Habits of the Household, with Justin Whitmel Earley — Creating Structure from Mealtimes to Bedtimes
We all have habits that fill our parenting, but are they the ones we choose? Justin Whitmel Earley says that “Our routines become who we are, good or bad, and over time they become the story and culture of our families.” If we do not carefully choose our habits, we end up falling back on rhythms that are forming us to be distracted, overstimulated, too busy, and lonely.
(Wow, that hits close to my home, how about yours?)
Justin Whitmel Earley is a lawyer, author, speaker, and father to four boys! I have quickily become a huge fan of his new book, Habits of the Household: Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms. And I’m so excited to share this conversation with Justin with all of you!
In this episode, Justin and I talk about how the book came to be, (a story we will ALL relate to!) and some of the habits and liturgies families can use to reduce chaos and create sweeter daily rhythms. We camp out on technology for a bit because I love that part of his book. But, I feel like we only scratch the surface, honestly, so I hope to have him back on one day!
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Fun news! We’re SO excited to announce this year’s Perfectly Imperfect Digital Event, taking place April 8. I’ll be in the lineup of speakers, with no-big-deal names (😉) like Bob Goff, Paul David Tripp, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Amanda Bible Williams, and many more…(check out the home page for more!)
This year’s event is called Parent with Purpose and you can get early-bird ticket pricing until March 16. So please grab your ticket soon! (early bird pricing
(I highly recommend checking out the Surprise BOX ticket here!!)
As parents, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands of raising kids. It’s easy to let the days fly by and forget our deepest purpose in parenting. We have a HUGE calling to raise kids that know and love Jesus… but let’s be honest, life is busy.
What if there was a way to parent with purpose in the midst of the carpools and never-ending to-do lists?
This is why we’re pulling together the best of the best to speak into specific ways to parent with purpose. We’re covering topics like…
Living undistracted (with Bob Goff)
Parenting through grief, loss, and suffering
Parenting as an act of worship
Processing emotional and mental health
How prayer can change your family
me…talking about 3 top tips for raising KIDS OF CHARACTER! 🥰
So please grab your early-bird ticket for the Parent with Purpose Digital Event soon. The event will be 100% digital, and the content will be available until December 31, 2022.
You read that right! You will have access ALLLLLLLL year. 9 months to watch and re-watch these sessions. INCREDIBLE!!
More about Justin:
Justin Whitmel Earley is a lawyer, author and speaker from Richmond, VA. Most of all, he is a husband to Lauren and a father to his four sons –Whit, Asher, Coulter and Shep. But he also graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature before spending four years in Shanghai, China, teaching and writing. Justin got his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and he now runs his own business law practice under the Earley Legal Group (www.earleylegalgroup.com) His book, The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, was published with InterVarsity Press in 2019. He frequently speaks at businesses, churches and conferences on habits, technology and mental health. (www.thecommonrule.org) His second book, Habits of the Household – Practicing the Story of God in Everyday Family Rhythms, addresses spiritual formation in ordinary family habits, and was published with Zondervan in 2021. (www.habitsofthehousehold.com) You can learn more about Justin at www.justinwhitmelearley.com.
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