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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Allender Narrator: Dan Allender Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Parents put their confidence in rules and principles and apply themselves to doing everything right. They believe that diligent application of the right methods will protect their kids from threatening influences and will assure that their kids succeed. But rather than building a healthy parent/child relationship, the rules-oriented approach places unreasonable demands and expectations on both parents and children. And the added pressure makes it more difficult for a child to feel loved by his parents - and by God.

To reduce pressure and enjoy greater closeness, parents need to turn their approach upside-down by allowing God to use their children to lead them to spiritual maturity. How Children Raise Parents provides a bold new paradigm by showing that parenting is the process God uses to help parents grow up. This liberating approach helps parents learn to prize what they're being taught by their child's quirks, failures, and normal childhood dilemmas, rather than worrying about what their children will accomplish in life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kim | 11/24/2013

    " This book is not a how-to on parenting, but talks about how parenting is an impossible job to do. Children really do help us in our sanctification process. Awesome book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 9/20/2013

    " It was a refreshing change of pace from the typical parenting book full of principles and how-to's. He addresses how your children affect you and are given to be part of God's story for your heart as much as you are a part of shaping theirs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christa Connerat | 8/18/2012

    " This was one of the best parenting books I have read. Not a "how to" guide for producing perfect children but a nitty gritty examination of how God equips imperfect parents to raise imperfect children. It is honest, encouraging, helpful and hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elimoore | 1/21/2012

    " This book will shake the foundation of your parenting, especially if you are like me and enjoy rules and lists. Parenting is impossible, he says. Amen! But through relationship and engagement, we as parents grow and love our kids well. "

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