Our parenting group has begun its 3rd year of meeting. We started out with 6 moms from various walks of life (Christians and non-Christians, divorced and married), meeting to discuss a better way to parent- a heart-based, Christian approach.
This past year, we have come to the realization as a group that any type of discipline that merely changes the behavior doesn’t have true lasting change. It is only when God penetrates the hearts and minds of both the parents and children in a home that we see lasting change.
With that perspective realized, we have decided to transition to studying the Word of God instead of focusing the discussion on parenting methods. This is really an answered prayer and praise!
As a group of 10 moms presently, we have committed to reading and studying the word of God together. Our resource is based on “Answers Bible Curriculum”. Three leaders rotate to lead, with the other 7 members each having a role in the group, so as to have ownership in the group. All but 9 are now Christians. One of the moms is more open and has been going to church on a regular basis. We know it has been a spiritual struggle for this one mom to believe. Prayer is needed and we realize that we need to devote more time to that as leaders in the group. We look forward to see the wonderful things that God will do in the group in the new year.