S06|17 - Faith-Based ParentingJun 05, 2023
Conscious parenting comes from our own inner healing, NOT from changing our kids, or focusing on their behaviours. Conscious means being intentional and aware. When I started on my own healing journey, I noticed that my children’s behaviour changed hugely… like it was mirroring my own healing journey. What I haven’t talked about until today is how much this change came from my shifting relationship with God… how I viewed God and how I viewed myself as well. Everything is interconnected and we dive into it in this episode.
In today’s episode:
- How my parenting shifted as I turned inwards (and how their meltdowns decreased, and behaviour improved as I stopped trying to change them)
- Tapping into the Truth that is already inside of you
- How the growth within myself and my children also mirrored my growth and change in my relationship with the Divine
- How everything is connected: God, parenting, us and our kids… and where to start the change
- My brand-NEW program to guide you through this change as well (click HERE for more info)
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Hello my friends, and welcome to today's podcast. Today is another solo episode with me. I am excited to share a concept that I have been thinking about and has been on my heart a lot lately, Faith-Based Parenting.
I want you to know if you don't feel like you are a person of faith that you can-- The times when I use things like God or divine, I want you just to think of universe or creator or whatever views you have. You can just insert that lingo into the lingo that I'm going to use, which is going to be God and divine, because I think that the concepts and the principles are truth…and they will resonate and be helpful no matter what your beliefs are.
But this specific episode I wanted to do on Faith-Based Parenting because I see such a convergence and such an intersection between a relationship with God or the divine…and our own relationship with ourselves, and then also our relationship with our kids.
It's like they all mirror each other; it's wild. And the more that I've started to notice this and started to it-- it started to become apparent to me, the more I wanted to talk about it and bring it to your attention also.
How my parenting shifted as I turned inwards
So, this episode's all going to be about faith-based parenting; and I also want to mention that I have a program called Faith-Based Parenting that is open, and I would love for you to go check it out and see if it resonates with you. And we're going to be talking about, teaching about all of the same things that I may be talking about on this episode today.
So, one of the quotes, I have so many fun quotes that I found, but one of the quotes that I found is by Dallin H. Oaks; and it says, "The ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity."
So, I want you to think about this. I feel like so often as 'faith people' that we want to have good relationships with our family. Family's just important, right? If you-- If you love God, if you've learned about God throughout your life if you believe in divine…typically, you hold relationships really sacred.
And you want them to be special and you want them to be important, and you want to find joy and happiness in all of that – in having children, in having posterity, in spending time with them.
I feel like relationships are like the most important for me. Like there's a few pretty important things, but relationships is definitely up there. And so, for a lot of years, I felt-- I don't know if you feel this way, but a lot of years, I felt like going to church was like a chore. Like I would go because I should go, but also like my kids would just fight; and they'd be like throwing fishy crackers everywhere and stealing my phone or like breaking toys or like fighting with each other.
And I was like, why am I even here? Like it felt more of like a checking it off a to-do list of this eternal to-do list that I'm supposed to be doing or something…than it was actually like for communion, for conversation, for communication with God.
I feel like I kind of lost that throughout the years; and I lost it because motherhood, it can be really heavy. There were so many burdens placed on us either from ourselves or from our own families or whatever, and we just had so much to do.
And I remember being in such a fog in my early years of parenting of just like being tired and just trying to survive, really. And so, I kind of got into this rhythm of just like, this is what you do, so you just do it.
It wasn't so much a focus on God, really; it was just a focus on like, this is what we do, so we do it.
At some point in my life, as an adult, I started learning more about thoughts and beliefs, and all of this work that I share in this podcast, right? Think, feel, do; our thoughts create our feelings…our feelings fuel our actions.
I learned that thoughts are-- thoughts come in and they go out, and we have a lot more control and power over our thinking than we think. And I learned how to feel emotions and to sit with emotions, and I learned how to tap into intuition and all of that.
