Paul David Tripp’s writings in “Parenting 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” helps lessen some of the scary pressure society puts on parents, which is to do everything perfectly. Instead of giving us a guilt trip for not being perfect stewards, Tripp’s book offers a unique perspective on parenting. He admonishes parents that our children are not our own but are God’s children and we are ambassadors or earthly representatives. Our job is not perfection, but to point our kids in the right direction. On our journeys to find Christ we will make mistakes, but as long as we remain hopeful and our eyes on the path toward our Heavenly Father we will be okay. His book highlights the principles of parenting, not the rules or tasks or checklist. It gives us room to breathe, think, and grow.
One of my favorite passages in the book is: “Your work as a parent is a thing of extreme value because God has designed that you would be a principal, consistent, and faithful tool in his hands for the purpose of creating God-consciousness and God-submission in your children. You can’t create this yourself, only God can, but you have been appointed to be an irreplaceable tool in his powerful hands.” As a parent, I find it comforting to know that God trusts me enough to give me a role in my children’s future. While it is not a job that I must do alone; together, with his help, I’ll guide my children in the direction of Godly love. If you’re looking for a book you can read with your spouse to help you determine how you can work in partnership with your heavenly father to raise children to know their creator, then this is the right book for your family. You can either purchase it or enter below to win it. This book will also make a wonderful gift to expecting and new parents around the holidays.
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Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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