I had a recent conversation with one of my good friends and partners in local youth ministry, Crisman Koechig. It was fun for me and I think it will be helpful for you to listen. We hit these important topics, and you should really listen in! * What are the commonalities you see in families who’s children actually spiritually thrive? * What kind of families are most challenging for kids to thrive spiritually? * Should you force your kid to come to church or youth/kids ministry? * What level of involvement in student and children’s ministry is helpful? Are you going to hurt them by hovering in there space? * The concept of Potted Plant Parenting, and giving up being the “cool parent”. That’s it. A nice, easy, helpful conversation that will give you just enough goodness to help you through your week. But it’s only helpful if you listen!