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Has anyone noticed that parenting has changed in the past 6 months? 

Even with the extra time at home, are we still too busy to connect with each other?

Parenting has definitely gotten more complicated with the past generation. According to the Barna Group, more than 3 in 4 parents say that raising kids today is more complicated than it was when they were kids. Most parents say this is largely due to technology.

It’s not that technology is bad; none of us want to get rid of our devices all together. It’s more that we need to figure out the proper place for our technology: inside our homes and in our lives.

We deeply long for our homes to be a place of cultivating character with curiosity, creativity and play. We want good conversations and healthy rhythms of work and rest.

Before any more time slips away, we need to put our heads together to scheme how to set barricades around this critical time as a family, to create spaces of connection within our homes. 

Join us at CHS in the Fellowship Hall at 10am for a parents’ meeting where we’ll discuss family time during a pandemic. We’ll have some discussion about what we want for our families and what stands in the way. Finally, we’ll talk about how to use the resources that God has given us to take back times of connection with our families. 

We hope this time will be informative, eye-opening and encouraging. Wherever you are on your journey with your family, we think you’ll find something here for you.

FYI, during this meeting, Whitney will still lead Youth Sunday School downstairs per the usual.

By the way, here are a couple of the books I’ll be referencing. Feel free to pick one up:

The Tech-wise Family, by Andy Crouch

Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel, by Drew Hill

When to Get My Kid a Phone, by Drew Hill (Mini-book on sale for $4.25 this week)

Thanks! See y’all on Sunday morning!

Will McLaughlin