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Welcome to The Parenting Stuff Podcast, where we believe that no one should parent alone.

    7 - Modeling Unity

    7 - Modeling Unity

    How do we as parents model unity?

    -  Allowing second chances.

    -  Unity cannot be accomplished if people come at each other with power.

    -  Unity can’t be the goal, but unity is the byproduct of our unconditional love for each other… we need to give each other space and room to grow.

    -  Model humility because we understand we aren’t perfect.

    o  Kids know parents are not perfect.

    §  Practice ability to admit wrongs or mistakes.

    §  Apologize because our kids know we are not perfect!

    What is the challenge for family unity?

    -  Conflict:

    o  It’s everywhere, but we can prepare our family for how to navigate conflicts.

    o  We should pre-empt off-limits conversations if they can’t be managed well.

    -  Power:

    o  Power sees another’s weakness and attacks, but unconditional love sees each other’s needs and still serves.

    o  Humility allows us to listen to other perspectives. Human nature seeks to attack different perspectives.

    o  Opportunity to model love, grace, and mercy within our adult relationships.

    o  When we try to gain power by putting the other spouse down, we risk pushing our children away.

    -  Tribalism:

    o  Humans naturally align with people that make us feel safe.

    o  When we are exposed to opposing ideas or have to see people who have hurt us, that stirs up emotion.

    o  We need to recognize that we may still be processing through wounds. Be honest about those hurts.

    What are the challenges as we work this out in the body of Christ?

    -  Diversity:

    o  Do I have a diverse circle of friends or are all of my friends only agree with me?

    o  If we only agree with people that believe the same thing we do, how can we share the gospel? How can we grow spiritually? (spoiler alert – Pastor Bryan calls people cowards!)

    -  Social media:

    o  Phones are destroying our ability to engage in healthy, productive, discipling conversations because we are trying to correct other people’s thinking on social media.

    o  We should filter posts by asking:

    §  Is this Helpful?

    §  Will it bring Healing?

    §  Can it hurt people?

    How can unity in the church impact the body of Christ?

    -  Lack of unity will kill our ability to evangelize if we do not have unity within the church.

    -  John 13:34-35 – Love for OTHER CHRISTIANS

    -  John 17 – Jesus says Christian unity proves He is who he said he was.

    How do we repair the damage that has been done?

    -  Start reconnecting with Jesus followers that COVID who have accidentally or intentionally walked away from us.

    -  Start reconciliation with Jesus followers for relationships that have broken.

    -  Begin to reach beyond your normal circle of friends to help model unity and love in your home.

    We need to initiate relationships:

    1) Ask God to let the love of Jesus to compel me to fix the relationships.

    2) Ask God for the courage to fix it.

    Jesus pursued us. We will need to repent. Apologize and be the first to engage.

    • 33 min
    2: Anxiety - our kids are wrestling with it!

    2: Anxiety - our kids are wrestling with it!

    Bryan joins Chris, Jake, Tim and Wayne to talk about the very important topic of anxiety. There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at questions@parentingstuffpodcast.com

    • 33 min
    6: Moments of 2019 - Hindsight in 2020.

    6: Moments of 2019 - Hindsight in 2020.

    2019 was a HUGE year for culture in teenagers, and in this episode of the Parenting Stuff Podcast, we're taking a look! In our conversation, we talk about everything from politics, the college admission scandal, students rallying for to fight gun violence, the climate crisis, and much more. We hope we've prompted some ideas for parents to begin a conversations with their teenagers about the big events of 2019.

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    Show Notes:

    Talking Points, North Point Community Church - https://northpoint.org/messages/talking-points/one-is-the-win

    Lori Loughlin, husband's college admissions scandal trial targeted for October - https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/01/30/lori-loughlin-mossimo-giannulli-targeted-college-admissions-scandal-first-trial/4619105002/

    ‘Our friends are dying, so we march’: Students rally to fight gun violence - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/our-friends-are-dying-so-we-march-students-rally-to-fight-gun-violence/2019/03/14/f86cce94-4692-11e9-aaf8-4512a6fe3439_story.html

    Greta Thunberg - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg

    Lil Dicky - Earth (Official Music Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvuN_WvF1to&feature=youtu.be

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    There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at parentingstuffpodcast@gmail.com

    • 37 min
    5: Freedom to Fail - Failure might not have to be so painful.

    5: Freedom to Fail - Failure might not have to be so painful.

    When we think about failure, we tend to focus on the consequences, the damage, the negative side of the topic. In our conversation, we talk about the value of letting teenagers fail sometimes, teaching them to learn from their failure, and modeling failure well for them. These reframing strategies can help us capitalize on the positive parts failure.

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    Show Notes:

    How to help your kids deal with failure - https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/articles/failure

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    There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at questions@parentingstuffpodcast.com

    • 30 min
    Decoding Culture Episode 1: TikTok - Your teens are probably on it, so you should probably know about it!

    Decoding Culture Episode 1: TikTok - Your teens are probably on it, so you should probably know about it!

    This is an episode of Decoding Culture, which is a sister podcast to Parenting Stuff. Through Decoding Culture, we want to give people that care for teenagers the tools to have conversations and ask questions about the technology, social media, internet trends, movies, music, video games, pop culture, and other things that are a part of the life of your teenager so that you can better care for them.

    On this episode, Sam and Chris talk about TikTok which is a social media platform that is gaining a lot of momentum and is expected to become even more popular in the near future. In our conversation, we talk about our interaction with the platform, what TikTok actually is, why a parent might want to know that their teenager is using it, and go over some questions that you can use to begin a conversation with your teenager about TikTok. Sam also sits down with Eryn, a real live teenager, to talk about TikTok from her perspective.

    There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at questions@parentingstuffpodcast.com

    • 23 min
    4: Stress - It's different from Anxiety.

    4: Stress - It's different from Anxiety.

    Our society is under constant stress and our kids are feeling it.  Stress can be a motivator but it can also paralyze us. Join the conversation as we try to help you think through ways to help identify  stress and manage it well.

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    Show Notes:

    1 in 4 Teens Too Scared to Drive - https://www.thezebra.com/resources/research/teen-driving-fears

    Teens Stressed Over Summer - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/11/stress-teens-psychological/5266739/

    Managing Stress for a Healthy Family - https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/managing-stress

    Hurt 2.0 - buy the book

    Sleep and smart phones - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/analysis-teens-are-sleeping-less-why-smartphones

    Other Resources on Stress - http://media.focusonthefamily.com/topicinfo/stress.pdf

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    There is SO MUCH to learn, together! -- Let us know what you think! -- Email us your parenting questions at questions@parentingstuffpodcast.com

    • 32 min

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