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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books, including the best-selling Praying the Scriptures series which helps parents pray more effectively for their children. The series includes Praying the Scriptures for Your Children, Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens and Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children. Jodie and her husband, Robert, reside in Virginia and have four grown children. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

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Trusting God With Your Adult Child

Author Jodie Berndt offers encouragement to parents who worry about their adult child and guidance for how they can entrust their child to God through prayer.

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How to Trust God With Your Adult Children

What do you do when your adult children don’t make the choices you wish they had?

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Praying for Your Teen’s Heart and Future (Part 2 of 2)

Parents often face the teen years with fear because we often don’t fully understand what struggles teens are dealing with. Jodie wants to equip parents of teens to pray with confidence about dating, peer pressure, social media, prodigals and more — using the power of God’s Word. (Part 2 of 2)

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Praying for Your Teen’s Heart and Future (Part 1 of 2)

Parents often face the teen years with fear because we often don’t fully understand what struggles teens are dealing with. Jodie wants to equip parents of teens to pray with confidence about dating, peer pressure, social media, prodigals and more — using the power of God’s Word. (Part 1 of 2)

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Best of 2023: Praying For Your Marriage is Essential (Part 2 of 2)

In this best of 2023 broadcast, Jodie Berndt encourages couples to pray for their marriages! She explains how you are responsible for your own faith, how to pray with different personalities, praying through conflict over finances, and praying the scriptures through a season of difficulty. This is a discussion you won’t want to miss! (Part 2 of 2)

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Best of 2023: Praying For Your Marriage is Essential (Part 1 of 2)

In this best of 2023 broadcast, Jodie Berndt encourages couples to pray for their marriages! She explains how you are responsible for your own faith, how to pray with different personalities, praying through conflict over finances, and praying the scriptures through a season of difficulty. This is a discussion you won’t want to miss! (Part 1 of 2)

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Praying For Your Marriage is Essential (Part 2 of 2)

Jodie Berndt adds to the Praying the Scriptures series by encouraging couples to pray for their marriages! She explains how you are responsible for your own faith, how to pray with different personalities, praying through conflict over finances, and praying the scriptures through a season of difficulty. This is a discussion you won’t want to miss! (Part 2 of 2)

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Praying For Your Marriage is Essential (Part 1 of 2)

Jodie Berndt adds to the Praying the Scriptures series by encouraging couples to pray for their marriages! She explains how you are responsible for your own faith, how to pray with different personalities, praying through conflict over finances, and praying the scriptures through a season of difficulty. This is a discussion you won’t want to miss! (Part 1 of 2)

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Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life (Part 2 of 2)

Jodie Berndt, best-selling author of the Praying the Scriptures book series, offers parents guidance for how they can more frequently and effectively pray for their children’s faith, wisdom, self-discipline, character, life purpose, and more. (Part 2 of 2)

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Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life (Part 1 of 2)

Jodie Berndt, best-selling author of the Praying the Scriptures book series, offers parents guidance for how they can more frequently and effectively pray for their children’s faith, wisdom, self-discipline, character, life purpose, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

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Why Praying for Yourself is Essential

Jodie Berndt explores what it means to “abide in Christ” from John 15. She also discusses the importance of praying for your marriage, your children, for forgiveness, for being a good friend, and why waiting on God to answer our prayers is actually a good thing.

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How Prayer Can Help You Set Boundaries with Adult Children

If your child recently moved out of the house or got married, you may be trying to navigate this new season of your relationship. John and Danny discuss ways to set healthy boundaries with your adult child.

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Parental Expectations and Agendas

Every mom and dad wants to see your child grow up to be successful. But, what do you do when your son or daughter doesn’t listen? John and Danny offer encouragement for parents whose child has gone astray.

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Do You Trust God for Your Adult Child’s Future?

Every parent wants their children to make good choices. John and Danny discuss the importance of healthy consequences whenever your teenager or adult child makes a bad choice.

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Trusting God with Your Adult Child, Part 2

Sometimes when you’re praying for your kids, you might find yourself telling God exactly how He should handle each situation, but John and Danny explain how prayers for your kids should be about God shaping them the way he wants.

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Trusting God with Your Adult Child, Part 1

Parents often play whack-a-mole. They help their teens or adult children through one problem and another pops up. John and Danny provide hope and encouragement for the whack-a-mole parent.