Paul Washer, Anthony Russo, BA discussed on Grace and Peace Radio
I bet you can remember a time when you were a little boy or a little girl and someone some grownup joked with you the wrong way and either you took it wrong or they said it wrong or you became the butt of the joke and everybody was laughing at you. It's happen probably to all of us. What are some principles we can look at? That will help us when we try to joke with children. What is healthy joking with children? What does that look like? And how can we joke in appropriate ways with children will talk about that today on Thy Kingdom Comma welcome to the Kingdom Comma is Christian living blog and podcast dedicated to engage in conversations about applying God's word to everyday life? Thanks for joining us for today's episode on your host Anthony Russo and. It's my hope that you will be encouraged. God will be more and with that. Let's start the show. Recently I was sitting at a table. A bunch of guys all but two of us were fathers and the question came up about what's appropriate when joking with your children. What's healthy joking with your kids? And what's not? Surprisingly one of them looked at me and said that would be a good topic for you to write about on your blog since trying to include more resources here to help parents. Even if I'm not one it a half bad idea so I took up the challenge as I thought about what healthy joking with kids should look like I came up with seven principles and I thought these are seven principles that I would put into place if I had kids now. I understand what you might be thinking. Especially if you're a parent. Hey you have no idea what it's like you don't get to say about parenting. I get that at the same time I love what Paul Washer said one time and I'm GONNA paraphrase. He said I've never been crucified. But I preach about the cross and even today one of my pastor's reminded me that as pastors they often have to counsel in situations that they have never experienced themselves so ultimately all I'm doing is thinking through biblically. What's appropriate for joking with children? Now let me also before we dive in and let me give a personal story. When I was a little boy my grandfather on my mother's side had a common door Actually had to one after the Diet. He got another one. A commodore is a Hungarian sheepdog. It's K. O. M. O. N. D. O. R. Go look it up. Actually I post a photo on the website When I post this episode and commodores a large dog and it's got these really thick Braids cords it's amazing. It's like a dog with dreadlocks. Is about the best way I can explain it? It's a beautiful dog anyway Of course I was a little boy and my grandfather joked that the next time I came up to visit he was gonna get a saddle and I was GonNa ride on on on the dog and so of course as a little kid. I was all excited. 'cause I like that dog and that was gonNA be fun well. I was really disappointed to learn that. No actually he was joking. So no saddle no ride in the dog and that. Ba meow. Now I'm not saying that because forty some odd years later. I'm scarred by the memory. That's not the point. The point is I haven't thought about that in years but as I started thinking about this whole idea of healthy joking with kids. That memory came to mind. So that's just a good example of one aspect of of joking so we're going to look at this more right after right after this right. Come back from break. If you like what you're hearing would you sign up to get email updates when he'll get out whenever a new episode or a blog post appears? All you have to do is go to die king.