139 | Fostering, Developing a Non-Anxious Presence & Loving Without Limits (Josh Carney)

139 | Fostering, Developing a Non-Anxious Presence & Loving Without Limits (Josh Carney)

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Josh Carney

Josh is married to Lindsay and they are raising six kids ages 13 down to 6 including two foster kids. He is the lead pastor of University Baptist Church in Waco, TX.

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  • 4:32 – Connecting as a family
  • 6:05 – Acknowledging seasons where it’s more difficult to connect with our kids
  • 7:45 – The struggle to show up emotionally to the kids. Connecting with emotions and being future-oriented.
  • 10:45 – Takeaways from his dad.
  • 12:23 – Bringing a non-anxious presence to every area of life
  • 13:35 – How to help our kids have a deep level of trust with us when they are in college.
  • 15:35 – Wanting to be a dad who can stay calm, melt the layers of his child’s heart, and then pray for them.
  • 17:10 – Taking our child seriously, speaking to our child as an adult is a subtle form of validation
  • 18:16 – A valley moment that led to an “aha.”
  • 21:00 – Being taken seriously as a teenager and how that has influenced his parenting.
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  • 21:35 – On foster parenting
  • 22:19 – “storge” – Affection type of love – talked about by C.S. Lewis – The Four Loves
  • 22:35 – Foster parenting and loving without limits
  • 26:40 – Discussing fostering and anxiety, adopting a posture that says, “I can’t open and close these doors, I can just be faithful.”
  • 26:58 – A dad mistake – Using a violent action to make a point that was more harsh than called for in that moment.

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