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April 23, 2008

Parenting Freedom

Each of you are just the right mother for your children. God gave your children to you--not as a possession, but to nurture and raise to His glory. I am not the one God chose to mother your child--not me, not anyone else. Your love and God's grace are what your child needs--regardless of what parenting books, websites, and ideas you come across along the way. You will have challenges, struggles, heartaches, as well as love, joys and successes!

Through it all, we learn to lean into the Lord. . . to trust Him. . . to turn to Him in prayer and humility and rest. . .

And we are free! Free from philosophies, free from rules. . . free to turn to the Lord and grow into the mothers He has called us to be!

I have found it freeing to learn and study and seek wisdom--both the direct revelation in the Bible as well as revelation in God's creation. One resource as we seek the Lord in our ministry of mothering is the website Parenting Freedom. This site is newly online, but the mother behind it has long been sharing mothering encouragement with me and others. I appreciate her willingness to learn, grow, seek the Lord and find freedom in parenting.

I encourage you to visit the website, be encouraged by the Scripture, be challenged by the research, and know you have freedom to seek the Lord as you nurture the children He has given you.



"If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. . .
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."


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I always find comfort here at your site. Thank you.

Posted by: Shelley at April 24, 2008 03:50 AM

Thank you. You summed up exactly how I feel about it, too.

Posted by: Carol at April 24, 2008 11:44 AM

THIS ARTICLE IS SO AMAZING.


You speak to me in so many ways. I was so touched when I read this.

Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Julia at April 25, 2008 11:59 AM

I've been reading your blog for a while and I have to ask, are you a member of www.gentlechristianmothers.com? Because if you aren't, I think you would love it, and if you are, I would love to know who you are!

Carol of Parenting Freedom is also a GCMer, which is what finally made me ask. :) I have been wondering for a while.

Posted by: Stacy Leigh at April 26, 2008 08:30 AM

Shelley and Julia, Thanks for the kind words. . .I'm glad that you are encouraged.

Carol. . . well. . . you know. *hug*

Stacy Leigh, I used to be active at GCM and I know there are a lot of great moms there. *grin* I found that it wasn't the best fit for me in the long run, though the Lord did use the info and mothers at that site to encourage me.

For online mothering encouragement now, along with Carol's site, I visit several other blogs including Quiet Garden, Random Musings, Half-Pint House, Intent, ThatMom, SmockLady, among others.

Messageboards I visit include Mothering By Grace and AwareParent.Net (which has mostly Ezzo-related conversations.)

Posted by: TulipGirl at April 26, 2008 09:49 AM


 
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