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Oct 20, 2019

John Burns:

John and his wife Helen pastor Relate Church in Vancouver, Canada and are featured on "Sex, Love and Relationships" on the Hillsong Channel. They have been married for 45 years and have three daughters with eight grandchildren.

Episode Notes:

  • 3:12 - John introduces himself and his family
  • 5:00 - “As dad, a great place to start is to say I don’t know, but I want to know”
  • 5:45 - Top dad advice = Get a calendar
  • 6:25 - Get a real calendar. A paper one. A big one... and on that calendar you need to write the names of the most important things to you. Those things have names.
  • 6:50 - Dating your children is the very top of the list for fathers.
  • 9:34 - Be careful not to make dating your kids just a normal thing
  • Four tips for dating your kids:
    • Make it Special
    • It must be planned
    • Time - It needs to be a portion of your life that you prioritize
    • You must connect
  • 10:20 - The importance of listening and being interested
  • 10:30 - “dads - you have no idea just how important you are”
  • 10:45 - The power of words
  • 11:10 - The intro story from John’s book “Miracle in a Daddy’s Hug
  • 12:15 - Hearing his Heavenly Father say, “it’s going to be ok”
  • 12:45 - Transferring the miracle of what God had done in John down to his daughter through a hug
  • 13:45 - Keeping on the look out for miracle moments
  • 17:00 - Keep believing for your children. Keep praying and keep believing.
  • 18:15 - The prayers of a parent are powerful
  • 19:24 - John’s time machine advice to himself
  • 19:40 - Do more out-of-the-box things with your kids

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