Family

Anastasia Corbin Family

My Family

Jesus is the greatest joy in life. My other greatest joys in life are being a wife and a Mom. Jonathan and I have been married for 23 years. We continue to go on weekly date nights which are a lifeline for our marriage. 

We have four amazing children. Micaela is 17, Nathan is 15, Analiah is 12, and Caleb is 10. They are all very active in sports and music. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world but also one of the greatest. God has shaped and molded me in so many ways through parenting. 

Becoming an Intentional Family

Every child wants to be seen, known, and accepted for who they are. As parents, it’s our job to help our kids know they are valued and loved. Becoming an Intentional Family is a practical resource for creating a home where children feel that sense of security and belonging.

Anastasia Corbin says a family also functions as a “mini-church. “We are here to serve one another, encourage each other in our walks with the Lord, and serve together. The purpose of gathering our family is to build each other up and point us toward Jesus. What a beautiful way to represent Christ to this world.”

Designed to encourage, inspire, and equip Christian parents, Becoming an Intentional Family explores these five areas: family, marriage, parenting, home, and outreach with the goal of building a strong bond so children feel loved and valued. 

This book is a valuable guide that will help parents become intentional in successfully raising their children, and giving them the gift of time and attention that result in lasting and meaningful memories and strong relationships.

Anchored Family

Recommended Family Books

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs but one we do not have to do alone. In addition to the Bible, God has provided many resources for us.  Each of the books below has helped me in my parenting journey. 

If I Had a Parenting Do-Over: 7 Vital Changes I'd Make

If I Had a Parenting Do-Over: 7 Vital Changes I'd Make

Parents Rising by Arlene Pellicane

Parents Rising by Arlene Pellicane

Taming the Lecture Bug by Joey and Carla Link

Taming the Lecture Bug by Joey and Carla Link

No More Perfect Kids by Jill Savage and Kathy Koch

No More Perfect Kids by Jill Savage and Kathy Koch

What a Difference a Mom Makes by Kevin Leman

What a Difference a Mom Makes by Kevin Leman

Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave by Joey and Carla Link

Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave by Joey and Carla Link

Am I Messing up My Kids by Lysa TerKeurst

Am I Messing up My Kids by Lysa TerKeurst

52 Things Kids Need From a Mom

52 Things Kids Need From a Mom

Love Centered Parenting by Crystal Paine

Love Centered Parenting by Crystal Paine

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe by Sharon Jaynes

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe by Sharon Jaynes

Sheet Music by Kevin Leman

Sheet Music by Kevin Leman

A Wife's Secret to Happiness by Jen Weaver

A Wife's Secret to Happiness by Jen Weaver

Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage

Professionalizing Motherhood by Jill Savage

Celebrate Home by Angie Peters

Celebrate Home by Angie Peters

Taking Care of the Me in Mommy by Lisa Whelchel

Taking Care of the Me in Mommy by Lisa Whelchel

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel

Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel

What's it like to be Married to Me? by Linda Dillow

What's it like to be Married to Me? by Linda Dillow

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, MD

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, MD

Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner

Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell

936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting

936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

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Family Podcasts I Recommend

There are so many amazing podcasts out there. Here are just a few that I enjoy listening to. I am grateful for the ways each one has helped me to grow in my walk with the Lord and as a Wife and Mom.

Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage

Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage

When God Breaks Through

When God Breaks Through

Playfully Faithful Parenting

Playfully Faithful Parenting

Parenting Made Practical

Parenting Made Practical

Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

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