And while I was learning this, one of the cool concepts that I learned was that we can believe anything we want to believe; and we can decide if a belief serves us or not.
And it doesn't even really matter if it's true or not; we can just choose to believe it, and we can like love how we show up in the world because of that belief. And it can be helpful for us in our life journey, just having that belief.
One of my favorite examples of this is when my daughter – if you have children and don't want them to hear about Santa, you can pause right now – when my daughter and I were having a conversation about the reality of Santa…and she was just like, "No, I don't believe you," and just kind of like walked off.
And was like, "I refuse to believe that that's your reality," basically, because she loved that, that was her reality. She loved the magicalness of it; and she just decided she was going to keep that belief.
And I was like, 'That's fine, you can keep that belief.' And if I thought--
Another example that I use kind of on the opposite spectrum is like if I always knew every time that somebody died – if there was like a dinging on my computer, like a notification every time that somebody died on earth – and I was just constantly getting these notifications of like death all the time, I would probably be pretty sad.
Probably be like laying in my bed and like crying and like so many people die all the time and, what do I do? And like, it would just feel like overwhelming, almost, to be thinking about it all the time. Even though it's a true thought, it might not necessarily be a thought that's serving me.
So, I started to realize thought work and all of the amazingness that it can be and how I can use it to create and manifest all these amazing things in my life, and change my relationships and all of that.
And I started to think about God; and I started to think, 'Okay, well, if I get to choose to believe something…then like, what do I want to believe? And like, what do I believe about God and what do I want my beliefs to be about him?'
And I started to have so much more of an intentional relationship with God because I realized that my thoughts and feelings really do matter, and that I really can change things with my thoughts.
So, I'm not going to dig too much into that journey. But it was a pretty long journey of just like kind of uncovering like, what do I really believe? Like deep-down, what is most important to me…and what do I want to hold onto and what do I want to release…and what do I want to believe?
So, throughout this time, I'm also changing my parenting. And you probably already know my story if you've been listening to the podcast, but had a difficult time with my kids, especially my neurodivergent kiddos. And so, over time, I started to change things in my relationship with myself and see that manifest in my relationship with them.
Tapping into the Truth that is already inside of you
So, conscious parenting comes from inner healing; that's where it comes from. So, conscious parenting comes simply, naturally so much more easily when we are doing our own inner healing. And there's lots of different modalities and ways of inner healing that we can do, but that's what I started to notice.
But I started to notice these two things kind of coincide. Simultaneously, I'm kind of changing my beliefs about God and being more intentional about my beliefs – and about my relationship with them. And then on the other side, I'm like changing my relationship with myself and I'm noticing these huge changes in my kids.
And for a while, I didn't really notice or acknowledge, I guess, the intersection of those two things until I did. And that's what I want to talk about right now; is the intersection of faith and parenting, and how beautiful it can be because my relationship with God--
I believe in a male God and female God, masculine and feminine God, I call it heavenly mother, heavenly Father, but you can incorporate it however you want to view or to say whatever lingo suits you best.
But my relationship with my God changed so much and mirrored the change that was happening with my relationship with myself, and then manifested in changes in my relationship with my kids and created different behaviors from my kids.
It was like this huge domino effect; and I didn't necessarily notice or acknowledge that one came before the other, and then the other came before the other, and that it was all this kind of like thing happening.
And when I first read Hold On to Your Kids by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, which is when I first heard about this different way of parenting, my kids were pretty little. I remember reading that book and thinking it resonated so much inside of something inside of myself. It resonated with me internally.
It was more than just like, 'Yeah, I agree with it.'
It was like, 'Yeah, this is truth.' Like, there is something universally true about this concept. And I just loved it immediately. And it was because what I noticed was it was our relationship with God. It was like; if we have a secure attachment with God, then like we have a secure attachment with our kids.
And like, it all just seemed to connect in my mind in a way that I hadn't felt any other parenting style connect before. So, I loved it and it resonated. And since then, I've heard someone say that if something resonates with you, if it feels like truth to you, it's because the wisdom was already inside of you.
