What do you do when God asks you to take a dare and do something different in your parenting than everyone else around you? How do you deal with feelings of awkwardness or isolation that come from choosing something different from the norm? Kate and Mike Battistelli, parents of GRAMMY award-winning Contemporary Christian recording artist Francesca Battistelli, were incredibly intentional about the way they raised their daughter, and the way they lived their lives. Kate’s new book, The God Dare, demonstrates the power of saying “Yes!” to God, no matter the cost, and in this episode, we explore what that choice cost them, and why they would make the sacrifice all over again.
If you’ve experienced the difficulties of being an intentional Christian parent, this episode is for you!
2:30 – Intro to our topic – The God Dare and Kate Battistelli
7:50 – Kate shares what happens when you say YES to big things!
11:00 – Kate explains what a God Dare is and her own God Dare with her daughter Francesca Battistelli.
12:45 – Taking the God Dare can sometimes feels isolating as a parent.
17:30 – How do you know what God wants you to do?
19:00 – We have to be intentionally listening to and looking for God as we parent our kids.
23:15 – Press into God and ask Him what He has in store for your kids.
26:15 – How do we teach our kids to be world changers?
30:30 – “It’s our choice whether we will chose to be chosen.” – Kate
32:45 – Kate shares the verse she continually prays for her family.
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