Pardon the Mess: A Christian Parenting Podcast

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Pardon the Mess offers real, raw, and honest conversations about parenting our kids with biblical truth in a fast-changing world. Our guests will encourage you, remind you of what matters to the Lord, and make you laugh thinking “ain’t that the truth.” Join us as we commit to stay the course as parents, remembering that if we don’t teach our children to follow Christ – the world will teach them not to. Relax, there are no perfect parents, just a perfect God who is always ready to pardon our mess as we journey the parenting road together. Review Pardon the Mess on iTunes today – and help parents who are looking for trusted guidance as they raise their kids in the Lord.

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Ep. 2.7 – Rebecca Carrell and Kay Wyma
39:20

When you get the opportunity to chat candidly about the hard places in parenting with good friends Rebecca Carrell and Kay Wyma - well, you don’t want to miss it.

In this episode of Pardon the Mess, the three of us talk about the recent college admissions bribery scandal and the messaging our culture sends that our kids need to look a certain way or have certain credentials to be “good enough.”

As followers of Christ, it’s always a great reminder that our identity in Christ is received, not achieved. Kay and Rebecca share real-life examples of some of the tough places in parenting and encourage us to walk in the grace of the Lord as we remind our kids to call out God’s truth in their lives.

Kay Wyma is the host of the vodcast, Say Something. She has also written several books, the most recent being Not the Boss of Us. Rebecca Carrell is the co-host of Mornings with Jeff and Rebecca on Dallas radio KCBI 90.9, as well as an author, speaker, and founder of the HeartStrong Faith conference.

 

 

Links from this podcast include:

KayWyma.com

Say Something Vodcast

Not the Boss of Us by Kay Wyma

Mornings with Jeff and Rebecca on KCBI 90.9 

HeartStrong Faith 

 

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Mar 24, 2019
Ep. 2.6- Abby Rike
45:04

On October 13, 2006, Abby Rike’s family was involved in a devastating car accident that instantly changed the course of her life. Refusing to let her tragedy become her identity, Abby started a journey that led her to know the Lord in a new, beautiful way.

Abby talks candidly and humorously about what gives her purpose and motivates her to get out of bed in the morning. She encourages us to refuse to accept a life of casual Christianity but rather to dive into God’s Word in a way that transforms all we do.

Abby humbly acknowledges that she doesn’t have all the answers, but, having walked a very difficult road, she wants everyone to be assured that God will meet you wherever you are.

Abby was also a participant on The Biggest Loser and tells us a little bit about that experience. She’s the author of Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope. 

Wherever you are in life, whatever you’re worried about or living through, Abby has a word of encouragement for you.

 

Links from this episode:

Working It Out: A Journey of Love, Loss, and Hope

Rockthis.org

How to Help A Grieving Friend by Abby Rike

 

 

 

Mar 14, 2019
Ep. 2.5- Kathie Lee Gifford
52:50

No introduction necessary on this one, friends. 

Kathie Lee Gifford joins us on Pardon the Mess, and we could not be more thrilled to spend time with her.

Kathie Lee has been blessed with a successful four-decade career as a television host, actress, singer, playwright, songwriter, and author. She is best known for her fifteen years on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (eleven Emmy nominations), and she’s currently acting as the three-time, Emmy-winning co-host of the fourth hour of TODAY with Hoda Kotb.

Kathie Lee and I talk about her faith journey and the impact traveling to Israel has had on her understanding of why she believes what she does. She shares about the difficult days after losing her husband, Frank, and how Jesus is our only hope. Kathie Lee also let us in on her amazing children’s book, The Gift That I Can Give, and how important it is to allow our kids to live out their God-given talents.

Oh, and we talk about why she’s leaving TODAY next month and get some insider scoop on what’s next on her agenda.

It’s not every day you get to visit with someone who has had a career the likes of Kathie Lee Gifford—especially knowing how seamlessly she shares her faith at every turn.

Tune in for this one! 

