In This Together with Dr. Josh + Christi

By Josh + Christi Straub

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Becoming Families who Live, Love, and Lead Well

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#120: The Vision of Famous at Home
31:37
In this episode, we cast the vision for Famous at Home. Up until this point, our podcast has been affectionately known as “In This Together.” Like so many of you, we spent time in the trenches, having babies, chasing toddlers, and trying to find time in between to still pursue our spouse’s heart. That’s why... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/08/14/120-the-vision-of-famous-at-home/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 14, 2019
#119: [Best of Part 4] The Common Rule with Justin Whitmel Earley
53:14
Our “Best of” summer series concludes this week with one of our most downloaded episodes of this past season. We believe it speaks to where we are as a culture with the hustle we feel. This episode is about bringing freedom to your life through practical, easy-to-implement, daily habits. The modern world is a machine... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/08/07/119-best-of-part-4-the-common-rule-with-justin-whitmel-earley/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 07, 2019
#118: [Best of Part 3] Marriage: Why Is It So Difficult to Connect?
39:46
Our summer “best of” series continues with one of our most listened to episodes on marriage. In this episode, we discuss some of the deeper reasons behind why it’s so difficult to connect with the one we love the most. We also talk about our own marital journey of late and how counseling has helped... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/07/31/118-best-of-part-3-marriage-why-is-it-so-difficult-to-connect/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 31, 2019
#117: [Best Of Part 2] What Our Sons Need with David Thomas
39:13
Welcome to part 2 of our “best of” summer series! Last week, we talked about raising our girls. This week, we talk about raising our boys. Our podcast “resident therapist,” David Thomas, is back with us, live from Daystar Counseling. He talks with us about what our sons need across the developmental lifespan. In this episode, David breaks... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/07/24/117-best-of-part-2-what-our-sons-need-with-david-thomas/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 24, 2019
#116: [Best Of Part 1] What Our Daughters Need with Sissy Goff
43:15
Welcome to our “best of” series of the summer! The next two episodes are gold medallion interviews with our podcast “resident therapists.” This week, we interview Sissy Goff from Daystar Counseling about what our daughters need. Next week, we interview David Thomas about what our sons need. In this episode, Sissy breaks down what our... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/07/17/116-best-of-part-1-what-our-daughters-need-with-sissy-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 17, 2019
#115: Multigenerational Family Teams on Mission with Jeremy and April Pryor
46:24
Be prepared to have your idea of how you “do” family flipped upside down. Our friends Jeremy and April Pryor join us this week to talk about multigenerational family teams on mission, a way of leading their family they have been practicing for two decades. In this episode, we talk about: The difference between the... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/07/10/115-multigenerational-family-teams-on-mission-with-jeremy-and-april-pryor/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 10, 2019
#114: A Marriage After God with Aaron and Jennifer Smith
54:56
What if God has more for your marriage than happily after? Could it be that God intended your marriage to have a life-enriching, hope-giving purpose of sharing God’s love with a hurting world? In this episode, Aaron and Jennifer Smith, founders of the well-loved UnveiledWife.com and HusbandRevolution.com, share their own marital journey of one in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/07/03/114-a-marriage-after-god-with-aaron-and-jennifer-smith/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 03, 2019
#113: Finding and Cultivating Friendships as Grownups
51:03
Finding friends once we have children and become “grownups” isn’t always easy. Especially for families who move quite often. Especially for moms who long to talk to anyone who can tie her shoes. And especially since it takes time and trust to go deep. This episode came out of one question from our question and... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/06/26/113-finding-and-cultivating-friendships-as-grownups/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 26, 2019
#112: Your Questions: Marriage, EQ, Your Kids, and the Enneagram
26:45
In this episode, we once again discuss your questions. In particular, this week’s discussion points include: Marriage books to read for non-Christians Ways to get your spouse to increase more time together and get in sync Next steps for rebuilding your marriage after it fell apart How to help our kids navigate adults who lack... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/06/19/112-your-questions-marriage-eq-your-kids-and-the-enneagram/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 19, 2019
#111: Talking to Your Spouse About Sex
40:21
Sex is the elephant in the room. At some point, every spouse feels the unspoken tension. For many marriages, the elephant grows bigger after our kids enter the family. In this episode, we call out the elephant in the room and provide ways you and your spouse can begin talking about sex with one another... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/06/12/111-talking-to-your-spouse-about-sex/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 12, 2019
#110: An Emotionally Safe Marriage Part II
28:25
Having an emotionally safe marriage doesn’t just happen. The way we listen to and communicate with our spouse makes all the difference. But doing so takes practice–and the willingness to be empathetic. In this second episode of our two part series, we talk about the building blocks to having an emotionally safe marriage. In particular,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/06/05/110-an-emotionally-safe-marriage-part-ii/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 05, 2019
#109: An Emotionally Safe Marriage Part I
35:45
So often, couples tell us that communication is their greatest problem. But more than communication, empathy for what’s going on within your spouse’s heart is even more crucial to connection and intimacy. In fact, our willingness to genuinely show care and concern for our spouse’s feelings is where great communication begins. In this episode, we... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/05/29/109-an-emotionally-safe-marriage-part-i/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 29, 2019
#108: Genograms and Family History
40:02
Have you ever been curious about your own family lineage? The marriage that happened you didn’t know about? The hobbies passed down through the generations? Or maybe even the relational dynamics that led to addiction? Or what about the reasons you parent the way you do? Why you treat your spouse the way you do?... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/05/22/108-genograms-and-family-history/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 22, 2019
#107: Building Your Family Team with Jeff Bethke
48:50
Gain insight into two husbands and dads building their family teams. That’s what this episode is all about. Josh interviews Jeff Bethke about the state of the American family, how it stands in contrast to biblical fatherhood, and the practical ways we can build a family team. Specifically, we talk about: What Abraham might be... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/05/15/107-building-your-family-team-with-jeff-bethke/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 15, 2019
