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How Do You Raise Ordinary Children in an Extra-Ordinary World?

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Ordinary by Michael HortonToday I'm celebrating my son's first birthday, so today's video from Michael Horton hits close to home. In it he fields an important question:

What tips do you have for raising children to be OK with ordinary—when the world and church only celebrate extremes?

What parent doesn't believe their child is special, unique, extra-ordinary? Yet in his new book OrdinaryHorton cautions Christians against making the extraordinary an idol. In our video he gets specific to us parents.

"The joke is parents are living their lives through their children." Horton says we should want our kids to find and live God's calling—whether it's being a janitor or surgeon—rather than our own unfulfilled ones.

Watch Horton's video and read his book to understand how we can teach our children to be faithful to their callings for the proper functioning and furthering of community.

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