Parenting

PARENTING

The Most Important Job You'll Ever Love

Parenting has always been a challenge, but today it is harder than ever.  Technology, the fast pace of our modern world, lack of community, and a secular culture which is undermining not just our values, but our very right to form and educate our children. Plus, parents are all exhausted!!

As you confront these difficulties, a parent’s job can seem overwhelming.  But let us put your mind at ease – it is not your job to turn your kids into saints, it’s actually their job to turn YOU into a saint!  God created these children and gave them to you, and we believe God never calls us to a task that He does not provide the grace to accomplish.  So, by God’s grace, you can be the parent He has called you to be!  And we can help.  

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Truths Every Parents Needs to Hear

Learn about some of our core beliefs on parenting.  

      • Kids are uniquely designed to teach us self-sacrifice, unconditional love and complete dependence on God like nothing else.  
      • We need to learn to see behind the eyes of the child. Children do not wake up in the morning planning on how to defy you, annoy you, or destroy your home (though sometimes it’s hard to believe that!).  
      • Discipline is an act of love.  Learn how to change your heart to love your child while forming them. 
      • Siblings are the training ground for future relationships.  This is where kids learn the most.  Parents draw the outline of a child’s life, while siblings color in the lines.  
      • Children need “rites of passage” as they mature.  There are different needs children have in each stage of development.

We are here to offer encouragement and set realistic expectations for you, especially if you never had an experience of a vibrant Christian family life, or if you are not familiar with how to raise children at all. Just remember – you don’t have to be perfect.  The reality is that parenting and family life is messy.

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MFP 253: Mentoring Mothers – Mom of Ten Tells All!

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MFP 252: Managing Relationships – Your Questions Answered!

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MFP 251: Every Parent Needs Healing: An interview with Dr. Bob Schuchts

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MFP 241: 7 Questions to Evaluate Your Child’s Behavior

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MFP 239: Getting Kids to Obey

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MFP 238: Empowering Your Children

Parenting Courses

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Women Wonderfully Made

Preparing your daughter (and yourself!) for adolescence.

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Dads Vs. Wild

Do you have a budding male warrior? Are you worrying about how to get on the same page with him or how to have conversations about the big changes he’ll be going through soon? Learn how you can form him in the ways…

Family

Messy Family University

The school of the family is here! This course is designed to open parents up to God’s vision for marriage and family and teach them the habits that they need to transform their family life. It is part marriage renewal, part parenting course and part retreat.

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