Somebody was just verbalizing it for you, but you already had that wisdom inside of yourself, and that's when something resonates – that's when it really feels like truth. And that's definitely true for that book. So, fast-forward lots of years of trying to parent in this way and struggling and blah, blah, blah…you can hear my whole story in Episode 1, 2, and 3 of the podcast.
There's also a couple of bonus episodes where I re-shared those special episodes because really it was such a huge change. Such a huge change that I saw in my kids' behaviors over time in their meltdowns decreasing, and in their ability to even look me in the eyes when we communicated, in their confidence levels and their resiliency levels – like everything that I really wanted, the values that were really important to me, I noticed all of those shift and change.
And they didn't shift and change because I was like teaching and talking to them about it and making this external overt thing happening, it was all shifts that were happening inside of myself.
And looking back on it now that it's been so many years since I've been doing this work, I can also acknowledge that it also simultaneously happened as I was changing my relationship with God as well because how we view God often came from how our parents viewed us.
So, we don't really have like any heavenly relationships that we can relate it to. We're like, we don't remember like living with God. We probably don't like remember what that was like. And so, we look at our relationship with our parents, and we're like, 'Okay, that must be what God is like.'
And then people taught us about what we should think about God and what we should believe about God. And not a lot-- Well, I'm not going to say not a lot. Some of that was incorrect in how God views us in our relationship with God.
And it kind of got muddied because those people that were teaching us also had experiences with their parents that they were connecting with their relationship with God. It was all kind of this like muddled mumbo-jumbo.
So, I want you to think about this for a second; if you were raised in a home where you were given a lot of love and praise and connection and kindness when you were good – and by 'good', I mean like quiet and calm and still…and listened and obeyed your parents immediately…and got good grades and did all of the things that like a good child does.
But then when you didn't – when you did the opposite of that – you were given timeouts and yelling and shame and fear tactics, spanking, screaming, maybe even more abuse than that…when that was kind of like what the MO was at that time.
I want you to think back to little you – your self-concept is created in the ages of zero to seven – so, little you, who's creating your self-concept…how you view yourself, and this is what's happening all of the time.
So, you're going to equate failure with shame; like, something's wrong with me, and failure must be bad, and negative emotions must be bad. Right? And anytime that I'm like good feeling happy, good, positive emotions…like that's good, let's do that more – and let's like achieve more and let's do this eternal list of like to-do lists so that we can continuously stay in this peaceful feeling or happy feeling or connection that we're getting.
That's often kind of how it boiled down to in our parenting. So, even when maybe your local leaders were teaching you about God, they still had this like paradigm that they were filtering themselves and God through to then teach you about it also.
So, a lot of the messages that we got were very focused on like, God loves you if you are this, and not so much if you're over here.
And if you do things that are "bad", then maybe he withdraws that love from you or like he's no longer there for you, kind of thing. And I don't know if this was a message before that you got or if this resonates with you at all, but I definitely either overtly or subconsciously got these messages from my own childhood.
And when I then equated that to like, 'Okay, if that's what my relationship with my parents are like, then like maybe that's my relationship with my heavenly parents.' Like, maybe that's also what it's like with them. So, maybe they also love me if I check off this to-do list of all the things that I should do, and maybe they don't if I don't do those things.
And I think that, oftentimes, we perpetuate things that we don't necessarily want to, right? Like even though, logically, I'm like, 'Hey, I know that doesn't make sense,' subconsciously, if I have these like beliefs still inside of myself, I'm still going to be acting from those wounds – acting from those places, those places of like darkness and heaviness that I haven't really sifted through on my own.
How the growth within myself and my children also mirrored my growth and change in my relationship with the Divine
So, as I noticed my relationship with my kids and myself change, it also had to do so much with my relationship with God. And these are the three most important factors; what I believed about God. So, I would like question that for yourself, like, write down on a page; what do I believe about God? And, let my brain just kind of dump it all out. Like what are my beliefs about God?
