“Having a godly marriage, which is loving with Christ’s agape love, that selfless love, is the light of the gospel in your home.” -Rhonda Stoppe.
Three women of Christ on a mission, Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, Rhonda Stoppe, and Lee Ann Mancini, have joined together to share empowering Godly advice, information, and encouragement for everyone who is raising the next generation of warriors for Christ. Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield is a national speaker, author, podcaster, and a licensed professional counselor of 27 years. Rhonda Stoppe is a best-selling author, speaker, and podcaster who has helped countless women build “no regrets lives”!
During this episode, all three women discuss the crucial roles of mothers and fathers in shaping their children’s faith and character. They stress the importance of authenticity and selfless love in the marital relationship, viewing it as a reflection of the gospel that profoundly impacts children’s understanding of faith and love. They discuss the importance of exemplifying a loving, Christ-centered marriage when shaping a child’s perception of faith.
Rhonda passionately shares insights on raising sons to become godly men, emphasizing the need for understanding, nurturing talents, and guarding their hearts. She draws from personal experiences, offering practical advice for mothers navigating the journey of raising sons. Dr. Michelle shifts the focus to the father-daughter relationship, highlighting the vital role of fathers in positively influencing their daughters. She encourages fathers to actively listen, maintain eye contact, show kindness through their actions, and speak life into their daughters. She also explains how spouses can show humility to each other even when it is not warranted. Involvement, consistency, awareness, and nurturance are very important to a healthy, happy marriage and family life.
“That’s a great rule of thumb with women because we figure things out by talking on our planet. And the more you can draw her out, not only is she going to figure things out, but she’ll bond with you in the process because you’re taking the time to listen.” – Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield.
Both ladies discuss the impact of authentic, selfless love in the home and how it can serve as a light for the gospel and positively influence the faith of the children. Additionally, the ladies stress the importance of prayer and Bible reading to connect with God as a family and always have joy in the household.
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