I am not a perfect parent. But, I really try to be and that's just setting my whole family up for disappointment. Parenting is hard. Really hard. It's tiring, it never stops, and it challenges me more than any other job. What I'm learning about being a parent to both preschoolers and our infant is that love covers all mistakes. Love covers the dirty diapers, the exhaustion, and the toys on the floor. Love says I'm sorry, I'm not perfect, and we are in this thing called family together.
Recently, I stumbled upon Jeannie Cunnion's new book, Parenting the Wholehearted Child and I find myself agreeing over and over again with her approach to parenting. Jeannie believes that wholehearted children are children who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly and unconditionally loved (and liked!) by God in Jesus Christ. Because of God's extravagant grace, wholehearted children are compelled and empowered to love Jesus and love others as he first loved us.
I'm so excited to be giving away a copy of Parenting the Wholehearted Child this week on the blog. If you've participated in a giveaway with us before, you know the drill! Pick one (or more!) of the ways to enter the contest below and winner will be announced on Friday. You can enter more than once and the giveaway will be open this whole week. a Rafflecopter giveaway
To learn more about the book, read this insert below:
Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, “How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?” If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God’s unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God’s unconditional love to your children.
With authenticity, conviction, and a lively sense of humor, Jeannie guides parents on a transformative journey into raising wholehearted—not perfect—children, who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly loved (and liked!) by God.
Parenting the Wholehearted Child equips parents with Biblical wisdom and practical ideas to teach children they are fully accepted by God, not because of anything they do or don’t do but because of everything Jesus has already done for them.
Woven throughout the book is the good news that it is God’s extravagant grace, not a parent’s perfect performance, that transforms the hearts of children.
I know moms are usually the book readers on parenting, but this book would be a great gift for Father's Day! I hope you take time to enter into this week's giveaway, it really is a great book on parenting. Also, for a fun little side note, Jeannie is also an Auburn grad! War Eagle, friends!!
Till next time, let your light shine!