From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of “dares” challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children.
Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to “turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term.
Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, a specific challenge the parent does for the sake of their child, and space to journal thoughts and reflect on what happened that day.
The Love Dare for Parents even includes access to a FREE online parenting assessment, helpfully keyed to select material in the book.
Parents, take the dare!
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Stephen Kendrick is best known as a screenwriter and movie producer (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous) along with having co-wrote the New York Times best sellers The Resolution for Men and The Love Dare with his brother, Alex. Stephen and his wife, Jill, have six children, and he serves as senior associate pastor of preaching and prayer at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia.
Alex Kendrick is best known as an actor, writer, and director whose film credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children. He also serves as associate pastor of movie outreach for Sherwood Baptist Church.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love Dare for Parents is a 40 day challenge to develop Christ-like love and influence your children. Parenting is not a piece of cake. It takes time, effort, prayer and lots of hard work. This book teaches you about leading your heart not just giving into feelings and emotions. Each day consists of an opening Scripture, a devotional to read, and ends with a dare to accomplish. At the end of each day, there are questions to ponder and a place to journal your thoughts. I have not yet completed the whole book, but am working through it. Sometimes, I take several days to accomplish a dare, especially if life is busy or hectic that day. But, I can say, this book is definitely helping me become a better parent, be more aware, attentive, and have an open mind towards my children. It is teaching me better ways to love, lead and listen. I would highly recommend this book to any parent whose desire is to love their children in a more intentional Christ-like manner. I was blessed with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive review.
Wow. I expected it to be good, but this is excellent. I am only half way through the “Dare” and I have already taken ten pages of notes, ten pages. Very well written and applicable to any parent. Most excellent. I love the way the author is simply conversing and then switches directly to a bible verse, fully applying God’s word directly to the subject matter. I truly cannot express my appreciation for this book. I am a single mom of six wonderful kids; three grown children/men (a US Sailor, a US Marine and a college student) and girls a graduating senior, junior and fifth grader. The understanding taken from this wonderful book can be applied to grown children as well as teens or youngsters and applies to single parents, grandparents raising grand kids or the traditional couple parents. Most definitely FIVE STARS. A few of my favorite quotes from the book so far are: “… we need to evaluate honestly the condition of our own hearts whenever we refuse to correct our children. And to ask if we are more interested in keeping the peace for the moment than strengthening their character for the rest of their lives. If you don’t train your children to respect and take you seriously in today’s battle, you will lose a thousand other battles down the road. …when we refuse to discipline, our long-term love is ultimately in question.” “Moodiness and impatience, laziness and irresponsibility, are only selfishness in disguise.” “Determine to no longer let minor problems produce major reactions. Resolve to exercise emotional self-control. Irritability usually flows from two bitter springs, stress and selfishness.” “If you don’t know what to pray about (for your kids), then consider what you are currently worried about. Your worries are merely burdens you are bearing in your own strength that you haven’t yet cast fully upon God’s strength (Philippians 4:6-7). Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you” (1Peter 5:6-7) “Too often we focus on enforcing justice. We come down hard or throw our child into a prison of our own anger. And though our job is to teach them that actions come with consequences, the equally priceless Quest of parenting is to show them that “love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8). “When we discipline our children, the end game is not only to obtain an admission of guilt and change of direction, but to look them in the eye with restorative love and assure them we forgive them for breaking our trust or violating our rules…again. We are grieved by what they have done, but we still love them and choose to release them- not from punishment or a temporary loss of privilege, but from any lingering anger and tension between us. We will take the lead in reestablishing the relationship after a painful breech.” Again, I am only 51% through with the book but wanted to go ahead and review it and then take my time reading the rest of it. This will most certainly bee a reference tool for me for many years to come. Publisher’s Synopsis: From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of “dares” challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children. Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to “turn the hearts of parents to their ch