Each Sunday night while the kiddos are in AWANA, the church offers several discipleship classes. The classes usually run for 8 weeks, and are often focus based around the study of a particular book, with various members of the church step up to teach the classes. I have taken a few classes since we began attending there and have been so blessed! This session, I chose to take a class on mothering based on this book:
Phil & I have always embraced a heart-centered style of parenting, and are well-acquainted with Ted Trip's Shepherding a Child's Heart. While I whole-heartedly agree with his theology of parenting, I have found myself frustrated sometimes with not knowing how those principles should be implemented in the nitty-gritty of parenting. Don't Make Me Count to Three is like a Mom-friendly version of Shepherding a Child's Heart! Ginger Plowman does such a good job of taking the heart-centered principles from scripture and putting skin on them. I have found so much direction for my parenting in this book! My only complaint is that I needed it when I first became a parent, instead of nearly 9 years into the project ;o)
Seriously, all you Mamas, you should read. this. book!