I think all of us have some insecurities about being parents. I don’t think I have met one person who is a mom or a dad who can say I have it all figured out. Parenting can be scary. You are given this little life and now it is your job to care, love and teach them.
When I was given the opportunity to review Lead Your Family Like Jesus I was really excited. As I read Lead Your Family Like Jesus I was so encouraged by the many stories and quotes not only from the authors but from everyday parent just like you and me.
This book has so much information it is hard to really get everything out of it the first time through. There were many things in this book I hadn’t ever really thought of such as having a vision for your family. Then there were other areas of the book that I was all too familiar with such as Edging God Out and not relying on Him fully in certain times.
The biggest impact this book has had on me is reminding me to do the things that my kids will remember. I want them to remember me as a patient and very loving mom. I want them to remember the times I spent with them and the love and hugs they received. But that isn’t always easy when you are in the midst of a busy and rushed day.
When I have those busy days with less than cooperative kids it is hard to be patient and understanding. I can come across as short. This is an area that is a work in progress for me. I could relate to many of the mom stories in this book and it encouraged me to keep working at making the changes in me, to the mom I want to be.
If you are looking for a book to encourage you on your journey as a parent from someone who has been there then this book is for you. I found it to be encouraging, reassuring and convicting at times. But convicting in a good way to help me change for the better.
This book was given to me for free to review. But the opinions expressed here are all my own. 🙂
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