Dear Moms and Dads,
At 1C13P, we are committed to equipping you in your parenting journey. Quarterly you will receive a newsletter with a plethora of inspiring and applicable parenting articles. The other 8 months a powerful parent prayer or a practical parent practice will enter your inbox. The prayers and practices (and more) are found in our 1 Corinthians 13 Parent series: Raising Little Kids with Big Love and Raising Big Kids with Supernatural Love.
Both moms and dads rank patience as their top personal parent fail. So it isn’t surprising that God gives patience the prominent first place position in his description of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. “Love is patient…”
Before we can grow patience in our kiddos we need to nurture it in ourselves. And… wouldn’t you agree, to be a patient parent we need some supernatural intervention? Patience is the first attribute of love and a true spiritual discipline. So… join us as we pray for it.
With faith hope & love,
Lori & Becky
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Please grant me wisdom so I may exercise patience as I raise the children you have given me. Give me discerning eyes so I can understand why my children behave the way they do. Help me to be sensitive to circumstances that trigger frustration. Give me the strength to lead in love, a love that begins with patience.
…and patience is better than pride.
Wildenberg & Danielson, Raising Little Kids with Big Love (Friendsville: Bold Vision Books, 2014), 49-50.
Learn more about parenting with patience and how to grow patience in our littles by reading Raising Little Kids with Big Love. Pick up the companion study to use with your spouse or in a small group setting. Both are available on Amazon.
Messy Journey: How Grace & Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home
Nothing tests a parent’s metal more than a prodigal. Most parents have at least one child who goes through a season of wandering away from faith or family values. If you need some encouragement or support, pick up Lori’s newly released book Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home. You will discover hope, healing, and help in these pages.You can find Messy Journey at your local bookstore or favorite on-line shop. Click here to head over to Amazon.