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You're listening to the Million Praying Moms Podcast, where we believe every mom is uniquely designed by God for His purpose, but also a part of something much bigger than she could ever be alone. Authors and moms, Erin Mohring and Brooke McGlothlin will help you make prayer your first and best response to the challenges of parenting. Listen in on real life conversations with the experts about real issues parents face today and learn practical ways to focus on Christ as you seek wisdom and hope for the difficult job of raising children in today's world. If you're ready to handle life with grace because you've been in the presence of God, you're in the right place!

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051 - A Challenge for Women to Go Deeper into God's Word (with Phylicia Masonheimer)
37:09

STOP CALLING ME BEAUTIFUL!

Today's episode is a challenge for all Christian women to stop accepting shallow, surface-level teaching, and a powerless Gospel and to stretch instead for soul-deep strength based on the whole truth of God's Word.

Our guest, Phylicia Masonheimer, has a passion to teach women the history and depth of the Christian faith; the "why" behind the Bible, and together with Erin and Brooke, she answers questions like:

  • Why Christian women rarely experience much change after coming to Christ.
  • How to recognize "pink fluff" theology and what the message of the church to women should be instead.
  • How to make positive change to women's ministry.
  • And so much more!

Tune in to this incredibly challenging, empowering episode now!

MPM Show Notes: www.millionprayingmoms.com/051-stop-calling-me-beautiful.

Million Praying Moms FB Community: www.facebook.com/groups/millionprayingmomscommunity

Million Praying Moms on Instagram: www.instagram.com/millionprayingmoms

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 09, 2020
050 - Jesus Over Everything (with Lisa Whittle)
44:09

Our guest today is Lisa Whittle. Many of you have come to know Lisa from her thriving, "tell-it-like-it-is" Instagram feed, or through her library of books pointing us to the Gospel. She's become someone we personally look to for wisdom on many things, including how to understand hard passages of scripture. She's been on the Million Praying Moms podcast before talking about helping us navigate the world of kids' sports with grace. If you haven't listened to that one, you should. But it's her latest book, Jesus Over Everything: Uncomplicating the Daily Struggle to Put Jesus First, that we've invited her on the show to talk about today.

In this issue, we invite Lisa to answer questions like:

  • Why do we, as a culture, need to uncomplicate things?
  • Why do we all find it so hard to choose Jesus over anything else, especially ourselves?
  • Should parents choose Jesus over our kids?
  • And more!

Tune in now!

Show notes: https://www.millionprayingmoms.com/050-jesus-over-everything/

Jun 02, 2020
049 - Finding Grit and Grace in Motherhood (with Suzanne Gosselin and Gretta Kennedy)
46:53

For those moments when you think you’ll never live up to the Supermoms around you—when you’re elbow deep in the grind of diapers and laundry and peanut butter sandwiches—you need a good dose of Grit and Grace. Join Erin and Brooke this week as they talk to authors Suzanne Gosselin and Gretta Kennedy about topics like:

  • The difference between the way we thought motherhood would be and the way it really is.
  • Why seasons of difficulty (like quarantine) mean we need to spend MORE time in God's Word.
  • How to avoid "Stolen Identity Syndrome."
  • And so much more!

Go ahead and press play!

MPM Show Notes: www.millionprayingmoms.com/049-finding-grit-and-grace-in-motherhood

Million Praying Moms FB Community: www.facebook.com/groups/millionprayingmomscommunity

Million Praying Moms on Instagram: www.instagram.com/millionprayingmoms

May 26, 2020
048 - When You Love a Prodigal (with Judy Douglass)
50:46

Loving a prodigal can be one of the hardest things a parent every does, but there's always hope. On today's episode, Judy Douglass, author of When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness, offers hope and help for:

  • How to continue loving...not the feeling kind, but the doing kind...when things get hard?
  • How to battle the fear and anxiety that comes with loving a prodigal.
  • Understanding the character of God, and why it's vitally important for the parent of a prodigal.
  • And so much more!

Go ahead and press play!

MPM Show Notes: www.millionprayingmoms.com/048-when-you-love-a-prodigal

Million Praying Moms FB Community: www.facebook.com/groups/millionprayingmomscommunity

Million Praying Moms on Instagram: www.instagram.com/millionprayingmoms

May 19, 2020
047 - Why You're the Best Mom for the Job (with Becky Keife)
48:56

There's quite possibly never been a time when moms need to know their worth to their families more than they do now. It's been a challenging time, to say the least, as we've come together as families with our children home for extended periods of time. We've heard many moms express how they think someone else could do a better job, but on today's episode, Becky Keife, author of No Better Mom for the Job is here to share a different message.

If you've ever felt:
...like life is happening TO you instead of WITH you.
...like your kids bring out the worst in you.
...like you do a shotty job at being a good mom.