A second one is, what do I think God believes about me? What do I think he thinks about me? Because a lot of times, we're like consciously like, 'Yes, I know God loves me,' and we say that and we sing it and we speak it out and all the things.
But underneath the surface, we might feel like, 'But I don't read scripture enough, I'm not sincere enough in my prayers…I forget to say my prayers before I go to bed at night.' Or, "I don't serve people often enough", or "I'm not kind enough to others", or whatever.
We have a lot of these like not enoughness vibes. And when I ask people like, well, what is enough? Every single time I ask this question, it's always; perfection.
It's always like, 'Oh, when I do all of the things perfectly right all the time,' which we know is impossible, like that we're humans. Like we don't do that, you know?
And also, we learn from mistakes. So, there's kind of like an important part of not doing things perfectly that we can learn and grow from; that's the only place where learning and growth comes from.
So, we understand consciously like, 'Yes, okay, I don't want to be perfect.' Like there's some good things that happen from not being perfect; I'm going to learn and grow from those things – and actually, maybe I'm going to learn to rely on God a little bit more in those times or whatever. Like there's good things that happen there.
But subconsciously we're like, Ooh, but I don't like failure and I don't like mistakes and I don't want to do that…and also, I'm not doing enough…and also, I could be doing more, which is just another way to say I'm not doing enough.
So, we have all of this muddy thinking, either from other people teaching it to us or the way that we just interpreted us – little us when we were zero to seven gaining all these interpretations about ourselves.
And so, how we view ourselves often mirrors what we think God views about us; and then we take how we view ourselves, that's like literally the glasses that we're wearing in the world 100% of the time.
And everything that happens around us is filtered through this lens of how we view ourselves; and that's going to be creating the results in our life, including the relationships in our life.
So, if we want to change a relationship with somebody around us--
It doesn't even have to be a parent-child relationship, any relationship, or if we want to change our relationship with money or with cleaning our house or with our schedule or with our time – there's lots of different things we want to change our relationship with, likely, that boils down to, first; how am I viewing myself? How does this relate to me? Like, what is kind of a deeper root inside of myself with this thing that I want to change or grow or learn at?
How everything is connected: God, parenting, us and our kids… and where to start the change
And then if we believe in God, our relationship with ourself is also going to be connected and tied into…our relationship with ourself is going to be a relationship with God as well. So, all of these are kind of like interconnected and interwoven, and we don't necessarily like know what to do about it.
And what I found was so fascinating is if you listen to my episode where I interview a client, her name is Maryann, we only coached on parenting. We didn't coach on God, but you'll specifically hear her on that podcast episode, talk about how her relationship with God completely changed…how her relationship with going to church and what she got from going to church totally changed because her relationship with herself changed, because parenting changed. It's all just kind of like intertwined.
Our attachment with God, if it's secure and if we feel connected and unconditionally loved by them, is going to manifest in how we choose to act. If we truly believe that deep down inside of our souls, we're going to want to do those things, and it will come intrinsically.
So, just like the intrinsic behaviors we're trying to teach our kids like empathy and personal responsibility and emotional regulation, all those things we want them to learn, we're teaching them as in like an inside job. Like it's internal; it's not external so we can't teach it through rewards and punishments and consequences and all of that. We need to teach it internally.
It's the same thing with us. We're like, we need to change our relationship with God internally – not just like externally, like talk about it or think about it…like we need to do some inner work so that we truly believe that God loves us and that we can act from that space.
So, when God says like, "The greatest commandment is to love me, to love your neighbor, to love yourself" – in that verse, I'm not quoting it properly; when we can truly feel loved by God, we can truly love God, and then it naturally flows to love other people and to love ourselves. Like it's all so intertwined, and it's the greatest commandment. Is that a Matthew? I think it's a Matthew, but that isn't-- That's the greatest commandment that there is, right?
