Gospel Family Life

Eric and Leslee are the parents of eight fabulous kids ranging in age from elementary to early twenties. They come to you from the crazy, loud trenches of family life. Their desire is to encourage others with the hope confidence and purpose found in the gospel with an emphasis on our identity in Christ. They will cover topics from marriage, parenting and church life to relationships, hospitality and outreach.

Marriage Podcast
Season 3

Encouragement for Parents Podcast Season 2

Talkin' 'Bout Sex

It’s a touchy topic, but in this day of sexual confusion in our society, it is so important to talk about it! Eric and Leslee address the issue straight on in this second episode of our parenting season.

Resources mentioned:

Passport to Purity by Family Life

Lady Day by Joy Moore

As always, we are here to help! Please feel free to email us: eric@uchlink.org leslee@uchlink.org

Technology Battles

No parent is exempt, technology is a beast we all need to fight. Whether we are trying to manage devices and limit screen time or we have kids begging for a phone because all their friends have on, pressure is on.

Some helpful tools:

Tech-Wise by Andy Crouch (amazon affiliate link)

My Circle (this link is a referral link for UCH) This is the program we have used in our home and been very happy with how user friendly it is!



4 Keys Every Parent Needs to Remember

This episode kicks of our season titled Encouragement for Parents.

Links to mentioned resources:

Hope for your Home

Who Are You? Series

Your Identity in Christ from A-Z printable PDF



How to Avoid Three Common Mistakes with Teens

In this episode we discuss three common mistakes we make when parenting teens and offer some encouraging words for avoiding them!

Who Are You? For Teens

Family in Worship Podcast Season 1

Family Worship with Teens

Family worship with teenagers is a different game! Leading our older kids spiritually is more important than ever as they move into adulthood. In this episode we will talk about some of the things we’ve learned through the years as well as share some resources that have helped us in this endeavor.

The maps Eric mentioned, Abingdon Bible Land Map Set with Tripod can be found at Christianbook.com

Amazon Affiliate links to the resources we mention:

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand

Seven Arrows: A 52 Week Devotional for Teens 

New Morning Mercies by Paul Tripp 

God of Creation by Jen Wilkins 

Family in Worship at Church

In this episode, we discuss family in worship on Sunday morning. We will address how to help our kids engage in the local church and take “ownership” of their part. We will also touch on some of the practicals involved in having even little kids in the church service with you. 

We mentioned this resource, Truth 78 My Church Notebook 

Family Worship, by Kerry Ptacek 

Amazon Affiliate links we mention:

These aren’t the exact sliding puzzles we have, but you get the idea;) 

The How and Why of Family Worship

In this very first podcast, Eric and Leslee talk about family worship. They will talk about the goal of family worship, the procedure and how to keep track of what you have covered as a family. This is part one in a four part season. Coming topics include: “Family Worship with Little Children”, “Family Worship with Teens” and “Family in Worship at Church”

Helpful Resources:

Real Hope for Your Home

Family Worship

The Family Together

Family Worship with Little Children

We’ve discussed the How and Why of Family Worship. In this episode we will discuss some practical suggestions for including the little ones in our family devotion time. We mentioned some article links:

Why Read the Bible with Little Kids

Practical Tips on How to do Family Worship with Littles

Amazon Affiliate links to resources mentioned:

Exploring Grace Together by, Jessica Thompson

ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt

One we forgot to mention that we love is the Jesus Storybook Bible