Smart Phones & Social Media

159 | Zach Neese on Guarding the Doors of Our Kids’ Hearts

February 4, 2021

So as I’m guarding the doors of my kids’ hearts, and I’m teaching them to guard the doors of their hearts, I’m asking questions like this, ‘What spirit is this entertaining?’ Teach them to ask, ‘what spirit is this elevating? What spirit is this welcoming?’ Because if this is a door, I get to decide who I host, who I invite, who I welcome and who I host. And everything is entertaining to some spirit.

157 | Tech Limits, Pornography and Raising Kids Who Love Jesus (Peter Haas part 3 of 3)

January 21, 2021

How to raise a kid who loves Jesus? Nightly rituals, helping them find mentors and live in community, and falling in love with God’s church.

156 | Peter Haas Rapid Fire Dad Wisdom (Part 2 of 3)

January 14, 2021

Pastor Peter Haas came to know the Lord while working as an EDM rave DJ in a nightclub. Since that day, he has traveled the world, sharing his radical conversion story and calling others to experience the same joy and power.

127 | Father’s Day Mic Flip (Jeff Zaugg)

June 25, 2020

A look at the genesis story of the past 127 weeks of dadAWESOME along with some of the backstory on Jeff Zaugg and what he has learned about fatherhood from nearly 100 dadAWESOME interviews.

111 | Media Mentor Dads (Jonathan McKee Revisited)

March 1, 2020

With over 20 years youth ministry experience, Jonathan speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. He’s the author of over twenty books including the brand new THE TEEN’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA & MOBILE DEVICES and IF I HAD A PARENTING DO OVER.

65 | The Myth of Balance (Frank Bealer)

April 14, 2019

We’re thrilled to have Frank Bealer joining us for part 2 of our Creativity Month. Frank is the Executive Director of Leadership Development at Orange / The reThink Group and CEO of Phase Family Centers. Prior to Orange he was the Family Pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte North Carolina where he oversaw family ministry at more than a dozen locations. He recently released his first book, “The Myth of Balance”.

63 | Technology Action Steps, Worshipping God Through Trials & Trusting God in the Fire (Jeff Zaugg)

March 31, 2019

We release dadAWESOME episodes every Sunday and since this month (March 2019) has 5 Sundays, this is a special bonus episode. Jeff Zaugg shares his reflections on the previous 4 episodes outlining 5 action steps to put this these insights around Screens, Smartphones and Social Media into action. Expanding beyond the technology theme, Jeff shares three stories about trials, pain and choosing to worship in a season of unanswered prayer.

62 | Walking with our Kids Towards Authenticity & Vulnerability. Screens, Smartphones & Social Media Part 4 (Jake Sullivan)

March 24, 2019

Jake Sullivan joins us for part 4 of Screens, Smartphones & Social Media. This conversation dives into his family journey of adopting three kids from Ghana, Africa and the beauty found in trusting God’s goodness. We discuss the challenges in communication skills that our kids are facing along with the power of living life along side our children.

61 | Technology isn’t the enemy. Mario Kart, making movies and more ways for families to connect (Brad Griffin)

March 17, 2019

Brad Griffin joins dadAWESOME for part 3 of our Screens, Smartphones and Social Media theme. Brad is the Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. He recently coauthored Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating our Digital World.

60 | Media Mentor Dads (Jonathan McKee)

March 10, 2019

This is the second part of our technology conversation with Jonathan McKee and we dive deep into current realities and practical action steps. If you missed part 1 of our conversation, here’s episode 59. Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books and has over 20 years youth ministry experience speaking to parents and leaders worldwide.