#168 – Keys to Raising Your Children with Ginger Hubbard

#168 – Keys to Raising Your Children with Ginger Hubbard

Have you ever found yourself reflecting on your parenting and wondering if your kids will turn out okay? Do you wonder if you’re doing a good job being a mom?

Parenting is an adventure–that’s for sure. This adventure can be crazy, difficult, or exhilarating, and oftentimes it can be all three in one day (or one hour depending on how everyone is feeling).  But one thing is for sure, it takes skill to parent, and from time to time all of us will question whether or not we have what it takes.

Ginger Hubbard joins me on today’s podcast to chat about what intentional parenting looks like in today’s culture. Ginger, the author of Don’t Make Me Count to Three, shares wisdom about addressing the heart of a child and not merely their behavior. Ginger also gives honest and practical steps for the days we just “blow it” as parents! On the journey of raising children, some days we just “miss the boat.”  Parents are humans too — humans in need of the same grace we extend to our children.


Ginger also compares being a parent to getting a new appliance.  We think we know how everything works, but when we need help, there’s a manual.  Even though children may not come with literal instructions, we have access to God at all times. Family was God’s idea, which means that we can trust Him to show us how to care for our own.  

Listen to this episode and learn more about Ginger in the resource links below!

Highlights from Today’s Episode:

  • Wise words for moms
  • Practical parenting tips for all ages
  • Training the hearts of children


Resources From Today’s Show 

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. What is the difference between training hearts of children and training their behavior?
  2. How could you focus more on training hearts and not actions?
  3. In what ways could you extend more grace to yourself as a parent?

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How to Listen to The Podcast

If you’re new to podcasts, think of them like little radio shows that you can listen to at your convenience. They are perfect to listen to and learn from as you workout, fold laundry, wash dishes or conquer the world.

1. Listen right here on the blog. Click the little play button at the beginning of this post.

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You have been so great to join me on the journey here on the blog, I hope you jump right in and do the same on the podcast!

By |2018-05-10T18:55:28+00:00May 9th, 2018|Faith, Family, Podcast|6 Comments
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  1. Crystal Hubbard May 9, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Hi Chrystal! Someone else may have already shared this, but the podcast with Ginger Hubbard cut off mid conversation. What I heard was awesome though, thank you! Happy Mother’s Day!!

    • Chrystal Hurst May 9, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      Hey! Apparently there was a technological snafu! It’s all fixed! Pick up at 32 minutes and listen to the rest 🙂

  2. Hillari Pecot May 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Chystal! Wonderful podcast from what iv’e heard so far. It cut off right when i whipped my pen out to take the action plan notes. Hope you upload the rest of it. Hope your feeling better! Happy Mothers day!

    • Chrystal Hurst May 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Hey! Apparently there was a technological snafu! It’s all fixed! Pick up at 32 minutes and listen to the rest 🙂

  3. Jonita Joseph May 12, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    I felt really convicted after listening to this. I have three girls 6,4 and 2, and had fallen into asking derogatory questions and yet being disgusted with myself for treating them poorly. I feel like there is a cultural pressure from my mom, aunties, and the lady at the grocery store 🙂 for my girls to be super respectful. Church is the worse. I have had so many comments to the affect of how my girls should act. But I fell into the trap of also caring way too much about my image. This in turned allowed me to let them be crazy at home just be perfect at church especially so I would often berate them. This has opened my eyes to the idea of actually training them in righteousness. Reaching their heart and not being worried about my image (yes I know my self-worth and identity is in Christ, just not when the first lady of the church is looking) And the concept of grace and seeing them as a sinner and love the practical ways of prepping them before hand. Thank you Chrystal and Ginger for an engaging conversation and for reaching my heart.

  4. Kim R June 5, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    This is right where I am in my parenting journey. Just when I thought I was completely off track, this podcast let me know I’m doing better than I thought. Ha! Thank God for the encouragement provided through you two wonderful ladies.

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