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It might feel like fall just started (or if you live in Florida, that summer never left), but the Holiday season is right around the corner.  Today I share some ideas for how you can set up your family to enjoy each other more, consume less, and make Jesus the true center of the season.

You cannot be passive in the struggle against consumerism in your life.  If your standard is whatever anyone else is doing for their kids, you will not win. Share on X

Highlights of the show include:

  • Why experiences are better gifts than stuff
  • Developing a “one in, one out” rule for possessions in your home
  • Taking a family mission trip
  • Aiming for gifts that stir creativity or unite in relationships
  • The “3 gifts only, because that’s all that Jesus got” principle
  • Make a big deal about what you are getting Jesus for Christmas
    • Practicing Advent as a family
    • Reading God’s word as a gift to Jesus
    • Pick a family to bless
    • Go together with your church to do big things for Jesus
    • Pick a place to serve
    • Bless the poorest of the poor

Resources mentioned

Get your “Fun Family Conversations” and “Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas” ebooks

Hopegivers Hope Chest

How to prepare for a meaningful advent

World Vision Catalogue

Operation Christmas Child

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering