Part 2: Help Your Kids Overcome Disappointment

Parentingpathway Podcast Part 2:Overcoming Disappointment

In this Parenting Pathway Podcast Part 2, Pastor Dave Carl and Student Ministry Pastor Nathan Kocurek  talk about all the losses and disappointments our children are facing in this COVID-19 world. They focus on the steps to helping our children move through their loss experience, recognize the validity of their feelings and embrace their feelings without becoming victims of their circumstances. 

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Help Your Kids Overcome Disappointment

In the Parenting Pathway Podcast Part 1, Pastor Dave Carl invites Student Ministry Pastor Nathan Kocurek to talk about the all the loss and disappointments our children are facing as a new and very different school year is approaching. How we train our kids to respond in the face of such adversity will have a big impact on the adults they will become. Since the goal is to teach resilience, we discuss how to step into their lives in such a way that does not bring shame upon their feelings, but encourages children to grow as a result of their experiences.

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Five Ways to Overcome Decision Fatigue

Decision fatigue is the deterioration of our ability to make decisions after a long season of decision making. In other words, the more decisions you need to make, the worse you are going to be at weighing all the options and discerning God’s leading in your life. You daily wrestle with balancing working at home, changes in household income, worry about your kids amount of screen time, and even making time for your spouse. There are a whole host of life issues big and small you are trying to balance. None of us prepared for the onslaught of daily decision we are now facing. It can be frustrating to be paralyzed by even the simplest of decisions.  This week we want to encourage you with Five suggestions to overcome Decision Fatigue.

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Making Time for Your Marriage

In a pandemic world where the house is full of people and time seems short, finding a lot of extra time for our marriage can seem a rather challenging goal. David and Jamie Ake, leaders of Stonebriar’s Marriage Ministries and The Rooted Marriage online community, share with us some ideas to make time and space to grow and encourage your marriage, even when the days seem long and crowded.

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