#106: Your Questions: Child Anger, Single Parenting, Foster Kids & Emotional Safety
39:31
We love getting your questions and discussing the topics dear to your heart. In this week’s episode, we discuss the following topics and questions: Kids should be allowed to feel anger, but should we allow our kids to stomp off in their anger? It feels like such a fine line to walk. When our children... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/05/08/106-your-questions-a-childs-anger-emotional-safety-foster-kids-single-parenting/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 08, 2019
105: How a Loving & Transparent Marriage Brings God Glory with Ryan and Selena Frederick
59:02
We all seek to find our life purpose. But have you ever thought about your marital purpose? The purpose God has for your marriage? He has one for you–but it may not be for what you think. In this episode, we talk with Ryan and Selena Frederick from Fierce Marriage about how your marriage is designed... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/05/01/105-how-a-loving-transparent-marriage-can-shape-your-family-for-gods-glory-with-ryan-and-selena-frederick/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 01, 2019
#104: Let’s Talk About Sex
1:01:23
Sex is our most requested topic lately for the podcast. And the types of questions we receive about sex reveal the power it holds in how well–or not–we connect with our spouse. In this episode, Ryan and Laura Dobson join us to talk about the joys and difficulties of sex in marriage. We discuss: How... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/04/24/104-lets-talk-about-sex/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 24, 2019
#103: Habits of Purpose in an Age of Distraction with Justin Whitmel Earley
54:21
Feeling exhausted, or simply tired of going through the motions? The modern world is a machine of a thousand invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people. The trouble is that our habits are almost invisible to us. In fact, habits form us more than we form them. So what can we do about... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/04/17/103-habits-of-purpose-in-an-age-of-distraction-with-justin-whitmel-earley/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 17, 2019
#102: Becoming a Spiritually and Emotionally Healthy Parent for our Kids
43:35
This episode is a discussion about what we describe as the “art of becoming.” Too often we get so focused on the day-to-day sleep, discipline, or behavioral issues with our kids that we lose sight of what really influences who they become. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that these day-to-day issues don’t matter. However,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/04/10/102-becoming-a-spiritually-and-emotionally-healthy-parent-for-our-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 10, 2019
#101: Homegrown: Cultivating Kids in the Fruit of the Spirit
39:44
The Bible consistently uses botanical growth to describe our spiritual maturity and how we grow. Applied to us as parents, we want to raise children who love God and share His love with the world. But how do you prepare a spiritual seedling to become fully grown? In this episode, we talk about our new parent... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/04/03/101-homegrown-cultivating-kids-in-the-fruit-of-the-spirit/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 03, 2019
#100: Becoming Emotionally Healthy with Ryan and Laura Dobson
46:33
Our 100th episode! And what better way to celebrate than talking with two amazing humans–Ryan and Laura Dobson–about being emotionally healthy for your family. This is arguably our most raw and vulnerable episode to date. We talk with Ryan and Laura about mental illness, addictions, pornography, and other self-medicators. Even more, we talk about grace... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/03/27/100-becoming-emotionally-healthy-with-ryan-and-laura-dobson/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 27, 2019
#99: Your Questions: Co-Parenting, Bad Dreams, Teaching Kids to Pray, and More
32:38
In this episode, we take your questions and talk about them. This week’s questions include the following topics: What educational apps we would recommend How to handle a co-parenting situation where you have no control with what’s happening in the other home How to help our kids with bad dreams and night terrors How to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/03/20/99-your-questions/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 20, 2019
#98: Creating Family “Rhythm” with Ellie Holcomb
35:37
“Mom, who sang the first song?” When Ellie Holcomb’s then five-year-old daughter, Emmylou, asked her this question, Ellie threw the question back at her. “Well, who do you think sang the first song?” Emmylou’s answer is priceless. Yes, you have to listen to find out. But as Ellie thought about it, she had to do some... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/03/13/ellie-holcomb/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 13, 2019
#97: Your Questions: The Survival Years, School Decisions, and Not Losing our Cool
43:46
In this episode, we take your questions and talk about them. This week’s questions include the following topics: How to thrive in the survival years with young kids Should we send our kids to kindergarten early or hold them back How to manage our own anger and fear so as not to yell at our... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/03/06/97-your-questions-the-survival-years-school-decisions-and-not-losing-our-cool/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 06, 2019
#96: Kids Who Can Empathize
37:32
In part 2 of our series on kids and feelings, we talk about kids who can empathize with others. This episode is a deeper dive into the “why” behind our new kid’s book What Am I Feeling? So often, it can feel like a pipe dream getting our kids to think about anyone other than... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/02/27/96-kids-who-can-empathize/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 27, 2019
#95: Kids Who Can Name Their Feelings
45:56
Teaching our kids to give their feeling a name and then decide what to do with it—is crucial to helping them love God and love others. Turns out, it’s also helpful for juvenile delinquents to develop empathy, and for our kids to one day be successful at major companies like Google. In this episode, we... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/02/20/95-kids-who-can-name-their-feelings/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 20, 2019
#94: Marriage: Why Is It So Difficult to Connect?
43:38
Sometimes, a few nuggets of wisdom just isn’t enough. In this episode, we discuss some of the deeper reasons behind why it’s so difficult to connect in marriage. We also talk about our own marital journey of late and how counseling has helped us work through the baggage, blindness, and busyness of the day. Yes,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/02/13/94-marriage-why-is-it-so-difficult-to-connect/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 13, 2019
#93: How to Talk to Your Kids About Racial Differences with Trillia Newbell
38:33
We live in a beautifully diverse world. Unfortunately, our world is also plagued by racial and ethnic division. As families, we can bring unity and change by embracing our differences. But it requires that we pass onto our kids what it means to walk in love, not fear—a lesson that’s easier said, than done. In this... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/02/06/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-racial-differences-with-trillia-newbell/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 06, 2019
#92: What Makes Your Family Unique?
