Smith, William Paul.

Parenting with words of grace : building relationships with your children one conversation at a time / William P. Smith ; foreword by Paul David Tripp. - 214 pages ; 22 cm

Includes index.

The vision -- Parenting is an invitation -- The invitation is embedded in your conversations -- How Jesus talks to estranged friends -- Extended story : sacred space -- You talk with no guarantee -- You speak out of the grace you've already heard -- Extended story : "get in the van" -- Your kids need you to talk to them . . . a lot -- Extended story : Nanny's funeral -- The hope -- Sometimes you don't want to talk -- Genesis 20 -- Abraham : misspeaks for God -- God : speaks for Abraham -- Jesus : speaks for you -- You : take words to God -- Practice : prayer of repentance for misusing your mouth -- You : hear words from God -- You : take words to your kids -- Getting started : truth and love -- The skill of encouragement -- When should you encourage? -- Encouragement takes time -- Replace the negatives at home and abroad -- Search for the positive in seed form -- Be encouraged when you're tired of encouraging -- The skill of honesty -- The goal of honesty : rescue -- Think before you speak -- Be a mirror that invites participation -- Aim for the heart -- Lead with your worst foot forward -- Build bridges with your failures -- Expect your kids to make mistakes -- Extended story : catching a line drive . . . or not -- Why you really do want a forgiving lifestyle.

9781433560972 (trade paperback)

2018034119


Parent and child--Religious aspects--Christianity.
Parenting--Religious aspects--Christianity.
Oral communication--Religious aspects--Christianity.

BV4529 / .S65 2019

248.81 SMI
Perth Bible College Library (Koha)