There is a power in the words we use every day, throughout the day. You see the memes on social media all the time saying, “Speak Life” and while that is a strong encouragement we should heed, we need to think a little deeper about the impact our words truly have in the shaping of each our children’s personal identities as well as the family culture we are creating.
We are all leaving a legacy, whether we are intentional or not. Same goes for culture. As parents, we are creating a culture in our families, whether we are intentional or not. And that family culture impacts the legacy we leave.
Join Isaac and I as we engage more specifically on this topic of the POWER OF WORDS and the importance of INTENTIONALLY CREATING YOUR FAMILY CULTURE in our latest podcast.
This is episode #2 and it piggy-backs on our first episode where we talk about Parenting with Vision and Visioneering with Your Kids!
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Encouragement for getting the most out of our podcasts:
- Have your Bible with you as we usually share 1-3 verses or passages of Scripture.
- Bring a journal & pen to jot down important thoughts and quotes to discuss with your husband if he isn’t able to listen or watch with you.
- SUBSCRIBE. We will be releasing our podcasts on Wednesdays in the same locations every week, but it would be beneficial for you to subscribe so you don’t miss one as we will often-times be continuing teaching from the previous one and even answering questions as we get them from previous episodes.
- Watch or listen with your husband if you can. Isaac and I are doing this together so that we can EQUIP and EMPOWER COUPLES! You will have more success together!
Important Quotes & Teaching from Episode #2:
Be careful, when disciplining, to use a Biblical Vocabulary.
Call sin what it is sin, SIN.
Make sure you are not calling your kid’s names like, “naughty”.
Remember that you don’t allow your kids to call others names so you better not be a hypocrite. If you tell them they are naughty, guess what behavior you can expect?
Be purposeful in separating your child’s sin and what they DO from WHO they are. Their identity needs to be built up in Christ alone; not their performance.
Remember that if the few words you want to focus on driving with your family to create a strong culture are Biblical truths, concepts, teachings, and character qualities, YOU DO NOT NEED POSITIVE VERBAL FEEDBACK to motivate you to keep talking about it all year. You simply need to remember that it’s a matter of obedience to what God is asking of you in His Word, by His Spirit.
PRAY FOR US AND KNOW WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU:
My husband and I are engaging in a WAR and we need your prayer. We are in a battle to impact the future culture of our world through mentoring, discipling, and teaching parents what the Bible instructs parents in.
We are super excited and I am a little scared. Just being honest! Hey, I did not start Courageous Mom because I thought I was COURAGEOUS, I started it because I knew God was calling me to BE MORE COURAGEOUS.
Who else can relate?!
You should all be saying, “ME TOO!”
You are all in a battle also! You are doing Kingdom work in your homes, in your kids lives, in their friend’s lives, as you are a LIGHT for CHRIST everywhere you go through your parenting and marriage! SHINE! We are praying for you all, for all parents to RISE UP and be intentional about the family culture they cultivate, to be intentional about raising godly Christian kids who launch from their homes with a vision for living on purpose FOR GOD!
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Go TEAM BODY OF CHRIST! We are doing our part… now you do yours!