32:47
We can get so busy that we allow culture to dictate who we are as a family, rather than our family influencing the culture around us. In this episode, we talk about some of the critical first steps in discovering what makes your family unique. And as Christi so eloquently states, “Your uniqueness is so... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/01/30/92-what-makes-your-family-unique/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jan 30, 2019
#91: Why Parenting is the Wrong Term
36:25
Welcome to season 5! This week’s episode is full of updates about the upcoming season. In addition, we talk about why we believe “parenting” is the wrong term to use when it comes to raising our children. The best part is that we don’t leave you hanging. We talk about what we believe the right term... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2019/01/23/91-why-parenting-is-the-wrong-term/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jan 23, 2019
#90: Our Family Wish for You in 2019
27:53
What a year in the life of the “In This Together” podcast family. As you’ll hear once again through Christi’s tears, we love journeying with you. Your stories, questions, podcast reviews, and encouragement fuel our souls. Thank you for making 2018 one of the most joy-filled years for our family. In this episode, we go... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/12/26/90-our-family-wish-for-you-in-2019/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 26, 2018
#89: What Our Sons Need with David Thomas
38:12
Our podcast “resident therapist,” David Thomas, is back with us, live from Daystar Counseling. He talks with us about what our sons need across the developmental lifespan. In this episode, David breaks down what our boys need in the following age groups: Ages 2-4: The Explorer Ages 5-8: The Lover Ages 9-12: The Individual Ages 13-17: The Wanderer... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/12/19/89-what-our-sons-need-with-david-thomas/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 19, 2018
#88: What Our Daughters Need with Sissy Goff
42:43
The next two episodes are gold medallion interviews with our podcast “resident therapists.” This week, we interview Sissy Goff from Daystar Counseling about what our daughters need. Next week, we interview David Thomas about what our sons need. In this episode, Sissy breaks down what our girls need in the following age groups: Birth-5: The... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/12/12/88-what-our-daughters-need-with-sissy-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 12, 2018
#87: Jessica Honegger – Going Scared: How to Defy Fear and Live on Purpose
33:39
As a social entrepreneur and founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, Jessica Honegger aims to do everything with boundless courage. But just as happiness is not the absence of sadness, and faith is not the absence of doubt, courage is not the absence of fear. Now leading the largest fair-trade jewelry company in the world,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/12/05/87-jessica-honegger-going-scared-how-to-defy-fear-and-live-on-purpose/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 05, 2018
#86: Christmas Time Topics: Entitlement, Gift-Giving, Santa Claus, and Family Traditions Re-Release
47:05
This is a special re-released episode on Christmas topics for families, because there’s nothing we want more than to experience the joy of Christmas. The problem is that Christmas can leave our time feeling pressed and our wallets stressed. In this episode, we go behind the lens of our own crooked picture frame to discuss... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/12/03/86-christmas-time-topics-entitlement-gift-giving-santa-claus-and-family-traditions-re-release/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 03, 2018
#85: Making the Most of the Christmas Season with Your Family
22:39
Christmas often comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Not only that, it’s easy to miss the magic of the season. Either things don’t go the way we had hoped with our family, or we get so buried in our to-do lists we need a search and rescue team just to help us... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/11/28/85-getting-the-most-of-the-christmas-season-with-your-family/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 28, 2018
#84: How Not to Dread Bedtime with Your Kids
30:07
Bedtime–it’s that sometimes elusive and dreaded time of the day, especially if you have young kids. Yet, bedtime can be the most significant time of the day to connect with your kids, and even your teens. In this episode, we discuss the spiritual and emotional significance of bedtime. We also get super practical about turning... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/11/21/84-how-not-to-dread-bedtime-with-your-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 21, 2018
#83: The Power of Invitation – Changing a Generation by Opening Your Door with Jen Schmidt
41:30
For many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. And with the holidays approaching, you may be feeling the pressure. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/11/14/83-the-power-of-invitation-changing-a-generation-by-opening-your-home-with-jen-schmidt/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 14, 2018
#82: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex with Linda Stewart and Linda Noble
46:25
What happens when our son is exposed to pornography at a young age? Or our daughter begins hearing about sex at school and asking you questions? Many of our own parents didn’t model for us how to have these difficult conversations with our kids. Not only that, our kids seem to be exposed to sex... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/11/07/82-talk-kids-sex-linda-stewart-linda-noble/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 07, 2018
#81: Helping Kids Have a Healthy Body Image with Linda Stewart and Linda Noble
45:26
What happens when our daughter tells us she’s fat? Or our son begins to ask questions about his private parts? These questions are enough to throw off any good parent. So how can we raise our kids to have a healthy body image in a culture that has distorted it? That’s the conversation we have... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/10/31/81-helping-kids-healthy-body-image-linda-stewart-linda-noble/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 31, 2018
#80: Marriage in a Fishbowl: How Leaders Can Be Teammates in Marriage
31:41
There are eyes on your marriage. If you have kids, they watch how you interact. If you lead others in your community, those you lead watch how you live. In other words, your marriage is in a fishbowl. Some feel it more than others. But regardless of who’s watching, if we don’t pursue a marriage... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/10/24/80-marriage-fishbowl-helping-leaders-teammates-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 24, 2018
#79: Lisa and Missy Harper: Who’s Your Daddy? Discovering the Awesomest Daddy Ever
37:32
This episode is a treat. Lisa Harper joins us to talk about her newly released children’s book, Who’s Your Daddy: Discovering the Awesomest Daddy Ever. But she’s not the only one to join us! After the break, her daughter Missy joins us – along with our kids – to sing and talk about Sid the Science Kid,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/10/17/79-lisa-missy-harper-whos-daddy-discovering-awesomest-daddy-ever/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 17, 2018
#78: Your Questions: In-Laws + Boundaries in Kids
35:46
How we set boundaries with our parents and in-laws is a frequent stressor for many families, especially around the holidays. Whether family lives close by or far away, everyone brings expectations into what that relationship should look like. We navigate this on an ongoing basis as well. The first question deals with that very issue.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/10/10/78-questions-laws-boundaries-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 10, 2018
#77: Spiritual Warfare in Marriage
31:43
Do you have a recurring issue in your marriage you can’t seem to settle? Perhaps every now and again your marriage is tested in ways you couldn’t even imagine at the time. Some nights you don’t even sleep in the same bed. Maybe right now you just can’t seem to connect with your spouse at... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/10/03/77-spiritual-warfare-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 03, 2018
