First Aid for Families, Junior High Ministry Podcast

Katie Edwards described the junior high years with her kids as one of the best times with her student. She is joined by Brandon Robinson and Matt Heer to talk about having a sense of humor and enjoying this time of rapid development of your junior high student. Also talked about were emotional development, the mind’s transition from abstract to concrete and moments to be present with your student… car rides, dinner time, moments before bed and others. Great wisdom is shared in this special episode. More resources:… for additional tools for a better response.…… To tell a friend about Doable Discipleship or share it on your social media, use For more resources to help you grow, visit or email


  • Chris Reed | Pastor to Parents | Saddleback Church

    Chris married his beautiful bride, Tina, in 1990. They have three wonderful adult children, Jacob, Kaylee, and Macie Joy. Chris began pastoring at a church in Los Angeles in 1995 where he was the Children’s and Student Pastor. He was the Executive Pastor of Student Ministries at John Maxwell's church in South Florida before he came to Saddleback in 2008 as our Pastor to 20s/30s. He has since served as Pastor to Singles and Pastor to Marriages. He is currently our Pastor to Parents leading the charge for all things Parents Ministry at Saddleback. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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