In this week's episode, Stephanie and I talk about a college visit to Western Kentucky University, Thoughts on the new Justice League movie, and three values that have allowed us to create a home where our kid's friends want to hang out.

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In this episode of Family From The Heart, Stephanie and I talk about how we lived the first 11 years of our marriage living with the weight of massive debt. However, we also talk about how we have lived the most recent 11 years of our marriage with the freedom from any debt, except our mortgage.

Congratulations to our friend Maggie who just paid off over $31,000 in consumer debt and achieving the goal of becoming debt-free!

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In this episode, Stephanie and I share fifteen life skills we want our children to have as adults.

1. Dream Big Dreams.
2. Maintaining Freedom.
3. The Ability To Say No.
4. Good Work Ethic
5. A Great Relationship With Each Other.
6. Playing Well With Others.
7. Taking Care of Themselves. (Rest, Healthy Eating, Physical Activity)
8. Problem Solving.
9. Basic Tech Knowledge.
10. Communication / Public Speaking.
11. Sales & Marketing.
12. Managing Money. (Cash Budgeting & Saving)
13. Time Management.
14. Asking for help.
15. Positive Thinking.
16. (BONUSE) Reading!

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In this episode of Family From The Heart, Stephanie and I discuss 5 Commitments that we have made that set the foundation for a great marriage.

1. No Escape Clause.
2. No Unspoken Expectations.
3. Will Be Responsible For My Own Happiness.
4. Quality Time over Quantity Time.
5. No Record Keeping of Wrongs.

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403 – Who Do You Most Admire?

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 18, 2017

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In this episode of Family From The Heart, Stephanie and I each answer the following questions.

1. What's something you've done that surprised even you?

2. Whom do you most admire? Why?

3. If you could be any age for the rest of your life, what age would you choose? Why?

4. In what area of your life are you immature?- How often do you second-guess yourself? Why?

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402 – Pumkin Pie Season

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 11, 2017

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In this episode, Stephanie and I discuss the following:

1. Our thoughts on age.
2. We have a logo for the Free The Dream conference.
3. Stephanie’s weekend trip with Sarah.
4. Going to bed at 9pm each night.
5. Tea – Pumpkin Spice
6. Pumpkin Pie
7. Speech and Debate Team
8. Insurance

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In this episode, Stephanie and I talk about Meagan applying for college, Matthew's new driving milestone, an amazing high school homecoming experience for the whole family, a local business closing it's doors, thoughts on the tv shows, WestWorld and Outlander, and two questions from our random question generator.

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400 – Forced Family Night

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 28, 2017

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The best part of this episode of Family From The Heart starts at 38.5 minutes, when Stephanie shares why the word “FREE” or “Freedom” means so much to her. So much so, that she had the word tattooed onto her arm.

We opened the episode with some talk about entertainment, including a spoiler free review of the new Kingsman movie and Start Trek Deep Space 9.

We mentioned episode 110 of my VLOG which you can watch by clicking here.

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399 – Our 2018 Event In Franklin TN

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 21, 2017

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This week, Stephanie and I (okay, I do most of the talking) share about the live event that we are planning to host in Franklin TN on September 7-9, 2018. We also talk about the next major shift in focus of our business.

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398 – We Are Officially Cord Cutters

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 12, 2017

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In this episode of Family From The Heart, Stephanie and I will talk about some big transitions happening in our business. But first, we open up the show with a focus on “entertainment.”

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397 – This Little Piggy

by Cliff Ravenscraft on September 6, 2017

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Topics discussed in this episode of Family From The Heart.
– The Big Leap
– Time
– The Default Parent
– Soul2Soul Take 2
– Senior Pictures
– The Little Piggy
– Matthew is now 16
– Hitman’s Bodyguard
– Ravenscraft Archives

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396 – Success Principles At An Early Age

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 30, 2017

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In this week's episode, Stephanie and I discuss how our children are being influenced by the success principles that we have learned and have incorporated into our daily lives.

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395 – Back to School

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 16, 2017

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We are back after our Summer hiatus! Below are a list of topics covered in this week's episode.

– We are back, but next week, Cliff is out of town for a business trip. The next episode will be Wednesday August 30th.

– We are going to be broadcasting live on Facebook while recording Family From The Heart on Wednesdays. The live stream will be hosted via Cliff's Facebook profile at http://Facebook.com/CliffRavenscraft.

– Cliff is VLOGGING. Subscribe to his YouTube Channel.

The VLOG Featuring Stephanie's Birthday Surprise.

The VLOG featuring Q&A with Cliff & Stephanie (Tattoo Story).

The VLOG featuring Meagan.

The Family Organizer/Calendar App.

– Celebrating 21 years!

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394 – Summer Hiatus

by Cliff Ravenscraft on May 24, 2017

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To celebrate the 500th episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show (aka Podcast Answer Man), I invited a very special guest, my wife Stephanie, to join me. In this episode, we share our “Origin Story” or “Our Podcasting Journey” of how we turned something that started as a hobby into a very successful online business. We hope you enjoy!

Would you like to create an online business around your podcasting efforts? Or would you like to your existing online business to the next level? If so, we would love to invite you to join us at our Next Level Workshop hosted right here in the Next Level Studio. Click here for more information and to get registered.

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392 – Mindless Dribble

by Cliff Ravenscraft on May 10, 2017

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391 – We Are Doing It Wrong

by Cliff Ravenscraft on May 3, 2017

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When another parent heard that we are supportive of our son's passion for gaming and the aspiration of “potentially” becoming a professional gamer, that parent said “They're doing it wrong.” We had fun sharing how and why we support our son, and his dreams, in this episode.

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390 – Other People’s Moms

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 26, 2017

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389 – RESTRICTED

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 19, 2017

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388 – Rain or Shine

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 5, 2017

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387 – Stephanie’s New Theme Song

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 30, 2017

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386 Having Lunch Via Text

by Cliff Ravenscraft on March 17, 2017

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