So, if we just boil down everything and just decide, you know what? I'm going to focus on this…I'm going to focus on my relationship with God, and I'm just going to see what changes in my life and in my relationships with the people around me as I focus on my relationship with him.
And again, those three things. What do I believe about God? What do I think he believes about me? And what do I believe about the dynamic – the relationship between us? Like relationally, what do I feel like is going on here?
One of the verses recently that really stuck out to me is in Romans. I'm just going to read you from the new-- What's it called? New International Version, NIV. I think that's what it stands for. Okay.
It's Romans 8:35, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
37: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39: neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Lord Jesus our savior."
So, if you-- Logically, we can like think that and be like, 'Yeah, that sounds nice, I believe that,' but we might not actually have done the work to believe it in our souls. It's one thing to think something in our mind; it's another thing to think it in our mind and our heart…and really believe it, right?
If we just like think it, but we don't actually believe it, it, kind of, like bumps our head and then like flushes off again. It's like-- It's like a ball hitting us in the forehead and then bumping off again. Okay, yeah, that's nice; and then it's gone.
How do we change our relationship with God?
But if we really let it to sink down into our souls, that's when we can change our relationship with God. So, how do we do that? How do we change our relationship with God? How we do we even know what our relationship with God is?
Those are the questions to ask. That's where I would start; what is my relationship with God like? How do I view God? How do I feel God views me? What do I think he feels about me? How do I think he perceives me? And how do I connect this to parenting and to my life and to all of the goals that I'm trying to achieve? Because all of those are interconnected.
And as you change one, the other will change; you'll notice this, time and time again.
My brand-NEW program to guide you through this change as well
So, the reason that I created this Faith-Based Parenting course, which I'm going to have linked below, is because I often felt like at church, I would feel this love and this gratitude and this ideal way of living in unity and harmony and peace in oneness, and then I would immediately get home and be yelling at my kids or getting snippy.
Maybe not even immediately, maybe like on the drive home or in the church hallway when I'm trying to like find my kids and I'm like getting frustrated. Maybe I feel like I'm breaking up fights every couple of minutes. Maybe I find like I'm yelling more often than I want to, and then like falling asleep and feeling bad about my yelling; and being like, 'Oh, I did it again, I just want to be patient.'
I used to remember praying like every single day for patience and feeling like, why is it not coming? Why is this not happening to me? It's because I was continuously praying about it, but not sure what to actually do myself internally to change anything. I did get there, by the way. That's why I teach what I do now. But patience is not a natural characteristic or trait that I had.
Do you feel like me, maybe, where I was struggling to find like that alignment between like, yes, I believe this, but like I don't know how to actually do it? Especially in those tough moments of parenting, how do I show up in the way that I want to?
I also found that it was a struggle for me to come up with my own unique answers that I was like, is this an answer from God? Is this just my own idea? I don't know. I'm not sure what to do.
And also, this concept that I'm going to be teaching you in this program comes from…this is like babies to toddlers, to teens, to adult children. There is no specific age for this course because this change is something that we can all do at any age.
Maybe you were like me where I saw these harmful patterns of generational parenting and I was like, "I do not want to pass those down, I want to do something different…I don't want to do spanking and grounding and bribes, threats, sticker charts, fancy reward systems, taking away toys and video games so that I can get the compliance that I want from my toddler or from my team." I don't want to do it that way.
But also feeling like I was just stuck in these old habits of parenting and wondering, what does it actually look like to parent in a different way? How do I do it and how do I get my kids to do anything if I don't use force or pressure?
Like, what do I do now? Do I just let everybody just run amok all the time?
And I want you to know that this Faith-Based Parenting course is the answer to that. That no, you don't just have to let your kids just do whatever they want. But it doesn't start with focusing on our kids; it starts with focusing on us and our relationship with God.
Maybe your life looks like-minded a few years ago where I definitely found myself yelling more than I wanted to and not feeling like I was in control of my feelings, especially anger and frustration. I didn't know how to teach my children how to handle their emotions more than just like to talk to them about it or to read them books. But like I knew that it wasn't really getting through to them because I didn't actually know how to handle my emotions.
