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Modern Manners for Moms and Dads with Evie and Sarah

My guests today, Sarah Davis Ed.D., and Evie Granville M.Ed. are etiquette experts on a mission to acknowledge all the external factors that affect our parenting and provide the knowledge and skills to navigate them with confidence, clarity and character.

With their combined expertise in early childhood development, education, communication and etiquette, Evie and Sarah teach research-based strategies that give parents and children a powerful social advantage linked to relationship-building, academic success and resiliency. Their advice stems from their professional experience in the classroom, their research as well as their hands-on training as mothers.

Their first book, Modern Manners for Moms and Dads: Practical Parenting Solutions officially releases October 27th, but you can preorder your copy on Amazon here:  https://amzn.to/3iOBZsT.

You can also find more information about Evie and Sarah and what they teach on their website at: https://www.evieandsarah.com/ or find them on Instagram @evieandsarah.

Stay tuned. I have a giant announcement. Something really BIG is coming! Mark you calendars for November 2nd. I cannot wait to tell you more!

You are Wired for Connection and Pleasure with Laurie McCracken

Today’s episode is an interview with Laurie McCracken about her journey of sexual self-discovery from a Catholic Nun to a holistic health and sexuality coach teaching Tantra as medicine.

As a former nun, oncology nurse, holistic health coach, and energy medicine practitioner, Laurie is passionate about supporting the healing and transformation needed to reunite our sexuality with our spirituality. She knows personally the emotional, physical, and mental trauma this “disconnect” can create in one’s life. Laurie has also experienced firsthand the profound healing and transformation Authentic Tantra® offers, as a way to heal from the inside out.

To find out more about what services Laurie provides, please go to her website at: https://lauriemccracken.com/.

If you are interested in joining us for the 14 Days to Better Sex Challenge, please register here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14-daychallenge

How to Teach Your Kids about Pornography with Kristen Jenson

As a part of the Sexual Health Series, today we are chatting with the amazing Kristen Jenson, author of the best-selling Good Pictures Bad Pictures series. She shares with us; how important it is to talk with our children about pornography. 

Kristen loves helping and empowering parents. She encourages them and equips them with what to do WHEN (not if) their child sees pornography. These books give children a simple and age appropriate definition of what a bad picture is, and what to do when they see it.

At what age, is it appropriate to talk to your child about pornography?? Well… “At what age does your child have access to the internet”? WOAH! A big eye opener. 

Even with the best technology and ALL of the filters we put in place. There will come a time, when your child is staring at a screen full of adult content. Will they know what to do when they see it? Will they come home and tell you about it?

Kristen teaches us the importance of having these difficult conversations early on. It actually strengthens the parent-child bond when you face these challenges together and even more, helps our children have healthy sex lives when they are married.

Some of the resources mentioned in the episode are: Healthy Sex Vs. Porn Sex and Protect Young Minds Resources

If you have additional questions about your child and pornography visit ProtectYoungMinds.org or you can grab yourself a copy of these books over on Amazon! You can also find resources on Facebook, Instagram @protectyoungminds, or Twitter @ProtectYM

Be sure to subscribe to this podcast, so you don’t miss an episode and starting in July, every Friday, we’ll be talking to couples as part of our Conversations with Interracial Couples Series.

If you loved this episode, please share it with your loved ones, because sharing is caring and be sure to check us out on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/monitanner1 for a chance to win autographed copies of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures.

Building Trust Especially after Betrayal With Geoff Steurer

marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer, trust building bootcamp

In today’s episode, I sit down with licenced marriage and family counselor, Geoff Steurer to talk about the importance of building a trust in your marriage. Geoff specializes in re building trust after a serious betrayal. If you are the betrayer or the betrayed, there is hope for recovery for you and for the marriage.

If you are interested in joining the 5 Love Language Challenge, you can sign up right here: www.onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge

Geoff’s Resources:

Trust Building Academy (main website)

12-week Trust Building Bootcamp (enter code: BRIGHTER20 to receive 20% off the course)

Follow me on Facebook

Follow me on Instagram

My marriage vlog on YouTube

Illuminate podcast with Geoff Steurer

My weekly relationship column “Your Hardest Question” on Meridian Magazine

Heal your marriage from porn (6-hour audio course) – Geoff Steurer & Kevin Skinner

Love You, Hate the Porn – Mark Chamberlain & Geoff Steurer

Other Resources:

Not Just Friends – Shirley Glass

Moving Beyond Betrayal – Vicki Tidwell Palmer

Love Sense – Sue Johnson

Hold Me Tight – Sue Johnson

Episode 18 – Interview with Chelsea Brown

Today’s guest is an information security consultant comp TS security plus certified, which basically means she’s really good at tech and she’s passionate about keeping our kids safe online. She is a wife and mom of 3 kiddos under the age of 4, so she’s extremely smart and extremely busy!

I was actually going to do something different today, but right after we recorded the interview, I knew that I couldn’t keep her from you one day longer. She shares with us how she feels about tech/phone contracts and what she suggests that is wayyyy better, 4 tips to keep our kids safe online and what parental control and monitoring programs she recommends. Her favorite is called: mSpy and here is the link to get it: http://track.mspy.click/SHAmF. You can tell by the way she talks that she knows what she’s talking about and wants to share her knowledge with us. And I am so grateful!

She has an unsearchable Youtube video here: https://youtu.be/wSgG5tXpQD8 with so many more tips and tricks for you that you don’t want your kids to know that you know…if you know what I mean. You can also find her on Instagram and Facebook @themomlifecoach.

I cannot say enough good things about this interview. If you have kids or grandkids, you need to listen to this episode. I mean it!

Also, I want to remind you about my screen-free summer guide that can be downloaded here: http://eepurl.com/dkCLtL.