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Raising Boys & Girls
Raising Boys & Girls
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Welcome to the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast with Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan. In each episode of this podcast,... more

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Episode 198: Co-Parenting with God and Incorporating Scripture as a Family with Ellie Holcomb

Warning: the joy is going to ooze out of your speakers or AirPods this episode. We were grinning from ear... more

16 Jul 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 197: The Family Table and Things that Matter with Charlie Peacock & Andi Ashworth

We loved getting to sit and have a conversation with two people we have loved and admired for so long,... more

11 Jul 2024 · 1 hour,
Episode 196: Coffee and Creativity with Kailey and Russell Dickerson

Russell Dickerson burst onto the country music scene with four consecutive chart-topping singles on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. You’ve... more

09 Jul 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 195: Navigating Boredom, Co-Regulation, and Tossing Cashews with Holly Williams Coleman

Ever since we started dreaming up the Music City Series, we talked about how much we wanted to interview our... more

02 Jul 2024 · 55 minutes
Episode 194: Parenting Teens with Natalie Grant

A 9 time GRAMMY nominee—a 5 time Dove Award Female vocalist of the year, 500 million streams and multiple #1... more

25 Jun 2024 · 59 minutes
Episode 193: Homeschooling, Bus Schooling, and the Power of Worship for Kids with Ali Gilkeson

The song has been ringing through the rafters of Hopetown already this summer, as it does every year. It’s one... more

20 Jun 2024 · 35 minutes
Episode 192: Incorporating Worship as a Family with Dwan and Laura Hill

Sissy had one of her favorite experiences of the past few years with this week’s guest Dwan Hill and his... more

18 Jun 2024 · 44 minutes
Episode 191: Intuitive Parenting, Blended Families, and the Importance of Washing your Car with Joy Williams

How many people do you know who have written songs (hello, Hunger Games) with Taylor Swift, have matching tattoos with... more

13 Jun 2024 · 58 minutes
Episode 190: Parenting Your Child’s Specific Personality with Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander Stewart

We continue our Music City Series today with Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander Stewart. You may not have ever met... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Episode 189: Parenting in Truth & Rest with Chris & Hillary Scott Tyrrell (from Lady A)

We are over the MOON about our first podcast episode of our Music City Series this summer with…(drumroll please) HILLARY... more

04 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Music City Summer Series 2024

It’s finally HERE!!!! Season 2 of the Music City Series! Y’all! We can’t even believe the talent and the wisdom... more

31 May 2024 · 4 minutes
Episode 188: Vulnerability in Marriage and Parenting with Dave and Ann Wilson

It is a true gift every time our lives get to intersect with the delight that are Dave and Ann... more

30 May 2024 · 47 minutes
Episode 187: Parenting and Grandparenting with Love and Laughter with Anne Lamott

We wish there had been a camera in the car when our amazing friend and publicist Jana Muntsinger emailed to... more

28 May 2024 · 56 minutes
Episode 186: Parenting in a Digital Age and the Importance of Foster Care with Dr. Darren & Brandy Whitehead

How many of you are nervous about teens and screens this summer? Well, we have we got the podcast for... more

21 May 2024 · 55 minutes
Episode 185: Parenting with Humility, Humor and Asking for Help with Kim Stuart

Did you ever try to be a Star for Jesus at some point along your faith journey? Do you still... more

16 May 2024 · 56 minutes
Episode 184: Old School Parenting in a Tech World with Ben and Erin Napier

Y’all are going to LOVE this podcast! So many of you are already fans of the amazing Ben and Erin... more

14 May 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Episode 183: Social Media, Accelerated Sports and More Modern Parenting Challenges with Landyn Hutchinson

We recently posted a video with our friend Landyn Hutchinson and SO MANY of you got so excited! We were... more

09 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Episode 182: Letting go of the “Shoulds” in Parenting with Dr. Alison Cook

We talk often about how the very best thing you can do, as a parent, is to work on your... more

07 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Episode 181: The Benefits of Camp and the Upside of Being Homesick with Glenn and Carter Breazeale

On Episode 80, we had a psychologist named Dr. Michael Thompson on the podcast to discuss the social connections of... more

02 May 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Episode 180: Building Sibling Relationships that Last with Robbie Jackson and Jackie Brown

One of the questions we get the most from parents is about siblings. This week, we have two of our... more

