Recommended by: Michelle Quillin, local Youth Leader

I first heard Joshua Straub speak while taking the DVD-based Teens and Families in Crisis course offered by House of Hope Rhode Island to volunteers. Since then, Joshua Straub has become one of my favorite writers and speakers on Christian parenting and marriage. He speaks and writes with authority, wisdom, and compassion on topics of interest to both parents and youth ministers. His wife, Christi, also writes for his website.

Watch Joshua’s promo video to hear him speak on the impact of technology on our lives:

Are you controlled by technology? Check out “What My iPhone Stole From Me” by Christi Straub. Christi came to the sad realization that she had become controlled by her iPhone, and was missing out on the precious and fleeting moments that should define life with our family and friends. The blog post includes a “Screen Balance Test” to see how technology is impacting your life and the life of your family.

If you want weekly encouragement and tips on marriage and family, subscribe to Joshua’s newsletter “Marriage and Parenting in the 21st Century.” You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter, as well as other social media platforms, for regular and consistent updates and advice.

So, who is Joshua Straub?

This is from Joshua’s website:

“Joshua Straub, Ph.D. is the President and Co-Founder of the Connextion Group, a company designed to build relational connections between generations. As an advocate for families and parenting in the 21st century, his passion is raising the next generation to love and relate well. Josh speaks and writes on the two key ingredients necessary for building healthy families: intentional parenting and a loving marriage. In addition to being a family and relationship coach, Josh is also the coauthor of God Attachment and The Quick Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers. He serves on the Teaching Team at Woodland Hills Family Church and is assistant professor for Liberty University Online. He wakes up each day striving to love others better, starting with his wife Christi and their son, Landon.”

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