God’s Strange (Yet So Effective) Parenting Style

Don’t dismiss those little nudges you’re feeling…go for it!

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind


If you desire, humanly speaking, pleasant and happy days, then never get seriously involved with Christ. Soren Kierkegaard

Paula Rinehart writes in Better Than My Dreams these telling words about how God parents very differently than most human moms and dads who will move heaven and earth to spare their children from suffering.

But to what end?

I don’t know about you, but I am grateful that God sees the larger picture and does what needs doing (in my life and that of my children.)

I just sometimes wish it wouldn’t hurt so much.

Isn’t it strange the way God works in our lives? Who would think that he would use something physical, like anxiety, to expose a place of spiritual bondage – and to invite us into freedom with him we would not have known?

Perhaps it’s harder for us to recognize the fingerprints of God in difficult places…

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