Generational Love.

1. Share a memory of your grandparents that spoke something into your identity (could be good or bad).
2. When you reflect on the generational responsibility the Rice’s spoke of, what are your thoughts? What will you talk/think about further from what Pat & Verlin shared?
3. If your family could continue doing one spiritual activity you’re currently participating in (prayer, bible study, sabbath, building friendships, etc.), that you think will serve you well in the future, what will that be? Or maybe there’s something you’d like to start?

The Relationship You’re Hoping For.

Parenting Class 7.22.17
Kelly & Suze Fair

Make sure you take time to pray for each other today.

1. When your child is in their early 20’s, what do you hope your relationship w/them will be like?

2. What might be the barriers now to this becoming a reality in the future?

3. What is one thing you might start now that could move you towards the relationship that you’re hoping for?

The Importance of Building Relationships

Tim and LeAnn Pancake

The Importance of Building the Relationship – with consistency – over time

Question: What next tangible or practical step do you need to take with each of your kids to build your relationship with them?

Have a Plan
Question: Do you have a plan? If not, what goal – with a completion date – can you set right now to start the planning process?

Don’t go at it alone, or feel like you have to carry the weight alone

Question: Are you in close, consistent community with other parents like you? If not, what next step can you take to make that happen?

Raising a Modern Day Knight website

Raising a Modern Day Knight book

Daughter of the King website

“Daughter of the King at FMC” is on Facebook


The Tongue

Justin and Angie Marquardt

Thanks for joining the discussion today at FMCparenting!

Discussion Time Guidelines:

  • contribute- transparency provides courage for others.
  • be honest- share the full story so people can know you.
  • be thoughtful of others – let others have time to speak too.
  • be kind – if you disagree with someone, talk one on one, in love:)

The words we use to each are other a Big deal! With our spouse, with our kids, and between our kids. Words can crush spirits or words can build each other up in Christ.

The Bible mentions the words we use numerous times.

Proverbs 12:18

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, 

but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 

Proverbs 15:4

The soothing tongue is a tree of life,

but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

James 3:8 

But no human being can tame the tongue. 

It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, 

and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Today’s discussion questions are: 

1. Have you been on the receiving end of hurtful words? How did it affect you and how did it come to resolution? 

2. What are some ways you foster a positive environment, and help keep encouraging and wholesome talk a priority in your household?

3. Share with the group any advice or tips you have on avoiding hurtful words when you are in that tense moment when hurtful words are more prone to come out. 

4. Share some Bible verses that discuss the words we use.