Parenting with Love and Laughter: Finding God in Family Life / Edition 1

Parenting with Love and Laughter: Finding God in Family Life / Edition 1

by Jeffrey D. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787964255

ISBN-13: 9780787964252

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: Wiley

In this wise and witty book, author, youth expert, and practicing minister Jeffrey D. Jones brings to light the spiritual aspects of parenting that are often ignored by popular experts and gurus. Jones shows you how to attend to your own inner spiritual life and to the quality of your relationships within your family. By doing so we you re-envision parenting as a

Overview

In this wise and witty book, author, youth expert, and practicing minister Jeffrey D. Jones brings to light the spiritual aspects of parenting that are often ignored by popular experts and gurus. Jones shows you how to attend to your own inner spiritual life and to the quality of your relationships within your family. By doing so we you re-envision parenting as a transformative, joyful and spiritual practice rather than merely a set of rules and regulations or tips and techniques.

Parenting with Love and Laughter is a conversation about families and parenting that is filled with inspiration gleaned from scripture, reflections on Jeffrey D. Jones's own experience of family life, and wisdom he has gathered from years of service in the ministry. In addition, this warm and wonderful book features a bonus section at the end that provides simple designs and suggestions for group meeting-perfect for retreats, workshops, adult education classes, and parenting support groups. Use this blueprint for parenting to introduce love and laughter into your family life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787964252
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introductionviii
Section 11
Live What You Want to Teach1
Forget Yourself6
Prepare Your Children for an Unknown Future10
Make a Home in Faith and Family14
Practice Grace19
Section 223
Cherish Memories23
Nurture the Experience of God27
Practice Hushness31
Call Forth Gifts35
Encourage Standing Alone40
Section 345
Accept the Reality of Change45
Grasp What Might Be49
Let Faith Conquer Fear53
Trust That God Will Work Things Out57
Remember Resurrection62
Section 466
Seeing Life as a Gift66
Continuing to Claim and Use Your Gifts70
Being Honest74
Letting Hopeful Things Shape Living79
Remembering What It's Really All About82
Section 586
Taking a Stand86
Giving Thanks When the Going Gets Tough90
Letting Children Teach94
Speaking Truth with Love and Laughter98
Relying on God's Forgiving Love102
Section 6106
Know When to Lay Back106
Learn to Let Go While Staying Connected110
Expect to Be Surprised114
Cherish the Moment117
Take a Break120
Section 7124
Play Together124
Share the Richness of the Past128
Find a Symbol133
Create Rituals of Sharing138
Celebrate Times of True Communion142
AppendixUsing This Book with Small Groups145
Indexes153

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