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Our Time to Rise

Together we are rising to meet life's challenges, seasons, opportunities, and changes with strength, courage, optimism, and faith. From the heavy and hard to the light-hearted and fun, popular podcast hosts and leadership mentors Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall bring you honest and hopeful conversations for this moment in your life. We are intentional here. We are hopeful. We are courageous. We are honest. We are realistic. We are for each other. We are God fearing and Holy Spirit welcoming. We are joyful. We are generous. We are capable. We are rising together. It is our time to meet the moment. It is OUR TIME TO RISE.
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Now displaying: September, 2023
Sep 26, 2023

In part two of our series on parenting teens and young adults, today we once again join with therapist and author Kristen Hatton to discuss the realities of raising this generation.

Using a hot seat format, we hit some of the most challenging topics. From vaping to bullying to eating disorders to sex, we’re “going there” in this episode.

If you want a refreshingly honest, faith-informed perspective on teen parenting, this conversation is for you.

**If you didn’t listen to part 1, be sure to listen here.

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Birds and Bees Ministry

The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian

The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Omartian

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU RISE

Take some time to journal or talk through these.

  • Be a student of your teen or young adult – what do you notice?
  • Are you under or over parenting? What evidence is there of this?
  • How can you love your child’s friends well?
  • What can you do to address the heart of your child (rather than focusing on behavior modification)?
  • Who could help you navigate this season with your teen / young adult?
  • What activity can you do with your teen / young adult to connect right now?

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Or message us on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!

Sep 19, 2023

Are you raising teens or young adults? Then these next two episodes are just for you. In part one of this two part series, we are talking about rising to meet this specific season of parenting.

Therapist, author and parent Kristen Hatton joins us to discuss over and under parenting (and how to not do either), how to live with the uncertainty of not knowing a child’s future and how to avoid the trap of codependency.

We know this is a tricky time in life. We’re WITH you in it! Let’s rise together.

Find Kristen Hatton on her website.

SOME THINGS YOU HEARD ON THE SHOW

Kristen’s new book – Parenting Ahead

Our interview with Curt Thompson – neurologist and expert in the integration of neuroscience and faith

Adam Young, the YOU diagram

Codependent No More

LET’S CONNECT!

Did you like this episode? Let us know and leave a review on itunes or share it with a friend.

Or message us on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!

Sep 12, 2023

Friendship is intentional. If you want depth to this lifeline of a relationship, you need to make it a priority. In our second part of our conversation around healthy friendships, Krista and Alex continue with their discussion of attributes they've noticed about each other that have strengthened their relationship over three decades.

From humility to honesty a friendship requires trust - often over time. It also requires the kind of commitment that creates safety. But how do we incorporate these building blocks into our everyday interactions? How do we have the kinds of relationships that are both encouraging and challenging us to growth in the very best ways?

We hope this conversation inspires some reflection on your own friendships and encourages you to consider where you want to invest your time and energy this year. We all want friends. We all want to be good friends. We don't often pause to consider how we are doing in this arena. This series is intended to help us do just that.

I few things mentioned

Boundaries and Safe People by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Reflection questions

When was a time a friend believed the best in you? How did that feel?

How well do you keep confidences? Who can you trust to keep things confidential?

Who is within arm's reach that you would like to become better friends with? What can you do with intention this week to reach out to that friend?

 

Sep 5, 2023

The podcast co-hosts, Krista Gilbert and Alexandra Kuykendall, have been friends for over 30 years. Because of this, they have observed qualities and behaviors in each other that make the other person an especially good friend. Podcast listeners often ask about their friendship, but they've never talked about it at length on the show...until now.

Using what they notice in each other as friends, Krista and Alex, are able to talk through what makes a good friend. Some of the things they highlight are personal qualities or character attributes, and some are how those qualities play out practically.

Quality friendship is critical to a healthy and thriving life. If other relationships in your life are changing, or if you simply want to be a better friend, focusing in on the kinds of friendships you are working toward can improve your overall health. It is our time to rise and be the kinds of friends we'd like to have.

A few things mentioned on the show

The Good Life: Lessons From the World's Longest Scientific Study on Happiness

Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices to Treasure the People Right in Front of You

The Lives We Actually Have: 100 Blessings for Imperfect Days

 

Questions for reflection

How would you like to be a better friend to others?

How can you give a long-term friendship new priority?

What practical things can you do to ask better questions? Be a more active listener?

How can you be intentional about checking in on a friend's milestones and important moments?

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