“A must read! I wish I’d had this book when I was a young parent.” Roger Palms,Author of fourteen books, and twenty-two years as editor of Billy Graham’s DECISION magazine “I am recommending that Jim & Lynne’s teaching be embraced by our denomination as core teaching for parents.” Greg Braly, Director of Evangelical Free Church of America’s Family and Children’s Ministries “This material is brilliant! It equips parents with a concrete, easy to learn framework for flexible, creative parenting. What a spiritually smart system! Jim and Lynne’s practicality and authenticity simply ooze of God’s grace. Charlene Ann Baumbich, well-know speaker andAuthor of twelve books “I truly believe that I have never read anything by anyone that so thoughtfully melds solid scriptural doctrine with sound psychological principles. This is a resource of pure parenting and teaching gold.” Warren Watson, Clinical Psychology Director If you desire to have a strong, connected family, grounded in Biblical principles for thriving in today’s challenging world, this book is for you! How to Grow a Connected Family teaches four compelling principles that become a guide for life and relationships. These simple but profound ideas will fuel authentic love and faith at home and beyond. Through real life stories, engaging teaching, and reflective questions, you will learn to: Be peaceful and wiser for the challenges of parenting. Keep your love and God’s love for your children alive in their hearts. Integrate Biblical teaching in every day life, and effectively train your children in respect, responsibility, faith, and a sense of calling. Discipline in ways that strengthen your children’s character and relationships. Families that learn these principles find more joy and peace at home, AND they contagiously share their love with the world around them! James Jackson is a twenty-two year ministry professional with a focus on high-risk children, youth and their families. Lynne Jackson, OTR/L is a therapist specializing in children with sensory and behavioral challenges. As co-founders of the ministry Connected Families, they coach parents, teach classes and seminars, and partner with churches and community organizations to strengthen families. The Jackson family includes three lively high school and college age children who have thoroughly field tested their parents’ ideas about parenting.
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