Grace Based Families Podcast

By Grace Based Families Podcast

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Religion & Spirituality

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 9
Reviews: 0

Description

Karis Murray and Michelle Broek believe that no one should parent children alone. And even more, that we should all parent with grace. The grace based families podcast is a conversation between two moms in the thick of parenting children leaning into God's grace as they try to extend his grace to their children. Grace Based Families is a podcast of Family Matters ministry.

Episode Date
Dan Martin on talking to your children about pornography
3148

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk to Dan Martin of pureHOPE about how to talk to your children about pornography and sex. Grace can help a topic like this create real freedom and protection in a home. 

Dec 07, 2021
Thanksgiving is a verb
2710

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about the power of practicing gratitude and how it can change the way your family sees the world. 

Nov 23, 2021
The High Cost of High Control
2710

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss the ways being a high control parent can do damage to relationships. Grace, as always, is the way to set families free from controlling tendencies.

Nov 10, 2021
How to talk to Gen Z about the gospel with Tanita Maddox
2220

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Tanita Maddox, long time Young Life Regional Director and author of "Ever Changing Culture, Never Changing God," about how to talk with Generation Z about God and faith. 

Oct 26, 2021
An Interview with Juleeta Harvey - Founder of Body Truth
2360

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk to Juleeta Harvey, founder of bodytruth.org about grace and body image. Get insight into how grace can reshape the conversation about how we see our own bodies.

Oct 12, 2021
5 ways to prepare your kids for college
1990

In this episode, Karis and Michelle look at 5 different ways parents can prepare their kids for college with grace.

Sep 28, 2021
How to teach your kids to work hard
1928

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about how to teach your kids to work hard and have self efficacy. Join them as they share personal stories and struggles with fighting laziness in an over-scheduled world. 

Sep 14, 2021
Abuse in Marriage with Kari Trent Stageberg
2805

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss the difficult topic of abuse in marriage with Kari Trent Stageberg, CEO of StrongFamilies and co-author of the book The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance.

Aug 31, 2021
Back to school: 10 ways to be a great classmate
2257

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss ten ways to help your kids be great classmates in this back to school special. 

Aug 17, 2021
Parenting on Purpose with Amy Carney
2292

In this episode, Karis and Michelle interview Amy Carney, author of Parent on Purpose, to talk about the effects of over parenting and what needs to change to create stronger, healthier kids.


*Note - During recording we experienced some technical difficulties, causing a bit of audio interference and inhibiting us from videoing the episode as planned. We felt like the content was just that good and worth sharing, so please keep in mind while listening.

Aug 03, 2021
Moving your kids toward independence
2456

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss how to start moving your kids toward independence and how to stop over-parenting.

Jul 20, 2021
Keeping children safe from abuse - a conversation with Lacy Cooper
2862

Prosecutor Lacy Cooper, with experience in prosecuting sexual crimes committed against children and adults, gets real with Karis and Michelle. She shares some great tips to help prevent child sexual abuse. You won't want to miss this episode, so be sure to save this post and share with any parents you know.

Jul 06, 2021
An interview with Andrea Robinson, creator of the You Do You journal
2428

In this episode, Karis and Michelle interview Andrea Robinson, former news anchor and creator of the You Do You journal, about the need for grace in a world obsessed with perfection. 

Jun 22, 2021
Summer fun for the whole family
1586

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss how to prepare for a fun, grace-filled summer with your family. Get parenting ideas and marriage tips to bring out the best in each other this summer.



Jun 08, 2021
Give your marriage the gift of rest
2258

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about how to give you marriage the gift of rest. Grace means leaving room for people to grow and rest, learn more now!

May 25, 2021
How to Fight Fair - With Tim Kimmel
2400

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Tim Kimmel, author of Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, and Extreme Grandparenting to talk about how to fight fair in a marriage.

May 11, 2021
When All You Ever Wanted Isn't Enough
1958

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss how having it all doesn't really fix the problems you have. Maybe 'enough' isn't really what we all think.

Apr 27, 2021
Building Relational Equity in your Kids with Tracey Eyster
2660

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Tracey Eyster, founder of Mom Life and nationally known speaker and author about how to build relational equity into your kids, and the long term power of grace in staying connected.

Apr 13, 2021
Four Tips for a Peaceful Home
1642

In this episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek discuss four ways to maintain peace at home in the midst of a hurried culture. Listen in on how grace can bring peace to your home. 

