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.
NOTES for today's conversation
- Will you choose to be right or choose the
- 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 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
- 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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