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Dad Tired

English, Religion, 1 season, 357 episodes, 1 day, 19 hours, 53 minutes
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Dad Tired is a community of men who are taking their faith, family, and marriage very seriously. We are equipping Christian husbands and dads to lead their family well. Past guests include: Gary Chapman, Cody Carnes, John Mark Comer, John Eldredge, Bob Goff, Matthew West, Risen Motherhood, MercyMe, Tony Dungy, Paul David Tripp, Jefferson Bethke, Darryl Strawberry, Lecrae, Beneil Dariush, and many more!
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Colossians Part 1: Do You Smell Like Death?

Today we begin a 4-part series through the book of Colossians, focusing specifically on chapter 3. Join us as the Dad Tired community turns to the scriptures to help shape us as husbands, fathers, and disciples.
5/13/202424 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Seven Question Challenge

Join host Chris Hilken as he encourages every dad to take the seven question challenge.Here are the 7 Questions:Projected Value: What do you think is most important to me? Intended Value: If I could wish for one thing for you, what do you think it would be?Perceived Value: What do you think I love the most about you?Interpreted Value: What are ways that I show you love that mean the most to you?Expected Value: What are ways that I could show you better that I love you?Rejected Value: What’s one thing that I have done that you will do differently as a parent?Respected Value: What’s one thing that I have done that you will do as a parent?
5/6/202427 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Case for Discipleship with The Kendrick Brothers

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with award winning film directors Alex and Stephen Kendrick to talk about the need for discipleship among men.
4/29/202432 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fighting Shadows Part One: With Jon Tyson

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with pastor and best-selling author Jon Tyson to talk about the shadows that every man is facing.
4/22/202439 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fatherhood Reconciliation

After spending decades apart, host Jerrad Lopes and his down sit down to talk about what it looks like to heal a broken father-son relationship.
4/15/202436 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bread is Not Enough

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by the founders of Dwell Differently to talk about how and why the scriptures change us from the inside out.
4/8/202441 minutes, 36 seconds
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Divorce, Judgement, Sex, and Other Big Questions

In this special episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join hosts Jerrad Lopes, Chris Hilken, and Kaleb Allen as they tackle questions from the Dad Tired community. The trio answers questions related to Judgment Day, Divorce, Sex, and others. Want your question answered on the show? Call 503-877-3836 and leave a message with your name, state, and question.
4/1/202450 minutes, 18 seconds
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Starfish in the Storm

On today's episode of the Dad Tired episode, host Jerrad Lopes talks about what it looks like to be a dad who has real joy (and the reasons why you may not be experiencing it.)
3/25/202438 minutes, 43 seconds
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This Relationship is Destroying Your Family

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Joey Odom, co-founder of Aro to talk about the relationship that is destroying our families.
3/18/202453 minutes, 57 seconds
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Parent Like A Coach (with Ben Roethlisberger)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to talk about how dads can see themselves as the coach of their families.Thanks to our sponsor LC Coffee (lccoffeestl.com) for sponsoring today's episode. You can grab a custom Dad Tired blend, along with other Dad Tired merch at shop.dadtired.com.Looking to join or host a Dad Tired conference in your area? Visit https://www.dadtired.com/conferences for more details.Enjoy the show!
3/11/202441 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Did You Need From YOUR Dad?

In today's epsiode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Pastor Bobby Cooley to talk about the role of a father speaking identity over their children; and the devasting impacts it can have on a child to not have that.
3/4/20240
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How Would Jesus Parent on the Playground?

In this compelling episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Chris Hilken tackles the gritty realities of parenting in the face of life's inevitable injustices. From the playground to the classroom, our children are bound to face situations that challenge their sense of fairness and right. But how do we, as Christian fathers, guide them through these moments? Drawing from his own experiences as a father of five and a pastor in San Diego, Chris shares stories of playground scuffles, questionable detentions, and the all-too-common unfair calls in youth sports. With humor, wisdom, and a deep dive into the teachings of Jesus, this episode is not just about navigating the unfair moments of life; it's about shaping our children into adults who can face the world with resilience, empathy, and a heart for justice. Whether it's dealing with a push on the playground or a biased referee, Chris offers practical advice and spiritual insight on turning these challenges into opportunities for growth, character building, and understanding the heart of God in the midst of life's chaos. Join us on Dad Tired as we explore the art of parenting through the unfair, the unjust, and the downright frustrating moments of raising kids in today's world.
2/26/202434 minutes, 38 seconds
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Embracing Godly Stubborness: Teaching Without Your Mouth

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, pastor Kaleb Allen disects the idea of what it means to be a Prophet, Priest, and King as a dad; and specfically what it looks like to embrace godly stubborness.
2/19/202421 minutes, 15 seconds
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Friendships & Fitness: Qualities of a Healthy Man

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he contiunes examining the qualities of a healthy man. In today's episode, Jerrad explores the link between healthy friendships, healthy bodies, and a holistically healthy man. Looking to start your own podcast? Get 1-on-1 coaching from Jerrad at podtofinish.com
2/12/202437 minutes, 16 seconds
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Silence & Sleep: Qualities of a Healthy Man

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares two important characteristics of becoming a holistically healthy man: silence and sleep. Looking to start your own podcast? Have Jerrad personally coach you (podtofinish.com)
2/5/202435 minutes, 57 seconds
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Stages of Discipleship: Where are You?

Considering starting your own podcast? Let Jerrad personally coach you! Visit podtofinish.com to join today. Use promo code PODCAST30 to get 30% off. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he walks guys through the 5 stages of discipleship. Learn more about the 5-stages of discipleship:https://jimputman.com/2018/06/04/the-5-stages-of-growth-for-a-disciple-free-resource-download/https://arena.jfbc.org/PublicAssets/Documents/Shine/Five%20Stages%20of%20Discipleship.pdf
1/29/202440 minutes, 7 seconds
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Life on Life Discipleship with Preston Perry

In this compelling episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Preston Perry, a Chicago-based Bible teacher, apologist, and author, who shares his transformative journey of faith and the power of discipleship. Preston delves into his life-changing experiences, his work with his wife Jackie Hill Perry in their ministry 'With the Parries,' and the crucial role of life-on-life relationships in spiritual growth. This conversation is a deep dive into the essence of discipleship, evangelism, and living a life committed to Jesus, offering valuable insights for believers and seekers alike.
1/22/202441 minutes, 41 seconds
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What Should REAL Friendships Look Like?

In this powerful reaction podcast, Jerrad Lopes unpacks the raw and emotional dialogue between comedian Theo Von and his guest, UFC champion Sean Strickland. Witness a moment of true vulnerability as Sean opens up about his abusive father and the day he stopped believing in God.Jerrad not only reacts to this heart-wrenching interview but also shares his insights on the importance of vulnerability among men. He discusses how Theo Von's reaction sets an example for how we can support friends in their moments of openness. This video is a must-watch for anyone who believes in the power of sharing and listening as tools for healing and connection.
1/15/202430 minutes, 50 seconds
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Men of a Different Kingdom (Part 2)

Join Pastor Kaleb as he walks men through what it looks like to be men who don't live timid lives, but instead find hope and peace in the Kingdom of Jesus.
1/8/202444 minutes, 43 seconds
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Anchored in Faith: Leading Your Family in Peace During Uncertain Times (Part 1)

In this episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Pastor Chris Hilken to navigate the often turbulent waters of anxiety, particularly as we approach a chaotic election year. With a focus on the Gospel, this episode delves into practical and spiritual strategies for dads striving to lead their families with a sense of peace and stability. Chris shares insights on how to embrace the rest that Christ offers, ensuring that fathers can be the calm in the storm for their loved ones. Whether you're grappling with personal anxiety or the general unrest of the times, this episode is a beacon of hope, guiding you towards leading your family with faith, tranquility, and confidence.
1/1/202442 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hardest Hitting Moments of 2023

Join us for a special episode as we revisit the most impactful and memorable moments of 2023. We've compiled a collection of powerful clips featuring insights and wisdom from some of our most influential guests, including John Mark Comer, Justin Whitmel Earley, and Micah Tyler, among others.Whether you're a long-time listener or new to the podcast, this episode is a perfect encapsulation of the profound conversations and transformative ideas that have resonated with our community throughout the year. From deep spiritual insights to practical life advice, these highlights are not just reflections but guideposts for every dad striving to navigate the complexities of fatherhood with grace and purpose.Tune in and let's reflect on the lessons that have shaped "Dad Tired" in 2023. It's an episode filled with inspiration and encouragement.
12/25/202331 minutes, 19 seconds
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Courage Under Fire: A Story of Courage & Resilience

In this compelling episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Matt Frkovic, a dedicated police officer with a harrowing tale of survival and resilience. Matt opens up about a life-changing officer-involved shooting, delving into the intense challenges and emotional turmoil he faced in its aftermath. As a disciple of Jesus, a devoted husband, and a loving father, Matt's journey through this ordeal reveals profound insights into faith, courage, and the power of vulnerability.Listen as Matt shares how this critical incident not only tested his strength but also deepened his spiritual walk and family bonds. Discover how he's turning his traumatic experience into a beacon of hope, offering guidance and support to fellow officers grappling with similar situations. This episode is a must-listen for Christian men seeking inspiration on how to navigate life's toughest trials while staying true to their roles as protectors, providers, and spiritual leaders. Join us for a story of redemption, healing, and the unbreakable spirit of a man committed to serving both his community and his family.Learn more about the 10-78 project: https://www.1078project.com/
12/18/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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What Would Jesus Say To Your Wife?

In this compelling episode of Dad Tired, host Jerrad Lopes challenges listeners to consider the transformative impact of the Holy Spirit in every aspect of their lives. How would your marriage, family, and work change if they were guided by God's Spirit? Jerrad invites men to explore this profound concept, offering practical insights and biblical wisdom. This episode is a call to action, encouraging listeners to embrace the Holy Spirit's presence, leading to a life that reflects God's love, wisdom, and grace in their personal, family, and professional spheres. Join us for an inspiring journey towards spiritual growth and transformation.
12/11/202330 minutes, 10 seconds
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Eight Steps To Effective Discipline

In today’s insightful episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Chris Hilken takes listeners through his unique eight-step process for disciplining children with wisdom and love. Drawing from his personal life experiences, including the loss of his wife and the challenges of blending a family, Chris discusses the importance of balancing grace and truth in parenting. He emphasizes the need for a structured yet compassionate approach to discipline, especially in moments of frustration and anger. Throughout the episode, Chris breaks down each step of his process, from ensuring calmness and setting clear expectations to diagnosing the degree of disobedience and executing appropriate discipline. This episode is more than just a guide; it's a journey into understanding the heart behind discipline and how to apply it in a way that fosters respect, learning, and love within the family. Whether you're struggling with discipline or looking for a more effective strategy, Chris's eight steps offer a practical and thoughtful roadmap for any dad aiming to navigate the complexities of parenting with grace and authority.
12/4/202334 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Observe Advent as a Family

In this insightful episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Danielle Hitchen, author and founder of Catechesis Books, to delve into the meaningful celebration of Advent. As a mother of three, Danielle brings a unique perspective on how families can deeply engage with this sacred season through the lens of The Gospel. Purchase a copy of Sacred Seasons: https://amzn.to/47u5ERHKey Topics:The History of Advent: Explore the origins and significance of Advent in the Christian tradition.Advent in the Bible's Narrative: Understand how Advent fits into the larger story of the Bible, enriching our faith journey.Practical Family Observance: Learn practical ways for young families to observe Advent, focusing on the Gospel's message.Danielle Hitchen's Insights: Gain valuable insights from Danielle's experiences and her book, "Sacred Seasons," on making Advent a meaningful time for families.Key Moments: 00:03:23 Advent book for family discipleship.00:07:45 Advent is a time of preparation and waiting for Christ's arrival.00:11:39 Advent represents centuries of waiting.00:17:08 Cultivate silence during Advent.00:18:32 Prayer is a two-way conversation.00:23:29 Develop patience and anticipation during Advent.00:27:13 Slowly celebrate and remember Christmas.00:32:31 Saints as inspiration, not worship.00:38:13 Advent is a time of intentional reflection.About the Guest:Danielle Hitchen, a passionate advocate for faith-based family education, is the founder of Catechesis Books and the author of "Sacred Seasons." As a mother of three, she offers a unique perspective on nurturing faith within the family setting.Purchase a copy of Sacred Seasons: https://amzn.to/47u5ERHDonate to the Dad Tired ministry: https://www.dadtired.com/donate
11/27/202340 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to be a Man Who Adds Value at Work

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with the brillant mind of Jeremy Utley to disucss what it looks like to be a man who adds value to his workplace.
11/20/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Practicing The Way (with John Mark Comer)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with best-selling author John Mark Comer to discuss what it looks like to be a dad who truly live as a disciple of Jesus.
11/13/202356 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Discipline

Feel like you’re learning how to parent and discipline your kids on the fly? Are you confused about what behaviors require what consequences? In today’s episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares honestly about what God teaches us regarding Gospel-centered discipline.
11/6/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tech, Kids, and The Gospel: Using Screens to Point Your Kids To Jesus

In this episode, Jerrad chats with a representative from TruPlay, diving deep into the app's mission of providing Christian-themed games, comics, and animations for kids. They discuss the power of technology in shaping young minds, the stories of the app's central characters, and how faith and identity intertwine. Whether you're a tech-savvy parent or wary of digital influences, this conversation sheds light on navigating technology through a Christian lens.
10/30/202328 minutes, 46 seconds
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Frail But Full: Leading Out Of Your Weakness

In this heartfelt episode of the "Dad Tired" podcast, Pastor Kaleb delves deep into the challenges of feeling like everything is going wrong and the insecurities that arise from perceived failures. Drawing parallels from his personal experiences, he shares a touching moment with his daughter that underscores the importance of turning to Jesus during tough times. Reflecting on the Apostle Paul's words, he emphasizes the power of vulnerability, the significance of leaning on God's strength in our weaknesses, and the transformative nature of grace over grit. The episode serves as a reminder that true leadership isn't about projecting perfection but about modeling a sincere Christian life, seeking wisdom from God's word, and fostering a sense of community over competition. Join us as we explore the profound lessons that arise from moments of frailty and how they can shape our parenting and leadership journey.[00:02:03] Turning to the secret place.[00:05:26] Modeling sincere Christian life.[00:11:31] Intellectual arrogance and leadership.[00:15:49] Leadership and judgmental competitiveness.[00:19:38] Modeling grace over grit.[00:23:02] Traits of leadership and discipleship.Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
10/23/202325 minutes, 3 seconds
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Unmasking Halloween: Navigating Secular Holidays As Christian Parent

Join Pastor Chris Hilken on a special episode of Dad Tired, as he helps parents navigate through the enigmatic history and traditions of Halloween. This episode seeks to illuminate the historical context of the holiday and explores the various ways Christian dads can approach it while maintaining a steadfast leadership within their family. Engage in a thoughtful discussion that balances faith, family leadership, and the spirit of the season, providing a rich theological perspective for Christian fathers.Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
10/16/202330 minutes, 58 seconds
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Beyond Loneliness: Fostering Faith and Friendship in Our Families

In a world grappling with a loneliness epidemic, how do fathers guide their families and foster true connections? This week, Jerrad Lopes sits down with Pastor Levi Lusko, a familiar voice from K-Love radio, to delve deep into the heart of godly friendships. Together, they uncover practical insights on combating loneliness, especially among our children, and the transformative power of space in guiding young hearts towards Jesus. Tune in for a soul-stirring conversation that's both timely and timeless.Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
10/9/202330 minutes, 22 seconds
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Is God Annoying You?

In this week's episode, we dive deep into the story of Jesus and Peter from John 6:67-69. Just imagine, after walking beside Jesus for over a year, Peter is posed with a profound question: Does he want to continue being Jesus' disciple? It might seem perturbing, even annoying, for Peter to face such an inquiry. But isn’t that just like Christ? No matter how long we've journeyed with Him, He persistently checks our commitment, ensuring our hearts remain aligned with His purpose. This episode challenges every man to introspectively ask, "Am I still in?" and to ponder those pressing questions God might be "annoying" you with. Are you prepared to answer? Tune in to be inspired, provoked, and equipped to lead your home spiritually.Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
10/2/202336 minutes, 28 seconds
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Purpose in your Profession

In this enlightening episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Dr. Greg Gilbaugh, DDS, to delve into a profound discussion about a biblical perspective on a man's work. Discover how men can align their work with the mission God has entrusted to them, and gain valuable insights into finding purpose and meaning in your daily labor. Whether you're a father or simply seeking guidance on your life's purpose, this episode will provide you with wisdom and inspiration.
9/25/202337 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bodily Alarms: Tuning into Our Soul's Signals

This week, Jerrad Lopes is joined by his best friend, Casey Parker, for a profound discussion on understanding our body's signals. Much like a fire alarm alerts us to danger, our body sends out alarms revealing the state of our soul. Dive deep with us as we explore how to recognize and respond to these cues, using them as tools to foster emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Tune in and discover a pathway to a more attuned and whole manhood.
9/18/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tournament of Champions: Unvieling Your Idols

In this episode, the Chris Hilken shares a conversation he had with an FBI agent about crime scenes and the questions they ask. He explores the various ways we define ourselves as individuals and the multitude of personality tests that have become so popular. Chris discusses his experience leading premarital classes and the interesting phenomenon of couples having lists of qualities they desire in a partner.This episode will bring light to any dad hoping to grow as a husband. Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- JerradTime Stamps: [00:01:07] Defining ourselves through lists.[00:05:52] Idolatry explained.[00:08:45] Three categories of idolatry.[00:11:46] Three common idols of the human heart.[00:15:02] Coping with control idol.[00:17:30] The power of idols.[00:21:26] Money, power, and sex.[00:23:02] Insecurity and desire for validation.[00:26:19] Idolizing power and control.[00:29:28] Idols in marriage.
9/11/202330 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sweat The Small Stuff: Lessons of Integrity & Faithfulness

In this week's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad sits down with the talented Christian recording artist, Micah Tyler. Join them for a laughter-filled conversation as Micah shares hilarious stories from his life, but stay tuned for the powerful lessons he imparts on what it truly means to be a man of integrity, especially in the small things that matter most.Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
9/4/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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Navigating Analog Upbringing in a Digital Era

In this thought-provoking episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, join Jerrad Lopes as he engages in an enlightening conversation with acclaimed author Jay Y. Kim. Together, they delve into the vital topic of raising "analog kids" in an increasingly digital world, offering practical insights and heartfelt reflections for Christian husbands and dads.Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
8/28/202337 minutes, 5 seconds
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From Arguments to Intimacy: The Power of Prayer in Marriage

