About

Crazy Cool Family

We Are

Don & Suzanne Manning

30+ years of parenting experience, 7 kids of all ages

Don is the CFO of a real estate company and serves on the elder board of Valley Creek Church, a church he and Suzanne helped start over 25 years ago.

Suzanne has invested her time as a teacher, wife, mom, homemaker, mentor, girl’s minister, speaker, writer, and most importantly an encourager to everyone she meets.

Together,

We have a passion to help families rethink the way they do family-one relationship at a time.

Fun Facts

On Our Journey

A Family of Nine People

 who love Jesus and love each other!

Our

Core Beliefs

If relationships are the key to a Crazy Cool Family, how do you become a family relationship expert? Start here with learning our 3/4/5/7 Core Beliefs? Learning these will put you on the road to your own Crazy Cool Family!

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Pursue God – We will receive from God as sons and daughters first so we can give abundantly as fathers and mothers.

Build Relationships – We will value and pursue each individual relationship in our family.

Create Culture – We will make an environment in our homes that allows everyone to thrive.

Encourage – We encourage extravagantly and criticize carefully to open up the hearts of our family.

Safe – We create a safe haven home where kids of all ages can share freely about their lives.

Discipline – We discipline not to control, but to create pathways of self-control.

Unity – God made each family member different so He could make us our best together.

Parent to God – We pursue God with all our heart, soul, and mind.

Marriage – We see the marriage relationship as a foundational relationship of the family.

Parent to Kid – We trust that God has given the most influence to us as the parents of our children!

Kid to God – We believe when you tie your child’s heart to God’s heart, the hard work of parenting becomes delightful.

Kid to Kid – We are confident siblings can and should be best friends for life.

1. I am a mighty warrior handpicked by God to bring out His best in my children.

2. Following God’s voice enables me to lead my family well.

3. Who I am determines what I do.

4. My example is far more important to my family than my instruction.

5. Home should be my favorite place in the world!

6. Teenage rebellion is not inevitable.

7. Siblings can and should be best friends for life.

Our

Core Beliefs

If relationships are the key to a Crazy Cool Family, how do you become a family relationship expert? Start here with learning our 3/4/5/7 Core Beliefs! Learning these will put you on the road to your own Crazy Cool Family!

Click toggles below to expand

Pursue God – We will receive from God as sons and daughters first so we can give abundantly as fathers and mothers.

Build Relationships – We will value and pursue each individual relationship in our family.

Create Culture – We will make an environment in our homes that allows everyone to thrive.

Encourage – We encourage extravagantly and criticize carefully to open up the hearts of our family.

Safe – We create a safe haven home where kids of all ages can share freely about their lives.

Discipline – We discipline not to control, but to create pathways of self-control.

Unity – God made each family member different so He could make us our best together.

Parent to God – We pursue God with all our heart, soul, and mind.

Marriage – We see the marriage relationship as a foundational relationship of the family.

Parent to Kid – We trust that God has given the most influence to us as the parents of our children!

Kid to God – We believe when you tie your child’s heart to God’s heart, the hard work of parenting becomes delightful.

Kid to Kid – We are confident siblings can and should be best friends for life.

1. I am a mighty warrior handpicked by God to bring out His best in my children.

2. Following God’s voice enables me to lead my family well.

3. Who I am determines what I do.

4. My example is far more important to my family than my instruction.

5. Home should be my favorite place in the world!

6. Teenage rebellion is not inevitable.

7. Siblings can and should be best friends for life.

Our Mission is to show parents how to connect the relationships in their family to Jesus and each other

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