What does Spring have in store for your parenting? What does God want to teach us about life and godliness? Join AMBrewster as he puts a cap on Season 9, introduces Season 10, and challenges us with biblical change.
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We’re going to do something a little different today, and it won’t take long, so I hope you’ll stick with us for the next few minutes.
Today is the last day of Season 9; we just finished a series, but instead of tossing in another topic before starting our next series or starting that series early, I thought it would be helpful to give you an overview of what’s coming in Season 10. It’s an overview of some of the ways God wants to mature our parenting this year.
If you’re new to TLP, we have four three-month seasons a year, and we try to have an overall, loosely based theme for each season.
If you have’t taken this journey with us from the beginning, you really should. I know what it’s like to start listening to a new podcast and imagine that simply listening to the new episodes coming out each week would be too much . . . let alone going back and listening to their catalog of archived episodes.
But let me give you a few reasons to reconsider that approach when it comes to Truth.Love.Parent.
Those are just some good reasons to go back to our Pilot season and listen with us from the beginning.
So, let me give you a quick overview of the Season Topics before I tell you all about Season 10.
Of course, each of those seasons had many more topics and episodes I didn’t mention, but I hope that either wets your appetite or reminds you of the amazing truths learned.
And the nice thing is that you can go back any time you want to access that free content and brush up on that facet of your home life.
So, now, let’s talk about Season 10 and then be done for today.
I definitely have seen a pattern developing in our topics. One season will revolve around the application of deep doctrinal issues, and the following season will focus on a collection of functional items.
For example, Season 9 dealt primarily with the doctrine of change in our personal lives. Season 10 is going to cover at least six different main ideas.
In no particular order, please allow me to introduce the ideas, and then finish up with a challenge for us today.
Over the course of this Season, we’ll have the opportunity to discuss Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. I’m going to introduce a broader discussion concerning the Proverbs 31 Mother and the Isaiah 11 Father.
We’re also going to discuss . . .
This will include a show all about toys and games, but — more specifically — what those toys and games are teaching our children to become. We’re also going to have a discussion about the trajectory of sports and the interpretation of movies.
3. Sanctified Sustainability
I was recently listening to the Real Men Connect podcast and was delighted to hear that Dr. Martin invited a guest to discuss the importance of interacting with God’s creation. We humans are missing so many valuable things by failing to fulfill the Creation Mandate in our lives. So, we’re going to have an episode about how your family can glorify God by reducing waste in your home.
We’re also going to talk about . . .
4. Family Talk
Specifically, we’re going to discuss the importance of forgettable conversations and the difference between socializing and civilizing our children.
My hope is to have a couple guests on the show this season specifically to talk about devotionals that will benefit you.
And the final topic of the season is a smattering of . . .
5. Family Struggles
There will be episodes about hidden sins, how to handle failure, a biblical response to shame, consequences, and parenting angry children sprinkled throughout the season.
And, Lord willing, each of those episodes will be accompanied by free show notes.
Now, I’m not arrogant enough to suggest that this is the complete and utter future of your parenting, but TLP can be part of the process that God uses to change us as you spend time with us.
And I do believe in the sovereignty of God; I believe He uses teachers to prepare His people for the challenges they’re currently in and the struggles they will soon face.
You will need these Truths just as I will.
So, I hope you’re looking forward to this season!
We’re going to start it off in preparation for Easter because I think we need to help our families be a little more intentional how we approach and celebrate the season. But I also want to share with you some noteworthy research from my past year of Easter-study. It may cause you to rethink some of your Eastertide traditions.
Now, please allow me to close with challenge:
We just finished a season all about how we can start the process of change. How are you doing with that?
Romans 12:1 and 2 reads, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
TeamTLP and I pour so much time and effort into these episodes because we’re trying to glorify God by helping you not be conformed to the world, assisting you as you present your bodies a living sacrifice to God, and supporting you as you are transformed into the image of our Lord.
This podcast exists for your change — for my change. It exists so that Christian parents all over the world can be changed into the likeness of their Savior.
We love you, we love your families, and We love God.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your sanctification.
I’ll see you next time.
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