Christian Parent, Crazy World

Christian Parent, Crazy World

Catherine Segars

How to Swim Upstream in a Downstream Culture - Episode 18

November 15, 2021   ●   25 min

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If we are going to swim God’s direction in this downstream culture, people will think that we are odd. They will have all kinds of choice words to describe us. We need to have this expectation in life, and we need to give our kids this expectation as well. If our children stay true to God’s Word and God’s standard, our culture will not celebrate them. In fact, our culture will accuse and may even cancel them. Other Christians may accuse and cancel them. But that’s ok. We stand in good company when we are accused and canceled for our faith.

This episode is the first in a series on being a counter-cultural Christian. In order to do that, we need to (1) stay grounded in the Word, and (2) draw inspiration from those who swam upstream before us. In this first installment, Catherine gives some practical tips and lots of Biblical inspiration to help us swim upstream in our downstream culture.


CPCW 4-part Worldview series – you can find all the episodes at

Episode 6: Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Other Worldviews
Episode 7: What Other Worldviews Are Competing for Your Kids’ Faith
Episode 8: What Sets the Christian Worldview Apart from Other Worldviews
Episode 9: How Does the Christian Worldview Create a World We All Want To Live In?

Episode 4: Is Christianity Just a Religion of Do’s and Don’ts


Hebrews 4:12
Proverbs 14:12


Catherine Segars’ Website: Resources :
Esther Mui: Scripture Songs for Worship:
Seeds Family Worship:
The Corner Room:
Sherri Youngward:
King Things:
The Bigsby Show - Books of the Bible Song:
The Bigsby Show - 12 Disciples Song -
ASL Page on Handspeak (motions to aid in Scripture memory):


“Factose Intolerance,” by Cheryl Lowe, Memoria Press:

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