The approval of parents affects not only how we view ourselves but also our ability to pass that approval along to our children, spouses and friends. Children of every age long for the gift of the Blessing, and the great news is that there is a clear and easy way we can bless others, even if we never received the Blessing ourselves. Today our guests will tell us about this life-changing gift that contains five biblical elements that are essential for instilling a deep sense of self-worth and unshakable emotional well-being.
It seems that our country and world are feeding on a daily diet of fear like never before. Whether it is fear of the war, fear of a failing economy, fear of the future or any number of other types of fear, we can see the anxiety and uncertainty in the news and on the faces of our loved ones. But today our guest will share how we can deal with those fears from a solid biblical foundation and find peace and rest in the midst of life's uncertain times.
John Trent, PhD, a noted speaker and author, is president of StrongFamilies.com. He and Gary Smalley have won Gold Medallion writing awards for their books The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love. Dr. Trent has also written several children’s books, including I’d Choose You! based on The Blessing and the Gold Medallion award-winning book on children’s personalities, The Treasure Tree.
Kari Trent Stageberg is the CEO of StrongFamilies, her dream job since her dad, John Trent, started the ministry in 1998. More than twenty years later, after personal faith and relationship struggles, Kari was restored and healed through the power of the Blessing. Today she is a speaker, cohosts the StrongFamilies and Live Blessed, Girl podcasts, helps nonprofits through her partnership with the Nonprofit Consulting Shop, speaks, and pursues writing through her blog, MyBelovedDaughter.com.
Dr. Gorton grew up in Arizona and earned her BA in journalism from Arizona state. After working for NBC and Fox Broadcasting, she earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. In addition to her work as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, she consults with individuals and organizations for leadership development and holds an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.