This summer I am doing a life-changing study called Created to Connect by Dr. Karen Purvis. This guide helps adoptive parents better connect with their children. The goal of the study is "to empower you to become a healer for your child, and in so doing, rediscover the joy in parenting" (Purvis, 2010).
Joy in parenting? I'm in.
It can be challenging to parent a child who has come from a difficult past. It is hard to see past the child's behavior and address the hurt places. This guide helps you do just that.
Sounds good, right?
This morning I was challenged to take a well known passage from the Bible (you might recognize it from your wedding) and apply it to my child. Even if you are not an adoptive parent, you would do well to apply this passage to all of your relationships.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
-I Corinthians 13:4-8
If you are a local adoptive/foster parent friend, we will be offering this study at church beginning in August. Come and learn with me! If you are not local, you can download this guide for free or for a small fee have it mailed to you.