Mon, 9 July 2018
Teens. Toddlers. Moms.
No matter the age. We all struggle to remember (or know) the truth about who God says we are. And our position in Christ.
When we forget, we let friends, circumstances, or lies feed our souls with identity. And that takes us down the path of uncertainty, harmful activities and a broken path.
Thankfully, today’s guest, Kristen Hatton, helps “Get Your Story Straight”.
When her daughter was in 6th grade, Kristen started teaching her and a group of friends truth from the Bible. Unfortunately, there weren’t a lot of great resources available for preteens/teens. So she used notes from her husband’s sermons and wrote her own Bible study. (click here to check it out)**
In this episode, Kristen and I talk about the struggle for our kids to know how “justification” applies to daily life. (And define what ‘justification’ means).
We also chat about how to help teens navigate the challenges of social media. And Kristen vulnerably shares her daughter’s battle with an eating disorder (which began with internalizing social media posts).
Lastly, Kristen helps us start to keep communication open with our kids. So when they are teens they will keep talking. I’m in the stage with lots of little people all trying to be with me and talk to me (at the same time). But after three blinks I’ll have a home full of teen boys. The time I spend listening now will impact how much they talk to me in the future.
Very thankful for the help, perspective and wisdom from Kristen. Now I can see the teenage years as an age of opportunity not a season to be feared.
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