#76: How Singing Transforms Your Kids, Family, and Home with Keith Getty
36:22
Did you know that singing is one of, if not the most, stated commands in all of the Bible? Filling our homes with song has a deep, visceral effect on who we are and what we believe. Perhaps it’s no wonder why singing is arguably the most powerful way to pass God’s truth onto our... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/09/26/76-singing-transforms-kids-family-home-keith-getty/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 26, 2018
#75: Your Questions–Spiritual and Emotional Climate of the Home
33:30
Thanks again for your questions. These episodes are gold for us because we get to interact with you, our family of listeners, on a regular basis. The questions this week are vulnerable and honest. We appreciate that so much about this community. Let’s keep striving to be better spouses, parents, and all out human beings.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/09/19/75-questions-spiritual-emotional-climate-home/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 19, 2018
#74: Rest, Margin, and Sabbath for Today’s Frantic Family
42:28
In a recent survey of over 700 parents, we found that “being too busy” or “not having enough time” was the biggest parenting struggle of our day. Can you relate? Do you wish you could slow down a bit? Do you seem to use the phrase “too busy” too often? We did. That’s why we’re... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/09/12/74-rest-margin-sabbath-todays-frantic-family/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 12, 2018
#73: Helping Moms Discover Their Call to Lead with Kelly King
37:19
Have you felt stuck in the trenches, especially in the early years of parenthood? Trying to be the best mom you can be, yet also feeling the urge to lead outside the home too? Or maybe you decided that in certain seasons you would focus on leading your kids, and wait to find God’s calling... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/09/05/73-helping-moms-lead-kelly-king/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 05, 2018
#72: Having Conversations With Your Kids About Difficult Cultural Issues with Phillip Bethancourt
41:48
Have you been faced with getting difficult questions from your kids, and perhaps at a younger age than you had wished? Or feeling the need to have conversations with your kids but not sure how to have them? Welcome to parenting in the 21st century. We live in a very different political and cultural climate... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/08/29/72-conversations-kids-difficult-cultural-issues-phillip-bethancourt/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 29, 2018
#71: Your Questions: Emotional Safety + Parenting
40:58
Your questions are fuel for us for two reasons. First, you are real and desire to live a great story for your kids. Secondly, your courage to ask questions helps everyone listening to the podcast. If you struggle with something, other families struggle with it too. It’s an honor being in this together with you.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/08/22/71-questions-emotional-safety-parenting/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 22, 2018
#70: Spiritually Preparing Your Kids for a New School Year
35:19
Welcome to Season 4 of the “In This Together” podcast! School is back in session. In this episode, we talk about three ways we can spiritually prepare our kids for the new school year. Whether you homeschool, or your kids go to a public or private school, this episode will help guide your family to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/08/15/70-spiritually-preparing-kids-new-school-year/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 15, 2018
#69: [Best of Series Part 4] Living on a Faith Adventure as a Family with Christine Caine
49:36
The final week of our “Best Of” Series is one that will challenge your faith. We listened to it again and it was like watching a movie the second time around. There was much we missed the first time that we needed right now in this season of our lives. Faith is the currency of... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/08/08/69-best-series-part-4-living-faith-adventure-family-christine-caine/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 08, 2018
#68: [Best of Series Part 3] How to Not Raise Entitled Kids with Dr. John Townsend
40:55
Welcome to week 3 of our “Best Of” series! As Dr. Townsend states about entitlement, “This isn’t a generational problem; it’s a human problem.” Apparently, a lot of parents in our generation don’t want their kids to be entitled. It was the most listened to episode of season 3! Entitlement, according to Dr. John Townsend,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/08/01/68-best-series-part-3-not-raise-entitled-kids-dr-john-townsend/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 01, 2018
#67: [Best of Series Part 2] How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well
48:46
Welcome to week 2 of our “Best Of” series! Emotional safety was one of the most requested topics in season 3. Not only that, this episode became one of the most listened to of any we did. When we first became parents we were exhausted and overwhelmed by the opinions of what we “should” do.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/07/25/67-best-series-part-2-emotional-safety-key-raising-kids-live-love-lead-well/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 25, 2018
#66: [Best Of Series Part 1] Hearing Your Kids’ Screaming Data with Frank Tate
1:00:42
We’re kicking off our “Best Of” Series for season 3. During the summer we take a little hiatus to regroup, rejuvenate, and plan for our upcoming season–season 4! In part 1 of of our “Best of” series, we revisit our interview with Frank Tate. As one of the most highly listened to and commented about... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/07/18/66-best-series-part-1-hearing-kids-screaming-data-frank-tate/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 18, 2018
#65: From Education to Therapy: The Gut Honesty of Championing Kids with Special Needs with Kelly Bagwell
24:03
Championing kids with special needs or medical disabilities can be quite difficult on many levels. First, there’s the academic needs of the child. For instance, in some school systems, grades become emphasized over emotional development or character. Other schools lack the resources to champion the heart or strengths of the child. In addition, there’s the... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/07/11/65-education-therapy-gut-honesty-championing-kids-special-needs-kelly-bagwell/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 11, 2018
#64: The Ministry “of” Children with Disabilities with Amy Julia Becker
48:35
So often, conversation on kids with intellectual disabilities centers on ministry “to” children with disabilities. What if we instead focused on the ministry “of” children with disabilities? In this episode, Amy Julia Becker presents us with a massive paradigm shift on many levels. After reading her cover article in Christianity Today titled The Ministry of the Disabled, we... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/07/04/64-ministry-children-disabilities-amy-julia-becker/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jul 04, 2018
#63: Supporting Families of Kids with Special Needs with Nick + Jackie Tait
47:08
Parenting children with special needs or medical disabilities brings with it so many added variables. As if having a strong marriage and being a great parent weren’t hard enough, what happens when you have to travel for 20 hours of therapy each week in addition to your other tasks and roles? This is the journey... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/27/63-supporting-families-kids-special-needs-nick-jackie-tait/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 27, 2018
#62: How to Budget, Think About and Teach Your Kids About Money with Chris Brown
47:32
Money is one of the single biggest reasons for divorce today. If we don’t have vision for our money, it will own us. Chris Brown, host of Life, Money, and Hope and a Ramsey Personality, joins us this week to talk about two primary topics: A.) How and why to budget from a Biblical perspective.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/20/62-chrisbrown/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 20, 2018
