Resources for healthy marriages – I Choose Us
Expectations: husbands & wives should spend 8 hours together each week
Other Needs: Training/Communication/Discipling
Resources for healthy and effective parenting – Good Enough Parenting
Every child has 5 Core Emotional Needs:
Not meeting Core Emotional Needs = LIFETRAPS (Schemas) Rom 12:2/I Peter 1:14-15
Parent’s responsibility – Don’t EXASPERATE but do NURTURE (Eph 6:4/Col 3:21)
9 Exasperation Interactions:
7 Nurturing Interactions:
Expectations: dinner as a family five nights per week, each parent spend time with each child weekly, peer discipling and partnership with teen or preteen mentors, ongoing training & awareness, active participation in Y&F ministry
Resources for Adult Children - Repair and Reconnect
What was your family like before becoming a Christian?
Do you need to apologize or make amends to any family members since starting your new life? How will you go about doing this?
Who can you get help from in marriage/parenting/family relationships to become a great disciple in these areas?
I Choose Us by John and Karen Louis
Good Enough Parenting by John and Karen Louis
The Essential 8 – Principles of a Strong Family by Sam and Geri Laing
Raising Awesome Kids in Troubled Times by Sam and Geri Laing
Friends and Lovers by Sam and Geri Laing
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