Every family is hurting, and the wounds that come from our relatives can be deeper than all others. Conflict within a family can range from daily frictions and annoyances to rage and hatred and eventually estrangement. We want things to be different but have no idea where to start. Our guest believes reconciliation is at the heart of the gospel--reconciliation with God and one another. Join us to learn specific steps you can take in your relationships with your family members to pursue peace and healing in your homes.
Every human has five core needs, and if you're going to thrive, these needs must be met in healthy ways—primarily through God. Join us to learn what they are and how you can develop beliefs and skills so they're met and you become whole, content, and at peace. Discover how your unmet needs are an invitation from God.
Rob Rienow(DMin, Gordon-Conwell) sees his most important ministry as loving his wife, Amy, and partnering with her to help their seven children follow God. In 2011, Rob and Amy launched Visionary Family Ministries, whose mission is to build the church through a global reformation of family discipleship. Through their conferences, seminars, and resources they seek to equip and encourage parents, couples, families, and church leaders around the world. Rob has served as a pastor and church planter and speaks at national and international conferences, including D6, as well as on national radio. He and Amy have written several books on family relationships, including Visionary Parenting and Visionary Marriage.
Dr. Kathy Koch is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., a Christian ministry based in Fort Worth, Texas. She is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in over 25 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. She also blogs regularly at www.DrKathyKoch.com.Dr. Kathy coauthored with Jill Savage, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids For Who They Are, helps parents understand why they must get to know their children to parent them wisely. 8 Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child's Intelligences helps parents understand their children's learning strengths. Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life provides a solution-focused, enriching approach to real problems. Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World, helps parents make sense and respond to screen time that is rapidly replacing family time, especially among teens.Dr. Kathy earned a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a teacher of second graders, a middle school coach, and a school board member prior to becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991.