#61: Lessons I Learned About Being a Dad, From My Dad
43:23
With Father’s Day approaching, we want to honor dads. In particular, we share stories from our own dads. In this episode, I (Josh) share about what I’ve learned about being a dad, from my dad. He went to be with Jesus in November, 2016, but his legacy lives on in our family. Christi also shares... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/13/61-lessons-learned-dad-dad/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 13, 2018
#60: Your Questions: Sibling Rivalry, Understanding a Child’s Emotions, and Tough Conversations with Family
46:50
Your questions have been so good! We love hearing from each of you. This episode covers more questions related to parenting. In this week’s episode we discuss: How kids handle emotions New ways to think about your child’s overwhelming emotions The difference between a temper tantrum and an act of disobedience Sibling rivalry How to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/06/06/60-questions-parenting-young-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 06, 2018
#59: My Child’s First Phone–What Parents Need to Know with Michael Kong
1:11:21
When should I get my child her first phone? Once I get that first phone, how should I set it up? What limits should I set on it? Is my child’s phone different than the one I buy? We get so many questions from parents about what to do, and what not to do, when... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/30/59-childs-first-phone-parents-need-know-michael-kong/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 30, 2018
#58: Gold Nuggets from a Military Marriage with Chaplain Matthew and Corie Weathers
54:44
In 2015, Corie Weathers was named Military Spouse of the Year. That was in large part because of how her husband, Chaplain Matthew Weathers, nominated and championed her. But as we all know, championing your spouse is much easier when you feel championed. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we wanted to honor and learn... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/23/58/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 23, 2018
#57: Christine Caine–Living on a Faith Adventure as a Family
49:53
When you hear the phrase, “faith adventure,” what comes to mind? Excitement. Risk. Trust. Memories. Miracles. Or does the rational, natural side of your brain kick in? “But we are in survival mode.” “Maybe when the kids are out of the house.” “I’m too afraid.” We ourselves have said everyone of these. In this episode,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/16/57-christine-caine/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 16, 2018
#56: Grandparenting–Navigating the Role with Your Adult Kids
44:56
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes that sweet, lovely, and wonderful baby carriage. Then comes our in-laws telling us how to parent. Then comes our parents spoiling our kids. Okay, so that may sound a bit dramatic. At least we hope so for your sake. Truthfully, we loved seeing our parents become grandparents.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/09/56-grandparenting-navigating-role-adult-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 09, 2018
#55: Single Parenting with Nicole C. Mullen
42:03
If parenting is difficult, single parenting is all the more unyielding and lonely. In this episode, we learn from someone walking the road of single parenting. Even more, she gives us insights into her own ministry to single moms in her church community. Nicole C. Mullen, a two time Grammy nominated recording artist and Female... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/05/02/55-single-parenting-nicole-c-mullen/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 02, 2018
#54: Your Questions: Parenting Teenagers, Managing Technology, and Raising Teens to Be Self-Motivated
42:38
Welcome to our third Q & A episode! As always, we’re grateful for the opportunity to journey with you. Thank you for submitting your questions. In this episode, we address questions specifically related to parenting teenagers, dealing with respect, the reasons for increasing anxiety and depression in teens, and managing technology in the home. Here’s... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/25/54-questions-parenting-teenagers-managing-technology-raising-teens-self-motivated/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 25, 2018
#53: Dr. John Townsend: How to Not Raise Entitled Kids
39:05
Entitlement, according to Dr. John Townsend, is “a belief that I am exempt from responsibility and that I am owed special treatment.” Unfortunately, you don’t have to look too far today to find entitled kids–and adults! As Dr. Townsend states, “This isn’t a generational problem; it’s a human problem.” In this episode, Dr. Townsend helps... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/18/53-dr-john-townsend-not-raise-entitled-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 18, 2018
#52: Mom Set Free: A Special Release with Jeannie Cunnion
56:03
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to do something special for moms, so I (Christi) decided to host an online Bible study! The study is called Mom Set Free by our friend Jeannie Cunnion, it begins May 17, and it’s good news for moms who are tired of trying to be good... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/16/52-mom-set-free-special-release-jeannie-cunnion/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 16, 2018
#51: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well
46:59
Does parenting sometimes feel complicated to you? You can’t even leave the hospital before having to make a decision on whether or not you’re going to immunize your child. Think about some of the other choices we have to make as parents in the twenty-first century. ~  “Is it okay that our baby sleep in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/11/51-emotional-safety-key-raising-kids-live-love-lead-well/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 11, 2018
#50: 10 Great Dates with David + Claudia Arp
51:53
In the spirit of interviewing people who influence us personally, this episode features marriage mentors of our own, David and Claudia Arp. Married for 55 years, their insights on marriage have influenced the types of conversations we have in our marriage today. In this episode, David and Claudia share the secrets that have kept them... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/04/04/50-10-great-dates-david-claudia-arp/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 04, 2018
#49: Your Questions: Marriage, Sex, and Not Being on the Same Page with Your Spouse
41:21
Welcome to our second Q & A episode! Thank you for submitting your questions. In this episode, we address questions specifically related to marriage, sex, and what to do when you and your spouse are not on the same page. Here’s a review of the questions we discuss in this episode: How can I stop... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/28/49-questions-marriage-sex-not-page-spouse/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 28, 2018
#48: Making Easter and the Resurrection Real to Our Kids
35:44
The resurrection of Jesus changed everything. But how do we help our kids understand the resurrection in a concrete way? How can we communicate to our kids the power that Christ has in our life? Don’t get us wrong, we love chocolate and Easter eggs, but how can we make sure Easter isn’t just another holiday... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/21/48-making-easter-resurrection-real-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 21, 2018
#47: Screaming Data–How to Hear Your Kid’s Passions and Strengths By Observing Their Actions with Frank Tate
58:49
If you love stories that lead to practical truths, this episode is for you! Frank Tate is one of Josh’s closest friends on the planet. Even more, his insights as a dad have revolutionized the way we parent our kids. Growing up as a foster kid, Frank came to know “invisible Jesus” as his dad.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/14/47-screaming-data-frank-tate/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 14, 2018
#46: Parenting Girls with Purpose & Intentionality with Jonathan + Wynter Pitts
46:31