Today's episode is for you!

Find links to helpful resources and everything mentioned in this episode at www.millionprayingmoms.com/047-why-youre-the-best-mom-for-the-job

May 12, 2020
046 - Healthy Ways to Handle the Work/School/Family Stress During Quarantine (with David Thomas and Sissy Goff)
49:57

The stress of quarantine parenting is real. As moms, we have more pulling at us now than ever before... working from home, educating at home, and juggling all of our other responsibilities as well. Actually, saying it's stressful is an understatement.

Join Erin and Brooke for today's episode as they interview David Thomas and Sissy Goff, authors and counselors to families in Nashville, TN. David and Sissy offer practical advice and wisdom for parents like:

  • How to know if you're coping in an unhealthy way
  • Healthy ways to deal with the stressors related to Covid-19 parenting
  • How to recognize signs that our kids need more attention and help from us during quarantine
  • And more!

Find links to helpful resources and everything mentioned in this episode at www.millionprayingmoms.com/046-healthy-ways-to-handle-the-work-school-family-stress-during-quarantine-2020

May 05, 2020
Give God Your Next 40 Days
03:25

Consider yourself challenged!

Join Million Praying Moms as we give our next 40 days to God inside of the Start with Hope challenge! If there’s one thing we know about you, mama, it’s that you need hope. Maybe now more than ever. Click this link to make sure you're signed up and ready to go as we start this challenge together on May 5th!

https://bit.ly/next40days

Apr 23, 2020
045 - Every Day Prayers for Adult Children
50:24

Don't know what to pray? No problem!

This is the last episode in our series on learning to invite God into the mundane moments of your day. Our goal with this series is to help you bring prayer into the every day, "normal" parts of your day, like "a prayer for cooking dinner, " or "a prayer for wisdom and discernment," or even, "a prayer for their future spouse!"

We've broken down the ages and stages of a child's life from infancy to adulthood, and will be sharing specific prayers you can use throughout the moments of your day to help you make prayer your first and best response to motherhood.

On today's episode, we're talking about praying for adult children. Tune in now as Erin, Brooke, and their special guest, Gina Smith, share some of the challenges of being a mom during this season and offer 4 prayers moms can pray to invite God into the weariness associated with it.

Find show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com/045-everyday-prayers-for-adult-children.
Download a FREE sample of Every Day Prayers for Adult Children OR purchase the entire Every Day Prayers library at www.praythewordjournal.com/everydayprayers.

Apr 14, 2020
044 - Every Day Prayers for Young Adults
01:03:29

Don't know what to pray? No problem!

This is the fifth episode in our series on learning to invite God into the mundane moments of your day. Our goal with this series is to help you bring prayer into the every day, "normal" parts of your day, like "a prayer for cooking dinner, " or "a prayer for wisdom," or even, "a prayer for their future spouse!"

We've broken down the ages and stages of a child's life from infancy to adulthood, and will be sharing specific prayers you can use throughout the moments of your day to help you make prayer your first and best response to motherhood.

On today's episode, we're talking about the young adult years. Tune in now as Erin, Brooke, and their special guest, Teri Lynne Underwood, share some of the challenges of being a mom during this season and offer 4 prayers moms can pray to invite God into the weariness associated with it.

Find show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com/044-everyday-prayers-for-young-adults.
Download a FREE sample of Every Day Prayers for Young Adults OR purchase the entire Every Day Prayers library at www.praythewordjournal.com/everydayprayers.

Apr 07, 2020
043 - Every Day Prayers for High Schoolers
44:11

Don't know what to pray? No problem!

This is the fourth episode in our series on learning to invite God into the mundane moments of your day. Our goal with this series is to help you bring prayer into the every day, "normal" parts of your day, like "a prayer for cooking dinner, " or "a prayer for starting homework," or even, "a prayer for getting ready for church!"

We've broken down the ages and stages of a child's life from infancy to adulthood, and will be sharing specific prayers you can use throughout the moments of your day to help you make prayer your first and best response to motherhood.

On today's episode, we're talking about the high school years. Tune in now as Erin, Brooke, and their special guest, Monica Swanson, share some of the challenges of being a mom during this season and offer 4 prayers moms can pray to invite God into the weariness associated with it.

Find show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com/043-everyday-prayers-for-high-schoolers.
Download a FREE sample of Every Day Prayers for High Schoolers OR purchase the entire Every Day Prayers library at www.praythewordjournal.com/everydayprayers.

Mar 26, 2020
042 - Every Day Prayers for Grade School and Middle School
38:21

Don't know what to pray? No problem!

This is the third episode in our series on learning to invite God into the mundane moments of your day. Our goal with this series is to help you bring prayer into the every day, "normal" parts of your day, like "a prayer for cooking dinner, " or "a prayer for school drop off," or even, "a prayer for before starting homework."

