Being a parent is very rewarding, but it doesn’t come without its challenges and difficulties. Although raising children brings joy and purpose to a couple’s life, the struggles of daily life can often overshadow the blessings of parenthood.
Below is a list of five encouraging podcast shows that focus on Christian parenting. Each episode of the following podcasts offers peace and guidance to help you on your God-ordained parenting journey. Use your downtime — provided you have any — to discover a new favorite podcast.
#1: The Intentional Parents Podcast
The Intentional Parents Podcast is hosted by Phil and Diane Comer. The couple speaks at Bible conferences, gives tips on homeschooling, and offers guidance on parenting.
Their podcast aims to help parents become intentional with how they raise their children. The show encourages parents to carefully and purposefully think through how they assist their children with becoming “passionate Jesus followers.”
“Do you wish for a thriving marriage? A thriving life?” the podcast website reads. “Each week Phil and Diane Comer… bring biblical hope and practical help in the how of life, marriage, and parenting.”
#2: Courageous Parenting
Courageous Parenting is a “weekly podcast for Christian parents who want to equip confident Christian kids in an uncertain world.” Each week, hosts Isaac & Angie Tolpin take a deep-dive into the importance and key components of biblical parenting.
With every passing generation, life becomes more and more chaotic. Parents need help guiding their children through the current culture and climate of the world we live in. Courageous Parenting covers parenting topics that many moms and dads are looking for.
#3: Treasured With Courtney DeFeo
If you are a parent that is raising a house full of daughters, Treasured With Courtney DeFeo is the podcast for you. This show tackles some of the most difficult topics when it comes to instructing young women how to live the Christian life.
It offers moms and dads wisdom, encouragement, and so much more. “Treasured is so many things. It’s a podcast where I interview mentors and seek guidance and perspective for us all,” DeFeo’s website reads. She’s even created a curriculum for mothers and daughters to go through together.
#4: Pardon the Mess
Being a parent isn’t easy and it sure doesn’t always look pretty, In fact, it can often look like a jumbled mess. That’s why host Cynthia Yanof created the Pardon the Mess podcast. Parenting can be confusing and chaotic, but it doesn’t mean families can’t grow in the midst of it all.
“Pardon the Mess tackles parenting with honest discussions about the ups and downs of parenting, and the lessons God has taught us along the way,” the website reads. “It’s fun, it’s real, it’s biblical, and it’s for everyone!”
#5: Dad Tired
If you want to learn more about how to be a Godly father to your children, then Dad Tired is the podcast for you. This show is 100% dedicated to dads and men, instructing them on how to be a better parent as well as husband.
Dad Tired has a plethora of celebrity guests that talk about their experiences and how God has equipped them to “step up their parenting game.” The host, Pastor Jerrad Lopes, lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Leila, and their three children.
Dad Tired is “a community of Christian men who are taking their faith, family, and marriage very seriously.”