In this episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, get ready to dive deep into the heart of marital dynamics with special guests Aaron and Jennifer Smith, founders of Marriage After God. Join us as we explore the often mystifying world of why couples find themselves arguing about the smallest of things. Discover the hidden layers that fuel these disagreements and gain valuable insights into fostering understanding and connection. Aaron and Jennifer also share profound wisdom on the transformative power of praying together as a couple. Learn how this spiritual practice can not only strengthen your relationship but also deepen your intimacy with each other and with God. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that offers practical tools to enrich your journey as a couple, only on Dad Tired!Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner.- Jerrad
8/21/202334 minutes, 26 seconds
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Living Crucified: A Call to Present and Sacrificial Fatherhood

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Pastor Kaleb Allen shares a powerful personal story about a challenging day as a father of six children. He reflects on the importance of being a present and crucified father, embracing a life of self-sacrifice and surrender to Christ. Join the free community: https://connect.dadtired.com/Shop the Dad Tired Store: https://shop.dadtired.com/We are a non-profit supported by our community. Help us keep going by partnering with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/donateWe are starting to put all our episodes on YouTube. You can watch those here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOt8vnHUg8LAfxU8eMbgqwI love you, guys. In your corner. - Jerrad
8/14/202323 minutes
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Ignore The Face: A Journey of Intentional Fatherhood

Join Jerrad Lopes on the Dad Tired Podcast for an incredibly moving and insightful episode, featuring Chris Witt, the Senior Director of Camps at Winshape. The podcast's mission is to help listeners and their families deepen their love for Jesus, and this episode truly embodies that purpose.As they sit down together, Chris Witt opens up about his journey as an intentional father, sharing practical wisdom on raising children who find their secure identity in Christ and confidently step into manhood. Drawing from his own experiences as a father of adult children, who genuinely love Jesus, and as a new grandfather, Chris's heartfelt and vulnerable stories are sure to resonate with young dads seeking encouragement and guidance.Prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions as Jerrad and Chris engage in a profoundly moving conversation filled with wisdom and powerful insights. Whether you're a seasoned parent or just starting on the fatherhood journey, this episode will leave you feeling inspired and equipped with the tools to lead your family toward Jesus.Don't miss this truly special episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, where Chris Witt's authentic storytelling and Jerrad Lopes' engaging hosting style come together to create an unforgettable listening experience. Get ready to be touched and motivated to be an intentional father, leading your family to a deeper love for Jesus!
8/7/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sharing The Mental Load: Insights on Parenthood and Partnership

In this week's episode of Dad Tired, join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila Lopes as they dive into a thoughtful discussion on navigating the journey of finding a good church, making significant family decisions, and grappling with the question of baptizing kids. They also explore the concept of a woman's 'mental load' and share practical tips on cultivating discipline in daily life. Don't miss this insightful and candid conversation about marriage, fatherhood, faith, and family.
7/31/202353 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sons of God: Embracing Your Role as a Peacemaker

In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he delves into the profound message of Matthew 5:9, where Jesus proclaims, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Far from being timid or passive, Jerrad emphasizes that being a peacemaker demands immense courage and humility. Making direct ties back to the Gospel, Jerrad highlights how God the Father boldly confronted humanity's sin problem rather than shying away from it. As men, we are called to follow in God's footsteps, actively seeking out conflicts in our lives and boldly addressing them in pursuit of true peace.Join the Dad Tired community as they explore the transformative power of stepping into conflicts with courage and grace, embodying the very essence of being "sons of God." Tune in to gain valuable insights and practical wisdom on embracing the mantle of peacemakers and positively influencing the world around us.
7/24/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Backsliding & Why Kids Fall Away From The Faith

Join pastor Chris Hilken as he shares why kids leave the faith and what it looks like for us as dads not to fall backwards in our walk with Jesus.
7/17/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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When Faith is Forbidden

In this powerful episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with special guest Todd Nettleton, President of Voice of the Martyrs, to delve into a topic that challenges our faith and reshapes our roles as fathers. Todd sheds light on the harsh reality faced by countless Christians worldwide who endure persecution due to their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.During their conversation, Todd shares gripping stories of those who face unimaginable trials, highlighting the strength and resilience exhibited by these believers in the face of persecution. As fathers and husbands, we are invited to step out of our comfort zones and gain a broader perspective on God's work in the world, while also acknowledging the suffering of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.Through Todd's experiences and insights, listeners will discover how understanding the plight of persecuted Christians can transform our own perspectives on fatherhood, discipleship, and our faith journeys. This eye-opening episode challenges us to examine our roles as fathers and husbands in light of the sacrifices made by our global family, urging us to align our priorities with God's heart and live out our faith authentically.Tune in to this episode of the "Dad Tired" podcast as we embark on a transformative journey that reminds us of the true cost of discipleship and inspires us to become stronger fathers, husbands, and followers of Christ.
7/10/202336 minutes, 1 second
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Seeing God As A Perfect Father (with Louie Giglio)

Join us for a deeply insightful episode of Dad Tired as we sit down with renowned pastor and author, Louie Giglio. In this candid conversation, Louie shares his personal journey, from his relationship with his earthly father to his mental breakdown and the profound revelations that followed. Louie Giglio opens up about the impact of his father on his understanding of fatherhood and faith, setting the stage for a transformative spiritual journey. Reflecting on his own mental health struggles, he reveals how his darkest moments led him to discover the unwavering love and pursuit of God, who embraces us in our brokenness.Prepare to be inspired as Louie Giglio weaves a tapestry of grace and redemption through his experiences. Drawing from his latest book, "Seeing God as a Perfect Father: and Seeing You as Loved, Pursued, and Secure," he imparts profound wisdom on how we can perceive ourselves as cherished and secure in the embrace of our Heavenly Father.Tune in to this powerful episode and be reminded that, no matter the circumstances, we are unconditionally loved by a Perfect Father who never fails us. Experience a journey of faith, vulnerability, and redemption that will leave you encouraged and uplifted.
7/3/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence So Your Kids Can Too

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with renowned author Sissy Goff to have a conversation on her latest book, "The Worry-Free Parent: Living in Confidence So Your Kids Can Too." As a veteran counselor and parenting expert, Sissy reveals how anxiety spreads like wildfire and affects our families. But here's the good news: you have the power to stop it! With practical tools and 30 years of experience, Sissy shows us how to uncover the roots of our anxiety, model bravery, and deepen our connection with our kids. Join us as we become worry-free parents, raising confident, courageous kids in an anxious world.
6/26/202333 minutes, 23 seconds
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From Sorrow to Strength: Finding The Goodness of God in Your Worst Nightmare

In this profoundly moving episode of Dad Tired, we sit down with Susan & Nick, a young married couple who share their heart-wrenching journey of losing their 18-month-old baby boy to a rare heart condition. Join us as they courageously open up about their experience, revealing how they found hope in Jesus even in the midst of their worst nightmare. With unwavering faith, they encourage listeners to trust the goodness of God, even in the face of unimaginable grief and trials. Through their story, they remind us that everything Jesus promised He would be, He indeed was. Prepare to be deeply moved as you witness their journey from sorrow to strength, and discover the transformative power of finding God's goodness in the midst of your own darkest moments. Tune in for a powerful episode that will touch your heart and inspire you to trust in the unwavering faithfulness of God, even in the face of life's most devastating circumstances.
6/19/202354 minutes, 1 second
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Why We Drift Into Loneliness & How To Fight for A Life of Friendship

In this episode of Dad Tired, we dive into the importance of deep and lasting friendships for Christian men. Our special guest, Justin Whitmel Earley, author of the insightful book "Made for People: Why we drift into loneliness and how to fight for a life of friendship," joins us to explore the profound impact of genuine Christian friendships on our spiritual journey. Discover how these connections enable us to experience the fullness of the Christian life, embracing vulnerability and authenticity as we navigate the challenges of fatherhood and faith. Tune in for an inspiring conversation on building meaningful relationships that transform and enrich our lives as Christian dads.
6/12/202336 minutes, 42 seconds
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Worry-Free Parenting: What the Ravens Teach Us About Raising Children

In this episode of Dad Tired, join our co-host Chris Hilken as he delves into the topic of worry-free parenting. Drawing inspiration from the timeless wisdom found in Scripture, Chris explores the passage where Jesus encourages his followers to consider the ravens and how God's care for them extends to us as parents. Through heartfelt insights and practical advice, Chris discusses how we can find peace and trust in God's provision while navigating the challenges of raising children. Discover the profound lessons the ravens teach us about releasing our worries, embracing faith, and cultivating a deeper connection with God in our parenting journey. Tune in to gain encouragement and guidance on the path to worry-free parenting.Want to grow in your confidence as the spiritual leader of your home? Join our Family Leadership Program and become equipped today.Join Now: https://www.dadtired.com/family-leadership-program
6/5/202329 minutes, 23 seconds
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Raising Confident Kids in a Confusing World (with Ed Drew)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with author Ed Drew to talk about what it looks like to raise kids who understand their identity in Jesus; even while being raised in a confusing world.
5/29/202338 minutes, 35 seconds
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You Can't Change Your Child's Heart

Today host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Paul David Tripp to talk about what it looks like to parent your child's heart, not just their behavior.
5/22/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
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It's OK to Suck At Baseball

For the dad dealing with identity and writing false stories in his head.
5/15/202323 minutes, 22 seconds
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No Rules in Spiritual Warfare (with Kaleb Allen)

On today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Pastor Kaleb Allen to talk about spiritual warfare, specifically when it comes to our children. Are our kids immune from the attacks of the enemy? If not, how do we protect them as dads?
5/8/202334 minutes, 40 seconds
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Starve The Sumo

On today's episode, pastor Chris Hilken shares what it looks like to starve the sumo in your walk with Jesus. He reminds dads that their salvation was free, but that discipleship will cost them everything.
5/1/202324 minutes, 7 seconds
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Not A Fan (with Kyle Idleman)

Host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Pastor Kyle Idleman to talk about what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus vs being a fan of Jesus and how dads can find contentment in Jesus when their way isn't working.
4/24/202340 minutes
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Dads Who Dwell

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares how to show your children the Gospel by being a dad who dwells.
4/17/202324 minutes, 20 seconds
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Life Behind Bars (with Jake Bodine)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with the Founder of Life Behind Bars, Jake Bodine, to talk about how dads can be intentional, even from afar.
4/10/202341 minutes, 32 seconds
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More Than You Bargained For?

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, sit down with host Jerrad Lopes as he shares one of the most important questions Jesus might ask us dads today.
4/3/202330 minutes, 13 seconds
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How Should You Pray With Your Kids?

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he teaches how Jesus prayed and what the means for us as dads when trying to pray with our kids.
3/27/202318 minutes, 52 seconds
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When You Feel Stuck As A Dad

Host Jerrad Lopes shares a recent story of when he felt stuck as a dad and how he handled it. Listen as he helps listeners process their own feelings of inadequacy and how they can point they can still point their family toward a better father.
3/20/202322 minutes, 10 seconds
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Your Marriage Tells A Bigger Story (with Paul & Amy Hauser)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with award-winning actor Paul Walter Hauser and his wife Amy to hear the story of God's radical redemption of their hearts, marriage, and family.
3/13/20231 hour, 4 minutes
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Parenting Heart vs Parenting Behavior (with KB)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with award winning hip hop artist KB to discuss what it looks like to parent your child's heart vs. just parenting their behavior. The pair also talk about what it looks like to succeed in your home life as much as you do your work life.
3/6/202328 minutes, 33 seconds
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Prophecy, The End Times & Other Things Dads Should Know (with Prophecy Pros)

Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with The Prophecy Pros to talk Biblical Prophecy, The End Times, and other things dads should know.
2/27/202339 minutes, 16 seconds
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BONUS: What Is A Revival?

On today's episode hosts Jerrad Lopes and Chris Hilken sit down to discuss what is happening at Asbury University, and how we respond as spiritual leaders.
2/21/202331 minutes, 50 seconds
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Getting Your House In Order (with Stockton Shultz)

Join hosts Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with a fellow Dad Tired community member Stockton Shultz to discuss what it looks like to be a spiritual leader who practically gets his house in order from a financial perspective.
2/20/202342 minutes, 36 seconds
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When Your Marriage Account Runs Low

How do you continue to invest into your marriage when you're working, have young kids, and are living a busy life? Too many couples live within a marriage account that is dangerously low. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares what it looks like to practically invest into your marriage before it runs empty.
2/13/202327 minutes, 14 seconds
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Becoming A Man Of Courage (with Ken Harrison)

Jerrad sits down with Ken Harrison, President of Promise Keepers, to discuss what it looks like to become a man of courage in a cowardly world.
2/6/202334 minutes, 20 seconds
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God's Not Afraid Of Your Mess (with Billy Ballenger)

Today Jerrad sits down with recording artist Billy Ballenger to hear his amazing testimony of God's redemption.
1/30/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Becoming A Healthy & Whole Man (with Rob Jackson)

Today Jerrad is joined by counselor Rob Jackson (MS, LCP) from Focus on the Family to discuss how men can become holistically healthy.
1/23/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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Raise Your Ebenezer

Sit down with Pastor Chris Hilken as he teaches dads how to lead families who 'remember'.
1/16/202323 minutes, 3 seconds
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Getting IT Right (with Andy & Sandra Stanley)

"Am I getting parenting right?" Most parents, at any and every stage, find themselves asking this question. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with pastor Andy Stanley and his wife Sandra to talk about what it looks like to get it right.
1/9/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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Death To Deconstruction (with Joshua Porter)

They say nearly half of our kids will walk away from their faith by the time they leave the house. More and more Christians are deconstructing their faith and leaving the Christian community altogether. What's behind this trend and how do we address it as parents?
1/2/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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Addressing Your Anger

Today Chris Hilken shares the common reasons behind why dads feel anger, why we often lose our temper, and how to practically manage your anger as the spiritual leader of your home.
12/26/202229 minutes, 3 seconds
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Spiritual Leadership, Marital Intimacy & Football (with Ben Roethlisberger)

Today Jerrad sits down with NFL Hall of Fame legend Ben Roethlisberger to talk about spiritual leadership, true and honest intimacy in marriage, God's calling for men, and of course, football.
12/19/202239 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Fight That Changed Everything

Jerrad shares that fight that changed his life, how it might impact your marriage, and what this means for the future.
12/12/202226 minutes, 17 seconds
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Raising A Strong Willed Child

In today's episode, Jerrad shares personal stories of raising strong-willed children and offers encouragement to parents doing the same.
12/5/202226 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Role Of Women In Church & Why It Matters (with Jane Tooher & Graham Beynon)

Host Jerrad Lopes is joined by authors Jane Tooher and Graham Beynon to discuss the role of women in church (and home), complementarianism, and why this subject matters to us as husbands and fathers.
11/28/202233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Heaven, The New Earth, The Environment & Should We Care? (with Dave Gobbett)

Your kids, and their friends, will likely care a lot about the environment. Should you as a Christian dad? What does the Gospel have to say about the environment and how does this subject change the way we interact with others around us.
11/14/202233 minutes, 58 seconds
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Four Styles Of Parenting

Hosts Jerrad Lopes and Chris Hilken sit down to discuss four different parenting styles. Which one do you resonate with most?
11/7/202250 minutes, 11 seconds
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Gravitating Toward Competence (with Steven Curtis Chapman)

Jerrad sits down with Grammy Award Winning artist, Steven Curtis Chapman for a very raw interview that covers anger, putting a hole through the wall, grief, insecurity, and much more.
10/31/202233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Biblical Roles In Marriage (with Eric Schumacher)

What is the role of a man and woman in marriage? What did God mean when he said it's not good for man to be alone. And, why did God give man a 'helper'?
10/24/202251 minutes, 21 seconds
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Explaining The Trinity To Your Kids

Have you ever felt stuck trying to explain the trinity to your kids? In this episode, pastor Chris Hilken shares the theology of the trinity, and practical ways to explain it to your children.
10/17/202224 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Most Important Role You'll Play

Before you're a husband. Before you're a dad. Before you're even a 'man of God'. You're this...
10/10/202227 minutes, 56 seconds
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Would Jesus Celebrate Halloween?

What are your thoughts on Halloween? Do you know why you think what you do? Do you have a game-plan to teach your kids about Halloween and why you've made the decision you have regarding the holiday? In today's episode, Chris Hilken teaches the history of Halloween, and what the Bible has to say about it.
10/3/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Becoming A Man Your Family Wants To Follow (with Leila Lopes)

Are you the kind of man your wife and kids feel comfortable following? What does that even look like to lead your family? Sit down with host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila to talk about what it looks like to be a man who leads his family well (and the times when a wife will feel uncomfortable following her husband's leadership)
9/26/202245 minutes, 47 seconds
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Does Your Marriage Reflect The Gospel?

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, listen as Jerrad and the "Check Your Vertical" podcast share their raw stories of God redeeming their marriages and how that reflects that gospel.
9/19/202250 minutes, 55 seconds
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Grief, Miscarriage & Infertility (with Eric Schumacher)

Very rarely do men have conversations about miscarriage and the grief that it can cause a family. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with pastor Eric Schumacher to talk about the pain of miscarriage, how a man can grieve well, and how he can lead his family during this painful time.
9/12/202245 minutes, 13 seconds
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Universalism: Do All Paths Lead To Heaven?

