Parenting Is Your Highest CallingParenting Is Your Highest Calling

In this provocative book, author Leslie Leyland Fields explores with refreshing honesty the myths that can lead to unrealistic expectations and distract us from God’s purposes for our children and for us.

Author: Leslie Leyland Fields

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307446091


Page: 240

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In this provocative book, author Leslie Leyland Fields explores with refreshing honesty the myths that can lead to unrealistic expectations and distract us from God’s purposes for our children and for us. Why am I not a more joyful parent? Why aren’t my kids turning out as I expected? Why do I always feel as if I’m not doing enough for my children? Is Parenting Supposed to Be This Difficult? As a mother of six, Leslie Leyland Fields knows firsthand the insecurities and questions that come with rearing children. In Parenting Is Your Highest Calling, she tackles nine myths about parenting, including: • Children make you happy and bring great fulfillment. • You will always feel love for your child. • Your success as a parent can be measured by your child’s behavior. • There is one “right” biblical model for family life. • Good parenting will result in happy children. Through a close look at God’s own life as a parent as well as stories from real-life families, Fields highlights the transforming biblical truths that release parents from the grip of mistaken assumptions. Fresh, provocative insights will lead you to a deeper understanding of God and yourself– an understanding that lifts the weight of guilt and fear and frees you to love your children as God intended. Includes “going deeper” questions for individuals, couples, or groups.

Your Highest CallingYour Highest Calling

As a matter of fact, parenting is one of your primary responsibilities for this season of your life and part of your high calling. There should though, be life in addition to the kids, as you too can fulfill another upward call in ...

Author: Joseph Luongo

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781612151663


Page: 378

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You have a specific unique Highest Calling by God's Divine Design and Purpose. You need to know how to follow His blueprint during your lifetime. Find out specifically: what this is and how to grow into Your Highest Calling, even through difficult circumstances and troubled economic conditions. Some books positively affect you for a long time... Apply what you read here, and this book will change you for a lifetime! So make a serious decision for real positive impact and change... Get this book; to have the opportunity to apply the answers, keys and solutions, you discover. Then continue in this new exciting understanding of your unique mission! These keys and answers presented are specific; the solutions discovered are time tested and work well. Based on the firm foundation of God's Word, this book could well become one of your most important practical manuals, for developing yourself personally and spiritually... in order to uniquely fit into Your Highest Calling! Joseph's High Calling is to develop and bring out the best in others as a life coach. He was recognized by the former President of the U. of MD for his work amongst college students and athletes; he has served as National Chaplain of the United States; and he was recommended for his work by Dr. Halverson former Chaplain of the U.S. Senate along with many other Christian leaders. He also has numerous creative business abilities which are developed from a Biblical perspective, with multiple years of professional training, including an honors engineering degree from the U. of MD. He travels extensively having ministered to those from over 140 nations, with a unique gifting cross culturally. He is recognized internationally for his passion to instill greatness in others; his creative abilities including his patented inventions; and as a life motivator for many, including some professional athletes and coaches.

Parenting the Highest CallingParenting the Highest Calling

Schedule family activities 5. Attend functions in which your child is involved 6. Search out ways to teach your child 7. Ask your child—when, where, why, how, who 8. Catch 108 Parenting: The Highest Calling.

Author: James E. Maggart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595269594


Page: 150

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The world is changing rapidly. Technology and information have made the world a smaller place. These changes have made the job of parenting an effort requiring education and support. Parents are forced to raise their children without the skills needed in our modern world. In Parenting: The Highest Calling, you have all of the information to get started in your parenting process with sound fundamentals. The three steps for a solid parenting foundation, the four areas of balance for building identity and character, and the implementation tools bring the parenting function in focus for the parent. The book is written to be read in a short amount of time so that it can be absorbed in its entirety. After reading, parents can plan a program for their children to suit their own parenting style. For more parenting guidance contact:

Take the High RoadTake the High Road

ese conversations should be kept condential between the children and the noncustodial parent. Set boundaries around using the kids' private cell phones. If the children are old enough, they can receive calls on their own phones, ...

Author: Andrew Heller

Publisher: Dudley Court Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781940013954


Page: 281

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Game-changing guide to divorce. "Taking the high road" means learning to let some things go, fostering forgiveness when possible, and incorporating empathy into actions that affect your former life partner. - Andy Heller, author and divorced dad If you find yourself in the stressful world of divorce - whether you are considering separation, are in the midst of the process or coming out the other side, Take the High Road: Divorce with Compassion for Yourself and Your Family will help replace battleground tactics with a healthy, supportive process that can work for all parties. Unlike primers on divorce written by lawyers, therapists, and other subject-matter experts, this accessible and revolutionary guide comes from a successful businessman and author of popular books on real estate and investments. As Andy Heller struggled through his own divorce, he searched for a practical roadmap to help him, his wife, and his children navigate the emotional, logistical, legal and financial challenges. Finding nothing to help, Heller began interviewing dozens of divorcing couples, marriage counselors, attorneys, judges, and others who could shed light on divorce universal difficulties. The result: a game-changing look at how both parties can choose compassion and cooperation over anger and fear. Acknowledging the high emotional stakes and the high odds of divorce half of today's marriages end in dissolution Heller has written what one marriage and family therapist calls "a manual of best practices for getting through one of life's more difficult transitions." With blunt advice, real-world examples, and 46 practical strategies, this book is a well-organized roadmap to a more positive destination. It provides a less traveled route for navigating a divorce that can heal hearts, prepare for the future, and, most importantly, nurture the children. Step-by-step, Heller's game plan walks readers through four stages: Divorce Structure, Strategy, and Goals Action Steps to Help Your Children Manage Life's Changes Don't Forget about Your Own Needs When Divorcing Healthy Dealings with Your Ex Within those areas, core "strategy" chapters incorporate engaging anecdotes, original insights, and tips from experts. Readers will be empowered with invaluable communication tools designed to lower the temperature of flashpoint discussions and situations. The author even provides "scripts" for dealing with difficulties before debates can arise. Checklists give readers concrete action plans, and clear "Takeaway Points" at the end of each chapter reinforce key messages. Heller writes about incompatibility and other interpersonal problems, but doesn't shy away from tough topics including emotional and physical abuse, infidelity, and restraining orders. Every divorce is different in its own way. Despite differences, however, most divorcing spouses share the same challenges. Readers will find common ground on subjects all too frequently overlooked in other books on divorce: Avoid Unilateral and Wish-List Expenses Therapy Curveballs Visualizing Your Post-Marriage Home Beware of Button-Pushing Events The Two Categories of Advice-Givers When and With Whom to Speak about Your Ex Where is My Deserved Affirmation or Appreciation? Take the High Road will be essential reading not only for men and women contemplating or going through divorce, but also for their friends, loved ones and the financial and legal professionals in their lives. It's a roadmap for a better life journey with more happiness along the way.