We've broken down the ages and stages of a child's life from infancy to adulthood, and will be sharing specific prayers you can use throughout the moments of your day to help you make prayer your first and best response to motherhood.

On today's episode, we're talking about the grade school and middle school years. Tune in now as Erin and Brooke share some of the challenges of being a mom during this season and offer 4 prayers moms can pray to invite God into the weariness associated with it.

Find show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com/042-everyday-prayers-for-grade-and-middle-schoolers.
Download a FREE sample of Every Day Prayers for Grade and Middle Schoolers OR purchase the entire Every Day Prayers library at www.praythewordjournal.com/everydayprayers.

Mar 26, 2020
041 - Every Day Prayers for Pre-Schoolers
39:42

Don't know what to pray? No problem!

This is episode number 2 in our new series where we're helping you learn to invite God into the mundane moments of your day. Our goal with this series is to help you bring prayer into the every day, "normal" parts of your day, like "a prayer for cooking dinner, " or "a prayer story time," or even, "a prayer for preschool drop off!"

We've broken down the ages and stages of a child's life from infancy to adulthood, and will be sharing specific prayers you can use throughout the moments of your day to help you make prayer your first and best response to motherhood.

On today's episode, we're talking about the preschool years. Tune in now as Brooke and Erin share some of the challenges of being a mom during this season and offer 4 prayers moms can pray to invite God into the weariness associated with it.

Find show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com/041-everyday-prayers-for-preschoolers.
Download a FREE sample of Every Day Prayers for Preschoolers OR purchase the entire Every Day Prayers library at www.praythewordjournal.com/everydayprayers.

Mar 17, 2020
040 - Every Day Prayers for Infants and Toddlers
31:15

Don't know what to pray? No problem!

Today marks the beginning of a new series where we help you learn to invite God into the mundane moments of your day. Our goal with this series is to help you bring prayer into the every day, "normal" parts of your day, like "a prayer for cooking dinner, " or "a prayer for changing diapers," or even, "a prayer for rocking your baby to sleep."

We've broken down the ages and stages of a child's life from infancy to adulthood, and will be sharing specific prayers you can use throughout the moments of your day to help you make prayer your first and best response to motherhood.

On today's episode, we're talking about the infant and toddler years. Tune in now as Erin and Brooke share some of the challenges of being a mom during this season and offer 4 prayers moms can pray to invite God into the weariness associated with it.

Find show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com/040-everyday-prayers-for-infants-and-toddlers.
Download a FREE sample of Every Day Prayers for Infants and Toddlers OR purchase the entire Every Day Prayers library at www.praythewordjournal.com/everydayprayers.

Mar 11, 2020
Bonus - Your Questions Answered About the Fight Like a Boymom Program
24:02

In today's bonus episode, Brooke and Erin answer your questions about the Fight Like a Boymom program! If you're thinking about joining this online program for moms of hard-to-handle boys, here's your chance to get all of your questions answered, like:

▪ What age is it designed for? Are my boys too old?⁠
▪ How long should it take for me to get through?⁠
▪ How long do I have access to the program? I'm not ready to get started right away.⁠
▪ And others...⁠

We'll answer all of these, AND reveal a fun announcement about the program you're not going to want to miss!

To learn more about Fight Like a Boymom, visit www.fightlikeaboymom.com.
Today's Show Notes: www.millionprayingmoms.com/flabm

Mar 03, 2020
039 - A behind the scenes look at how we choose verses for the prayer journal, with Becky Daye
39:46

Have you ever wondered how we piece together each Pray the Word Journal?

Or maybe how in the world we choose the verses our prayers are inspired by?

There are many hands that go into making each Journal edition a work we believe is inspired by God to be exactly what our Journal owners need, and on today's show Brooke and Erin interview Becky Daye, the curator of all the verses inside Pray the Word Journal, to give you a behind-the-scenes look!

(And if you don't already have your copy, the Matthew Edition is 40% off while supplies last! Get yours ordered at www.christianmomshop.com)!

Feb 04, 2020
038 - Intentionally Inviting Jesus into the Moments of Your Day
48:23

Do you feel overwhelmed by the chaos that is your life?

Chores, laundry, kids' activities, cooking, grocery shopping, training hearts, etc...(we're tired just looking at that list)!

We all know spending time with Jesus is important if we want to grow in our relationship with Him. We hear about quiet time, but how do we actually find the time to focus on Jesus in the middle of our never ending to-do list?

There is hope! On today's episode, Erin and Brooke invite author Tara L. Cole to give us proven strategies for getting intentional about inviting Jesus into the moments of our days.

You won't want to miss this one!

