Several months ago I requested Intentional Parenting Autopilot is for planes by Sissy, Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan. I had started reading the book and then life happened and I laid the book down. When the kids went back to school recently I decided it was time to do some reading. I am so glad I picked Intentional Parenting up again.
With 12 chapters this book covers many relevant topics, such as Being an Intentional Parent, a Balanced Parent, a Playful Parent and so on. I am sure you will find lots of helpful information in each chapter, no matter where you are in the parenting journey.
Goff, Thomas and Trevathan run Daystar Counseling Ministries in Tennessee, their book is very encouraging letting the reader know that they are not alone when feeling the pressures of “perfect” parenting. I appreciate the Biblical scriptures and the questions pertaining to each chapter. Even with three authors the book flowed smoothly and it really didn’t make a difference who was writing.
Some of my favorite quotes from Intentional Parenting:
“Parenting is not about you. In other words, you are not in control. Even if you could, for a few moments, be a perfect parent, you could not create the desired outcomes in your child.”
“We want godly kids, rather than to be godly parents, or even just to know God better. Parenting is so much less about me and so much more about God.”
“You can be free, as a person and as a parent, no matter how much pressure you feel today. You can’t do it right. You can’t be the perfect parent, and you can’t create the desired outcome in your child. But you can immerse yourself in the better hope that Hebrews 7 speaks of. You can fix your eyes on Jesus. You can entrust your child to Him. He’s really the one in control, anyway. And He loves you both more than you could ask or imagine.”
There is so much helpful advice no matter the age of your children, do yourself and your children a favor and pick up a copy of Intentional Parenting. I will be reading it again (and I bet I highlight and mark new sections as I read it again.)
Intentional Parenting Auto Pilot is for planes was provided by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review.