Brave Parenting

Brave Parenting

We are a network of brave parents who empower & equip others to intentionally develop & train children to have strong character & integrity. We believe brave parenting is doing the right thing even when it is hard. While it seems our children would rather be raised by the internet, the truth is they need strong and courageous parents who will invest in their character. read less

Ep. 88: The Power of TikTok’s Algorithm
Jan 3 2023
Ep. 88: The Power of TikTok’s Algorithm
Just how powerful is the algorithm which determines what videos TikTok users will see? In this episode we discuss the recent push for algorithm transparency and TikTok's response. All of that to help answer the question: how does this algorithm impact us as Christians? How should Christians approach an app like TikTok for ourselves or our children with what we know about the algorithm? We look at two major areas of concern regarding the content pushed: CONSUMERISM and FAME, and what God's word has to say about this. Articles referenced: https://www.vice.com/en/article/4axmzq/tiktok-self-harm-eating-disorder-teens-algorithm https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/57833/1/demystifying-algorithm-social-media-tiktok-eating-disorder-self-harm-twitter https://blog.hootsuite.com/tiktok-algorithm/ https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/new-studies-quantify-tiktoks-growing-impact-on-culture-and-music https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/dec/15/tiktok-self-harm-study-results-every-parents-nightmare https://www.legalreader.com/tiktok-algorithms-are-exposing-preteens-to-self-harm-eds/ https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/21/22587113/tiktok-algorithm-wsj-investigation-rabbit-hole https://9to5mac.com/2022/12/20/how-tiktoks-algorithm-works/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/tiktok-popularity/ https://uxdesign.cc/i-was-on-tiktok-for-30-days-it-is-manipulative-addictive-and-harmful-to-privacy-9e25445a9122 Scriptures referenced: James 1:22 Phil 4:8-9 Luke 12:15 1 Tim 6:6-8 Phil 3:20 1 Cor 10:31 1 Tim 6:9 John 6 James 4:3 James 4:10 James 4:1-4* Psalm 139* Phil 2:1-5 *Use when discussing with children. Documentary referenced: Generation Wealth (Rated 'R')
Ep. 79: It’s Time To Do Something About Pornography
Nov 1 2022
Ep. 79: It’s Time To Do Something About Pornography
This episode is for our adult, Christian audience. Kelly and Chelsea take a biblical look at God's design for purity, what Scripture says about masturbation, and the cultural reality of online pornography's use of violence and children for the entertainment of the masses - and how this grieves God's heart. This episode will also equip every listener with at least ONE thing they can do today for the prevention and treatment of pornography use. Articles referenced in this episode: Covenant Eyes Pornhub Stats 2021 Truth in Love Podcast: Masturbation Meta-Analysis of Aggression in Pornography Children and Pornography Research Exodus Cry Pornography stats BBFC Research Pornhub Disdains Age Verification Raised on Porn Documentary Barely Legal Documentary NCOSE Dirty Dozen List: Etsy Moral Revolution Fight the New Drug Allie Beth Stuckey Ep 674 Find a Biblical Counselor Scripture References: 1 Cor 6:15-20 1 Timothy 4:1-2 Romans 11:36 Heb 4:12-14 Matthew 5:28 James 1:22 1 Corinthians 6:18 1 Corinthians 7:5 Gal. 5:22 Proverbs 6:27 Romans 2:14-15 Hebrews 3:12-14 Isaiah 6:10 Romans 12:1-2 Col 3:2 Ezekiel 36:26 Rom. 8:6 Phil. 4:7-8 2 Corinthians 7:1 Lamentations 3:22 1 John 4:9   Book Mentions: "Christ's Call to Reform the Church" by John MacArthur "Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace" by Heath Lambert "Rescue Skills: Essential Skills for Restoring the Sexually Broken" by Deepak Reju "Rescue Plan: Charting a Course to Restore Prisoners of Pornography" by Deepak Reju and Jonathon D. Holmes "The Attributes of God Vol. I" by A.W. Tozer