“Just wait until you get married, you’ll drive each other crazy.”

“Just wait until that baby is a toddler throwing tantrums, you’ll long for the sleepless newborn nights!”

“Just wait until your energetic third-grader is a surly teenager, you’ll crave flag football and trampoline parks.”

Sound familiar? Sometimes, when we seek advice or empathy around family life, we’re met with a cynical response that things are only going to get worse. But does that have to be the case? Or can family life be joyful in each season?

As a new year begins, many of you have written in with questions for Russell Moore about home life and relationships. From parenting to marriage to a biblical view of sex, this episode offers wisdom and insight into all things family.

Listen in for thoughtful responses from Russell and producer Ashley Hales to questions including:

  • What are some resources a mother could give her daughter whose boyfriend senses that he has a calling to become a pastor?
  • How can Christians develop a better understanding of the nature of sex and sexual ethics as they relate to practical decisions like family planning and contraception?
  • What can couples do when they start to feel like their love for each other is growing cold?
  • How can parents of impressionable, sensitive children care for them well in community environments that promote dangerous ideals like Christian nationalism?
  • What is Russell’s favorite thing about raising teenagers and young-adult children?

Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to questions@russellmoore.com.

Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at aahales.com.

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“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper
Host: Russell Moore
Producer: Ashley Hales
Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps
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Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton