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Encouraging Christian Fathers: Parenting Advice for Men With Vision | Raising Kids, Children, Teens & Teenagers

The Encouraging Christian Fathers podcast is a weekly source of encouragement and parenting insight for christian fathers. The show is co-hosted by Joshua Sheats (a 30-year-old father of 2 young children) and Joshua's own father, David Sheats (a 73-year-old father of 7 grown children and grandfather of 11). The combination of David's 51 years of parenting experience and Joshua's fresh and current challenges lead to engaging and relevant discussions on all aspects of parenting!
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Jun 28, 2017

Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries "Christians helping Christians with Health Care." (Tell them Joshua Sheats sent you.) https://www.samaritanministries.org/

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Apr 18, 2017

It is very, very important that we consistently place progressively increasing responsibility on our children.

Resources

  • The book we're drawing from is "The New Testament Order for Church and Missionary" by Alex Rattray Hay. Yes, I paid $50 for it on Amazon. Sorry! http://amzn.to/2nfCfUz
  • Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries "Christians helping Christians with health care" (Tell them that Joshua Sheats sent you.) https://www.samaritanministries.org/
Apr 3, 2017

We continue our "Train Children Like Jesus..." series today with a discussion of the textbook of instruction. What textbook did Jesus use and what textbook should we use?

Mar 27, 2017

Today we continue with Part 4 of our series on training children like Jesus trained His disciples with a discussion of .

Resources

  • The book we're drawing from is "The New Testament Order for Church and Missionary" by Alex Rattray Hay. Yes, I paid $50 for it on Amazon. Sorry! http://amzn.to/2nfCfUz
  • Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries "Christians helping Christians with health care" (Tell them that Joshua Sheats sent you.) https://www.samaritanministries.org/
Mar 20, 2017

Today we continue Part 3 of our series on training children like Jesus trained His disciples with a discussion of the importance of study periods with your children.

Resources

Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries "Christians helping Christians with Health Care." (Tell them Joshua Sheats sent you.) https://www.samaritanministries.org/

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Mar 13, 2017

Today we continue Part 2 of our series on training children like Jesus trained His disciples with a discussion of the importance of confronting the 'isms of our day and teaching our children to work!

Resources

Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries "Christians helping Christians with Health Care." (Tell them Joshua Sheats sent you.) https://www.samaritanministries.org/

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Mar 8, 2017

Today we begin Part 1 of our series on training children like Jesus trained His disciples with a discussion of the practical nature of Jesus' training.

Resources

Sponsor: Samaritan Ministries "Christians helping Christians with health care" (Tell them that Joshua Sheats sent you.)

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Jan 20, 2017

I'm traveling today so I'm not able to release the show on time. I listened to this episode of "Ask Pastor John" this week, however and found it deeply helpful.

Enjoy,

Joshua

Jan 13, 2017

"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Beginning with this episode, Encouraging Christian Fathers will become Radical Christian Fathers. And, this verse is the tagline for the show.

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Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Dec 16, 2016

Today we discuss some of the simple and helpful advice on how to teach your young children the fundamentals of economics as inspired by this essay by Leonard Read, called "Economics for Boys and Girls."

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

 

Dec 5, 2016

There's plenty of talk around and on this show about the stages of child-raising and how to handle the various challenges.

But what about the challenges of handling that new phase of your child's life: adulthood?

As the father of grown children ages 31 to 51, Dave has a lot to share on this subject, both from what he's done well and what he hasn't done well.

Enjoy!

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Nov 14, 2016

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

Sep 21, 2016

Today on ECF, we answer this listener question:

Hi there!

My husband and I have listened to a few of your podcasts and have enjoyed your perspective...while you offer some useful tips for parents who may have parenting issues with one child, the issues you address and other parenting issues are much more complicated to deal with when you are dealing with more than two or three or four children.

