by De’Etta Goecker
(from a parenting Workshop in former PWOC Asia Region)
“These are resources that have blessed our family; we don’t agree with each word in every resource. There are many other wonderful resources on the market. This list is not exhaustive – it includes resources we’ve used and share most often with others. I am not an Amazon affiliate – links are provided for your ease of shopping and reviewing.” De’Etta Goecker
As you read through the Bible this year, mark any passages with a “P” that you think could relate to how you parent. Keep a journal to make a list. You’ll be amazed and your parenting may even by revolutionized. Start with Proverbs if the idea of the entire Bible is daunting. Look for more than “rod” verses…..let the Word shape your vision of parenting. For instance Pr. 28:13 is not a “parenting” verse but has impacted my parenting greatly. Personally studying the Word will give you a filter to process other authors through. Let the Word shape your parenting, and then take joy when others confirm what God has spoken to you.
“I’ve been asked why I left “spanking” out of our workshop. In a nutshell: I believe God has a LOT to say about many varying tools of discipline (training) in the Word. We’ve allowed one tool to become our focus and that is not healthy. I figured you’d all thought of this tool on your own and wanted to broaden our perspective.”
“Vision for 12 – 19 year olds ”
Family Life (Parenting, Marriage etc)
Focus on the Family (Parenting, Marriage etc)
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers ) Resources, ideas, check & see if your base/PWOC hosts a MOPS group
National Center for Biblical Parenting (weekly emails, articles etc)
Whole Heart Ministries – Homeschool family, but sound teaching and wisdom for all
“Bible Study Resources”
Discover 4 Yourself – Inductive studies for the books of the Bible written for 8 – 12 year olds – free chapter download
Precept Studies – We use these with our youth to teach how to use various Bible study tools and to teach the discipline to dig truth out of the Word. There are studies geared to “teens,” as well.
“My heart is that each woman spend time in the Word, on her face with God, and hear clearly God’s plans and mode of best mentoring EACH of her individual children. I pray that we catch a vision for our children and that we carry them into His presence. God bless you as you partner with God in raising this next generation.”
Parenting Resource in printable PDF