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Overview Real life. It's rarely smooth and predictable. It can even get downright messy. When it does, parents often seek quick and easy solutions for their daily problems. While short-term parenting tips might change a few behaviors for a while, in today's turbulent, high-risk culture, that's just not enough. To grow a peaceful and purposeful family in the stress and strife of modern society requires a whole new way of thinking about life, about God, and about you and your kids. Parenting for REAL LIFE explains this new way of thinking in four simple but powerful principles based on Biblical wisdom for parenting. They were developed by authors Jim and Lynne Jackson during their twenty-five combined years of experience working with the families of at-risk adolescents and children with special needs. The four principles of Foundation, Connection, Direction, and Correction are presented through clear teaching and authentic, engaging stories of Jim and Lynne's own family and their professional experience. Assembled in a memorable framework, these principles can guide your journey through life with your children. You can learn to build a solid, connected family that is able to withstand the inevitable difficulties and cultural influences that real life holds. But so much more than that, you can grow to be a family that knows God's love deeply, and that shares the "REAL LIFE" of Christ at home and with the world around you.
Publishers Description 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 and author 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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Studio: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2009
Publisher PLEASANT WORD #888
ISBN 1414104464 ISBN13 9781414104461
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More About James Jackson & Lynne Jackson
James Jackson taught History and French for 25 years at Trinity College, Dublin and was President of the Canadian Studies Association of Ireland. He lives in Montreal
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Grow a Connected Family?
A changed parent! Feb 17, 2006
At first the concepts in this didn't seem all that different from other Christian parenting books I've read. And as I think about it, they're not really that different, they're just organized in a way that keeps me thinking about them and applying them. Since I finished the book about a month ago, I literally think daily about new ways to apply the principles (Foundation, Connection, Direction, and Correction). I realize that I keep buying these books to find new ways to change my kids. But this book has changed me! I'm more prayerful and thoughtful about how God is present in my daily life with my family and interestingly (though the book talks little about this), at work. I'm more peaceful when I come home to chaos. As I change, so do my kids. Life at home is more pleasant. I'm much more eager to talk about faith issues with my wife and children.
Other than The Purpose Driven Life, I don't think I've ever been so impacted by reading a book. I'm really loooking forward to how God will use these concepts in my family's life.
Wonderfully practical and astonishingly real Jan 6, 2006
This book offers real stories with real solutions. The suggestions are easy and practical, yet need to be said. This book helps me realize I am normal, my parenting path is the way God intended and all is as God has planned. I am finding it extremely useful as I parent my three children and look forward to sharing it with friends and family.
Simple but Profound Dec 17, 2005
I don't usually write these reviews. But this book accomplishes an amazing feat, so I couldn't resist! The feat it accomplishes is that on the one hand, this book is quite simple. Through the presentation of four basic ideas, readers are shown a framework (the authors call it "The Connected Family Framework") for measuring or thinking about their parenting efforts. What sets these simple principles apart from the many other parenting books I've read is the way they fit together, and the way they immediately have significantly impacted my parenting. I've already found, in just the short time since reading the book, that I remember and implement the principles, and know when I have missed the mark. I am already closer to God, and feel more connected to my kids.
On the other hand, the more I think about these principles, and about the author's stories and teaching, the more I realize how deeply profound and truly Biblical they are. It is so tempting to trivialize parenting into a set of steps or a method without regard for the amazing complexity of what it means to lead and guide the unique miracle of each of my children. In this framework I believe I have found clear ideas that will guide and influence my parenting for as long as I'm a parent.
Wow! Dec 17, 2005
This book erases the confusion I get from reading so many different parenting perspectives. The four principles seem to bring everything together so that I can parent from my strengths, and according to my style. The main effect on me and my kids is that our relationship is now more fun and relaxed. The really cool thing is that as I'm more relaxed, the kids don't act up so much. They still act up some, but I'm much more able to deal with it and still feel connected to them. It's better on all of us.
Parent with needs for raising kids Dec 6, 2005
I read this book with a great deal of apprenhension as I have tried every book and suggestions that deal with raising 4 kids in todays culture. I was blown away by the simple, yet incredible way to deal with kid's problems, anxieties and frustrations. In the few short days I have practiced the methods these people suggest I can truthfully say IT WORKS!!!! I would recommend this book to all parents who have kids from 1 to 21. The most valuable of all "Parenting" books!!!!