It’s so easy to worry, and if you’re honest, it probably seems a little annoying when Jesus tells you to simply stop worrying (which he does). The real questions is how? We’ll look at what Jesus says the chief causes of worry are, and what to do about them.
Family life comes with decisions and challenges every day. How we see and approach our families is important, but there’s also some everyday practical stuff. How do you tackle screen time, bedtime, dating, when do they get a phone, how do you manage their behaviour - this list could go on! On this week we had a panel of parents at different phases to answer the tough questions and have a conversation about the everyday challenges, opportunities, and rhythms of family.
Statistics say that the three biggest factors in building a faith that lasts in the life of a child are the spiritual investment of a parent, the outside voices of other adults, and the opportunity for that child to find a personal mission. That’s why having a family rhythm of faith and having outside voices speaking into your family are so important. That’s why a partnership with a church is so important for every family. This week, we’re looking at exactly what that could look like for you.
The honest truth is that every family fights. Some fight hot and others fight cold. Conflict is a part of family life. Is it possible to fight in a way that honours our family and our God? What if we started to think about fighting for our family instead of with our family? What if we started to fight for the heart of our family by inspiring them by living out a faith of adventure? What would that look like?
No matter what phase your family is in, you’ve discovered one thing...though the days can feel long, the years really are short. From sleepless nights to managing screen time to an empty nest, figuring out family life isn’t easy and the truth is that every phase seems to be different. How do you thrive in the phase you are in today and be sure that you are headed in the right direction in the long-term? In this series, we’ll be talking about strategies to navigate the pressures of family, timeless principles that apply to parenting, and discover the hope that, no matter your phase of life, God may be writing a bigger story in your family than you think.