My Strength is My Story with Dr. Meg Meeker, Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need”.
Dr. Meg Meeker: A wife of 36 years, a mother of four children, and a grandmother of four. Dr. Meeker is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens, and children’s health. She has served as a co-host of Dr. James Dobson’s nationally-syndicated daily radio program, Family Talk, and has appeared on national programs including TODAY, FOX & FRIENDS, Dateline, NPR, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Oprah Radio and many more.
Meg Meeker, MD, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, certified by The American Board of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of The Medical Institute.
Dr. Meeker is an active part of the NFL’s Fatherhood Initiative, and is a regular speaker at Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conferences.
“We need to know who we are behind our kids’ eyes.” ~ Meg Meeker, MD
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including love, strength, feelings and life management! Be inspired and encouraged to keep raising your spiritual potential.
- Speaking on behalf of kids
- What kids need from us?
- Hurt and Pain
- Hope and Encouragement
- Why fathers?
- I’ve got this!
- Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
- How are Dads portrayed?
- A Father Crisis
- Make Room for Dad
- Shearing off your Identity
- Deeply Wounded
- How to navigate relationships
- God is Called Father and So are You
- The Hero
- The complimenting of the Male & Female
- The Mission
- The Bond of the Father
- Why are Dads important?
- Value of Human Life
- Significance of Human Life
- Live in Bitterness
- Live the right way
- Teachable moments
- Tell the Truth
- Serve with them
- Medical Missions
- Take the high road
- Break the cycle
- Dad and Dementia
- Does God forgive me?
“A lot of what I speak about was shaped through my experience as a mom and what I was concerned about with my kids.” ~ Meg Meeker, MD
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“The best thing I could do for the kids is to help their parents.”
“It’s really a privilege to get to hear somebody’s hurts, and fears, and worries, and pains.”
“I’m a middle-age, white grandmother.
“We were trained to go!”
“What I tended to do was to push my husband out of the way.”
“Dad’s aren’s getting much encouragement.”
“As a mom, I was undermining my husband.”
“We have incredible power in these mens’ lives.”
“We’ve got to be careful not to mow over people.”
“There’s nothing more controlling than a loving mother.”
“Life is so much easier when you just surrender territory and power.”
“We do need God and we do need our husbands.”
“A lot of women don’t want anything to do with God, the Father.”
“It’s our woundedness that is really crushing a lot of the issues in our families.”
“I think the fact that God chose men to share a name with His is incredible!”
“We as women need to really respect that.”
“God also gave Dads all the wiring they need to live that out.”
“Your child looks up to that man and sees authority, a knowledge, and a power that mom doesn’t have.”
“I know to my daughters I’m a hero to some sense, but their Dad is their hero in a bigger sense.”
“Here’s the cool thing; he still has all the wiring. No one has put electricity to it.”
“I really want to start to ignite some serious conversations about the importance of fathers, because no one is having them.”
“The worst thing you can do as a mother for your relationship with your kids is to criticize their dad.”
“What is right is to help men.”
“Out of our strength, we’re going to respect others because that’s exactly what Jesus did.”
“If you want better back, start there. Don’t keep doing what you’re doing.”
“What give you more value?”
“Nothingness cannot create significance.”
“Why do your assume you’re not doing things well?”
“A leader walks in front and carves the path and lives in such a way that says, ‘follow me’.”
“Learning how to speak to people changes how you thing about people and how you treat them.”
“Come along with me, and I’ll show you.”
“Make sure you tell your kids opportune things at the opportune times. Don’t miss these moments.”
“Let them see you refuse to lie.”
“Whatever they see, they become.”
“You can in a very real way, help your child have what you may not of had.”
“Am I forgiven?”
How do you know if you’re doing it right?
- Reconcile the father/dad wounds. Forgive and release.
- How has God loved you? Turn and give it to your children.
What has your story gifted you?
“Because when you’re willing to see what’s true and you embrace that truth (even though it’s very, very hard and it requires you to change). When you change, that give you more power. And it give you more freedom.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
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