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, pastor Chris Hilken addresses the questions that many of your children will wrestle with: Do all paths lead to heaven?Questions for your local meet-up:Do all belief systems lead to Salvation?How do you respect other belief systems while still holding truth that all religions are not the same?Do you believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven like he claims in John 14:6?Is there value in learning the difference between the God of the Bible and the god of other religions? What is the value if any? What does the reality of God sending Jesus (His only son) to die on the cross as the ONLY way to heaven, really mean about God character?Is it really a big of a difference/deal that ______(fill in the blank of someone you know or may come into your life) believes that there is more than one way to heaven? Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
9/5/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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When Is Busy Too Busy (with Leila Lopes)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad is joined by his wife Leila to talk about a variety of issues facing most families: being too busy, dealing with grief, starting schooling, making big family decisions, and so much more.Questions for your local meet-up: What do you need to seek Gods wisdom in with your wife?What do you need to step into even though it doesn’t seem that it doesn’t seem easy or there is a peace around it?Do you need to parent with the perspective that you’re time on earth is finite.Are you unnecessarily busy?What can you cut out to be more present with your family? Is there any vain work that you are doing just to fill time?I’m what ways can you invite your kids into that may make things harder for you but in turn will grow your relationship with your children?Have you let off the gas with your kids? How can you press in with your kids even though they may be in a different stage of life than they used to be or than your other kids?
8/29/202240 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Rebel's Manifesto (with Sean McDowell)

Following Jesus has never been harder. In a culture that glamorizes sex, chases fame, and shames those who dont fall in line, it takes a rebel to be a Christian.In today's interview, Sean McDowell sits down with host Jerrad Lopes to encourage and inspire a generation of rebels who will dare to stand up to the madness in a just and loving manner.“We have to be living in a way that our kids find compelling” -Sean McDowellDo you think your kids think “I want what my parents have!”? Why or why not? And what can you do to enhance that further or change in your life to start that?Are you having Intentional spiritual conversations with your kids? How can you start or what are you doing that is working/not working?Are you willing to ask your kids the tough questions, and to listen well to what they are thinking?Do you listen to what your kids are talking about so that you can start conversation with them or do you only wait till they bring things up or talk to them about what you want?Are you prone to lecture rather than start conversations with your kids? How can you flip this habit to be more intentional about asking your kids questions?Do your kids know you love them, are on their team and are for them, and working for their good? How do they know? If not, how can you make this a priority for your kid to know this fully?Are you thinking Christianly or Biblically? Is there is a difference to you? How can you apply this concept in your daily life?Questions from Jerrad & Sean:What is the most effective way to pass on faith to your kids? (Sean)How do you start to have tough conversations with your kids? Do you initiate? Do they bring it up to you?(Jerrad)How do you measure success as a dad? When will you know that you did a good job? Or what are you aiming for? (Jerrad)Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
8/22/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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This Scares Me. What Scares You?

Does it make sense for God to say, "Do not be afraid" based on how you're living right now?
8/15/202226 minutes, 20 seconds
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Star Wars, The Bible & Why Didn't God Make Things More Clear?

If you put the 66 books of the Bible into just one sentence, what would you say the Bible is all about? In today's episode, Chris Hilken talks through some confusion of the Bible and what it means for us as dads who are trying to lead our family well.Podcast Discussion Questions for your Meet Up Group:Do you see yourself as a theologian? Why or why not? How can you become a better theologian?What’s the Bible about? If you had just one sentence, what would you say?Do you see the topics (marriage; parenting; comfort; etc.) of the Bible as part of the grand narrative (which is God redeeming us) of the Bible?How can you better understand or live out the grand narrative of the Bible?How right now am I playing a role in Gods redemptive plan to move sinners and enemies to children and heirs in His kingdom?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
8/8/202221 minutes, 33 seconds
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Making Your Marriage A Fortress (with Gary Thomas)

Every marriage will face disaster. Illness or cancer. Job loss or financial burdens. Addiction. Anxiety. Infidelity. Loss of faith. It's not a question of if your marriage will face trials. It's a question of when. Whether you've been married for five years or fifty, your marriage will either become part of the problem or part of the solution, and it's within your power to ensure your marriage is prepared for those seasons, is a place of refuge and safety throughout those seasons, and can recover well after those seasons. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with best-selling author Gary Thomas (Sacred Marriage) to talk through how to build a marriage that can withstand life's many storms.Podcast Discussion Questions for your Meet Up Group:Do you look at your marriage as something that draws you closer to God?What if you looked at and leaned into your marriage as a place where God is challenging you and showing you weaknesses in your character?Is there some characteristic/attitude that you have in your life outside of the home that you need to check to connect with your family at home.What are you chasing after to make you happy? Is it the kingdom of God? (Matt. 6:33)Are you trying to turn your wife into a “love me how I want to be loved machine?” Or do you want to treat your wife like Christ who came not to be served but to serve.Are you spiritually healthy enough to handle life when the storm hits? Will your marriage be a refuge or part of the problem.Are you training your brain to escape the pain and pressure in your life today, that may only get worse when the storm comes?Questions from Jerrad and GaryWhat is Gods agenda for my marriage? What if your wife needs joy today in what she is doing? Do I expect my wife/kids to exist for me? Or am I here to serve them and love them and help them grow?How can you cherish your wife if you are living in terror of her finding you out? What does your spiritual life look like outside of you wife? Are you relying on your wife’s relationship with Jesus?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
8/1/202241 minutes, 35 seconds
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Taking Control Of The Conversation In Your Head (with Patrick Morley)

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Patrick Morley to talk about the Four Voices playing out in the heads of most men.Questions for your local meet up:Do you know God loves you because he made you or are you working hard to be acceptable to God? Do you need to accept God‘s grace?The 4 voices in your head: The world, the flesh, the devil, the Holy Spirit. What voice do you feel like you hear the most? Is there one of those voices that you struggle to hear?What does the voice of the world normally tell you? What does the Bible say in contrast to that?What does your Bible reading habit it look like? Are you reading the word everyday?Are you serving someone else? Do you have any ideas on how/who to serve?Do you take the Devil seriously? What does it look like to give him the respect he deserves but also treat him like you know God is more powerful?What are you taking in? What podcast, music, apps, news, social media are you meditating on? Is it beneficial or should it be cut out?Are you aware of your spiritual strengths and weakness’? Does it shape the decisions you make? If not, how can it?Are you seeking the God you want, or are you seeking the God who is? What is the difference?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
7/25/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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Becoming Good Rememberers

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes shares what it looks like to teach our children how to remember the faithfulness of God, and why that's so critical to their faith journey.Questions for your local meet up:Do you trust the good reputation of God? How can you impart this on your family and children?Are you good at remembering the Goodness of God?How do you mark specific seasons in your life? If you are not, how would you like to mark specific seasons in your life?What impact does this or would this have on your legacy if you do/did this well?Do you worship God in seasons that God is faithful to you?What distracts you from praising God in moments where He was faithful to you?What are some ways that you can remember Gods faithfulness when you are in a season that isn’t exactly what you hoped?What are some major moments in your life that you can look back on and remember Gods faithfulness?How can we enter seasons good or bad with an attitude that we know how the whole story ends(God making all things new), even if we don’t know how this season ends?How can looking at life in seasons or chapters help us lead our families better?Jerrad’s questions in his podcasts1. As a son of God, what does it look like for you to remember?2. What does it look like for you to teach your kids to stop and remember?3. What season are you in right now? Are you in the middle of something hard? Are you in the middle of a Good season? Are you in the middle of something big? Are you about to start a season? Are you coming out of a season?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
7/18/202225 minutes, 26 seconds
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Liturgy Leads To Family Worship (with Winfield Bevins)

In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Pastor and Author Winfield Bevins to talk about how liturgy leads to family worship.Questions for your local meet up: Are you familiar with liturgical practices, or are they fairly new to you?The liturgical structure of the early church would have been to gather, read the scriptures, eat, and then be sent out. In what ways can you model this structure in your home and with your family? When thinking about “gathering”, who in your current life could you gather in your home? How can you structure rhythms within your home where the scripture is read, memorized, and valued?Does your family practice a regular sabbath? What would it look like for you to value a day of rest as a family?What would it look like for you to “lean in” more to your local church?If you think of your home as a “little church” what would you do differently on a given week? When you think about re-capturing the dinner table, what comes to mind? Are there rules or rhythms that you can set within your family that would allow the dinner table to become a more sacred space? How could you use your dinner table as a way to live on mission in your neighborhood?Table top fire-pit mentioned in the episode: click here. Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
7/11/202249 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Actions Of Spiritual Leadership

What does spiritual leadership look like practically in real-life? Do you have the right expectations for yourself when it comes to leading your family well? In episode two of the Killing The Myths of Spiritual Leadership Series, we talk about the actions that spiritual leaders take.Questions for your meet-up:God used Jesus to make peace with the world and show people what the kingdom is like. Now, as Jesus followers, or ‘ambassadors’, we are called to show our family what the kingdom is like. How does this reality change the way you think about parenting? (Minute 9 of the episode)As an ambassador for Christ and his Kingdom, what are you biggest goals for your children and family? What do you want to be said of them at the end of their life? (Minute 10 of the podcast)When you think about the verse that says “follow me as I follow Christ” in the context of your parenting and marriage, what thoughts and emotions come to mind? (minute 15)What are some regular situations in your family life that can turn into Gospel-tunities, if you were more intentional? (minute 17)When do you find yourself wanting to disengage most as an intentional dad? (Minute 20)What’s the last thing you had to apologize to your wife or kids for doing? How did it go? Would you consider yourself a good ‘apologizer’? If not, where do you need to grow in that area? (Minute 22)Are there any areas of your personal life where you feel like you’re modeling discipleship well for your kids? Are there areas you can improve? If so, how do you feel led to grow in terms of modeling discipleship for your family? (minute 27)Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
7/4/202232 minutes, 18 seconds
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Killing The Myths Of Spiritual Leadership

What does spiritual leadership look like practically in real-life? Do you have the right expectations for yourself when it comes to leading your family well?Questions for your meet-up group:How would you define “spiritual leadership?” Would you consider yourself a spiritual leader? Why or why not? Are there certain areas of your life where you’re more prone to “selfish ambition?Would you say you have a “right view” of yourself? Do you tend to have a puffed up view of yourself, Or do you tend to have more Eeyore syndrome and see yourself too “low” or less-than?What does 'meekness' or 'power under control' look like as a husband and father?If you acted like today was your wife's birthday, what would you do differently?What does it mean to have an attitude like Christ when it comes to you as a father and husband?How does the character of Jesus change the way you serve your family? Does it change the way you think about equality of fairness within your marriage and home?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
6/27/202232 minutes, 42 seconds
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Level 5 Friendships (with Jeff Kemp)

Jerrad Lopes sits down with former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp to talk about what real-life Godly friendships look like for the busy dad.Discussion Questions for your meet-up: In the past, has it been easy or hard for your to find deep and meaningful relationships with Godly men?How did becoming a dad change your friendships?What do you think stops men from going beyond surface level conversation?Are there any guys who really know you at a deep level?What stops you from being more vulnerable with Godly men?How would you describe a healthy friendship with another Godly man? Is that something you have? Is that something you're looking for?Describe the best-case scenario for having deep and meaningful friendships. What does that look like in real life?Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDo you believe in the Dad Tired ministry? Partner with us here: https://www.dadtired.com/give.html
6/20/202249 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Problem With Porn (with Sathiya Sam)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Sathiya Sam to talk through the root problems of porn habits, and how to overcome them.Find a Dad Tired community near you: https://www.dadtired.com/meetup.htmlJoin the online Dad Tired community: https://connect.dadtired.comDiscussion questions for your meet-up:How were you first exposed to pornography?What has been the biggest cost porn has had on your life?When you have engaged in pornography (or other sexual misbehavior), what does it offer you on an emotional level (ie. comfort, escape, connection, acceptance, etc)?What does "addressing the root issues" mean to you in this context? What might that look like practically?Who is the most impacted by you getting free of porn?What else changes in your life when you get completely free?What is one further step you can take in your recovery today?
6/13/202243 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Parents Guide to Apologetics: Week Five

In this week's episode of A Parents Guide to Apologetics, pastor Chris Hilken walks us through the argument titled: The Problem with Evil. You can find a list of recommended resources for apologetics at: https://www.dadtired.com/homework.html
6/9/202226 minutes, 23 seconds
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Raising Emotionally Strong Kids (with David Thomas)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with author and counselor David Thomas (LMSW) to talk about what it looks like to raise emotionally healthy children.Are you connected with our online community? Head to https://www.dadtired.com/community.html to get connected with like-minded guys near you.
6/6/202255 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Parents Guide to Apologetics: Week Four

In today's episode of A Parents Guide to Apologetics, Chris Hilken teaches dads how to walk their kids through the "moral" argument.
6/2/202235 minutes, 38 seconds
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God Shows Up When You Least Expect It (with Shane & Shane)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Dove-Award winning artists Shane & Shane to hear their journey of fatherhood, friendship and music. The two share their own story of God's faithfulness, while encouraging listeners with practical ways to bring scripture into your home through music.
5/30/202237 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Parents Guide to Apologetics: Week Three

In week three of A Parents Guide to Apologetics, host Chris Hilken walks dads through the Argument of Design.
5/26/202230 minutes, 45 seconds
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Say All The Unspoken Things (with John Sowers)

If you had 40 letters to write to your kids, wife, or loved ones before you died, what would you want to say? Our wife and kids know that we love them, but how often do they hear it? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes sits with author John Sowers to talk about what it's so important to say all the unspoken things.
5/23/202229 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Parents Guide to Apologetics: Week Two

In week two of A Parents Guide to Apologetics host Chris Hilken walks us through one of the most important questions our kids will ever ask: Why is there something instead of nothing? or How did we all get here?
5/19/202229 minutes, 16 seconds
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Subtle Lies Creeping Into Your Child's Theology (with Mama Bear Apologetics)

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with Best-Selling author Hillary Morgan Ferrer (Mama Bear Apologetics) to talk about the subtle lies that creep into our child's theology from both the world and The Church.
5/16/202240 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Parents Guide To Apologetics: Week One

In week one of A Parents Guide to Apologetics host Chris Hilken helps dads understand the major worldviews in our culture, and how they impact our children.
5/12/202239 minutes, 59 seconds
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Designed To Last: Shifts That Lead Toward Jesus (with Ashley & Dino Petrone)

What happens when a man decides to lay down his own ways in order to better serve his wife and family? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he hears the story of Ashley & Dino Petrone.
5/9/202237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Simple Money, Rich Life (with Bob Lotich)

Can the way we see money actually impact the way we lead our family spiritually? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with financial expert Bob Lotich to talk about money, generosity, and the Kingdom of God.
5/2/202237 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Spiritually Vibrant Home (with Don Everts)

We all long for homes where we can thrive and flourish. What does it take to have a spiritually vibrant household? Don Everts sits down with host Jerrad Lopes contemplate what the Bible says about households and consider what a new research project has revealed by pulling back the curtains on everyday households of faith.
4/25/202239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Special Grace: Reflections For Families With Special Needs (with Elrena Evans)

In today's episode host Jerrad Lopes sits down with author and mother Elrena Evans to talk about the realities of navigating the faith journey as a family with special needs.
4/18/202241 minutes
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Parenting In Light Of Eternity (with Chris Hilken)

In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Chris Hilken as he shares his powerful story of leading his children toward Jesus in the midst of unexpected tragedy.
4/11/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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The 5 Masculine Instincts (with Chase Replogle)

Your masculine instincts are neither curse nor virtue. They can not be ignored nor indulged. They are the raw material and experiences by which you develop a new and better instinct—an instinct of faith. Sit down with pastor and writer Chase Replogle as he shares the 5 masculine instincts.
4/4/202249 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Family Of Superpowers (with Andy Crouch)

Jerrad Lopes sits down with best-selling author Andy Crouch to talk about what it looks like to be dads who create meaningful connections, rebuild abundant communities, and live in a way that engages our full humanity in an age of unprecedented anxiety and loneliness.
3/28/202257 minutes, 1 second
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The Value Of Scripture Memorization (with Hunter Beless)

Most of us dads under-estimate how much scripture our kids are able to memorize. More importantly, we often under value how vital that practice is for their spiritual journey. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with Hunter Beless to talk about why it's so important to be a family that takes the word of God seriously, and learn practical tips on how to implement that spiritual practice immediately.
3/21/202237 minutes, 41 seconds
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Should Your Work Be Fulfilling? (with Jordan Raynor)

What if our fulfillment wasn't the primary purpose of our work? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with best-selling author Jordan Raynor to talk about what God had in mind when he created us for work.
3/14/202236 minutes, 44 seconds
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Praying With Your Wife & Kids (with Melissa & Michael Kruger)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with best-selling authors Melissa and Michael Kruger to discuss practical ways to build healthy prayer routines in your family.
3/7/202233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes (with Randy Richards)

Most men feel like they don't have a good Bible reading routine. On top of that, they often feel like when they do read the scriptures, they aren't always sure how to interpret what they're reading. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with professor Randy Richards to hear how many of us are misreading scripture with Western eyes.
2/28/202248 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fight For Us: Win Back The Marriage God Intends For You (with Chad Robichaux)

In possibly the most riveting interview to date, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with former Force Recon Marine to talk about his multiple Afghan deployments, his rise to MMA super stardom, his battle with PTSD and how all of it almost cost him marriage and family.
2/21/202247 minutes, 7 seconds
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Parenting In An Age Of Relative Truth (with John Cooper)

Jerrad sits down with Skillet lead singer, John Cooper, to talk homeschooling, social media and the rise of relative truth in 2022.
2/14/202244 minutes, 25 seconds
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Making Sense Of Your Vocation (with Gordon T. Smith)

How do you know when to keep being faithful at your current job, and when to start looking for something new. What does the Bible the Bible say about work and vocation? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes tackles that question with author and theologian Gordon T. Smith.
2/7/202243 minutes, 16 seconds
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Decluttering The Family Life (with Joshua Becker)

Is it possible that we can live such cluttered lives, that it actually impacts our relationship with Jesus? Can your cluttered space lead to a cluttered mind? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with minimalism expert Joshua Becker (becomingminimalist.com) to talk about how a man can lead his family better by decluttering his whole life.
1/31/202233 minutes, 18 seconds
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Community: Why Most Men Need It, Some Hate It & Few Find It (with Justin Camp)

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad sits down with author Justin Camp to talk about community and why it's so rare.
1/24/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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It's Not Too Late To Make The Right Turn (with Michael Phillips)

On today's episode, Jerrad sits down to hear the story of Michael Phillips. Michael's life was flipped upside down when his father unexpectedly died, which led to a series of devastating life decisions.
1/17/202248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Creating A Family Of Peace (with Casey Parker)

How do people feel after interacting with you and your family? Do they walk away feeling different; like they've experienced the Kingdom of God? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by his best friend Casey Parker to talk about what it looks like to create a family culture that looks and feels different than the rest of the world.
1/10/202258 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Spiritual Leaders Shrink Their Circle

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes shares why spiritual leaders purposely shrink their circle.
1/2/202230 minutes, 27 seconds
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Finding Adventure In God's Redemption Story (with Mike Mantel)

Bored men are dangerous men. In today's episode host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Mike Mantel (President & CEO of Living Water International) to talk about how men can find adventure in God's Redemption story.
12/27/202139 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Science Of Shame, Community & Longing (with Curt Thompson)

