Five Things I Did Right and Five Things I Did Wrong in Raising Our Children

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Sarah O. Maddox has spoken to and taught thousands of young mothers. She has often been asked the question, "What would you do differently in raising your children if you had to do it again?" Five Things I Did Wrong and Five Things I Did Right in Raising Our Children is Sarah's answer to that question. She chooses ten areas of child rearing to reflect upon with the hindsight of wisdom on some things she did right and some things she would do differently.

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Overview

Sarah O. Maddox has spoken to and taught thousands of young mothers. She has often been asked the question, "What would you do differently in raising your children if you had to do it again?" Five Things I Did Wrong and Five Things I Did Right in Raising Our Children is Sarah's answer to that question. She chooses ten areas of child rearing to reflect upon with the hindsight of wisdom on some things she did right and some things she would do differently.

Mothers will benefit from the lessons Sarah has learned, some of them the hard way. This book is a testimony that God is faithful when we strive to put Him first in our families.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805431421
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction 1
Section I Five Things I Did Wrong 3
Chapter 1 I Didn't Praise My Children Enough 5
Chapter 2 I Was Too Serious 19
Chapter 3 I "Preached" Too Much 27
Chapter 4 I Was Often Too Busy 36
Chapter 5 I Didn't Discipline as Effectively as I Could Have 45
Section II Five Things I Did Right 59
Chapter 6 I Loved My Children and Their Daddy 61
Chapter 7 I Brought My Children Up "In the Nurture and Admonition of the Lord" 77
Chapter 8 I Constantly Prayed for My Children 96
Chapter 9 My Husband and I Took Our Children to Sunday School and Church 106
Chapter 10 I Was Willing to Let Go and Let God Have His Way in Their Lives 118
Conclusion: Looking Back/Looking Forward 132
Appendix A How to Pray for Your Children 138
Appendix B Your Teenagers and You 146
Appendix C Drifting Away from God 157
Endnotes 159
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