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Moms Better Together

Lori Wildenberg and Heather Riggleman
Most Christian moms desire to raise kids in a way that honors the Lord yet are unsure how to do that. Lori Wildenberg, parenting expert, author, and national speaker along with author, mentor, and podcaster, Heather Riggleman, assist moms in their quest to honor God's call to raise up faith-filled kids.

By applying the principles learned from the mothers in the Bible, today's moms will discover how to grow their child's character while fostering the growth of their child's faith.

Lori, mom of four adult children, and Heather, mom of three kids ranging from tween-young adult years, provide both a realistic approach with a broad perspective. This podcast encourages moms in their faith and equips them in their parenting.
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14: Encouraging Love (Not Rivalry) Between Siblings
April 27, 2021 - 35 min
In this episode, Lori and Heather talk about how Joseph from Genesis raises the bar to encourage us to be better and not bitter, to show grace rather than hold a grudge.They go on to unpack nine ways to encourage friendships among the siblings rather than foster rivalry as Jacob did with his sons.In this episode, they reference Episode 8: Get a Grip on Self Control and PatienceBible References: Genesis 37-50; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 John 4: 9-12The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family ConnectionsMama Needs a Time OutMessy HopeRaising Little Kids with Big LoveRaising Big Kids with Supernatural LoveTo find out more about Lori, go to https://www.loriwildenberg.com.You can find Heather at https://www.heatherriggleman.com.Links + Resources for Moms Together:https://www.wearemomstogether.com https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogetherhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroupFollow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogetherEmail: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT comEpisode Image Credit: Getty/Andrew Rybalko Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
13. Tuning Our Hearts to The Frequency of Forgiveness
April 20, 2021 - 27 min
As moms, we realize the quality of forgiveness is a challenging one because it deals with hard things like hurt and betrayal. Today's guest, author and communicator Julie Sanders, describes why forgiveness is so needed in the culture today. She gives 4 practical and applicable tips for moms to implement so an atmosphere of forgiveness can permeate family relationships and the home. You can find more from Julie at her website: https://juliesanders.org/Bible References: Genesis 37-50; Genesis 45:5; Colossians 3:13Additional Resources on Forgiveness: Forgiveness for Times Like These by Julie SandersIn the Middle of Your Un-Fine Moments by Heather RigglemanTo Find More from Heather and Lori:https://loriwildenberg.com/https://heatherriggleman.com/https://wearemomstogether.com/Episode Image Credit: Getty/Top Vectors Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
12. Even Holy People Are Tempted
April 13, 2021 - 27 min
In this episode, Lori and Heather talk about how to train our kids to steer clear of sexual sin, the way Joseph did in Genesis 39. Heather shares specific and cutting-edge strategies and apps her family has put into place following the time her eight-year-old accidentally discovered p*rn on the internet. Lori describes additional proactive and protective measures parents can take. The sin isn’t the temptation, the sin is engaging in it.Bible References: Genesis 37-50; Galatians 5:22-23; Proverbs 23:19Related Articles by Heather:The Roots of All Goodness Lie in Risk-Taking What Is the Key to Applying the Bible to My LifeIs Sex Before Marriage a Sin?What Does the Bible Say about P*rnography?Is Oral Sex a Sin?What to Do When You Discover Your Partner Looking at P*rnEmail: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT com To Find More from Heather and Lori:https://loriwildenberg.com/https://heatherriggleman.com/https://wearemomstogether.com/Episode Image Credit: Ponomariova Maria Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
11. Cement Your Family with Faithfulness and Loyalty
April 6, 2021 - 28 min
Lori and Heather discuss how to cement the qualities of faithfulness and loyalty into the family. Heather describes throughout Joseph’s life how he demonstrates faithfulness and loyalty. The ways to weave these important family qualities into family relationships is done by promoting unity and trustworthiness. Lori offers 5 easily applicable ways to encourage these values in the family. Bible References: Genesis 37-50; Galatians 5:22-23; Psalm 40:11; Matthew 22:37Resources for this Podcast:How to Help Siblings Resolve Conflict Verses to Remind Us God Is FaithfulHow to Handle Character AssassinationThe Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family ConnectionsMama Needs a Time OutMessy HopeRaising Little Kids with Big LoveRaising Big Kids with Supernatural LoveTo find out more about Lori, go to https://www.loriwildenberg.com.You can find Heather at https://www.heatherriggleman.com.Links + Resources for Moms Together:https://www.wearemomstogether.com https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogetherhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroupFollow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogetherEmail: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT comEpisode Image Credit: Getty/Yevhenii Dorofieiev Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
10. Helping Your Children Navigate Difficulty and Loss
March 30, 2021 - 22 min
Lori and Heather talk with Emily Scott about the tragedy her family faced when they lost everything in a California wildfire. Emily and her husband, Chris, used this horrifying event to show their children how they can triumph in the tragedy. Together they led and walked alongside their children to show them how to respond to great difficulties and loss. As Joseph was able to thrive in his present circumstances, the Scott family discovered peace in the present. Emily shares 5 ways she and her husband guided their family through their trial by fire and describes the things they all gained in the loss. Bible References: Genesis 37-50; Galatians 5:22-23; Philippians 4:7 Find Emily at Renewed HopeResources for this Podcast: No Fear Bible StudyThe Surprising Ingredient Required for Your Child's Success7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Today's Stressful TimesOpen or Shut?Messy HopeTo find out more about Lori, go to https://www.loriwildenberg.com.You can find Heather at https://www.heatherriggleman.com.Links + Resources for Moms Togetherhttps://www.wearemomstogether.com https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogetherhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroupFollow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogetherEmail: momsbettertogetherpodcastATgmailDOTcomEpisode Image Credit: Getty/BRO Vector Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
9. Cultivating Kindness and Gentleness in Our Kids
March 23, 2021 - 26 min
Lori and Heather talk about how to foster the qualities of kindness and gentleness in ourselves and in our kids. They take a close look at those qualities found in our Biblical hero, Joseph. Joseph shows how he demonstrated kindness even to those who had been cruel to him.As moms, we realize it takes time to grow this fruit of the spirit and we can partner with God to develop these traits in ourselves and in our kids. The co-hosts provide 5 practical and easily applicable ways to cultivate the Joseph-like qualities of gentleness, compassion, and kindness in family life today. Resource for this podcast:The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family ConnectionsMama Needs a Time OutMessy HopeMessy JourneyRaising Little Kids with Big LoveRaising Big Kids with Supernatural LoveEmpowered Parents: Putting Faith FirstHow to Be a Better Mom According to the Bible!To find out more about Lori, go to https://www.loriwildenberg.com.You can find Heather at https://www.heatherriggleman.com.Links + Resources for Moms Togetherhttps://www.wearemomstogether.com https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogetherhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroupFollow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogetherEpisode Image Credit: Getty/Svetlana Krivenceva Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
8. Get a Grip on Self Control and Patience
March 16, 2021 - 30 min
In this episode, Lori and Heather discuss how to foster the qualities of self-control and patience in ourselves and in our kids. Lori offers three ways moms can encourage the development of self-control and patience in their children and in themselves.They also take a close look at the life of our Biblical hero, Joseph, found in Genesis 37-50. God nurtured the qualities of self-control and patience in Joseph as Joseph served as a slave for eleven years and was a prisoner for two years. These two characteristics needed to be developed in Joseph, so he was ready to fulfill the purpose God had for Egypt and Joseph’s family.As moms, we realize it takes time to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit. We can partner with God to develop these traits in ourselves and in our kids.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:For more information on how to grow the qualities of patience and self-control in your child check out Raising Little Kids with Big Love or Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love (Wildenberg & Danielson, Bold Vision Books) Here are three resources to help moms with kids with special needs and how to fight anxiety during the pandemic:7 Tips to Help Parent Your ADHD ChildYour Child Has... Life with Autism and ADHDAnxiety in QuarantineBible References: Genesis 37-50Galatians 5: 22-26Ecclesiastes 7:8 For more information on Moms Together go to https://wearemomstogether.com/ Email: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT com Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Episode 7: Rise Up to Love Your Prodigal
