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Reading With Your Kids is all about encouraging parents to read with their kids, and cook with their kids, and do activities with their kids, and experience tv, movies and music together. In other words, our podcast is all about helping parents build stronger relationships with their kids.

Mar 31, 2024


Matthew Paul Turner is on Reading With Your Kids to celebrate his children's book "You Will Always Belong." He explained that the book encourages children to feel a sense of self-acceptance and belonging. Matthew emphasized that loving oneself is important for truly loving and accepting others. He discussed previously feeling called to provide his own children with a healthy introduction to God through children's literature.

Matthew shared his experience finishing a deceased friend's unfinished books, saying it helped with the grieving process. He found it powerful when a pastor later told him one of his books brought comfort to a woman in her final days. The conversation touched on themes of community, self-doubt and God's message of not being afraid. Matthew hopes "You Will Always Belong" will help children feel seen and empowered in their own belonging.

Jed Doherty recommended supporting Matthew's work and reflecting on fostering belonging in the face of life's uncertainties. The discussion provided thoughtful insights into faith, mental health and using children's stories to start meaningful family discussions. We also hear a highlight from one of our past conversations with Mitali Perkins

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