The High Calling of MotherhoodThe High Calling of Motherhood

Too often in our culture today, parents are giving up their authority, allowing their young children to take the reins and control every move inside the home. But we are commanded to call our children to obedience.

Author: Chimene Shipley Dupler

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 9781620206577


Page: 256

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Does motherhood matter? Have we lost our sense of identity, especially through social media, which can pour both accolades and acid into our hearts and minds? Does our role as a mother have any lasting purpose? What about the hard stuff? Do we self-medicate more than we self-motivate to fight for our families? If we don’t have a sense of purpose, how will our children? Chimene Shipley Dupler believes you are created for more. You are created in the image of God. You have value, significance, and purpose. You are chosen! In The High Calling of Motherhood, Chimene will challenge and inspire you. Motherhood can change the trajectory of a generation as we discover the authority that God has given mothers. Chimene desires to see mothers experience the joy that comes in the value and worth that God places on motherhood. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} Motherhood is a calling—a high calling from God. Chimene will equip you and give you tools for success. You are a difference maker. You are raising world changers. You are a mom!

The Missional MomThe Missional Mom

Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us In Worry and Guilt. Colorado Springs: WaterBrook Press, 2008. Gibbons, Dave. The Monkey and the Fish. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009. Goetz, Dave. Death by Suburb.

Author: Helen Lee

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575675565


Page: 224

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Do you see motherhood as a mission and divine calling? Today's Christian moms come from a full range of personal and professional contexts, whether they are homemakers, full-time workers in the marketplace, or somewhere in between. Yet many Christian mothers are living missional lives, using their gifts and abilities to further God's kingdom by engaging the world around them. They artfully, passionately, and sometimes messily juggle multiple callings and demonstrate in their modern-day contexts how they are emulating the woman of noble character in Proverbs 31. The Missional Mom will affirm Christian mothers who desire to not only to build their homes in a Christ-like way, but also engage the world with their skills, abilities, and interests. It won't minimize the importance of a woman's role in her home, but it will encourage her to not ignore the stirrings God has planted within her to extend her influence.

The Psychotherapist As Parent Coordinator in High Conflict DivorceThe Psychotherapist As Parent Coordinator in High Conflict Divorce

is the “good” parent and father is the “bad” parent. Mother refuses to speak to father and will not discuss any parenting matters with him. She calls the father's home in order to hang up on the stepmother. Since they reside in a state ...

Author: Susan Boyan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317787259


Page: 397

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Develop a Parent Coordination program and minimize high stress for children of divorce!This book offers a practical model for psychotherapists working as parent coordinators in collaboration with the Courts. The Psychotherapist As Parent Coordinator in High-Conflict Divorce: Strategies and Techniques provides professionals with an understanding of high-conflict divorce and its impact on children and families. This comprehensive guide lays out a step by step roadmap with tools and directives to help therapists develop and market a parent coordination practice. In The Psyc.

The Dance of ParentingThe Dance of Parenting

... losing out on your best solutions from your most amazing creativity being angry, irritable, distant, losing yourself during life's storms (which affects your children) feeling disconnected from whatever you call your highest source ...

Author: Natasha Solovieff

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504374361


Page: 146

View: 840

Through stories and a breakdown of how-tos, The Dance of Parenting will get you thinking about your parenting experience in a new way. It offers simply laid out parenting skills to help you energize and strengthen your parenting dance. It will accompany you as you develop your enlightened, thriving inner choreographer.

Parenting Your ParentsParenting Your Parents

The final chapter of the Roz and Max saga occurred in the spring of 2012, over a year and half after Max's death. Talia was visiting friends in Brooklyn when I received a phone call, “Daddy I want to visit the old house in Brooklyn.

Author: Bart J. Mindszenthy

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459710627


Page: 400

View: 255

Since the last edition in 2006, there is now an increasing awareness of the complex challenges posed by the expanding aging population in North America. The third edition of Parenting Your Parents shows that you are not alone and offers crucial advice to help you along this difficult but rewarding journey.

Parenting From the Inside OutParenting From the Inside Out

Reflecting on the origins of our issues can increase self-understanding and create a resilience that can minimize our entering the low road. The high mode of processing uses a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, ...

Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101215890


Page: 268

View: 766

How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children. Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.