I’m so excited that you’re joining me as we read Loving Our Kids on Purpose together! Please see this post for all the details on the book reading schedule!
Today is our first post about this book and we will be discussing the Introduction and Preface…really just getting started together!
“Welcome to Loving Our Kids on Purpose! This may or may not be new information to you, but it is most likely a radical paradigm shift. This book will challenge what you’ve come to know as love, discipline, honor and your overall goal of parenting. As well, this book will introduce you to a new way of thinking and living that will bring ease and peace to your family and other relationships.” from the Introduction of Loving Our Kids on Purpose
For me, this has proven to be true as I read this book the first time a few years ago. It was a paradigm shift for me. And now, a few years later, I’m needing the reminders!
Here are some things I would love to discuss in the comments! Also, please go back and read comments from others so you can chime in with each other as well!
Tell us about your family – how many children and their ages!
How would you describe your current parenting style? How is it working for you?
What about your home life would you like to CHANGE?
Perfect love casts out fear. How can we make our homes more full of love and not fear?
There are lots of mentions of PEACE and FREEDOM in this book, so I thought we could write & pray through the book of Galatians while we read this book!
Go here to print your free schedule for writing & praying Galatians during the month of May!
Details & Schedule for Book Discussion
Please go read this post for more details and the reading schedule for our book discussion!
Facebook Live Chat about Introduction
Kris Bell says
Right now we are a hurting family – no peace, not much of anything, but grief. Our sons 9 and 7 are adopted and have been through so many losses. On Feb 16th, their dad, my husband, John died of a massive heart attack here at the house – yet another loss that they have to somehow process. Heart connections are so broken between us all at the moment.
Anger is the emotion of the moment between the boys who have always been best friends, between them and me and yes, many times between me and them
I am interlibrary loaning this book today and will be reading along – hoping to help us all.
Oh Kris. I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine. I am praying for your family even now. I am asking God to tangibly show you and your boys His huge love for you.
Kelly Kiggins-Lund says
Kris – Please know that you and your boys are being covered in prayer. May you feel His love and His peace and may He be your refuge and your joy as you all begin to heal and persevere through life. Praying He makes beauty from the ashes! – Kelly
I have never been to this blog before and somehow I landed on this page. With your comment. That’s not by accident. God wants you to know He is with you. His mercy is on your family. His gentle hands are wrapped around your heart and He will carry you through this season. I am so sorry for your loss.
Ivy Richards says
My children are 11, 9, 8 and 3 1/2. We homeschool and are together a lot. I am grateful that I have no doubts that this is God’s plan for our family because I have wanted to quit A LOT this year, but it just isn’t an option. It has been a tough year. My stress level and anxiety have been almost off the charts and my parenting has suffered for it. I long to make heart connections with my children, but just feel I am missing the mark. I am looking forward to reading more of this book!
Candace Crabtree says
Oh Ivy, I am RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. This year has been really hard for me too. I also feel like I’m missing that heart connection with my children too. I’m looking forward to learning more right alongside you! Thanks for commenting!
My girls are 11, 7 and my son 18 months and I have a husband who works out of town quite a lot recently so most times I am alone with the kids. I feel like I am running on empty. I am exhausted, I yell and angry and I know my kids are hating the person I have become. I know that I need to change so I am so happy that I landed on this page.
Candace Crabtree says
Running on empty….ugh. Yes, I feel your pain. I feel like I’m there way too often. I’m looking forward to reading and growing alongside you, Jo-Anne!