On today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Dr. Curt Thompson to discuss the science behind shame, longing, and our desire to be known.
12/20/202147 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Pain Of Fatherlessness, Both Physical & Emotional (with Blair Linne)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with author and spoken word artist Blair Linne, to talk about the pain of fatherlessness, and more importantly, the hope that the Gospel brings. If your father was absent, either physically or emotionally, or you are determined to not be an absent father, this episode will be encouraging to you.
12/13/202144 minutes, 19 seconds
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Connecting The New Normal To The Ancient Wisdom Of Jesus (with Brent Crowe)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with author Brent Crowe to talk about how the ancient wisdom of Jesus offers our family stability in the midst of a chaotic world. The pair also talk how to protect your family from alligators, and other very practical ways to lead your family well.
12/6/202148 minutes, 32 seconds
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How To Know When Your Devices Are Shaping Your Family (with Felicia Wu Song)

On today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by author Felicia Wu Song to discuss how to know when your devices are shaping you and your family to the point of harm. Is there a way to combat the relentless use of technology in your life and in the life of your kids?
11/22/202141 minutes, 29 seconds
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Making Hard Decisions As A Family (with Leila Lopes)

Jerrad sits down with his wife Leila to talk through Biblical and healthy ways to process making hard decisions as a family. Find the FREE worksheet at dad tired.com/worksheet to help guide you through your next difficult decision.
11/15/202146 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dad (And Kids) Dealing With Stress & Anxiety (with David Marvin)

On today's show, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by author and pastor David Marvin to discuss why we're all freaking out (and why we don't need to).
11/8/202138 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bad Dads Of The Bible (with Roland C. Warren)

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he hit sits down with Roland C. Warren to talk about all things manhood. The pair cover the topics of: Bad Dads of the Bible, Raising Sons of Promise, Toxic Masculinity, The Role of A Father in the Church, and so much more.
11/1/202144 minutes, 33 seconds
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Habits Of The Household: Practicing The Story Of God In Everyday Family Rhythms (with Justin Whitmel Earley)

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with best-selling author Justin Whitmel Earley to talk about what it looks like to be a dad who creates habits of the household. These practical daily rhythms will provide simple ways to bring order, rest, and the Gospel to the whole family.
10/25/202145 minutes, 55 seconds
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Is The God Of The Old Testament Angry, Sexist & Racist? (with David Lamb)

Research has shown that many teenagers will leave the faith after high school because they felt like the religion their parents offered was too black and white. Essentially, there was no room to ask hard questions. In today's interview we tackle the hard question of "Is the God of the Old Testament angry, sexist, and racist"? Along with other questions your kids will likely one day ask. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with author and professor David Lamb to dive into this topic.
10/18/202156 minutes, 22 seconds
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Redeeming Your Time As A Husband, Father & Disciple (with Jordan Raynor)

If you're a dad who feels like you've lost control of your time or your schedule; whether that be a work, at home, or in regards to your rest, today's episode will be encouraging to you. Listen as host Jerrad Lopes sits down with best-selling author Jordan Raynor to talk about his new book "Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive.
10/11/202141 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Death of Porn (with Ray Ortlund)

Just about every man would admit to struggling with pornography in some shape or form. It is one of the greatest tools of the enemy to destroy men, marriages, and families. It can cause a man who loves the Lord to feel overwhelmed with shame and hopelessness. But, there is hope. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with pastor Ray Ortlund to talk about what the death of porn can look like in your life.
10/4/202140 minutes, 8 seconds
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Developing A "Rite of Passage" For Your Sons (with Jon Tyson)

Our world is full of men who are still boys. How do we raise sons who can confidently know when they've moved from boyhood to manhood? As Christian fathers, we must create an intentional plan to move our sons from boys, to the men God has called them to be.
9/27/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Real-Life Dad's Journey

In today's episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with Josh M., one of the Dad Tired community members, as he shares his story of how God rose him up after hitting rock bottom.
9/20/202147 minutes, 46 seconds
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It Takes A Village. Seriously. (with Matt Markins)

We've all heard the saying, "It Takes A Village To Raise A Child". Well, as it turns out, it's true. The data is proving it. In today's episode, Jerrad Lopes sits down with Awana President Matt Markins to discuss the data around what it actually takes to raise passionate Jesus followers.
9/13/202143 minutes, 5 seconds
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Thrive As A Homeschool Family (with Durenda Wilson)

Whether you're considering homeschooling, just started homeschooling, or are a veteran homeschool family who could use a little encouragement, today's episode is for you. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with Durenda Wilson, a homeschool mom of eight, and author of The Four-Hour School Day: How You and Your Kids Can Thrive in the Homeschool Life.
9/6/202150 minutes, 46 seconds
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No Perfect Parents (with Dave & Ann Wilson)

All of us know that there is no such thing as a perfect parent, yet somehow we still seemed to judge ourselves on the scale of perfection. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with Dave & Ann Wilson to talk about what it looks like to set realistic expectations for a dad who is trying to lead his family well.
8/30/202137 minutes, 8 seconds
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Becoming A Comprehensive Man (with Jason Wilson)

Today host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Best-Selling Author, Jason Wilson (Cry Like A Man). Jason has been featured on the Joe Rogan podcast, ESPN, along with dozens of national television shows. The pair discuss what it looks like to become a comprehensive man, how to control your emotions, and what it looks like to be both a lion and a lamb for your family. You can pick up a copy of Jason's new book 'Battle Cry', where ever books are sold.
8/23/202158 minutes, 2 seconds
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My Spouse Isn't On The Same Page Spiritually (with Leila Lopes)

Are you and your wife in different places spiritually? Is it causing a loss of intimacy and connection? Join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila as they share their own story and offer hope to the Christian couples who aren't on the same page spiritually.
8/9/202154 minutes, 17 seconds
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Helping Your Kids Read The Bible More

Feeling stuck on how to get your kids to read the Bible more? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares how dads can help their children read the Bible more, based on their specific age.
8/2/202130 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Dad Who Counts The Cost

There were times in Jesus' ministry where he it seemed that he actually tried to talk people out of following him. At the very least, he wanted to make sure they counted the cost. Many of us are excited to move forward toward the places God is leading us, but we must first pause and be sure we've actually counted the cost.
7/26/202131 minutes, 40 seconds
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For The Dad Who's Bored (Change The World With Me)

If you consider yourself a Dad Tired listener, I'm asking you to take 20 minutes and listen to all of this episode.
7/19/202122 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tired Family? Lead Them To Rest. (with Jeremy Pryor)

If you're a dad, you're likely exhausted. There's nothing more you and your family want than some good soul rest. Maybe you've heard about the idea of practicing sabbath as a family, but have no idea where to begin. Or, maybe you've tried a few times but have since given up. Where ever you're at on the "tired" spectrum, today's episode is filled with tons of practical encouragement to help you lead your family into rest. Not just for your kids, but for generations to come.
7/12/202140 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is Your Church A Healthy Church? (and, how to find one that is)

Are you and your family searching for a healthy church to plug into? Not sure what to look for in a church? How do you know if the church you're attending is a healthy church? In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes outlines 6 qualities that a healthy church possesses.
7/5/202124 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Pain Of Infertility & The Hope Of The Gospel (with Matthew Arbo)

In today's episode, we cover the very painful topic of infertility. If you, or someone you know, has struggled with infertility, or the loss of a baby today's episode will be an encouragement to you.
6/28/202129 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Father's Legacy (with Jason Mac)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with actor and director Jason Mac to discuss what a father's legacy is, and how you know you're starting to leave one.
6/21/202130 minutes, 51 seconds
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One Thing You Can Do This Week To Know God Better (with Greg Bledsoe)

Want to know God better this week? Join host Jerrad Lopes and guest Greg Bledsoe as they challenge the Dad Tired listeners with one specific exercise that a family can do to learn more about who God is.
6/14/202134 minutes, 37 seconds
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Indicators Of Burnout And How To Avoid It

Feel like you're headed toward emotional, spiritual and physical burn out as a dad? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes shares 4 indicators of burnout, and how to avoid it as a husband, father, and disciple.
6/7/202139 minutes, 34 seconds
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My Top 7 Resources For 2021

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad shares his top 7 resources for 2021. You'll everything from top books, to travel hacking, to the best coffee mugs for tired dads.
5/31/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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The One Thing That Might Cause You To Lose

Maybe you're doing all the right things as a Christian dad, but there is still that one thing causing you to get tripped up.
5/24/202124 minutes
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Immediately Improve Communication In Your Marriage (with Leila Lopes)

In today's episode, join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila as they discuss 5 practical ways that you can immediately improve your communication in marriage.
5/17/202135 minutes, 52 seconds
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Alone With My Faith (with Harry Connick Jr.)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Grammy Award Winning Artist Harry Connick Jr. to talk about his journey of faith. The pair also cover topics on fatherhood, doubt, and what it's like to find a faith on your own.
5/10/202126 minutes, 12 seconds
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How God Uses Your Kids To Draw Your Heart Closer To His

As Christian dads, we often think that parenting is a one-way street; that we're the only ones depositing into them. But, what happens when God uses our kids to drop spiritual deposits into us? This emotional, raw, and compelling interview will definitely give you a new perspective on how God uses our children to draw the hearts of dads back to Himself.
5/3/202133 minutes, 33 seconds
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For The Dad Running On Empty

Do you feel like your tank is running low as a man? How does that impact your relationships as a father, husband, and disciple? Learn more about how running on empty impacts your role as a Christian dad in today's episode with Jerrad Lopes.
4/26/202125 minutes, 13 seconds
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Obedience When it Doesn't Make Sense (with Jason Brown)

Are you willing to be a leader who leads his family where God calls you, even when it doesn't make sense on paper? Join Jerrad Lopes as he interviews Jason Brown, former NFL player, turned farmer, for an episode you won't want to miss.
4/19/202146 minutes, 10 seconds
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Teaching Our Kids To Suffer Well

Do your kids know how to suffer well? In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as her shares what it looks like for a dad to learn good theology of suffering, and in turn, teach that to his children.
4/12/202128 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why It Takes A Village To Raise Our Kids (with MercyMe)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Mike and Bart from the band MercyMe to talk about why it takes a village to raise our kids. The band members also share their own journeys as fathers, and what they learned from their fathers, as well. A must listen to episode for any Christian dad looking to become the spiritual leader of his home. Find out more at dadtired.com/easter
4/5/202133 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Dad Who Is Completely Honest With God (with A.J. Swoboda)

“When we confess to Jesus our sin, when we confess to Jesus our doubt, when we confess to Jesus our struggles… there has never once been a moment in our life where we have done that and Jesus walked away more informed about our lives.” If you are struggling with telling God exactly what you're feeling, thinking, and experiencing, today's episode is for you. Win a free book from today's author at dadtired.com/doubt
3/29/202130 minutes, 33 seconds
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When You Don't Feel Like God Can Use You (with Darryl Strawberry)

Let's be real, most guys don't feel qualified to lead their family well. Whether it be past mistakes, or current hang-ups, we simply don't feel qualified or equipped to be the men God is calling us to be. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he sits down with former Major League Baseball superstar Darryl Strawberry to discuss what it looks like to lead our families well, despite the mistakes we've made. Learn more at dadtired.com/lead
3/22/202130 minutes, 13 seconds
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Teaching Your Kids To Fight *Well*

Many married couples often fight dirty because they were never taught how to fight well. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes shares what it looks like for a dad to lay the ground work of teaching his children how to fight well, so that they can become healthy fighters as adults. Check out dadtired.com/fight to get the freebies offered in today's episode.
3/15/202125 minutes, 28 seconds
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Do You Know This Side Of God?

It's highly possible that you're missing this part of God's heart. And, as a result, your kids may be missing it, too.  
2/8/202118 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Dad Who Has What He Teaches

Most dads feel like phonies. Like they preach one thing to their kids, but don't actually live it out in real life. In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, be encouraged as host Jerrad Lopes shares his experience of not wanting to fall short.
2/1/202120 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Does Family Discipleship Actually Look Like? (with Adam Griffin)

In today’s episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with author & pastor Adam Griffin to talk about what Family Discipleship actually looks like in 2021, how do we talk to our kids about the issues of the current cultural climate, why guys are hesitant to go to professional counseling, and so much more.
1/25/202130 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Most Important Prayer For Your Kids

What if your kids need more than a dad who shares Jesus with them? In today's episode, Jerrad shares the most important thing your children need.
1/18/202119 minutes, 45 seconds
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Expanding Your 'Dad' Influence

In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes shares a quality of God's heart that he desperately longs for you to have as a father. If you are a Christian dad, listen to this episode to learn what it means to expand your 'dad' influence, and why it matters in your spiritual maturity.
1/11/202119 minutes, 46 seconds
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Teaching Your Kids How To Share Their Faith (with Carl Laferton)

Today host Jerrad Lopes is joined by author Carl Laferton to talk about his new book, "The God Contest", and practical ways fathers can help their children share their faith.
1/4/202134 minutes, 5 seconds
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Creating A Successful Family Culture

Why do some families thrive while others seem to fly by the seat of their pants? In today's episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares the practical ways dads can help facilitate a successful family culture.
12/14/202037 minutes, 32 seconds
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Before You Run Into Next Year

Most of us are ready to put 2020 behind us. But, what if God has one more thing to teach you before the year is over? If you're serious about leading your family well and becoming the husband and father you long to be, today's episode with host Jerrad Lopes will leave you feeling encouraged and equipped.
12/7/202030 minutes, 37 seconds
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Becoming A King (with Morgan Snyder)

Today host Jerrad Lopes is joined by best-selling author, Morgan Snyder to discuss his new book 'Becoming A King: The Path to Restoring The Heart of A Man".
11/23/202056 minutes, 2 seconds
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Your Last Words To Your Kids (with Blake Brewer)

If you knew your life would end shorter than you wanted it to, what would your last words be to your kids? What would be the thing you wanted to tell them most? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Blake Brewer, who shares his powerful story of the last words his dad left for him.
11/16/202036 minutes, 23 seconds
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1000 Small Steps To Risk-Taking (with Matt Parker)

Matt Parker used to be a youth pastor. Now, he goes undercover around the world to fight against human trafficking. I asked him how he found himself doing such an incredible and risky job, to which he simply replied: “1000 small steps”. If you feel like God might be calling you to more, but can’t imagine what that would look like, maybe the journey starts with 1 of 1000 small steps. In this episode, you’re going to learn how to protect your kids from the dangerous of the internet, how you can be part of something bigger than yourself, and what it looks like to practically join God in giving proper identity to your children.
11/9/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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Developing A Tech Plan For Your Family (with Arlene Pellicane)

When you have a purpose and a plan, technology can be a tool to bring your family closer together. But, left as a default activity, technology as a toy will rob your family of quality time and memories together every time. As you decide what's healthy for your family and articulate a clear media game plan moving forward, your family will thrive within the boundaries you set. In this interview, Arlene Pellicane will share examples of boundaries, help steer you towards what might work best for your family, discuss how to share those boundaries with your kids, and what to do if your kids fight back.
11/2/202044 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wild At Heart (with John Eldredge)

If your soul is longing for more adventure, this episode is for you. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he interviews best-selling author, John Eldredge (Wild At Heart). The two discuss what stops Christian dads from stepping into the adventure God has for them, and how we can raise kids who are resilient.
10/26/202050 minutes, 15 seconds
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How God's Kindness Leads You To Repentance (with Joe Solecki)

Today host Jerrad Lopes is joined by UFC fighter, and new dad, Joe Solecki. Joe shares his story of how God re-captured his heart and prepared him to be the leader his family desired. Embarking on his new role as a father, Joe reflects back on his journey of being raised in a religious home, but ultimately compelled toward Christ, based on His kindness and grace.
10/19/202051 minutes, 55 seconds
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When Your Family Doesn't Fit The Mold (with Ron Deal)

Do you feel like your family doesn’t seem to quite fit the normal Christian mold? Maybe you come from a broken or blended family, or are currently part of one. In today’s episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Ron Deal from Smart Stepfamilies to talk about how your childhood likely impacted your current role as a father and how you can build love together in blended families.
10/12/202052 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dad, Your Burden Is Your Blessing (with Vladimir Prokhnevskiy)

We all want our kids to be blessed. But, what if our definition of blessing is different than Jesus'?
10/5/202055 minutes, 52 seconds
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Be Honest: Are You The Leader You Want To Be?

Ask yourself these three questions: 1. If you're honest with yourself, are you really committed to being the leader your family needs? 2. Do you have a clear vision of where you are trying to lead them? Something that compels you to get out of bed every morning? 3. Who is holding you to that goal? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes will cover these in more depth, as you listen and work to become the husband and father you are called to be.
9/28/202033 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dads Who Hear The Voice Of God

We all want to hear from God, but rarely do we make time to listen. It's hard to be a dad who is doing a good job as the spiritual leader of his home, when he doesn't hear where God wants to lead him. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he takes a deeper look into what it practically means to hear the voice of God in a world full of noise.
9/21/202037 minutes, 49 seconds
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Giving Your Kids The Space To Bring Up Hard Things (with Jason Houser)

As young Christian dads, it's important to learn from those who have gone ahead of us. In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Jason Houser (founder of Seeds Family Worship). Jason shares his struggles, wins, and learnings from decades of marriage and years of parenting as the spiritual leader of his family.
9/14/202056 minutes, 4 seconds
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You're Asking The Wrong Question (with comedian Michael Jr.)

In today's episode of Dad Tired, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by comedian Michael Jr. to talk about a single question that could radically change your perspective as a husband, father, and disciple. Michael Jr. will bring encourage and likely touch the heart strings with this captivating interview.
9/7/202053 minutes, 16 seconds
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Should Christian Dads Be Preppers? (with Ethan Saunders)

Should Christian dads be prepping? Does God even care, and what does the Bible have to say about it? Whether it's a natural disaster, economic crash, or a terrorist attack; should Christian dads prepare to take care of their family?
8/31/202057 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Dad Who Picks Up His Cross. Again.

