The school year has come to a conclusion and summer is being ushered in. If you are like us you are looking forward to the sunshine, warmth, and good family time. Summer is also the time when we schedule many of our speaking engagements (Lori and/or Becky), parenting workshops, and HeartCORe Family Conferences for the upcoming coming school year. Please go to the 1C13P contact page to connect with us and let us know how we can best serve you or your congregation in the 2017-18 school year.
Lori & Becky
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Browse through the categories and the individual articles in the 2107 Summer Love Notes Newsletter. Pick the posts that fit you best. And…you will most definitely want to download this–our Summer FREEBIE: The Summer Reading List for Families.
Little Kids (babies to 8-years-olds)
The Secret to Getting Teens Up Before Noon & Doing Chores (with age appropriate chore list)
3 Key Areas of Transition (Moving from High School to College)
5 Surprising Life Skills Built During the Summer
3 Important Questions for a Dad to Ask
May was a really exciting month! My book, (published by New Hope) Messy Journey, How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home was launched. Waterstone Community Church in Littleton, Colorado held a book release and signing party. It was so great to have friends, family, and church members celebrate with me and with my daughter (Courtney’s story is sprinkled throughout the book). She and I recently did a radio interview with Dr. Juli Slattery on her Java with Juli show. We pray that parents never give up.
Messy Journey offers the tools of grace and truth to construct a bridge that offers the prodigal a way back to the family and to God. Nothing holds a parent’s heart hostage like a prodigal. This book provides much needed hope, support, and encouragement to the mom or dad who feels alone on what can be a very solitary journey.
Here’s a little blurb about the book: Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home is for parents walking the difficult road with a wayward child. With rare and raw honesty, author and licensed parent and family educator, Lori Wildenberg, her daughter, other parents and prodigals vulnerably share their stories. No matter why you have a prodigal or if you love someone who does this book will bring comfort, help, and encouragement. Practical grace- and truth-filled ways of navigating your relationship with a detoured child who is rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior are given. There is hope. After all, their struggle isn’t really with you, it’s with God.
If you have a prodigal or know someone who does, this book will be a blessing. Please connect with me if you would like me (or Courtney and me) to speak to your church group about either general prodigal struggles (Messy Journey) or if you’d prefer a more specific talk regarding homosexuality, faith, and the family (When Belief and Behavior Collide: How to love your LGBT family member or friend with grace and truth). With loads of love, ~Lori
Happy summer 1C13P friends,
I wholeheartedly encourage you to pick up a copy of Lori’s new book, Messy Journey. Prodigals can be heartbreaking for parents. Lori offers hope for families with this wonderful resource. You will be incredibly blessed by her words and her love.
This summer is going to be fun at the Danielson home. A big project at our house is a “she-shed/writing studio” in our backyard. Construction begins when the college kids arrive home in May. (Like Faith First Parent on Facebook to follow the progress.) The project will be complete when we move my grandma’s desk in the studio. She was a HUGE influence on me as a Christian wife and mother. I’m grateful to have her desk to inspire me and remind me of her love.
Have a happy summer! We will catch back up with you in the fall. If you need us before then we do offer parent consulting services. Go to our Contact Page and let us know how we can help.
With faith, hope, and love,
Lori & Becky
Personally we relate. Professionally we support.
Looking for a great study for you and your spouse or maybe a small group of friends this summer?
Try Raising Little Kids with Big Love or Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love.
Books and Study Guides are available on Amazon.