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Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow provide practical, encouraging, and real conversations about faith and family. Each episode will give you hope and encouragement to grow in your faith and strengthen your family. Family Vision is the podcast ministry of Visionary Family Ministries. Discover more resources to help your family at visonaryfam.com Questions or comments? Email us at info@visionaryfam.com
 
Bethany Kimsey welcomes you for a quick cup of coffee, some laughs and maybe a few tears as we talk about the realities of motherhood. As a mother of 8 children ranging in age from 5-21, Bethany has learned the freedom of applying gospel truths to the daily details with children. Together we will learn how to take spiritual truths into the micro and macro moments of motherhood. How do we make this fuzzy intersection of real life mothering and the gospel clearly defined for vision and confide ...
 
If you're like most parents, you're exhausted. Prayer feels out of reach. But you're not alone. With short, welcoming episodes, Liturgies for Parents invites parents like you to take a breath and find comfort in the prayers of another. Each week, you'll hear some scripture, a short prayer, and a gentle reminder of God's presence in your life from Kayla Craig, a mom of four and author of To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents. In a weary world, Liturgies for Paren ...
 
On each Growing Connected podcast, husband and wife team Dr. Jeffrey Olrick and Amy Olrick discuss a listener-submitted question, exploring what the intersection of child development science and faith teach us about issues families are facing. Each episode ends with a God Moment — a story about a time a parent or a child felt God's love in their life in a specific and sometimes inexplicable way.
 
Understanding our own finances is hard enough, let alone knowing how to teach our children. Chuck & Ann Bentley have been teaching biblical financial principles and practical application for 20+ years. They break down mistakes they have made, present practical tools & principles, and ultimately equip you as a family to thrive as faithful stewards. Family & Finances hopes to take you from a place of stress, worry, and tension to a place of freedom, peace, and unity. If you are looking for pea ...
 
What’s up dad hackers, my name is Patrick Antonucci and I am the host and founder of this podcast and community of Dad Hackers. Dad Hackers is a community of Christian fathers who are devoted to encouraging, equipping and enabling one another to become the men that God created and designed us to be so that we can raise up the next generation of fully devoted followers of Christ and leave a legacy of multi-generational faithfulness. On this show we primarily interview Christian men to dive in ...
 
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The fifth commandment says, "Honor your father and your mother." Has our culture lost this vision of showing honor to our parents? When a culture abandons the biblical virtue of honoring parents we see families, churches, and nations suffering. In this episode, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow share biblical principles and historical perspectives on the impo…
 
Hearing God doesn’t require us to be in just the right environment and under the perfect conditions. What if we asked to hear God in the ordinary or unexpected? This episode, we read from John 10:27 and offer a prayer for hearing the One who is present in all of the details of our everyday. You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for m…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Summertime is right around the corner, and while it brings excitement and warmer weather, it also brings a change of pace with new rhythms. In this week’s episode, Bethany discusses the foundations for laying down compelling rhythms with a gospel perspective. Bethany provides listeners with a purposeful word pictu…
 
Strong Christian men show honor to women. How can we raise our sons toward this vision? How can we help our sons, even from young ages, to treat girls and women with dignity and value? In this episode, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow share essential Scriptures and practical approaches for training our sons to build healthy relationships with girls. They add…
 
Breath prayers give us a moment of pause and centering without the pressure of coming up with a bunch of pretty words. Join us for this episode as we meditate on Psalm 37:3-6 and share a breath prayer to help you focus your body and mind on the One who gives you each gorgeous breath. We hope that with this prayer, you feel a little more rooted and …
 
Feeling overwhelmed by parenting with all of the distractions and heaviness of a weary world? For our first episode, we’re offering A Prayer for the Overwhelmed (which can also be found on page 94 of To Light Their Way). Join us for this prayer for peace, strength for the day, and hope for tomorrow as we’re in the thick of parenting. May this time …
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. In this week’s episode, Bethany and Candace jump right back into their conversation on handling anxiety, worrying, and panic. Candace continues to unpack her wisdom on how God walks with us even in those dark moments. His perfect love protects us. Candace helps listeners find a healthy way to address their anxieti…
 
One of the hardest parts about having young children is the challenge of finding babysitters and the cost involved in hiring them. But what if your older children could handle the babysitting? Today, we're diving into just that topic - how do you know if or when your kids are ready to babysit younger siblings, and what needs to happen to make that …
 
Is technology out of control in your house? Are all these screens doing more harm than good? Every family struggles with navigating media, phones, TV, and tech. In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow shares from his experience, as a father of 7, some foundational principles for approaching tech in a healthy way. Before we think about our kids, we have to …
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. In this week’s episode, Bethany is blessed to be joined by her sweet friend, Candace. Bethany and Candace talk about how we handle anxiety, worry, panic, and all of the emotions we well up inside. And they apply what we hear in the bible and intersect it with real life. Candace has suffered from crippling anxiety …
 