December 29, 2020 - 26 min
In Episode 7, Lori and Heather discuss what to do when your child wanders off the expected path, even though he or she was parented in a way that honors the Lord. Samson succumbed to his own personal sin propensity even when he was raised by faith-filled parents. This heartbreaking scenario is one many moms and dads experience today. If you are the mom of a prodigal this podcast is for you. You will be equipped and encouraged with 3 practical ways to offer a way back to you and to God that is filled with grace and truth.  There is hope. And you are not alone. Resource for this podcast:The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections by Lori WildenbergMama Needs a Time OutThe Messy Life of ParentingMessy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way HomeRaising Little Kids with Big LoveRaising Big Kids with Supernatural LoveEmpowered Parents: Putting Faith FirstTo find out more about Lori, go to https://www.loriwildenberg.com.You can find Heather at https://www.heatherriggleman.com or on Facebook.Links + Resources for Moms Togetherhttps://www.wearemomstogether.com https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogetherhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroupFollow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogetherEpisode Image Credit: Getty/nadia_bormotova Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Episode 6: Rise Up to Stand Up (Raising Counter-Cultural Kids)
December 22, 2020 - 27 min
Lori and Heather discuss how to arm our kids to counter the culture by using Chapter 1 of Daniel to direct the conversation. Scripture shows us how Daniel’s parents equipped Daniel to stand strong in his faith, even when he, as a young person, was ripped from his family and taken captive by the Babylonians. Discover 4 ways parents, with God’s help, can equip their kids to counter the culture.Resource for this podcast:The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections by Lori WildenbergMama Needs a Time OutThe Messy Life of ParentingMessy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way HomeRaising Little Kids with Big LoveRaising Big Kids with Supernatural LoveEmpowered Parents: Putting Faith FirstTo find out more about Lori, go to https://www.loriwildenberg.com.You can find Heather at https://www.heatherriggleman.com or on Facebook.Links + Resources for Moms Togetherhttps://www.wearemomstogether.com https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogetherhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroupFollow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether Episode Image Credit: Getty/Jutta Kuss Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Episode 5: Rise Up to Kneel Down (Praying through Our Struggles)
December 15, 2020 - 25 min
In Episode 5, Lori and Heather discuss prayer, commitment, sacrifice, and vision. In 1st Samuel 1, we witness Hannah’s plea to the Lord for a child.We relate to Hannah’s anguish and her heartfelt prayer. Scripture shows us how to approach God in our suffering and struggles. Lori and Heather discuss 5 principles to apply from 1st Samuel 1. Listen to discover what those applications and principles are and share them with your tween-young adult.Resource for this podcast:Mama Needs a Time Out by Heather Riggleman Episode Image Credit: Getty/Anastasia Molotkova Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Hosts
Meet Your Hosts
Helping families build connections that last a lifetime is Lori Wildenberg’s passion. As a licensed family and parent educator and parent coach, Lori is the author of five books. The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections is her most recently published book. Lori leads the popular MOMS Together Facebook page and group and co-hosts the companion MOMS Together Podcast. Lori and her husband, Tom, have 4 adult children, along with two sons and a daughter-in-love, plus grandbabies adding to the gang. You can find her at https://loriwildenberg.com.
Meet Your Hosts
Heather Riggleman is a blogger and author, living intentionally for Jesus, with a desire to give heartfelt encouragement to the everyday mama and wife. She started her blog, Living Bold Truths through Raw Faith, to help women live the life they were created to live. Heather is an entrepreneur, coach, co-host of the Moms Together Podcast and has written over 300 articles. Heather is the author of three books, including her latest bible study, I Call Him By Name. She lives in Nebraska with her three kids, husband of 21 years and two cats who obsessively follow her around the house. Visit https://www.heatherriggleman.com.
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