It's hard to lead your family toward a God that you don't currently feel close to. In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes encourages you to ask one of the most important questions you can ask yourself this week as a dad and follower of Jesus.
8/24/202027 minutes, 12 seconds
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Submitting All Your Plans To God's Will (with UFC Fighter Beneil Dariush)

In today's episode, Jerrad Lopes is joined by UFC star Beneil Dariush. Coming off a 5-fight win-streak, Beneil shares: how he began his career in Mixed Martial Arts, how winning became his god, his ultimate surrender to Christ, and his plans to become a missionary after retirement. Beneil's story will no doubt inspire you to submit your plans to Jesus and strive to live a life of obedience.
8/17/202058 minutes, 16 seconds
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Does God Care If I Exercise Or Not? #DadBod

Should we as Christian dads exercise? Does God actually care about our physical health? Does that Bible say anything about this topic, and does it effect the way I lead my family? Host Jerrad Lopes discusses all these topics on today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast.
8/10/202030 minutes, 15 seconds
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Delight Before Instruction

Is it possible that our kids will miss out on our wisdom and instruction because they never felt like they were delighted in? In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares the subtle dangers of not delighting in our children and the ramifications that come with it.
8/3/202022 minutes, 12 seconds
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Leading A Peace-Making Family

Is your family a peace-making family? Are other people drawn to your family? Are you leading your family to be a blessing to others? In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares what it practically looks like to be a Christian dad who leads a family of peace and blessing.
7/20/202023 minutes, 48 seconds
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When Christian Dads Disagree

The world is crazy right now. Every topic seems to be so divisive. Even Christians are having a hard time discussing hard topics among each other. In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Dad Tired member, Jamy to discuss a hot topic in which they seem to have differing views. The two dads work hard to see the other's point of view in an effort to grow in these conversations. If you are a dad who wants to get better at addressing hot topics with your kids and others, this episode will be an encouragement to you.
7/13/202057 minutes, 33 seconds
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For The Dad Who Is Hiding

Hiding is nothing new, it started in the garden of Eden. In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes talks about how every dad is still hiding in some way, and how the Good News and reputation of Jesus invites us out.
7/6/202035 minutes, 22 seconds
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You Can't Lead Where You Haven't Been

There are many Christian dads who want to lead their families toward something that they haven't personally experienced. If you are a dad who wants your family to experience the hope, healing, and restoration of Jesus, but have yet to find it yourself, this episode is for you.
6/29/202023 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Widower's Perspective (with Brandon Janous)

In March 2020, Dad Tired community member Brandon Janous lost his wife to cancer after a two year battle. She was 38 and a mother 3. Today's episode will no doubt shift your perspective and priorities as you hear Brandon share with Jerrad what he has learned as a new widower, and what he wishes he would have done differently.
6/22/202038 minutes, 42 seconds
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Don't Be An Absent Dad

Is it possible to be an absent father, even when you're present? Many adults talk about how even felt like their father wasn't present, even though he was physically around. In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses what it looks like to be Christian dads who are present while being present.
6/15/202027 minutes, 40 seconds
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Leading Your Family During Major World Events

What does it look like for a Christian dad to be the spiritual leader of his home during major world events? How does he continue to point his family to Jesus when the world seems a little chaotic. Is there opportunity to grow closer to God, and help your family do the same during trying times? In this week's episode, host Jerrad Lopes will discuss what it looks like to be a dad who loves and leads his family well during major world events.
6/8/202026 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Great Leaders Have A Morning Routine (with Daniel Harkavy)

One of the biggest fears that we should have as Christian fathers is that we succeed at everything in life, but fail to love and lead our family well. In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by CEO Daniel Harkavy to discuss where the best leaders put their time and energy. The pair spend a good chunk of their time discussing specifically how important a morning routine is, what it looks like, and how that directly impacts you as the leader of your home.
6/1/202045 minutes, 53 seconds
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3 Steps To Real Change (with Dr. Joe Martin)

Maybe you feel stuck in your old habits, and don't know how to change. Or maybe you've experience serious emotional trauma and you've never had the courage to face it. In today's powerful interview, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Dr. Joe Martin, who shares vulnerably about his past of sexual abuse, adultery, and divorce. Dr. Martin unpacks how someone who has experienced deep emotional hurt, and has made mistakes bigger than they feel like God can handle, can begin to find healing and freedom. As Christian fathers, we must be well to lead well. Today's episode can be a step forward toward that healing.
5/25/202056 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Surprising Quality Every Dad Should Have (with John McGee)

When most Christian dads think through how to lead their family well, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, "What devotional should I read?" or "What should family Bible time look like in my home?" In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Pastor John McGee from Watermark church to talk about the surprising quality every dad should have, and how it changes the way you disciple your children.
5/18/202042 minutes, 45 seconds
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Leading Your Family Like A CEO

Are you leading your family like a disgruntled employee, or a successful CEO? In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes covers 5 ways a Christian father can lead his wife and kids in the same way a successful CEO leads an organization.
5/11/202028 minutes, 57 seconds
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5 Things Your Mentor Would Tell You (with Alex Kendrick)

Most dads want to be the spiritual leader of their home, yet very few fathers were ever taught how to be that kind of Christian husband and father. In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by award-winning film-maker Alex Kendrick (War Room, Facing The Giants, Courageous) to give 5 practical ways for young dads to step up as the spiritual leader of their home.
5/4/202038 minutes, 14 seconds
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Wisdom Beyond Yourself (with Cody Carnes)

Have you ever had a moment as a dad where you did something well and surprised yourself? Almost like the wisdom came from beyond yourself? In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by award winning music artist Cody Carnes (The Blessing, Nothing Else, Run to the Father) to talk about how God gives us wisdom beyond ourselves as fathers. Cody shares openly about his childhood, parenting struggles, and his role as a husband. You'll walk away encouraged as a Christian dad who wants to lead his family well.
4/27/202056 minutes, 55 seconds
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Slowing Down Enough To See What Matters (with Ruth & Troy Simons)

In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by best-selling authors Ruth & Troy Simons, and founders of gracelaced.com. As the parents of 6 boys, Troy and Ruth spend their time equipping young parents to know and love the Gospel, and helping their children do the same. If you need some friends to sit down and point you to Jesus, this episode is for you.
4/20/202045 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Role of a Husband and Wife (with Leila Lopes)

In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by his wife Leila to discuss the different roles that both the husband and wife play to contribute to a thriving family.
4/13/202041 minutes, 40 seconds
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Called To Be Faithful, Not Successful (with Micah Tyler)

In one of his most down-to-earth interviews to date, host Jerrad Lopes sits down with Christian recording artist Micah Tyler to talk about everything under the sun. The pair cover topics like being the spiritual leader of your home, being on the same page with your wife, depression, faithfulness in what God calls you to, and how Micah came to know Christ. Grab a cup a coffee and enjoy this fun, yet deep, conversation between two friends that will point you closer to Jesus.
4/6/202057 minutes, 53 seconds
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Technology, The Gospel, and Your Kids (with Nathan Sutherland)

How much screen time is too much? Are video games ok for your kids? How does that Gospel change the way we look at all of these things. Whether you and your kids are addicted to tech, or you don't know how to work a smart phone, this episode will point you and your family toward Jesus.
3/30/202052 minutes, 8 seconds
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We Stay Because God Stays (with Matthew West)

In this week's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Grammy award winning artist Matthew West to talk about the heart behind his hit song "The God Who Stays". Matthew reminds Christian husbands and fathers that the reason they stick around and stay faithful to their family is motivated by God sticking around and remaining faithful to us.
3/23/202042 minutes, 2 seconds
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Supporting An Anxious Spouse (with Leila Lopes)

This week's news of the Coronavirus Pandemic has caused a lot of chaos and confusion. If you have a spouse who is already prone to anxiety, these events might add to the problem. In this week's episode, Jerrad is joined by his wife Leila, who admittedly struggles with anxiety. She shares three ways that a spouse can support their anxious partner.
3/16/202049 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Most Heroic Thing You Can Do

I know a lot of you guys are struggling with what you are doing with your life. Many of you have shared that you feel like you're going through a mid-life crisis as a man, or that you still haven't figured out what you want to do when you grow up. If you can relate to any of that, this episode is for you.
3/9/202025 minutes
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What Do You Want Most? (with Lecrae)

In today's episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Grammy award winning hip-hop artist, Lecrae. The world-famous rapper shares parts his story about his father that he's never shared with anyone else. He also talks about his own journey as a father, how we as men can find our identity in what we do (not who we are), and chasing after what you want most versus what you want in the moment. You won't want to miss this powerful interview.
3/2/202040 minutes, 43 seconds
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His and Her Money (with Talaat McNeely)

Money is often listed as one of the top contributors of stress for most couples. But what happens when you and your spouse don't see eye to eye when it comes to finances? Or maybe neither of you were ever taught how to manage money well? In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Talaat McNeely, founder of His and Her Money, to discuss his personal journey of becoming debt free and how couples can do the same.
2/24/202044 minutes, 28 seconds
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Should You Quit Your Job To Pursue Your Dreams? (with Grant Baldwin)

Grant Baldwin of The Speaker Lab joins host Jerrad Lopes to discuss whether dads should quit their job to pursue their dreams. Grant shares his personal experience of leaving a stable job in ministry to pursue entrepreneur endeavors, and how that can effect a marriage.
2/17/202037 minutes, 10 seconds
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Raising Kids of Character

As parents it can feel like we are always telling our kids what not to do. In this episode Jerrad Lopes gives practical ways to not just discipline your kids, but to remind them of who God created them to be. The episode offers both theological and practical tips for dads who want to raise kids who are secure in their identity in Christ.
2/10/202024 minutes, 47 seconds
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Redeeming Dinner Time

If you feel like sitting down and having a family meal is more like a chore, and less like a time to lead your family toward Jesus, this episode is for you. As young dads, it can often seem as though a family meal is something to simply power through and survive. In today's episode, Jerrad talks about why meals are so important throughout the scriptures, and how they can be used to point your family toward Jesus.
2/3/202030 minutes, 5 seconds
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Hope For Hopeless Men (with Sathiya Sam)

There is a saying that goes, "99% of men admit to dealing with pornography at some level, and 1% lie". The statistic may not be accurate, but the principle remains the same; pornography has affected almost all of us men in some way. In today's episode, Jerrad Lopes is joined by Pastor Sathiya Sam to talk about his personal journey of pornography addiction, and how he is now helping others break free. If you have felt a sense of hopelessness in this area, may today's episode be a beacon of hope.
1/27/202031 minutes, 47 seconds
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How To Create A Family Mission Statement (with Jeremy Pryor)

It's hard to be intentional about leading your family, when you don't know where you're trying to go. In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Jeremy Pryor to talk about why and how to create a family mission statement that your whole family can get behind.
1/20/202048 minutes
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Four Questions To Ask When You Feel Far From God

It's hard to lead your family toward Jesus when you personally feel far from Him. In this episode, Jerrad shares very honestly about what to do when you are in seasons of life that are "spiritually dry" and four helpful questions any dad can ask themself.
1/13/202025 minutes, 41 seconds
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Learning The Love Languages of Your Wife and Kids (with Dr. Gary Chapman)

In this week's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Dr. Gary Chapman to discuss the importance of learning the love languages of both your wife and children.
1/6/202029 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dad Tired Community Question and Response

In this episode, Jerrad takes live questions from the guys of the Dad Tired community. Topics include technology boundaries for kids, playing favorites with your kids, balancing work and business, Bethel Church, and how to handle parents/in-laws.
12/30/201928 minutes, 57 seconds
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Running Toward Your Problems

Do your kids know why we celebrate Christmas? Do they understand the gravity of Jesus being born? In this episode, join Jerrad Lopes as he talks about the meaning of Christmas in the midst of the busy chaos, and how it has radical implications for our lives today.
12/16/201923 minutes, 14 seconds
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When Something Needs To Change (with David Platt)

Pastor and Author, David Platt joins Jerrad Lopes to talk about his new book, Something Needs To Change, while also talking about his own journey as a husband and father who is trying to lead his family well.
12/9/201944 minutes, 57 seconds
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When Your Wife Wants You To Lead (with Matt Hammitt)

In today's episode, former Sanctus Real frontman, Matt Hammitt talks about his journey of stumbling through what it means to be the spiritual leader of his family.
12/2/201950 minutes, 39 seconds
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Taking Ownership As A Dad

When our marriage and family isn't operating the way we'd want it to, our first response is typically to blame. But, what if something deeper is going on? In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares why most families are leaning toward death without even knowing.
11/25/201930 minutes, 19 seconds
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Not Creating A 'Dad Wound' in Your Children (with Leila Lopes)

The majority of men walk around with a "dad wound"; some kind of hurt that was creating by their father. Most of these wounds originate from the words, actions, or absence of their father. Is it possible to heal from these wounds? And, how to we not create them in our own children as Christian dads?
11/18/201944 minutes, 38 seconds
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Protecting Your Kids From Porn (with Kristen Jenson)

Kristen Jenson, best selling author of "Good Pictures, Bad Pictures" joins host Jerrad Lopes to talk about how we as parents can protect our children from pornography, and what to do if they have been exposed.
11/11/201941 minutes, 51 seconds
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How To Know If You're Maturing in Faith

How do you know if you're growing as a mature believer in Christ? How do you know if your kids are? Do you have a game-plan for helping your kids grow in discipleship? In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about what it looks like to know where you and your kids are in your discipleship journey, and how to continue to mature in Christ.
11/4/201935 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (with John Mark Comer)

John Mark Comer says that some of his worst moments as a husband and father are when he is in a hurry. Can you relate? When you are living a life that is busy and rushed, are you loving those around you like Jesus would, or are you short-tempered, frustrated, and annoyed? In this episode you'll hear the real reason most of us live such hurried lives, how we got here, and if there is any hope of slowing down.
10/28/201938 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dads Dealing With Depression, Anxiety & Poor Mental Health (with Chris Cipollone)

In today's episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks with pastor, husband, and father Chris Cipollone about living a life with depression, anxiety. If you, or someone you love is struggling in this area, today's episode is for you.
10/21/201936 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sending Your Kids To College Debt Free (with Anthony ONeal)

In today's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Anthony ONeal of the Dave Ramsey Team. The pair talk about the student loan crisis, while Anthony offers a path to sending your children through college without taking on any debt.
10/14/201927 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fighting for Unity in Marriage (with Leila Lopes)

This past week Jerrad and Leila got into a fight that ended with Leila in tears. It was the first fight they had had in years. Listen as they process where they went wrong and what you can do to fight for unity in your marriage.
10/7/201938 minutes, 1 second
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How To Approach Major Family Transitions

Seasons of change and transitions are inevitable. Whether it be change at work, change in career, or moving to a new home or state, change is bound to come. But, what does it look like to lead your family well in these seasons of change? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he unpacks the difference between spiritual maturity and being an immature man, during seasons of transition.
9/30/201929 minutes, 39 seconds
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Developing A Fierce Marriage (with Ryan & Selena Frederick)

In today's episode, Jerrad is joined by Ryan and Selena Frederick, founders of Fierce Marriage, to talk about what it looks like for couples to relentlessly chase after both Jesus and each other.
9/23/201935 minutes, 9 seconds
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Finding Adventure in Jesus as a Family

Many of us guys are longing to find adventure in our lives. We turn to things like hobbies, sports, work, or even sinful things like pornography, alcohol and affairs. In this episode, Jerrad talks about what it looks like to practically find adventure in Jesus and how to bring your family along.
9/16/201935 minutes, 9 seconds
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Living On Mission As A Dad (with David Cotrone)

In this week's episode, David Cotrone joins host Jerrad Lopes to talk about what it looks like to live on mission as a father, husband and small business owner. If you're stuck on what it looks like to live radically for Jesus in your day-to-day life as a dad, this episode is for you.
9/9/201939 minutes, 43 seconds
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Your Thought Life Matters

Some of us have convinced ourselves that our thought life is free reign to mediate on whatever we'd like. Jesus seemed to have a different idea of what thought life should look like for his followers.
9/2/201923 minutes, 35 seconds
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What's Your Goal As A Dad? (with Mike Fisher)

In today's episode, former NHL star, and husband to Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher joins Jerrad to talk about the goal of being a Jesus-centered dad.
8/26/201940 minutes, 1 second
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How To Process and Express Emotions (with Joshua Straub)

In today's podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by Joshua Straub, co-founder of Famous At Home to discuss the 7 ways to become famous at home. Jerrad and Josh discuss at length what it looks like for a guy to become better at processing and expressing his emotion, along with learning how to deal with the emotion of your spouse and kids.
8/19/201942 minutes, 30 seconds
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Becoming A Better Listener For Your Wife & Kids (with Leila Lopes)

Do you feel like you're a good listener? How would your wife and kids answer that question about you? In today's episode, join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila as they have an honest conversation about how to listen to your spouse well.
8/12/201950 minutes, 18 seconds
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When You or Your Child Struggles with Doubt (with Dominic Done)

Are you struggling with doubt? Do you have a child who is already doubting their faith? In the episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks with Pastor Dominic Done about his book "When Faith Fails".
8/5/201937 minutes, 12 seconds
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What Will Your Kids Actually Remember? (with NFL Coach Tony Dungy)

In today's episode, NFL Hall-of-Fame coach Tony Dungy talks about his upbringing, his biggest moments in the NFL, raising 10 kids, and what our kids will remember most about their childhood with their dad.
7/29/201935 minutes, 53 seconds
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Should You Have More Kids?

Are you feeling stuck on whether or not you should have more kids? Maybe you're content with how things are, but your wife is starting to get baby-fever. If you're not sure whether you should have more kids, or feeling guilty about your reasons for not wanting to, this episode is for you.
7/22/201925 minutes, 57 seconds
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Does Our Family Really Need To Go To Church?

