Author Dannah Gresh says one of the most common fears mothers share with her is, “Am I messing up my kids?”
Her answer: Yes.
That may not seem like a very encouraging response, but if you’re struggling as a parent, you need peace. And to get peace, you need truth. And the truth is, every parent – myself included – is in the same boat.
We’re imperfect people raising imperfect people.
But if that’s true, how do moms learn to trust God with their parenting and with their children?
The fear of failure can cripple a parent. Fearful moms are rescuers. They save their children from obstacles that the Lord might otherwise use to draw their children into a deeper, more trusting relationship with Him. Learning to slay life’s Goliaths is an important skill children need throughout adulthood.
By her own admission, Dannah Gresh was once a fearful, controlling mom who wanted to rescue her children from every painful situation. Her journey from fear to faith began with four principles she learned from the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel.
- Pour out your heart to God.
- Give your children to the Lord.
- Tell someone.
Dannah will be with us over the next couple of programs to explain how those four principles transformed her as a parent, to answer some of the most common parenting questions moms ask, and to dispel common myths about teaching children modesty.
Join us for “Assuring Moms in Their Parenting Journey” on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app. Dannah is a popular speaker and author of “The 20 Hardest Questions Every Mom Faces,” the basis for our conversations.