Every Christian parent wants to raise good Christian children. We're all looking for methods that will insure our success as parents and so we read multiple books and attend seminars, looking for the key that will guarantee our success. But what if the "success" God has for us is something different from what we expect? What if we don't need something new, but rather to be reminded of something ancient? What if what our children need is not more rules for being good but rather the grace of Christ that transforms the heart and frees them from the desire to approve of themselves? In this session, Elyse Fitzpatrick introduces you to grace based parenting and how the gospel should play out in your day-to-day interactions with your children. For the gospel is more than the introductory message to the Christian life, it is the foundation of all that we say and do...yes, even as parents.
This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana.
People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.
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Elyse Fitzpatrick is an author of numerous books including Counsel from the Cross; Found in Him; and Because He Loves Me; ACBC certified; frequent conference speaker; married with three children and six grandchildren; M.A., Biblical Counseling, Trinity Theological Seminary; certificate in biblical counseling from the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship.