Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention, and Identity

Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention, and Identity

Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention, and Identity

Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention, and Identity


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No one wakes up and decides, “I’m planning to ruin my marriage, neglect my kids, and cause mistrust in my family.” Yet our personal pursuits and busyness can lead us there. In this book, marriage and leadership coaches Dr. Josh and Christi Straub show how seven core decisions can help us put what’s most important center stage in our lives.

Famous at Home is Josh and Christi’s realistic, grace-filled look at the struggles families face in a culture that competes for their time, attention, and identity. Whether you’ve found yourself putting more effort into becoming famous on stages outside the home, or your stage is the home, Famous at Home offers guidance and inspiration to help you give your family the best version of you instead of your leftovers.

Famous at Home
will help you and your spouse
  • Be on the same team—fighting for each other and not against each other
  • Stay emotionally connected even if work, distance, or busyness are in the way
  • Deeply invest in the emotional lives of your children
You really can be famous at home, showing up in intentional and meaningful ways for your biggest fans. All it takes is realizing that the greatest red carpet you’ll ever walk is through your front door.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496454867
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 682,951
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are speakers, authors, and marriage and leadership coaches. Together, they lead Famous at Home, an organization devoted to equipping leaders, organizations, military families, and churches in emotional intelligence and family wellness. They host the weekly Famous at Home podcast, lead a coaching cohort called The Leader's Heart, and have written two children's books on emotional intelligence titled What Am I Feeling? and What Do f Do with Worry? Josh is also the author of Safe House: How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, love, and Lead Well. Josh and Christi love spending time on the lake with their three sweet kids and their feisty goldendoodle, Copper.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

An Invitation to Be Famous at Home xiii

Part 1 What It Means to be Famous 1

1 Being Famous: Who Showed Up for You? 5

2 Almost Famous: What Are You Chasing? 13

3 Your Biggest Fans: What Do Your Followers Really See? 25

4 Your Biggest Adversary: What Shadows Keep You from Showing Up? 35

5 Your Significance: How Is Your Identity Guiding Your Family? 45

Part 2 An Overnight Success a Decade in the Making 57

6 Are You Willing? Fame Chases Those Who Act 61

7 What Are You Fighting For? Why Your Spouse Is Not Your Enemy 75

8 Who Are You Becoming? Why Parenting Is the Wrong Term 89

Part 3 Seven Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage 101

9 Decision 1: Change Your Mindset How to Show Up as the Best Version of You 105

10 Decision 2: Change Your Atmosphere How to Cultivate a Life-Giving Environment 121

11 Decision 3: Talk about Emotions How Emotional Safety Cultivates a Healthy Home 135

12 Decision 4: Listen to Your Spouse's Heart How 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Marriage 151

13 Decision 5: Enter Your Child's World How 20 Minutes a Day Can Fuel Your Child's Soul 167

14 Decision 6: Establish Family Rhythms How to Embrace the Moment While Living for the Decade 181

15 Decision 7: Set Values How to See Your Family as a Verb, Not a Noun 197

16 The Power of Showing Up: Your Family Mission 213

Join Us on the Journey! 223

Discussion Questions 224

Acknowledgments 228

Notes 230

About the Authors 236

What People are Saying About This

Justin Whitmel Earley

If you’re like me, you’ve wasted so much time worrying over what other people think of you, only to realize none of it matters. This book is the antidote. I now want to be famous to only five people—my wife and four sons—because that’s where fame matters and that’s where my real mission is. This book is full of vulnerable moments and good stories, but most importantly, it will change you. Go read it. Quick.

Jefferson Bethke

We want to be famous in a lot of places—at work, in society, and in our towns. But Josh and Christi show us so clearly that if we want to have a true impact—in our work, society, and towns—it starts with being famous at home. This book is clear, wise, and full of truth.

Sissy Goff

In a culture that prioritizes fame and success, our efforts to be recognized are often directed outward to the world rather than inward to our families. Then it is our families that get our tired, overwhelmed leftovers. In this book, Josh and Christi outline how to prioritize family. They offer reminders that those who too often get the least of us not only deserve but also bring out the best in us. I’m grateful for my friends Josh and Christi Straub—for their vulnerability, their passion for emotional health, and their commitment to bringing healing to families.

Candace Cameron Bure

In today’s culture, it’s too easy to find our value in what we do for a living. Josh and Christi remind us that there is something else that holds significantly more importance—our role in our families. As an actress, people may use the word famous to describe me, but I would much rather be famous at home to my four biggest, forever fans—my husband and three children. Take a dive into this purposeful book to refocus on leaving a meaningful legacy by putting your family center stage.

Jon Acuff

When Josh and Christi first mentioned the phrase “famous at home” a few years ago, I started clapping. It’s such a perfectly simple, perfectly powerful way to think about the impact you can have inside your family. I knew the moment I heard their vision for this book that it was going to be a life-changing work. I’m so glad they’re sharing this idea with more than just me over a cup of coffee in Nashville. This is a book that every parent could benefit from, and I couldn’t be a bigger fan!

Tyler Hubbard

I’m so thankful for friends like Josh and Christi and resources like Famous at Home as my wife and I navigate parenthood in such a busy season of life. We’ve become more motivated and intentional about learning how to be the best parents we can be for our three kids. This amazing book has helped us grow and educate ourselves around what it really means to be famous and what kind of fame is most important. This will be a book we read many times over the years as we continue to grow and navigate our most important responsibility and honor—being a parent.

Jamal and Natasha Miller

Famous at Home is not only timely but is also absolutely essential for anyone who desires to break the dysfunctional generational cycles they experienced growing up and ensure they are not repeated within their own family. Our friends Dr. Josh and Christi Straub not only provide a clear blueprint on how to do this but they teach it using their own lives. We highly recommend this book for those who are ready and serious about making their family a priority above all else.

John Townsend

The family is an “oven for growth” in which Mom, Dad, and their children all experience healthy ingredients such as attachment, structure, acceptance, and values. God’s design is that each person then becomes well-adjusted, loving, and competent. So often, however, parents feel conflicted, overwhelmed, and disconnected from one another, and those stresses are replicated in their children. Josh and Christi Straub have provided a tremendous resource to help parents become the successful, close, and happy family they have always wanted. Using their own vulnerable narratives, examples of people they have worked with, the latest neuroscience and research, and biblical principles, they give the reader a right-now and practical guide to starting in a new and better way.

Bob Goff

In a world obsessed with fame and fortune, Famous at Home is exactly what families should aim for—being famous to the people who matter most. Josh and Christi wonderfully articulate how you can intentionally show up for your family and navigate the roadblocks that will inevitably appear. This is the perfect book for anyone wanting to become the best version of themselves not only for themselves, but for their family.

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