How You Always Meant to Parent

What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it’s obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children’s hearts transformed into Christlikeness. Brian Housman explains that parents need to look past their child’s behavior and into their child’s heart. Housman shares what he’s done at the Housman home to address such issues as lying and media usage, and he shares what he did when realized his teen son had been viewing pornography.

Brian Housman talks with parents about how to handle the moral failings of their children. Housman shares what he did when realized his teen son had been viewing pornography. View Show Notes →
Brian Housman explains that parents need to look past their child's behavior and into their child's heart. Housman shares what he's done in their home to address such issues as lying and media usage. View Show Notes →
Brian Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger parenting goal than mere obedience-to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikeness. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Brian Housman

Brian Housman has been working with parents and teens for more than 20 years. Brian speaks at many conferences, churches, schools, camps, and military bases each year. He has led student and parent programs from coast to coast as well as several international locations. He is the author of Engaging Your Teen’s World and Tech Savvy Parenting. He is the executive director of the 360 Family Conferences.

Brian and his wife, Mona, have two teenagers of their own. Besides loving and shaping their own kids, together they enjoy coaching other parents.

Shelby Abbott

Shelby is a Philadelphia-based author, podcast/radio host, public speaker, and campus minister. His passion for ministry has led him to speak at churches and college campuses all over the United States. He has authored the books DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard, What’s the Point?, Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress, Jacked, and I Am a Tool (To Help With Your Dating Life), as resources for your heart.

Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are the authors of Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage (2019) and No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality, and Discover the One Secret That Will Change Your Parenting (2021).

Additionally, they are touring speakers, as well as the radio hosts of the nationally syndicated radio show, Family Life Today. But it’s their singular passion for enriching lives through spreading the Word and wisdom of God that truly defines them.