Jonathan and Wynter Pitts have four beautiful girls. At one point, three of them were in diapers at the same time. As you can imagine, Wynter was overwhelmed. But in the middle of the exhaustion and discontentment, she found purpose and contentment. During this time, the Lord revealed to her a need he wanted her... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/03/06/46-parenting-girls-purpose-intentionality-jonathan-wynter-pitts/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 07, 2018
#45: Your Questions: Parenting Young Children
40:16
This is our first Q & A episode! Thank you for submitting your questions. In this episode, we address questions specifically related to parenting young children. Here’s a review of the questions we discuss in this episode: What are good, practical survival tips for our marriage? How do I hit the reset button after blowing... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/28/45-your-questions-parenting-young-children/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 28, 2018
#44: Jamie + Aaron Ivey: Shame, Vulnerability, and Identity in Christ
1:01:54
Jamie Ivey’s Happy Hour podcast was Christi’s gateway drug into the podcastosphere. So you can imagine what a joy it was to have Jamie, and her husband Aaron, join us on our podcast. We love these two human souls because they embody healthy authenticity. Jamie’s new book is called If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/21/44-jamie-aaron-ivey/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 21, 2018
#43: 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Forgiveness in Your Marriage
45:29
Why is it that our natural tendency is to become hard and insensitive toward the person we love the most? Rather than being quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry (James 1:19), we’re quick to defend ourselves, quick to cast blame, and slow to understand—a recipe that keeps us enslaved to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/14/43-5-ways-create-culture-forgiveness-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 14, 2018
#42: Losing Patience, Feeling Inadequate, Discipline, and Not Enough Time: Parenting Struggles 1-5
54:35
We asked families in our 22:6 Parenting audience this one question: What’s your #1 struggle as a parent? We had over 700 responses. Last week we covered struggles 6-10. In part 2, we talk about the top 5 struggles of today’s parents. We also offer some practical insights on how we can overcome these struggles.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/02/07/42-losing-patience-feeling-inadequate-discipline-not-enough-time-parenting-struggles-1-5/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 07, 2018
#41: Single Parenting, Technology, Independent Kids, Communication and Respect: Parenting Struggles 6-10
52:04
Welcome to season 3! Last month, we asked families in our 22:6 Parenting audience this one question: What’s your #1 struggle as a parent? We had over 700 responses. Trust us when we say, you’re not alone. In the first two episodes of season 3 we talk about the top 10 struggles of today’s parents.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2018/01/31/41-single-parenting-technology-independent-kids-communication-respect-parenting-struggles-6-10/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jan 31, 2018
#40: 7 Ways to Prioritize Your Family in the New Year
48:04
Welcome to our 40th episode! What an incredible and fun year it’s been for the podcast. Having not yet been at this a year, we have learned a lot from each of you. Thank you for becoming a part of our family and making this journey so enjoyable. We thought it would be fitting to... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/12/13/40-7-ways-to-prioritize-your-family-in-the-new-year/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 13, 2017
#39: Overcommitment in Marriage – Dealing with the Stress of Always Saying Yes
30:08
When is the last time you and your spouse argued about being too busy? Or maybe you didn’t argue. Perhaps the busyness meant you just passed one another by, like ships in the night. That’s how overcommitment usually begins in our home. It’s not until we feel the stress of trying to manage it all... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/12/06/39-overcommitment-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Dec 06, 2017
#38: Christmas Hot Topics–Entitlement, Gift-Giving, Santa Claus, and Traditions
46:42
There is nothing we want more than to experience the joy of Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas can leave our time feeling pressed and our wallets stressed. In addition, the holiday also brings along with it some baggage, especially when it comes to our children and the traditions we hold dear. In this episode, we go behind... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/29/38-christmas-hot-topics-entitlement-gift-giving-santa-claus-traditions/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 29, 2017
#37: Blended Families, Step-Parenting, Widowhood, and Holiday Step-Stress with Ron Deal
53:22
Over one-third of Americans live in, or are a part of, a blended family. So many questions abound for stepparents. Fortunately, in this week’s episode, our dear friend and expert on blended families, Ron Deal, answers many of these questions. Ron serves as Director of Family Life Blended and is the author of The Smart... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/22/37-ron-deal/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 22, 2017
#36: Proactive Ways to Enjoy the Holidays
40:51
Cooler weather. Peppermint mochas. Hallmark movies. The holidays. For many, it’s wonderful. For others, this time of year can be quite chaotic. The pressure of figuring out what to buy. Making travel arrangements. Deciding which family members to spend the holidays with. We try—emphasis on “try”—to talk about the upcoming holidays ahead of time. We... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/18/36-proactive-ways-enjoy-holidays/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 19, 2017
#35: Candace Cameron Bure–Staying Stylish: Cultivating Confidence in Your Family, Style, and Attitude
49:14
Do you sometimes feel like you live in a fishbowl? Especially as a parent of young kids, your every move feeling scrutinized by glaring eyes in the grocery store. Or your teenager’s every post on social media a reflection of how you parent? For many of us, the peanut gallery just adds insult to injury.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/08/35-candace-cameron-bure/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 08, 2017
#34: Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent
51:06
Nobody can really prepare us for the chaos, unpredictability, and self-imposed guilt that accompany becoming a parent. Well-intentioned people may try to prepare you for the sleepless nights, colic, and grocery store tantrums, but let’s be honest, you can’t really be prepared until you encounter them. Instead, it was something subtler, yet much deeper, that... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/11/01/34-taking-care-parent/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Nov 01, 2017
#33 Championing Your Child’s Love for Learning with Mr. Stuart Tutler
45:40
Education is one of the most challenging topics for many parents. Do we homeschool our kids? Is it okay to send them to public school? Or should we invest in private school? What about a parent’s role in their child’s education? How much responsibility should we shoulder versus the school itself? These are questions we... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/25/33-mr-stuart-tutler/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 25, 2017
#32: Working as a Team in the Trenches of Early Parenthood with Christy + Nathan Nockels
47:21
For parents in the trenches of the early years, this interview is for you. The heart of our conversation with Christy and Nathan Nockels is the story behind their new lullaby album. The reason we were drawn to the story is because we have played Scripture lullabies in our children’s bedrooms from the time they were... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/18/32-christy-nathan-nockels/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 18, 2017
#31: The Core Social Milestones of Boys and Girls with David Thomas & Sissy Goff
51:43
