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The Love Dare for Parents applies the same technique used in the popular marriage book, The Love Dare, to parenting, challenging parents to understand, practice, and communicate life-changing Christ-like love to their children. During each of the 40 day journey, parents are given a key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, and a specific challenge for the parent to do that is done for the sake of their child. You'll also find journaling space for your reflections and a FREE parenting assessment tool is available online. Deluxe Custom Edition.
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Number of Pages: 256
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Publication Date: 2014
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The Love Dare Day by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples Unabridged Audiobook on CDStephen Kendrick, Alex KendrickBrilliance Audio / 2013 / Compact disc$9.99 Retail:
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Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy MomsGloria Furman, Carolyn MahaneyCrossway Books & Bibles / 2014 / Trade Paperback$8.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Alex Kendrick is an ordained minister and New York Times best selling coauthor of The Love Dare and The Resolution for Men. He has spoken in numerous countries to students, families, and men's groups. He is also an accomplished actor, screenwriter, and film director, whose credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.
SoaringEagleUSAGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Encouraging/challengingAugust 19, 2014SoaringEagleUSAGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5You have probably heard about the book The Love Dare. It is a 40-day journey for you and/or your spouse to do little things(or big) for the other. Well, we now have one for parents. It's called The Love Dare for Parents by Stephen & Alex Kendrick.
I wanted to review this book and also do the daily challenge for my own children. I needed a fresh look at how precious they truly are. Sometimes I find myself in a rut where it seems we argue too often, especially with my pre-teen. I want to stop that cycle...it's not a fun way to relate to each other.
First you would start with the online assessment. I wasn't surprised with the results, it actually confirmed what I was thinking about the areas that I need help in. The results also tell you which days will be helpful in working on those problem areas.
Day one was easy for me. The challenge was to tell your children that you love them. Saying "I love you" is easy for me. But maybe it isn't for you. Do it anyway. The day starts out with a Bible verse. Then a short message about love and parenting. That day's challenge is next, followed by a journal area to write down what the result was. So far my children have not said anything special about what I have been doing, but they may still be noticing. Keep doing them even if your children are not really responding.
Day 2 was about patience. I need help with that. That challenge was to write Love is Patient and stick it somewhere. I put mine on the fridge. I still forget but then I remember...it's a hard journey but so worth it.
At the end of the book, in the appendix are eight articles such as how to pray for your children, how to find peace with God, etc...
I'm glad that this book is available to all parents, no matter how old your children are. Get yours today.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest review.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Must Read for ParentsAugust 16, 2014Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Dare for Parents is a 40 day challenge to develop Christ-like love and influence your children. Parenting is not a piece of cake. It takes time, effort, prayer and lots of hard work. This book teaches you about leading your heart not just giving into feelings and emotions.
Each day consists of an opening Scripture, a devotional to read, and ends with a dare to accomplish. At the end of each day, there are questions to ponder and a place to journal your thoughts.
I have not yet completed the whole book, but am working through it. Sometimes, I take several days to accomplish a dare, especially if life is busy or hectic that day. But, I can say, this book is definitely helping me become a better parent, be more aware, attentive, and have an open mind towards my children. It is teaching me better ways to love, lead and listen.
I would highly recommend this book to any parent whose desire is to love their children in a more intentional Christ-like manner.
I was blessed with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive review.
FIDELITYJEFFERSON, WISCONSINAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5WONDERFUL EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS RECOMMENDEDMarch 15, 2014FIDELITYJEFFERSON, WISCONSINAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5AMAZING BOOK JUST STARTED IT ! WE HAVE THE STUDY GUIDE TO GO ALONG WITH THE BOOK ABSOLUTELY GREAT ! RECOMMENDED !
KatfishKansas City, Mo.Age: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Got me out of the rut with the kids!November 18, 2013KatfishKansas City, Mo.Age: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It pulled me out of the rut I was in. I have a difficult teen and the new perspective this book gave me showed me that I was being part of the problem. I have changed with the help of this book and God. This book should be required reading for all parents.
Myrna PerezAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A must read for all ParentsAugust 30, 2013Myrna PerezAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Only a couple weeks into this book but so far its another great hit by the Kendrick Brothers. Love it and My son is loving it also :)
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