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Lead Your Family Relationships with Monica Swanson

Monica Swanson knows what it means to be intentional in relationships at home. She makes decisions with the end goal in mind.

She wants kids who love God, like each other, and are helpful by default. Those end goals shape their daily rhythms, how they talk to each other, and even their vacations.

We dive right into the Lead Your Life series talking about family relationships because if ever there was a place where we need some intention, it’s with those right around us.

Monica comes to us from the Aloha state. A mom to four sons who are growing and leaving home, she is able to look back a bit and evaluate what helped their family get where it is today.

There was intentional time together, both as a family, but also with siblings. Their family culture didn’t just happen, she and her husband Dave made decisions on purpose.

Whether you have mental roadblocks to making some changes at home or logistical ones, Monica gives us the pep talk we need to face what might be holding us back from leading our families in the way we want them to go.

This is a part practical, part inspirational conversation that you don’t want to miss.

Sometimes the things that matter most to us, get our leftover attention. By leftover we mean the time we have left after all of the pressing things are taken care of.

The people in our homes deserve our intentional best. Monica gives us some practical next steps to lead our family relationships. And as we say on the episode, we KNOW she lives what she teaches. She gets us. She knows what it’s like to lead a family with intention.

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Connect with Monica

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A few things mentioned

Monica’s new book Raising Amazing: Bringing Up Kids Who Love God, Like Their Family, And Do The Dishes Without Being Asked


Spicy Uno

The latest research on girls and anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation

Our 24 Family Ways: A Family Devotional Guide by Clay Clarkson

Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family by Ruth Chou Simons

Krista’s coaching services

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