Mar 30, 2021
An interview with Dierdre Reilly, author of The Pretend Christian
2463

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Dierdre Reilly about how grace, particularly in the family, helps challenge our tendency to be pretend Christians. Dierdre Reilly is a nationally known writer and author of the upcoming book, the Pretend Christian, where she explores the foundation of fake Christianity and how to fight against it.

Mar 23, 2021
The 5 Lures of a Hurried Life
1756

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss what makes a hurried lifestyle so appealing, and what it takes to overcome it. 

Mar 02, 2021
7 Signs Your Family is Too Hurried
2287

In this episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek talk about seven signs your life might be too hurried and how to slow down with grace.

Feb 16, 2021
Joy in the Chaos - An interview with Meg Marie Wallace
2760

In this episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek interview Meg Marie Wallace, author of the book With All Joy. They discuss the challenges of enjoying parenting in the midst of the chaos and practical tips for finding joy in even the hardest of circumstances. 

Feb 02, 2021
Interview with Juli Slattery: Grace. Sex, and Purity Culture
2640

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Juli Slattery, author of Rethinking Sexuality, president and founder of Authentic Intimacy, and host of the podcast, "Java with Juli." During the podcast, they discuss how grace should influence the understanding of sexuality and purity culture and why we often get it wrong.

Jan 19, 2021
An interview with Dr. Brent Bounds
2686

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Dr. Brent Bounds, a clinical psychologist and nationally known marriage counselor on navigating relationships and the role counseling can play in developing grace based relationships. 

Jan 05, 2021
Building a better budget in the New Year
3080

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss some budgeting principals and ideas that can help leave more room for grace in your family in the next year.

Dec 22, 2020
The Heart of Christmas with Tim Kimmel
1982

On this episode, Karis and Michelle talk to Tim Kimmel, Founder and President of Grace Based Families, as he shares a story about Christmas to bring your heart back to its true meaning. 

Dec 08, 2020
How Gracious People Handle Difficult People during the Holidays: Interview with Megan Hunt
2641

In this episode, Karis and Michelle interview Megan Hunt, a first grade teacher, parent of 5, and trained professional in Trust Based Relational Intervention. Learn how giving your family the freedom and understanding of TBRI can help strengthen relationships over time.

Nov 24, 2020
How to Make Thanksgiving Memorable for Kids
1800

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about how to make Thanksgiving memorable for kids, and how grace can lead the way during the holidays.

Nov 10, 2020
An Interview with Tim Kimmel
2481

In this episode, Karis and Michelle interview the founder of Grace Based Families, Tim Kimmel, and talk all about the grace based message and how it relates to families.

Oct 27, 2020
Resolving Conflict with Grace
2741

On this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about how to resolve conflict with grace. Conflict can be difficult, particularly during this time, but they don't need to end relationships. 

Oct 13, 2020
Grace and School Choice
2861

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about all the options available to parents in how to educate their children. Without grace, school choice can be both overwhelming and fraught with shame. Hear how Michelle and Karis talk about the power of grace and how it affects even the way we educate our children. 

Sep 29, 2020
Why Kids Rebel
3621

In this episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek discuss why kids rebel and how grace can help. There are few things more painful for parents than a child who is rebelling against them. Fortunately, God is a God of second chances and grace and is there to help parents love their child through it.

Sep 16, 2020
Grace and Teenagers: A Conversation with Actual Teenagers
2904

In this episode, Karis and Michelle get to talk with Karis' two girls, Riley and Lydia, about how grace has changed their life as teenagers. Michelle learns new slang and they all talk about why raising teenagers doesn't have to be terrifying.


Sep 01, 2020
Raising Teenagers: An Interview with Mark Gregston
2404

Raising teenagers can be difficult, but not impossible. In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk with Mark Gregston, founder of Heartlight Ministries and host of Parenting Today's Teens Radio Show, to learn how grace helps turn the teenage years into some of the best years of your parenting life. You don't have to parent alone. Join Michelle and Karis in the conversation.  

Aug 18, 2020
8 Secrets to a Happy Family
2777

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about 8 secrest that can help your family enjoy each other and increase happiness. Who doesn't want a happy family? Listen to find out more.

