Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Tips for a healthy family life (Ep 48)

Family. We love them, but we don’t always like them. They are our favorite people but some of the hardest to get along with. Is there a way to enjoy a healthy family dynamic no matter what stage of life we find ourselves in? There is… but it’s illogical.

Episode Breakdown:
1:00 Aliyah & Sam say hi
2:00 Family Matters, w/ Jon
29:30 A few more things…

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Suggested Readings:
Proverbs 22:6
1 John 4:7-12

▶ ▶ Family Devotion/Reading Recommendations: (Creating a Family Rhythm)
Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally Lloyd-Jones (ages 2-11)
How Great Is Our God, Louie Giglio (ages 6-10)
Indescribable, Louie Giglio (ages 6-10) 
This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years, Jaquelle Crowe (ages 12 and up)
Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ (student edition) (ages 12 and up), Dallas Willard
Complement: The Surprising Beauty of Choosing Together Over Separate in Marriage

Music we listened to making this episode:
The Beatles- Ticket to Ride
Jon Foreman- Side By Side
Michael W. Smith- Cross of Gold

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  1. What inspired, bothered, encouraged, or annoyed you in this week’s episode and/or passage?
  2. Read 1 John 4:7-12. How would your family of origin have been different if they had put this passage into practice? How could your current family be changed if you put it into practice?
  3. Evaluate: In general how well do you honor and obey your parents? If you are a parent, do you tend to “provoke” or “bring up” your kids? If you’re willing, share some examples. How can your group support and pray for your efforts this week?