30 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
Episode 179: The Legacy of Prayer & Faith on Family with Helen & Luke Smallbone

Have you gotten your tickets for the Unsung Hero movie yet?! If not, you certainly will after listening in on... more

23 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Episode 178: Being a Grace-Filled Grandma with Karen Stubbs

This week, we interview our friend Karen Stubbs from Birds On a Wire who is sharing all the great content... more

18 Apr 2024 · 26 minutes
Episode 177: The Importance of Doing Hard Things with Katie Couric

How many of us grew up watching Katie Couric over breakfast before school? We both sure did…and have loved and... more

16 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
Episode 176: Parenting Teens & Young Adults with Dave & Julie Hunt

We are over the moon excited to introduce you to two brilliant parents of some amazing Stage 5 kiddos—who also... more

09 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 175: How Purpose Brings Confidence in Kids with Shane, Alyson, Emily, and Courtney Roach

Have you been listening in on our conversation with Stage 5 kiddos? Well, this week we have two of our... more

04 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
Episode 174: The Young Adult Years - Stage 5—What They Need

We’re back talking about What Kids Need in Stage 5—which are your college and young adult age kids! And this... more

02 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
Episode 173: The Young Adult Years - Stage 5 - Who They Are

We are SO excited about this podcast episode and the next few weeks in our Raising Boys and Girls series.... more

26 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Episode 172: Addiction, Loss, and Finding Joy as a Family with David Magee

After speaking at an event in Mississippi, we were given David Magee’s book, Dear William, as a gift. We immediately... more

21 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
Episode 171: Parenting Young Adults and the Very Best Thing to Say to a Teenager with Kelly Corrigan

This week on the podcast—y’all—we have one of the people who has been at the top of our hopes list... more

19 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Episode 170: Parenting Through Infertility, Loss and Adolescence

What a tremendous honor it is to introduce you to two people we love and respect dearly, Kendra and John... more

12 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
Episode 169: Parenting Through Limitations with Sara Hagerty

We have been hearing about our new friend, Sara Hagerty for quite some time from so many friends we love... more

07 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
Episode 168: Understanding the Differences Between Boys and Girls with Dr. Michael Gurian

We are seriously losing our minds over this podcast episode. Dr. Michael Gurian has been one of our go-to sources... more

05 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Episode 167: The Teen Years: Stage 4—What They Need

What do you think the teenagers in your life need? We’re talking about that very thing this week…and it just... more

27 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
Episode 166: Life is Messy, God is Good with Cynthia Yanof

We have both had the honor of being interviewed by the kind and hilarious Cynthia Yanof several times for her... more

22 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Episode 165: The Teen Years: Stage 4 - Who They Are

Today we move to STAGE 4, in our ages and stages series! We’re moving out of the harder news in... more

20 Feb 2024 · 37 minutes
Episode 164: Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults with Jennie Allen

How many of you have been a part of an IF:Gathering over the years? We have long admired the difference... more

13 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Episode 163: Building Awareness and Creating Change around Racism for Today’s Kids

We talk so often about how concerned we are about the division in our world today. Division, intolerance, conflict, a... more

08 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Episode 162: What Teenagers Teach Adults

We recently got to sit down with one of our favorite people, Jamee Thompson. Jamee is a dear friend of... more

06 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Episode 161: Finding Contentment as a Family with Niro Feliciano

Last spring when Daystar Counseling stepped in to support our dear Covenant School community, a fellow therapist from Connecticut reached... more

30 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
Episode 160: Parenting Teenagers and Beyond with Kristen Hatton

As we continue to work our way through the ages and stages, we are heading into the bumpier territory of... more

25 Jan 2024 · 24 minutes
Episode 159: Preparing Your Kids and Yourself for the Teenage Years with Lisa Damour

It is one of our very favorite things to get to talk with folks in our field who we admire... more

23 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
Episode 158: The Middle Years: Stage 3 - What They Need

What do middle schoolers need? It’s sometimes hard to know. But in this episode we talk about boys and girls... more

16 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Episode 157: Changing Our Families’ Relationships with Technology

Not many of us have the bandwidth to keep up with technology for ourselves, let alone to safeguard the kids... more

11 Jan 2024 · 38 minutes
Episode 156: The Middle Years: Stage 3 - Who They Are

In this week’s episode, we dive into the beginnings of adolescence. As we know, girls have often surged ahead in... more

