1713 My Strength Is My Story with Rodney and Michelle Gage, Family Shift


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Do you ever feel like your family is drifting apart? Rodney and Michelle Gage share how you can stop drifting and start living with greater intention. It's the family shift!

Rodney and Michelle Gage: They have been married for 28 years and have 3 adult children (two who are married and one in college).

Rodney and Michelle are the founding and lead pastors of ReThink Life Church in Orlando, Florida.

For over 25 years, they have devoted their lives to helping people live life on purpose through full-time ministry.

Rodney is a speaker and author of six books. In addition to that, Rodney and Michelle co-authored the book, ReThink Life: How to Be Different from the Norm. Plus, their 40-day devotional companion is featured on the YouVersion Bible App.

"There's not a single couple that walks down the aisle and says, 'Alright, let's make a deal. Twelve months from now, we're gonna go our separate ways.'” ~ Rodney & Michelle Gage

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BOOK: Family Shift

Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including comparison, family, intention, self-worth, and marriage, plus so much more.

  • Family
  • Disney Passes
  • The Love Story
  • The Youth
  • Social media
  • Comparison
  • Identity
  • Focus time
  • Heart of the book
  • Happily-ever-after
  • The D.R.I.F.T.
  • Start with the end in mind
  • Divorce
  • Intended purpose
  • Medical challenge
  • Adaptability
  • Serve
  • Truth
  • Romans 8:28
  • Zig Ziglar
  • Direction
  • It's never too late
  • Who do you want to become?
  • Unified
  • Core values
  • Control
  • Self-worth
  • Make the hard call
  • Leadership

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"Every family ends up somewhere, but few families end up somewhere on purpose." ~ Rodney & Michelle Gage

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Quotes and statements within the interview:

"Now we have the opportunity to piece all of that together to really help bring, I think, what we like to call, hope and how-to's to a lot of families that desperately need it."

"Social media is an awesome tool if we use it to learn and to gleam from; and if we choose the right voices to speak into our lives."

"And so, a lot of times, we're almost reactive than we are proactive. Rather than being on the defense, let's just be on the offense."

"I didn't know she had needs."

"There are great marriages out there. It's just a matter of commitment of both people's part and how hard you're going to work at it, and commit to it."

"Or is your intended purpose to serve God and to serve each other and to focus on building a legacy rather than building memories."

"It was something that we never anticipated, never expected, that we would have something like that happen in our lives. But it brought out so much good."

"It helped our family work through adversity. It helped us take the focus off of our circumstances and put the focus on each other."

"It's the voice we choose to listen to."

"No matter what the challenge is, He's working it together to fulfill a greater purpose so that I can make an impact with my life."

"If a couple is not unified around that mission and that vision of who they want to become, then they're going to be vulnerable to drifting to the things of this world and all the distractions that come with it."

"Spend more time preparing for your marriage as oppose to planning your wedding."

"Focus on the who before the do."

"You didn't do anything wrong. God's created us to have a choice."

"So we can't ever allow our self-worth to be based on what our children decide to do."

"The only way we can do that is to be intentional in everything that you do."

What has your story gifted you?

  • How to relate to the difficulties people face.
  • How to navigate through personal challenges.

"We are a product of our past, but we're not a prisoner of our past."

  • Encouraging moms

"We've been through it. We've walked through it. And we're survivors. We're thriving."

"At some point, we have to give the pen to God and allow God to help us write our story."

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