I’m proud to announce the audio-book release of Parenting in Christ: Lessons from the Parables!
"It is a lovely study on the parables' value for bringing up children. The format makes them very practical and useful for group study. Her insights into the implications for nurturing children (and adults) are excellent and highly applicable."
- Rev. Dr. William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary
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Parenting in Christ: Lessons from the Parables
by Christina Dronen
10 Lessons Align with the Parables
- Growing in Truth
- Responsibility of Authority / Stewardship
- Trust & Obedience - Integrity
- Perfecting Love with Mercy
- Repentance & Forgiveness
- Finding Contentment
This is meant to be an easier read & more seeker friendly than the first book. It's a great gift for someone you care about
Everyone likes a thankful and happy child who appreciates everything done for them. But helping a child become this grateful is not easy. It requires more than just training a child to say "thank you." A child might say thank you all the time, but still have a bad attitude. What they really need is gratitude. Having gratitude means doing more than being thankful. It also means valuing the kindness of the giver. For a child to have true gratitude, they must be able to see the difference between what's owed, what's earned, and what's a gift. Gratitude is an attitude of the heart and a sign of good character. It is the cure for entitlement, needed for contentment, and leads to generosity.
- From my new book, "Parenting in Christ: Lessons from the Parables" available for 99 cents on preorder from Amazon until Christmas.
No matter how good we talk about ourselves, our behaviors and attitudes are what reveal what's really in our hearts. The truth is that the good and bad things we do and say start with our thoughts. Who we really are is revealed when no one is watching. What we value becomes obvious when we face hard choices. God knows our thoughts, who we really are, and wants us to be the same whether or not someone else is watching. This is called having integrity. Integrity is important in relationships because it builds trust and creates closeness. A parent with integrity is a blessing to their child.
While it's true that children should honor and obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1-2, Colossians 3:20), that doesn't mean that children should obey everyone. Obedience that pleases God means choosing to do what someone God has put in authority tells you to do because you trust and love God (Philippians 2:8, John 14:15, Romans 6:17), Being obedient is not the same as doing good. Children need to be taught who to obey and who to disobey. Knowing what to do is called discernment, and it's important for kids to learn discernment in order to be safe and make good choices. Sometimes disobedience is the best choice. Brave heroes throughout history have disobeyed when someone told them to do wrong.
According to the Barna Research Group, 87% millennials who don’t go to church say they see Christians as judgmental. And they aren't wrong. Many of the most outspoken people who identify as Christians buy into the idea that speaking condemnation will somehow turn a sinner to God. But scripture declares otherwise. God made mercy His catalyst for repentance.