Heartfelt Discipline: Interview with Clay Clarkson

I’ve really enjoyed the podcasts from ThatMom, Karen Campbell — I can’t believe that she’s been recording great mommy-inspiration for almost seven years! Recently she’s put up a great interview series with Clay Clarkson of Whole Heart Ministries. I remember a girlfriend lending me a set of cassette tapes (!) in 1999 of Sally Clarkson encouragement about mothering. I was knee-deep in toddler / preschool / kindergarten busyness and found them just the inspiration I needed.

With a houseful of teens, I still seek sources of encouragement which help me refocus on the Lord and minister to my family. Both the Clarksons and Karen are good sources for that sort of in-the-grind, look-to-the-Lord encouragement.

Heartfelt Discipline, by Clay Clarkson has been recently republished (I can’t believe I first read it in 2004, and yet still haven’t written a review!) It is definitely worth the read, but if you don’t have time for that. . . at least listen to the podcast interviews!

3 thoughts on “Heartfelt Discipline: Interview with Clay Clarkson

  1. I LOVE Clay’s book! I read it 10 years ago when it first came out… We were planning to adopt after raising our 4 sons. We now have 4 daughters through adoption!
    I have talked to Clay through email and in person over the years, and he and Sally are the “real deal!”
    I just added you to my blog roll. :)

  2. Yes, I really get the feeling from the Clarksons that they are “just like us” in the throes of parenting and leaning into the Lord.

    How wonderful about your four boys then four girls! We just had boy #5 last year after an 11 year gap. More than one of my sons was disappointed to not have a sister. My sister-in-law is adopted from Korea, so we used to talk about adopting a little Asian girl who “looked like her aunt.” But, that isn’t the direction the Lord has led us. . . I’m so thankful for adopting families!

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