Episode 43: Personal Space

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In part 1 of our 2-part-series on the theology of the body, we talk about personal space, and how we teach our children about respecting their bodies and our bodies too.

 

Topic of the Week:

Personal Space

  • Theology of Personal Space
    • I am not a chair
    • God created us with bodies and called them good.
    • Our bodies as a temple and how we can use that for affection but that can get unhealthy in a bunch of different kinds of ways
  • Exclusion & Embrace
  • What Does Affection Look Like as Kids Grow?
    • Think about it for both sexes of kids
    • Also think about it for different ages. When does kissing on the lips get weird?
    • Realization: we can still be super affectionate dads while maintaining boundaries over our body

 

Kid Body Consent

  • Adult Manipulation
    • It’s’ our role to give our kids the space to say no, even when church members can be pushy
  • Modeling to Our Kids
    • If we model guilt when someone else lays claim to our bodies, we set our kids up to feel guilty when somebody else wants to lay claim to their bodies

 

Wins & Fails

Manderson: Busy week, our family has not been home once this week for dinner. Has led to some serious freak outs and emotional outbursts.

Bevil: Lazy Nighttime

Stout: Spring break strawberry picking. “When I grow up, I’m going to tell MY kids they have to brush every time they eat.”

Weirdness

The guys discuss their favorite 'Middle of the Blockbuster' movies.