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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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August 22, 2023

Our Kids Are Being Kidnapped by Outside Forces

Whether it’s our kids and screens or our college students being led away from the values we instilled in them, our kids are being kidnapped by outside forces.

Stephen Arterburn, founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, host of #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk show, New Life Live!, and founder of Women of Faith conferences is with us to talk about his newest books Understanding and Loving Your Child in a Screen-Saturated World and Understanding and Loving Your College Student.

Steve suggests that along with limiting screen time we also get involved with our kids in screen time. That being said, there is no substitute for face to face, relationship building time with your child.  

Steve also shares that if you’re sending your kids off to college, it’s important to know your child. Will they need to hear from you daily? Or do they need a week to make friends before a phone call?

Encourage them to engage with the activities offered on their campus to help them to meet other people and get the most out of the college experience. It’s also important to note that college isn’t for everyone. What would best set your child up for fulfilling God’s call on their life?

Shawna challenges us to move from celebrating what we know to putting it into practice. Next, the gavel has come down. You’re guilty. You’re about to face the penalty, and the judge does something unprecedented.

Perry admits, “There are moments I fear I’ve disqualified myself from being at God’s table.” Last, Shawna shares a story of hearing from God and learning to obey what He’s said.


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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

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.