Are you having a hard time finding a church? Maybe you're not totally convinced that you really even need church. If we're honest, we can find great messages and worship online and be spiritually fed outside of the local church. We're also not convinced that the way we do church now is ever how Jesus intended things to be. Whether you've been hurt by the church, or you're just confused on what to teach your kids about the subject, this episode will hopefully add some clarity.
7/15/201933 minutes, 22 seconds
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Why Less is More In The Kingdom of God (with Chris Nye)

This week, Jerrad interviews author, pastor, and friend, Chris Nye about his new book Less of More, and what it means for us as men. Description of Less of More: For most Americans, the pursuit of happiness really means the pursuit of more--more money, more prestige, more stuff. We've made idols out of innovation, growth, power, and wealth. Far from offering us happiness and satisfaction, this has only left us exhausted, isolated, miserable, and wondering if there is a better way.There is. Less of More exposes our pursuit of more for what it truly is: an attempt to satisfy our souls with the temporary instead of the eternal. Pastor and writer Chris Nye invites us to consider what a full and abundant life looks like apart from money, status, and power. He exposes the lies inherent in our obsession with growth, fame, and wealth and calls us to a countercultural life marked by connection, obscurity, vulnerability, and generosity.If you have gained the world but lost your soul, Less of More offers a compelling path toward a life of true, deep, lasting satisfaction with Jesus--not us--at the center of it.
7/8/201938 minutes, 45 seconds
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Becoming The Man You Want Your Children To Be

Do you ever feel like you're asking your kids to be someone you're not? Are you demanding them to show qualities and characteristics that you haven't mastered yourself? In this week's episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about the different between a "Show & Tell" model of discipleship, vs a "Tell & Tell" model.
7/1/201923 minutes, 11 seconds
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Keeping Intimacy Alive With Your Spouse When You Have Young Kids (with Leila Lopes)

A lot of couples talk about how they feel disconnected as husband + wife after having a baby. This is especially true for men. If you're struggling to find intimate connection with your wife, while also raising young kids, this episode is for you. Join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila as they take a deep dive into what it looks like from a Gospel-centered perspective to love your wife after having a baby and raising young kids.
6/17/201943 minutes
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Infertility, Masculinity, and Hope (with Sheridan Voysey)

Have you struggled with infertility? Do you know someone who has? Have you been asking God for something for years and feel like he remains silent? If so, this episode is for you. Writer, speaker, and broadcaster Sheridan Voysey joins host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about infertility, masculinity, and hope in the midst of unanswered prayers.
6/10/201945 minutes, 23 seconds
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Marriage After God (with Aaron & Jennifer Smith)

On this week's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad is joined by husband and wife duo Aaron (Husband Revolution) & Jennifer Smith (Unveiled Wife). The couple has recently joined up to created the ministry Marriage After God. They are the co-authors of the new, best-selling book "Marriage After God" and the popular "Marriage After God Podcast". In this episode, we cover how husbands can lead their wives spiritually, what does Biblical submission look like, and much more. If you're serious about leading your wife well and having a Christ-centered marriage, this episode is a must listen!
6/3/201935 minutes, 40 seconds
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When You Aren't Satisfied With Your Job

What do you do when you know you need to support your family, but don't like your job? When is it ok to quit? How do you know where God is calling you? In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he covers the topics of careers, and what it looks like for dads to support their family, while also following the calling of God.
5/27/201925 minutes, 34 seconds
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When Accomplishing Your Dreams Leaves You Feeling Empty (with Remi Adeleke)

Former Navy Seal, author, and actor Remi Adeleke joins host Jerrad Lopes on the Dad Tired podcast to share his story of transformation. Sponsor: Marriage After God
5/20/201936 minutes, 27 seconds
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Do You Have A Biblical Family Model? (with Jeremy Pryor)

This week Jerrad is joined by Family Team's co-founder, Jeremy Pryor. Jeremy had an epiphany over two decades ago, realizing that the way we do family in the West is mostly a failed experiment, and the scriptures are calling us back to a bigger and better design. Since then he has been impacting families in the greater Ohio region for years through various projects and resources.
5/13/201947 minutes, 26 seconds
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Self Care For Tired Dads (with Leila Lopes)

A listener recently asked me on Instagram, "Is it ok for dads to prioritize 'self-care', and if so, what does self-care look like?" In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes and his Wife Leila as they seek to answer this question from a Gospel-centered perspective.
5/7/201930 minutes, 13 seconds
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Are You Still Feeling Dad Tired?

Are you still Dad Tired? Not just physically exhausted, but worn down in your soul? Stressed, overwhelmed, weary? In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about the cause of our "soul fatigue" as dads, what it looks like to actually find rest.
4/29/201936 minutes, 7 seconds
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How To Handle Seasons of Transition (with Mack Brock)

In a season of transition? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he interviews worship leader, Mack Brock on what it looks like for a Christian man to handle seasons of transition. Sponsors: Marriage After God & Skylight Frames
4/22/201933 minutes, 35 seconds
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Finding Joy When Life Isn't Joyous

So many guys say that they believe the Good News of Jesus. In fact, most guys would attest that it's the greatest news of all time. What's confusing, however, is that that good news doesn't always translate into joy. Many men feel like they are grumpy, angry, stressed, and not full of good news. In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about what it looks like to have joy in non-joyous seasons of life.
4/15/201934 minutes, 32 seconds
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Should You Sacrifice So That Your Spouse Can Pursue Their Dreams?

In this week's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila as they talk about what it looks like to bend your life so that the other spouse can follow their dreams and passions? Is it ever too much? When does following your passions cross the boundaries? Episode Sponsors: Marriage After God & Care/of Vitamins
4/8/201943 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dealing With Difficult In-Laws

There are many couples who are facing difficulty when it comes to dealing with their in-laws. These couples have a high desire to have their in-laws involved in their marriage and in the lives of their children, but just can't seem to get on the same page. In this episode, sit down with host Jerrad Lopes as he shares how to deal with difficult in-laws from a Biblical perspective. Sponsors for this episode: Marriage After God & SkinCo
4/1/201936 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Christian Men Are Bored

Bored men are dangerous men. The problem is, there are a lot of bored Christian men. Men who are sitting in churches week after week who are longing for more. In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the heart behind boredom and invites you into God's bigger call for your life.
3/25/201928 minutes, 49 seconds
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BONUS: Where We Go From Here

BONUS EPISODE: Jerrad takes a few minutes to share his honest thoughts about the future of Dad Tired. www.DadTired.com/donate
3/18/201913 minutes, 39 seconds
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Do You Feel Like Throwing In The Towel?

In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about making long-term conclusions about life in short-term seasons of life. Sponsors: Marriage After God & Faithbox
3/18/201925 minutes, 16 seconds
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How To Pursue Your Wife's Heart (even in busy seasons of life)

In this incredibly vulnerable episode of the Dad Tired podcast, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by his wife as they talked about what it looks like to pursue the heart of your spouse. The deeper you get into the episode, the more vulnerable it becomes. This is a must-listen episode for both the husbands and wives.
3/11/201958 minutes, 21 seconds
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In The Eye of The Storm (with Ryan Stevenson)

Ryan Stevenson is taking the Christian music scene by storm. Join him and host Jerrad Lopes as they talk about his journey as a musician, dad, and husband.
3/4/201933 minutes, 44 seconds
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An Emptied Marriage (with Jonathan Pitts)

Just days after celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary, Jonathan tragically lost his wife to unexpected heart failure. In this interview, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks with pastor Jonathan Pitts about his journey of loss and what motivated him to write his book, "Emptied: Experiencing the Fullness of a Poured-Out Marriage. This week's sponsors: Faithbox: www.faithbox.com/tired KiwiCo: www.kiwico.com/dadtired
2/25/201932 minutes, 31 seconds
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Leading Your Family Toward The Same Goal

Sometimes as Christian dads, it can be confusing when it comes to leading our family. What exactly are we supposed leading them toward? In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the goal of every Christian family, and practical ways to lead your family toward that goal. This week’s sponsors: Blinkist: www.blinkist.com/tired Faithbox: www.faithbox.com/tired Marriage After God: www.marriageaftergod.com   Family Teams: www.familyteams.com promo code DADTIRED
2/18/201932 minutes, 11 seconds
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Native Tongue (with Jon Foreman from Switchfoot)

In this week's episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad sits down with Switchfoot's lead singer, Jon Foreman to discuss culture, fatherhood, being a pastor's kid, and compartmentalizing our faith. Jon also shares what his motivation was to write his the band's newest album, Native Tongue, which has topped the Amazon Music charts at #1.  
2/10/201927 minutes, 39 seconds
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Building Character vs. Correcting Behavior

As Christian dads, it's easy to get stuck in a pattern of simply correcting your child's behavior. In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he walks father's through what it looks like to parent our children like God parents us; slowly, intentionally, and always with the goal of getting to the heart of the issue.  
2/4/201932 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Skill of Fatherhood (with Jefferson Bethke)

What would it look like to raise children who saw themselves has part of a multi-generational team, sent out by God to be used for his redemption of the world? Are these the type of children you’re currently raising? Do you have a plan to instill this type of thinking into their hearts? The truth is, it’s not easy. It doesn’t come naturally for most of us. And, it takes a ridiculous amount of intentionality as a father. In this episode, join Jerrad Lopes and Jefferson Bethke as they talk about what Biblical parenting looks like practically in 2019.   Also, be sure to go to SkillofFatherhood.com and use the promo code DADTIRED at checkout to get $20 OFF the most comprehensive parenting course for fathers on the internet.
1/28/201945 minutes, 49 seconds
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Does Jesus Care About My Child's Education? Part 2

In the second part of this two part series, host Jerrad Lopes is joined by his wife Leila to discuss how to approach education as followers of Jesus. In this episode, the pair shares how they decided on homeschool and answer commonly asked questions around the subject. Sponsor: Marriage After God Podcast
1/22/201936 minutes, 45 seconds
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Does Jesus Care About Your Child's Education? Part 1

Does Jesus care about your child's education? Does the Bible have anything to say about it? Should you put your kids in public school, private school, or homeschool? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he covers the topic of how to educate your children in this part one of a two part series. Today's Sponsor: Hello Fresh
1/14/201933 minutes, 58 seconds
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Cry Like A Man

What does it mean to be a man? Is there a different between how the world defines manhood vs. how the Bible defines manhood?In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he interviews author and leader Jason Wilson on the topic of Biblical masculinity. Podcast Sponsor: Marriage After God Podcast, Blinkist, YUMI
1/7/201946 minutes, 56 seconds
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When God Hasn't Answered Your Prayers (and Parenting A Special Needs Child)

When his oldest son was diagnosed with severe autism, pastor Jason Hague found himself trapped, stuck between perpetual sadness and a lower, safer kind of hope. This is the common struggle for those of us walking through the Land of Unanswered Prayer. Life doesn’t look the way we expected, so we seek to protect ourselves from further disappointment.But God has a third path for us, beyond sadness or resignation: the way of aching joy. Christ himself is with us here, beckoning us toward the treasures hidden in the darkness.Join Host Jerrad Lopes as he interviews Jason about his newest book, Aching Joy. Aching Joy is an honest psalm of hope for those walking between pain and promise: the aching of a broken world and the beauty of a loving God. In this place, rather than trying to dodge the pain, we choose to feel it all—and to see where Jesus is in the midst of struggle. And because we make that choice, we feel all the good that comes with it, too.This is Jason’s story. This is your story. Come, find your joy within the aching.
12/17/201831 minutes, 2 seconds
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Praying Points Your Family To A Better God

When we asked the wives of the Dad Tired community what they thought was one of the best ways a husband can be the spiritual leader of their home, without question, the number one answer was "To pray with us". Wives desperately want their husbands to lead them and their kids in prayer. The truth is, however, most guys don't pray with their wife and kids. Some feel awkward, some have no idea how, and some are fearful of what their wife might want to pray about; worried that it could lead to bringing up issues they've been trying to push under the rug. In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he addresses the likely reason you aren't praying with your family, and more importantly, what it would look like to practically step up in this way. As a bonus, make sure to stick around to the very end of the episode where Jerrad addresses specific questions about prayer from the Dad Tired community.
12/10/201835 minutes, 52 seconds
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Creating A Marriage & Family Plan (with David Robbins of Family Life)

In this week’s episode, Jerrad sits down with David Robbins, President of Family Life to discuss how to live on mission as a family, the best advice for a young husband, and how to get away with your wife to plan for the future. If you’re in need of both practical and solid theological truth regarding your role as a husband and father, this episode is for you.
12/3/201834 minutes, 39 seconds
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Discipling Your Kids Like Jesus

Feeling stuck on how to lead your family in a family devotional time? You’re definitely not alone. Most Christian dads desire to be the spiritual leader of their home, few know where to begin. The thought of planning out a whole family devotional time can feel intimidating. On this week’s episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he walks dads through a Biblical framework of discipleship and what the scriptures have to say about family devotional time.
11/26/201830 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Every Man Can Be A Hero

In this week's episode, we aren't specifically talking about how to be a better husband or father, but rather, how Christian men can step up to protect the vulnerable children caught in the trap of human trafficking. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he interviews the President of Agape International Missions Don Brewster, to talk about how every man can step into this issue and become a hero. His suggestions on how to eliminate the problem may surprise you.
11/19/201834 minutes, 8 seconds
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In The Midst of a Struggling Marriage

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during someones marriage counseling session? Well, today is your chance. One brave couple sat down with host, Jerrad Lopes, to discuss the struggles of their marriage. Listen in to what Jerrad had to say.
11/12/201853 minutes, 57 seconds
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Quality vs. Quantity (with Rhett Walker)

Being away from your family can be hard and no one knows that better than this week’s guest, Rhett Walker. As frontman of the Rhett Walker Band, a lot of his time is spent on the road. His advice to any man who has to be away from his family for work is when you get home, “don’t try and be super dad or super husband, just be back.” Walker shares with host, Jerrad Lopes, his down to earth, practical advice for making time with your family more about quality when it can't be about quantity. For any dads who struggle with guilt or worry because you have to spend time away, this episode will leave you encouraged. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Rhett Walker Episode Sponsor: Marriage After God
11/5/201825 minutes, 26 seconds
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Two Things Every Christian Man Should Be Praying For

As Christian husbands, dads, and men, what kinds of things should we be praying for? If you're feeling stagnant in your relationship with Jesus, this podcast is for you. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about the two things every Christian man should be praying for. Episode Sponsor: Yumi (helloyumi.com)
10/29/201828 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Christian Families Should Approach Cultural Holidays

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Regardless of where you stand on the issue, you should know why. Join host Jerrad Lopes and his wife Leila as they talk about what their family does on Halloween and what you should consider.
10/22/201842 minutes, 32 seconds
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Balancing Work & Family Life with NFL Star Alfred Morris

NFL star running back, Alfred Morris joins Jerrad on today's Dad Tired episode to talk about balancing work and family life, dealing with temptation, being used by God at your place of work, and the importance of praying with your family.
10/15/201831 minutes, 51 seconds
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Building A More Peaceful Home (with Adam Mabry)

Author and Pastor Adam Mabry joins Jerrad on this episode of the Dad Tired podcast to discuss what healthy rest looks like for the tired and busy dad. ​If you're feeling weary… wishing life were more sustainable… searching for a way to rest without feeling guilty… suspecting that you'd enjoy godly rest if only you knew what it was… look no further.This warm, realistic, humorous interview about Adam's book (The Art of Rest) will show you how rest is different to what you thought it was, and more important than you've realized.The world never stops. But you can. You need to. And it's wonderful. It's time to learn the art of rest.
10/8/201836 minutes, 14 seconds
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What's Really Behind Your Stress?

Dad Tired: Helping Men Lead Their Family Well Season 3 | Episode 1 How come sometimes as dads we can have the most patience in the world with our kids, and yet the next day the most simple things set us off? Do you sometimes feel like you’re turning into a grumpy old man? Do you feel like since you’ve had kids that your fuse has somehow grown shorter? The truth is, you’re not alone. And the good news is, you don’t have to be doomed to a life grumpiness. The Gospel can even give our “grumpiness” hope. If you feel like you’ve become a short-tempted, quickly angered, and overall grumpy guy, this episode is for you.   Be sure to check the show notes for the verses mentioned in this episode, weekly updates in Dad Tired, and links to our latest resources.
10/1/201828 minutes, 41 seconds
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Spiritual Leaders Are Wise Decision Makers

Each decision we make affects not only our lives but also the lives of our family. As we encounter circumstances that require us to make a decision, we want to hear God’s voice guiding us, but how do we know if it’s God’s voice we hear or our own inner voice? Join host, Jerrad Lopes as he discusses how learning scripture helps us to learn about God’s character and in turn to recognize His voice in our lives. Reading your Bible isn’t just about learning to live better lives, it’s about getting to know the heavenly author.   Podcast Sponsor: Marriage After God
9/17/201830 minutes, 9 seconds
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Practically Loving Your Family The Way Christ Loves The Church

As Christian men, we are constantly being told to love our wives and family the way that Christ has loved the church. But, what does that actually look like? How do you love your wife and kids practically when you are talking about jobs, laundry, sharing toys, and being a neighbor? In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about what it looks like to have the words "Just as Christ" impact every part of your life. If you haven't already, please support and subscribe to the Marriage After God Podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marriage-after-god/id1349500084?mt=2)
9/3/201827 minutes, 39 seconds
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When Your Kids Are Exposed To Wickedness

It is impossible to completely protect your kids from the wickedness of the world. So what do you do when your kids become exposed to things they should never be exposed to? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about his own family and how they deal with the reality of protecting your children from the sin of the world. Episode Sponsor: The Marriage After God Podcast (Subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marriage-after-god/id1349500084?mt=2)
8/20/201825 minutes, 14 seconds
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But A Mist

During a recent conversation with his wife about cancer, Jerrad had a strong realization. Listen to him process in this episode of the Dad Tired podcast. Also- if you haven't checked out the Marriage After God Podcast, go over there and subscribe now!
8/6/201822 minutes, 37 seconds
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When God Shows Up Unexpectedly

In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares an unexpected event he had with his dad. If you've ever dealt with any kind of family issues, this episode will be helpful for you.
7/22/201833 minutes, 1 second
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Leading Your Family Well

In this episode of the Dad Tired Podcast, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about what it looks like to lead your family well, and the surprising reasons you probably aren't doing it.
7/16/201832 minutes, 10 seconds
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Numbed by Shame

BONUS EPISODE: In this summer bonus episode, Jerrad gives an update on the Dad Tired ministry and shares how God responds to our shame.
6/25/201831 minutes, 54 seconds
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Summer Plans

On this episode, host Jerrad Lopes gives an update on the Dad Tired ministry for this summer. Mentioned in this episode: 15% off all orders from Razor.com. Use PROMO code DADTIRED
5/21/20184 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Most Important Thing You Can Be Doing

Growing up, many of us had a vision for where we would be in life once we reached our 20s, 30s or even our 40s. But when we reach those milestones in our lives it’s rare that we feel reality has lived up to our vision. Somehow, we thought we would feel more adult, would feel settled in our careers and would have some idea of what we wanted to be when we grew up. However, the most important thing we can be doing, the one thing that makes us a success, is raising little disciples of Christ. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the importance of being intentionally invested in our children. Learn how we can change the world simply by faithfully and passionately loving our children and our wives.
5/14/201822 minutes, 7 seconds
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Loving & Leading Your Wife Well (with Hunter Beless)

In this Mother's Day episode of the Dad Tired podcast, Jerrad is joined by Hunter Beless, host of the Journey Women Podcast. Join in as the two share about what it looks like for a husband to lead his family well, how to become the spiritual leader of the home, and what wives are truly longing for from their husband.
5/7/201832 minutes, 9 seconds
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Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (with Phil Comer)

“You can’t pass on what you don’t possess,” the number one thing any father wanting to raise passionate Jesus followers must remember according to this week’s guest, Phil Comer. In his book, Raising Passionate Jesus Followers (co-written with his wife Diane) Phil offers hope and practical help to parents in their God-given task of raising the next generation of passionate Jesus followers. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he and Phil discuss several of those practical tips on raising godly children, including when spanking may be appropriate and the process to implement this tool in your home. This episode is a good reminder for any father about Christian discipline and for any of those feeling lost on where to begin.
4/30/201846 minutes, 34 seconds
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Approaching The Future With Anxiety & Arrogance

We all look to the future. For some, we do it with arrogance (as mentioned in James 4). And for others, we approach the future with anxiety (Matthew 6). In this episode, join Jerrad as he shares why looking to the future with both anxiety and arrogance leaves us missing the mark of Christian living, and how the Gospel offers us a better alternative.
4/23/201838 minutes, 37 seconds
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Becoming A Tech-Wise Family (with Andy Crouch)

"Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids." -Andy Crouch, Tech Wise Family Join host Jerrad Lopes and best-selling author Andy Crouch as they discuss how the Gospel influences the way we allow technology to play a role in our families.
4/16/201845 minutes, 46 seconds
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Responding to Difficult Life Circumstances

There are many men struggling. It can be anything from disobedient children, broken marriages, lost jobs, or terminal sickness. The list is unending. As Christian fathers and husbands, we often find ourselves praying to God to relieve us from our burdens; to give us some sign of blessing in the midst of pain. In this episode of the Dad Tired podcast, join Jerrad as he reminds listeners what Jesus says about those who are broken, hurting, and persecuted.
4/9/201825 minutes, 26 seconds
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Teaching Your Kids To Live An Incredible Life In An Ordinary World (with Bob Goff)

On this week’s episode, host Jerrad Lopes talks with Bob Goff, motivational speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of Love Does. Bob’s mission to inspire people to dream big and make their life more awesome, will become immediately apparent as he and Jerrad discuss the idea of being available to those around us, giving your children a better goal to aim towards instead of words of correction, and living an adventurous life. After listening to this conversation, you’ll find yourself motivated in ways you’ve never imagined.
4/2/201826 minutes, 17 seconds
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Balancing Technology & Video Games (with Gabe Patillo from Married To The Games)

Video games, a controversial topic both in and outside of the church world. Some men are hardcore lovers of gaming, some view it as a waste of time and millions of others fall somewhere in the middle. This week join host Jerrad Lopes and guest, Gabe Patillo as they discuss the boundaries we set up around technology for our family's, how video games may or may not contribute to gun violence and how the pornography industry has crept in through the gaming industry. Gabe shares a unique perspective as a gamer and Christian that may just get you to think about things differently. Whether you are a gamer or not, you'll want to hear this conversation!
3/26/201830 minutes, 22 seconds
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Could God Be Calling Your To Foster or Adopt?