Jan 28, 2020
037 - You're Not the One Holding it All Together (with Jennifer Dukes Lee)
46:30

If you're anything like us it's possible that you're already frantically making lists, setting goals, and trying to fulfill resolutions that are all designed to kick off your New Year on the right foot.

Today's episode is for every woman who finds herself hanging on tight and trying to get each day right—yet finding that life often feels out of control and chaotic. What better time of the year to embrace the fact that it's really all under control without us?

Tune in to hear Brooke and Erin chat with popular author, Jennifer Dukes Lee, about her newest book, "It's All Under Control!"

Jan 21, 2020
036 - Choosing Your Verse to Pray for 2020
37:16

Do you choose a word for the year?

In today's episode, Erin and Brooke are joined by Teri Lynne Underwood to introduce a slightly different version of choosing a word to theme your new year—defining a verse to PRAY for yourself and your family in 2020!

Join these three ladies as they walk you through seven reasons you NEED to be praying Scripture for your family as you plan for the new year, and get started with the Define Your Verse of the Year challenge at the link in our show notes!

Jan 14, 2020
035 - How to Choose Hope
44:02

After the craziness and noise of the Holidays have settled down it can be hard to keep the feelings of hope and wonder that go with them...especially when things are hard, or life is challenging.

On today's episode, Brooke and Erin, along with guest Stacey Thacker, are inviting you to choose hope, even when it's hard. Join us as we share practical, biblical steps to embrace a hope that just might influence your entire 2020!

Be sure to join us in the Start with Hope challenge as well! Details can be found in our show notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com!

Jan 07, 2020
034 - A New Year's Prayer
03:01

It's the week of New Years here in the United States, so we are taking some time to be with family and make memories offline. In lieu of an official show, we wanted to share this New Year's Prayer with you. Feel free to pray it with us, or download it in the New Year's Prayer Episode Show Notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com. It's perfect for the upcoming holiday, but also for every day use.

Happy New Year, from the Million Praying Moms Family!

Dec 31, 2019
033 - Christmas Prayer with Brooke and Erin
03:25

It's the week of Christmas here in the United States, so we are taking some time to be with family and make memories offline. In lieu of an official show, we wanted to share this Christmas Prayer with you. Feel free to pray it with us, or download it in the Christmas Prayer Episode Show Notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com. It's perfect for the upcoming holiday, but also for every day use.

Merry Christmas, from the Million Praying Moms Family!

Dec 24, 2019
032 - Real Talk About Suicide with David Thomas
40:54

Today's episode is so very important.

No one really wants to talk about suicide, but we believe it has to be talked about, maybe especially around the holidays because emotions can wash over people during this time of year in such huge waves and make them choose to do things they wouldn't otherwise.

Most of us know someone who has been touched by suicide. If you don't, praise God, but we're willing to bet you've been shocked and concerned about the seemingly skyrocketing numbers of our youth who are choosing suicide as an option. Just to make it real, the Centers for Disease control report that suicide is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, of people aged 15 to 24. Even more disturbing is the fact that suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 and 14.

We're joined today by Counselor and author, David Thomas, to talk about understanding this epidemic, and being prepared as parents to, 1) know what signs to look for, and 2) know how to talk to your kids about suicide.

Don't miss this important show.

Dec 17, 2019
031 - Following God in Ministry AND Motherhood (and how that influences our daughters in the best way) with Michelle Myers
46:58

There's no denying that becoming a mother changes things for a woman...including our sense of direction in life. Even when we are crystal clear on what kind of mother we want to be, becoming a mom doesn't mean we should lose our original mission as a child of God.

Becoming a mom really DOES change a woman. It changes her body, her emotions, her priorities, and even sometimes her entire direction in life...but it shouldn't change her mission.

Join us today as we chat with Michelle Myers, Founder of She Works HIS Way, about following God in motherhood AND in ministry! You might just walk away with a whole new understanding of your calling!

Dec 10, 2019
030 - Raising Boys Who Respect Girls (Dave Willis)
46:16

There's a push in our culture today to elevate women over men. People say, "The future is female" speaking to the idea that as we progress women will have more and more influence. We're not saying it's wrong for women to have influence, just that God made both sexes to work together for His glory. The future doesn't exclude males, and the call for men to treat women with a respect that honors God is independent from cultural norms.

It can be a confusing time for boys, as they try to juggle being respectful of the girls around them, while at the same time refusing to demonize true masculinity. Our guest today says his mission with this conversation is to help restore a broken view of manhood, and call boys to a high standard of manhood without shaming them for being male. We love the sound of that!

Join us as we chat with Dave Willis, author of Raising Boys Who Respect Girls: Upending Locker Room Mentality, Blind Spots, and Unintended Sexism, on today's episode! You won't want to miss this one!

