The following is a transcript of the Family Ministry Podcast episode titled, "Ministering to Your Kids." [00:00:00.810] - Maranda Hello and welcome to the Family Ministry podcast where we equip you to disciple your kids God's way. On today's episode, we are going to discuss how to minister to your kids. The elders of Cobblestone have dedicated the month of March to learning about how to minister. So I thought we'd follow along with that topic here or on the podcast, but change the subject slightly to apply it to our kids. Because as parents, we are called to minister to our kids. [00:00:36.140] - Maranda We as parents are actually called to be the primary ministers to our children. That is a call by God, and no church position usurps that position of mother and father. No pastor, no family ministry director has a role higher in ministry than that of mother and father when it comes to kids. So the elders have broken it down into a few different topics, which I
[00:00:00.170] - Maranda Hello, and welcome to the Family Ministry Podcast, where we equip you to disciple your kids God's way. I'm Maranda Gomes, and today I have the special privilege of having my husband Ed here with me. [00:00:12.880] - Ed Hi, everybody. [00:00:13.990] - Maranda Because today we're going to talk about prioritizing marriage. [00:00:18.270] - Ed That's right. [00:00:19.110] - Maranda You know, it's February, we've got Valentine's Day coming up, and I just thought that today would be a good time to talk about things we can do to strengthen our marriages. Because healthy marriages tend to produce healthy disciples of our kids. [00:00:36.620] - Ed That's correct, because healthy marriage is the place where God intended to bring about healthy children. We see in Scripture, when the apostles are talking to couples and families, they always address the husband and wife first, and then they address the parent and kid relationship.