Staying Plugged In

How do we stay connected with our children and teenagers in a post-modern world? Matt has some great examples and ideas so that you are a consistent and natural presence in your youths’ lives. Welcome back to Beyond the Pew. My name is Matt Rice, and we’re continuing with our series on teens and technology. […]

Your Schedule is a Theological Statement

Howdy and welcome back to Beyond the Pew. We are out here recording in the hot sun in front of Brian high school preparing for the new school year to start as I am sure that you are as well. One thing I want to talk about as school is getting started is balance and […]

What Do You Do If Your Child Stops Going to Church


Welcome back to Beyond the Pew. Today I’m going to talk about what do we do as parents when our kids have lost interest in the faith. And one of the things that is the most powerful in my life has been something that I kind of actually started in response to this for families […]

Talking About the Faith

Welcome to Beyond the Pew. In today’s episode we’re going to talk about ways we can have conversation about the faith with our children, even when they might not be too excited about that idea.

Small Things with Great Love

My primary goal is to lead others closer to Christ through building Christocentric relationships and loving them as Christ loved us.  I strive to do this with my family, friends, coworkers, and in my ministry.  I’d love to say that this can be seen in the big and small ways of each of my interactions […]

Receiving Sacraments

Hello. Welcome to Beyond the Pew. As Easter gets closer and so many of our kids will be receiving Sacraments for the first time, whether it be Confirmation or Baptism or their First Communion, we’re going to talk about how to talk to your kids when they receive the Sacrament.

Sibling Relationships

Welcome back to Beyond the Pew. In this final talk on relationships we are going to dive into sibling relationships and how to make sure that our homes remain places of love. Our families are supposed to be schools of love or the domestic church. I don’t know about you but I know there were […]

Dating and Relationships

Hi and welcome to Beyond the Pew! Since today is Valentine’s Day, we are going to be talking about how to talk to your kids about dating and relationships. There is so much in this topic to talk about that I know we’re not going to get through everything, but hopefully we can touch on […]

Intro to Christmas

Hello, and welcome to Beyond the Pew! Christmas is here and many of us are very busy! We all have wonderful Christmas traditions, but in the midst of all the craziness and busyness we tend to forget what Christmas is really about. Christmas is really more than just about a birth.

Can Jesus Really Love Me?

Alright Mom and Dad, so today we’re talking about the lie or the misconception of “Jesus doesn’t want me.” Whether or not you’ve felt this before, but I’m willing to bet you have (all of us have), I guarantee your kids have felt this or are feeling this. Especially in the middle school years when their […]