Our families are under spiritual attack. We need a battle plan. We are in the middle of a spiritual war, but we often act like it is not happening or fail to engage as we should. The demons working against our families with temptations, lies, and accusations. In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow will equip you with a biblical and practical battle plan f…
 
Don’t have the words to pray? Now you do. If you're like most parents, you're exhausted. Prayer feels out of reach. But you're not alone. With short, welcoming episodes, Liturgies for Parents invites parents like you to take a breath and find comfort in the prayers of another. Each week, you'll hear some scripture, a short prayer, and a gentle remi…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. In this week’s episode, Bethany invites you to join her at the table as she discusses the purpose of the pause. In motherhood, we are often in the thick of crazy as we move fast, and Bethany guides listeners in finding the purpose in the pause. Bethany guides listeners in helping find the purpose by using reflecti…
 
One of the reasons that Jesus came was to destroy the works of the devil. Angels and demons are real. They are engaged in an unseen spiritual war, and we are a part of it whether we realize it or not. In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow explains, from the Bible, what demons are doing in the world today. How are they fighting? How do they attack us? Wha…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany is joined by dear friend, Caroline. Caroline offers not only a wealth of wisdom but encouragement along with personal experience in understanding how God comes through when we are walking through painful moments. All of us have walked through moments of grief, pain, or struggle where we turn to G…
 
There is an unseen war happening right now in the spiritual realm and it affects our families. Angels and demons are real. They are active in our world and in our personal lives. But what are demons? What are they doing? How can we fight against them? In this episode, Dr. Rob Rienow explains, from the Bible, about the nature and origin of demons. T…
 
I often hear from parents who ask for help on teaching their kids about respect. But when I sat down to write a podcast epidose on that topic, I had a bit of a light-bulb moment, and my planning took a little bit of an unexpected turn! Listen in as I share something that I think will have a major impact on the way you teach your kids about respect,…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany sits at the table with her good friend, Shelley. Bethany and Shelley talk about the stretch and struggle mothers face with work and home life. Shelley provides a faith-based perspective on engaging in both work and home life while finding a rhythm and rest instead of balance. Culture wants us to …
 
Do you worry about God abandoning you? Are you afraid that if you sin too much, you could lose your salvation? The headlines today are filled with the fear of war, sickness, and death. And while we should certainly care for our lives, and the lives of our children in this world, we should give even greater care to where we will spend eternity. Heav…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany is wrapping up her series When the Practical Meets Jesus with a conversation that dominates our culture, social media. In this episode, Bethany visits phones, social media, gaming, and how the Gospel meets each one of those things. Bethany reminds listeners of the five components in hopes that th…
 
One of our most popular episodes from 2021! God created marriage so that husband and wife would become one in spirit and purpose. But oneness in marriage doesn't just happen. In this episode, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow share biblical principles, and the ups and downs of their marriage experience, to encourage you to catch a fresh vision for your marria…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany is thrilled to have you join her as she continues the series When the Practical Meets Jesus. The past few weeks, this series has allowed listeners to look at real-life moments in motherhood through the lens of the Gospel. This week Bethany’s conversation on dating stems from a place where many mothers, inc…
 
Mothers and sons have a unique and vitally important relationship. In this special episode of Family Vision, JD Rienow (age 20) joins his mom, Amy, as they share the ups and downs of their mother-son relationship through JD's teen years. You will come away with key biblical principles and practical ways to strengthen your relationships with your ch…
 
Modesty is a "hot topic" (no pun intended) in Christian circles. You'll hear lots of talk about fabric and hemlines and necklines, temptation and stumbling blocks and female virtures. But have we gotten off track in the way we talk to our kids (especially our girls) about modesty? What have we lost in the conversation that needs to be revisited, an…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany is continuing the series Where Practical Meets Jesus, where we can look at real-life moments in motherhood through the lens of the Gospel and effectively apply it to motherhood. This week Bethany is having a conversation around those moments when our children disappoint us by their actions or life choices.…
 
Do your kids know the story of your life? Have they heard about your big God moments? God tells us in Psalm 78 to tell our children about "His might and the wonders He has done." Join Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow as they share practical ways you can help your children and grandchildren learn how God has worked in your family, through good times and bad. …
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany is continuing the series Where Practical Meets Jesus, where we can look at real-life moments in motherhood through the lens of the Gospel. This week Bethany is applying the five pillars to tantrums. She provides listeners with the framework to look at these moments with a Gospel lens. Listen in as Bethany …
 