Scripture tells us religion that is pure is caring for the orphans (James 1:27). In the United States alone there are more than 400,000 children in the foster care system.* Each child is an opportunity to show God's love, to reach out to the most vulnerable and be an agent of hope. Join host Jerrad Lopes and other members of the Dad Tired community as they share their stories of becoming foster and adoptive parents. While not everyone is called to fostering or adopting, we are all called to love and to pray for one another. This weeks episode will give you a glimpse behind the curtain of what it means to take a child into your home. If God is calling you to take that step, you will benefit from the insights of fathers who have already gone through the process. If fostering or adopting is not right for you and your family, pray for those who are.
3/19/201823 minutes, 4 seconds
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Marriage After God (with Aaron Smith)

This week, host Jerrad Lopes introduces listeners to Aaron Smith, a husband, father and founder of Husband Revolution, an online marriage ministry. Aaron's goal in ministry is to revive the hearts of husbands and fathers around the world. Listen as Aaron speaks about combating our human tendency to compare ourselves to others, parenting techniques, church community, and other thought-provoking topics. This episode will leave you inspired and encouraged in your role as a husband and father. You'll definitely want to take notes! Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Aaron Smith is a husband and father who has always had a passion for sharing the gospel with the world. After getting married in 2007 to Jennifer Smith ( Unveiled Wife ), he and his wife became missionaries in Africa. Throughout the first four and a half years of marriage he and his wife experienced many struggles but found restoration through the grace of God, and out of those trials was birthed an online marriage ministry (HusbandRevolution.com). His heart now is directed towards encouraging husbands in their walks with Christ and their marriage. His hope is to see a revival in the hearts of husbands around the world. He believes that if husbands would humble themselves and turn toward God that the message of Christ would be advanced greater than ever before. Scripture References: Ephesians 5:25-30" Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a] 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body." Mentioned During Episode: Marriage After God Youtube Channel Marriage After God Podcast Husband Revolution Husband Revolution Instagram Unveiled Wife Books by Aaron Smith Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
3/12/201834 minutes, 26 seconds
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God as Protector & Protecting our Families (with John Lovell from Warrior Poet Society)

So often we as Christians want to focus on only one attribute of God, the attribute of love. But we tend to forget that scripture also tells us that God is a man of war. It's important to understand that both of these attributes are important and help to show us how we as men should be living our lives. Join host Jerrad Lopes and guest John Lovell from the Warrior Poets Society as they discuss God as a warrior, the theology of defense, practical things each of us can do to protect our homes, and how best to be a good father and husband. This episode is different than anything you've heard on Dad Tired previously and you'll want to take the time and listen.  
3/5/201838 minutes, 22 seconds
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Practicing Rest & Sabbath as a Family (with A.J. Swoboda)

Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the topic of sabbath, with A.J. Swoboda. In this episode, the two discuss questions like: Are we still required to observe the sabbath? What does a typical sabbath day look like? Is sabbath different than leisure? What's the point of the sabbath and why is God so serious about it. A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) pastors Theophilus Church in urban Portland, Oregon. He is executive director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a consortium of Christian higher education institutions dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God's creation. Swoboda also teaches biblical studies, theology, and church history at Portland Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary, among others. He is an award-winning author or editor of nine books and speaks regularly at conferences, retreats, churches, and seminars. Visit his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com. In this episode, A.J. and Jerrad discuss his new book, Subversive Sabbath "We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety--a way of life to which we've sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of "life" ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God's creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God's rest.This book pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God's plan for the restoration and healing of all creation. The book includes a foreword by Matthew Sleeth." Amazon Book Description Past guest and Pastor of Bridgetown church in Portland Oregon, John Mark Comer gave Subversive Sabbath this raving review: "Few things are as subversive to the hurry addiction of the modern world than the practice of Sabbath. And few things are as life-or-death important. A. J. has written his best book yet. His keen mind, quick wit, and deep soulfulness come through beautifully, page by captivating page. But more than anything, this is a book that is lived. My new go-to book on the Sabbath." Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) pastors Theophilus Church in urban Portland, Oregon. He is executive director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a consortium of Christian higher education institutions dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God's creation. Swoboda also teaches biblical studies, theology, and church history at Portland Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary, among others. He is an award-winning author or editor of nine books and speaks regularly at conferences, retreats, churches, and seminars. Visit his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com. Mentioned During Episode: Subversive Sabbath AJ Swoboda Website Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
2/26/201836 minutes, 8 seconds
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Finding God's Calling for Your Life (with Jon Fuller from "Are You Real")

Join host Jerrad Lopes and fellow podcaster Jon Fuller as they talk through finding your purpose even when life seems to be falling apart and what Jon means when he says, " Our deepest pain is our place of reign." In this episode, Jon shares several nuggets of wisdom on being intentional, learning to provide without sacrificing your family in the pursuit of money, and much more. Jon is known for being real, raw and authentic and this conversation doesn't disappoint. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Jon Fuller, founder, and host of Are You Real “Finding the authentic you," a podcast of real, raw and authentic conversations with Christians that are changing their families, communities, cities, and nations. Mentioned During Episode: Are You Real Podcast Are You Real Website Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
2/19/201823 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pursuing Your Wife's Heart Everyday

Valentine's Day is one of the least favorite holiday's of every man. But how do we, as followers of Jesus, and the spiritual leader of our homes, approach Valentine's Day through the lens of the Gospel? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he tackles the issues of both Valentine's Day and Lent in this latest episode of the Dad Tired Podcast. Host: Jerrad Lopes Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.​
2/12/201820 minutes, 48 seconds
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Comparison: The Thief of Joy

Comparing our lives to others, it's something we all find ourselves doing from time-to-time. But we must realize that since the beginning of time one of the main tactics the enemy has used to steal a Christians joy has been getting them to believe that a person, position or possession can bring them more satisfaction and joy than Christ. This week, join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses how comparing ourselves to others is a symptom of something deeper, how in this age of social media we must be even more vigilant, and recognizing the joy in knowing we are loved by God. Host: Jerrad Lopes Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
2/5/201820 minutes, 13 seconds
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Building Godly Traditions for Your Kids to Remember

Throughout the scriptures, God reminds his people to create some type of reminder of his faithfulness. He then goes on to say, "when your children see this..." or "When your children ask" remind them of how good God has been to you. In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares what it looks like to live a like in front of your children that causes them to ask about the goodness of God. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode Backgate Custom Prayer Cards (use promo code DADTIRED to get 10% off) Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren, FREE audio book My Favorite Family Devotionals Stop Behaving: A Gospel Centered Devotional for Men Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
1/29/201824 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Bible Project (Tim Mackie & Jon Collins)

Join host Jerrad Lopes has he interviews Tim Mackie and Jon Collins of The Bible Project, a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. In this episode, Jerrad, Tim, and Jon discuss how studying scriptures has changed through history, share tips on the best ways they have found to teach scriptures to their young children and much more. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guests: Tim Mackie - Tim Mackie is a writer and creative director for The Bible Project. He has a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies. He wrote his dissertation on the manuscript history of the book of Ezekiel, with a focus on the Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls. What a total nerd! He is a professor at Western Seminary and served as a teaching pastor for many years. Jon Collins - Jon Collins is a writer and creative director for The Bible Project. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University (where he met Tim). Jon is affectionately known by the team as the Architect of Ideas. He is a master of making complex ideas simple and has spent the last decade founding and leading digital media and marketing companies. Mentioned during the episode The Bible Project The Bible Project YouTube Channel Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
1/22/201835 minutes, 35 seconds
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Practicing Faithfulness in the Mundane of Life

The Bible is filled with stories of great feats of faith, courage, and strength. But have you ever wondered about the rest of the story? Each of the great Bible characters lived ordinary lives and dealt with and experienced the monotonous, just like we do. But these moments in between the chapters gave each man and woman of Christ the opportunity to practice what it was to be a follower of God in the mundane. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he explores the idea that God gives these everyday opportunities in order for us to practice obedience and faithfulness in the little things. This episode is an opportunity to delve deeper into scripture and see more than just what is written on the page. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode ESV Study Bible She Reads Truth Bible You Version Bible App Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
1/14/201822 minutes, 26 seconds
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AsCedByMe (feat. Cedric Thompson)

This week listeners will have the pleasure of being introduced to NFL free agent Cedric Thompson. Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thompson went on to play for the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, and Cincinnati Bengals. Thompson married his college sweetheart Charlotte Paguyo in July 2016 and welcomed a daughter, Madeline in August 2017. Together he and his wife have a YouTube channel where they focus on family, faith, football, and film. Join host Jerrad Lopes and Cedric as they discuss faith, football, and fatherhood. This episode is more than an interview, it's a conversation between friends and you won't want to miss it! Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men asCEDbyme - Cedric Thompson YouTube Channel Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
1/8/201834 minutes, 33 seconds
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When Busy Lives Prevent Us From Hearing God

When something is unsettled in our heart, we do whatever we can to mask it. Work harder, drink more, yell louder, buy something new. Anything to cover up the noise of our soul. We are convinced that if we can make enough noise, the tugging of the Holy Spirit will go away. At the root of our noise-making-efforts is shame. We believe that when things get quiet, we will hear the sound of a sinful heart. And the truth is, you’re right. Your heart is sinful and wicked, deserving of punishment and shame. But there is good news; The Gospel & the fact that God has a reputation of engaging broken and messy people with grace. In this episode, join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks about entering into 2018 with a new mercy and what that practically looks like for us as husbands and dads. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men​​ Verses Mentioned: Romans 2:4 Lamentations 3:22-23 Romans 5:8 Connect with Dad Tired:·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe.·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us.·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
1/1/201826 minutes, 52 seconds
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We're All Filthy

As men, we subconsciously rely on our good behavior and moral deeds to find righteousness with God. But, the truth is, despite what we look like on the outside, we are all filthy on the inside, and in desperate need of a savior. Mentioned during the episode Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men​​ ​Connect with Dad Tired:·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe.·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us.·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
12/18/201734 minutes, 30 seconds
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How The Gospel Changes Our Parenting

You don't need more popular parenting tips, you need Jesus. You need to be reminded of the Gospel. Understanding what God has done in the world and in your life will deeply change the way you act as a parent and husband.
12/11/201729 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mac N' Cheese

Jesus is offering you a steak dinner, but too often we settle for mac n' cheese.
12/4/201732 minutes, 55 seconds
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Breakfast is Ready

Jesus isn't like anyone else in your life. He isn't like your friends. Or your boss. Or you dad. He is different. He is gracious and compassionate. He is slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness. In this episode, Jerrad gives us a glimpse into a side of Jesus that many of us have never seen before.
11/27/201742 minutes, 9 seconds
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Keep Running.

As 2017 comes to an end and we approach the new year, it's helpful to to pause and remember what God has done over the last year and what he wants to do in your life over the next year.
11/13/201731 minutes
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Pairadocs

Pairadocs is a unique marriage, parenting and family podcast. If you've struggled in relationship; with kids, parents, spouse, or friends. No matter what life stage you find yourself in, you will find a connection with and come to love Jimmy and Josh. The Pairadocs are a father-son duo with Ph.D.s in Clinical Counseling. They are both full-time adolescent/family therapists...husbands and parents. Jimmy also happens to be a full-time granddad (or Ace, as we call him). They've not only studied family dynamics, they've lived it, together. Join them for this weekly podcast as they muse about faith, family and culture. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guests: Dr. Jimmy Myers & Dr. Josh Myers from the Pairadocs Podcast. Mentioned during the episode ·       Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men Connect with Dad Tired: ·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. ·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. ·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. ·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
11/6/201735 minutes
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Sent Ones

With Halloween around the corner, many Christian families are asking themselves, "How do we engage our culture during this holiday season?" Join host Jerrad Lopes as he gives a Biblical overview of how Jesus would respond to Halloween in 2017. ​Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode·       Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for menConnect with Dad Tired:·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe.·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us.·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
10/30/201728 minutes
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The Butterfly Effect

One word or phrase, that's all it takes to change the course of someone's life. Scripture tells us that the tongue holds the power of life and death, how are you using that power? Your words of encouragement or discouragement can spur those around you towards Christ or further away from Him and you have a responsibility to use your words to edify. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses a man's need to spur his friends in their accomplishments and how that need can be used for the Kingdom of God. This week episode will challenge you to think deeply about the effect your words have on those around you and how the words of others affect you. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode ·       Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men Connect with Dad Tired: ·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. ·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. ·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. ·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
10/23/201721 minutes
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We're Out of Control

Work, finances, family dynamics, and life circumstances — our actions and choices contribute to the success and failures of these areas and others of life but often things happen outside of our control. As men, we strive for control and when we feel that control slipping from our fingers, it begins a fire within us that left unchecked, evolves into an inferno of anger. Join host Jerrad Lopes this week as he recounts his own experience with losing control and how he has come to understand that God allows these situations to show us where we need to grow and rely on his grace and mercy. Host: Jerrad Lopes     Mentioned during the episode ·      Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men Connect with Dad Tired: ·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. ·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. ·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. ·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade. --
10/16/201727 minutes, 13 seconds
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Becoming The Spiritual Leader of Your Home

As men, we are called to be the spiritual leaders of our homes but most of us don't feel confident in that role. At times this lack of confidence creates a paradox in our lives as we desperately want to be the best husbands we can and our wives so desperately want us to lead our families towards Jesus and our uncertainty causes inaction. This week, join host Jerrad Lopes as he discussed what it means to be a spiritual leader and how that leadership must come from deep within our hearts, not simply from behavior. Mentioned in this episode: STOP BEHAVING: A Gospel-Centered Devotional for Men Resources To Lead Your Family Well The Curtain & The Cross (great to read with your kids) The Ology (great to read with your kids) The Jesus Storybook Bible (great to read with your kids) New Morning Mercies (great daily devotional for you and your spouse) The Storm That Stopped (great to read with your kids) 40 Reasons To Trust God (great to read with your kids) Connect with Dad Tired: ·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. ·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. ·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. ·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
10/9/201730 minutes, 34 seconds
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Finish (feat. Jon Acuff)

Most people don't have a problem starting — they start dozens of things. It's finishing that's the problem. While a desire to have ambitious goals is honorable, a goal that is too aggressive is a recipe for failure. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he interviews New York Time's Best-Selling Author, Jon Acuff to talk about what it looks like to be a man that finishes what he starts by setting a more measured pace. Whether you find yourself being to ambitions or frozen in inaction due to perfectionism, this weeks episode has something to help us all. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Jon Acuff, Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of six books including his most recent, Finish: Give yourself the gift of done.Mentioned during the episode:·     Stop Behaving: A Gospel-Centered Devotional for Men·     Finish: Give yourself the gift of done​Connect with Dad Tired:·      To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe.·      Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us.·      Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.·      Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
10/2/201724 minutes, 16 seconds
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Love That Lasts (feat. Jefferson Bethke)

This week join host Jerrad Lopes in a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bethke as they discuss topics ranging from this generations distorted view of love, the destructiveness of pornography, and cultivating your garden. If you have heard of or watched Jefferson's viral video, Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus you'll definitely want to take the time to listen to this episode and get to know the man and his heart for Jesus, just a little bit better. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Jefferson Bethke Mentioned during the episode ·      Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men · Love that Lasts by Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke · Love that Lasts Podcast   Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
9/25/201734 minutes, 17 seconds
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Christian Coping

Since the day that Adam and Eve walked out of the garden of Eden man has been searching for joy, satisfaction, identity, and hope in something other than God. While as Christians we may not be filling the pain of our lives with the "big sins" of sex, drugs, or alcohol getting our sense of satisfaction in anything outside of God means we are still living in our flesh. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses coping and misplaced satisfaction, what for many Christians can be a blind spot. You'll walk away from this weeks episode challenged to check your heart and encouraged to dig deeper in your relationship with Christ. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Parenting Conference Live Stream · Enter code DadTired at checkout and receive 5% off Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
9/18/201726 minutes, 57 seconds
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Parenting. (feat. Paul David Tripp)

