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Mar 19, 2020


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Scott Magdalein

Scott Magdalein joins us for a conversation about leaning into time together as a family, living on a boat with young kids, and his son giving him hope to move home and seek healing and forgiveness in a failing marriage. Scott and his wife Erica have three young kids and live in Jacksonville, FL where they lead a ministry focussed on helping couples walk through forgiveness and healing. They love to travel and share their adventures with the world.

Conversation Notes:

  • 5:53 - Links to Scott's company ServeHQ and TrainedUp
  • 8:50 - Living on a boat with a young family. Learning patience through living in a small space.
  • 9:40 - Small homes build tight knit families
  • 10:34 - Families values. They lean into time together.
  • 11:12 - The reasons they don't have a TV in their home
  • 11:55 - "Even when things are hard, we try to lean into time together as a family"
  • 13:00 - His boys light up and their eyes shine when they play LEGO's together
  • 14:26 - Scott's philosophy of training and how it impacts their families approach to homeschooling
  • 15:12 - Being intentional about the time spent with kids. Make the time relational and find other ways for information transfer.
  • 17:20 - Dad fail story about spanking his son and accidentally spanking too hard. Causing his son to fear him.
  • 19:30 - Devastating story of marriage pain
  • 22:15 - "I'm about to make a conscious decision to step away from my son. God used my son to get me to move back into the house and he brought forgiveness and he healed our marriage and healed my heart"
  • 23:15 - Fight or Flight
  • 27:00 - Jesus removes our shame.
  • 28:30 - God can replace your pain with joy. 
  • 28:45 - "I can handle the pain because I get to spend time with my son"
  • 30:30 - Our Little Family Traveling YouTube Travel channel
  • 32:00 - Travel Tip - Google Flights
  • 33:20 - Travel Tip - Home Exchange
  • 35:00 - Legacy. It's not about building a career or large amounts of money.
  • 35:50 - "It's very difficult to spend quality time with your family and push for career advancement"
  • 36:45 - Spending time with his family is the thin that matters most
  • 39:00 - Scott's wife prayers the closing prayer