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The Empowered Parent Podcast with Racquel Brown

The Empowered Parent Podcast with Racquel Brown

By Racquel Brown
This podcast is hosted by parent coach, speaker and minister, Racquel Brown. The goal is simple: to empower and equip parents with Christian tools, strategies and resources to help them boost their capacity and maximize their parenting potential.
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Season 2 Finale: A Prayer for Parents
Season Two has affirmed, challenged, and encouraged parents to be even more intentional in how they navigate their parenting journey. Listen to this final episode - a special prayer for you - and allow Holy Spirit to speak to your spirit as you reflect on your children, your family, and your role as a parent. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
07:57
June 26, 2021
Roots Grow First
When plants grow, the roots always grow first. The roots of the plant serve a specific purpose that is imperative to the plant's ability to grow and flourish. In this episode, I unpack the purpose of roots in the natural and make connections to the spiritual development of children. Through this analogy, you will learn the importance of nurturing a strong, biblical foundation in children that will empower them to stand firm in their faith, bear fruit in their character, and equip them to share their beliefs. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
19:22
May 27, 2021
Family Devotions
Parents often struggle with finding the time to fit everything in. Work, extracurriculars, time with family and friends, all of these activities leave our plates overfilled. Many times within the busyness of life, carving out consistent time for family devotions is a real challenge. We struggle with finding the time, knowing how to start, and figuring out what to say! This episode will realign your thinking about the "why" and "how" of family devotions while inspiring you to implement this critical component of family life. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
18:35
May 20, 2021
The Power of the Pen
Journaling. I know, I know the thought of writing and journaling causes many parents anxiety and stress! But what if I told you that journaling can be the difference that makes the difference for your child? What if I told you that journaling is more than documenting your life, but it can be used as a tool to deepen your connection to your children and Holy Spirit. In this episode, I explore these ideas and equip you with another tool to empower you on your parenting journey. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
24:55
May 14, 2021
Mining Diamonds Part 4/4: The Colour
This is the final segment of a four-part series called Mining Diamonds. In this series, I use the analogy of mining diamonds to highlight four important elements of parenting. This fourth episode focuses on the diamond's colour to explore how parents can foster more than just sexual purity in their children.  Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
22:53
December 17, 2020
Mining Diamonds Part 3/4: The Clarity
This is part three of a four-part series called Mining Diamonds. In this series, I use the analogy of mining diamonds to highlight four important elements of parenting. This third episode focuses on the diamond's clarity to explore the power that comes from sharing your testimony with your children as a tool to not only guide them but to model authenticity and vulnerability. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
18:60
December 14, 2020
Mining Diamonds Part 2/4: The Carat
This is Part Two of a four-part series called Mining Diamonds. In this series, I use the analogy of mining diamonds to highlight four important elements of parenting. This second episode focuses on the diamond's carat to explore a parent's calling to guide their children into using their education, finances, and gifts towards leaving a "legacy level" impact on this world. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
14:43
December 10, 2020
Mining Diamonds Part 1/4: The Cut
This is Part One of a four-part series called Mining Diamonds. In this series, I use the analogy of mining diamonds to highlight four important elements of parenting. This first episode focuses on the diamond's cut to explore the different people we allow to have access to our children and the impact they have on their growth and success. Let's Connect: empowerandequip.ca
15:10
December 7, 2020
Praying for the Prodigal
As Christian parents, we have a desire for our children to follow Christ. But what happens when this is not our reality? What do we do when our children choose a life that does not align with God's word? Listen in for some advice and encouragement for parents who are concerned for their children who are not following Christ.  Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
15:59
December 3, 2020
Calm Down, Relax, and Breathe
Covid- 19 has brought on a whole new set of stresses that, if we are not careful, can overwhelm us and leave us feeling depleted. Parents, listen in as I share three ways that we can regain and maintain control as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.  Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
20:12
October 26, 2020
Season Finale: A Prayer for Parents + Caring Adults
There is power in prayer. Listen as Racquel wraps up this first season by offering up a powerful prayer where she covers, encourages, and affirms parents.  Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
08:57
September 1, 2020
Feeding the Fire of Faith
This episode was recorded in 2016 as a voice note on my phone. My daughter had just returned from a camping trip and was sharing with me an experience that she had building a fire. After she shared, I took out my phone and recorded this reflection on how this act of building a fire was the perfect metaphor for the responsibilities that come with the decision to be a godly parent and the role we play in setting expectations for their spiritual growth and development. Let's connect: empowerandequip.ca
16:09
August 25, 2020
Maximizing Your Village
Soccer, basketball, dance, swimming...many parents have their children involved in some sort of extracurricular activity.  The caring adults who lead these programs should be active participators in your child's life. Listen as Racquel talks about how parents can maximize these relationships so that they see consistent growth in their child's lives. LET'S CONNECT: empowerandequip.ca
13:50
August 17, 2020
Where is the Church?
It is often said, "It is not the church's job to teach kids about faith; that is the parent's responsibility." Although there is some truth to this, the church does play a huge role in supporting parents as they raise their families. This episode challenges church leaders to audit their programs and parents to hold churches accountable to their role in the community. LET'S CONNECT: empowerandequip.ca
12:26
August 12, 2020
The Power of Intercession
Parents are called to pray for their children. In this episode, we push deeper past prayer into the area of intercession and understand how deep relationships with our children can increase our passion, consistency and focus of our prayers. LET'S CONNECT: empowerandequip.ca
16:50
August 3, 2020
The Gift of Time
This episode focuses on the difference between spending time with our children vs. investing time in our children. I discuss the importance of quality time as the foundation for healthy parent-child relationships and give insights into how "time" is used during the three phases of parenting. LET'S CONNECT: empowerandequip.ca
16:60
July 27, 2020
Establishing Order
We all desire to live a balanced family life; but is this really God's plan for us? In this episode, we are exchanging the concept of balance for the principle of order. Using a biblical framework, parents are challenged to rethink the way that we structure our daily lives and how this impacts our ability to parent through a lens of faith. LET'S CONNECT: empowerandequip.ca
16:56
July 20, 2020
Making Screen Time E.A.S.Y.
Managing screen time is usually an area of great stress and concern for parents. How much time should be allowed on devices? How can I monitor what my children/teens are watching? In this episode, Racquel offers a new way to understand screen time that can remove some of the stress from parents while empowering our children and youth.
10:30
July 13, 2020
Debut Episode!
This is the debut episode for my podcast, The Empowered Parent. Listen as I unpack Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and explain God's expectation for Christian parents and the motivation behind this podcast and, the ministry, Empower & Equip. Website: empowerandequip.ca
09:53
June 29, 2020
SPIRIT over FLESH
Racquel explores the impact that parents have on their children's spiritual appetite and cravings. She also describes what actions parents can take to increase their influence in shaping the spiritual development of their child.
15:22
June 9, 2020