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Parenting 1 proverbs 042810

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Parenting 1 proverbs 042810

  1. 1. Perfecting Our Parenting Focus on Family Foundations Proverbs
  2. 2. Thesis: <ul><li>In spite of the change and turmoil families go through, if Bible principles govern your roles and responsibilities then a dynamic household can be built out of desperate hours. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Point 1. <ul><li>God cares about every Christian perfecting his or her family in the faith. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Point 2. <ul><li>Perfection is possible for imperfect people because our perfect God has given us a perfect word that the Holy Spirit can take and use to radically transform us into a perfect image—Christ. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Point 3. <ul><li>A dynamic family has to be a fortress and not a façade , because God wants us to build families that can withstand the attacks of the enemy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Clues to Successful Parenting <ul><li>1. A strong sense of consecration </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clues to Successful Parenting <ul><li>1. A strong sense of consecration </li></ul><ul><li>A. Tell them we will value each other and stay together for a lifetime </li></ul>
  8. 8. Point 4. <ul><li>Since they are consecrated to God, that seals their commitment to one another. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1. A strong sense of consecration <ul><li>B. Remind them frequently they are a blessing and not a burden. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Point 5. <ul><li>You didn’t come to your parents; you came through your parents. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1. A strong sense of consecration <ul><li>C. Assure them they are loved unconditionally </li></ul>
  12. 12. Point 6. <ul><li>Do your children know they have unconditional affection even though you cannot give them unconditional approval ? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Point 7. <ul><li>Nothing will alienate a child or a spouse more than making them work for something that ought to be free. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Point 8. <ul><li>If you want a better child, be a better parent ! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Point 9. <ul><li>You need to receive your child (or your spouse) even when you are displeased with your child, because that is what consecration looks like. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Clues to Successful Parenting <ul><li>1. A strong sense of consecration </li></ul><ul><li>2. A strong sense of communion </li></ul>
  17. 17. Five Magical Moments <ul><li>A. Part on a positive note </li></ul><ul><li>B. Reconnect at the end of the day </li></ul><ul><li>C. Go to bed with a good attitude </li></ul><ul><li>D. Show appreciation by giving compliments </li></ul><ul><li>E. Set aside “date time” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Clues to Successful Parenting <ul><li>1. A strong sense of consecration </li></ul><ul><li>2. A strong sense of communion </li></ul><ul><li>3. A strong set of communication skills </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3. A strong set of communication skills <ul><li>A. Be a good listener </li></ul>
  20. 20. Five Musts of Intentional Listening <ul><li>1. I must listen with a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>2. I must practice listening for understanding, rather than criticism </li></ul>
  21. 21. Five Musts of Intentional Listening <ul><li>3. I must be aware of words and behaviors that make me defensive; and exercise emotional control even though I disagree </li></ul>
  22. 22. Five Musts of Intentional Listening <ul><li>4. I must concentrate on what they are saying </li></ul><ul><li>5. I must recognize that listening may be the key to my success </li></ul>
  23. 23. 3. A strong set of communication skills <ul><li>A. Be a good listener </li></ul><ul><li>B. Cut off the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” </li></ul>
  24. 24. 3. A strong set of communication skills <ul><li>A. Be a good listener </li></ul><ul><li>B. Cut off the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Criticism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Contempt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Defensiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Stonewalling </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Clues to Successful Parenting <ul><li>1. A strong sense of consecration </li></ul><ul><li>2. A strong sense of communion </li></ul><ul><li>3. A strong set of communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>4. A strong set of coping skills </li></ul>
  26. 26. Point 10. <ul><li>You learn to cope by developing contentment . </li></ul>
  27. 27. Point 11. <ul><li>Perfecting parents learn how to attack the problem without attacking each other . </li></ul>
  28. 28. Clues to Successful Parenting <ul><li>1. A strong sense of consecration </li></ul><ul><li>2. A strong sense of communion </li></ul><ul><li>3. A strong set of communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>4. A strong set of coping skills </li></ul><ul><li>5. A growing sense of Christlikeness </li></ul>
  29. 29. Point 12. <ul><li>There is no greater gift you can give to your children than to let them see by your actions that you know God, and by your reactions that you obey God. </li></ul>

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