Jul 7, 2019
Ryan Skoog joins us for the 5th part of our dadAWESOME Fruit of
the Spirit series. Ryan is an entrepreneur, ministry leader, world
traveler and adventure dad. He started Fly for Good, Volunteer
Card, Yonder Travel Insurance, and the non profit Venture.org which
helps people do tough things to help people in tough places around
- 4:20 - Story of the first moments after their son was born
- 4:50 - "That was our welcome to parenthood. Welcome to getting
on your knees and crying out to God in prayer"
- 5:34 - "I want to stay fighting on my knees like this all of
the time for my kids"
- 6:30 - Story of travel and being exposed to those in need
around the world
- 7:50 - Story of Ryan's dad and mixing love for travel with love
for evangelism and serving others
- 9:25 - The impact of waking up and finding his dad reading his
Bible every morning (praying through Psalm 91 over his family)
- 9:55 - Praying Ephesians chapter 1 and Ephesians chapter 3 over
- 10:40 - Ryan explaining his career journey and the story of
- 14:15 - the other organizations that Ryan leads:
- 16:20 - "As parents, we shouldn't just have experiences where
we celebrate together with our kids. We also need experiences where
we struggle together. Where we sacrifice together"
- 17:28 - "Instead of being an amazing leader and a decent dad, I
want to be an amazing dad and a decent leader"
- 18:30 - "I wanted to be able to create experiences, key moments
for my kids surrounded around our families core values"
- 18:50 - Ryan explains the step by step plan for creating these
1-on-1 moments with his kids
- Age 6 or 7 -- Adventure in the woods. Create a cross.
- 20:05 - Rock Climbing while learning about character and
values. Character anchors us like a rope anchors us
- 20:40 - Cliff jumping for learning about courage
- 21:40 - The set-up for the adventure the night before. Burnt
edge paper with a note. 24 hour blitz trips.
- 22:30 - Climbing up a mountain for a sunrise. Holiness and
Purity. "It's tough, but it's worth it"
- 23:50 - Mother/daughter trip to Chicago for tea.
- 24:35 - Trip to a church in Alaska with Ryan's dad and his son.
A prayer moment. A moment about legacy.
- 25:15 - An adventure when they spend a night on the streets.
Learning about compassion.
- 25:45 - Mission trips to difficult places in third world
countries have transformed their kids. Their kids pray every night
for these kids without mommy's and daddy's
- 28:20 - Normalizing in a good way intentional parenting
- 28:35 - The family dashboard of values and mission and prayers
they are praying as a family.
- 29:30 - Memorizing scripture as a family
- 30:05 - "We should not, as parents, have a mentality that
outsources faith to the church. They should reinforce what we are
doing as parents"
- 30:30 - Every member of their family has a Fruit of the Spirit
that they're working to grow in
- 32:10 - Introducing the focussed Fruit of the Spirit -
- 34:30 - Story of the early church adopting babies left in the
trash - "The church was started on kindness"
- 35:15 - Inviting our kids to be able to call us as parents out
when we are violating the Fruit of the Spirit
- 37:40 - Catching your kids doing something good and celebrating
- 38:40 - Daily prayer focus
- 39:30 - Having the interviewing questions with our kids. Asking
for feedback from them on how we are doing as dads
- 40:00 - Using code words to express large emotions with a short
- 40:30 - "If you pray for something for your kids, you will see
it start to happen"
- 41:00 - "God is actively wanting to answer prayers from parents
for their kids. It's pretty amazing."
- 41:55 - Ryan's last words... Add more intentionality to your
- 42:50 - We need each other
- Recommended Books:
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in
Its Proper Place Hardcover (Andy Crouch)
Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children
(Henry Cloud and John Town)
Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No Paperback
The Entitlement Cure: Finding Success in Doing Hard Things the
Right Way (John Townsend)
- Take entrepreneurial business books and apply those principles
to being a dad