Episode 5

Published on:

4th Nov 2017

2:5 - Heart Education and A Mother’s Influence with Marlene Peterson

Marlene's mission to empower mothers has been inspirational to me.  As a homeschooling mom of four young kids, I have often struggled with feeling inadequate.  It can be easy to wonder if I couldn't be more useful outside of the home. Not so.  Marlene has established a haven for mothers who are searching for empowerment and enlightenment.  Heart education is all about mothers nurturing the hearts and spirits of their children to become powerful leaders. 

Gordon B. Hinckley said, "Each day we are made increasingly aware of the fact that life is more than science and mathematics, more than history and literature. There is need for another education, without which the substance of secular learning may lead only to destruction. I refer to the education of the heart, of the conscience, of the character, of the spirit—these indefinable aspects of our personalities which determine so certainly what we are and what we do in our relationships one with another" (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, 2016).  

I highly recommend reading the rest of this chapter. The education of the heart and the spirit is the education of the whole person and cannot be neglected.  Imagine if more people had such a balanced education and could reason more from their conscience and humanity, than on intellect alone. While this episode is simply an introduction to Marlene's work, I hope you will take the time to check out the resources she has created over the course of her work.

Where to find Marlene: Motherofinfluence.org - the Delphian Course LibrariesofHope.com, WellEducatedHeart.com, Well-Educated Heart Facebook Group, momsmarchusa.com, Pinterest, Marlene's episode on heart education Marlene's episode on Delphian Course

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The Family Culture Movement
I help parents claim leadership in their homes and become the expert of their family culture.
Family Culture is all about blending your individual and collective values and norms to create an interrelated unit. Every family has a culture whether by design or by default. Most of us are unaware of our social conditioning until it is mirrored back to us by our kids. The Family Culture Movement is a show about breaking up with the dominant culture to raise a family with unwavering resilience, calling out dysfunctional patterns, and cultivating an environment of growth and trust.

Join me, Jodi Chaffee, every week with guests from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to bring you practical insights, powerful tools, and reliable resources for navigating your family culture journey with intention and compassion. We’re here to support you in implementing best practices and solutions for your family. Everything will be on the table as I discuss topics ranging from media literacy to financial literacy, normalizing sexual health to normalizing family dinners, homeschool, entrepreneurship, and much, much more.

Formerly, Our Modern Heritage: The Home & Family Culture Podcast.

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Jodi Chaffee

Jodi Chaffee is the founder of Our Modern Heritage Academy LLC where she empowers families to live more intentionally, cultivate their vision and values, and prepare their children to grow into their life's purpose and mission. You can listen to her every week on The Family Culture Movement.

Jodi is a seasoned podcaster, homeschool mom, and family culture expert. She obtained a degree in health promotion and lifespan development, and loves all things parenting, health, entrepreneurship, and homeschooling. She started studying personal development and business culture and looked for ways to apply it to her family. This resulted in a powerful framework for hacking successful cultures and applying it to families who want to redefine their family culture, live with intention, and question the status quo.