The Lifegiving Parent
At the heart of this book is a fundamental truth many Christian parenting books overlook-the life of God.
The Lifegiving Parent is about what we did to bring God’s life into our home for our children to see and believe. That’s what it means to be lifegiving parents-to introduce our children to the living God of Scripture and to give them the life that we have found in Him.
We offer no special or secret formula that will make you a successful Christian parent, and we would counsel you to avoid any parenting book that does. We offer only our personal experience and insights, and the promise that God’s grace will be in abundant supply for anything you decide to do, by faith, to become a lifegiving parent for your children.
That will be the real story of this book-how God comes alive in your family.
-Clay and Sally Clarkson
From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ.
In today’s world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We’re flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we’re choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn’t include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.
In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles-heartbeats of lifegiving parenting-to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children-each with their own unique personality and gifts-Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You’ll give them the life of Christ. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Parent Experience!)
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