Joe Carter is a senior writer for The Gospel Coalition, the author of The Life and Faith Field Guide for Parents, the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible, and the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator. He also serves as an associate pastor at McLean Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia.
Joe elaborates on how the decision-making process is circular. The day-to-day decisions we make determine our knowledge, character, and worldview, and in turn, our knowledge, character, and worldview shape our future decisions. He also discusses that we should find a healthy balance between the two fears we are born with, filial fear and servile fear. Filial fear is the more positive fear or the fear we have for God, and servile fear is a fear rooted in distrust or dread. Joe details how parents can navigate specific fears with their children and discusses five ways parents can help them overcome fear.
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