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Parenting

14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

by Paul David Tripp

Bringing Gospel truths to modern parenting, Paul David Tripp shows how the calling to being a parent is an opportunity for purpose and living by grace.

  • A book for Christian parents

  • Paul David-Tripp helps you parent in a gospel-centred way

  • You'll find a voice of encouragement and guidance for raising kids in faith

  • Author

    Paul David Tripp

  • Book Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    Crossway

  • Published

    September 2016

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Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award for Christian Living

What is your calling as a parent?

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God's plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God--grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

Introduction: Ambassadors

1 Calling - Principle: Nothing is more important in your life than being one of God's tools to form a human soul.

2 Grace - Principle: God never calls you to a task without giving you what you need to do it. He never sends you without going with you.

3 Law - Principle: Your children need God's law, but you cannot ask the law to do what only grace can accomplish.

4 Inability - Principle: Recognizing what you are unable to do is essential to good parenting.

5 Identity - Principle: If you are not resting as a parent in your identity in Christ, you will look for identity in your children.

6 Process - Principle: You must be committed as a parent to long-view parenting because change is a process and not an event.

7 Lost - Principle: As a parent you're not dealing just with bad behavior, but a condition that causes bad behavior.

8 Authority - Principle: One of the foundational heart issues in the life of every child is authority. Teaching and modeling the protective beauty of authority is one of the foundations of good parenting.

9 Foolishness - Principle: The foolishness inside your children is more dangerous to them than the temptation outside of them. Only God's grace has the power to rescue fools.

10 Character - Principle: Not all of the wrong your children do is a direct rebellion to authority; much of the wrong is the result of a lack of character.

11 False Gods - Principle: You are parenting a worshiper, so it's important to remember that what rules your child's heart will control his behavior.

12 Control - Principle: The goal of parenting is not control of behavior, but rather heart and life change.

13 Rest - Principle: It is only rest in God's presence and grace that will make you a joyful and patient parent.

14 Mercy - Principle: No parent gives mercy better than one who is convinced that he desperately needs it himself.

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Scripture Index

Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Parenting, and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children. For more information and resources, visit paultrippministries.org.

Specification

  • Author

    Paul David Tripp

  • Book Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    Crossway

  • Published

    September 2016

  • Weight

    495g

  • Page Count

    224

  • Dimensions

    153 x 229 x 20 mm

  • ISBN

    9781433551932

  • ISBN-10

    1433551934

  • Eden Code

    4435366

More Information

  • Author/Creator: Paul David Tripp

  • ISBN: 9781433551932

  • Publisher: Crossway

  • Release Date: September 2016

  • Weight: 495g

  • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 20 mm

  • Eden Code: 4435366


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