• October 31, 2016

    Intentional Parenting, Part 1A

    Principle #1 - Strong Belief in your role as a parent: There is actually a high value in you being a parent.

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  • November 1, 2016

    Intentional Parenting, Part 1B

    Principle #2 - Ongoing Affection: Healthy kids have been given a lot of affection. Kids that don’t get appropriate affection will seek it out in inappropriate ways. And our culture has a lot of opportunities for them. Principle #3 - Encouraging Words: Encouragement is like food for our soul and people around you are starving. They need that fuel. And, by the way, those of you who are older, your kids have not outgrown this.

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  • November 2, 2016

    Intentional Parenting, Part 2A

    Principle #4 - Serious Fun: When a kid can grow up in an environment of fun and laughter and play, what it does is it releases their anxiety. It actually helps diminish their fears, and it lessens their hostility and their anger. Principle #5 - Delicate Discipline: “Discipline by Choice,” a fair consequence clearly communicated ahead of time connected to the offense.

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  • November 3, 2016

    Intentional Parenting, Part 2B

    Principle #5 - Delicate Discipline: “Discipline by Choice,” a fair consequence clearly communicated ahead of time connected to the offense. Principle #6 - Activated Responsibility: Helping kids move from infantile dependence to healthy independence.

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  • November 4, 2016

    Intentional Parenting, Part 3A

    Principle #7 - Positive Memories: Memories make up the foundation of who we are. Make up traditions; capture moments; prioritize vacations; create adventures. Principle #8 - Consistent Presence: Kids would rather have your presence than your presents. Presence communicates, "You are really important to me. You are valuable. I care about you deeply."

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  • November 7, 2016

    Intentional Parenting, Part 3B

    Principle #8 - Consistent Presence: Kids would rather have your presence than your presents. Presence communicates, "You are really important to me. You are valuable. I care about you deeply." Principle #9 - Role Models: Kids possess the character of their parents. Kids need to see a dad or a mom who is aligning his/her life with the teachings of Jesus and walking with Him faithfully. Principle #10 - A Peaceful Home: Kids are in combat all day long. If you want a peace-filled home, you have got to become a peace-filled person. When you know you are dearly loved by God, then you can dearly love others.

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