Imperfect & Normal Families Only Parenting Seminar
November 22 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 11:30 am
We are excited to welcome Barrett and Jenifer Johnson to Alexandria to host their Imperfect & Normal Families Only Parenting Seminar. They founded INFO for Families in 2013 to “help regular families stay informed, equipped and on task.” There are 3 sessions to choose from – please join us for one or all!
Parenting the Smartphone Generation
Friday, Nov 22 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tickets $10, lunch included
No matter the age of the kids you are parenting or grandparenting, this content will help you to understand the unique challenges they face and to have the tools to guide them to navigate their technological world. The presentation helps you plan as your kids become connected to their friends (and the world) through technology. Specifically, it will help parents prepare their kids for the “wild west” of social media, give guidance to guard against porn, and help families to make wise choices (and stay safe) online.
GUY’S NIGHT OUT
Friday, Nov 22 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets $10, kids free, heavy appetizers included
Drawing from The Young Man’s Guide to Awesomeness, this special event is designed to get fathers* and sons talking about the essential issues of manhood. Using creative communication, videos, and examples from today’s headlines, we help fathers and sons talk openly about porn, girls, and living lives of purpose.
*You do not have to be a father/son(s) duo to attend. If you are an adult male (Grandfathers, Uncles, Mentors, Coaches, Youth pastors, Friend, etc) who is a role model to one or more boys age 12+ we welcome you to bring them to this event.
Saturday, Nov 23, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Tickets $10, continental breakfast included
Barrett and Jennifer will hit on 2 very important topics:
Critical Conversations – Helping our Kids Navigate a Hyper-Sexualized Culture – This workshop covers many of the issues addressed in our popular book, “The Talk(s)” and covers both “what to know” and “what to do” to help our kids make wise choices. Parents leave with the tools they need to have ongoing conversations about physical changes, dating, porn, social media and God’s awesome design for sex. It is great for parents of teenagers but ideal for parents of 1st through 7th graders.
Turning Your Child’s Heart Towards God – Parents today are under tremendous pressure to make sure their kids are successful in academics, sports, the arts, and numerous other things. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that the most important thing we can teach our kids is to walk in intimacy with God. Unfortunately, the faith of the average 17 year old is sort of like his 7th grade science project: mom and dad did all the work and he just put his name on it.” While there isn’t a foolproof formula to help our kids walk with God, there is one foundational thing that parents can do to insure their kids’ hearts are positioned to know Him.
More on Barrett and Jennifer:
They are popular speakers on issues related to marriage and family life, they are frequently characterized as authentic, practical, and wise. They are the authors of…
- *The Talks: A Parent’s Guide to Critical Conversations about Sex, Dating, and Other Unmentionables.
- *The Talks DVD Series and Study Guide
- *The Young Man’s Guide to Awesomeness
- *Your Imperfect and Normal Family
- *Meet Me in the Middle
Their blog at INFOforFamilies.com averages 25,000 hits a month and you can find their Imperfect & Normal Families Only podcast on many popular platforms. Barrett and Jenifer have spent the past 25 years ministering to students and families through the local church, most recently serving as the Minister to Families at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church outside Atlanta, GA. They have five children and three grandchildren.