Crazy Cool Family

Crazy Cool Family

Hosted by: Don and Suzanne Manning

Want home to be your favorite place in the world? Want to see siblings get along like best friends? Want to send your kid off to college with hope instead of fear? At Crazy Cool Family, we can help you answer all of...


Part 5: How Is Jesus Better Than the World?

Season #2 Episode #97

Wrapping up our podcast series on introducing our kids to the real Jesus we end with asking the question: How is Jesus better than the world?  He is the answer to all of life’s issues.  We shared the contrast of the...
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Part 4: Why Follow Jesus?

Season #2 Episode #96

In this podcast, we talk about why we follow Jesus. We share that there are two simple reasons to follow Jesus: 1. Because he gives us the best life now and he gives us the best life forever. 2. Jesus is life-giving...
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Part 3: Where is Jesus?

Season #2 Episode #95

How do you explain to your kids that Jesus lives in our hearts? Don and Suzanne explore how God defines the heart and how Jesus lives inside our hearts where he can be our friend and shape our deepest...
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Part 2: What Has Jesus Done for You?

Season #2 Episode #94

Does your family understand the gift Jesus gave us? In this podcast, we talk about what Jesus has done for us and how it gives us identity. We talked through Ephesians 1 and highlighted the gifts God gives us to build...
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Part 1: Who is Jesus?

Season #2 Episode #93

We are starting a podcast series for December called Introducing Our Kids to the Real Jesus. Each week we are going to answer a question about Jesus.  Today:Who is Jesus? Then:What has Jesus done for you? Where is...
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Blessings to Say Over Your Family

Season #2 Episode #92

How can we use our words to bring heaven to earth? We have been talking about the power of our words in this month’s podcast series, and we saved the best for last. Blessing others.   Crazy Cool Resources: CCF...
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How to Build Gratefulness in Your Kids

Season #2 Episode #91

When was the last time your kids told you "thank you"??  If you can't remember then maybe it is time to re-up on the value of gratefulness.  This may surprise you (or not if you have kids who can talk) but kids are...
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The Power of Encouragement - Featuring Michael Manning

Season #2 Episode #90

Do your kids respond well to encouragement or criticism? We invited Michael, our 5th child and oldest son onto today's episode to share how encouragement has marked his life.  He is a man of few words (unless you get...
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The Power of a Parent's Words

Season #2 Episode #89

If words have the power to create life or death, then how much more power do your words have as parents?  We believe God handpicked you to be your kid's parents. Your words have weight. How you choose to use them will...
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Creating Willing Obedience in Your Kids

Season #2 Episode #88

How do we create willing obedience in our kids? Does it matter?  What's the difference between willing obedience and regular obedience?  We unpack all these questions and give you vision for connection based obedience...
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How to Raise Kids Who Respect Their Parents

Season #2 Episode #87

How do you get your children to respect you? What does that look like when they are 5, 15, or 25? Seriously though, as parents you can and should communicate the expectation of respect from your kids, but it’s not...
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How to Earn the Respect You Truly Want From Your Kids

Season #2 Episode #86

We are constantly asked "How do I get my kids to respect me?" What if it's not about respect... what if your kids are looking to give you something completely different? Today we want to go deeper into the concept of...
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