The quote, "Parenting isn't for Cowards" is from a book by Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk. So many times lately I have had that thought run through my head. I am thankful to live at time where there are so many resources to help guide me in life, including the Bible and all its translations, but the amount of suggestions, or changes, or ideas of what to do to have a thriving family can be a little overwhelming.
Recently a friend told me about a ministry that she had sent her child to at a time of great need in his life. I am hooked on the podcast and just wanted to document it here - because that is why I am even doing this page - for a record of some things I am learning along this journey that may be worth sharing.
I have also read Mark Gregston's book, Tough Guys and Drama Queens. It was great, especially the questions at the end that I try to make a game of answering at dinner some nights. We actually will draw a question, each of us answers, and we vote on how complete or well thought out the answer is - by assigning a dollar value to it (actually a cent value up to $1 per question). I am currently reading another of his books, When your Teen is Struggling. I am liking the practicality of the second half.