When Jesse and I were talking about what topic to tackle for this week’s episode, I said something to the affect of, “Well, I’ve gone on almost 60 other podcasts, radio shows, and TV shows talking about Love-Centered Parenting, but I’ve yet to really dive into the topic on my own podcast. Maybe that would be a good topic for this week’s episode??
If you’ve been considering getting a copy of my new book, Love-Centered Parenting, but you’ve wondered if it would be a fit for you, be sure to listen in to this week’s episode. I share more about how often guilt and stress as burdens comes from misunderstanding what our job is as a parent. I also dive into the main meat of the book and talk about the four choices I believe every parent should make — to lean in and love, listen well, lead with humility, and let go.
We also talk about how our Emergency Fund has been such a blessing recently, how we saved a lot of money on replacing our HVAC units, and a class I recently finished taking.
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In This Episode:
[00:33] We are chatting all about Love-Centered Parenting today!
[01:51] Having an Emergency Fund is saving our lives this week.
[04:39] Getting a second quote saved us, too, since it was significantly less than the first one.
[06:33] Jesse is still reading the same book as last week. I’ve been going through The Bible Project seminary class on Heaven and Earth and it has been so good.
[10:17] We’re digging deep into the content of Love-Centered Parenting today.
[11:55] We cannot save our kids so we need to stop carrying that burden around.
[13:08] It is not our job as parents to make our kids make good choices.
[14:10] The four choices parents should make and the entire premise of the book.
[15:01] Jesse’s thoughts on “leaning in and loving.”
[17:07] Is there pride, fear, or selfishness at the root of your reaction to your kids’ behavior?
[18:25] Why you need to listen well.
[21:26] Finding the root cause of behavior is very important.
[22:49] It’s also important to lead with humility.
[25:51] Last but not least, we have to just let go.
[27:31] Why this really is the no-fail guide to parenting.
Links and Resources:
- The Bible Project
- Love-Centered Parenting
- 10 Days to Be a Happier Mom
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- My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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mark bill says
In reading this book, I’m struck by the way Crystal speaks the truth with vast amounts of both humility and love. Her voice reminds you that you’re not alone in your fears or your failures. Love Centered Parenting will not only help you give yourself grace, but help you cling to the grace of Christ in a way that will make you a better and freer parent.
Crystal Paine says
Thank you so much for your encouragement! I’m humbly grateful!