 

Link:

The Gift That I Can Give

Feb 28, 2019
Ep. 2.4- Jenny Brady and Mia Mbroh
47:16

Cultural issues inundate our news feeds every day, and it seems that, all too often, they relate to conflicts of diversity and race. As parents, we all want to talk honestly and biblically with our kids about the real world and the cultural issues they face each day. But if you’re anything like me, it’s easy to feel ill-equipped to talk about diversity with our kids and do it well without saying the wrong things.

On today’s podcast, Jenny Brady and Mia Mbroh encourage us to start conversations about diversity in our homes. They are quick to remind us that diversity is not just a matter of skin color, but also gender, socioeconomic status, age, culture, and economic status. Jenny and Mia love the Lord and create a safe place to consider issues of diversity while pointing us back to God’s design and the biblical implications on our faith.

Don’t miss this practical, honest conversation on diversity that will help you consider areas where your family might make small adjustments with big impact.

 

Resources from the podcast:

God's Very Good Idea: A True Story of God's Delightfully Different Family

White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to Be White

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie l TEDGlobal 2009 l The Danger of a Single Story

Feb 14, 2019
Ep. 2.3 - Asking For A Friend Mini Episode- What Should My Focus Be as I Raise My Kids?
07:34

Sometimes we have parenting questions that can be awkward, right? And there’s times we need an honest discussion on a topic, but we aren’t sure where to start. In this Pardon the Mess mini-series, Janet Denison answers some of the more awkward or tough questions we face as we raise our kids. We’ve kept these podcasts short and to the point. They are not intended to be the only answer, but a starting point as you go to the Lord with all of your parenting needs. We hope to hit lots of topics that your facing, so please send us an email to editor@chrsitianparenting.org for topics you would love to hear us address in the future. Happy listening!

Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 2.2 - Darin Kinder
57:17

As a special agent with the United States Secret Service for 19 years, Darin Kinder has traveled to over 30 countries with presidents and leaders. But on September 11, 2001, he experienced the unspeakable horror as one of those at the World Trade Center.

Darin earned a Secret Service Medal of Valor for his heroism that day. But he’s quick to tell people that his story is only a story of survival, while Jesus’s story is one of salvation. For ten years following September 11, 2001, Darin held on to his story and prayed for the Lord to give him the mission for his life.

Darin now tells his story of that tragic day, and how even in the chaos and darkness, God was there. He knows that he is now called to speak to men on living lives marked by integrity, courage, and compassion through the ministry he founded, Valiant Ministries.

Darin and his wife of twenty tears are raising their four young sons, which he’d tell you is his greatest calling. Darin shares his thoughts on raising brave kids who are willing to live on purpose for the Lord. Darin’s story, his humility, passion, and purpose, will inspire you. Don’t miss this!

 

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Jan 31, 2019
Ep. 2.1 - Cheryl Scruggs
46:43

Cheryl Scruggs knows firsthand the difficulties that come with marriage.

After divorcing her husband, Jeff, in the midst of her own infidelity, Cheryl realized the lies she believed in her first marriage and the critical importance of having Jesus central in her relationships.

Now remarried to Jeff, she talks vulnerably about working through the daily ups and downs and pitfalls we all experience along the way. Cheryl also shares about her daughter’s very public accident (Lauren Scruggs) and how their family drew to the Lord during this crisis.

You will be encouraged with her practical words, and even get some suggested readings and resources to give your marriage a boost.

(Today’s podcast references Ephesians 3:20, Matthew 19:26, Deuteronomy 8, 1 Peter 3, and Ephesians 5)

 

For More on Cheryl Scruggs:

http://www.hopeformarriages.com/

http://thrivingbeyondbelief.com/

 

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Jan 17, 2019
Ep. 1.13 - Joni Eareckson Tada
30:50

Joni Eareckson Tada wrestled with life’s toughest questions after a split-second decision left her quadriplegic as a teenager. Struggling with how God could allow that to happen, she was blessed with ten words that changed her life: God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

Joni’s life is a testament to these words and will inspire you in the hard places in life. She talks candidly about questioning God’s sovereignty, working through depression, and living abundantly through Jesus.

Joni is an absolute breath of fresh air reminding us of Jesus’ love and urging us to make the very most of every moment the Lord gives us. She’s a well-known artist, author, sought-after speaker, and founder of JoniAndFriends.org.

