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Famous at Home

Dr. Josh and Christi Straub

Have you ever found yourself in a moment with your loved ones where you were physically present, but you weren't "all there?” Your mind was chasing your identity outside the home, even as your loved ones chased your attention inside the home?

Welcome to the Famous at Home podcast with marriage and leadership coaches, Dr. Josh and Christi Straub.

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there, giving our leftovers to our biggest fans under our roofs, instead of our best. But here’s the good news, it doesn’t take major life changes to shift how we show up.  

With a realistic, grace-filled look at the struggles families face, the Famous at Home podcast is like having a cup of coffee with authentic friends who just “get you,” yet with the practical and life-changing coaching strategies Josh and Christi use to help spouses, parents, and leaders stay emotionally engaged and connected to their biggest fans.

With topics designed to help you become a rockstar in your own home, set healthy rhythms between work and home, and build a rock-solid marriage, the Famous at Home podcast will encourage and inspire you.

Because the greatest red carpet you’ll ever walk, is through your front door.

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On Motherhood, Healing, and Finding Your Voice: Part 1
May 25, 2023 - 40 min
We had a revelation together recently about how we converse on our podcast. It was a revealing conversation (of which we discuss in this week's episode) that ultimately led to a two-episode series where Josh interviews Christi. This conversation was completely unscripted, as Christi didn't know the questions ahead of time. What came from it was a beautiful, heartfelt two-part conversation about Christi's own experiences with motherhood, healing, and finding her voice.  Some highlights include: How Christi overcame difficult seasons in her life and what the gradual process of healing has looked like for her Practical ways Christi has reconnected back to herself and how it's helped her to be a calmer presence for her children The importance of paying attention to what your body needs in small doses Show Notes: This podcast episode was sponsored by Epic Will: Watch this episode on YouTube Register now for the MyKidsEQ Coaching Workshop (Summer 2023) Order a copy of the Famous at Home bookSee for privacy information.
Raising Resilient Kids
May 18, 2023 - 25 min
As parents, fostering an environment of resilience for our kids is arguably one of the most important ways we can set our kids up for healthy relationships and self-competence. Yet, with the state we find ourselves in as a culture, we ourselves need to build resilience as well. In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about practical ways of cultivating resilience in your home. Highlights include:  What it means to be safe for your kids Giving our kids language for what they need from us and others How emotional intelligence is a byproduct of growing in the fruit of the Spirit Show Notes: This podcast episode was sponsored by Epic Will: Watch this episode on YouTube Register now for the MyKidsEQ Coaching Workshop (Summer 2023) Order a copy of the Famous at Home bookSee for privacy information.
Kids and Hurry Sickness
May 11, 2023 - 34 min
We live in a constant state of hurry. Our culture even rewards it. Whether it's back-to-back work meetings, rushing kids to and from school activities, or getting dinner on the table, hurry influences our lives on the daily. In this week's episode, Josh and Christi talk about how hurry sickness influences our kid's emotional health.   Highlights include:  Deeper ways that hurry might be impacting your kids Practical ways to create margin in your day for you and others Practical strategies to give your kids in the middle of a hurried day How simple hugs and healthy physical touch can calm the body and slow us down Show Notes: This podcast episode was sponsored by Epic Will: Watch this episode on YouTube Register now for the MyKidsEQ Coaching Workshop (Summer 2023) Order a copy of the Famous at Home book Tell us what topics you'd like to hear about on the podcastSee for privacy information.
4 Pillars of Emotional Health for Kids
May 4, 2023 - 29 min
How do we enter into our kid's world and build their emotional health and resilience? In this episode, we outline 4 pillars that help us lay a foundation for our kids to manage their emotions, connect with Jesus, and feel seen. With so much uncertainty, we talk about how we can parent from a place of love, not fear. Here are some highlights: How the posture from which we parent matters more than the techniques we use  Why Bible reading should be a priority in your home and not an afterthought  Why you can sum up all of parenting research into one primary conclusion How to practically make your kids feel seen and loved Show Notes: Watch this episode on YouTube Register now for the MyKidsEQ Coaching Workshop (Summer 2023) Order a copy of the Famous at Home bookSee for privacy information.
How to Reclaim Family Time Without Moving to a Flip Phone with Joey Odom
April 27, 2023 - 51 min
Screen time is one of the biggest issues facing families today--and we're not just referring to our kids. We set alarms on our phones, await important calls, send urgent emails, and the list goes on. Yet, science has some fascinating new insights on what really matters as it relates to how to maximize our time on our phones and yet be present with people. Joey Odom, cofounder of Aro, a technology platform leveraging the science of habit formation to help you connect by disconnecting, is with us this week to talk about screen time and how to reclaim family time without moving to a flip phone. Joey talks with us about: Essential rules to have as a family in the context of screen time Ways we can leverage our screen time for good The value of time and how we can use it as motivation to spend more quality time as a family The mission behind Aro, how it works, and where the name came from Why it matters specifically as a dad to be on board with less time on the phone Show Notes: Watch this episode on YouTube here. Learn more about Aro. Listen to the Aro Podcast. Learn other ways to show up as the best version of yourself for your family by ordering the Famous at Home book.  See for privacy information.
Becoming Teammates in Marriage
April 20, 2023 - 31 min
