The testimonies keep rolling in about parents rising up in their authority in their homes over screen time. Look at this mom’s experience with her children. I LOVE how she did it WITH Jesus and invited the children to participate vs. just doing it FOR them.
“I asked Jesus for peace in the process of getting rid of our iPads. I’d felt it for a while, but your LIVE call was confirmation on so many levels. I also asked Jesus for partnership with my kids, so they would be in on it and feel empowered in the process.
As I put my older three to bed, Jesus reminded me to ‘have them ask Jesus.’ So I asked them if they would be willing to ask Jesus about selling the iPads. I told them it felt like artificial joy and artificial connection and that I wanted to start finding ways to bring in the joy of the Lord and fun ways for our family to connect. Before I had fully finished, my eldest, 12, the one I figured would give me the most fight, said, ‘Oh, Mom, I can tell you right now. My heart cringes when I think about it, but Jesus said right away that would be a good idea.’
My daughter nodded in agreement the whole way through with a ‘yes, we should.’ My 10-year-old quietly listened and at the very end said, ‘Mom, I would LOVE that! I’ve always wanted that!’
I’ll never forget the pure joy and excitement I saw on his face as he looked up to say that to me, made me want to just cry with thankfulness. Jesus answered my prayers, preparing their hearts and having peace in the process. Less than a week later, all iPads were sold for more than we thought! We plan to buy annual Sea World passes with that money, finding new ways of having fun together!