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Raising Christian Kids

Raising Christian Kids

Raising Christian Kids podcast is for parents, grandparents, teachers, ministry leaders, and all who are raising the next generation to have a strong foundation in Jesus. Lee Ann Mancini’s episodes will educate and empower you to be the best spiritual leader for your child.

Episodes

  • Michelle Nietert & Mental Health: Understanding and Addressing Children’s Big Emotions Michelle Nietert & Mental Health: Understanding and Addressing Children’s Big Emotions Play in Edifi Player

    Michelle Nietert & Mental Health: Understanding and Addressing Children’s Big Emotions

    “It only takes about 90 seconds to acknowledge a feeling, where you feel it in your body, and then do a technique to release it.” – Michelle Nietert. Licensed Professional Counselor of 25 years, Michelle Nietert is the best- selling coauthor of the books Managing Your Emojis, God, I Feel Sad, God, I Feel Scared, Loved and Cherished, and the award-winning book for adults Make Up Your Mind. She leads a team of counselors as the clinical director of Community Counseling Associates in Dallas, TX. …

  • Are You Looking for New Resources to Help Your Children Feel Safe & Loved At Night? Are You Looking for New Resources to Help Your Children Feel Safe & Loved At Night? Play in Edifi Player

    Are You Looking for New Resources to Help Your Children Feel Safe & Loved At Night?

    “The Bible says a lot about angels, and I wanted to communicate that to kids in such a way that they would be drawn to God's protecting power and not be afraid.” – Marty Machowski. Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for over thirty years. He is the author of several family devotionals, curricula including the Gospel Story for Kids, children’s books, and parenting titles. His latest releases …

  • MOMents with Lori & Lee Ann – Wisdom & Lessons We Can Take Away from Parents in the Bible MOMents with Lori & Lee Ann – Wisdom & Lessons We Can Take Away from Parents in the Bible Play in Edifi Player

    MOMents with Lori & Lee Ann – Wisdom & Lessons We Can Take Away from Parents in the Bible

    "Even in our imperfection, God uses us to teach and guide our children." -Lori Wildenberg. Once a month, Lori and Lee Ann will discuss complex topics regarding parenting and disciplining. Lori Wildenberg is a national speaker, a licensed parent-family educator of over 25 years, and an award-winning author of six Christian parenting books. Lori also leads the popular Moms Together Facebook Community Page and Group. During this episode, Lee Ann and Lori dive into the timeless wisdom and lessons …

  • Andrew York on Child Evangelism Fellowship: Reaching Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day Andrew York on Child Evangelism Fellowship: Reaching Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day Play in Edifi Player

    Andrew York on Child Evangelism Fellowship: Reaching Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

    Are you looking for an organization that can help teach your child about God? Or, perhaps, learn more about God yourself? Andrew York grew up in a Bible- believing home and, at a young age, felt God's calling on my life to serve Him in evangelizing children. Andrew has served with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for 15 years in various technical positions. He currently serves as the Director of Communications & Marketing and the Director of Digital Ministries. Andrew met his lovely wife …

  • Parenting with Faith: The Prayerful Parent with Linda Evans Shepherd Parenting with Faith: The Prayerful Parent with Linda Evans Shepherd Play in Edifi Player

    Parenting with Faith: The Prayerful Parent with Linda Evans Shepherd

    "If you get caught sitting around tormenting yourself about how I could've done it better. I could be better. I'm doing it wrong. I feel guilty. Then you are not in the moment. So what you do is you gather up all of that guilt that you have, and you go, 'I give this to you too, God, because you bore my guilt. You bore my shame. You don't want me to wear it every day because it's a barrier to what I need to do with my children and how I need to love them.' So just brush it aside, just be in the …

  • Conquering Anxiety: Empowering Moms to Find Joy and Peace in Motherhood Conquering Anxiety: Empowering Moms to Find Joy and Peace in Motherhood Play in Edifi Player

    Conquering Anxiety: Empowering Moms to Find Joy and Peace in Motherhood

    “I believe anxiety is, obviously, a physical response that all of our bodies are capable of whether we have an anxiety disorder or not; it is a God-given gift in the sense because it's supposed to help take over when there's a threat in front of us; and so, I wanted the reader to feel seen in her anxiety and not feel ashamed of it.” – Courtney Devich. Courtney Devich is a mama relying on Jesus and reheated coffee every day. Using humor, honesty, and relatability, she writes with a heart for the …

  • Dr. Tara Sander Lee Shares Advice on Teaching Children About Reproduction Dr. Tara Sander Lee Shares Advice on Teaching Children About Reproduction Play in Edifi Player

