What does the church mean by the principle of dying to self? How can the practice of dying to self, in little ways every day, lead me into a deeper relationship with God and my family? What are the enemies of my spiritual life? What negative factors deceive the authentic sense of self God wills for me? If my flesh is an enemy, does that mean our bodies are ‘bad?’ Is it actually possible to avoid the influence of the world shaping our lives, and influencing our kids? How can I help my kids resist their temptations toward selfishness and self-centeredness?
When our kids are being good they’re MY kids, when they are struggling they’re Tom’s Kids. –Kari
The first enemy of our spiritual life is not the world or the Devil, it’s our own flesh. Why? Because we have to live with ourselves! –Tom
Do you have a pure, authentic vision of the person God created you to be? The Currans talk about the practice of dying to self and explore three factors that can influence an inauthentic sense of self: world, flesh and devil. Tom discusses the difference between selfishness and self-centeredness. Kari talks about her experience in the last few weeks of eating healthy and working out.