Today I have been catching up on my blog reading. I found this great post on Revolutionary Parenting. In recent months I have really been searching to be a better parent. We have a teenager and I pray for God to keep Him during his teenage years. Every parent of teenagers needs wisdom on how to lead in these days. We also have a 2 years old. I need wisdom in how to shape her into a woman of God. Of how to be corrective and loving. Parenting is hard work. Pete Wilson wrote a great blog on parenting and spending time with your kids. Hope you enjoy:
“I just finished a book which really rocked me entitled “Revolutionary Parenting“. I didn’t agree with everything in the book, but man did it get me thinking.
In the book Barna discusses the research that uncovered a number of common denominators to raising kids with a life-impacting faith.
One of the key factors which won’t surprise you is simple quality time in dialogue between parent and child. Parents who raised kids with a life-impacting faith spent between 90-120 minutes a day engaging each other.
To place that in context, the typical American family spends less than fifteen minutes of direct parent-child conversation.
This is something we’re trying to be more intentional with. When I’m at home and my kids are awake I want to be engaging with them not the…
When I pull into the garage everyday I have to say a simple prayer that goes something like this: God you know I’m tired. You know I would love to go into this house and just hide out for a few hours to recoop. But God what I’m about to do is the most important part of my day. Give me energy I don’t have. Give me wisdom I can’t find. Allow me to go in there and give the best of what I have.”
HT: Pete Wilson