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Moms Better Together

with Lori Wildenberg and Heather Riggleman

Moms Better Together Episodes
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 Patience

Bible References: Genesis 37-50; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 John 4: 9-12

The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections
Mama Needs a Time Out
Messy Hope
Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love

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 Together:
https://www.wearemomstogether.com
https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroup

Follow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether
Email: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT com

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Andrew Rybalko
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 3:13

Additional Resources on Forgiveness:
Forgiveness for Times Like These by Julie Sanders
In the Middle of Your Un-Fine Moments by Heather Riggleman

To Find More from Heather and Lori:
https://loriwildenberg.com/
https://heatherriggleman.com/
https://wearemomstogether.com/

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Top Vectors
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 23:19

Related Articles by Heather:
The Roots of All Goodness Lie in Risk-Taking
What Is the Key to Applying the Bible to My Life
Is 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*rn

Email: 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
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 22:37

Resources for this Podcast:

How to Help Siblings Resolve Conflict
Verses to Remind Us God Is Faithful
How to Handle Character Assassination

The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections
Mama Needs a Time Out
Messy Hope
Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love

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 Together:
https://www.wearemomstogether.com
https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroup

Follow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether
Email: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT com

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Yevhenii Dorofieiev
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 Hope

Resources for this Podcast:
No Fear Bible Study
The Surprising Ingredient Required for Your Child's Success
7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Today's Stressful Times
Open or Shut?
Messy Hope

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 Together
https://www.wearemomstogether.com
https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroup

Follow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether
Email: momsbettertogetherpodcastATgmailDOTcom

Episode Image Credit: Getty/BRO Vector
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 Connections
Mama Needs a Time Out
Messy Hope
Messy Journey
Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love
Empowered Parents: Putting Faith First
How 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 Together
https://www.wearemomstogether.com 
https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroup
Follow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Svetlana Krivenceva
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 Child

Your Child Has... Life with Autism and ADHD

Anxiety in Quarantine

Bible References:
Genesis 37-50
Galatians 5: 22-26
Ecclesiastes 7:8

For more information on Moms Together go to https://wearemomstogether.com/

Email: momsbettertogetherpodcast AT gmail DOT com
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 Wildenberg
Mama Needs a Time Out
The Messy Life of Parenting
Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home
Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love
Empowered Parents: Putting Faith First

To 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 Together
https://www.wearemomstogether.com 
https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroup
Follow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether

Episode Image Credit: Getty/nadia_bormotova
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 Wildenberg
Mama Needs a Time Out
The Messy Life of Parenting
Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home
Raising Little Kids with Big Love
Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love
Empowered Parents: Putting Faith First

To 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 Together
https://www.wearemomstogether.com 
https://www.facebook.com/MomsTogether
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsTogetherGroup
Follow Moms Together on Instagram @MomsTogether 

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Jutta Kuss
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
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