Lead Your Family Like Jesus

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Lead Your Family Like Jesus brings the knowledge of Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges and Tricia Goyer together.

Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges operate the Lead Like Jesus non-profit. They believe the world is in desperate need of new model of leadership. That leadership model can be found in the example of Jesus.

Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. You are going to love this woman. I hope you’ll check out her website. Her heart for others is a beautiful thing. Tricia was a teen Mom, who shares her story with honesty and grace (read her story here). She lives her life offering hope to others. (Her Pinterest boards are amazing too!)

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This book speaks to something I’ve been struggling with, intentional parenting.

Sometimes, I just get swept up in the busy nature of life. It’s funny how many days and months can pass before I stop and realize I need to re-evaluate. I need to constantly keep my kids before me in my heart and in prayer. Everyday.

I love the many stops in the book called Pause and Reflect.

I need to pause and reflect more often!

 

The book is less about changing your kids and more about changing your heart to reflect Jesus.

When I read the book I realized I might be inspiring disobedience. Ever have those moments, when you are so tired of the stubbornness that you don’t stand your ground. Let’s just say I did very poorly on the how are you doing quiz.

I overreact. I am inconsistent. I negotiate lower standards of behavior to avoid a hassle. I sometimes match anger with anger.

I can improve. I think there is something in this book that will touch any parent right where they need it. There are many practical applications (like crafting a family vision) and stories that are easy to relate to.

Best of all, the authors continue to draw you back to the best leadership model there is, Jesus.

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Leave a comment and win a copy of Lead Your Family Like Jesus! Also win a DaySpring Family Calendar for 2013! 

My favorite Pause and Reflect Question, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

How can you approach your day differently to find the right balance between meeting your child’s need for your attention and your reality of being overwhelmed? 

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8 thoughts on “Lead Your Family Like Jesus

  1. Whenever I read about parenting and I’m on the computer I feel completely guilty. I’m on and off it between housework jobs during the day. Maybe I should limit my computer time, check it at a set time.

    • The computer is a hard one for me too. When they are home I try to check in at set times, it’s so tempting to connect with others though 🙂

  2. I think I need to keep reminding myself that they are only little once and someday I will miss the constant interruptions and to stop what I may be doing to give them that time. And I think I need to work on not over scheduling us, the more stressed I am, the crabbier I am! This book sounds great!

  3. Ay. I don’t know! That’s a tough question. Add the whole issue of public vs. private (aka, I’ll let Felix get away with things outside that I won’t let him get away with at home..and vice versa… and you have a whole new set of things to deal with…) ay. Actually… if anyone knows of a good parenting/ disciplining /raising toddlers/young children book.. I’d love to take any suggestions!

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