216 | Fatherhood with 11 Kids & The Giant Five Framework (Chad Johnson)

216 | Fatherhood with 11 Kids & The Giant Five Framework (Chad Johnson)

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Chad Johnson

After twenty-eight years of joyful marriage, author Chad Johnson is still pursuing the woman of his dreams, the lovely Jenise. Chad is a successful entrepreneur and business coach to elite-level business owners. He is the founder of TheAchademy.com, co-founder of NewlywedCoaching.com, and MarriageMaximizer.com.

Chad is also an entrepreneurial coach with Strategic Coach, helping clients build and strengthen their businesses.

Chad and Jenise love their eleven children and five grandchildren. They enjoy traveling with their family and including them in the family business, Farmhouse Candle Shop. You can watch their adventures on their YouTube channel The Big Ski Family.

Show Notes:

  • We just released a free film series. A short video series “Adding Life to the Dad Life”  https://dadawesome.org/life/
  • 2:54 – Chad introduces his family
  • 3:34 – Imperfect fatherhood – there are no perfect husbands and there are no perfect fathers
  • 4:00 – “Man, it would be awesome to have 10 kids… And you can see what happens when you keep saying one more”
  • 4:40 – This fathering thing never stops… now they keep adding new kids as their kids get married
  • 6:17 – The Big Ski Family – “it would be so fun to have a family entrepreneurial whim” – Global Ambassadors for Family Skiing
  • 9:00 – The Giant Five Framework – top priorities
    • 1) Faith – it’s foundational
    • 2) Marriage – must be on the same page fighting together
    • 3) Children – Aspire to raise them to be all God created them to be.
    • 4) Heath – being fit, healthy and active
    • 5) Career/Work/Ministry – Using God given Unique Abilities to earn, serve, and bless others
  • 16:30 – Chad reflecting on his father
  • 18:10 – My dad has always prioritized his relationship with God and my mom.
  • 21:15 – The value of working hard as a family… “Ability to tackle hard things. To not run from a project”
  • 25:10 – “I’m ok stirring the pot. I don’t want my kids to have a sterile, safe, protected, isolated environment.”
  • 27:01 – Chad reflects on the pain of sexual sin and how it impacted his family.
  • 30:05 – “My young children were at risk when I fell”
  • 31:00 – “You want to talk about ripping your heart out. I knew that I was hurting my wife and I hated it. I despised it. And then I realized that I was brining it into my children’s lives somehow”
  • 32:15 – “I was believing the lie that my wife and my children would be better off without me”
  • 33:15 – The driving mission of helping men hear the message of freedom in Christ and the solution that only God can bring.
  • 34:00 – Christ in me the hope of glory
  • 34:40 – I needed power for the right now. Ability to walk in power of the Holy Spirit.
  • 36:20 – Fatherhood, Family, Freedom – they all intersect and if we walk in freedom, our kids get freedom
  • 37:20 – Coaching words for us – “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
  • 38:08 – God made you a masterpiece
  • 39:40 – “The world is crying out for men and dads who are on fire. That love what they’re doing and their giving it their all”
  • 40:48 – “Live life like a movie you’d want to watch with your children and grandchildren”
  • 41:01 – Chad’s prayer – Jude 24-25 “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
  • We just released a free film series. A short video series “Adding Life to the Dad Life”  https://dadawesome.org/life/

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