09 Jan 2024 · 38 minutes
Episode 155: Raising Boys and Girls Live with Annie and Dave Barnes

This week is the last of our Raising Boys and Girls Live Podcast Tour episodes and we are going out... more

22 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Episode 154: Parenting through Hurt with Hope with Toni Collier

Over this past year, we have had the delight of getting to know the delightful Toni Collier. Toni is a... more

19 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Episode 153: Raising Boys and Girls Live with Jay and Katherine Wolf

It has been so fun sharing with you conversation from our friends who joined us on the Raising Boys and... more

15 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
Episode 152: Redemptive Parenting with Andrew Peterson

Have you ever been to a Behold the Lamb of God show? If not, PUT IT AT THE TOP OF... more

12 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
Episode 151: Raising Boys and Girls Live with Sophie Hudson and Melanie Shankle

Y’all. To be honest, we really hope you can hear us say any words in this podcast episode—because mostly we... more

08 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
Episode 150: Practicing the Presence of God as a Family with Douglas McKelvey

How many of you have read any of the Every Moment Holy books? They are some of our VERY favorites... more

05 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
Episode 149: Raising Boys and Girls Live with Annie F Downs

We are THRILLED to be sharing with you some FUN we had with our friend, the Queen of all things... more

01 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
Episode 148: Helping Siblings Become Friends and More Parenting Wisdom

It feels like the perfect podcast episode to release the week after Thanksgiving for us because we could not be... more

28 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Episode 147: Creating Contentment in Kids with Rachel Cruze

This season can be one of the toughest when it comes to entitlement and kids. We are ALWAYS so deeply... more

21 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Episode 146: How to Support our Kids' Academic Life, Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of this VERY important conversation with our friend, the brilliant Kimberly Carraway. If you haven’t... more

16 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 145: How to Support our Kids' Academic Life, Part 1

We are so excited this week to introduce you to one of the smartest (and kindest) people we know, Kimberly... more

14 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
Episode 144: The Elementary Years - Stage 2—What They Need

The Adventurous Years and the Lover stages in a child’s life. So much good and richness and fun in these... more

07 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
Episode 143: Rhythms of Family and Friendship with Lauren and Justin Whitmel Earley

We first heard about Justin Whitmel Earley’s work years ago. A friend of ours said it had changed the life... more

02 Nov 2023 · 46 minutes
Episode 142: The Elementary Years: Stage 2 - Who They Are

This week we continue our Ages and Stages series and begin talking about Stage 2, The Lover for boys (ages... more

31 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
Episode 141: Kids, Sports, and Finding Balance with Andrew & Shawn East

We are still talking about how much we enjoyed spending the morning with Andrew and Shawn Johnson East. This was... more

26 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
Episode 140: Self-Regulation in Littles (and a Fun Conversation with Sissy's Sister and Her Husband)

It is a delight to introduce you this week to Sissy Goff's little sister and brother (officially her brother-in-law, but... more

24 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Episode 139: The Seasons of Parenting and Your Favorite Chicken with Sarah Molitor

We had the opportunity to share conversation with Sarah Molitor, the woman and creator behind Modern Farmhouse Family. Sarah is a... more

19 Oct 2023 · 30 minutes
Episode 138: Preschool Wisdom with Zee Pendleton & Angela Rice

There is a beautiful little preschool in Nashville, attached to an Episcopal church, that has a very special place in... more

17 Oct 2023 · 55 minutes
Episode 137: A Must Listen for Parents of Littles with Moms on Call

We have long admired the profoundly helpful work of Moms on Call. When we talked about redoing the Ages and... more

10 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 136: Being in the Moment in Parenting with Keely and Gabe Scott

We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate this favorite day than with two of our favorite people. Gabe &... more

04 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Episode 135: The Early Years: Stage One - What They Need

Last week we talked about boys and girls in stage one and who they are. Now, let’s talk about what... more

03 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Episode 134: Devotionals to Help Anxious Kids Rest & Trust with Katy Boatman

We are so thrilled to have our friend, Katy Boatman, on today to talk about how to help anxious kids... more

28 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Episode 133: The Early Years: Stage One - Who They Are

It’s BACK!!! We are SO excited to announce that the Ages & Stages Series is BACK on the Raising Boys... more

26 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
Episode 132: The Truth About the Prosperity Gospel and Parenting with Kate Bowler

One of our favorite things about interviewing folks on this podcast is that we get to introduce you to some... more

