be proactive in our approach to our children. With the multiplicity of accusations being made against people in Hollywood, politics, and the media, the likelihood of […]
Dec 14, 2017
“Teen Depression” (The Hey Joe Show S3E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 9 for Thursday, November 30, 2017 For many, the holidays bring great memories to mind and are a great time to create new ones. However, for the silent ones, those who don’t speak up and say it but experience it, the holidays can be a time of great sadness. On […]
Dec 01, 2017
“Help Through Life’s Valleys” (The Hey Joe Show S3E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 8 for Thursday, November 23, 2017 On this episode, we are blessed to have Ginger, our guest interviewee, talking about a few lessons she has learned that have helped her through the valleys in her life. They are simply known as the three R’s: Rest, Release, and Rely. We invite […]
Nov 22, 2017
“Digital Self-Harm” (The Hey Joe Show S3E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 7 for Thursday, November 16, 2017 A new study is being talked about in the news regarding self-harm amongst teens. The only difference is, this time it’s how teens are harming themselves in what’s called “digital self-harm.” What is this, and more importantly, how can we as parents help our […]
Nov 16, 2017
“Teens, Jobs, and Work Ethic” (The Hey Joe Show S3E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 6 for Thursday, October 19, 2017 Most would agree that learning to work for what you have is a great character trait to develop; however, as parents today, how do we balance life when our children are old enough to get a job outside of the home? What about their spiritual […]
Oct 20, 2017
“The Goulash Show” (The Hey Joe Show S3E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 5 for Thursday, September  28, 2017 The “Goulash Show” is what we are calling this episode as we announce the winner of our FREE giveaway of the newest book from Kaio Publications, “Everyday Princess: Daughter of the King”, and cover two major topics that are relevant in our culture today. […]
Sep 29, 2017
“Struggles” (The Hey Joe Show S3E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 4 for Thursday, September 21, 2017 No parent enjoys watching their children struggle in life. It hurts us to see them hurt; however, are we truly doing our children any favors when we remove all the struggles from their lives? Is it possible, in our efforts to “love” our children, […]
Sep 22, 2017
“Stay Strong in College” (The Hey Joe Show S3E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 3 for Thursday, September 14, 2017 How can we help our children transition from high school to college and remain faithful to the Lord? In this episode, Joe and Erin explore 5 keys that are worthy to be a part of family discussions. Links Click here for all episodes of […]
Sep 14, 2017
“Choosing An Eternal Focus” (The Hey Joe Show S3E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 2 for Thursday, August 31, 2017 This week, The Hey Joe Show was live from Polishing the Pulpit. We are joined, not only by a live audience, we have a special interview with a young man named Logan who recently walked away from a sport he loved, football, because he […]
Aug 31, 2017
“Back to School ‘Supplies'” (The Hey Joe Show S3E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 3, Episode 1 for Thursday, August 17, 2017 It’s back to school time!! In the true spirit of the time, we are very EXCITED to wish everyone a “Happy Back-to-School” time! In this episode, we offer three “supplies” every teen needs as they head back to school. Of course, these would be […]
Aug 17, 2017
“The Importance of a Healthy Environment for an Adolescent” (The Hey Joe Show S2E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 10 for Thursday, May 25, 2017 For this, the last episode of season 2 of The Hey Joe Show, we discuss the importance of the environment on the healthy development of an adolescent, especially as it relates to the child learning how to appropriately handle aggression. Links Click here for […]
May 25, 2017
“Revitalize: Breathing Life and Encouragement into Your Homeschool” (The Hey Joe Show S2E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 9 for Thursday, May 11, 2017 This week, we introduce a brand new resource from Kaio Publications – “Revitalize: Breathing Life and Encouragement into Your Homeschool.” We were joined on the episode by the author is Chelli Guthrie. You will definitely want to hear this interview and check out this […]
May 11, 2017
“Distracted Parenting” (The Hey Joe Show S2E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 8 for Thursday, May 4, 2017 You and I see them all the time. Chances are, we’ve been them. What am I talking about? That family who sits down at a restaurant and everyone gets on their phones. Being distracted seems to be a regular part of life; however, when […]
May 04, 2017
“Genuine Christianity” (The Hey Joe Show S2E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 7 for Friday, April 28, 2017 This week, Joe recorded from the Metro Detroit Lectures. This year’s theme was “Our Distinctive Edge”. The major emphasis was on the importance of holding fast to the truth of God’s Word in the Church and in our individual lives. In this episode, Joe […]
Apr 28, 2017
“Complete in Christ” (The Hey Joe Show S2E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 6 for Thursday, April 6, 2017 This week, our show was recorded in Hydro, Okla. I have had the privilege of being one of the speakers at a meeting held at the church here. I invited the other speakers (Garrett Bernethy and Billy Claybaugh) to join me on this episode […]
Apr 06, 2017
“Leggings or No-leggings?” (The Hey Joe Show S2E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 5 for Thursday, March 30, 2017 Leggings or No-leggings? That’s the question. Not really, but this week we spring board off the United Airlines publicity circus surrounding the teens who were not able to load the plane due to their dress. Join us this week as we discuss the reality […]
Mar 30, 2017
“Integrity” (The Hey Joe Show S2E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 4 for Thursday, March 23, 2017 We are joined by special guests, Cody and Ashley Peery, as we discuss the subject of “Integrity.” Our goal and aim for our kids is to raise them to go to heaven. We desire them to be ready and able to make decisions and […]
Mar 23, 2017
“Who’s Influencing Your Children?” (The Hey Joe Show S2E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 3 for Thursday, March 16, 2017 Who’s influencing your children? Chances are, you have spent many hours asking yourself that question. You may have even stayed awake at night as you ponder this great question. In this episode, we discuss the subject of “Influence” and offer suggestions as to how […]
