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Parenting Is Your Highest Calling And Eight Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt

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ISBN-10: 1400074207

ISBN-13: 9781400074204

Edition: 2008

Authors: Leslie Leyland Fields

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Why am I not a more joyful parent? Why aren't my kids turning out as I expected? Why do I always feel as if I'm not doing enough for my children? Is Parenting Supposed to Be This Difficult? As a mother of six, author Leslie Leyland Fields knows firsthand the insecurities and questions that come with rearing children. In this provocative book, she explores with refreshing honesty the myths that can lead to unrealistic expectations and distract us from God's purposes for our children and for us. These nine myths include: Children make you happy and bring great fulfillment. You will always feel love for your child. Your success as a parent can be measured by your child's behavior. There is…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Parenting Doesn't Have to Be This Hard
Having Children Makes You Happy and Fulfilled: Discovering God's Real Purpose in Giving Us Children
Nurturing Your Children Is Natural and Instinctive: Why Biblical Love Is So Difficult to Live Out
Parenting Is Your Highest Calling: How Pursuing God First Frees Us to Love Our Children More
Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children: Exchanging Shallow Hopes for God's Deeper Purposes
If You Find Parenting Difficult, You Must Not Be Following the Right Plan: Learning to Rely on God Rather Than Formulas
You Represent Jesus to Your Children: How We Trap Ourselves in a Role We Weren't Meant to Play
You Will Always Feel Unconditional Love for Your Children: How Our False Ideas of Love Burden Us with Guilt
Successful Parents Produce Godly Children: The Danger of Making Too Much of Ourselves and Too Little of God
God Approves of Only One Family Design: Why God Is Not Limited by Imperfect Families
The Holy Enterprise of Parenting
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