Parenting a child is an in-depth course on spiritual formation, expressly designed by God to shape your soul in ways you cannot imagine. What if one of God’s primary intentions for you as a parent isn’t about successfully raising perfect children, but about you becoming more holy? ~ Gary Thomas

 

Each Saturday in February we are hoping to head out on an adventure.

When Andrew’s mom sent us an email, letting us know that Home Improvement Ministry (H.I.M). was having a parenting conference, we almost didn’t look twice . . .

But the name of the conference caught my attention: “Sacred Parenting;”  Andrew and I are currently reading “Sacred Marriage” together and enjoying it, sure enough, it was the same guy, Gary Thomas.

AND our friends, the Ploskers were speaking!

We signed up . . .

So this Saturday Adventure was one of learning, and very few pictures.  We tried to get a picture of Gary Thomas, but he glowed in our pictures

He was compelling.  He had many reminders about the opportunity parenting is for growth.

Our first session was on Raising Young Children, and our friends the Ploskers led.  They were wonderfully articulate and offered 10 tips, each a nugget gleaned about raising children . . .

The way these friends talk about parenting is inspiring to me.  I am so grateful for their words.

Andrew and I had a great day.  We enjoyed the time together (thank you Mimi & Skip), and found ourselves talking more in depth about aspects of parenting.  A good Saturday adventure!

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