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Why or Why Not with the Watsons
32 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
4 Reasons Why Family Camp Is For You
Don’t judge too quickly! How often do you take your entire family to camp? We know it’s important to connect, but how often does it truly happen? In this episode, The Watson’s share when they intentionally got away with their family and connected—and why you should look into family camp to connect with your family more than ever. Learn more about Family Camp at www.pinecove.com
38 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
“You’re Leaving Again?!” How to Navigate Traveling and Your Family
Traveling is something every family has to learn to navigate. Whether it’s for work or play, travel brings its own difficulties when you're married and have kids. One spouse is usually left to manage everything at home. In this episode, the Watson’s share how they navigate traveling while married with kids, and how to stay connected through it all.
29 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Summer and Screen Time: 3 Ways to Win While Your Kids Are Out of School
The kids are home, but without school to keep them busy and learning. What are you going to do?! From video games, TVs, and devices, it’s difficult for parents to know how much screen time is too much. Our screens can control us—or we can control our screens. While every family is different, in this episode, the Watson’s share three ways they navigate screen time by having a plan, creating rules, and using it to their advantage.
31 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Advice for Fueling Your Bible Engagement
How’s that yearly Bible reading plan going so far?! Between the busyness of work, kids, school, and life...have you stayed on track? As married couples and parents, do you feel like you have answers for what life throws at you? From what happens when someone treats you wrong to when you’re overlooked for that job promotion, where do you turn and where do you point others? In this episode, the Watson’s share their struggles and stories of trying to engage with Scripture. Listen as they reveal what makes them worship in weariness, pray in persecution, and keep pointing to God through it all.
32 minutes | May 24, 2021
How To Never Give Up As Parents
Work, marriage, life...all of it seems exhausting. Then, kids come along. How do you get through your day when your day doesn’t seem to end? In the midst of being overwhelmed, what keeps you going? In this episode, the Watson’s share their experiences of having five kids—and then having a set of twins. Twins! Listen as the Watson's reflect on all the exhausting challenges that come their way each day. And, hear how they remain hopeful and motivated to never give up.
34 minutes | May 17, 2021
3 Ways To Make the Most of This Summer with Your Family
Cue the music: School's out for Summer! School's out FOREVER! Well, not forever, just a few months. But, even in the next few months, what’s your plan for keeping the kids busy? In this episode, the Watson’s share three ways they plan on maximizing the Summer. Hint: their plan centers on the three f’s of faith, family, and fun! Listen as the Watson's reflect on what made their Summers great growing up and how they plan on intentionally enjoying this quickly-passing season while making it memorable as a family.
38 minutes | May 10, 2021
What’s Really Going On With All of The Birthday Parties?
In the age of gift bags for attendees, Instagrammable decorations, and out-of-this-world celebrations—and this is just for kids’ parties—recent birthdays have made the Watson’s look deeper into what’s behind birthday celebrations for their family. In this episode, the Watson’s look at what to do when there are multiple young kids in the house, how to deal with jealousy from siblings, and much more. Listen as the Watson's reflect on what they’ve learned from recent birthdays and find out how to be more thoughtful during what can be memorable milestones.
34 minutes | May 3, 2021
Lordy, Lordy, Someone’s Turning 40!
We won’t say who’s turning 40. You’ll have to listen to find out! But, one of the Watson’s is about to celebrate a major milestone. In this episode, the Watson’s look back over the years at how they’ve celebrated birthdays and all of the ups, downs, and in-betweens of having babies and playing professional football. Listen as the Watson's reflect on what they’ve learned over the years and find out three things they would tell their younger selves.
44 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
How to Help Your Kids Face Their Fears
What are your kids afraid of? If you ask them, who knows what you might find out! Fear grips everyone at some point and can often be crippling. Our fears are often rooted in control or lack of control. In this episode, The Watson’s share how we can remember what’s happened in the past and recognize when our kids have been able to overcome fear. Through everything, you will find that it’s our job as parents to point our kids to the Ultimate Comforter no matter what fears may come.
41 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Two Ways to Look at Our Biggest Fears
What are you afraid of? Whether it’s in marriage or parenting, fear gets everyone. Fear magnifies issues and is often far from reality. In this episode, The Watson’s share some of their strongest fears. Through those fears, they discuss why it’s vital to look at what fear is telling us about ourselves and what it’s telling us about our view of God. Our fears will come out in our marriages and in our parenting. It’s time to overcome our fears so we live free to point our families to God.
36 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Moving Day and the Frustration of Waiting for Our Home
Moving is never easy. Once the excitement wears off, the packing and unpacking starts. How do we “stay home” spiritually in the midst of not feeling like we have a true home yet. In this episode, The Watson’s discuss how they are handling relocating to another state—with all of the busyness and emotions of moving an entire family. You’ll see how they’re navigating it all while trying to trust God through the unknown.
46 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
3 Things Worth Addressing With Your Kids’ Education
What’s the best school for your kids? The Watson’s have experienced lots of types of schools over the last 12 years. In this episode, they share how they have handled their kids’ education. They discuss what’s worked, what hasn’t, and how to navigate education so you’re confident to address the school, address your kids’ needs, and address your worldview as a parent who’s called to point your kids to Christ.
38 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
How To Handle Sibling Rivalry: Part 2
Copy-cat siblings, being annoying, tattle-telling, when it comes to being a parent, you have so many battles to fight every single day! The Watsons swap stories about what happens at their home, how they overcome the daily battles, what works and what doesn’t, and how you can help build better kids through it all.
40 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
How to Handle Sibling Rivalry: Part 1
Where there are two or more children in a home, there will be sibling rivalry. In moments when children might not like their brothers or sisters, does that sibling know he or she is loved? In this episode, the Watsons share what sibling rivalry, and love, looks like in their family.
44 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Reading the Bible Takes Duty Over Desire
In this episode, the Watson’s share what they’re doing as a busy family when it comes to reading the Bible, talking about it, and actually living it out in their marriage.
39 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Going for the Jugular or Jesus? The Power of Taming Your Tongue in Marriage
Anger does not produce God's righteousness. This little organ on the body called “the tongue” has caused quite a few problems. When it comes to marriage, we can go for the jugular or Jesus. How we speak to each other matters. Can we tame the tongue? Yes, we can learn to tame our tongues by remembering the word TAME. T: Think before you speakA: ApologizeM: Make a decision to do things differentlyE: Engage - engage with others in community We discuss all four ideas to TAME anger on the podcast. We hope you’ll listen to the full podcast and become the spouse who begins to tame your tongue.
44 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
How Do We Get Dads Involved In The Conversation?
Some conversations with your kids might seem too prickly or awkward. Some conversations are more appropriate for the other parent to take the lead. More often than we'd like to admit, in today's world, the mom is having to have ALL of those conversations. Dad, whether you're guilty of this or not, don't miss this conversation Benjamin and Kirsten have on the importance of the dad getting involved in the conversation. This could change your relationship with your kids and spouse forever!
40 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 4
This is the last week of Black History Month, but the conversations don't need to end! There is so much to talk about and the dialogue needs to stay open! That is why, this week, Benjamin and Kirsten finish out this series by continuing to answer some of the most asked questions—and these are BIG ones.
37 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 3
Happy Black History Month! This week, as Benjamin and Kirsten continue their conversation on Black History, they dive into the most common and frequent questions they receive—the good AND the bad.
32 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
A Conversation About Black History: Part 2
This week, Benjamin and Kirsten continue their conversation about Black History and how to talk to your kids. Remember to subscribe so you can be notified on your favorite podcast app and you'll never miss an episode.
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