Parenting Beyond Your Capacity – Chapter 3

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about Chapter 3 and it didn’t save or upload.  At that point I was so frustrated I just had to walk away for a bit.  Now I’m back and excited to share with you a few tidbits that Carey and Reggie share.  This chapter begins the first of 5 main points to the book or FAMILY VALUES.  “Widen the Circle”

All of us have grown up in different environments, but we could all have benefited from our parents widening the circle of influence and inviting other adults to speak into our lives both practically and spiritually.  This chapter is all about parents realizing that kids don’t always want to hear their parents voices and take their advice.  They want (and will seek) advice from others.  As parents we can Continue reading


Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Chapter 2 part 2

I left you hanging a few weeks ago. Now I’m back to reviewing the book after I finally found it in the bottom of the diaper bag.  So, without further delay, part 2….(if you need a reminder of part 1, it’s right here.)

God’s Story.

Yep, we don’t have perfect families and God doesn’t expect us to have perfect families.  We can’t because we’re not perfect.  God wants to show up and change us and reveal Himself.  They talk about the idea of God’s story and how He is a God of “restoration and redemption.”  I love those 2 words!

There’s so much more, but I don’t want to give away the book.  I’ll leave you with a quote from the book.  “Don’t focus on the picture.  Focus instead on the bigger story God desires to illustrate through you.” (p.45)