I would highly recommend "Standing on the Promises" by Douglas Wilson. Even though he writes from a postmilliennial perspective, it is a very good read. If he seems to be coming across too strong, watch a couple of his AskDoug videos and you'll see what a jovial character he is, and it will put a helpful perspective on his writing.Also of great worth, though I haven't yet finished it yet, is his book on raising boys called "Future Men"You can get them from from amazon, or from the publisher's website Canon Press.
Agree with roadsign and Miccah. Have really enjoyed the instruction in the "Boundaries" books by Cloud/Townsend. Very good for Adults, too. "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Tedd Tripp.I have received many good things from Michael and Debbie Pearl in "To Train Up A Child". Really appreciate the parts of the Body that help us out in parenting. This was good, too. http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=42573&forum=35&21Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Pilgrim
QUOTE:" I hope that asking about this on this thread does not derail your thread Sandra, and take away from the focus of it."John, don't fret about this - let the discussion begin, if you want to. I will read and perhaps in others' posts something will 'click' in my mind.Thanks, one and all for your opinions. I appreciate it.
Dr. Gabor Mate wrote, "Hold on to Your Kids". You can get the general idea on Youtube clips here: Dr. Gabor Mate on Attachment and Conscious Parenting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tdljIW86e8&feature=relatedGabor Mate Lecture - "Hold On To Your Kids": (longer)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_akH6Cin6E&feature=relatedThis is revealing information. You see the relevance of the Christian's place in society. Diane