In our latest Poosh conversation, Kourt chats with her pastors, Chad and Julia Veach. They talk about how to teach your children about religion and faith without forcing your own beliefs on them, parent guilt, and the importance of showing your kids unconditional love—all while whipping up a healthy summer meal (recipe below).
The trio talks about taking regular moments like getting ready for bed and asking your child, “Hey, is there a friend you want to pray for or anybody at your school going through a hard time?” Kourt shares a sweet story about Reign: “He told me he asked his friend if he liked his outfit and the friend said ‘no.’ Reign replied, ‘It breaks my heart into a million pieces.’” Through the convo, Kourt realizes she could use that situation as an opportunity to suggest to her son, “Should we pray for them and pray they like your style?” as she softly giggles. She adds that she listens to her positive morning playlist in the car with her kids, which has a mix of happy and church songs to set the tone of the day.
Chad, founder of Zoe Church, also shares his favorite scripture from Proverbs on raising children and an impactful quote he recently read from Frederick Douglass: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Let those wise words sink in and watch the full conversation on family and faith below. Plus, learn the recipe for baked salmon topped with avocado salad at the end.