The Parent Adventure: Preparing Your Children for a Lifetime with God

The Parent Adventure: Preparing Your Children for a Lifetime with God

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Overview

Informed by research that reveals destructive parenting patterns are being handed down through most American families (including Christian households), The Parent Adventure looks to the church to help break this cycle and teach moms and dads how to prepare their kids for a lifetime with God.

The problem starts when parents raise children based on their personal experiences growing up instead of using the Bible as the timeless, authoritative guide. Although seemingly painful at first, the parental attitude of “letting go” must begin intentionally at birth, keeping in mind that each child’s life is more about knowing God than anything else. With this outlook established, the future-focused mom and dad will move more joyfully through each stage in the adventure of parenting as detailed in the book.

Knowing God has a lifelong plan for each family member, parents and kids will grow closer to each other just as sure as they will grow closer to God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805463811
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rodney and Selma Wilson have been married for more than thirty years and are the executive editors of HomeLife magazine. They also lead national marriage and family conferences and are dedicated to other regular ministry positions. The Wilsons have two adult daughters and one son (in-law).

Scott McConnell is associate director of LifeWay Research and has researched the needs and preferences of churches for ten years. He received a bachelor of science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and lives with his wife and children in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rodney and Selma Wilson have been married for more than thirty years and stay actively involved in building strong families. They are regular contributors to HomeLife magazine and served for five years as executive editors of the publication. They are the authors of Extraordinary Marriage and The Parent Adventure and frequent leaders of marriage and family conferences. Rodney is also Marriage and Family minister at First Baptist Church in Smyrna, Tennessee. The Wilsons have two adult daughters and one son (in-law).


Scott McConnell is associate director of LifeWay Research and has researched the needs of churches for ten years. His books include Multi-Site Churches and The Parent Adventure. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and lives with his wife and children in Nashville, Tennessee

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Part I The Parent Challenge 1

Chapter 1 The Adventure Begins 3

Chapter 2 Letting Go 19

Chapter 3 A Yes Home 35

Chapter 4 Let's Talk 49

Chapter 5 Pain Happens 75

Chapter 6 Celebrate! 95

Part II The Church Challenge 113

Chapter 7 The Church's Role 115

Chapter 8 Planning Together 137

Chapter 9 A Yes Church 153

Chapter 10 Facilitating Conversation 171

Chapter 11 Crisis Support 185

Chapter 12 Rejoice! 197

Epilogue: The Adventure Continues 211

Appendix Definitions 221

Notes 223

About the Authors 226

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