Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They have tried countless parenting books on the market telling moms and dads what to do and how to do it. Many of these are rigid, fear-based books that leave a large number of parents feeling directionless. Now, there is a grace-based solution from Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries.
Grace-Based Parenting is a refreshing new book divided into two parts: the needs we are trying to meet in our children and the delivery system for how we meet them. Kimmel recommends creating a grace-based home environment that allows children to meet their full potential, to parent children in the same way God parents us. He presents a child's true needs -according to Scripture - and provides parents a realistic, do-able way to meet them.
The result: spiritually strong children who grow up with a sense of calm and a heart full of purpose and confidence.
Please Note: Chapter two from the original print version has been intentionally omitted from this abridged audio version.
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Yes. It gives specific examples of what to say to your children in different instances and how to handle difficult issues.
I liked that the author continued to stress the importance of focusing on our own family.
He has a nice voice and was believable. I felt like I was listening to a counselor.
I liked the beef sessions without excuses. I think kiddos as they get old would really like that and too, I think it models brilliantly how to listen.
A must read for every parent. Especially parents who want to truly communicate the LOVE of God. It was revolutionary for our family. I kept saying out loud, "I need to listen to this again. Wow."
Mission of Motherhood is similar, and Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
Passionate, direct, didn't distract from the content
YES! And I DID! On a road trip.
Are you a parent? LISTEN TO THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY. I am not kidding. You will be so glad you did!!
I'm so glad we revisited this book in audio form! It gets straight into my ears! Love the practical examples and grace for parents WHILE parenting as well as grace for the kids! Thank you for the insight and reassurance we are on a good path to raising our kids!
I'm a first time mom of a 2 year old. Both my husband and I come from non-Christian homes and wanted to learn more about Christian parenting. Learned a lot of wonderful things about loving like God loves. Plan on reading and re-reading this book over and over for the next 16 years!! Thanks so much! God bless!
Our Christian Therapist also loves this author and recommends content from them. We've read many books about parenting and coparenting. This is a good book and teaching to have available.
I recommend this book to all parents! The grace-based approach really applies to all relationships not just parenting. Rather than focus on a set of techniques designed to modify behavior, Kimmel presents
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