Aug 04, 2020
Storytelling and Empathy: Interview with C. C. Kimmel of the Lightcatchers Podcast
2517

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk to C. C. Kimmel, writer and host of the Lightcatchers Podcast about the power of storytelling for children, the significance of empathy, and the way grace informs his podcast. C. C. Kimmel is a writer, musician, and podcaster who lives with his wife, Lauren, and four kids in Phoenix, AZ. 

Jul 21, 2020
Grace Based Blueprint: Courage
2256

In this episode, Karis and Michelle talk about the importance of developing courage in your children. With usual humor and insight, they finish off the Character series wrapping everything into God's grace.

Jul 07, 2020
Grace Based Blueprint: Endurance
2016

In this episode of the Grace Based families Podcast, Karis and Michelle talk about the importance of endurance and how to develop that in your children. As always, the conversation is filled with humor and rooted in grace.

Jun 23, 2020
Grace in the midst of Single Parenting - An Interview with Michelle Donnelly
2289

In this episode, Karis and Michelle interview Michelle Donnelly and talk about the power of grace in the midst of being a single parent. As usual, Karis and Michelle have an honest, funny, and tender conversation about how grace plays out in everyday life. 

Jun 09, 2020
Grace Based Blueprint: Self-Discipline
2113

Karis and Michelle continue in their conversation about the character traits they want to instill in their children by talking about self-discipline. Getting your kids to self regulate is an important part of raising healthy, strong children. Be sure to listen in and learn more about how to raise a grace based kid.

Jun 03, 2020
Grace Based Family Blueprint: Building Poise
1896

In this episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek discuss the importance of poise and how grace helps build that in children. Join them for an honest conversation about the joys and challenges of raising grace based kids.

May 19, 2020
Grace Based Blueprint: Integrity
2165

Karis and Michelle discuss the importance of integrity in building character in our children. This is part of a larger series on character and how grace helps develop kids for adulthood.

May 05, 2020
Grace Based Blueprint - Faith
1930

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss the building blocks of character, starting with faith. Faith is a cornerstone for developing character in children and essential to raising kids who can stand up in the world. 

With humor and honesty, Karis and Michelle discuss the challenge of developing faith, but why it's worth it when building a grace based home.

Apr 21, 2020
Grief During Pandemic
2228

In this special episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek discuss the reality of grief families feel in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Not only do they share about how grief is effecting their own families, they discuss resources on how grace can help in the midst of grief. Be sure to listen in and hear how families can respond to COVID-19 and all the emotions that come along with it. 

Apr 07, 2020
Talking to your kids about COVID-19
1909

In this special episode of the Grace Based Families Podcast, Karis and Michelle discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and how grace enters into a difficult situation with families. 

Mar 20, 2020
Parenting Children with Mental Health Challenges - An Interview with John Correia
2986

In this episode, Karis and Michelle interview former pastor, seminary professor, and founder of Active Self Protection on parenting children who struggle with mental health. This is an incredibly important topic and on that needs grace to navigate. Not only does John share about his own history with it, but practical tools he's found to help parent his children with grace.

Mar 10, 2020
Parenting and the Necessity of Youth Groups
2214

Karis and Michelle grew up in the same youth group. For them, it was an important and formative time and essential to their upbringing as Christians. It's hard to believe, but your kids might not listen to you all the time. This is why it's essential to have other trusted adults who can speak into your children's lives. Listen as Karis and Michelle talk about why youth groups are so helpful when raising kids.

Feb 26, 2020
15 Ways Grace Changes the Everyday Lives of Parents
2798

In this episode, Karis and Michelle discuss 15 different ways grace can change the everyday life of parents and couples. It's not enough to just understand grace through the lens of saving grace. It's important for us to see the way grace happens in the day to day practical moments of parenting.

Feb 11, 2020
How to talk to your kids about sex.
2306

On this episode. Karis and Michelle discuss how to talk to your kids about sex. They share their own stories, all of the funny and challenging things that comes with the sex talk, and why it's important for parents to talk with their kids about sex. Join in on the conversation.

Jan 28, 2020
Karis and Michelle talk with Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
2978

In this episode, Karis and Michelle will talk to writer and speaker, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, author of "You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), about raising strong willed children, her career as an educator and police officer, and how to allow God control in your life as a parent. Cynthia Tobias has over a 30 years of experience teaching parents and educators how to work with strong willed children. Karis and Michelle connect that with grace and how grace makes a difference in parenting.

Jan 14, 2020
An Interview with Stephanie Flies of City Mom Collective
2747

In this episode, Karis Murray and Michelle Broek interview Stephanie Flies, Founder and Director of City Mom Collective and host of Just Add Sprinkles Podcast on why it matters that parents have community. Stephanie shares about her own journey with the grace based message and how it has influenced the way she approaches business, family, and friendships. Karis, Michelle, and Stephanie discuss the challenges of being working moms and the necessity for intentional relationships. 

Dec 17, 2019
Taking the Crazy out of Christmas
2160

Karis and Michelle discuss the most wonderful time of the year, and all the crazy that comes with it. Part of developing grace based families is being able to take a step back and not allow an expectation of something to ruin the thing itself. Christmas doesn't have to be a crazy time of year. Listen in to hear some practical tips on how to make holidays a time of rest and joy.

Dec 03, 2019
10 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday Season
2416

It's that time of year where families get together, laugh, share gifts and meals, and stress out! Holidays are becoming more and more stressful, which is why Karis and Michelle take the time to talk through 10 things that can make holidays stress free and bring peace and joy back to your family in this busy season.

Nov 19, 2019
The Power of Saying Sorry to Your Children
2299

Karis and Michelle discuss why it's so important to apologize to your children. No parent is perfect, but the wounds parents cause in children don't have to be forever. Apologizing and recognizing your mistakes to your children is one of the best ways to develop character and maintain connection. Karis and Michelle look at the funny things and the hard things facing parents in a modern age.

Nov 05, 2019
Guest Heather McFayden Discusses Motherhood and Community
3271

Karis and Michelle interview Heather McFayden, the host of the podcast "Don't Mom Alone" on the importance of community in motherhood. Being a mom can be an isolating reality, and Karis, Michelle, and Heather talk about different ways to fight the isolation of parenting and develop relationships that matter.

Oct 22, 2019
Navigating the Digital World with your Kids
1872
The digital world brings about new challenges and opportunities for parents. Karis and Michelle talk about how to bring the best out of your kids in a digital world without being overwhelmed by the challenges technology brings to parenting.
Oct 08, 2019
How to Give Your Kids the Freedom to Be Different
2741
Michelle and Karis, on this episode talk about why it's important to give your children (and your spouse) the freedom to be different. Sometimes what bothers you about your kids is not something they are doing wrong, but something that is just different, and how we react as parents matters. Karis and Michelle are both funny and heartfelt in their discussion and also give practical ways to bring peace into the differences in your home.
Sep 24, 2019
Four Myths about Parents and Back to School
1670
In this episode Karis and Michelle discuss four different myths and misunderstandings about how parents respond to their kids being in school. It can be hard when your kid has a teacher she doesn't like, or feels like other kids may not like him. Michelle and Karis have a conversation about how to handle challenges with grace.
Sep 10, 2019
Seven Back to School Hacks for Parents
1457
Karis and Michelle are back to talk about seven different ways to make back to school run smoothly. Between things to do the night before, and setting proper expectations, Karis and Michelle talk about how to ensure grace permeates even the most chaotic of parenting events.
Aug 27, 2019
Grace Based Discipline: Responding vs. Reacting
2622
On this episode, Karis Murray and MIchelle Broek continue a conversation about how to discipline children with grace. Exploring topics like how to respond to children instead of react and the difference between discipline and punishment, Karis and Michelle take a fresh and funny spin on a serious and challenging topic.
Aug 04, 2019
Age Appropriate Discipline and the Sushi Menu of Responses
3450
Karis Murray and Michelle Broek continue their conversation on grace based discipline by exploring the different options parents have in discipline. Every age and child requires a different, thoughtful approach. Learn more how to parent and discipline with grace in this podcast from Family Matters Ministries.
Jun 01, 2019
Enneagram and Understanding Your Kids Unique Personality
2483
Every child is made different, which can make parenting extra challenging. Listen as Karis Murray and Michelle Broek discuss this challenge and some different tools that can help with navigating these differences. Grace Based Families Podcast is a part of Family Matters Ministry.
Jun 01, 2019
Introduction to Grace Based Discipline
2197
Get to know Karis Murray and Michelle Broek as they tell you about themselves as well as talk about how grace can be at the heart of how to discipline your children. With humor and experience, Karis and Michelle bring you into a conversation relevant to any parent at any stage.
Jan 04, 2019