The Dangers of a Self-Help Culture (Podcast 352)

October 3rd, 2022

There is nothing wrong with being proactive and responsible regarding our habits and mindset (this is biblical). However, we need to be sure that we are approaching everything from a biblical perspective, and often even Christian self-help books can lead us astray not necessarily intentionally, but because the author isn’t biblically informed and instead may very well base much of their perspective on pop psychology and humanistic/secular thinking.

I invited Wes Johnson back to help us understand the difference between self-improvement, self-focus, “becoming your best self”, etc versus obedience to God and actual fruitfulness.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

Other episodes with Wes:

Applying Romans 13 to the Here and Now

The Importance of a Biblical Education

The Biblical Importance of Family

Recognizing False Teachers

https://www.durendawilson.com/podcast/episode/c7f29e03/recognizing-false-teachers-podcast-323

Biblical Submission: The Hot Potato

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Finding Courage in the Midst of Storms (Podcast 351)

September 30th, 2022

I've noticed that there seems to be an increase in the number of trials and afflictions that many faithful Christians I know are experiencing. Our family is no different.

Today I'm sharing a bit of an update on our family along with some encouragement to find courage in the midst of storms.

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

Courage and Steadfastness by Rachel Jankovich (this is the message I listened to and I mentioned in this episode)

You Who by Rachel Jankovich (this had the quote on faithfulness that I shared)

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Biblical Submission; The Hot Potato (Episode 350)

September 26th, 2022

Biblical submission are words that can bring up a range of emotions and opinions because many of us have heard or experienced the abuses that have surrounded this topic. 

As believing women who strive to walk in obedience to God and do our best to live out His standards in our home it’s essential that we have a biblical definition of submission, one that is informed by God’s word and not the culture and we must remember that the family is instituted by God and therefore HE is the only one who gets to define it.

I’ve invited Wes Johnson to join us again because I knew I could trust him to be willing to tackle this topic and do so from an uncompromisingly biblical perspective.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Other episodes with Wes:

Applying Romans 13 to the Here and Now

The Importance of a Biblical Education

The Biblical Importance of Family

Recognizing False Teachers

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Ways to Nurture Siblings Relationships Through Conflict (Podcast 349)

September 23rd, 2022

In the last 2 episodes, I’ve been talking about the importance of nurturing sibling relationships and practical ways to do that.

Today I want to talk about ways to nurture those relationships through conflict because goodness knows, there can be plenty of that, especially in a house with 8 kids!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

Drive Through Talking: An Effective Communication Tool

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

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Ways to Nurture Sibling Relationships (Podcast 348)

September 19th, 2022

Last week I talked about the importance of nurturing sibling relationships because, in my experience raising/homeschooling 8 kids, it's one of the best investments I made into their education!
Today I want to share some practical tips on ways to nurture sibling relationships!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Simple Personality Test (Gary Smalley)

The Love Language Quiz (5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman)

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

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The Importance of Nurturing Sibling Relationships (Podcast 347)

September 16th, 2022

One of the things I think most of us don't expect when we start to homeschool is the amount of time we will spend navigating our kids' relationships with each other. It can often feel like an obstacle to getting "real" schoolwork done, but the truth is that learning to have healthy relationships IS an essential part of our kids' education!

Today I'm going to share why it's so important to nurture sibling relationships in our home.

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

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Budget-Friendly Field Trips for Fall (Podcast 346)

September 12th, 2022

Fall is such an amazing time of year and there are so many fun and free things to do with our kids!

Today my friend Sara is joining me again to share some ideas that you may or may not have thought of!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Previous podcasts with Sara:

A Conversation with 2 Veteran Homeschool Moms

Finishing the School Year Well

Considering Your Kids' Personalities in Your Approach

Planning Your Homeschool with the End in Mind

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

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Simple Meal Planning (Podcast 345)

September 9th, 2022

Today we're going to be talking about simple meal planning! I know for our family of 10 I had to simplify our meals, but also the way that I planned them. I couldn’t be reinventing the wheel every single week. 

I invited my friend Sara to join me again today as we discuss several different options for simple meal planning!

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Previous podcasts with Sara:

A Conversation with 2 Veteran Homeschool Moms

Finishing the School Year Well

Considering Your Kids Personalities in Your Approach

Planning Your Homeschool with the End in Mind

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

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Basic Family Budgeting (Podcast 344)

September 5th, 2022

Today my friend Sara and I are talking about basic family budgeting. One of the reasons that I wanted to cover this topic is that most families have to live on a budget. Many of us are single-income families and some of us have large families. 

My husband and I lived on a modest single income for our family of 10 for many years and I can honestly say that I actually love the freedom of being on a budget. That may sound strange, but there is such peace knowing that you are staying within your income limits and not burying yourself in debt. 

In this episode, we mention the envelope system. For our family, the categories were: groceries, gas, entertainment, clothing, and miscellaneous. 

Resources mentioned:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

Homeschooling Today

Previous podcasts with Sara:

A Conversation with 2 Veteran Homeschool Moms

Finishing the School Year Well

Considering Your Kids Personalities in Your Approach

Planning Your Homeschool with the End in Mind

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

 

 

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How Knowing God’s Character Can Relieve Anxiety (Podcast 343)

September 2nd, 2022

Today I’m going to talk about how knowing God’s character can help relieve anxiety and I’m going to do that by sharing the incommunicable attributes of God which are attributes that only HE possesses.

These attributes are important because what we need and what we want is a God who isn’t us.

We are not sufficient and we want a God who is. We need a God who is. 

We need a God who is powerful and independent of us.

Listen in as I go through these attributes and share some meaningful applications when it comes to motherhood.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Unhurried Homeschooler

Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart

The Four-Hour School Day

The Unhurried Homeschooler Mentoring Course

(P.S. Don't forget to check out my latest book, The Four Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life on Amazon, durendawilson.com, or your favorite bookseller!)

 

 

 

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