Our affectionally labeled “resident child therapists,” David Thomas and Sissy Goff are back on the podcast! In season 1, David and Sissy joined us to talk about the emotional milestones of boys and girls. Now that school is in full session, we talk with them about social milestones. Respectively, Sissy eloquently describes how girls can... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/11/31-david-thomas-sissy-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 11, 2017
#30: The Lies Our Screens Tell Us
37:14
We want to ask an honest question: Are you the master of your screen, or is your screen the master of you? Nobody doubts the pervasiveness of screens in our culture today, especially among kids and teens. But when was the last time you stopped and truly asked yourself, “What, about my screen, do I... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/10/04/30-the-lies-our-screens-tell-us/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Oct 04, 2017
#29: The Beautiful Things We Miss with Matthew West
51:23
Our guest this week is singer and songwriter, Matthew West. Matthew just released a brand new album called “All In.” When we heard about Matthew’s heart behind the album, we knew we had to interview him. Most noteworthy, our conversation centers around a song on the album called, “The Beautiful Things We Miss.” If you... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/27/29-matthew-west-beautiful-things-miss/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 27, 2017
#28: Mom Set Free: Find Relief From the Pressure to Get it All Right with Jeannie Cunnion
48:04
Don’t let the title of this episode fool you. Yes, Jeannie Cunnion’s message is helping moms find relief from the pressure to get it all right (i.e. be perfect). But this conversation is for all parents. If you need to experience the grace and gentleness of Jesus today as a mom or dad, this episode... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/20/28-jeannie-cunnion/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 21, 2017
#27: The Enneagram and Marriage with Ian Morgan Cron
50:57
Our guest this week is Ian Morgan Cron. We invited him on the podcast because nothing has been as significant as the Enneagram in taking our marriage to the next level. What is the Enneagram? Personally, we have been busting at the seams to introduce you to it. But nobody can explain the Enneagram the way Ian... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/13/27-ian-morgan-cron/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 13, 2017
#26: Teaching Our Kids to be Human
36:30
Have you given thought to what it means to be human? Think about what makes you–and your kids–truly come alive. Perhaps not surprisingly, those moments rarely happen on a screen. This summer we challenged ourselves to embrace more of what it means to be human. We took our kids camping. Gave away items to those... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/09/06/26-teaching-kids-human/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Sep 06, 2017
#25: The Power of Guarding Your Time–and the Hearts of Those You Love with Rodney + Selma Wilson
39:11
Do you struggle finding time for those you love most? Does busyness tend to disconnect you from the heart of your spouse? In this episode, we affectionately adopt new “podcast parents,” Rodney + Selma Wilson. They join us to explain the secret behind how they can still look at one another like teenagers in love,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/30/25-rodney-selma-wilson/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 30, 2017
#24: Louie + Shelley Giglio–Fighting Goliath and Championing Your Spouse
45:07
If you listen to the podcast, you know every conversation we have is centered on being a generation of families who live, love, and lead well. This week’s guests, Louie and Shelley Giglio, epitomize this vision. Louie is pastor of Passion City Church and founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/23/24-louie-shelley-giglio/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 23, 2017
#23: An Open Conversation for Moms: What Your Husband Really Needs
29:29
Today’s episode is a continuation of last week’s conversation for Dads. This week, however, we talk to Moms. But that doesn’t leave husbands off the hook. Guys, it’s imperative you join the conversation. Without your input, it’s hard for your wife to know what motivates you to pursue her. To reemphasize, our conversation in this... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/16/open-conversation-moms-husband-really-needs/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 16, 2017
#22: An Open Conversation for Dads: What Your Wife Really Needs
31:24
Today’s episode is a conversation for Dads. Okay, so wives will appreciate it too. Peaking behind our own picture frame, we begin with a story about how we began to emotionally disconnect in our marriage after our kids entered the world (i.e. invaded our home). Don’t get us wrong, we love our children dearly. But... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/09/22-open-conversation-dads-wife-really-needs/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 09, 2017
#21: Lisa Harper–Adoption, Single Parenting, and Living Happy!
40:44
Part of the vision of In This Together with Dr. Josh + Christi is to be a podcast where we interview guests to discover how their stories can give us insight on becoming families who live, love, and lead well. Today’s guest is the epitome of what it means to live a great story.  Rarely are... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/08/02/21-lisa-harper/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Aug 03, 2017
#20: Raising Kids to Reach Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones with Sissy Goff + David Thomas
26:12
Our guests this week are two of our favorite people. We believe they will fast become two of your favorite people as well. Licensed counselors Sissy Goff and David Thomas serve at Daystar Counseling in Nashville. Along with Daystar’s founder, Melissa Trevethan, they host a website of helpful resources for parents called Raising Boys and Girls.... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/06/21/20-david-thomas-sissy-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 21, 2017
#19: A Pediatrician’s Take on Today’s Kids, and Every Child’s Hero–Their Dad with Dr. Meg Meeker
39:35
Our guest is best-selling author, pediatrician, mother, and grandmother Dr. Meg Meeker. Even more, she is a mentor and dear friend to us. This is a super fun episode! One I personally love because she hones in on what Christi is doing wrong in our marriage. Seriously, the advice on marriage is epic for both husbands... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/06/12/episode-19-megmeekermd/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Jun 12, 2017
#18: Lessons We Can All Learn From Military Families with Wes + Wanda Crawford
32:00
We all have a lot to learn from the sacrifice of those who serve in the military. In this episode, we learn from a couple, married more than 30 years, who served active duty. But even more, Wes Crawford, a military analyst, and his wife Wanda, a social worker for Special Operations continue to serve in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/24/18-wes-wanda-crawford/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 24, 2017
#17: When Your Kids Are Anxious: 3 Ways You Can Help
26:30
Anxiety in kids is increasing in epidemic proportions, particularly in the past three years. Not only that, anxiety has a trickle down effect on kids. In fact, one research study shows that—only behind love and affection—that a parent’s ability to manage their own stress is the second most effective parenting strategy for getting the outcomes we desire most in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/17/17-kids-anxious-3-ways-can-help/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 17, 2017
#16: Bob + Maria Goff–Finding What Your Family Needs in a World Telling You What You Want
43:11
Our guests this week are none other than Bob and sweet Maria Goff. One word defines these two: LOVE. Get a pen and paper. Prepare to laugh. And especially ready yourself to learn super fun and creative ways to instill love in your own home. If there’s anyone we want to be like one day... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/10/16-bob-maria-goff/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 10, 2017
#15: Raising Kids Who Love God + Serve Others: An Introduction to TwentyTwoSix
27:26
