Join Yvette Hampton and Aby Rinella as they talk with Rachael Carman, homeschool mom, speaker, author, and owner of Apologia Educational Ministries, about why marriage matters, how to make it a priority, why it’s important to set a good example for your children, how to respond when things get hard (because that’s reality) and practical tips on how to have a successful and God honoring marriage. Backstage Pass members will get access to the extended portion of this episode with more tips on how to have a great marriage!
Rachael Carman had it going on—or so she thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this one-time control freak encountered God’s grace. And she encourages you to do the same!
In her books How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? and How to Have a HEART for Your Kids, Rachael challenges mothers to surrender their will and draw closer to their heavenly Father. She invites moms to join her in loving God passionately and worshiping him fully while sweeping up Cheerios, doing laundry, and planning dinner. You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as Rachael speaks of her struggles with perfectionism and impatience and shares her challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. Her honesty will surprise you, and her humor will put you at ease.
Rachael is not only a respected author but is also a sought-after speaker. She has been a speaker in over thirty states and seven countries. She has been married to her husband, Davis, since 1986. They have seven kids with whom they love to laugh. Together, their life has been a roller-coaster ride, with God at the controls. Rachael enjoys playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. She and Davis are the owners of Apologia Educational Ministries.
You can find Rachael online at www.RachaelCarman.com.
You can listen to her on the Let’s Talk Homeschool Podcast.
Excellent books on marriage:
- Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
- For Women Only, Revised and Updated Edition: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men
- The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
- Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother
Excellent movies that will encourage you in your marriage: