Are you ready for the Parenting Love Dare?
Every night before I go to sleep, no matter how tired I am, I creep into each of my children’s rooms, lean over their bed, tuck them in, kiss their cheek and whisper “I love you”. This ritual has been going on for 7 years, since the birth of my first son. Each night while I watch my children sleep, I wonder if I spent enough time with them that day? If I told them I loved them enough times? Or if I encouraged them enough to become strong, kind adults in the future? Parenting is tough work. It isn’t just about making sure your child is properly fed and clothed (although it is essential!), but rather is about making sure the emotional, social, and spiritual needs are met. The bond between a parent and child represents one of the greatest influential relationships in nature. Studies show that strong ties between parents and their child from birth act as the baby’s first model for intimate relationships and encourages the growth of a sense of security and positive self-esteem.
Where type of relationship did you foster as a parent today?
The Love Dare began in 2008 as resource designed to strengthen marriage through s a 40-day Christian devotional exercises (i.e. scripture, thought provoking questions and ‘dares’ to fulfill). The results of this program rekindled romances, saved dying marriages and opened eyes to the true understanding of committed love. Parents loved the concept and begged for guidance on how to strengthen the bond with their children as well, thus The Love Dare for Parents was created.
This book helps busy mom and dads cherish, analysis and improve their relationship with their children to create unbreakable bonds. Over the course of 40 days, you are taken on a emotional journey that will help you daily demonstrate love to your sons and daughter while encouraging a close, respectful and long term relationship. Featuring timeless parenting principals, a guiding scripture and a ‘dare task’ to follow through daily, the Love Dare for Parents is a journey that every parent should take regardless of the age of their child.
With the ‘if’ monster chasing me every night, I have decided to embark on the journey with my children with hopes of solidifying our child-parent bond. The Love Dare for Parents is designed to “turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6)
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