Child Proof: Parenting by Faith, not Formula



I just finished the book, Child Proof: Parenting By Faith, Not Formula. It was an enjoyable read. This book was a quick (163 pages) biblical look at parenting the heart of a child. It ends many of the chapters with some great suggestions for application as well as questions to explore more. The second half of the book deals with parenting specific situations that a parent might encounter (i.e., Parenting a difficult child, an anxious child, or a child with disabilities). The author, Julie Lowe, illustrates with funny stories of her parenting. She is a licensed professional counselor with eighteen years of counseling experience. She has six kids. So she knows what she is talking about.

Quotes:
"We will always wrestle with our own sins in parenting, and we must always be mindful of how our own agenda can subtly warp our parenting choices" (p. 24).

"Christ-centered parenting means that we have not made our children the center of our home life so that all things revolve around them. Christ-centered parenting also means that we have not put parents on center stage so that all revolves around their desires, preferences, or needs. Rather, Christ is center stage" (p. 41).

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