Fitzpatrick, Elyse & Newheiser, Jim
A compelling read, this book offers practical advice and biblical hope to parents of children of all ages. Most parenting books, outright or indirectly, promise a good outcome if you only follow their suggestions. The Faithful Parent contains a wealth of practical, biblically-based suggestions, but it maintains that the most important relationship in any family is vertical—between parents and God. It is the Christian parent, in being faithful, who glorifies God. Look inside to discover how the faithful parent has the biggest impact on his or her children.
Table of Contents:
Part One: The Biblical Basis
1. The Goal of Parenting and One's Hope
2. Salvation and Sanctification of the Child
Part Two: The Everyday Life
3. The Infant
4. The Toddler
5. The Preschooler
6. The School-age Child
7. The Teenager
8. Parents Who Provoke
Part Three: The Persevering Parent
9. Special Cases
10. When Things Don't Go as Planned
Stuart W. Scott is associate professor of Biblical counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, a fellow of NANC, and has over 25 years experience in counseling and pastoral ministry.
Martha Peace is a biblical counselor and conference speaker, as well as a bestselling author. She lives with her husband, Sanford, in Peachtree City, Georgia.
"Provides the comprehensive help that parents need. . . . An outstanding resource. The authors are seasoned Christians and safe spiritual guides, full of the hope and grace of the gospel, wise in their understanding of the Christian life, insightful in their grasp of the needs of children and the difficulties of being a faithful parent, and mature in their application of the Bible and its message to the challenges of raising children. This will be a timeless resource for faithful parents." -Tedd Tripp
"Covers the waterfront of biblical parenting...shows how to handle those times when things don't go as planned." - Wayne A. Mack, author of Strengthening Your Marriage
"Read this excellent book with an anticipated joy. You won't be disappointed!" - Lance Quinn, Past President, National Association of Nouthetic Counselors
"Stuart Scott and Marth Peace are trustworthy guides parents will learn to trust." - R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary