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Rodney and Michelle Gage: Carrying Out God’s Design for Family | Episode 78

December 18, 2019

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In this episode, Rachel sits down with family dynamic geniuses, Rodney and Michelle Gage, share their insight on creating a family structure that will make a difference. They talk through the 5 shifts that all families can incorporate into their values to move towards God’s desire for the family unit. They also talk through the 5 signs that your family may be drifting away from it’s original design. This conversation brings so much light to any family you may be a part of as a spouse, parent or child.

If you’re wanting God’s vision for family to become your vision for family, need some “next steps” in implementing health into your family dynamic and want to see a healthy shift in creating structure in your home, this episode is for you!

A few things we mentioned:

The 5 Shifts (Moving away from what’s “normal” in society and find God’s desire for your family)

S – Start with the end in mind (personal and family vision) Proverbs 29:18

H – Hold to Core Values

I  – Identify your GPS (goals, passions and struggles)

F – Find Life-giving Friendships

The 5 Stages of when you know you’re drifting away from one another

D – disappointment

R – regrets

I – isolation

F – frustration

T – tension

Nehemiah principle: vision has to be renewed every 26 days

James 5:16

Family Shift: The Five Step Plan to Stop Drifting and Start Learning with Greater Intention by Rodney and Michelle Gage

Family shift podcast

Family shift blog

Rodney on Instagram

Michelle on Instagram

Re:Think Life Church

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