Monday, October 8, 2007
The Power of a Praying Parent
I am sooooo glad I found this site. This is one of my favorite parenting books...basically because she puts it right out there...we can't do it without Him. I love The Power of a Praying Wife and have given it to more than one new bride (hey, sometimes the Honeymoon ends a lot faster than we would like, but that doesn't mean the marriage should!!) So, I am going to blog a little about this journey...there is a link back to the site where the study is being hosted...A Frog in my Soup (I bet there is a story there...)
This weeks chapter is Chapter 8 - Attracting Godly Friends and Role Models
I always felt this to be an important chapter. I remember too clearly how important peers were in influencing my behavior, and see that tendency in at least a few of my children. I have been guilty of being one of those parents that think that by carefully monitoring the kids and all their interactions, I could minimize any damage. Allowing them to attend public school when we moved here to Texas has been an absolute leap of faith...I must let go. I cannot control who they will meet in their life. All I can do is pray that they are led to peers who will bless thier lives...Or at least that they will learn to listen to that inner voice that says, "this isn't what I believe or want to do." Better now than later...