The Parenting Dare
By Lori and Eric Doerneman: Mother and Son Duo
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I love my life. Becoming a wife/mother has been the absolute second best part of my life. (My faith life is first, sorry, husband and kids.) I have eight kids, yes, EIGHT. And yes, we are Catholic. People always ask if having a big family has been crazy, chaotic, or difficult. Well, yes, of course. But those things no longer concern me. What concerns me is how every single person in our culture, including myself, my husband and our children, has been tempted away from their best self. Going along with our culture is not living. Nor is it life-giving. I am too old to pretend that I have it all together. I am (finally) too wise to think I can do it all myself. That’s what “The Parenting Dare” is about: entering into the messy, the nitty, the gritty, and the beautiful. It’s about surrendering what we thought our family life would be like so we could receive the higher gifts that God has prepared for us. Some of those gifts are about becoming and being: JOYFUL PROACTIVE AUTHENTIC INTENTIONAL ACCEPTING FAITHFUL DARING Most of these podcasts will also posted in normal blog (with pictures!) format found at www.theparentingdare.com/blog. Please follow us on either platform! I say “US” because my oldest son Eric is my partner on this mission He is the tech side of this whole operation. If you ever hear a voice in the background, it is his. What surprises me most about this particular kid of mine: he can write. He has an engineering degree AND he can write. Weird, I know. He will guest blog/podcast occasionally, so you can look forward to his unique perspective. Eric is always pushing me out of my comfort zone and he is the one that suggested I move my beloved three-year old blog, “Prayer and Duct Tape” to The Parenting Dare site AND create a podcast to go with it. At first I thought he was delusional. But over time, I realized that playing small (even though it was nice and safe and warm and yummy) was not really serving God in this realm. Learn more about our mission. It’s a big one. If you love it, share it. Thank you for your beautiful support. We appreciate you.
||CleanAdvent Challenge 2018 - Week TWO||Just wanted you to know that I love you! Thanks for listening :)||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvent Challenge 2018 - Week ONE||Welcome to Week One of the Advent Challenge, a simple way to get closer to Jesus this season. As I sat with this topic, I thought I would just write a little bit and be done with it and go onto something else. Um, that’s not what happened. As I...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo You Need an Advent Challenge?||Hi hi! The Christmas season is upon us. If you are like me, you are busy. Very busy. Or at least that's what I tell myself. Have you ever had Christmas Eve arrive and realize that you had not really ENTERED into the true reason for the holiday season?..||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSugar. Do you ever eat too much?||Understanding the Why||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Sugar Addiction A Real Thing?||Hi Hi! My entire focus of my life is freedom in Christ. I believe that’s why you and I were created: so we could fulfill HIS mission for us. In today’s show I will bring you inside my very private thought life. As you listen, I invite you to think..||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Why are you going after the low hanging fruit?"||Oh my stars. So, a child of mine made me a bit crazy the other day. If she would just follow my way I knew she would have a perfect life. God used that situation to teach this mama a lesson.||11/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Victorian Home||Have you ever wondered how to love and give your heart to others without getting drained? I struggled to find that balance for years. Then I sought counsel and was able to structure my inner world in a way that gave me clear boundaries. I am not...||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill the Catholic Church Survive? ft. Russ!||Please share this episode with a priest friend or seminarian!! Here’s the deal. Take authority, in the name of Jesus, over Satan. “I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prodigal God||The other day I asked my son Matthew if I could share the story of The Prodigal God with him. He said yes... It was more like... 'surrre mom' I think he yawned, too. After I got done telling him this story, he looked at me and said, “Wow, that was...||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTogether We Are Stronger||Hi Hi, This year has been... oh how should I say this... It's been amazing. My relationship with my God has been completely and utterly reinvigorated! My eyes are 51 years old and I need reading glasses to see my phone screen but I have a received new..||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy New Conversion||Hello there! I've been Catholic for... ever. But earlier this year I realized that I had a lot of mistrust of God the Father. That troubled me and so I prayed to Jesus, asking Him to show me the Love of His Father. My prayer was answered BIG-TIME and..||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Transforming Power of Radical Love||Hello Dearest Listener, I have been ABSOLUTELY LOVING getting to know this world of podcasting. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am. Today's episode is split it into two parts. In the first part I really wanted to sort of clear the...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel's Spiritual Journey||I love love love my daughter Rachel. She is an incredible force for good in this world. There were many ups and downs that went into our journey, mom and daughter. Hope you love this podcast! Please share with your mommy friends!! Check out The...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing... The Daughter Dare (2018)||“So, what’s easier, raising girls or boys?” That question always makes me chuckle. As a mother of five sons and three daughters, I can say with total confidence that females and males handle LIFE differently. I created a shorter video course...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Daughter Deserves the BEST Version of You||I am alone on this episode! Usually I have Eric sitting in the background yelling things every now and then but he is gone... for a little bit. This episode is all about doing those things that you need so that you can be your best self. I want...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Whole Story - Eric's Side||Today, Lori and Eric switch roles after Episode 3! It's Lori's turn to grill (interview) her 25 year old son on his path that lead towards creating The Parenting Dare. Never once did Lori think she would be business partners with her son, she was only..||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Whole Story - Lori's Side||Today, Eric interviews Lori on what lead her down the path of life to create The Parenting Dare. Hmmm... interview is a strong word. Let's say he just guides the conversation. Yes. Lori and Eric are the co-creators but they each have a unique...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy People (Summer 2018)||If we're going to get to know each other, I must introduce you to my people! They often take center stage in most of my writing. My Russell, Eric Scott, Rachel Nicole, Mitchell Paul, Matthew Edward, Malaysia Marie, Bridget Therese, Thomas Joseph, and...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Mom, You Should Start a Podcast"||Here we go! Episode 1. Eric is always pushing me and challenging me in new ways but this.... starting an actual podcast.... has been one of my most uncomfortable ones. He never stopped poking and prodding, similar to when he wanted me to start a blog...||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
In the trenches!
Lori has fought the good fight in the trenches of parenting, with 8 children. She shares the joys and the struggles, eternal perspective and the nitty gritty. Be prepared to laugh and receive practical application and inspiration.
Exactly what all parents need
Lori and Eric are so authentic and engaging. This is what every parent NEEDS and had no idea they needed it. I have The Parenting Dare program and have learned more than I could have imagined. It has opened up my eyes to the truth and helped me take off the rose colored glasses and love my sweet babies way more authentically! You want this and need this if you are a parent and really, even if you’re not! It is knowledge that everyone should know! This has even helped my marriage go to depths I never knew possible! Thank you Lori and Eric for your incredible mission!!