When Parenting Isn't Perfect

Genre: Christian Living

When Parenting Isn't Perfect

Performed by:
Tom Parks

Perfection is the enemy of parenting. Jim Daly sees and hears from mothers and fathers trying hard to pursue perfection. They listen to the best experts and read all the right books. When someone gives them a “World’s Best Mom” or “No. 1 Dad” coffee mug, they want it to be true. And they want their children to pursue perfection, too. It’s admirable for parents to be the very best moms and dads they can be for their children. But sometimes in so doing, they leave grace behind—both for themselves and their children. Jim believes that our quest for perfection, a quest that he believes is particularly strong among Christians, runs counter to God’s own boundless gift of grace. We can become Pharisaical parents, quoting endless rules and holding everyone to impossible standards. But God doesn’t want us, and our kids don’t need us, to be perfect. As parents, we’re called to simply do our best. And when we fail—which we will—we’re called to try again tomorrow. Though he’s the President of Focus on the Family, Jim does not promise that his book will be a catalyst for a perfect family. But it can help point the way toward a good family—one that feels safe and warm; one filled with love and laughter. This book will encourage mothers and fathers to embrace the messiness of parenthood and show grace to their own less-than-ideal children. Jim, through his own experiences, expertise, and array of stories, will lead both moms and dads to a better understanding of what being a good family is all about.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 7 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Jim Daly

Biography:
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, has received the World Children’s Center Humanitarian Award and the Children’s Hunger Fund Children’s Champion Award. He has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight and PBS’s Religion and Ethics. He was featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Newsweek, which named him a top 10 next-generation evangelical leader of influence. Daly and his wife have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs. Visit: www.focusonthefamily.com.
Author
Paul Asay
Narrator
Tom Parks

Biography:
Tom Parks has been involved in recording audiobooks and voice overs for over 30 years and has been involved in an eclectic range of projects. In addition to performing and directing many projects, Tom is also an active musician, drumming in musical theater productions in the Midwest, and is in demand as a conference speaker.

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