Tough Stuff

We gather videos, articles, and resources to help you through the TOUGH stuff that parenting throws at you.

Creation Talks: Part 1

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How do you respond when your child's science class challenges their spiritual foundation of God's creation? Be equipped and ready for these conversations that can and will come.

Do I Wait for the Storm to be Over?

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When is there a good time to step out in faith? Is it when the waters are calm? Is it when the storm is raging? The best time to step…

Hope Filled Approach to Suicide Prevention

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As we kick off National Suicide Prevention Week, I want you to hear from my good friend, Dan Adams, from Sources of Strength. Sources of Strength’s upstream approach to suicide…

Who You Are in Tough Times

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The Sin We Face

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A great message about the sin of racism from our friend, Jeff Walling, the Director of the Youth Leadership Initiative at Pepperdine University.

Speak Up With Your Kids

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My mind lies awake and restless at night—the endless posts, comments, videos and more dealing with every aspect and facet of the racial injustices pervading our country spin through my…

Let’s Be Honest

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Let’s be honest, if the recent events have not ignited an earnest time of heart check self-reflection, it’s not too late. You may have chosen to not click on the…

Can Racism Be Solved?

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Is racism a problem that can be solved? Big question! Racism is a pervasive problem that divides us and threatens to to keep us divided. How are we supposed to…

From Pandemic to Pandemonium

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We have gone from pandemic to pandemonium. Join Pastor Rick Warren and Reverend A.R. Bernard as they addressing the national consensus of outrage in response to George Floyd's murder.

Talking To Your Kids About Racism…A Conversation Between Two Friends

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Join two of our Pastors, Kurt Johnston and AC Crumbey as they share some thoughts and tips about talking to our kids about racism. They recorded this short conversation in…

Hope for Mental Health Community with Dr. J.P. Moreland, PhD

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Join Kay and Dr. J.P. Moreland as they share about anxiety. Dr. Moreland is the author of Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace.…

College Ministry Profile

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Even though your college student is technically a young adult, they are still your child. Check out these frequently addressed topics that college students are facing today so that you,…

Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Tough Stuff

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We are navigating uncharted territory with the coronavirus and the closure of virtually everything “normal” in our day-to-day…schools, sports, extracurriculars, playdates, amusement parks, stores, and church. One thing is certain,…

A Message of Hope: Our Response to COVID-19

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To learn about Saddleback’s response to COVID-19, access Pastor Rick’s message notes, and complete a Connection Card visit http://saddleback.com

Wheel of Strength

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Join Dan Adams as he shares all about the Wheel of Strength, a vital resource in the prevention of suicide.

Trusted Adults

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Dan Adams dives deeper into the critical role that trusted adults play in the prevention of suicide. Learn how you can become a trusted adult and/or enlist the support of…

Suicide Prevention with Dan Adams | Hope for Mental Health Community

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At the September Mental Health Gathering, the emphasis was on all things suicide prevention. Join Kay Warren and team as they unpack this difficult yet crucial topic of conversation.

Kids and Mental Health

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Join the October Mental Health Gathering as Kay Warren and team look at the statistics, symptoms, and hope for kids and mental health.

Supporting Children Through a Mental Health Crisis

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A parent’s worst nightmare is hearing your child is struggling with thoughts of suicide. Kelly Rosati offers practical tools that she has learned from years of lived experience in supporting…

Max McGhee: Disarming the Acting Out

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A child who is acting out can simply stress you out as a parent. In this final video in the Tuff Stuff series learn how to communicate the message to…

Max McGhee: Correcting Principles

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Correction and intervention are inevitable parts of parenting.  This can feel even more daunting when parenting a child struggling behaviorally.  In this fourth video in the Tuff Stuff series figure…

Max McGhee: Connecting Principles

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Healthy relationships are at the heart of behavioral opportunities.  Dig deeper into the root causes of behavioral issues with your child in this third video in the Tuff Stuff series.…

Max McGhee: Empowering Principles

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In the second video in the Tuff Stuff series, learn all about the attachment cycle.  Identify and implement the empowering principles to build hope, trust, and stability in your home.

Max McGhee: Introduction

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What do you do when your child is displaying some tough behavior?  Especially if your child has undergone trauma? Learn how to begin to decode the behavior in order to…

JHM Sex Talks

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Check out what the 7th & 8th graders in Junior High Ministry learned about SEX  these past two weeks in Life Groups.  And then, parents of teenagers, take the time…