How amazing is the grace in your home?
We sing and talk about grace every Sunday, but how does grace play out in our homes Monday through Saturday? It’s easy, for us as parents, to put such a focus on “right” behavior that our kids miss out on the grace needed to bounce back from sin, since we all sin and we all fall. So, when we demand perfection and obedience with little access to grace, we end up valuing our children based on what they do or don’t do.
But that’s not the gospel. And that’s not grace.
In House of Grace: Big sinners raising little sinners, bestselling author Michael DiMarco offers a gentle, gospel-centered approach to parenting. He writes, “The purpose of parenting is not focusing on the child’s behavior or who the child becomes. Parenting is really just another word for discipleship. It’s teaching your child who God is and who we are with and without him. It’s about big sinners raising little sinners.”
In the book, Michael shares how to:
• create a culture of confession in your home
• move from natural parenting to spiritual parenting
• achieve discipline through discipleship instead of emotion
• parent shoulder-to-shoulder instead of nose-to-nose
• become an authority in your child’s life…and more!
Instead of being held back under the burden of the law of performance, of sin avoidance and concealment, it’s time for little sinners and the big sinners who raise them to graduate to a gospel of healing and rebound. It’s time that our families and churches start building a house of grace.