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Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint of Special Needs Individuals

After discovering the realities of seclusion and restraint with our autistic daughter at school my wife an I are learning more about the realities of our schools and culture in how kids with special needs are being handled. We don’t disagree that something needs to be done, but there are alternatives that are safer and […]

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Good Parenting And God’s Work

Good parenting cannot guarantee a good result. For that, we must trust the Lord. – Parenting by Design Daily Devotional

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Devotions for Sacred Parenting #25: Stop Judging and Start Loving

“The sinful, selfish side of us truly wants and sometimes even expects a “perfect” child, but God doesn’t grant us “perfect” children in this fallen world—and even if he did, we imperfect parents would soon mess them up.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas I’m pretty sure I’m not alone with finding […]

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Devotions for Sacred Parenting #23: The Vice of the Virtuous

“When we don’t live as a people in need of grace, we expect others to be perfect, and we bitterly resent it whenever even the slightest imperfection puts us out.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas It seems so easy to take our grace for granted. When we fall into this that […]

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Devotions for Sacred Parenting – Day 7: A Season of Sacrifice

“Our kids, by their existence, make a legitimate spiritual claim on our time, our money, and our focus.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas I was challenged today in how I approach being a Dad. Too often I choose to focus on everything but my kids. Our time is too short with […]

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Devotions For Sacred Parenting – Day 3: A Lasting Mark

“When our kids see how we deal with failure, disappointment, frustration, and our own limitations, they are learning.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas #TeachingByExample “The parent must present to the child the beauty of virtue, the nobility and happiness of self-denial, the pleasure that duty brings, and the fear and the […]