Parenting a child is an in-depth course in spiritual formation, expressly designed by God to touch you and teach you in ways you could never have imagined. What if one of God's primary intentions for you as a parent isn't about successfully raising perfect children, but about your becoming more holy? Sacred Parenting helps you look at parenting from a different perspective. This six-session, video-based study by Gary Thomas offers a road map to new territory sacred territory defined by the children God has given to teach you his lesson in love. In this PDF download of Session 1, Parenting: God's Hammer on Our Souls, you will learn that the refining process of parenting can be painful and frustrating, but God uses it to make you more like Christ. Use this PDF download to further explore the teaching found on the Sacred Parenting video.