I also really wanted to drop parenting through shame and fear, and parent through love and peace and connection. It sounded like this lovely ideal, but I didn't know how it worked with my kids and my unique situation, especially when I was dealing with my neurodivergent kids.
I often thought, how the heck do I get them to listen without pushing them? Like, how does this actually work?
And I also found that just like those answers that I wanted to come from parenting, like I just didn't know. How do I know what to do next? How do I do with this? How do I deal with this situation?
The world is busy and chaotic and full. It's easy to take on others' ideas of how we should parent or get stuck in the same old habits and patterns that have been passed down to us. How does God parent us? How can we use those characteristics to parent our own children without it feeling so forced?
This program is designed to help you find your own answers, to help you tap into a peaceful way of parenting and of being even more so – and have concrete tools to get you through all of life's challenges, not just parenting.
You learn how to listen to God and your parenting; and find joy in your children and in your family, which will lead to more purpose in your life in general. If you work, it'll lead to changes in work. If you're at home, it'll lead to changes at home. If you're trying to achieve goals or find some new adventure that you want to go on, or new passion that you want to pursue, it will help in that as well. All of these things are interconnected.
We're going to learn; what is mine, what is my role in parenting and what is not – so that I won't get stuck in the, what do I do about this?
We'll find our own unique talents and gifts in parenting and be able to use them.
We're going to learn about attachment; our attachment and relationship with God, and what we can do to change that so we can change our attachment with our kids naturally.
We're also going to create more space; in order for things to change and happen, we need to create time in our schedule – in our lives, in our heart, in our mind.
I'm just going to leave you with a couple of little quotes that I took from clients recently. I don't have the names for each of these, so I'm just going to kind of list off what people have been saying; "I was able to finally get some real help with my parenting, I'm not continually beating myself up for my mistakes and I have a much better relationship with myself. This has been a huge shift for me, and I'll forever be grateful."
Someone else, "This philosophy has been so amazing, I've made some small changes in the way I think…I've made more conscious choices about how I spend time on a daily basis, and I feel more clear on what I really want to do. I've had a lot of great moments with my kids. It feels miraculous. I want to thank you for everything you're teaching."
Another one, this is one of my most recent ones that I loved; "The coaching techniques and all the tools you've been using have helped me more than what I've experienced in 10 years of seeing a psychologist, as I feel that I'm truly healing myself."
This is not unique, people say that often when they learn about these tools – when they learn about the changes that happen; they're like, 'This has been so much more effective than what I've been doing for the last decade.'
Two more; "I struggled for over 20 years with my older kids not knowing how to parent them and hating every minute of it, this is giving me the hope and tools that I need to be able to continue on in my parenting with confidence that it will all be okay. I am finally receiving answers to 20 years of desperate prayers through you."
I felt exactly this way. I felt like every single day I'm praying for patience and every single day I'm not getting it. And, where is it? And it was these tools, this change, this work that helped change that for me.
One last one, "I'm way less hurtful in my talk to myself and others. My yelling is down 90%. I have confidence. I was not expecting this one, but it showed up out of nowhere. I say 'hi' to people. I make eye contact. I smile more. I didn't realize how much I was hiding in my head."
So, if you are a faith-based parent and you want to learn more about this, and you want to do this work – and you want my help and my guidance in changing that relationship with God and with yourself and with your children – those three aspects of parenting are what you feel guided to work on…come join me in this course.
I'm going to be doing this course live only once, so this time I will be doing it live. And then from then on, it'll be recorded and you'll be able to do it on your own. So, come and join me live; it's going to be an amazing experience. I'm going to answer all your questions. There's just going to be time for coaching, for teaching, for healing, for all the things – for integration. And I'm so excited to start.
So, all of the information is going to be below, and I will see you soon. And thanks for listening to my podcast.
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