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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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May 23, 2022

Screens, Kids, and Disney

Plugged In’s Adam Holtz joins the team to talk kids, screens, and Disney’s mission to disciple our kids into the LGBTQ culture. First we talk kids and screen time, Adam says the key to success is relationship before rules, and setting our kids up for success to make smart screen time decisions. Then, what is going on with Disney. Disney is committed to 50% of their characters being LGBTQ going forward. Adam says the best practice here is to have an ongoing conversation with our kids about God’s counter-cultural, life giving way to live. 

Next, as a parent, it can be easy to freak out and react in anger. That probably won’t help our kids at all. But do seize this opportunity to talk with your kids about where true identity is found. Then, Adam’s own teenagers can see they’re being discipled by mainstream media culture. Adam shares their insights. Finally, Disney owns Star Wars, Marvel, ESPN, and ABC. Their influence is vast. Adam says let’s teach our kids to be super wise media consumers who live with gospel humility, compassion and truth in a culture that has lost its way.


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!