We are so excited to start this new adventure with you. For so long, we have prayed for a way to be more of an influence in the parents of the youth that we teach each week. I believe God has brought us to this format to help encourage, support, and resource parents.
Parenting is one of the hardest things we will ever do and our culture has magnified some of the common struggles of adolescents. This first episode unpacks our heart and direction for how this podcast will address those issues. We particularly start with a conversation about FOMO and reference a great resource, Tony Reinke’s 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You. We’ll highlight this book more in depth with a future episode, but I recommend anyone who is living in the 21st Century to read this fascinating treatise on the theology of technology. You’ll be surprised at his conclusions!
We also make the challenge to start dispelling ours and our childrens’ fears with truth. One great way is to start the daily habit of reading the Bible with your children. Again, we’ll talk about some other great ideas on this in an upcoming episode, but encourage you to start this week by daily reading the Shema prayer from Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and discuss how you as a family can do what it says.
We look forward to spending time with you each week. Our podcast will by weekly episodes releasing on Tuesday morning. Here are all the ways you can access us:
Here on our website – isthatnormal.org (click on the SUBSCRIBE at the bottom of the page)
Subscribing or downloading through iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify
Watch our smiling faces on our video format on Calvary Chapel’s Facebook page.