Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Parenting is Not Your Highest Calling
(If you're confused by my post title, please read the full title of this book.)
This book was recommended to me by several adoptive parents. It isn't a book about adoption. It's a book about how to love. And it is fantastic! I am learning so much and the information in this book is so FREEING! It blows away all the parenting myths for which we all (yes, even Christians and sometimes especially Christians) fall.
Parenting isn't easy or instinctive. If you find it much more difficult than you imagined, that doesn't mean you're necessarily doing something wrong. Unconditional love doesn't come easy. In fact, love is arduous, messy, and requires more than you have to give.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.