“I think we all grew up in an environment. We all grew up with a certain perspective. And if we’re not intentional, we just repeat so many rhythms of our past, including the painful pieces that can can really hurt kids over time”
“That which we focus on tends to multiply….find the best parts of your spouse or the best parts of your kid and focus on those because they’ll tend to expand. Either in your vision but also in your life.”
I’ve tried to model racial reconciliation and unity and diversity in front of my daughters. And I know that’s impacted their relationships… Maybe that’s one sign that I’m modeling something well in front of my kids, that they see my intentionality showing reconciled, beloved community in front of them. And so that’s one way we can be a sneak preview of Heaven is in our relationships… allowing our kids to see that we’re intentional about cross-cultural relationships.
“Parenting is a series of 2000 conversations and I say 2000, I’m making up that number, but it’s actually not just 2000 conversations. It’s 2000 conversations, demonstrations and impartations.”
Paul Hurckman is the Executive Director of Venture, a faith-based justice organization that does “tough things for people in tough places” around the world.