19 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
Episode 131: Grace for Your Parenting Struggles with Max Lucado

Both of us grew up on the words and wisdom of Max Lucado, which is why we were thrilled to... more

14 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
Episode 130: How to Combat Anxiety by Being Kind to Yourself

Join us today for our final week with The Worry-Free Parent miniseries. After talking about Understanding the Past and Help... more

12 Sep 2023 · 24 minutes
Episode 129: How Anxiety Impacts Your Body and Mind

As we continue journeying through The Worry Free Parent content, we’ve moved from understanding to help. This week we talk... more

05 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Episode 128: Suffering, Hope & Parenting with Dr. Curt Thompson

You likely know Dr. Curt Thompson from his ground-breaking work in The Anatomy of the Soul, The Soul of Shame... more

31 Aug 2023 · 41 minutes
Episode 127: Understanding How Your Anxiety Impacts Your Parenting

Join us today as we continue on in The Worry-Free Parenting miniseries talking about how anxiety spreads...with the best of... more

29 Aug 2023 · 21 minutes
Episode 126: Introducing The Worry-Free Parent Miniseries

Today is launch day for the The Worry Free Parent, and we are in the midst of a serious celebration... more

22 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Episode 125: Trusting God Completely in Parenting with Lisa Whittle

Lisa Whittle is one of those people you meet and immediately feel like you’ve known each other forever! We loved... more

15 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Episode 124: How to Thrive in Motherhood with Alli Worthington

Smart & Funny. Honest & Approachable. Wise & Practical. These are just a few words we’d use to describe our friend Alli Worthington.... more

08 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
Episode 123: Parenting from a Place of Fullness with Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett

Today, we wrap up this fun Music City Series with Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins who we think are the... more

01 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Episode 122: The Power of Blessing Children with Lauren and Chris Tomlin

We had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with two remarkable folks who are also intentional parents. Lauren & Chris... more

25 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
Episode 121: Storing Up Good Memories for Your Kids with Hillary and Ben Rector

We were living our best lives getting to interview our friends Hillary and Ben Rector! You likely know Ben from... more

18 Jul 2023 · 55 minutes
Episode 120: Making Family the Priority with Hannah and Shay Mooney

We guarantee that Shay Mooney is behind some of your favorite window’s down, sun-roof open, sing-out-loud songs of the summer.... more

11 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Episode 119: Parenting with Vulnerability with Jon and Amy McLaughlin

This week we have one of our favorite hosts from Dadville, Jon McLaughlin, joining us. You’ve heard Jon’s music from... more

04 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
Episode 118: How to Help Your Kids Find Purpose with Tom and Katie Douglas

You know what it’s like to sit in conversation with folks who are full of wisdom, substance, honesty and humility?... more

27 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Episode 117: Balancing Career and Family with Kelli and Dave Haywood

We could not be more excited about this episode of our Music City Series! Our worlds are colliding on this... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Episode 116: Sharing a Family Legacy of Faith, Hope, and Love with Kimberly Schlapman

Welcome to the Music City Summer Series! We are so excited to kick this series off with TRULY one of... more

13 Jun 2023 · 53 minutes
Episode 115: Raising Emotionally Strong and Worry-free Kids Wrap-Up

We’ve had so much fun with the Raising Emotionally Strong and Worry-Free Kids season on the Raising Boys and Girls... more

06 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Episode 114: Finding Connection Through Your Adoption Journey

We couldn’t be happier to share this conversation with Melissa Corkum & Lisa Qualls of The Adoption Connection. We have... more

30 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Episode 113: The Truth About How to Get Parenting Right

Andy and Sandra Stanley are two voices we have been grateful for, for a long time! And now we’re even... more

23 May 2023 · 57 minutes
Episode 112: Single Parenting After Loss

We are delighted to share this conversation with someone we respect, admire and trust. Holly Singletary is a mom of... more

16 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Episode 111: Parenting Out of Love, Not Fear

Cindy Morgan is a two-time Grammy nominee, a thirteen-time Dove winner and a recipient of the prestigious Songwriter of the... more

09 May 2023 · 40 minutes
Episode 110: Helping Kids Find Resilience with Rebekah Lyons

We talk a lot about building resilience into kids in our offices. It felt timely and important to share a... more

04 May 2023 · 35 minutes
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We could not be more excited about this episode of our Music City Series! Our worlds are colliding on this one because... more