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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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November 14, 2023

Raising Kids of Character Who Change Culture

Why won’t my kids obey? Why do they want everything to be easy? How do we raise kids of character who change culture? We’re so glad you asked!

Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids and a child development specialist. She’s also the author of seven bestselling parent-child enrichment books.

In her latest book, Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character That Changes Culture, Kathy reminds parents that if we want to see our children adopt positive attitudes, act righteously, and develop healthy habits, then we must lead by example in modeling biblical character.

Then, if what you’re going through feels bigger than what you can handle, there is a spiritual strength available to you from God.

Next, Perry shares, “I spent time with a suffering friend on Sunday and walked away feeling like I didn’t help him at all.” It’s a conversation about loving unconditionally.

Last, if you’re working through life’s hard stuff or you need to make a decision about something really important, God will give you wisdom if. Not if we’re perfect, it’s something else.


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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.