What is your calling as a parent?
In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.
Being a parent is a high calling. I appreciate this Christian parenting book and I’ll continue to read and re-read this one. I need to be reminder, regularly, that I am not in this alone. God is with me. And simply trying to be a “good parent” is not possible unless God is working in me. I also appreciate the emphasis on my own character and helping to build up my child’s character. The part of this book that stood out the most was about control. I need to remember I am not trying to simply control my children’s behavior, but I am trying to instill and encourage a heart change — a new heart.
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He faithfully parents you, so that by his faithful grace you can faithfully parent your children.