Dec 03, 2019
029 - Thanksgiving Prayer (Brooke and Erin)
04:54

t's the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States, so we are taking some time to be with family and make memories offline. In lieu of an official show, we wanted to share this Thanksgiving Prayer with you. Feel free to pray it with us, or download it in the Thanksgiving Prayer Episode Show Notes at www.millionprayingmoms.com. It's perfect for the upcoming holiday, but also for every day use.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2019
028 - How to Maximize Your Prayer Life with Fasting (Wendy Speak)
51:45

Sugar doesn't make a mom sweet.

What would you be willing to give up to experience the presence of God in your life again? Especially in the every day moments of motherhood? Many of us sign up for a physical detox program, thinking that if our bodies are healthier, then we're healthier. But a healthy body doesn't do us a lot of good if we are spiritually malnourished.

Fasting and prayer actually go hand-in-hand to connect our hearts to the heart of God in a powerful way. But don't be overwhelmed! If you're like us, you didn't grow up with a good understanding of what fasting really is, or can be. Wendy Speake, author of the 40 Day Sugar Fast, is here to teach us the basics, and give us practical steps for using fasting to take our prayer lives to the next level!

Don't miss out!

Nov 19, 2019
027 - Creating a Space Your Kids Want to Come Home To
48:21

The holidays are just around the corner (we can't even believe we're saying that!!!). Some of our listeners have kids who have left home for college, or to build their careers, or start their own families, and will be prepping our hearts and homes for them to visit during this season

As your kids grow up, the realization that "home" feels different now can be daunting and filled with all kinds of different emotions. It really isn't the same as before they left, but it can still be so good!

How do we create a place our kids want to come home to?

Tune in today to listen to Jen Schmidt, author of Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation for practical tips and inspiration that is just in time!

Nov 12, 2019
026 - The Grumble Free Year (Tricia Goyer)
32:14

Do your kids grumble and complain about EVERYTHING?

(Do you?). Author and mom of 10, Tricia Goyer, felt called to do something pretty amazing...lead her children in going 1 full year with no grumbling or complaining!

We know what you're thinking..."ONE YEAR? Man! We haven't even been able to go ONE DAY without grumbling!"

The story is true, friends. With some hard work, lots of prayer, and a bit of determination, Tricia's family learned lessons they'll never forget. Tune in to today's episode to hear the Goyer's story and get practical tips for decreasing the complaining in your home!

Nov 05, 2019
025 - How Our Purpose in Marriage Extends to Our Mission as Parents (with Jennifer and Aaron Smith)
45:29

Most people, at least in the United States, marry for love and because they want to be happy and share their lives with someone. But according to Aaron and Jennifer Smith, authors of Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God's Purpose for Your Life Together, the purpose of Christian marriage is much more than just that.

Intentionally choosing to prioritize our marriage once we're parents is difficult at best. Small humans require lots of time and energy, and often leave their parents with little left over for each other. But having a "missional" marriage is more than just making time for a date night.

What if a look at the scriptures could change the entire way you see yours?

Rather than "you and me against the world," God calls each couple to the rich and meaningful mission of "you and me for the world." Tune in to today's episode to learn more!

Oct 29, 2019
024 - Learning to Put Jesus First in Your Own Life (Katie Orr)
49:02
As Christian moms, we all want to prioritize making sure that our kids know and love Jesus...at least as much as it depends on us...but we forget that one of the best ways, if not THE best way to do this is to make sure our own relationship with Christ is growing first.
 
This is one of the hardest things to do during a time when we most need it. There are so many things vying for our attention as moms. Even before we get out of bed it can feel like our to-do lists are overwhelming. Who has time to set aside for developing relationship with God?
 
Our guest today would say that we don't have time NOT to invest in our relationships with God...that our very happiness depends on it. Please welcome Katie Orr to the Million Praying Moms podcast!
Oct 22, 2019
023 - Understanding the Top 5 Social Media Platforms and How They Affect Our Kids
54:33

Are you a parent desperately trying to understand social media and its affect on your children? If so, today's episode is for you.

The most practical and easy-to-understand guide to the top 5 social media platforms tweens and teens are using today is waiting for you inside of this episode. Join Erin and Brooke as they interview Chris McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes. We get very specific about the various apps on your child's phone and help you:

  1. Understand what they're meant to do...
  2. The good, bad, and ugly about how they are actually affecting today's tweens and teens, so that...
  3. You can make a decision about what or whether to allow them in your home.

PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS IMPORTANT EPISODE.

(Side note: Brooke made her own children listen to this episode to help them understand their family's position on social media. Depending on age and maturity, you might consider that option with your own).

Oct 15, 2019
022 - The Effect of "Reality Living" and How to Help Our Kids Find Their Worth in Christ Instead of Clicks
32:02

What kind of effect does it have on a young mind when they're living for the next like?

How does having constant access to their peers likes and dislikes, words of encouragement or discouragement, and touched up pictures affect the way our children see and understand themselves?

How does a caring parent make decisions about when and whether to allow their children to enter the "reality living" rat race when we often struggle with it ourselves as adults?

Join Brooke and Erin as they chat again this week with counselor Sissy Goff, author of Raising Worry-Free Girls, about navigating the often swift-moving waters of today's reality living culture.

Oct 08, 2019
021 - Addressing the Epidemic of Anxious Girls
44:00

Anxiety among girls is at epidemic rates.

Our guest today says childhood anxiety rates are soaring, especially among girls, and she should know because she counsels them and their families every day in her practice outside of Nashville, TN. Because of this issue, we thought it was important to dedicate an entire episode to helping parents know what contributes to anxiety and worry and how they can empower their daughters to overcome their fears.

Tune in today as Erin and Brooke chat with Sissy Goff, counselor and author of Raising Worry-Free Girls.

Oct 01, 2019
020 - The Effects of Team Sports on This Generation
58:33

Is your child an athlete? Here at Million Praying Moms we LOVE sports! Erin and Brooke both enjoy watching their children participate in youth sports and they love watching college football (Go Huskers and Hokies)! But they've also watched as youth sports have changed over the years...and not always for the better.

Join Brooke and Erin today as they tackle (see what we did there??) topics like:

  • Safeguarding time at home and at church.
  • How to live in reality (instead of thinking you're raising the next Derek Jeter).
  • The importance of a good coach.
  • How sports can be an outlet for families to share Christ.

Grab your favorite sports-watching snack and tune in!

Sep 24, 2019
019 - The Hormone Battle for Boys
45:34
Sep 17, 2019
018 - Practical Ways to Promote Peace Between Siblings
47:05

Sibling. Rivalry. Two words that can make a mom's heart go from zero to 100 in two seconds flat. We all want our children to get along and have significant relationships with each other long after we're gone, but there are days when they're still at home that we wonder if this will ever happen!

On today's episode, Kim Sorgious shares tried and true practical advice for helping your kids get along with each other. Learn how to promote peace in your home by tuning in now!

Sep 10, 2019
017 - Calming Angry Kids (Tricia Goyer)
49:43

How can you calm your child's anger and your own?

Erin and Brooke talk to moms all the time who ask one of three questions:

1. Where is MY anger toward my kids coming from? OR,
2. What do my kids have to be angry about??
3. How do I take steps to calm the anger in our home instead of ignoring or resenting my children?

Tune in today as they interview Tricia Goyer, author of Calming Angry Kids: Help and Hope for Parents in the Whirlwind about the heart issues and practical steps we can all take to promote peace in our homes!

Sep 03, 2019
016 - Raising Esthers in a World of Kardashians (Teri Lynne Underwood)
53:10

About ten years ago Teri Lynne Underwood attended a conference for pastors’ wives. Since her husband was in student ministry at the time and they had a young daughter, she chose to attend a workshop on beauty and modesty.

Teri Lynne was both shocked and offended by what the facilitator said in the session. She urged women to give no thought to their appearance and said that any time and money spent on physical appearance was at the very least shameful and could also be sinful.

But that's not what Teri Lynne found in the Bible...

A balance, yes? But shameful? No. Well, it doesn't have to be.

Join Brooke and Erin today as they talk to Teri Lynne in depth about how to raise daughters with a correct understanding of beauty straight from the heart of God.

Aug 27, 2019
015 - 10 Things We've Learned About Hope (and how you can get some) Part 2
40:25

Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker wrote Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in Your Mess several years ago. It was literally birthed in a closet during a hurricane…and we don’t just mean figuratively (although the “hurricane of motherhood” certainly contributed to the message!).

Since that time, they've matured, and their kids have matured. They've learned a lot of things about hope, one of which is that we always need it. Weariness comes and goes in cycles. Hope is something we can't do without.

On this episode of the Million Praying Moms Podcast, listen as they partner with Erin Mohring in sharing 10 truths they've learned about hope since writing the original Hope for the Weary Mom. It will be an amazing reminder of the deep truths we all desperately need, so tune in now!

Aug 20, 2019
014 - 10 Things We've Learned About Hope (and how you can get some) Part 1
48:33

Brooke McGlothlin and Stacey Thacker wrote Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in Your Mess several years ago. It was literally birthed in a closet during a hurricane…and we don’t just mean figuratively (although the “hurricane of motherhood” certainly contributed to the message!).

Since that time, they've matured, and their kids have matured. They've learned a lot of things about hope, one of which is that we always need it. Weariness comes and goes in cycles. Hope is something we can't do without.

On this episode of the Million Praying Moms Podcast, listen as they partner with Erin Mohring in sharing 10 truths they've learned about hope since writing the original Hope for the Weary Mom. It will be an amazing reminder of the deep truths we all desperately need, so tune in now!

Aug 13, 2019
013 - What Your Son Needs Most from You
44:36

Today's episode is for all of the moms of boys out there...well, actually, it's for MOMS of boys, GRANDMOTHERS of boys, maybe even mother-n-laws...because whether or not you are actually raising boys yourself, we're willing to bet there is or will be one in your life at some point, and it's a good idea to understand what makes him tick.

Monica Swanson, author of Boy Mom: What Your Son Needs Most from You, is with us today talking about building a healthy, unshakable, relationship with our sons! Get ready to take some notes!

Aug 06, 2019
012 - Relief From the Pressure to Get It All Right
31:26

As moms, we often feel like we're the ones holding everything together. If we lose it, everything falls apart...but is this true?

Maybe you're weighed down under the heaviness of your own expectations, or the expectations of others?

Do you feel like you're failing motherhood on a regular basis, and just need a new perspective?

On today's episode, Brooke and Erin talk with Mom Set Free author, Jeannie Cunnion, about how to find relief from the pressure to get it all right (just in time to prepare your hearts for back-to-school)!

Jul 30, 2019
011 - How to Build (and Keep) Relationship with Your Teenager Connie Albers
51:41

Erin and Brooke both have TEENAGERS in their homes now, so this episode couldn't come at a better time! We're living through some of the struggles of raising teens—along with all of the great things about this season of a kid's life—but when we read the title of Connie Alber's new book we knew it was perfect for the show. We've always encouraged our readers and listeners to be "students" of their children. Meaning there's no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting. There's no equation for parenting success. Tune in today to discuss the idea of parenting beyond the rules our society—even inside the church—has set up for us and learn why your relationship with your teens is one of the most important things on your parenting list!

Jul 23, 2019
010 - The Hormone Battle for Girls (Navigating it with Grace) Melanie Young
52:46

Whether you're a girlmom dealing with the changes in your daughter and how her battle with hormones affects your family life, or a boymom trying to help your son understand and relate to the girls he encounters day in and day out, today's episode is for you. We're welcoming two of our very favorites to the podcast to talk about navigating the hormone battle with grace. Hal and Melanie Young are the parents of 8 children—6 boys and 2 girls—and are popular speakers at homeschool conventions all over the country. Their book, Raising Real Men, is one of our top recommendations for boymoms, but today, we're talking to them about helping our girls navigate the hormone battle with grace.

Don't miss out!

Jul 16, 2019
009 - How to Launch Well - Tips for Moms as New Seasons Approach
46:37

We know many of you listening have just walked through a change in the season your family is in. Whether it's a graduation from high school, college, or some other major life event, the emotions associated with launching your child into a new season of life can leave the best of parents feeling out of control. It helps to have someone come along side you who has been there, and can help you navigate it with grace. Today, we're welcoming Julie Sanders to the podcast to talk about how she and her husband have successfully launched their children.

With the gift of time and perspective, Julie shares ways we can begin preparing NOW for the season of launching our children. Let's dive in!

Jul 09, 2019
008 - How to Talk to Your Kids About Puberty
54:31

As far as phases of life go, puberty is probably the most awkward.

Zits, body hair, strange new odors, breasts, cracking voices, and the list goes on. The transition from childhood to adulthood makes for some strange new life experiences.

That’s why it’s helpful to have a guide. Someone who’s been there, done that, and can help you see your way through.

Listen to today's episode as Brooke and Erin talk again to Luke and Trisha Gilkerson, authors of Changes: 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Puberty, about this vital conversation between parent and child, and how to make it as painless as possible!

We can do this!

Jul 02, 2019
007 - A biblical worldview for teaching your kids about sex!
46:39

Did you know that if you wait until your children are around 9 years old to talk to them about sex, you’ve probably waited too long.

That age shocks us, too. Years ago, when we first started thinking through talking to our kids about sex, the age of first pornography viewing among boys was around 11.

We don’t even want to know what it is now.

If that doesn’t convince you that the time is now to talk to your kids about sex, we don’t know what will. The evil isn’t just out there anymore. We’re naive if we think our kids have to search for, look for something evil to view.

Evil is looking for them.

Join Brooke and Erin on today's episode as they talk to Luke and Trisha Gilkerson of Intoxicated on Life about creating a healthy, biblical view of sex…

Having, “The Talk.” Take a deep breath, and let's do this!

Jun 25, 2019
006 - Tips for Promoting Healthy Communication with Teens
46:59

Sometimes it feels like trying to communicate with teens is like speaking a foreign language, but keeping those lines of communication open is more important in this season than any other!

On today's episode, we're talking about the things parents need to know to promote ongoing, healthy, open communication with their teens with Boymom Mentor, Gina Smith. You'll leave with a greater awareness about your needs as a mom AND your teen's needs, as well as practical tips for communicating with teens in a way that shows love to them, but still respects your place of authority over them.

Tune in now!

Jun 18, 2019
005 - How To Deal With Bullying
01:07:09

Bullying is at epidemic levels, and the ways that our children can be bullied are only increasing as their access to technology expands every day.

What is a Christian parent to do when their children is being bullied?

What if their child IS the bully?

On this episode of the Million Praying Moms podcast, join Brooke and Erin as they interview counselor, author, speaker, and co-creator of Raising Boys and Girls, David Thomas, in a vital and timely conversation. Grab a pencil and notepad because you're going to want to take notes!

Jun 11, 2019
004 - When Trauma Strikes: One Mom's Story of Brokenness and the Power of Prayer
36:28

On May 3, 2017 Jen Murray watched her 10 year old son, Brooks—one-fourth of her quadruplet boys—slowly veer off the track and collapse after running a mile at a community event. She watched, helplessly, as trained medical professionals administered CPR over and over again and heard the words no mother ever wants to hear: "There's no pulse."

God saved Brooks' life that day, miraculously raising him from the dead, and in the process, the Murray family found a thankfulness and gratitude for daily life they never had before. Today's episode is a tear-jerker. You might want to have some tissues nearby as you listen to Jen tell the story of that day, and how God has provided for them each day since.

Note: Had it not been for the medical professionals who just "happened" to be nearby refusing to give up on Brooks, he wouldn't be with us today. We'd like to take a second to thank all EMS workers who so generously give of themselves, even and especially when they're off duty.

Jun 04, 2019
003 - The (Parenting) God Dare: Choosing to Follow God No Matter What it Costs
34:50

What do you do when God asks you to take a dare and do something different in your parenting than everyone else around you? How do you deal with feelings of awkwardness or isolation that come from choosing something different from the norm? Kate and Mike Battistelli, parents of GRAMMY award-winning Contemporary Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli, were incredibly intentional about the way they raised their daughter, and the way they lived their lives. Kate's new book, The God Dare, demonstrates the power of saying "Yes!" to God, no matter the cost, and in this episode, we explore what that choice cost them, and why they would make the sacrifice all over again.

If you've experienced the difficulties of being an intentional Christian parent, this episode is for you!

May 28, 2019
002 - The High Highs and Low Lows of Adoption
37:22

We recently polled a large group of Christian moms about their prayer lives and found that many of the moms who have been Christians for a long time DON'T actually have the kind of prayer life they believe they SHOULD have. What grabbed us the most from all those responses were the moms who said, "I'm just not sure I see the value of prayer anymore. I've prayed for years and God just doesn't seem to answer me." Since she was 15 years old, author Kelli Stuart felt lead to adopt a child, but the journey toward the fulfillment of that dream was filled with very high highs and very low lows. In this episode, Kelli will be joining us today to tell her story. Our hope is that you'll be inspired by it, and find the strength you need to keep praying. So grab that laundry basket, turn on your bluetooth in the car, or pour your favorite warm cuppa something and let's dive in!

May 21, 2019
001 - The Future is Male AND Female
44:21

It's pretty easy to get consumed with the problems and perspectives of one gender or the other, and forget, or just not pay attention to, the things that both boys and girls are struggling with today and how they affect everyone involved.

 

Brooke recently had an eye-opening experience with her sons where she realized that she was only looking at half the equation. The boy-centered perspectives that have formed the lens through which she sees the world for so long were limiting her from having a true understanding of the bigger picture (and stealing her ability to have true compassion). 

 

A few talks with Teri Lynne Underwood, the new Million Praying Moms Girlmom Content Manager, and things made a whole lot more sense. Turns out having the proper perspective can't happen unless you consider everyone involved.

 

Join Brooke and Erin on today's episode as they interview Teri Lynne, author of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most about the benefits of taking time to understand the bigger picture on this episode of Million Praying Moms.

 

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May 14, 2019
000 - Million Praying Moms Podcast Coming May 14th!
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Coming Tuesday, May 14th!

You're listening to the Million Praying Moms Podcast, where we believe every mom is uniquely designed by God for His purpose, but also a part of something much bigger than she could ever be alone. Authors and moms, Erin Mohring and Brooke McGlothlin will help you make prayer your first and best response to the challenges of parenting. Listen in on real life conversations with the experts about real issues parents face today and learn practical ways to focus on Christ as you seek wisdom and hope for the difficult job of raising children in today's world. If you're ready to handle life with grace because you've been in the presence of God, you're in the right place!

Visit us at MillionPrayingMoms.com!

May 02, 2019
000 - Million Praying Moms Podcast Coming May 14th!
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May 02, 2019