#74: Rest, Margin, and Sabbath for Today’s Frantic Family
Published September 12, 2018
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    In a recent survey of over 700 parents, we found that “being too busy” or “not having enough time” was the biggest parenting struggle of our day. Can you relate?
    Do you wish you could slow down a bit? Do you seem to use the phrase “too busy” too often?
    We did. That’s why we’re having this conversation on today’s episode. And it begins by realizing one thing: You are the only person looking out for your family.
    Starting at a 30,000 foot view, we begin our discussion asking of ourselves one question: “What are we chasing?” Usually we can see what it is we’re chasing when we look at our calendars and see where we’re spending our time. From here we discuss what the Bible says about rest, provide practical ways for creating margin, and why it’s more important than ever to honor the Sabbath.
    Show Notes: 
    What Makes a Good Parent? – A Scientific Analysis Ranks the 10 Most Effective Child-Rearing Practices by Robert Epstein. Click here for journal article. 
    In our conversation we talk about kids being able to play independently. Click here for a blogpost I wrote on it: 4 Ways to Help Your Child Play Independently.
    Two books influencing our lives right now and that helped birth this conversation:
    Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick Lencioni 
    For Pastor John Lindell’s message on the Sabbath, click here. 
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