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Effective Parenting in a Defective World (Focus on the Family) Paperback – October 1, 2007
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Ingram then poignantly points out that what is laughable at a distance is frequently devastating up close. Perhaps most disconcerting is that the majority of parents seems to live in crisis mode, only reacting to one problem after another rather than proactively planning and leading their children to and through God's life-giving principles. Ingram shares that moms and dads first need to develop clear-cut objectives whereby they are aiming for God's best and highest purpose to be fulfilled in each child's life. Holiness, not happiness, is God's goal. However, parents often get sidetracked by the world's definition of life success that is in large part exactly the opposite of what God's written word commands. Another "must" for parents is to practice what they preach. As the old adage goes, "Character is always more caught than taught. Always."
The author spends a good amount of space describing, through personal retelling of his family's events and that of others, how to learn God's plan for effective discipline, punishment versus discipline, and words that discipline. Each chapter also includes practical steps for moms and dads to incorporate into their daily routine that will strengthen the bonds between parents and children.Read more ›
Amazing Biblical teacher of Biblical truth!
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Useful ideas and techniques. Clarification to doubts in disciplining our children.Published 3 hours ago by Ducks on a Pond
A wonderful book. Helpful with parenting, relationships in general and just doing the next right thing.Published 2 months ago by Jason
Great book. Did a book study with some friends and we all enjoyed it. Great points.Published 3 months ago by MI Mom
I wish I had this book fourteen years ago. What a great manual for raising children to be responsible and to seek after the Lord as they grow up.Published 11 months ago by TechBrian
Great, practical advice from a Godly perspective. Be forewarned, it's more about you as parents then it is about your children.Published 12 months ago by itcrackerjack