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Sep 17, 2020



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Josh Carney


Josh is married to Lindsay and they are raising six kids ages 13 down to 6 including two foster kids. He is the lead pastor of University Baptist Church in Waco, TX.


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  • 4:32 - Connecting as a family
  • 6:05 - Acknowledging seasons where it's more difficult to connect with our kids
  • 7:45 - The struggle to show up emotionally to the kids. Connecting with emotions and being future-oriented.
  • 10:45 - Takeaways from his dad.
  • 12:23 - Bringing a non-anxious presence to every area of life
  • 13:35 - How to help our kids have a deep level of trust with us when they are in college.
  • 15:35 - Wanting to be a dad who can stay calm, melt the layers of his child's heart, and then pray for them.
  • 17:10 - Taking our child seriously, speaking to our child as an adult is a subtle form of validation
  • 18:16 - A valley moment that led to an "aha."
  • 21:00 - Being taken seriously as a teenager and how that has influenced his parenting.
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  • 21:35 - On foster parenting
  • 22:19 - "storge" - Affection type of love - talked about by C.S. Lewis - The Four Loves
  • 22:35 - Foster parenting and loving without limits
  • 26:40 - Discussing fostering and anxiety, adopting a posture that says, "I can't open and close these doors, I can just be faithful."
  • 26:58 - A dad mistake - Using a violent action to make a point that was more harsh than called for in that moment.


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