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Episode 182 – Forming Resilient Children With Holly Catterton Allen

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Parenting and raising children can be tough work. Parenting and Raising RESILIENT children is an entirely different conversation. Yet, it’s a NECESSARY conversation.

In the middle of a pandemic, with all of the challenges that we’re facing as a world, we cannot forget to lean into the issues that our children are facing and navigating. Our Host, Christopher J Harris, welcomes Dr Holly Catterton Allen, author of the book Forming Resilient Children and she herself a Mother and Grandmother, for an incredibly hopeful, engaging, and inspiring discussion around raising and rearing children in a way that empowers them to thrive. More importantly, this discussion raises the conversation to deal with healthy childhood development through spiritual formation. David Csinos, founder of Faith Forward and Associate Professor at Atlantic School of Theology said, “Forming Resilient Children is a much-needed addition to the field of children’s spirituality. Especially now, as we continue to face the ongoing effects of a once-a-century pandemic, children need adults who can help them recover from trauma, process grief, and nurture hope. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, pastor, teacher, or children’s ministry volunteer, Holly Allen’s superb research will help you understand connections between spirituality and resilience. What is more, she offers strategies and resources that you can use to foster resilience among the children that God has placed in your life.”

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About Our Host:

Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation working collaboratively with the Presiding Bishop’s Office and Administration for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. He is the Founder / CEO of, a platform helping people of color in ministry to find ministry opportunities. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.

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