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The lifegiving parent : giving your child a life worth living for Christ / Clay and Sally Clarkson.
Publication Information:
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2018.
Physical Description:
xxi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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248.845 CLA Book Adult General Collection

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From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table , discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ. In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.In The Lifegiving Parent , respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles--heartbeats of lifegiving parenting--to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children--each with their own unique personality and gifts--Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ. (Don't miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Parent Experience! )

Table of Contents

Foreword (Sally)p. xi
Preface (Clay)p. xv
1 Someone's Got to Givep. 1
Part 1 Heartbeats of Parental Lifegiving
2 Numbering Your Child's Daysp. 21
3 Nurturing Your Child's Spiritp. 41
4 Guarding Your Child's Heartp. 61
5 Renewing Your Child's Mindp. 81
6 Strengthening Your Child's Faithp. 101
7 Shaping Your Child's Willp. 123
8 Cultivating Your Child's Characterp. 145
9 Forming Your Child's Imaginationp. 165
Part 2 Living as a Lifegiving Parent
10 One Life to Givep. 189
Epiloguep. 209
Growing Your Child's Valuesp. 217
Knowing Your Child's Personalityp. 221
Notesp. 227
About the Authorsp. 229
Clarkson Family Books and Resourcesp. 231