Have you ever questioned your purpose as a parent? Do you ever feel unable to be the parent God wants you to be? Join host Jerrad Lopes and Pastor Paul David Tripp, as they discuss topics ranging from parenting the heart instead of behavior to the peace that comes from realizing that God calls parents not because they are able but because He is able. This weeks episode will give you a new perspective on your role as a parent and a greater understanding of the fact that it's not about what you want for your children, it's about what God wants for them. This is an interview you won't want to miss and you are definitely going to want to take notes! Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Paul David Tripp, a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Mentioned during the episode: · Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family · Parenting Conference Live Stream · Enter code DadTired at checkout and receive 5% off Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
9/11/201726 minutes, 52 seconds
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Suffering & The Gospel (feat. Pastor Saeed Abedini)

Scripture tells us that we are heirs with Christ if we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. But few of us can say we have truly suffered persecution for Christ the way believers in scripture did. Pastor Saeed Abedini is one of those few and his story is compelling. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he talks with Pastor Saeed about coming to Christ, his four-year imprisonment in Iran for sharing his faith and the controversies that have arisen since his release. If you followed Pastor Saeed's story in the media, this episode is your chance to hear his firsthand account and learn the story behind the headlines. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Saeed Abedini, an Iranian American Christian pastor who was imprisoned in Iran for threatening “national security” for being a Christian and for sharing his faith with Muslims. Mentioned during the episode: · Matthew 6:33: "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
9/4/20171 hour, 19 seconds
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The Gift of Presence

Life have you distracted? Finding it hard to give your family the attention they deserve? This week's episodes will lay out practical, easy to incorporate, methods to help you fight distraction and be fully engaged in every aspect of your life. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the connection between our belief in God and your everyday conduct while challenging you to bless your family with the greatest gift of all — the gift of your presence and undivided attention. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for me · Anchor FM App Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
8/28/201726 minutes, 47 seconds
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God Has A Name (feat. John Mark Comer)

Join host Jerrad Lopes for a lively conversation with Pastor John Mark Comer as they discuss who God truly is, how our perception can affect how we relate to Him, prayer, and the purpose of marriage. This week's episode covers several topics but is packed full of wisdom and inspiration that you won't want to miss. John Mark Comer's simple, but profound insights will challenge you to think in new ways and cause you to want to dig deeper into each subject. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: John Mark Comer, pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon, and author of God Has a Name, My Name is Hope, Loveology and Garden City. Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for me · God Has a Name by John Mark Comer Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
8/21/201732 minutes
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Dad Tired: Questions & Response

In this weeks episode, host Jerrad Lopes takes questions from husbands and dads about how to follow Jesus in the everyday stuff of life. Listeners questions range from disciplining children and how to keep intimacy alive with a busy schedule to combating sexual temptation while away from your wife and what Christian resources are available for husbands and dads working in law enforcement. This is your opportunity to gain valuable insight into some of these topics and hear the heart of a few of your fellow Dad Tired community members. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for me · Anchor FM App Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
8/13/201734 minutes, 29 seconds
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Your Heart Wants More

Life can be hard, trials come more often than we wish they did and often we feel like giving up. Whether it’s difficulties in marriage, sickness or addiction the enemy is always trying to find ways to destroy. As Christian men, we are called to persevere, to step up and sacrifice our lives for our family, just as Christ did for us. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he shares his heart about living a sacrificial life, fighting for your family, stepping out in faith and asking God to lead us to a place where we rely solely on Him. If you find yourself at the crossroad of running from the hardships of life or staying the course you'll want to hear this episode. Your heart wants more and God is waiting to give it to you. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
8/7/201727 minutes, 36 seconds
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What Do Friendships Look Like When You're Married (feat. Josiah & Casey)

After marriage as you grow in your relationship with your spouse, friendships will change but they still play an important part in strengthening your marriage. Finding guy friends that will support you but still call you out on your "stuff" when needed will help you to see life issues from another perspective and help you to become the husband, fathers and leaders you are meant to be. Join host Jerrad Lopes and his best friends Josiah and Casey as they discuss the importance of guy friendships, what they look like when you’re married and how those friendships can work to strengthen your marriage. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guests: Josiah and Casey, best friends of Jerrad. Mentioned during the episode: · Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
7/31/201738 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dead Trees

Tired, a word that at one time or another describes every dad. But what happens when you are seriously exhausted? When you feel far from God, far from your family, and stretched to the breaking point? We have all been there. We have all at one time or another allowed our exhaustion to cause us to be a little abrupt with those we love or allowed our relationship with God to grow distant. This week, join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses what to do when you are no longer trying to be the best husband or dad, but merely trying to survive. As tired as you are, grab a cup of coffee and squeeze a few extra minutes out of your day, because you won’t want to miss the encouragement from this episode. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
7/24/201729 minutes
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Irresistible Revolution (feat. Shane Claiborne)

Join host Jerrad Lopes for an inspirational conversation with activist and best-selling author, Shane Claiborne as they discuss building community and living radically by turning faith and love into action. After listening to the extraordinary life of Shane, you’ll come away inspired to find those small ways in which you too can pour out God’s love to those that our suffering. When you begin to live radically, small actions can produce tremendous outcomes. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Shane Claiborne, a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. And now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty. Shane’s books include Jesus for President, Red Letter Revolution, Common Prayer, Follow Me to Freedom, Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, his classic The Irresistible Revolution and his newest book, Executing Grace. Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men · Audibe.com: sign up with code dadtired at checkout and receive one free book Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
7/17/201731 minutes, 45 seconds
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There's A Better God

Giving of ourselves as fathers and husbands can leave us susceptible to emotional pain. But we are called to love our family 100 percent, even knowing that those we love may at times disappoint or hurt us. Christ is our example and He gave His all, asking nothing in return. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he processes the realities of being vulnerable as a husband and father and discusses how we must find our hope, satisfaction, and love in Jesus Christ. If you are a husband or father who tends to guard their heart, you won’t want to miss this episode as Jerrad shares the joy that can be found in being vulnerable. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Arlo Security Cameras · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men · Dad Tired Radio Scripture references: · Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. Show notes provided by Dad Tired contributor Jared Meade.
7/9/201727 seconds
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You Can Change (feat. Tim Chester)

Join host Jerrad Lopes for an intercontinental conversation with Pastor Tim Chester from North Yorkshire, England, as they discuss several topics from being a sacrificial dad and how our decisions affect our families to learning that it is never too late, with God’s help, to change for the better. Whether you are a dad who feels he has plateaued spiritually and is looking to take another step closer to God or a dad who feels that he has gone too far in his sinful behavior to ever change, this episode is sure to encourage and inspire. Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Tim Chester (PhD, University of Wales) is a pastor of Grace Church, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, England and curriculum director of the Acts 29-Oak Hill Academy, which provides integrated theological and missional training for church leaders. He is the coauthor of Total Church and is the author of over thirty books, including You Can Change, A Meal with Jesus, and Good News to the Poor. Mentioned during the episode: · You Can Change - This interactive book, laid out in workbook fashion, is for newer Christians struggling with sin and for more mature Christians who have plateaued in their faith as they seek to find victory over sin in their lives. · Tim Chester Blog · Tim Chester Twitter Scripture references: · I Peter 3:15 – “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
7/3/201731 seconds
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Is That God Talking?

Each decision we make affects not only our lives but also the lives of our family. As we encounter circumstances that require us to make a decision, we want to hear God’s voice guiding us, but how do we know if it’s God’s voice we hear or our own inner voice? Join host, Jerrad Lopes as he discusses how learning scripture helps us to learn about God’s character and in turn to recognize His voice in our lives. Reading your Bible isn’t just about learning to live better lives, it’s about getting to know the heavenly author. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men pre-order now available Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
6/26/201731 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gospel Fluency (feat. Jeff Vanderstelt)

As men, we can be known for trying to complete a project without reading the instructions. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we are left with extra parts that we have no idea what they are for. Unfortunately, this is often our approach to the gospel as well. We try to live right and share Jesus with others but we don’t take the time to engross ourselves in the instruction manual – the Bible. In this week’s episode, Jerrad Lopes talks with Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor of Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA, and author of Gospel Fluency, about several topics important to understanding our role as Christian dads including: · What does gospel fluency mean? · How should we discipline our children? · How can we be gospel-centered husbands? Join us as we learn how to truly become fluent in the gospel by learning to immerse ourselves so completely in the truths of the gospel that it becomes our “mother tongue.” Host: Jerrad Lopes Guest: Jeff Vanderstelt is the visionary leader of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches, is the vision and teaching pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA, and author. Mentioned during the episode: · Gospel Fluency - Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we're trying to speak a language we haven't actually spent time practicing? To become fluent in a new language, you must immerse yourself in it until you actually start to think about life through it. · JeffVanderstelt.com · Jeff Vanderstelt’s Twitter Scripture references: · Proverbs 20:5 – “The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
6/18/201736 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Desert

We often judge our relationship with God based on how close or how far we feel from Him. But what about those times when you don’t feel either either? If we don’t feel that same wide-eyed and enthusiastic passion for God, does it mean something is wrong? Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses how our walk with God can become quiet, steady in the everyday and become less about feelings and more about commitment. When the passion fades, faithfulness takes over. A gospel-centered man shows up every day for Jesus because that is what Jesus did for us. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor, teacher, and speaker · Dr. Tim Chester, pastor, teacher, and author · Shane Claiborne, speaker, activist, and author · John Mark Homer, pastor, and author Scripture references: · Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men. --
6/11/201728 minutes, 32 seconds
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Word Up

Chuck Swindoll once wrote, “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding, practically speaking, than memorizing Scripture…No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends!” In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes walks us through the practice of memorizing scripture as a foundation of spiritual life and loving scripture to the point that it is written on our hearts. He also shares with listeners a portion of a sermon by Pastor John Piper as he recites scripture from memory. Commentary is good but nothing beats the word of God!! Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: · Man cold – It’s a real thing! · John Piper – Pastor, teacher and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary Scripture references: · 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
6/5/201723 minutes, 18 seconds
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Real Life Gospel Stories

As men, we tend to compartmentalize everything, including our spiritual lives. But when it comes to pointing our children to Christ and His gospel, compartmentalization will never be enough. Scheduling times for reading the Bible, prayer before bed and church attendance should not be our only goal. As dads, we should be looking for everyday moments to point our children to the gospel. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses how a father/son outing for frozen yogurt, with his son Elijah, became an opportunity to talk to him about God’s direction for Christians to take care of the needy. If you struggle with how to illustration to your children the relevance of Bible teaching in “real life,” you won’t want to miss this episode. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: Stop Behaving: a gospel-centered devotional for men pre-order now available Risen Motherhood Podcast The Jesus Storybook Bible Scripture references: · James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” · Luke 3:11 “And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics[a] is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” · Luke 15:11-32 – The Parable of the Prodigal Son Connect with Dad Tired: · To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. · Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. · Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. · Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
5/29/201727 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Taste of Death

The concept of “dying out to self” can be found throughout scripture and it expresses the true essence of the Christian life. God often will bring us into situations that provide us a deeper understanding of truly giving up on our own wants and needs and focusing instead on pouring our lives into furthering the gospel of Christ. In this episode, host Jerrad Lopes discusses his family’s journey into becoming foster parents, the crazy emotions that have come along with their first placement, a 2-year-old little girl, and the insight it has given him into the importance of faithfully leading his family to Jesus by stepping outside his comfort zone and dying to self. When you set aside your own ambition and instead focus on furthering the gospel in your own family “congregation,” you might just change the world! Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: Matthew 16:25 “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” James 1:27 “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
5/22/201725 minutes, 22 seconds
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Risen Motherhood

As a husband, have you ever wished you could get a peek behind the veil of your wife’s heart and learn how to love her better? In this episode, Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen, hosts of the Risen Motherhood Podcast, stop by to talk about how husbands can encourage their wives in Godly friendships, walk her through a season of depression, confidently confess sin and overall lead her well. If you are a man that desires to honor and love his wife as Christ loved the church, we know you’ll be encouraged with this interview! Host: Jerrad Lopes Guests: Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen Mentioned during the episode: Gospel-Hope for Postpartum Depression with Lindsey Carlson || Ep. 52, Risen Motherhood Podcast Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
5/15/201736 minutes, 42 seconds
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Where You Woke Up

The scriptures tell us to go and teach all nations and make them disciples. Many Christians sit back and let others shoulder this commitment, viewing outreach as the responsibility of those in the church who are paid to be ministers. But there is no such thing as a professional Christian. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses how God has called each of us all to be missionaries. From the investment banker to the school janitor, each of us should enter our homes and workplace with the goal of bringing God’s will into that space. Discipleship may look different for each person but one truth remains the same, our designated mission field is wherever we woke up. Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: Matthew 28:19 ESV "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Mentioned during the episode: Jeff Vanderstelt, author, speaker and coach and trainer for church planters. Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
5/8/201725 minutes, 57 seconds
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When You Don't Feel Close To God

Husbands are called to be the spiritual leaders for their family’s but when you don’t feel close to God it can be hard to be the spiritual leader that your wife and kids want you to be. Many Christian men find their relationship with Christ to be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Just as the children of Israel served God with all their heart one minute and built a golden calf to worship the next, our closeness to God at times seems to ebb and flow. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the ups and downs of a Christian man’s walk. If you are feeling far from God this episode is for you! Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Romans 3:27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. Luke 17:33 Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
5/1/201725 minutes, 49 seconds
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They're Watching

As Christian dads, we aren't trying to raise "moral" kids, we are trying to raise disciples who love Jesus. We are God’s conduit for teaching our children how to live a life pleasing to him but remember actions speak louder than words. Kids are always watching and waiting to see if our words line up with our actions. Teaching our kids is one of the most amazing and important tasks God has given us but it’s not always easy. Join Jerrad Lopes as he offers up three practical ways to point your kids to the love of Jesus through your actions. It’s time to be a more intentional disciple maker with your kids, they are watching. Host: Jerrad Lopes Connect with Dad Tired: • To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. • Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. • Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
4/24/201725 minutes, 37 seconds
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Remember These Two Things

Whatever you're doing today. Don't forget these two truths. First, whatever you find your identity in, it will fail you. As men, it’s easy for us to find our identity in our work instead of in God where it should be. No matter how good or bad you are at something, there is nothing you can do that can make God love or delight in you more. Remember you are fully known and fully loved by God. Second, all the things you hope will fulfill you, will fail you. Chase after your dreams but find satisfaction in Christ alone. Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: Matthew 3:17 "and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son,[a] with whom I am well pleased.” Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
4/17/201716 minutes, 57 seconds
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Anger is Never The First Emotion

Your family are the most important people in your life. Your love for them knows no limits. But time and time again you find yourself getting angry with them and don’t know why. The first thing to understand is anger is never the first emotion. There is always something else that triggers an angry response. There is a primary emotion that is trying to remain hidden. In this episode, Jerrad Lopes will delve into the underlying causes of anger and challenge us to look deeper. If you have struggled with anger or find yourself reacting in ways you don’t understand, you won’t want to miss this episode! Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: Proverbs 29:25 "The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe." Hebrews 13:6 "So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Matthew 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Galatians 1:10 "For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." Psalms 118:8 "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." Isaiah 51:12 “I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass," Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
4/9/201725 minutes, 56 seconds
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Walmart & Satisfaction

The biggest question that Christian parent’s ask themselves is, how do we protect our kids from the junk of this world? It’s not easy and nearly impossible to protect our children from all the junk of the world. We can set boundaries to help limit their exposure but more importantly we should take the time to teach them that temptation is sin trying to satisfy our souls in a way only Christ can. In this episode, Jerrad Lopes relays how he and his wife dealt with his young son’s experience of seeing a scantily clad woman on a magazine cover during a trip to Walmart and challenges us as fathers/husbands to create more space for Christ in our own lives by removing temptation. Host: Jerrad Lopes Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
4/2/201725 minutes, 56 seconds
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Checkbooks & Calendars

You can try and convince anyone that you are passionate about Jesus, but your checkbook and calendar always prove what you're most passionate about. What you make the center of your life, will become your treasure; what you value most. We can’t always see when we are following after things that aren’t leading us closer to Jesus but God places people in our lives to help remind us of who we are and what Jesus has done for us. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses making Christ our passion and explores ways to look objectively at our lives with the help of our God-given friends and communities. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan Free audiobook with Audible.com Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
3/27/201727 minutes, 40 seconds
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You're On The Same Team

A marriage just starting out often seem close to perfection. But as the trials of life happen and two imperfect people try and build a life together, we as husbands can lose sight of the fact that God has given us a gift in our wives. She was created to be a faithful helper, supporter and partner. Saying you’re on the same team is more than a cliché, and despite feeling at times like you're on different teams, there is a deeper reason why marriages often attract opposite personalities. In this episode, Jerrad Lopes will discuss God’s purpose for marriage and how many of us enter into marriage with the wrong premise that our wives were created to make us happy. If you find yourself struggling against your wife or have allowed bitterness to creep into your marriage, don’t miss this episode! Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: Proverbs 18:22 "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men
3/20/201731 minutes, 15 seconds
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Don't Be The Best Dad

No matter where your dad falls on the spectrum of being an engaged dad to not being present, a majority of men want to be a better dad than their fathers were. But no matter how hard we try we will never be the perfect dad. There is only one perfect dad and as a Christian man, your goal shouldn't simply be to be the best dad but to point your children to the one dad who will never let them down – God. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses God’s expectations of us and how we can best fulfill our roles as godly fathers. Host: Jerrad Lopes Mentioned during the episode: Pizza Hut Pie Tops sneakers – shoes that order pizza Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and m
3/13/201720 minutes, 47 seconds
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Get Hungry (Literally)

Can't beat an old habit? Are you finding yourself doing the same negative things over and over? Then it’s time to get hungry, literally. When Jesus went to the desert to be tempted He fasted to gain control of his flesh. We too are tempted every day. We get cut-off in traffic and our tempers get the best of us. Kids aren’t listening and we get frustrated. Too often we react in the flesh instead of allowing His spirit to be in control. Join host Jerrad Lopes as he discusses the benefits of fasting and learning to draw closer to God by denying your flesh. Host: Jerrad Lopes Scripture references: Matthew 4:1-2 "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry." Connect with Dad Tired: To subscribe on iOS, go to our iTunes page and subscribe. Leave an iTunes review, this lets us and others know what you think and increases the chance that other dads will find us. Like and Follow Dad Tired on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. Join our Dad Tired closed Facebook group for men who are trying to figure out how to be better disciples, husbands, fathers, and men.
3/6/201720 minutes, 26 seconds
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Start Dreaming

The subtle ways that churches cause us to put our walls up, and why God uses broken people.
2/27/201724 minutes, 51 seconds
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Quit Your Accountability Group

Jerrad explains why he is convinced that Christian men shouldn't be in accountability groups.
2/19/201724 minutes, 7 seconds