Episode 97: Jonathan and Wynter Pitts
Jonathan and Wynter Pitts join me for Episode 97. I was so happy to invite Wynter back on the show and loved getting a chance to chat with her husband, too. Wynter is the Founder of For Girls Like You and the author of several tween books. Jonathan is the executive director of The Urban Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans. They recently wrote a book called She Is Yours—Trusting God as You Raise the Girl He Gave You. You see, they have four daughters. So their house is loud, messy, busy and fun. They fully understand what many of us are walking through as we raise our daugthers.
We waste no time and dive right in to the hard stuff. We talk about what to do if we have a hard time viewing our kids as gifts from the Lord. We talk about the power of prayer when it comes to raising our kids. And we talk about how to help them develop their relationship with God, with their parents and with the world around them.
- Their book: She Is Yours
- Wynter's other books: Your God's Girl devo; For Girls Like You devo; Your God's Girl coloring book; Hello Stars fiction; Day Dreams & Movie Screens fiction
- Surviving Sarah episode 57 with Wynter
- Journal to pass back and forth with your daughter: Just Between Us is the one we use
Wynter's Survival Kit:
- Good books
- Essential Oils
Jonathan's Survival Kit:
- “I AM so just be” God is everything we need so relax and don’t be stressed out about what might go wrong.
- Playing golf
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Takeaways From Our Conversation:
- I think one of my favorite parts of the conversation about influence. I know this is true for me that so often we worry about the influence that others will have on our kids. We wonder if we should change schools or churches or sport teams. Scott and I just had a conversation about this very thing last week—fearful that one of ours would succumb to peer pressure as a teenager. But Wynter said to think more about what God can do through her—how she can impact and influence the world rather than worrying out how the world may influence her. This requires a shift in perspective. Notice the ways that your child has a positive influence on another. Give your child opportunities to be a positive influence on others and opportunities to impact the world around them. That is a proactive approach rather than a reactive approach to influence.
- Parenting is about investing a lot of hard work. Children are the types of gifts that require assembly; they aren't batteries included type of gifts. Ask God to help you see them as a gift. Its hard to see beauty when we are distracted by other things. We often view our kids as distractions rather than gifts.
- Relationship always requires more than anything else does. So much of it is building into what you are already doing. Look around at what you already have in place and work from there.
- @@If we want our kids to love others then we need to give them opportunities to flex those muscles@@.
- @@My best first play is to give her back to the Lord@@.
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