I had the chance to read and review Parenting 14 Gospel Principles. When I was reading the book it made me think again about my decision to be a stay at home father. I work, but I also spend most of my time taking care of my children and my wife. I've had the pleasure to see everything my kids did since birth, and the pleasure to teach them about God.
Over the years (as a man) I've felt guilty that I didn't have the normal career that many other guys have. I work around the schedule of my family. This book teaches us the importance of bringing up our children the way God wants and teaches us to bring up our children. The author's advice is fantastic and makes me (again) realize the importance about being a good father.
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.
In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
I also look at this book in another way. With the Presidential election coming up, all Christian Americans need to realize that we can't live as Christians and then turn around and vote for people who vote for abortion and other things that go against the Word of God. The way we live our lives, vote and treat our children are all important aspects of our Christian lives.
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