EDF 4 — the Challenges of Raising Children

Every Day Frustrations

“How hard could it be?” the average child-less couple thinks about parenting. How little they know. And how little they realize that a statement like that could be hazardous to their health. Particularly if uttered in the presence of a parent of a preschooler and a newborn.

This week we looked at the challenges, what makes things worse and how God can help those in the midst of parenting. We are all in this together. As our theme verse says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “There is no trial that has overtaken you that is not common to many…” If people aren’t struggling now with what you are going through, they have struggled with it in the past. Don’t be embarrassed and humiliated by your child’s behavior. We’ve been there, done that AND gotten the bump[er sticker and the t-shirt! Relax and trust God with your parenting.

Still to come — the EDFs of eating? Yes, of eating. And the EDFs of technology, social media and gossip.

EDF4 — The Challenges of Parenting 8-31-2014 Sermon Handout Power Point

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