The MAVEN Parent Podcast

The MAVEN Parent Podcast

Hosted by: Brett and Erin Kunkle

Brett and Erin Kunkle guide you through Christian parenting in a secular culture, with wisdom and a bunch of practical help.

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Parents, Make Your Kids Do Hard Things

Coddling is a major problem in American culture. It might come with good intentions, but when we remove obstacles from our kids' lives, we can actually prevent them from learning the valuable lessons they need to grow...
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Teach Kids To Be Salt And Light On The Sports Field

Kids' sports aren't about winning or merely having fun! Nowhere else in our culture today is there a space where the virtues of humility, strength, and courage are nurtured in our kids the way they are in sports. In...
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The 1 Essential Principle To Teach Your Kids About Sports

Kids' sports can take over life! The pressure and level of commitment in kids' sports seems higher than ever AND at younger ages. In this episode, Brett and Erin address a frequent question they get from parents...
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Anchoring Our Kids' Belief In The Resurrection w/ Mike Licona

How do we pass on the importance of Easter and the Resurrection of Christ to our kids? If they have questions or doubts, what's the best way we can respond? In this episode, Brett and Erin interview Mike Licona, a...
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Reversing Culture's Disconnect Between Heart And Obedience

Our culture has created a false dichotomy in parenting. Pop parenting trends tend to focus either purely on emotions (what they call "the heart") or purely on outward actions (obedience). But as we examined in Part 1,...
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What Gentle Parenting Misses About The Heart

Parents are told repeatedly that rules and discipline don't really change a child's heart AND that it's the heart which is the most important issue. Therefore, much of today's parenting advice can subtlety undermine...
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"Life Is Short. Eternity Is Long. Make It Count." The Story Of Emily Komoszewski

In this special episode, we bring you the profound story and testimony of Emily Komoszewski, a young woman who tragically passed away in 2021. Shelley, Emily's mom, shared her daughter's story at the 2024 California...
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Powerful Strategies For Training Our Kids w/ J. Warner Wallace

How do we make sure our kids are trained in the Christian worldview? How do we look beyond the popular parenting or Sunday school trends? Recorded LIVE at the 2024 California MAVEN Conference, Brett and Erin chat with...
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9 Practical Steps To Teach Your Kid To Work Hard

Parents, have you ever asked your kid, "Hey, what do you think about work?" How would they respond? In the past 2 episodes, we've highlighted the struggle Gen Z is experiencing with work ethic and outlined a theology...
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What The Bible Says About The Nature Of Work

Our theology should touch every single area of life. So, does your family have a theology of washing the dishes or mowing the lawn? Well, all of these flow from having a strong grasp of work's role in the Christian...
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Is Gen Z Lazy? The Unfortunate Consequences Of Raising A Generation On Screens

Do you remember when you got your first job? Odds are it wasn't super spectacular, but it did allow you to earn some spending money and taught you some essential skills. Studies are finding that Gen Z is struggling in...
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Cutting Through The Noise Of Online Parenting Advice

Parents, do you need to "do better?" Popular parenting influencer BillyVSCO thinks so, ending each of his parenting videos with this mantra. He's one of hundreds of prominent social media voices offering parenting...
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