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Mar 30, 2023

John Wyatt recently became an empty nester, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten any of the knowledge he learned as a dad to two daughters. In this episode, he's sharing all the things he wants others (including his future sons-in-law!) to know about fatherhood.


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Key Takeaways


  • Will you choose to be right or choose the relationship?
  • Being present for your children leads to trust and open communication. 
  • Teaching your kids to listen to God and honor their parents is a worthwhile battle. 
  • Audit your performance as a father with these three questions: Are my kids communicating with me? Are they spending time with me? Do they feel prioritized?


John Wyatt


John Wyatt and his wife, Carrie, are newly empty nesters living in Jacksonville, Florida. They have been married for 25 years and successfully launched their two daughters into the world. John is an Associate Executive Pastor at Celebration Church.


Key Quotes


  • 3:13 - "You can't control them, they control themselves. So it's very difficult letting them be young adults and maybe they're making choices, whereas 25 years down the road you're like, that's not a very good decision. But you have to let them decide for themselves and love them through it."
  • 4:51 - "We try to just love our kids through stuff. And the most important thing is relationship. You know, you can be right or you can have a relationship. So instead of trying to be right all the time and defend your decisions or defend, you need to do this, and here's why, because I know what I'm talking about. We didn't find that that worked very well with our kids."


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