Mar 16, 2017
Protests and Marching: The Christian’s Response (The Hey Joe Show S2E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 2 for Thursday, February 2, 2017 The subject of “protest” and “marching” seem to be hot-button topics today. When we turn on the TV, check news on the Internet, or even listen to the radio in our cars, there’s a good chance we will hear these two words at some […]
Feb 02, 2017
“Change” (The Hey Joe Show S2E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 2, Episode 1 for Friday, January 20, 2017 As we look at the inauguration of a new President and the last day of another, the thought and feel of “Change” is in the air. Change is a reality of life. It may be change within our families, our jobs, our schools, and […]
Jan 20, 2017
“Family Traditions” (The Hey Joe Show S1E14)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 14 for Thursday, December 22, 2016 Welcome to the season finale. For this last episode of season one, we discuss the importance of family traditions. Many times we get so busy and wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, and we forget the small details of […]
Dec 22, 2016
“Materialism” (The Hey Joe Show S1E13)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 13 for Thursday, December 8, 2016 Materialism is a timely topic this time of year. (Notice I did not say a comfortable topic.) However, having “stuff” and buying presents is not the problem. When the “stuff” consumes you and you begin to allow it to define you, that’s when the […]
Dec 08, 2016
“Post-Truth” (The Hey Joe Show S1E12)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 12 for Thursday, December 1, 2016 The Oxford English Dictionary has released it’s “Word of the Year 2016”. With all of the technology and app lingo, you might think it would have something to do with that. However, the word is actually a description of our society and our moral […]
Dec 01, 2016
“The Legalization of Marijuana” (The Hey Joe Show S1E11)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 11 for Thursday, November 17, 2016 With our most recent election, the subject of legalization of marijuana, either for medical use or recreational use, was once again on the ballots in some states. Did you know America currently has 24 states, including the District of Columbia, allowing the use of […]
Nov 17, 2016
“Anxiety in Life” (The Hey Joe Show S1E10)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 10 for Thursday, November 10, 2016 There are moments in life when anxiety and worry take over. For some, the months of November and December can be the worst. In this episode, we study what God’s Word says about this very timely subject. Our study comes from Matthew chapter 6. […]
Nov 10, 2016
“Identity” (The Hey Joe Show S1E9)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 9 for Thursday, November 3, 2016 Live from Legacy Family Camp 2016, The Hey Joe Show interviews Steve Minor, co-founder of Legacy Family Camp. The theme of the show is identity. How can we as a family shape and mold a family identity that helps direct our children towards heaven? […]
Nov 03, 2016
“Gender Differences” (The Hey Joe Show S1E8)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 8 for Thursday, October 27, 2016 In a culture that celebrates boys on the front of CoverGirl magazine, how can we as Christians help our teens understand the value of gender difference as defined in the Bible? In this episode, we discuss this and offer suggestions as to how families can […]
Oct 27, 2016
“Discussing Finances with Teens” (The Hey Joe Show S1E7)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 7 for Thursday, October 20, 2016 There are many conversations parents have with their teens along the journey. Sex, drugs, alcohol, media influences, friends, the church, and their individual relationship with God are all in the mix; however, one area that many parents are over-looking is finance. How are our […]
Oct 20, 2016
“Peer Pressure” (The Hey Joe Show S1E6)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 6 for Thursday, October 6, 2016 Peer pressure is both positive and negative; however, as many families consider how to manage this beast, it’s the negative side of the coin we tend to focus on. Why is peer pressure such a hot-button topic amongst our teens? The changes they face […]
Oct 06, 2016
“Addictions” (The Hey Joe Show S1E5)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 5 for Thursday, September 29, 2016 The subject of addictions is very serious amongst teenagers today. As the teen brain is growing and changing, the door is open very wide to Satan for destructive behaviors to begin early. What can we do? How can we help teens who are addicted? […]
Sep 29, 2016
“Two Subjects: Racism & Choosing the Right Spouse” (The Hey Joe Show S1E4)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 4 for Thursday, September 22, 2016 The subject of racism is a hot topic in America. This week, we have a live audience of teens who are more than ready to offer their insight into this subject. What is the answer for racism in America? How do teens feel about this […]
Sep 22, 2016
“Parental Criticism and a Teenager’s Brain” (The Hey Joe Show S1E3)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 3 for Thursday, September 15, 2016 Studies reveal that teenagers’ brains shut down, at least certain areas of their brains, when parents offer criticism. Why is this the case? What can parents do about it? What do teens need to understand about their parents’ criticism? All of these questions and more […]
Sep 16, 2016
“America’s Unhealthy Body Image” (The Hey Joe Show S1E2)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 2 for Thursday, September 8, 2016 Body image is a very serious topic, especially amongst teens. Girls are turning to weight loss methods, and guys seem to be focusing on muscle building fixes. Why? Where is all of this coming from, and is it truly about health? In this episode, […]
Sep 08, 2016
“The Impact of Social Media on Teens” (The Hey Joe Show S1E1)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 1 for Thursday, September 1, 2016 Live from Polishing the Pulpit, The Hey Joe Show launches. In this episode, Joe and Erin discuss the moral impact social media has on teens as well as the reported increase in depression amongst teens as is reportedly connected to the amount of time […]
Sep 01, 2016
“Violence: How Should God’s People Respond?” (The Hey Joe Show S1E0)
The Hey Joe Show Season 1, Episode 0 (BETA) for Thursday, August 11, 2016 Joe Wells introduces the newly relaunched The Hey Joe Show, a show all about straight talk for teens and families in today’s culture. The topic for this episode: “How Should God’s People Respond to Violence?” Links Click here for all episodes of The Hey […]
Aug 11, 2016