Give Them Grace-Broadcast on Haven Today was quite possibly the best one on parenting/shepherding your child's heart that I've ever heard! It really stirred my hard and gave me food for thought! Here are a few words from the authors of "Give Them Grace. Dazzling Your Kids With The Love of Jesus." Click here to hear the broadcast. If you have children at home, it is so very worth your time to listen and glean from this talk!!!
All of us want to raise good kids. And we want to be good parents. But what exactly do we mean by “good?” And is “being good” really the point?
Mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson contend that every way we try to make our kids “good” is simply an extension of Old Testament Law—a set of standards that is not only unable to save our children, but also powerless to change them.
No, rules are not the answer. What they need is GRACE.
We must tell our kids of the grace-giving God who freely adopts rebels and transforms them into loving sons and daughters. If this is not the message your children hear, if you are just telling them to “be good,” then the gospel needs to transform your parenting too.
Give Them Grace is a revolutionary perspective on parenting that shows us how to receive the gospel afresh and give grace in abundance, helping our children know the dazzling love of Jesus and respond with heartfelt obedience.
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick holds a masters in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She is a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, is a retreat and conference speaker, and is the head of Women Helping Women Ministries. Fitzpatrick has authored nearly a dozen books, including Because He Loves Me.
JESSICA THOMPSON is a member of an Acts 29 church and has been homeschooling for the past two years. She is married and has three children.