Dave Sharpes - May 21, 2017

Are You Kidding Well?

All children (that's you and me) long for the approval of their parents . . . especially their fathers. It's a longing that never goes away. While it may get buried or transferred to other relationships, it's there, and we underestimate its power. Every parent wants to be approved by his or her child - to be a hero, to hear, "when I grow up I want to be like you. As that desire grows, so can a parent's insecurity. Buried beneath any hurt, disappointment, distance, or silence is a desire to be connected to our children and our parents. It lasts a lifetime.

From Series: "Thrive | Family + Our Modern World"

Everyone's part of a family--it's a natural feature of being human! Imagine for a moment if your family could thrive in new ways that have never seemed possible. This series of messages is all about the complex realities of living life alongside those of our own family, and how to be in relationships that glorify God's plan for the family in our modern world.

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