You crafted the perfect Christmas list for your kids—a blend of beautiful, educational, practical, and personal. All will be well when they open their pre-approved number of acceptable gifts. That is, until the gift-giver enters the scene and breaks all the rules. In this episode, Emily and Laura flip the gift-giving conversation to ask, “Mama, what’s going on in your heart?” When we remember God’s love to us through Christ, we can see the gift-giver through the lens of grace as we consider our response. Let the richness of Jesus's birth set a tone of gratefulness in your home this gift-giving season.
Articles, Resources and Related Content:
R|M Advent 2018
Ep. 74, “Grandparents and the Gospel: Why Do Grandma & Grandpa Get Under Your Skin?”
Ep. 75, “Grandparents and the Gospel: Give Them Grace”
“Gospel Thinking: How Do We Decide Our Family Traditions?” - Eric Schumacher
“FAQ: Should I Curtail Grandparent Gift-Giving” - Jen Wilkin
“Gentle Leading Advent: The Gifts of God” - Trish Shank
“X-Ray Questions” - David Powlison
“Christmas: It’s All About the Gifts” - Melissa Kruger
“The Guilt and Grace of Christmas Giving” - Leslie Schmucker
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, - Kristen Welch
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