When my first child was born, I knew I had to parent differently from how I grew up. Big changes were in order. I tried some parenting books and some offered bits and pieces of practical advice. But none really fit quite right. So, I turned to God for His wisdom – probably what I should have done first;) And He taught me. He taught me so many things. One of those things was the fact that my kids and I are friends.
Now, this wasn’t a popular view then and it isn’t now. But maybe, just maybe, we have the definition of friend wrong instead of being friends with your children wrong. Years ago, I shared my ideas with my friend, Kaylene’s site with a post called My Daughters, My Friends. My oldest is now 16 and we are very close – we are friends. And this has helped her draw even closer to God! We even created a course together (which will be closing on November 17th). For more details, click the image to the right.
I also wrote more extensively about the idea of being friends with our children in my book, Raising Godly Children. This book goes on sale on Amazon (Kindle version only) on the 12th with a countdown sale (price starts at 99 cents and increases daily – back to full price on the 18th).
Because this is a topic that isn’t talked about much – or people look at you like you are crazy – I just had to choose Rosa’s post as my feature this week. I love how she has come to the same conclusions I have! Head on over to her blog to read her post I am My Child’s Friend.
Rosa, please be sure to grab this “I’ve Been Featured” image below and add it, with a link to this page, to your post so that your readers can celebrate with you!
Now for this week’s link up! Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord.
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