Ten Titles to Help Define a Mission for Your Family
Sometimes we need to be reminded why we are doing what we’re doing with these people who live with us in our homes and eat with us at our tables and ride with us in our cars.
With so many distractions that pull at us here and tug at us there, it is easy to forget that God has a divine purpose for our families, a mission. And if we aren’t careful, His mission might get lost amidst the to-do lists and piano lessons, the grocery shopping and office meetings, the parent-teacher conferences and ball games.
Here are some books that will help us to define (or in many cases re-define and/or re-focus) the over-arching purpose for why we’re doing this thing called family:
For when we need to be reminded of what it REALLY looks like to listen, obey and follow Jesus so that we can live these truths in our families:
For when we need to be reminded that first and foremost, God changes and challenges, molds and makes US — the parents — AS we try to change and challenge, mold and make our children:
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
For when we need to be reminded that a vast mission field lies before us in our living rooms, around our kitchen tables, and in our mini-vans:
Everyday Talk: Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children
Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity
Hands-Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List,and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
For when we need to be reminded that disciplining our kids is less about control and more about training them to handle their God-given freedoms:
Loving Our Kids on Purpose: Making a Heart-to-Heart Connection
For when we need a reminder that every relationship — especially those existing under our own roofs — thrives best where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known:
Keep Your Love On: Connection, Communication & Boundaries
For when we need a reminder that parenting children in their teenage years ISN’T a time to be endured but a time rich with exciting teachable moments:
Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens
My husband and I did a group study on “Loving Our Kids on Purpose” last year at our church, and it was GREAT. Love that recommendation. There are definitely others on this list I’ll be checking out!
Comments are closed.