    Dr. Tara Sander Lee Shares Advice on Teaching Children About Reproduction

    When is it appropriate to teach children about reproduction and prenatal development? Tara Sander Lee, PhD, is Vice President and Director of Life Sciences at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. She is a Harvard-trained scientist with a PhD in Biochemistry and fellowship training in Cell and Molecular Biology. Before joining the Lozier Institute, she was an appointed faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin, a Scientific Director of Molecular Diagnostics at the Children’s Hospital of …

  • Strategies for Motivating Your Child to Make a Plan and Follow Through Strategies for Motivating Your Child to Make a Plan and Follow Through Play in Edifi Player

    Strategies for Motivating Your Child to Make a Plan and Follow Through

    God states in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord…” Whether in our personal or professional lives, having a well-thought- out plan allows us to focus on what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. And we can teach our children early why it’s important to plan and how to become good planners. During this episode, Lee Ann elaborates on these six reasons why planning is important: It clarifies where one is going and how to get there and helps identify the …

  • Digging Deeper with Rhonda, Michelle, and Lee Ann- Improving Family Faith Dynamics Digging Deeper with Rhonda, Michelle, and Lee Ann- Improving Family Faith Dynamics Play in Edifi Player

    Digging Deeper with Rhonda, Michelle, and Lee Ann- Improving Family Faith Dynamics

    “Having a godly marriage, which is loving with Christ's agape love, that selfless love, is the light of the gospel in your home.” -Rhonda Stoppe. Three women of Christ on a mission, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, Rhonda Stoppe, and Lee Ann Mancini, have joined together to share empowering Godly advice, information, and encouragement for everyone who is raising the next generation of warriors for Christ. Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield is a national speaker, author, podcaster, and a licensed …

  • 5 Practical Ways to Help Children Understand What It Means to Be Holy 5 Practical Ways to Help Children Understand What It Means to Be Holy Play in Edifi Player

    5 Practical Ways to Help Children Understand What It Means to Be Holy

    1 Peter 1:15-16 states, “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” For us to be holy and to be able to teach our kids to be holy, we need to explain to them and help them understand what it means to be holy. We, as Christians, are set apart from sin because sin separates us from God and moral purity. However, we do sin, so how can we be set apart or holy like God? Only through faith in Christ. When we believe that Christ …

  • MOMents with Lori & Lee Ann: Nurturing Respect and Connecting w/ Teens MOMents with Lori & Lee Ann: Nurturing Respect and Connecting w/ Teens Play in Edifi Player

    MOMents with Lori & Lee Ann: Nurturing Respect and Connecting w/ Teens

    “Forget the lecturing. Let's move to listening. Forget the accusations and the assumptions. Let's move to asking questions. Rather than taking things personally, let's talk about what is the process underneath there.” – Lori Wildenberg. Once a month, Lori and Lee Ann will discuss complex topics regarding parenting and disciplining. Lori Wildenberg is a national speaker, a licensed parent-family educator of over 25 years, and an award-winning author of six Christian parenting books. Lori also …

  • How Can We Help Our Children Recognize, Understand, and Fight Sinful Temptation? How Can We Help Our Children Recognize, Understand, and Fight Sinful Temptation? Play in Edifi Player

    How Can We Help Our Children Recognize, Understand, and Fight Sinful Temptation?

    1 Corinthians 10:13 states, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” God provides a way out, and we want to make sure our children understand there is an escape route when they face temptation.” No matter who you are, sinful temptation lurks in the shadows, waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. It's a …

  • Trail Life USA: CEO Mark Hancock on Nurturing Boys to Become Godly Men Trail Life USA: CEO Mark Hancock on Nurturing Boys to Become Godly Men Play in Edifi Player

    Trail Life USA: CEO Mark Hancock on Nurturing Boys to Become Godly Men

    Did you know that 1 in 4 boys do not have a father in their household? Mark Hancock is an author, award-winning writer, and conference speaker who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Trail Life USA. During this episode, Lee Ann and Mark discuss Trail Life USA and its mission to provide a Christ-centered, boy-focused alternative to the Boy Scouts. Trail Life USA can help cultivate godly character and leadership in boys while addressing the needs of single mothers and fatherless boys. Mark …

  • Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss- 8 Tips for Christian Families Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss- 8 Tips for Christian Families Play in Edifi Player

    Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss- 8 Tips for Christian Families

    Psalm 34:18 states, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” During this episode, Lee Ann Mancini delves into the important topic of helping children cope with grief and loss from a Christian perspective. With a compassionate and insightful approach, she shares eight essential ways to support children through the difficult emotions and challenges of grief, whether it's due to the loss of a loved one or other significant changes in their lives. She …