Has life gone exactly the way you thought it would? If you are like me the answer is no. But I have discovered… life is lived in the unexpected. And perhaps that isn’t such a bad thing.
I was a guest on Sarah Hamaker’s podcast, You’ve Got This. I think you will enjoy listening in on our conversation.
Here’s what Sarah says,
“On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Lori Wildenberg about how life can get a little messy. Lori, a mom of four and Mimi to one, is passionate about helping families build connections that last a lifetime. She’s co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting ministry, lead mentor mom with the Moms Together Facebook Community, national speaker, and parent coach. The Messy Life of Parenting is Lori’s fifth parenting book.
“If we had it altogether and did everything perfectly and our kids did everything perfectly, how would our little ones learn empathy for anyone?,” Lori says. “Compassion would never be developed in a person who never experiences a little struggle or a little suffering. Our trials in our life help us develop a godly and a loving character toward other people.”
Click here to listen to the podcast for more on how parenting might be messy, but it’s oh so worth it!
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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.