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Christian Parent, Crazy World

with Catherine Segars

How to Swim Upstream in a Downstream Culture - Episode 18

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If we are going to swim God’s direction in this downstream culture, people will think that we are odd. They will have all kinds of choice words to describe us. We need to have this expectation in life, and we need to give our kids this expectation as well. If our children stay true to God’s Word and God’s standard, our culture will not celebrate them. In fact, our culture will accuse and may even cancel them. Other Christians may accuse and cancel them. But that’s ok. We stand in good company when we are accused and canceled for our faith.

This episode is the first in a series on being a counter-cultural Christian. In order to do that, we need to (1) stay grounded in the Word, and (2) draw inspiration from those who swam upstream before us. In this first installment, Catherine gives some practical tips and lots of Biblical inspiration to help us swim upstream in our downstream culture.

PODCASTS REFERENCED:

CPCW 4-part Worldview series – you can find all the episodes at https://www.lifeaudio.com/christian-parent-crazy-world/episodes

Episode 6: Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Other Worldviews
Episode 7: What Other Worldviews Are Competing for Your Kids’ Faith
Episode 8: What Sets the Christian Worldview Apart from Other Worldviews
Episode 9: How Does the Christian Worldview Create a World We All Want To Live In?

Episode 4: Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts

SCRIPTURES REFERENCED:

Hebrews 4:12
Proverbs 14:12

RESOURCES FOR SCRIPTURE SONGS:

Catherine Segars’ Website: Resources : https://catherinesegars.com/resources
Esther Mui: Scripture Songs for Worship: http://www.scripturesongsforworship.com/
Seeds Family Worship: https://bit.ly/2YOHnrp
The Corner Room: https://bit.ly/3CckdJ2
Sherri Youngward: http://www.sherriyoungward.com/
King Things: https://bit.ly/3qzp5Wy
The Bigsby Show - Books of the Bible Song: https://bit.ly/3kAQWC0
The Bigsby Show - 12 Disciples Song - https://bit.ly/2YOI9EP
ASL Page on Handspeak (motions to aid in Scripture memory): https://www.handspeak.com/word/

ARTICLES REFERENCED:

“Factose Intolerance,” by Cheryl Lowe, Memoria Press: https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/factose-intolerance

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/motherhoodfaithandculture/

Episode Image Credit: Getty/PeterHermesFurian
November 15, 2021
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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. She is matron of the Mere Mother website, which delves into critical cultural issues that affect families and marginalize mothers. This homeschooling mama of five is dedicated to helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at www.catherinesegars.com and connect with her on Facebook.
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