2006. Florida. The Shamu Show at Sea World. Before the show began, the trainers explained how they train the majestic killer whales. A bar is placed under water. The whale is trained to jump over the bar. As the whale obeys the command, a handful of fish awaits it on the other end of the pool. If the whale goes under the bar, there is no reward.
Nestor whispered a simple prayer that went something like this: “Lord if humans can control these enormous beasts and direct them to obey a certain command to encourage the desired behavior, show me how I can raise my daughters in such a way that I can encourage godly behavior.”
The Lima’s got two terrific ideas: “Power Points” (a reward system designed to encourage good behavior) and “Power Conversations” (topical conversations to instill Biblical values). As soon as they returned from their trip, Nestor introduced these two ideas as a new game they’d play as a family.
During family dinners, they began holding regular chats with their daughters who were ages three and five at the time. Through “Power Conversations” they mentored and coached their daughters on principles for successful living. The results were amazing—they noticed incredible personal growth while a strong family bond formed.
Through this process, they discovered that effective parenting is founded in relationship. Years later, they decided to share their story and wrote the curriculum, Beyond Parenting: Building a Godly Dynasty. Their passion became their mission—to help parents effectively connect with the hearts of their children as providers, mentors, and coaches.
Nestor and Dina have been married for over two decades and have two daughters, Gianna and Nathalia. Both daughters attend The King’s University in Southlake, Texas where they are pursuing degrees that align with their calling. As a family, they enjoy soccer, Tex-Mex dining and being part of their Gateway Church family where they serve in Groups, Equip, and Jewish Ministry.
Nestor and Dina Lima are a dynamic duo who speak and coach on parenting. They are passionate about family and helping parents become the best guides possible for their children. Sharing from their personal experience in an authentic and down-to-earth style, Nestor and Dina inspire parents to feel confident and less stressed about parenting and building godly dynasties.
Nestor and Dina wrote the curriculum, Beyond Parenting: Building a Godly Dynasty. Dina Lima is will soon publish her book, It’s All About Relationship: The Secret to an Amazing Parenting Adventure.