If a kid, tells you something, or shows you something, you don’t get mad or freak out and hit the phone with a sledgehammer. You tell them, “I’m proud of you. Thank you.” And then you tell them, “I’m sorry that happened, that you had to see that. And maybe we didn’t do something we could’ve.” Your kids see that …
For the sake of your son or your daughter, you work on yourself. You can’t come at it from a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of perspective. They’ll see right through that. You are a witness.
“I need to have restrictions. I need to have things in place that will protect those times where I just need to be unplugged, detached, not accessible to everyone. But I need to be accessible to my family, to my wife, to my God.”
“I can’t just be chilling at my house on my phone 24/7 and then expect my kid to not do it.” “Or when I’m driving, using my phone at the same time in hand, but then telling my kids ‘When you drive, don’t do this.’ It’s ridiculous.”
“Are you on the road with Jesus? You and Him might not be talking; you might not be having this knock-em-down, drag-em-out awesome conversation where He’s giving you all the plans and you’re hearing His voice – maybe, maybe not. But are you with Him?”
“Obviously, we need to make sure that the planks are out of our own eyes so that we can remove the dust in someone else’s eye, and we need to not sit on some high horse and throw stones. But we do need to, in love, witness the truth and speak it and proclaim it in our actions, our words, …
My mother is Sicilian Catholic, for all the things that brings in, and my dad’s a hardcore Irish Catholic. [There was] a lot of talking about it one one side, never mentioned it on the other. But his actions spoke very loud to me, and to this day are irreplaceable.
When people say “5 kids and this and that – how do you do that”, I say “Wait, do you think I’m like a Superman?” It is God. You have to see that God wants to move in all our lives, and if we do anything good it’s because of Him. He’s knocking at our door, and we’ve gotta let …
“They’ve given themselves more than any human being ever could have. It’s miraculous the ways they’ve been able to do that. Not only are they not dead, they’re doing really well. And then you look at those people that have alot of kids, and they’re doing really well. You either write them off as either superheroes or super crazy.”
“Am I gonna spend 30 minutes looking at my phone when I could just be hanging out with my kids playing Legos? I don’t want to play with Legos, but you know what? That’s what love looks like. Because I’m looking at the focus of my kids.”
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