Theme for November: God’s character
A number of years ago I was teaching a parenting class in Woodbury, Minnesota. One of the participants was an older woman. I was a little curious as to why she was in the class. She wasn’t a mom or grandmom. After the second class she approached me, “I’ve always had trouble with my self-esteem. My father never loved me.” My heart ached. I responded with only words that could have been given by the Holy Spirit, “But…your Heavenly Father loves you.”
Parenting Tip: Dads…how your interact with and love your children greatly impacts their self-worth. How your children view their relationship with you transfers to how they view their relationship with God. Love your kids. Tell ’em how much they mean to you.
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About the Author
Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.