So often we feel alone as parents. But we aren’t supposed to do it alone. Raising kids who love God and love others doesn’t have to be filled with shame. We don’t have to fear that we’re somehow messing them up. In this episode, we break down Proverbs 22:6, and how we can raise our... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/05/03/15-raising-kids-love-god-serve-others-introduction-twentytwosix/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
May 03, 2017
#14: How to Speak to Your Kids and Win Their Heart
27:38
We all want to win our children’s hearts. Even more, we want them to give their hearts to Jesus. Unfortunately, there’s no surefire way to get our kids to make the right decisions. However, there is one primary posture we can take as parents that increases the chances of influencing their hearts–and having them call... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/26/14-speak-kids-win-heart/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 26, 2017
#13: Perfectionism, Presence + Raising Kids to be Human with Gabe + Rebekah Lyons
39:29
Our guests this week are Gabe (Q Ideas) and Rebekah Lyons (You are Free). They talk openly about how they prioritize being present with their three beautiful children. From battling perfectionism and how she discovered her calling, Rebekah talks about her journey.  Today, the dance parties she has with her kids in the kitchen represent her freedom. But not... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/19/13-gabe-rebekah-lyons/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 19, 2017
#12: 5 Everyday Ways to Build Intimacy with Your Spouse
30:50
If your marriage is anything like ours, you probably fall out of “like” with your spouse. The trouble in today’s culture is that we too easily confuse “like” with “love.” But the difference is quite distinct. Like is a feeling. Love is a choice. In this episode, we talk transparently about very practical ways we build... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/12/12-5-everyday-ways-build-intimacy-spouse/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 12, 2017
#11: Matt + Lauren Chandler–The Joy of Being Messy and Inconsistent
40:52
Our guests this week are Matt Chandler, lead pastor of the Village Church, and his wife, singer and songwriter, Lauren Chandler. These two are the real deal. We talked transparently about being parents, raising pastor’s kids, and what it looks like to be “all there” when we’re with our children. We also asked them what they do... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/04/05/11-matt-lauren-chandler/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Apr 05, 2017
#10: 8 Ways We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot When We Discipline Our Kids
29:44
Mister Rogers said it best, “I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.” But let’s be honest, the “everyday process” can feel awfully long. Our kids scream in ways that could peel paint off a wall—that’s assuming they haven’t already used markers to turn the wall into an... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/29/10-8-ways-shoot-foot-discipline-kids/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 29, 2017
#9: How 15 Minutes Can Change Your Marriage
29:41
Have you and your spouse ever felt like you might be “missing” one another? Like there’s something deeper going on between the two of you, yet you just can’t put your finger on it? Then, all of a sudden–and often out of nowhere–it rears its ugly head. Research shows the most effective and balanced leaders are... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/22/9-15-minutes-can-change-marriage-podcast/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 22, 2017
#8: Overcoming Obstacles in a Young Marriage with Ryan + McKenzi Keiser
30:56
As a safety for the Penn State football team, Ryan Keiser married his high school sweetheart, McKenzi, who was also playing soccer at Eastern University. As college students, young and in love, little did they know they would have to embrace the “in sickness” part of their wedding vows so soon. On October 23rd, 2014, Ryan was injured... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/15/8-ryan-mckenzi-keiser/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 15, 2017
#7: 7 Ways to Protect Our Children from Sexual Abuse
27:22
I recently spoke at the same conference as, and later became good friends with, a representative from the National Organization of Victim’s Assistance (NOVA). The mission of NOVA is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime or crisis. They work quite frequently on behalf of abuse victims. One evening, my friend and I were carpooling... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/08/protecting-kids-from-sexual-abuse-podcast/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 08, 2017
#6: How a Family of Six Does Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways with Russell + Sarah Glass
29:03
Our podcast guests this week are Russell and Sarah Glass. Business owners with four young children–ages 2, 4, 6, and 8–they share their adventure, a move from California to Tennessee, to open a restaurant. The catch? They were never in the restaurant business until this move. Instead, they’re in the relationship business. Before the move,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/03/01/6-russell-sarah-glass/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Mar 01, 2017
#5: How Secondhand Screen Time Can Harm our Kids: What Parents Need to Know
29:33
Have your children asked you to put your phone down, trying to get your attention? Ours have. Our relationship with our screens—not unlike the secondhand smoke elicited by a smoker—may be impacting our children more deeply than we realize. One such study describes it as “distracted parental attention,” and how it is impacting our kids’ cognitive development,... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/22/secondhand-screen-time-podcast/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 22, 2017
#4: How One Married Couple Finds Joy in Leading a Nonprofit Ministry, Together with Matthew + Bethany Williams
31:32
Our podcast guests this week are Matthew and Bethany Williams. Not only are they married, together they lead Exile International, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower children of war to become leaders for peace through art therapy and holistic, rehabilitative care. In this episode we go behind the scenes of the Williams’ marriage... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/15/matthew-and-bethany-williams/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 15, 2017
#3: Addressing the Elephant (uh um, iPhone) in Your Marriage
27:05
Do screens come between you and your spouse? Are you cuddling with your phone in bed more than one another? We answered yes to these. So, we decided to take some very practical steps to make sure the phone did not get in the way of our affection for one another. In this episode, we talk... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/08/3-addressing-elephant-uh-um-iphone-marriage/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 08, 2017
#2: How Working Parents Can Balance Ministry, Marriage & Parenthood with Eric + Kaye Geiger
30:23
Our first podcast guests are Eric and Kaye Geiger. Why? Because they’re awesome! Eric is vice president of LifeWay Christian Resources and pastor, and his wife, Kaye, is a full-time school teacher. This podcast episode goes behind the scenes of two working parents in ministry. Eric and Kaye are candid about how they stay closely connected in... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/01/eric-and-kaye-geiger/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 01, 2017
#1: Meet Josh + Christi: The Heart Behind the Podcast
24:21
Welcome! In our first episode, we introduce our heart behind it. We also tell the backstory behind why our passion is raising kids who live, love, and lead well–and having marriages we’d wish on our children. Christi also threw out a fun little game in the episode that helps you get to know us a little... <a href="http://www.joshuastraub.com/2017/02/01/meet-josh-christi-heart-behind-podcast-episode-1/" class="more-link" title="Read More" >View Post</a>
Feb 01, 2017
2 Minute Podcast Sneak Peak
1:55
Here’s our 2-minute sneak peak! Click here to subscribe today!  We would love for you to comment below with thoughts, ideas and questions you have for future episodes. Here’s an introduction and sneak peak of our upcoming first season! Click here to find the list of episodes.
Jan 05, 2016