This is a guest post by Tina Savasuk. Tina is a Christian, Wife, and Mama who recently left corporate America to be at home fulfilling God's highest and holiest calling for her life...ministry to her family. She is constantly amazed by the depth of God's love, grace, and mercy and so thankful for every gift from Him. She can be found blogging at: http://www.savasuks.blogspot.com/.
The other thing I remember is thinking, 'wow, I probably would not have responded like that.' Little did I know that God would make that image stick out in my mind and eventually use it in a very powerful way.
These resources have been tremendously helpful in just giving me confidence and inspiration for changing my parenting style. But, sometimes the information seems a bit abstract. I read something and think, 'ok, but how does that play out in real life?' Then, God brings that scene from the movie back to my mind and I realize that is a picture of parenting with grace...That is how it plays out in real life. It's me putting my arms around my children and speaking gently to them no matter what the issue is. It doesn't mean that discipline is absent. It just means that Grace is present. Praise God for his guidance in life and especially this parenting journey.