I remember this moment so well. My husband snapped this picture in the first few days after bringing my daughter home from the hospital. Because she was born two months early, she was under the care of the NICU for 7 weeks.
As you can probably tell from the image, I was elated to finally bring my baby girl home.
The look on my face here is a perfect example of the bliss we all feel when bringing a child home for the first time.
But that bliss soon gets replaced by a little anxiety and fear. Then, some years down the road, frustration and disappointment starts to creep into the relationship between parent and child.
And yet, that range of emotions doesn’t stop parents from loving their child. At least it shouldn’t.
As for me, experiencing the ups and downs in parenting fueled my desire to seek God more, not less.
No one said parenting would be easy.
I’m regularly asking other Christian parents, peers and veterans, what’s working for them. Even though it’s understood that there’s no one-size-fits-all method for raising children, we all agree that the Bible holds the answers to our child-rearing woes.
I’m very intentional about how I raise my children. And I suspect, if you’re here, that you are too.
I invite you to join me on this journey as I discover the key tenets to raising godly girls, which will culminate in a book and event.
My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Proverbs 1:8 NIV