Would you describe your spouse as your greatest teammate? Probably depends on the day, right? We all have opponents that war against the connection in our marriage and cause conflict. But how do we fight? Do we see the opponent for what it is, or do we make our spouse out to be the opponent? In this episode, Josh and Christi talk about how to name the opponent, talk about your dance, and take responsibility for how to engage with your spouse. They talk about: The importance of finding out what's going on in your spouse's heart rather than what's going on between the two of you Protective mechanisms and how they hold us back from communicating the truth of what we want from our spouse Why taking 100% responsibility for your role in the conflict disarms your spouse Practical ways to show up differently for your spouse Show Notes: Watch this episode on YouTube Order a copy of the Famous at Home book Learn more about coaching with Famous at HomeSee for privacy information.
Where Do I Find the Time?
April 13, 2023 - 35 min
Does it feel like you just don't have the time? For what you ask? Well, anything really. Working out. Praying. Even a 5-minute shower. Anything that brings you life instead of draining it from you. The last few weeks Josh and Christi talked about rest and finding solitude in the midst of parenting and the busyness of everyday life. This week, they talk about how to use the time you're already given, more specifically, to press into the one thing that will bring you life and help you show up so much differently for your loved ones.  Josh and Christi talk about: A paradigm shift in how we view our day Practical ways to make time for God throughout the day How to reestablish our identity and stop chasing How to redefine the weight we put on the tasks of our day A simple way for helping us to see Jesus in others and give more grace when interruptions come Show Notes: Watch this episode on YouTube Order a copy of the Famous at Home book Download The Pause app by John EldredgeSee for privacy information.
When Life Throws Too Much at You
April 6, 2023 - 33 min
How do we lead our families and push through the daily grind when it feels as though life is just throwing too much at you? In this episode, Josh and Christi open up about their recent experiences, from grieving the loss of their dear friend Bill, to sudden changes happening around them unexpectedly, and all the while balancing work and family life. They explain what is helping them move forward and how you can practically do the same when it feels like life has just thrown too much at you. Josh and Christi talk about: Sitting in uncomfortable emotions and why it's easier than we fear it will be The emotions of Holy Week and how the biblical characters' worlds were flipped upside down How to experience God's presence in the chaos of the circumstances Ways to embrace the surprising amount of opportunities we all have in each day for solitude and experiencing God's love Show Notes: Watch this episode on YouTube here Sign up for our free Famous at Home Starter Bundle and receive the 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage workbook, 100 Commonly Held Values worksheet, and Feelings Charts for your kids (plus access to our weekly members-only newsletter) You still have time! Order 10 Days of the Easter Story Order the Famous at Home bookSee for privacy information.
When You Can't Rest Part 2: Weekly Sabbath and Yearly Vacation
March 31, 2023 - 30 min
Do you feel exhausted, yet can't seem to enter into rest? Don't worry, you're not alone, and it makes sense. Our nervous system has a built-in protective mechanism that constantly fights to keep us feeling safe. In this episode, we share practical ways to calm your nervous system so that you can be fully present when you enter Sabbath or go on a vacation! We talk about: The three main states of the nervous system: ventral vagal, sympathetic nervous system, and dorsal vagal  Orientation and how to find your way back to the present when your body goes in fight, flight, or freeze How to discern what you say yes and no to Practical ways to work for rest Show Notes: Order 10 Days of the Easter Story Coaching with Josh and Christi The Famous at Home book Watch this episode on YoutubeSee for privacy information.
How to Be Loved with Bill and Laurie Lokey
March 24, 2023 - 37 min
We have two special bonus episodes. These may very well be the most insightful, helpful episodes we’ve ever recorded.  The wisdom of Ecclesiastes says, “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting” (7:2, CSB).  Bill Lokey, a man who became a father figure to me (Josh), a dear friend, mentor, and who joined us at Famous at Home to lead Leader’s Heart, lost his battle with cancer and went to be with Jesus on March 17th, 2023.  As you’ll hear in these next two episodes, he wanted to live every moment of life he was given. A testament to this, we were able to sit down and record end of life wisdom just 10 days before he went to be with Jesus.  In this episode, Bill gives us, in many ways, his last words. If you or a loved one are facing an uphill battle with a terminal illness, or your marriage is falling apart, or you’re hurting because of a loss in your life, or maybe you put a dream on the shelf and haven’t been able to pick it back up, this episode will bring the encouragement you need.  Bill talks a lot about how he learned to be loved and how you too can enter into and receive such love.  Here are some highlights based on direct quotes from Bill in this episode:  “Intimacy is a real imposition on our relationships, however it’s also the most healing thing there is.”  “And so I would ask the question, if we were to replace the word “I need God for this reason,” what would it be if we said, ‘Jesus, I want you for this reason?’ What would that be?” “God brought me through things because of His mercy. Not because I was religious enough or had the right spirit. It was God that called me into that. So the more humility I had that God brought to me [through my own failures] and the more He showed me His love for me continued on so that I could hear pretty much any person’s story and while someone might be disapproving it’d be like ‘So, I’ve done the same thing or I’ve done similar things.’ To be able to express God’s mercy and His love [flows from that humility of my own wrong].” See for privacy information.
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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead Famous at Home, a company equipping leaders, corporations, and families in emotional intelligence and relational connection.

Josh and Christi host the Famous at Home podcast (amassing more than 2.5 million downloads), lead a yearlong coaching program called the Leader's Heart Cohort. They co-wrote three children’s books: What Am I Feeling?, What Do I Do with Worry? and What Do I Do with Anger? to help parents foster emotional awareness in kids.

Together, they also just released their latest book Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Putting Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention and Identity. Josh and Christi love adventuring and making memories with their three kids: Landon, Kennedy, and Micah.

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