The Purpose of Parenting
There is no doubt a reason why God chose YOU to parent each of your children. God has a greater plan and purpose in parenting, overall. He desires for you to raise interdependent, lifelong followers of Jesus who desire to make a kingdom contribution. Let’s talk about how to make this purpose the ultimate win in your parenting.
The Privilege of Parenting
It may not always feel like it, but it is a privilege and an honor to be a parent. Be challenged to remember this Biblically-based perspective on raising children, especially when you might be losing your joy, perspective, or patience with the gifts that God has given you.
In this second look at the Potholes of Parenting, it’s time to take a deep and hard look at yourself as a parent. What makes you feel discontent or dissatisfied with your child? Explore the roots and unpack how to find contentment with who God made you and your child to be.
It is clear that we should be praying regularly for our children. But oftentimes that is easier said than done. Prayerful parenting is an intentional effort. And then the power of those prayers reverberates in and through your children. Take away some simple yet impactful reminders as you become a more prayerful parent. Never stop praying!
The Push and Pull of Parenting
Countless things are vying for your attention, time and energy. There are constant forces pushing and pulling on you as a parent. Identify what is pushing or pulling you in different directions, possibly leaving you frustrated, unfocused or fearful. Learn to shift what is pushing and pulling you so that you can experience greater peace and purpose in your parenting.
The Phases of Parenting
Your child is currently in a particular phase of development. This video is an overview of the 5 stages and phases of children and how it then impacts your goals and roles as a parent. Dive in to understand what these phases look like and how God can use you intentionally in these phases.
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College and Beyond
You have made it into the final phase of parenting! A variety of educational and career opportunities lay in front of your child. Similarly, a variety of approaches can be taken as you shift into the empty-nest phase. Close out “The Phases of Parenting” studies with what parenting your college and beyond child may hold.