In my humble opinion, it is easy to have one on one conversations regarding behavior and faith etc with a child...but when you have several children in one room or situation (and unable to isolate the child who is having the issues/ needs), not only does the issue/ problem behavior often become exponentially worse, it also makes addressing the issue extremely challenging. : ) I would really enjoy hearing more insight from your father- a father of many (and a father of children older than a 4 year old) as well as other fathers of multiple children- maybe even fathers of multiples?

In no way do I mean to discount your advice or experience, and I do believe the same biblical principles can be applied. However, young children are pretty easily influenced by their parents/ adults and parenting more than one or two children (meaning being outnumbered) or exceptionally challenging children often require different/ more creative techniques. Thanks very much! : P

Thank you,

from parents of 5 (6 months, 4, 7, 9, & 11)

Resources:

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com

 

Aug 12, 2016

On today's episode, we cover this question from a listener: From a biblical perspective men are supposed to submit to God as their leader and women are supposed to submit to their husbands (unless he contradicts God's word) as their leader and children to their parents. Question: What are some of the best ways you've found that show your wife that you care, listen, and value her opinions, thoughts, and ideas while at times may reject or "veto" those contributions because you disagree with them. There may be many reasons why you would reject those (opinions, thoughts, ideas) but is there ever a reason to state "because I'm the man or husband" or should every disagreement be thoroughly explained and understood? It's tempting to say to a child, "because I said so" or "because I'm the parent" (even though those aren't the best reasons) but could you use the same rhetoric with an adult woman? If you do disagree how to you still honor and cherish her and maintain your leadership?

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com 

Aug 11, 2016

This is an audio recording of a story called "Two Colts Who Chose Differently."(11 minutes)

This is one of my personal favorite stories and has application to adults and children.

This story is from the book "Seeing God's Wisdom in His Ways: Stories to Read and Discuss at the Family Circle."

This book is available used on Amazon here: http://rpf.link/2aMrPoO  

If you'd like a PDF of this story, I created one here: http://rpf.link/2aMsLcP 

Jul 29, 2016

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com 

May 13, 2016

It's a common parenting technique: "Johnny, come here! I'm going to count to three. One... Two..." 

But just because it's common, does that make it a good one? Today, we dig in with some thoughts!

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com 

Apr 29, 2016

This week, instead of our customary episode of Encouraging Christian Fathers, I'm releasing part 4 of a 4-part series by David Pawson to you.

David has a real burden for men and I share his burden. I've found this series to be extremely impactful to me and I hope you find it encouraging and impactful in your life.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Apr 22, 2016

This week, instead of our customary episode of Encouraging Christian Fathers, I'm releasing part 3 of a 4-part series by David Pawson to you.

David has a real burden for men and I share his burden. I've found this series to be extremely impactful to me and I hope you find it encouraging and impactful in your life.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Apr 15, 2016

This week, instead of our customary episode of Encouraging Christian Fathers, I'm releasing part 2 of a 4-part series by David Pawson to you.

David has a real burden for men and I share his burden. I've found this series to be extremely impactful to me and I hope you find it encouraging and impactful in your life.

Enjoy!

Joshua

Apr 9, 2016

This week, instead of our customary episode of Encouraging Christian Fathers, I'm releasing part 1 of a 4-part series by David Pawson to you.

David has a real burden for men and I share his burden. I've found this series to be extremely impactful to me and I hope you find it encouraging and impactful in your life.

Enjoy!

Joshua

  • http://davidpawson.org/resources/series/men-for-god
Apr 1, 2016

People often think of "love" as equating to "nice romantic gestures toward your wife." But is there a way to show love that goes a little deeper? 

Consider our ideas today and consider if the impact of a house, home, and tackling the "Honey-Do" list might be worth considering.

Joshua

Sponsor: Audible http://AudibleFathers.com

Sponsor: Covenant Eyes http://CovenantFathers.com

Sponsor: YNAB http://YNABFathers.com

Leave us a voicemail: 804-464-3237 (804-464-DADS)

Email the show: EncouragingChristianFathers@gmail.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/EncouragingChristianFathers

Joshua's other podcast: http://radicalpersonalfinance.com

Dave's other podcast: http://anchoroftruth.com 

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