How many of us have read a passage of scripture and gained incite to parenting a child. Perhaps it was an invitation from the Spirit to change our behavior, to speak in a softer voice or trust a child's decision. Perhaps it was a lesson we needed to share with the child so they could make a big decision. These moments of heavenly help don't have to be few and far between. Author Julie K. Nelson has taken many of the parenting examples from the scriptures and made them readily available in her new book, Parenting With Spiritual Power.
I found many of the lessons interesting. If anything, the scriptures are stories of families. They have their ups (finding the Promise Land) and they have their downs (selling a brother into slavery.) But in all of this, there is the guidance from the Holy Ghost, the opportunity to repent provided by Christ, and parents who persevere against all odds including troubled teens. It's easy to get discouraged in the face of ornery kids, but there's no reason to lose hope. I loved one section where she says we are never failures as parents as long as we keep trying. I found the book full of hope and incite. You can get your own copy of Parenting With Spiritual Power by clicking here.