“Wind & Waves” Part 9

Wind & Waves: You Gotta Read This! (YGRT!)
“Behold, children are a gift from the LORD.” – Psalm 127:3
 
“The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising A Family”
Stuart Scott & Martha Peace, 2010, P&R Publishing, 241 pages, $11.99.
 
Parents and children need help from the One who is Perfect, who understands our need, and who can really help us – God Himself. The most important relationship in your family is your relationship with God – that’s the relationship that is emphasized in The Faithful Parent – encouragement to persevere in parenting in a biblical way and leaving the results to God. The Faithful Parent has 10 easy-to-read chapters; individually giving clear, practical, biblical counsel for parenting infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. Chapter 7 is a deeply convicting biblical discussion of Ephesians 6:4 and Colossians 3:21, presenting 15 ways parents provoke their children to anger and discouragement. Chapter 9 offers wonderful encouragement with specialized biblical counsel for single parents, divorced parents, homes where one parent is gone a lot or out of the picture temporarily, grandparent problems, when one parent is a believer in Jesus but the other parent is not, and parenting a child with special needs. Chapter 10 overflows with hope by offering a month of daily devotionals for parents struggling with a very difficult child, or with a child who has rejected the Gospel and is not born again. Each chapter of The Faithful Parent
includes helpful, practical daily tasks and thoughts for parenting in a way that pleases God and blesses your child. The book is full of charts that make the information easy to understand and apply. Scott and Peace write in a warm, encouraging, straightforward style from both Scripture and their own personal experience as parents. If you would like to donate a copy of this book to the church library that is being assembled, please contact Pastor Jeff.