Lord I blew
it again! I'm making a mess of raising my children when I really want to
do what's right. Maybe someone else would do a better job of raising
them. I'm so depressed I'm ready to give up."
Ever been there? Sure you have, and so has Sally Hohnberger. Armed with Scriptures such as
Children, obey your parents (Eph. 6:1),- this young Christian mother
had high ideals and lofty goals for raising orderly, obedient children.
But instead of molding her boys into the image of Christ, her increasing
harshness and anger was driving them into a spirit of rebellion. She
wanted to quit, but God has something wonderful to show her.
Parenting by the Spirit
is not your typical book on child-rearing. You won't find the latest
behavioral science techniques or talk-show psychology here. What you will
find is an entirely new and surprising way to parent - by the Spirit!
Known for speaking on
family issues in partnership with her husband Jim, Sally has put her
experiences and the parenting techniques she has learned- from her knees-
into print. The result is a refreshingly practical and spiritual approach
that helps you discover the greatest secret to winning the hearts of your
children- your own vital connection with Jesus.
If you've tried and failed to live up to your own and everybody else's
unrealistic expectations, and are willing to follow God's plan, this
book will show you how to be the parent He designed you to be.
1. Embracing the Work
2. The Mary Principle
3. It Begins with Me
4. The Voice of God
5. Going Up to the Mountain
6. Putting on the Breaks
7. My Will-- How to Exercise It
8. The Thought Pump
9. Does Your Schedule Match Your Priority
10. Thoughts, Feeling, and Emotions
11. The Joys of Motherhood