This is a podcast you don’t want to miss!

  

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Nov 29, 2018
Ep. 1.12 - Holly Shivers
32:10

Do you ever think about the day you’ll take your kids to college and what you want them to really know before they leave home? We do too!

In this episode, author Holly Shivers and her sister, Wendy Hermes, remind us of the importance of teaching our kids how to pray and memorize God’s word.

We all know that with the busyness of everyday life, none of us are looking for something else to add to our to-do lists on a given day. But Holly and Wendy remind us that being intentional in the small things with our kids often pays big dividends in helping them know the Lord in a personal way. And truly knowing the Lord is something we all hope our kids “get” before they leave our homes.

Join us for a practical discussion on teaching our kids how to pray and memorize God’s word!

 

(Today’s podcast references Deuteronomy 11 and Psalm 121.)

 

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Nov 08, 2018
Ep. 1.11 - Bob Goff *Part Two*
31:23

Bob Goff has the remarkable gifting of relaying his life adventures in a way that points you back to Jesus and challenges you to live life differently. We talk about the gift we are to those around us when we choose to be “available” to them and truly present. We also talk candidly about seeing people for more than what they can do for us, but seeing them for who they are. And Bob tells us stories of parades in his neighborhood, not getting accepted to law school, and calling the White House when one of his kids was sick. Bob Goff is energetic, hilarious, challenging, and practical. You won’t want it to end!

 

(Today’s episode references Matthew 13 & Luke 23)

 

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Oct 25, 2018
Ep. 1.10 - Bob Goff *Part One*
29:36

Bob Goff has the remarkable gifting of relaying his life adventures in a way that points you back to Jesus and challenges you to live life differently. We talk about the gift we are to those around us when we choose to be “available” to them and truly present. We also talk candidly about seeing people for more than what they can do for us, but seeing them for who they are. And Bob tells us stories of parades in his neighborhood, not getting accepted to law school, and calling the White House when one of his kids was sick. Bob Goff is energetic, hilarious, challenging, and practical. You won’t want it to end!

 

(Today’s episode references Matthew 13 & Luke 23)

 

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Oct 17, 2018
Ep. 1.9 - Lisa Clark
32:08

How can we love God more than we love our children? How can we let go of our struggle with control, for the benefit of our children and ourselves? Author Lisa Clark joins us to talk about raising children who take responsibility, who listen to God’s voice, and who follow him. Though it can be scary, she shows us how daily putting our kids on the altar is the only way to find freedom from fear and anxiety, and how that plan is so much greater: for God’s glory and our children’s good.

(Today’s episode references James 5:16, Luke 2:41, Genesis 22:1 & Psalm 145:4)

 

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Oct 03, 2018
Ep. 1.8 – Jamie Ivey
37:18

Jamie Ivey joins us this week to talk about fear, control, shame, and vulnerability. Jamie and her husband Aaron Ivey are both biological and adoptive parents; she writes, speaks, and hosts a renowned Christian podcast “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey.” As we discuss the parenting journey that the Lord has had the Iveys on (including adoption, being a working mother/parent, and work travel), Jamie shares about how vulnerability has transformed her friendships and her parenting. Together, we delve into the false gospel we preach with our lives if we, as believers, try and act like we have it all together -- and how shame plays into inadvertently training our kids not to confess sin.


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Sep 17, 2018
Ep. 1.7 - Chip Waggoner
44:12

When Fox 4 News Anchor Chip Waggoner and his wife heard that the baby she was carrying would endure significant challenges from birth, they started on a journey they never anticipated taking. In this episode, Chip and his son, Benjamin, join us to share the blessings they have experienced despite the difficulties Benjamin has endured with his health. Together, Chip and Benjamin answer tough questions such as: How should a believer respond to devastating medical news in our children’s lives? How should we train our children to respond—with words and actions—to another person who is differently abled? What is God’s purpose in creating life in a child who isn’t “normal”? Powerful answers to these questions will move and inspire you to be joyful always and pray continually.

