Todd Wilson | Episode 002

Don't Be a Dream Killer

episode description

Todd is the father of eight, and he’s a podcaster, author, and just an amazing guy. He has powerful advice about not being a dream killer but a dream builder in your children’s lives. Do you have dream killers in your life? Do you need help in knowing how to fan the flames of your kids’ dreams? Then make sure you join us for this episode of the Zan Tyler Podcast.

About the guest

Todd Wilson, author of Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons, is a dad, writer, podcaster, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. His articles have appeared in various magazines. Christianity Today also posts his weekly column,”The Familyman Weekly,” on their website. Todd and his wife, Debbie, along with their eight children, spend several months of the year traveling the country encouraging moms and dads. His humor, realness, and straight talk to men (and women) have become his trademark.


Things you'll learn from this episode

  • We are drawn to people who say “Go for it!” But we shy away from people who tell us why we shouldn’t do what we believe God is calling us to. They are dream killers.
  • As parents we often feel like it’s our job to kill our kids’ dumb dreams—as though, if we don’t, they’re going to do something with them. Todd teaches us how to encourage their dreams.
  • As a wife, do you want to know how to fan your husband’s dreams? Or perhaps you want to understand why you often feel the need to kill your husband’s dreams. Todd gives challenging and inspiring advice for both wives and husbands.
  • In this episode, Todd reminds us that safe living says, “I will trust God when it looks like it’s going to work out anyway.” Dangerous living says, “I will trust God when it doesn’t look like it makes any sense.”
  • Todd believes that homeschooling is one of the greatest gifts God has given his family. He reminds us to cherish the days our kids are at home. Don’t grow weary. Don’t stop. Don’t believe the dream killers. The days fly by, and one day it’s going to be over.

Mentioned in this episode

BOOK: Dream Big by Todd Wilson


At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

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