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Growing Home Together Podcast

with Rob & Joanna Teigen

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Episode 61: What to Do When Your Marriage Vows Are Tested—with Chris & Jamie Bailey
November 22, 2022 - 38 min
If you're married, you likely stood up at the altar on your wedding day and made vows to stick together for better and for worse, in sickness and in health. And maybe, like many couples, your vows have been tested because of an injury, illness, or chronic condition affecting your daily life. The challenge of chronic pain puts a unique kind of stress on a marriage—it can bring you together and grow your relationship in new ways, or it can wear down the joy and closeness that you share.

Our returning guests for this episode are Chris and Jamie Bailey. They have walked their own road filled with medical issues, back pain, and other chronic conditions. In this episode, they offer their unique insight into building a strong marriage despite difficult circumstances.

Chris and Jamie share with us:
- The importance of choosing to depend on God and each other
- How chronic pain and health issues can negatively impact your marriage
- Ways to stay connected and keep stressors from stealing your joy
- Practical ways to help and encourage your spouse dealing with pain
- And ways to prepare your marriage now to withstand whatever the future may hold

We hope this episode brings you encouragement today!

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Episode 60: The Impact of Prayer on Your Marriage—with Estrella Rogers
November 8, 2022 - 44 min
Do you ever feel disappointed or discouraged in your marriage? As wives, I (Joanna) know we want to know how to bring life to our marriages when we’re losing hope. I know so many women, despite their love for their husbands, feel discouraged in their marriages. Their husbands may seem distant and like he doesn’t want to work on a close relationship, or the communication has broken down, and they find themselves often in conflict. Can you relate?

Today, I am having a conversation with Estrella Rogers, a licensed counselor, author, speaker, and founder of Star Level Coaching, where she coaches couples to build strong and lasting relationships. She is also a wife and a mom that has experienced the power of prayer in her own family. Listen in as Estrella shares how wives can encourage, pray, and love their husbands through life’s challenges.

Estrella shares with us:

- What to do when you “hit a wall” in your marriage
- The power of praying for your husband
- How to be supportive when it feels like you can’t fix the circumstances
- The importance of self-evaluation
- And more!

We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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Episode 59: Creating the Thriving Marriage You Long For—with Chris and Jenni Graebe
October 25, 2022 - 53 min
This episode was recorded in the midst of a crazy season of our life. From moving homes to health issues to the back-to-school season and much more, it was quite stressful. During seasons like that, it’s no secret that the marriage relationship can get a little tense.

That season of life provided the perfect context for us to have this conversation with Chris and Jenni Graebe, authors of The Rhythm of Us: Create the Thriving Marriage You Long For and hosts of the Rhythm of Us Podcast.

This was such a fun and engaging conversation. In it, Chris and Jenni share with us:

- How to set a vision for your marriage and introduce habits that will get you there
- How to stop pointing fingers and start being in rhythm as a couple
- Why busyness can be one of the greatest joy-killers in marriage
- Why your differences don’t have to threaten your connection
- And more!

We hope this conversation encourages you!

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Episode 58: Understanding the Complexities of Adoption—with Brittany Salmon
October 11, 2022 - 39 min
Rob and I have four biological children, and eight years ago our family grew again through adoption. We are so grateful that God gave us the best gift in the courtroom that day, but we also had no idea what the journey ahead would hold. When we read Brittany Salmon’s book, It Takes More Than Love, we felt seen and understood.

Today, we’re welcoming Brittany onto the podcast! She is a professor, writer, and Bible teacher with a MA in Intercultural Studies. Brittany and her husband, Ben, have seen God do incredible things in their lives, and are passionate about advocating for the adoptive community.

Whether you have considered adoption yourself, are an adoptive parent, or just want to learn how to better support those in the adoptive or foster care communities, this episode is for you.

Brittany shares with us:

- God’s intervention in their journey of infertility
- The different types of adoption that are possible
- Why we need to listen to all the voices in “the adoptive triad”
- Whether you should pursue adoption if your spouse isn’t 100% on-board
- How to be supportive even if you can’t adopt right now

We hope you enjoy this conversation!

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Episode 57: How God Parents Us and Why That Matters—with Christina Fox
September 27, 2022 - 38 min
Sometimes, when we are on the journey of parenting, it’s easy to forget that we are also children. Not just to our earthly parents, but to our Heavenly Father.

As we consider what it means to be a parent, it’s foundational to first consider what it means to be a child of God.

That’s exactly what we’re doing on today’s episode with Christina Fox, a licensed counselor, retreat speaker, and author of multiple books including "Like Our Father: How God Parents Us and Why that Matters for Our Parenting."

Today, Christina shares with us:
- Why God’s role as a Father should impact our own parenting
- Why God can relate to any of our daily experiences as parents
- How we can respond to our imperfections as parents
- How to respond when we have doubts or insecurities about God’s view of us
- And more!

This was such a special conversation. We hope you enjoy it!

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Episode 56: Learning to Let Go of Control—with Shannon Popkin
September 13, 2022 - 48 min
Have you ever noticed that you struggle for control? Maybe you just care a little extra about how your spouse loads the dishwasher. Maybe you struggle a little more to recover when life goes a different way than you were planning. Maybe you have trouble letting your kids make mistakes. Or maybe your marriage feels like a battle for leadership more than it feels like a partnership towards a united goal.

Today on the podcast, we have the opportunity to welcome Shannon Popkin, author of both Comparison Girl and Control Girl and host of the “Live Like It’s True” podcast. From the platform, page, and podcast mic, Shannon Popkin wants to invite you to drink deeply of God’s story, and live like it’s true.

Today, Shannon shares with us:

Why so many of us struggle to let go of control
What it looks to identify the emotion or sin that is behind the desire to control
How unity in our roles in marriage help us become better partners
How to find peace in God’s provision and plan
And more!

We hope you enjoy this episode!

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Episode 55: Helping Your Kids Make Their Faith Their Own—with Ray Pritchard
August 30, 2022 - 61 min
We imagine, like us, you desire to leave a spiritual legacy for your family and see your children making their faith their own. But it can be so tough to navigate how to do that well, all while releasing control and trusting God.

Today, we have the opportunity to welcome our guest Ray Pritchard, president of Keep Believing Ministries. Ray has written 31 books, is a co-host on Today’s Issues on American Family Radio, and was a pastor for 26 years to churches in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. To us, however, he is just “Pastor Ray,” from the time he was our pastor at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL.

Today, Ray shares with us:

- His own journey of faith and how God helped Ray and his wife identify how to lead a home filled with faith
-The importance of abiding in Christ each and every day
- Practical ways to help you leave a legacy of faith that extends for generations
- What it looks like to truly trust God’s faithfulness
- How to handle seasons when your children are struggling with church or faith
- Why prayer is the most powerful tool we have in our toolbox
- And so much more!

We hope this episode is an encouragement to your heart this week.

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Episode 53: Honest Truths to Help You Respond to the Call to Foster with Jamie Finn
April 12, 2022 - 46 min
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Episode 52: How to Build Up Your Marriage to Survive the Worst Times in Your Life--with Gene and Carol Kent
March 15, 2022 - 51 min
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