 

(Today’s podcast references 1 Thessalonians 5:16)

 

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Sep 11, 2018
Ep. 1.6 - Mike Singletary and Kirk McJunkin
49:32
Baylor Bear and NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary joins University of Texas and Pittsburgh Steeler Kirk McJunkin to talk about parenting your kids through sports. Coach Singletary experienced adversity at a young age, but through it, he believed rich teaching from his mother regarding his identity — teaching that rerouted him and his future. Coach McJunkin reveals how he began playing sports as a search for significance, until the Lord revealed to him that he could not find his self-worth in football. When the Lord changed his approach from being self-centered to being others-centered, his life was altered forever. Two elite athletes who excelled at the highest levels both point to their faith as the only firm foundation for families as they travel the path of youth sports. Today’s episode features a candid and vulnerable conversation about the difficult task of parenting our children in youth, select, and high school sports. 
 
(Today’s podcast references Luke 15:11-32, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, and Colossians 3:21)
 
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Sep 04, 2018
Ep 1.5 - Kay Wyma
40:02

The messaging of the world leads us to shame, silence, and isolation. Instead of recognizing our kids’ unique qualities, as parents, sometimes we act like we want our kids to “be great” at everything. But this messaging is “not the boss of us”, as guest author Kay Wyma discusses today. Kay reminds us of our phenomenal worth and value, and how believing that identity for ourselves helps fuel us to lead our kids to living out their identity. She calls us to stop valuing our children based on performance, and instead call in truth to point them back to their precious worth to God, and to how loved and uniquely gifted they are to Him. (Today’s podcast references Ephesians 2, Isaiah 55:8-9, Matthew 11:28, Isaiah 43:1, Daniel 3:26, Phil 4:6)

 

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Aug 21, 2018
Ep. 1.4 -- Michael W. Smith
18:14

Michael W. Smith joins us to talk about family, loving your spouse well, focusing on what really matters in raising kids, and slowing down by prioritizing what’s important in our lives. You will love hearing about his heart behind creating a new children’s lullaby album. Oh, and we even talked about his friendship with Billy Graham and singing at Reverend Graham’s funeral.

 

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Aug 12, 2018
Ep. 1.3 Tony & Lauren Dungy
29:25

Tony Dungy has two Super Bowl rings, but he doesn't need them to be significant. In today’s episode Tony and his wife Lauren reveal how to train a child to believe he is worthy (hint: it’s not by training them to accomplish more). The Dungys impart wisdom on how they parent differently now, after 3 decades of wisdom and experience raising 10 children. They answer "what prompted you to write 2 new children's books" regarding their latest project, and they reveal the heart behind their calling to foster care and adoption. Their words are both convicting and inspiring; you won’t want to miss it!

 

(Today’s podcast references Matthew 16:26)

 

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Aug 11, 2018
Ep. 1.2 -- Mia Mbroh
32:19

 

Do we rob our kids of the ability to trust God by constantly intervening when we see them struggling? What if our efforts to provide and protect are the actual barriers to their success? In this podcast we talk with Christian counselor Mia Mbroh about whether failure is important or overrated, how a Christian parent should respond to a child who is struggling, and how stop parenting out of our own wounds from the past. She asks us “is God still good enough for us, even in the difficult times?” and expands on how our behavior often answers this question with a resounding “no.” Mia gives us practical ways we can love our children by letting them fail – by choosing to walk with them through their failure instead of always trying to take the pain away.  (Today’s podcast references Deuteronomy 8:17-18, the Heroes of the Bible, Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

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Aug 11, 2018
Ep. 1.1 - Janet Denison
23:03

Can a Christian parent find success? Our performance and perfection driven culture can make us feel we will never measure up.  As parents, we want to know how to define God’s version of success in parenting, so in this podcast we discuss how to raise up believers, and how to be character focused parents.  

Today’s conversation is with Bible teacher, writer, and speaker Janet Denison. Janet reminds us that success is what it’s always been, and points us back to the oldest principles and the biggest picture in our parenting. She answers “how do we know if our child has accepted Christ” and gives us a short list of non-negotiables about which we cannot budge when guiding little hearts. (Today’s podcast references Matthew 23, Jeremiah 6:16, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 22:6)

 

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Aug 11, 2018