Moving Through the Unknown with Purpose


May 10 2022 • 31 mins

Moving Through the Unknown with Purpose

This episode is the second in a series of interviews with different people offering different perspectives on what to consider as you walk beside your child through the justice system.

Questioning what it looks like to parent well through a season we've never had to navigate before is a normal part of this process. In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing my pastor and friend, Jim Ladd. Jim is gifted in his ability to communicate concise, practical information in a way that is encouraging and thought-provoking, and this message is definitely one that will stay with you.

If you have a child in crisis, we sincerely hope that you find comfort and clarity while listening to his message on the importance of bringing ourselves back to baseline and beginning to examine the bigger picture and opportunity available to us during this time.

A few highlights from this episode:

2:35    Our most difficult, panicky, terrifying crisis moments are actually extremely fertile for the activity of God.

6:45    How to be loving while battling genuine feelings of anger and disappointment towards your child.

14:43   The healthy ability to connect and disconnect.

19:35   A parent's most important job when your child is in crisis.

26:28   Aligning how we parent with God’s love for us.

If you are interested in hearing more from Jim Ladd or connecting with what he's doing, check out the Jim and Jon website to access blogs, books, and the Upstream podcast he co-hosted with his son Jon (It's fantastic). You can also find him on the Evergreen Christian Community Website and Instagram.


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