September 15th, 2014

Slowing Down, Part 2

On this episode, Phil and Dave continue their discussion about slowing down. One of the ways that they suggest to slow down is to take a break from technology and to focus on where you are and who you are with.

September 8th, 2014

Slowing Down

This week Dave and Phil talk about the importance of slowing down and making a conscious decision about what we want our priorities to be. They also discuss the need to have a willingness to say ‘no’ to certain things, because saying ‘yes’ inevitably means that you will be saying ‘no’ to all the other things that you could have been doing during that time.

September 1st, 2014

Why We Hurt Those We Love

On this episode, Phil and Dave talk about why we tend to hurt people we love so easily and what we can do to be more aware of our loved ones’ feelings before saying or doing something that might hurt them.

August 25th, 2014

Trafficking in the US

On this week’s show Phil and Dave discuss the problem of sex trafficking here in the United States. They also talk about ways that you can help your kids to protect themselves from this growing problem, such as getting to know their friends, especially people they are dating, and making sure that they are people who can be trusted.

August 18th, 2014

Signs of a Troubled Teen

On this episode, Phil and Dave discuss some signs to look out for that could indicate that your child is struggling. One of the biggest indicators that they talk about is if you see a major change in your child’s mood or behavior, such as dropping grades, quitting sports, or showing an outright disrespect towards you or other adults. Issues such as these can sometimes indicate more than just normal teenage rebellion and may need to be given more attention

August 12th, 2014

C.A.R.E. 18 LA Event, August 19, 2014

The Barnabas Group Los Angeles (business and ministry-minded leaders leveraging resources for common good) is hosting a special event on August 19, 2014 at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach, CA. This free event will bring insight to how sex trafficking is impacting our community’s children and how we can effect significant change through an 18-month collaborative called C.A.R.E. 18 LA (Communication, Advocacy, Recovery and Engagement for minors under 18) led by the LA Barnabas Group, City Net, Bedrock Creek along with subject matter experts and organizations.

Join us along with:

Lt. Andre Dawson – LAPD Human Trafficking Unit Lead, Supervisor FBI Child Exploitation Task Force
Rev. Dr Brook Bello – Survivor, Nationally Recognized Advocate for Trafficked Children
Harmony Dust, MSW – Founder/Executive Director of Treasures Ministries
And more…

We invite you to partner with and learn from law enforcement, government, service providers as well as business, faith and grass-root leaders with the goal of ending modern day slavery here locally.

If you would like to attend, or want more information, please visit

August 11th, 2014

Handling Failure

This week, Phil and Dave talk about failure and the importance of being able to handle failure as well as recover from it. The also discuss the fact that failure is an important part of life and that children should be taught not to be discouraged by failure, but to use it as motivation to do better next time.

August 4th, 2014

What People Say vs What They Mean

Research has shown that only 7% of communication is verbal, while 55% is nonverbal. This week, Phil and Dave talk about the real meaning behind different words and phrases that kids, and even adults, will commonly use and how to best respond to them.

July 28th, 2014

Self Control Part 2

On this week’s show, Phil and Dave continue their discussion about the importance of having self control. One major aspect that they talk about is anger and having the self control to take a break from a situation before getting angry. They also discuss the fact that anger is oftentimes a secondary emotion that is a result of a primary emotion, such as hurt or embarrassment, and that it is important to deal with the primary emotion instead of jumping straight to the secondary emotion of being angry.

July 21st, 2014

Self Control Part 1

On this episode, Phil and Dave discuss the importance of having self control. They will also talk about ways in which you can promote self control in your children.