#70: Unshakeable Hope (with guest Max Lucado)
Sometimes when parenting great kids, the stresses of everyday life can get to you. That’s where we tend to forget about all the promises God has given us that would help us in the crazy times. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with author and pastor Max Lucado about his new book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. This new title explores twelve of God’s promises upon which Max has depended for his entire adult life. “The promises of God work,” Max writes. “They can walk you through horrific tragedies. They can buoy you in the day-to-day difficulties. They are, indeed, the great and precious promises of God.” Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a listener question about a six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured! 0:00 – AD – KIWI CO Are you stumped on what to give the kids in your life this holiday season? KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids! 0:45 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG! 2:02 – WELCOME Dr. Meg introduces the episode “Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God.” She also teases her conversation with Max Lucado and her points to ponder. 3:25 – PARENTING RESOURCES If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today! 4:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH MAX LUCADO (PART 1) Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Max Lucado about his book Unshakeable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God. They discuss the book, the promises from God that spoke to Max the most, and how to apply that to your parenting when it’s easy and when it’s not so easy. 20:01 – AD – SUN BASKET When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order! 21:44 – AD – THIRD LOVE Using thousands of real women’s measurements, Third Love designs their bras with real sizes and shapes in mind! 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Today’s question comes from Suzanne, and she’s wondering what to do with her six-year-old that constantly asks to watch television when she’s not entertained with friends or other activities. 47:51 – PARENT PEP RALLY 48:29 – FROM THE PRODUCER Thanks for listening to Episode 70, Unshakeable Hope and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes! Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode! Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!