Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker’s writings have inspired countless readers to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement. In addition to being the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living, Joshua is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Simplify, The More of Less and Clutterfree With Kids. He has contributed to TIME Magazine, Christianity Today and Forbes Magazine, and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News. Joshua is also the founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans.

Becoming a Clutter-Free Family, Part 4

John and Danny show how kids need to learn how to be content with what they have because when parents give them everything they want, often that stuff just adds to clutter around the house.

Becoming a Clutter-Free Family, Part 3

When it’s time to clean out the house, we might think we need to start with the kids’ rooms first, but John and Danny say we can’t only point the finger at the kids for having too much stuff, because most of their belongings come from us parents.

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Becoming A Clutter-Free Family, Part 1

Having a lot of stuff could actually be cutting into your quality time your kids. Featuring Joshua Becker. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.

Becoming a Clutter-Free Family

Joshua Becker discusses the benefits a family can experience if they reduce the amount of “stuff” they have and simplify their lives. He addresses parents in particular, explaining how they can set healthy boundaries on how much stuff their kids have, and establish new habits regarding the possession of toys, clothes, artwork, gifts and more.

Simplifying Life, Living More Fully

Joshua Becker, author of The More of Less, explains why materialism does not lead to happiness and how greater joy can actually be found through minimizing possessions. He offers practical suggestions for decluttering your life and defeating consumerism through generosity and gratitude.

When Clutter Is an Obstacle to Marital Unity

It is not uncommon for one spouse to have a propensity toward hanging on to things while the other is quick to get rid of nonessentials. How do you handle that debate in a healthy manner?

Work: The Payoff Beyond the Paycheck

We work hard to provide for our families and to model a strong work ethic. Our kids see our dedication, but do they know what we’re working for?