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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey, Ava Pennington and Kimi Miller

The Courage to Let Our Kids Fail - Ep. 46

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Most parents hate to see their kids struggle. It often grieves us to see them experience the pain of failure. But when we rescue them from the consequences of their behavior, become overly critical in our efforts to point them to success, or attempt to shelter them from life’s challenges, we inevitably stunt their growth. We might even raise children who become paralyzed to make decisions and embrace healthy risk.

In this episode, Jennifer Slattery talks with counselor and speaker Brenda Yoder about why and how we can help our children grow through inevitable failures and develop the wings they’ll need to fly into adulthood.

Find Jennifer Slattery at:
https://jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com
https://www.facebook.com/JenSlatte
https://www.instagram.com/slatteryjennifer/

Find Brenda Yoder at:
https://brendayoder.com
https://www.facebook.com/brendayoderspeaker/
https://www.instagram.com/brendayoderspeaks/

Find Brenda’s podcast at:
https://brendayoder.com/podcast-2/

Join the private Faith Over Fear Group Here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/442736966614671

Resources mentioned:
Fledge by Brenda Yoder
The Beautiful Mess Mother-Daughter conference by Wholly Loved Ministries

Group Discussion Questions:

1. What are some reasons you find it challenging to allow your child/children to struggle?
2. How often is fear of personal failure involved in your response to your child’s failings?
3. When has God used struggle and failure to grow you?
4. How can remembering how God has grown you strengthen your heart to let your loved ones grow from their failures?
5. How can our unwillingness to let our children fail negatively impact their relationship with Christ? Their confidence?
6. What are some truths regarding God (His nature, power, or promises) help conquer your fears regarding your children's failures?
7. What is one “next right step” God is calling you to take this week?

Episode Image Credit: Getty/Zuperia
March 23, 2021
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Meet Your Hosts
Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at http://www.jodiebailey.com.
Ava Pennington is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. She’s also a freelance editor, a certified coach for Christian writers and speakers, and a mentor in Word Weavers Intl. And she teaches a weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class. She also received an Adult Bible Studies certificate from Moody Bible Institute and is trained as a Precepts Ministries instructor. She is the author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, co-author of 2 children’s picture books and has contributed to numerous magazines and anthologies. Visit her online at https://www.AvaPennington.com to learn more.
Kimi Miller is a California native who grew up in the Midwest. She is a United States Air Force veteran and former pastor of women’s ministry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Theology. She works full-time as an administrative assistant for the local police department and enjoys conversing with her friends over coffee in her free time. Her laughter is contagious, as is her passion for the Word of God. You can connect with Kimi through her blog https://kimimiller.com/.
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