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Dr. Josh and Christi Straub

Please, Sorry, Thanks: Three Words That Change Everything with Mark Batterson

March 16, 2023   ●   51 min

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This is one of the most life-giving conversations we've ever had on the podcast! I mean, come on, we all coach our kids to say the words please, sorry, and thanks as three of their first words. Yet, it's crazy how easily we forget to use them as adults. 

But what if you could successfully reach your goals and strengthen your relationships with just these 3 magic words? Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, wrote a new book called Please, Sorry, Thanks, and it's a book that's not only influencing our own lives, but it's one we're now reading to our kids! In this episode, I (Josh) talk with Pastor Mark about his new book and how to personalize your please, signature your sorry, and thumbprint your thanks.

We talk about:

  • Why it's important to lean on the side of simplicity over complexity with your words
  • The perks of keeping a gratitude journal and normalizing conversations about what you're thankful for with your spouse and kids 
  • Practical ways to exercise your God given ability to imagine and dream big
  • How to build empathy in your kids

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Today's Devotional

A Prayer for the Gift of Humility - Your Daily Prayer - March 26

Humility is truly a gift from the Father. As humans, just like the fruit of the Spirit, it is difficult to walk continually in this godly trait. We need God’s help, His grace. To be granted His heavenly grace gifts, we must become humble before the throne of God.

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