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May We Always Remember to #Savethekids with Collin Kartchner

Today, I’m republishing an episode with my dear friend, youth advocate, internet crusader and incredible human, Collin Kartchner, which was originally recorded in April of 2018. I’m putting this back out in the world with a little bit of commentary and whole lot of love.

Collin’s message and mission touched hundreds of thousands around the world as he taught parents to connect with their kids in this digital age, fought against the dangers of social media and spread the joy of 8 second hugs. I will never know the reason he was taken so soon, but I will continue to be inspired by his passion and support his mission in every way I can.

He wanted parents to wake up to the dangers that surround our kids and families. No one will ever fill his red Nike shoes, but I have listed below some accounts and organizations who are also spreading messages of hope and healing. I’ve also linked to Collin’s 2018 Tedx talk and his podcast. Please get educated and inspired and let your voice be heard. This is a fight worth fighting! #savethekids #savetheparents #forcollin.

Collin’s Tedx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/collin_kartchner_can_flip_phones_end_our_social_media_addiction

Collin’s Instagram Account: https://instagram.com/collinkartchner

Collin’s Podcast: https://www.collinkartchner.com/podcast

Other helpful resources:

Instagram Accounts to Follow: https://instagram.com/dearlizzy, https://instagram.com/betterscreentime, https://instagram.com/healthyscreenhabits, https://instagram.com/dogood.bekind, https://instagram.com/protectyoungminds, https://instagram.com/protectyoungeyes, https://instagram.com/familytechuniversity, https://instagram.com/fightthenewdrug and https://instagram.com/gabbwireless.

If you would like more information about additional accounts and organizations, contact the Safeguard Alliance and follow hashtags #savethekids and #savetheparents.

Love Conquers All with Katelyn and Kelvin Belser

Today we continuing our conversation with interracial couple Katelyn and Kelvin Belser. They met each other at church 14 years ago. But when they developed feelings for each other, and Katelyn’s family found out, they were forced to break up. They had to end their relationship and had zero contact for over a year.

However, when their paths crossed again, they could not ignore the spark they felt for each other. They believe, that when you truly love someone, you have to fight for that love. These two have an inspiring mindset about their journey and the struggles they have had to overcome. Coming from different cultural backgrounds, having different role models of healthy marriages, losing a parent to cancer and dealing with the lack of support from her family – has not torn them apart, but instead made them stronger together.

You do not want to miss this episode as these two might be young, but they are wise beyond their years. Their faith is strong, and their love for each other is even stronger.

How Navigate Mental Health in Your Marriage with Michelle Nietert

Michelle Nietert smiling in a red shirt

Today’s episode is a chat with mental health professional, Michelle Nietert. Michelle is a licensed professional counselor with half a dozen specialties, serving the entire State of Texas via telehealth.

In this interview, we talk about how to navigate a mental health diagnosis in your marriage, how to show up from a loving position and her new book for tween girls, Loved and Cherished.

You can find more of Michelle Nietert’s wonderful resources at: http://michellenietert.com/. You can preorder Loved and Cherished on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310769973/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1 .

Register for my Strengthen Your Connection During Quarantine Masterclass on Thursday, May 28th here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/masterclass

Book a Relationship Breakthrough Call with me here: https://calendly.com/onthebrightersideofmarriage/30min

The Extraordinary Family Life Formula with Greg Denning

Today’s episode is with Greg Denning and we are chatting about how to create an extraordinary family life. Greg is a high performance, success coach who works with individuals and families to create successful family lives.

I would listen to this episode with a pen, because Greg mentions tons of great resources for success and higher learning. We talk about the importance of keeping small commitments to ourselves and how to achieve our highest dreams and goals.

You can find Greg on his podcast, The Extraordinary Family Life Podcast or online at: https://www.gregdenning.com/ or https://www.worldschoolacademy.com/ and on Instagram @extraordinaryfamilylife.

How to Have a Fearless Marriage with Joseph and Lois

Joseph and Lois of Fearless Marriage

In today’s episode, I’m sitting down with Joseph and Lois of the Fearless Marriage Ministry. We talk about all things love and marriage and even intimacy. We discuss ways to protect your relationship and habits of happily married couples.

We talk about the importance of date nights, knowing each other’s primary love language and prayer.

You can find more from Joseph and Lois at: https://fearlessmarriage.net/

You can find my love language experiment here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/love-language-challenge

We mentioned the Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman and Romancing your Husband by Debra White Smith.

I hope you will all join us for the Complete Intimacy 14 Day Challenge, starting next Monday, February 17th. You can join the fun here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/14daychallenge