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We all are supposed to be strangers in this world, right? Well then how is it that most of our kids look like other kids around them? Why do we resemble our culture so much? The Pairadocs discuss the importance of being aliens and parenting our kids to look/be different.
Links to information discussed in the show:
1 Peter 3
Radical by David Platt
Toe to Toe with Your Teen and Fearless Parenting by Dr Jimmy Myers
The article Jimmy mentioned:
Is It Time for Evangelicals to Strategically Withdraw from Culture?
Quotes from the Show:
Our job is not to make our children happy.
Jesus promised we would suffer.
Purposely deny ourselves and our culture.
Tell them (our children) no, not because we can't, just simply because they don't get everything we can provide them.
If we want our kids to look different, our families have to look different.
Stop the busyness.
Live below your means.
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Take a Seat on the Couch:
If this episode hits home for you. If you believe you and your family struggle with this particular area, read below for next steps for you and your family:
1. We've got to get comfortable with the idea of "different" kids. Speak to your Christian community and make a plan, together, about how to be different - and better.
2. Sit your kids down and stress the importance of looking different. Together - come up with a plan that they feel called to. It is important to have buy-in from them.
3. You lead the way. You choose to be different, yourself. Your kids need to see you putting forth effort in this area as well.
4. If you'd like more assistance in this area, contact Jimmy, Josh or one of their licensed professionals at www.timothycenter.com.