Family Ministry Today

The Center for Christian Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Parenting is Hard for a Reason”

by Derek Brown – Nov 14

Below is an excerpt and a link to an encouraging article from Christina Fox at The Gospel Coalition on persevering through difficult seasons in parenting.

It had been a long and trying day where nothing went the way it should. I must have corrected the kids every five minutes. After refereeing fights and cleaning up messes all day, I was exhausted, irritated, and impatient.

Sitting at the dinner table that evening, it was my oldest son’s turn to give thanks. When I heard him say, “And God, could you please help mommy to be patient with us?” I realized I wasn’t the only one affected by our difficult day. I was part of the problem.

You can read the whole article here.