Family Meeting

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In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra share the 10 rules that they have for fighting fair. Conflict will arise in your relationships, and how you handle that conflict will go a long way in determining what kind of relationship you will have. If you have any questions on conflict resolution you can email them to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information, articles, and videos go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
Thomas and Lysandra have been married for over sixteen years, and they have four daughters. They have been leading Good News Church in Cedar Rapids, Ia for the last ten years.  In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra introduce their family and their goals for the Family Meeting Podcast. They share their favorite and least favorite things about parenting and their parenting wins and fails. Feel free to share yours by emailing them at podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information, articles, and videos go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about some of the common lies that we believe about marriage. If these lies are present in our relationships, eventually they will cause problems. Listen in and see if you have fallen for any of these lies. to share your marriage lies with us or suggest a podcast topic send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about some of the common lies that we believe about marriage. If these lies are present in our relationships, eventually they will cause problems. Listen in and see if you have fallen for any of these lies. To share your marriage lies with us or suggest a podcast topic send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra share their thoughts on their kids and sleepovers. Spending the night with friends can be some of the best times of your childhood, but it can also lead to some of our worst childhood experiences. Listen in as Thomas and Lysandra share some tips to make it a goo time for your kids, and also share some warnings to keep your children safe. To ask a question about sleepovers send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about how to make it through the busy seasons of life. Sometimes life can seem so overwhelming with so many things going on. How can we keep up? Listen in as they share their thoughts on decluttering your schedule to make time for what is really important. To ask you questions or to share your ideas with them send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra explore what it's like to raise toddlers. These formative years in your child's life can be some of the most challenging and yet rewarding as a parent. They will answer some of your questions and share some of the things that worked for them as they raised four toddlers of their own. To ask your questions or to share your parenting stories send them an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about kids and technology. The average child sits in front of a screen for way too much time. Between TV, video games, phones, and a host of other tech gadgets, our children's lives are being consumed by screen time. Listen in for suggestions on how you can put screen time in its proper place in your child's life. To ask your questions or to share your screen time suggestions with them send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra dive into the topic of emotional abuse. Chances are that someone that you love is going through this pain. Listen in as they share some of their tips for dealing with emotional abuse so that you can better help your friends and family. To ask your questions or to share your episode ideas with them send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra give the fourth session in their 2020 Marriage Conference, Relationship Renovation. The fourth session is on renovating the bedroom. To ask your marriage questions send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information for to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra give the third session in their 2020 Marriage Conference, Relationship Renovation. The third session is on renovating your attic. To ask your marriage questions send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra give the second session in their 2020 Marriage Conference, Relationship Renovation. The second session is on renovating your foundation. To ask your marriage questions send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra give the first session in their 2020 Marriage Conference, Relationship Renovation. The first session is on renovating your blueprint for marriage. To ask your marriage questions send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about their differences as introverts and extroverts. A lack of understanding each other in this area can cause some conflict. Listen in as they share some of their insights on this topic so that you can better relate to the members of your family. To ask your questions or to share your episode ideas with them send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra share some of their experiences from homeschooling their children. Parents all across the country have been thrown into the homeschooling life because of COVID-19. Listen in for some practical advice and encouragement on teaching your children at home. To ask your homeschooling questions or to share your homeschooling stories send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about the importance of investing in your marriage. Attending marriage retreats and conferences helps to build up your marriage relationship by taking time away from your day to day life and spending extra time working on your relationship. Listen in as they share how this investment has helped their marriage and how it can help yours too. To ask your relationship questions send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra share how they are dealing with the COVID-19 quarantine as a family. This unprecedented time in our nation's history will be something that your children always remember. Listen in as they discuss how you can make it a good memory instead of a time of drudgery. To share your quarantine tips send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information you can go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra discuss the value of having fun together as a couple. Fun breathes life into a relationship! But it is important to be on the same page when it comes to having fun. Listen in as they share some of the ways that they have fun together, and get some ideas for how you can make your relationship more enjoyable. To share your favorite ways to have fun or to ask a question, send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com 
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about the importance of serving together as a family. Teaching your children to serve while they are young, helps them learn to see and meet the needs of others. Listen in as they share some helpful ideas on ways that you can help others as a family. To share how you serve together as a family or to ask a question send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra discuss the five love languages. To ensure that our family and friends feel loved, we need to make sure that we are speaking their language. Listen in to figure out the love language of the people in your life, so that you can love them fully. To ask a question or share your thoughts with us send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk with their friends, Dusty and Ashley Beasley about their experience parenting a child with special needs. Dusty and Ashley share their fears, struggles, and failures, as well as their hope, encouragement, and wins in raising a daughter with cerebral palsy. Listen in as they share some tips on how to help the people in your life that are dealing with special needs. To ask a question or share your thoughts with us send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about the importance of celebrating the birthdays of the people in your life. Birthdays are a great way to show people that they are important to you. Listen in as they share some of the ways that they make birthdays special for their loved ones. To share your birthday ideas or to ask any questions send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra dive into their relationships with their in-laws. These relationships can be a great blessing, but for many people they just feel like a curse. Listen in as they share some suggestions for working on your relationships with your in-laws. To share your story with them or episode ideas, please send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra discuss the importance of teaching your children how to make decisions for themselves. One day your children will be making all of their own decisions, so it is necessary for us to equip them to do that. Listen in and learn some techniques on how to do that successfully. To share your tips or episode ideas send an email to podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com
In this episode, Thomas and Lysandra talk about living with depression. They pull back the curtain on their personal lives and share how they deal with Thomas' battle with depression. Chances are that someone in your life struggles with a mental illness, listen in and get some ideas on how you can help them. Please share your battle with depression with them by sending an email at podcast@thomasosterkamp.com For more information go to www.thomasosterkamp.com 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Thomas Osterkamp
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 17th, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 2nd, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
28
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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