Raising Passionate Jesus Followers with Phil & Diane Comer
Phil and Diane Comer are the parents of John Mark Comer, author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. Together, they wrote Raising Passionate Jesus Followers, in which they share the practical parenting wisdom they have gained from raising four children, all of whom are looking for God and making a difference in the world. They have been married for 41 years and have been in ministry together for all of it.
Today, Phil and Diane join me to talk about their book and share their best parenting lessons. They talk about the importance of beginning intentional parenting as early as possible and take me through the different stages of parenting a child as he or she grows. We discuss the importance of family in the kingdom of God. They note the importance of discipline and communication, and they make a distinction between discipline and punishment. They stress the importance of parenting your children as God parents us.
“You want to raise your kids to know that following Jesus doesn’t mean everything is gonna go perfectly…but He will be with you in the good times and in the hard times, in the mountains and in the valleys, and it’s in the valleys that He really defines us and molds us and makes us more like Him.” – Phil Comer
“We, as parents, are blessed in order to be a blessing.”
– Diane Comer
Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:
● Parenting is not an exact science
● Children don’t grow out of anything but their clothes
● The difference between discipline and punishment
● The Box as a way of understanding how God parents us
● The theology of suffering
● Your children are your legacy
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