Equip Those Grandparents! - It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too!

When it comes to being a grandparent, or a church starting and maintaing a Grandparenting Ministry, it is important for us to focus on passing on a heritage of faith and engage, equip and encourage the grandparents in our ministries to do the same. 

The engaging and encouraging parts make "sense" and are not difficult to do, but you may wonder if there are resources you could use and let grandparents know about to equip them. I'm happy to say, "yes!", there are! One is a book I wrote . . . a book; It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too! In this book along with sharing some of my "cute-grandson stories", I talk about important things for grandparents to think about and keep in mind as they focus on passing on a heritage of faith to their grandchildren. I talk about -
  • How God is our perfect Example of what it means to, "well-love" our grandchildren and we need to, "take delight" in them.
  • We need to point our grandchildren to God and His love and grace.
  • We need to make time for and listen to our grandchildren.
  • We need to point our grandchildren to God and how they can trust Him to always make time for them, because He promises to hear, listen to and answer their prayers.
  • God's perspective is always true and can be depended upon.
  • God sent Jesus to seek and find us and our grandchildren can learn to be people who seek God.
  • God's love is faithful and can be trusted.
  • God shows His goodness to us - we need to watch for it and thank Him when we experience His goodness in our lives.
  • God wants us to love Him with our all and love others as well.
  • We can be enthusiastic about walking with God and share this enthusiasm with our grandchildren, so they will see the joy which comes from knowing, loving and walking with God.
  • There are times when God tells us, "no", and we need to respond with obedience when He does.
  • We need to pray our grandchildren will have, "open eyes of faith" and will be able to see the truth of Who God is and how they need to choose to trust and obey Him.
Each chapter of It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too! ends with a Scripture prayer you can pray for your grandchildren and some ideas of ways you can implement what you learn to help you point your grandchildren to God!

It Is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren; and Other Important Facts for Grandparents and Parents, Too! is a good book for grandparents to read on their own, or for small groups and Sunday school classes to work through together. Get a copy for yourself and recommend it to the grandparents in your ministry!

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