Jan 14, 2021
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Pastor Peter Haas came to know the Lord while working as an EDM
rave DJ in a nightclub. Since that day, he has traveled the world,
sharing his radical conversion story and calling others to
experience the same joy and power. He and his wife, Carolyn,
planted Substance Church
in 2004 and they serve on the Lead Team of the ARC (the Association
of Related Churches). He is passionate about music, film, and
comedy. Peter and Carolyn live in the Twin Cities with their 3
children, Lijah, True, and Eden.
- Part 1 of this conversation with Peter Haas (Episode 155)
- 2:09 - The trade off to having golden parenting time.
- 6:02 - How to find common interests with your kids
- 8:21 - We cannot expect our kids to initiate finding common
- 9:55 - Taking advantage of fighting and whining for teachable
moments to grow your kids.
- 12:11 - Your life happens in the margins and the less margin
you have, the less time you have for those relationships.
- 13:53 - They won't understand us unless we seek first to
understand our kids.
- 16:42 - Be present in the pain of life.
- 17:37 - "I've noticed that my kids don't need me to have all
the answers, but they do need me to be emotionally capable of
helping them find God in the midst of that. And, and I I've noticed
that the greatest disciplers aren't the ones with all the Bible
answers. They're the ones that are just willing to be present and
go on a journey with you."
- 18:51 - "One of the number one predictors of healthy parents is
the stress level of the parent."
- 21:36 - Being intentional beyond the sphere of our direct kids
(boyfriends, friends circle).
- 25:19 - Focus on your marriage in the season where your kids
are all young because when you begin to empty nest you realize how
important your marriage is.
- 27:56 - Asking mentors, what do I need to be doing now so that
it will make things easier later? Questions he asked mentors as a
- 28:20 - Before age 13, make these four things clear: (1) "When
it comes to dating, mom, dad and the family get to be a part of the
choice...do they fit with the family values?" (2) Speaker 2: "No
person will ever fulfill you and you need to understand that." (3)
Speaker 2: "When it comes to the timing don't date too soon." (4)
Start having the sex talk younger.