This podcast is 'for parent by parents' as we learn together how to parent our children in the love of Christ. These podcast are honest reflections from parents, sharing their parenting skills, successes and failures.
Discover simple habits and easy-to-implement daily rhythms that will help you find meaning beyond the chaos of family life as you create a home where kids and parents alike practice how to love God and each other.
You long for tender moments with your children--but do you ever find yourself too busy to stop, make eye contact, and say something you really mean? Daily habits are powerful ways to shape the heart--but do you find yourself giving in to screen time just to get through the day? You want to parent with purpose--but do you know how to start?
Award-winning author and father of four Justin Whitmel Earley understands the tension between how you long to parent and what your daily life actually looks like. In Habits of the Household, Earley gives you the tools you need to create structure--from mealtimes to bedtimes--that free you to parent toddlers, kids, and teens with purpose. Learn how to:
- Develop a bedtime liturgy to settle your little ones and ground them in God's love
- Discover a new framework for discipline as discipleship
- Acquire simple practices for more regular and meaningful family mealtimes
- Open your eyes to the spirituality of parenting, seeing small moments as big opportunities for spiritual formation
- Develop a custom age chart for your family to more intentionally plan your shared years under the same roof
Each chapter in Habits of the Household ends with practical patterns, prayers, or liturgies that your family can put into practice right away. As you create liberating rhythms around your everyday routines, you will find your family has a greater sense of peace and purpose as your home becomes a place where, above all, you learn how to love.
Dan, along with his wife and three children have been members of Gateway since 2015. You will regularly find Dan, & sometimes one of his kids, hanging out in the sound booth on Sunday mornings. Dan currently works in the dairy industry as a ventilation and cooling specialist & has visited dairy farms all over the globe. In his down time, Dan appreciates a good book, & a hot cup of coffee. It is a well know fact that Dan can be convinced to do just about anything if you tell him there is free coffee involved.
Monica deRegt is married to Marcel and they are currently raising three teenagers. When she isn't reading books, taking online courses about the Enneagram, or out for coffee with friends, she works at her dream job as a Guidance Counselor at Abbotsford Christian Secondary School.
Shena Gorter has been married to her husband Nathan for 13 years and parenting for the last 7 years. Their children are ages 7, 5 and 2. Shena & Nathan have been attending Gateway since 2010 & have great desire to build a Biblical foundation for both themselves & their family, as they serve God & this community. Sheena is currently a stay-at-home mom, with previous elementary teaching experience, & wants to grow in learning how to develop spiritual daily habits with her family to enhance their desire to serve in His kingdom every day.