Parenting Challenges

By Suzan Braun

Parenting clichés abound: “These kids certainly don’t come with instruction manuals.” Or “Parenting is the toughest job you’ll ever love.”  And then there’s, “We thought empty nesting was a permanent phase, but guess what—they’re back!”  From birth through adulthood these people called children consume our lives, form our families, and bring us the greatest joys and challenges we could ever imagine. 

As Psalm 127:3 states, “Children are a gift from the Lord, a real blessing.”  And as parents we long to honor God and train up our children in the ways that He would want them to go. 

Just Between Us (JBU) offers great resources for every stage and season of the parenting problems you may encounter.

  • Parenting Skills & Parenting Struggles
  • Single Parenting
  • Empty Nester Parenting and Parenting Adult Children
  • Raising Boys Resources
  • Building Mother/Daughter Relationships
  • Perspectives on the Christian Family
  • Letting Go of Regret
  • Praying for Prodigals
  • When Kids Stray from their Faith
  • Social Media and Teens
  • Parents Handling an Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Planning a Family Mission Trip
  • Family Time and Meals Together
  • Ministering to Moms

Parenting is a long journey. Fortunately, we have a God who gives us the strength to accomplish the tasks He lays before us (Phil. 4:13). We never stop training, teaching, and cheering our children on. As Galatians 6:9 tells us, “And let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  And best of all, this parenting and family life thing—we never have to do it alone—He is by our side each and every step of the way; especially through whatever problems we encounter!

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