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In my ministry career, I have had numerous conversations with parents about the “how-tos” of parenting. The reality is all parents want to do the best they can for their children, but many have not grown up in a healthy or Christian home so they lack the example from their own childhood. Given the right tools, parents will engage in a new way, equipped for the monumental task of raising a child! “Spiritual Parenting” is one of those tools I would recommend for any parent.
7 Family Ministry Essentials, by Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman, deserves far more praise than I am able to fit in this post. Whether you are a family minister or children’s/youth pastor, there are concepts in this book that will both challenge you and inspire you to grow as a minister. This book also exhibits a unique perspective of what it means to minister to entire families.
In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven, “there-is-never-enough-time” society, it seems like doing family together is an archaic concept. Despite the access to more modes of communication, families seem to be more divided than ever in the area of time, authentic communication, honor, acceptance, and forgiveness. While there are a wide array of resources written for marriages and family, the content at times seems to be a bit filtered. Dr. Gary Smalley, however, has broken the mold with his new book Let’s Do Family Together.
No matter what the family dynamic is like, Talk Now and Later is for all child-rearing parents. Young parents. Grandparents. Foster parents. Mentors that lead like parents. Brian Dollar’s latest project (published by Salubris Resources) covers the when, how, and what of talking to kids about life’s hard spots. It maintains this focus and leads the way to show what all parents need to know.
One of the things I love most about the Gospels is how they paint a picture of how counterintuitive the good news of salvation is compared to our conventional thinking. Jesus constantly used unconventional ways to get people’s attention and teach them about His grace.