Your home life will undoubtedly affect your leadership life. Many people try to live their lives in “compartments,” but God didn’t create us that way. He created us holistically. In this episode, returning guest Dr. Lon Flippo shares how to prioritize your personal life in a way that will help your ministry or organization flourish.
Dr. Lon Flippo is Professor and Chair of Pastoral Studies at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. With more than 30 years of pastoral ministry experience, Lon has written several Christian parenting books and publications related to faith, church, and parenting in a secularized society. He has also spoken at national conferences about family ministry best practices and parenting.
The highest level of leadership in our lives is right under our noses: our spouses and our children. If we can prioritize what’s most important — our own homes — God honors that, and we model to other people the significance of that priority.
When it comes to speaking about the “good-parenting-good-leadership” correlation, hardly anyone is as qualified as my friend, Dr. Lon Flippo, an authority on both Biblical parenting and leadership. In this interview with him, he outlines some of these practical family leadership priorities:
Examine your current relationship with your children. Is it “a punishment relationship” or “a love relationship”? Love doesn’t mean there are no consequences for our actions, but remember… Even the prodigal son had no fear that his father was going to punish him.
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