In this special Q and A edition of Family Vision, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow respond to questions from listeners. A mom is concerned that their 16-year-old daughter is boy crazy. She is going from heart break to heart break. How can the mom help her daughter become healthier in her relationships with boys? A youth pastor wants to do a better job connec…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany is continuing the series Where Practical Meets Jesus, where we can look at moments in motherhood through the lens of the Gospel. This week, Bethany is visiting a prominent place where we all struggle in motherhood: sibling rivalry. Sibling rivalry is a place that can cause frustration, anger, and sin. Beth…
 
In this special Q and A edition of Family Vision, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow respond to questions from listeners. A 10-year-old girl has a question about conflicts with her sister. A couple writes in with a personal question for Rob and Amy, "did you always want to have a big family?" and "How should couples think about the question of children?" Final…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany sits down to continue the series on where the practical meets Jesus. The heart of these conversations is to engage in the real-life moments that we experience as mamas but understand them from a gospel perspective. This week, Bethany is visiting a topic that she has experienced in her household, also stemm…
 
In this special Q and A edition of Family Vision, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow respond to questions from listeners. A mom writes in to share her feelings of guilt and being overwhelmed, as she is parenting three children under the age of 5. A church leader is exploring family ministry and asks what are some best practices and first steps a church can tak…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week, Bethany is tackling conversations that are constantly circling through motherhood that most mamas have, have had, or will have. The why won’t my baby sleep, or will my child ever be potty trained conversations. Bethany provides practical advice that intersects with the Gospel, allowing mama’s to rest ea…
 
Does your family read the Bible together? Is it fun or boring? In this episode, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow talk about creative ways to help your family enjoy reading the Bible together. If your family worship time is boring, or feels like school, your children will likely not be eager to be a part of it. You will learn creative ways to help kids of all…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany sits down with Natalie Hixson, who shares her testimony, struggles, and triumphs with anger in motherhood. Natalie's story is relatable, and it's a battle that many mothers are going through silently. Natalie and Bethany offer hope and guidance in giving it to God during these unbearably messy moments in m…
 
Do you have a passion in your heart to help your children follow Jesus? Parenting is exhausting. It sometimes feels like a victory just to get through each day. It is easy for us to lose focus on our most important parenting mission, which is to do to all in our powerful to help our children love and follow God. Join Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow as they …
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany is joined by an amazing woman, mom, and friend, Joy Pitner. Bethany and Joy take a deeper look beyond the cultural narrative that as women and mothers, we need a glass of wine especially after the tough days. We are culturally conditioned to turn to everywhere but Christ in moments of overwhelm o…
 
What does it mean to be modest? How do we have conversations about the virtue of modesty with our children? Special guest Laynie Rienow joins her parents, Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow, as they discuss their family relationships and practical ways parents and teens can better communicate with one another. Learn more about helping your children grow in fai…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Are you feeling the constant stretch and pull of the world? Are you running a race that you can’t possibly win? This week, Bethany dives deeper into understanding the spiritual race and how to run it while staying anchored in God’s truth. Bethany shares her feelings and experiences of overwhelm, anxiety, apathy, a…
 
Fatherly Advice. Do those two words bring you comfort or anxiety? In this special episode of Family Vision, Dr. Rob Rienow welcome special guest Carey Green. Carey will share important words of encouragement from Proverbs 4, where a father challenges his children to seek wisdom. Carey is a former pastor and today leads several online ministries, in…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany sits down with Jennifer Pepito for a fantastic conversation on battling feelings of fear, guilt, and shame when it comes to mistakes. Not only mistakes that we make as parents but also walking through our children’s mistakes. As moms, we battle with fear, especially when it comes to parenting. An…
 
Modesty seems to be a forgotten virtue in our culture today. Should parents teach their kids to dress modestly? How should we handle these conversations with our sons and daughters? Join Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow as they encourage parents with biblical principles and practical approaches to teaching and modeling modesty for our kids. Go deeper with Ro…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Over the past few months, Bethany has had many conversations on parenting daughters. But, this week, Bethany is joined by her friend Christie for a discussion on parenting boys. Bethany and Christie discuss challenges, struggles, and the triumphs of parenting their sons. This episode provides biblical ways to talk…
 
Do you have a heart-connected relationship with your kids? It is easy for days or even weeks to pass without connecting in a meaningful way with our children. Join Dr. Rob and Amy Rienow as they talk about the importance of building "heart level" relationships and practical ways to make it happen. Go deeper with Rob and Amy's book "Visionary Parent…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. Bethany is so excited to have you join her this week in celebrating a new year. This week, Bethany discusses the importance of reminding yourself that God is always near. While a new year brings resolutions and goals, it can also bring feelings of worry, concern, and unease about what is to come. Bethany brings wi…
 
Welcome back to the kitchen table. This week Bethany sits down with her good friend and mentor Sandra Stanley to begin the conversation about understanding the lie of balance and accepting that as mothers we don’t have to do all the things. Sandra shares how she has learned to live with purposeful presence in her seasons with her children and how s…
 
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