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Dec 10, 2020



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Seth Dahl

Seth Dahl is a writer and worldwide speaker to adults and children. He is known for his powerful wisdom communicated through a contagious joy and childlikeness. Seth and Lauren love to empower families to build a strong connection that fosters peace and creates a thriving family culture. Seth, Lauren and their three children homestead with a large garden and handful of animals on a small farm in Texas.

With over 15 years experience working with children and being a children’s pastor, Seth has cultivated a passion to help parents create a thriving family culture at home. Sometimes parenting is overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Seth and Lauren love being able to equip people with the practical and spiritual tools they need to create the thriving family culture they’ve always dreamed of.


  • Conversation Notes:

    • Episode 137 with Seth Dahl >> Show Notes
    • 2:11 - Keep Austin Weird
    • Jesus Loves Austin Instagram 
    • 4:50 - Praying Scripture - protection from promises of God against fear
    • Luke 4:18-19 - Jesus reads Isaiah - He announces that “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”…
    • 5:45 - Crafted Prayer by Graham Cooke
    • 6:46 "I'm teaching my kids the Bible and I'm praying over them and I'm doing it over and over... I don't want them to just know verses that they learned in kids church. These are the Scriptures I want them to become who they are and to pull out that peaceful, powerful, loved, blessed child that they are..."
    • 8:55 - Powerful story of transforming the pain of not having a father growing up into gratitude and intentionality with his own family
    • 9:36 - "Be thankful in all things."
    • 10:50 - "Honor is celebrating who they are, who God made them to be, without stumbling over their stuff." Wearing a ring as a statement of honor and reminding what he's changing and breaking off his family.
    • 15:05 - An encounter with God that transformed the pain of his dad and his relationship with God.
    • 18:52 - Seth's book - Raising Spirit-Led Kids: Raising Kids to Walk Naturally in the Supernatural
    • 20:38 - 1 John 4:18 - "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love." (NIV)
    • 20:48 - The difference between punishment and discipline.
    • 21:03 - Hebrews 12:8 - "If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all." (NIV)
    • 21:13 - "If we punish our kids, we bring in the spirit of fear, not the spirit of God, the spirit of love....but if we don't discipline, it says we basically invite the orphan spirit, because they're now illegitimate orphaned children because we don't discipline, we don't correct, we don't have that's a huge part of the book because you don't want to punish, but you do want to discipline."
    • 24:08 - The heart of sonship and identity vs. heart of an orphan. "At its simplest, it means we're no longer alone in this, we're not on our own."
    • 26:15 - "The son is like, 'I'm not on my own. I do what I see the Father doing. He helps me, he leads me, he's for me, he loves me, he pours into me, and then I have it to give to them. I don't have to conjure it up. I don't have to figure it out. I don't have to do all these fancy tricks. I receive and then I give..."
    • 28:25 - "He is the architect and we are the contractors. It's our job to figure out his plan that he's designed and then design it and help build it in the earth."
    • 30:37 - Judges 13:8 - "Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: 'Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.'" Manoah prays for an encounter with God to give specific directions for how to raise his son.
    • 31:55 - "I don't want to do it just from books, I don't want to do it just from the Bible, I want to do it from meeting God. I want encounters with God where he teaches me what to do with my kids and reminds me who they are."

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