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Breaking Bread Podcast

Around the meal table, needs are met. As participants we celebrate the common solution to our physical need - bread. While we do so, bread of another type is broken as well. Help, hope and encouragement are shared to meet the needs of our struggles, heartaches and questions. Breaking Bread is reminiscent of these life giving conversations. This podcast strives to meet some of our common needs through our common solution – The Bread of Life.
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Now displaying: March, 2021

Around the meal table, needs are met. As participants we celebrate the common solution to our physical need - bread. While we do so, bread of another type is broken as well. Help, hope and encouragement are shared to meet the needs of our struggles, heartaches and questions. Breaking Bread is reminiscent of these life giving conversations. This podcast strives to meet some of our common needs through our common solution – The Bread of Life.

Mar 22, 2021

Our teenage kids are under construction and construction zones are messy.  In this episode of Breaking Bread, Kathy Knochel and Jeff Waibel give us a few tips for understanding these formative years. Knowing a few things can go a long way in helping us get through the construction.

  • Remember you were a teen once. Attempt to put yourself in their shoes.
  • Remember to hear the message behind their behavior. What are they saying to you? Often young people don’t have the words, skills or maturity to say what they feel. Nevertheless, their actions are trying to tell you something. Some messages might be:
    • “I need your attention.”
    • “Do you love me?”
    • “I am embarrassed.”
    • “I feel guilty.”
  • Remember, whatever decision or behavior teenagers choose, it made logical sense to them. Ask them to help you understand their thinking. Follow up by asking them if they want to know how their behavior made you feel.
  • Remember their brain is still being developed. Their personality, sense of humor and ability to measure risk are all in the process of being formed.
  • Remember they are working out who they are – their identity. They are gaining ownership of their own values and beliefs.
  • Remember there are battles not worth fighting. Choose those battles that are central to your family’s values. Make big deals out of big deals and make small deals out of small deals.
  • Remember “the lecture” has never been effective.
  • Remember to share your views, faith and passion through conversations your teens will want to join. In this way we walk side-by-side and are not always nose-to-nose.
Mar 8, 2021

Shaming our kids - good intentions, yet with unintended poor consequences. We’ve all done it. Parenting out of exasperation. In this episode of Breaking Bread, Craig Stickling and Brian Sutter take a careful look at the messages we are sending our kids. Fortunately, a very healthy and redemptive future is possible.

 

What is Shame?

Effects of Shame

Examples of Parental Shame

High-stakes Moments for Shame

How do we unwind Shame?

Discipline that doesn’t

Shame.

Nature of Shame

The idea that a person is, at their core, bad, unwanted and beyond repair.

Shame pushes your child into isolation.

“I don’t care!”

When our kids are being creative.

Call your child out from hiding and into community.

Separates their behavior from their personal worth.

Shame shames.

 

Shame says there is no hope. Because I’m broken and no one wants me.

“You are the only 10-year-old who doesn’t get this!”

When our kids are being vulnerable.

Enjoy your kids.

Breaks the will but not the spirit.

We will shame and will be shamed.

 

 

“You will never amount to anything!”

When we downplay interests and abilities that they have because they don’t match our expectations.

Celebrate their person.

Support guilt where it is appropriate.

Shame plays on lies and perpetuates lies.

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