Building Brave Families

I first learned about David Thomas and Sissy Goff when I started listening to their podcast called Raising Boys and Girls. At the time, they were doing their first podcast series on the different ages and stages for boys and girls. Once I finished the podcast series, I wanted to dive a little deeper ino the stages discussed so I ordered David’s book “Wild Things.” As a mom of three boys, I was drawn to how David addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of boys in his books and podcasts. This past spring, Women’s ministries did a book study, and I had the opportunity to read another book written by David. “Raising Emotionally Strong Boys,” points us to Christ as the model for masculinity and not tradition or culture. David encourages the reader to help boys recognize and regulate their emotions. At the same time, moms of girls had the opportunity to read one of Sissy’s books, “Raising Worry Free Girls,” This book talks about the growing anxiety in young girls and provides strategies for girls and their parents. Moms walked away knowing that there is hope that we can raise our daughters to recognize their bravery, strength, and smarts.

David and Sissy’s work is practical and applicable to the lives we live here in Houston today. Whether you have a toddler or teenager, their tools are easy to implement at any stage of parenting. In Sissy’s new book, “The Worry-Free Parent,” she recognizes the need for parents to evaluate and address their own struggles with anxiety and how it can contribute to the emotional well-being of their children.

We are so excited for to host David Thomas and Sissy Goff here at Christ the King. We would love for you to join us for our parenting conference with them on January 19 and 20, 2024. David and Sissy are counselors at Daystar Counseling Center in Nashville, hosts of the podcast Raising Boys & Girls and authors of numerous parenting books. More information on registration for the conference coming soon.
Jessica Gray
Fields & Sports Coordinator