Praying Families

By John and Sarah Markman

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Maybe, you didn’t grow up with a family that prayed together or it was awkward and too formal. But, regular family worship can be a life-giving rhythm for your entire family. Join a community that desires to create a culture of prayer in their home. Tune in to hear an inspiring conversation with John and Sarah Markman and walk away empowered with practical steps to use with your family.

Episode Date
Is Having a Praying Family Worth it?
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Do you have visions of daily uninterrupted Bible reading, but it never goes smoothly or how you planned? 

You know, you finally sit everyone down and start reading your verses, but then everything quickly unravels? 

You aren’t alone! It happens to us frequently. 

But, before you throw in the towel and put the Bible back on the shelf, take a listen to this week’s podcast. 

My second oldest daughter, Esther, joins me on this episode to share her teenage perspective on Advent, living room worship, and reading the Bible together.

Get our Free 5-Day Praying Family Video Guide Series and starting living room worship today!

And download our
Simple Advent Reading plan by following this link. 

Dec 07, 2020
The 5 Benefits of Reading the Bible with Your Family
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Do you ever find yourself wondering if it’s worth the effort to read your Bible? 

Does your desire for sleep or late night T.V. often win out for quality time with your reading plan?

I totally get it. In fact, it wasn’t until many years into parenting when I finally found my stride for reading God’s Word on the regular. And I still have to fight to make it happen. 

But, when I began to see the benefits in my life and the exponential blessing when I read a passage with my family- it motivates me to keep going. 

In this episode, I'm sharing the five most important benefits of reading the Bible with your family.

Get our Free 5-Day Praying Family Video Guide Series and starting living room worship today!

And download our
Simple Advent Reading plan by following this link.





Nov 30, 2020
10 Ways to Create a Culture of Delight
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In this episode of the Praying Families Podcast, Hannah Markman (our oldest daughter) shares what she craves from Sarah and me in our parenting.

When you combine her perspective and some of our delights prompt (download here), you’ll walk away empowered and encouraged to connect with your kids. 

As a bonus, Hannah also shared her thoughts about living room worship and how celebrating small wins has created a BIG win in her heart. 

Get our Free 5-Day Praying Family Video Guide Series and starting living room worship today!

Oct 19, 2020
3 Ways to Shift Your Focus for Positive Change in Your Home
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Are you struggling to find the good in this challenging year? Do you find yourself expressing frustration with your family? Often? 

If you have found yourself in a season where the negative is far outweighing the positive, you aren’t alone. 

So, that’s why this week on the Praying Families Podcast, I (Sarah) will be sharing about my pilgrimage to adjust my focus of attention in a season when goodness wasn’t easy to find.

Get our Free 5-Day Praying Family Video Guide Series and starting living room worship today!

Oct 12, 2020
What’s The Biggest Struggle You’re Facing?
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Do you have any sandpaper kind of people in your life? Or maybe a few of them in your home?

If so, you are not alone. 

When you say yes to the vision God has for your home, it would seem suddenly everyone in your home becomes really difficult to deal with. 

In this week’s podcast episode, John Markman shares about the call to husbands and fathers to set their hearts to love their wife and their kids.

John will share about the context of this teaching and three main threads of thought which will empower you to adjust your mindset; prayer, discipline, and delight.

Get our
Free 5-Day Praying Family Video Guide Series and starting living room worship today!

Oct 05, 2020
The Benefits of a Praying Family
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The practice of singing in your home may be more like working a muscle. You will start with a two-pound weight, and it will feel challenging! But over time, you can take on more weight, and can up your reps.

Amy Wicks and I sat down to record another conversation about the culture of a praying family.
We talked about:

  • The benefits of a culture of prayer in your home.
  • The biblical call of a praying family.
  • And practical ideas for reading the Word, praying and singing as a family.

Get our Free 5-Day Praying Family Video Guide Series and starting living room worship today!

Sep 03, 2020
Replace Entertainment with Wonder
1449

Sarah and Amy Wicks jump right into the conversation about making space for encounter with your kids out of doors.

Here are some of the topics they discuss in this episode.

  • Sarah shares her most memorable nature study experience.
  • She shares the inspiration behind her motivation to get outdoors with the kids.
  • They discuss how getting outside with your kids can build the relationship between them and their Creator.
  • Sarah offers three steps any person can use to replace entertainment with wonder.

Here are 7 Reasons we like to get outside with our kids:

  1. It is a means of worship.
  2. Cultivates a love of investigation.
  3. Opens up the imagination to wonder and discovery.
  4. Wholistic healing.
  5. Builds relationships with living things and nature.
  6. Builds one of the eight intelligences.
  7. It increases your child’s capacity to understand the unknown.

Let us know how you took your worship outside!

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Sep 03, 2020
Introducing the Praying Families Podcast
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We are so glad you are here!

Sep 03, 2020