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Loving Our Kids on Purpose

Making a Heart-to-Heart Connection
Narrated by: Troy Klein
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

You can raise good kids!

Loving Our Kids on Purpose combines the principles of the Kingdom of God and revival to form a powerful strategy for parents.

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. (2 Corinthians 3:17). Rather than the traditional approaches that train children to learn to accept being controlled by well-meaning parents and adults, this book teaches parents how to train children to manage their freedoms and protect their important heart-to-heart relationships.

Children were designed with the core need of freedom. To deny this or live ignorant of it eventually destroys the trust connection between parent and child.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.(1 John 4:18 NKJV).

Loving Our Kids on Purpose introduces paradigms, perceptions, skills, and ideas that will help parents reduce fear by eliminating the tool of punishment, and strengthening the core character of their children by empowering their self-control and value for their relationship with their parents.

©2008 Danny Silk (P)2016 Destiny Image Publishers

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Life Changing

I would recommend this book to everyone raising children ... My prayer is for the Lord to ingrain into my brain these truths that I have missed all these years ... I have so messed up this parenting thing in so many ways ...with all of my good intentions!!! I have been parenting out of pure fear ... thinking that I could control behavior! Fear of failure ....I have failed miserably ...
Lord change ME, open my eyes to your Perfect Love - help me to know your love in my heart so that I can LOVE my kids on purpose!!!
Thank you for sharing these pearls of wisdom & truths!

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Thank you

This book gives me more understanding on how to raise and approach my child. After listening to this book, I rarely yelled at my child as before. I now realized what I’ve been missing. Thank you.

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Wow! Amazing!

I have learned so much from this book! I think every parent, christian or not, should have this tool in their arsenal.

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Game changer

We have four kids and this book has been a game changer in our house!!!!

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Phenomenal Book

Thus book will give you inspiration to renew how you deal with individuals, as well as children.

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A lighthouse on the tricky path called Parenting

Absolutely enjoyed the book.

As a father of three almost every minute was eye opening and revealing.
The narration is also well paced.

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Great focus

Great refocus as we are parenting kids ages 10, 9, 8 & 7. This book gave us a lot of ideas and tools.

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I needed this book so much!

This book has so many helpful tips, verbage and perspective that I needed to be a better mom. before this book I thought my job was to walk around helping and punishing all day long and it drained all of the enjoyment and energy out of my interactions with my kids. I made their problems into my problems and would feel stressed because of it. this book has given me a totally new perspective on how to bring love and joy back into the mundane and challenging parts of parenting.

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Transformed my parenting!

This book transformed the way I parent my kids! So practical and amazing Biblical tools for parenting without harsh punishment.

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Great connection based book

great narration. very teachable concepts! My husband and I both enjoyed this audiobook and plans to get more of his work.

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  • John Fin
  • 02-13-17

Fantastic and extremely useful book

I have a 15 month old son. This book has already made a huge difference to ou

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  • MideastMC
  • 04-04-19

Helpful and insightful (but will buy print book)

This book is a refreshing take on parenting from a Christian perspective, which furnishes the listener with both a compelling paradigm, to bed in over months and years, and tools to deploy immediately. Central to the whole book is the focus on recognising both a parent’s and a child’s power and need for freedom, and the importance of a heart connection between them that is more resilient and more effective than any external system of control. I have some quibbles, with the theological framework which asserts a very hard and fast distinction between the Old Testament and the New Testament, and with the allowance made for corporal punishment which I found confusing in the broader context. Neither of these are significant problems for the main argument and the genuinely exciting approach to parenting that it presents.

Alas the audio is let down by hasty and inattentive reading and there are several misplaced emphases.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-18

Loved it took a lot out of this book and will use

I will be using some of the tips from this book. recommended.

Loved A***

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  • Josie O.
  • 03-31-18

very good but too brief

loved it but too brief. very helpful examples too. The narrator was also very good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-18

Best parenting book I've ever read!

Full of very useful and practical advice and methods & example conversations. I really wish I'd read this years ago!

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  • 10-10-16

Excellent reading

Loved it, easy to listen to. Enjoyed the concepts presented, valuable reading for every parent. This book has the potential to change generations for good . Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-19

Wonderful and challenging advice

Putting the ‘loving your kids on purpose’ principles in a Christian context, the book promotes treating your children with honour and disciplining through love and not punishing with fear and anger.

Challenging but wonderfully inspiring, it shows you how to help kids develop behaviour they will keep even when you are not there - because they love and value not hurting your heart of love towards them.