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The Love Dare for Parents

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From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of “dares” challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children.

Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to “turn the hearts of parents to their children
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by B&H Books (first published June 1st 2013)
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Laura
THE LOVE DARE FOR PARENTS is a book I've been working through with my five children - all at the same time. There is a test you can take to see where you stand at LoveDareTest.com. I did great, except in one area (Mercy, but I already knew that wasn't my strongest gift.). I have enjoyed surprising my children with some of the things - random acts of kindness - an unexpected note telling them they are a gift - etc. And I highly recommend that if you have children you take THE LOVE DARE FOR PARENT ...more
Josh
I wasn't sure how God was going to use this book in my life, but after reading Days 2 and 3 (dealing with patience and kindness respectively), I can honestly say that it was Divine Providence that allowed me gain access to this book. I have struggled with wrongly directed anger issues towards my young son for a while now (getting upset with him for even the slightest mistake), and Day 2 felt like it was written specifically for me. This quote really spoke to me: "Patience is always welcome. It g ...more
Jewlie
You have probably heard about the book The Love Dare. It is a 40-day journey for you and/or your spouse to do little things(or big) for the other. Well, we now have one for parents. It's called The Love Dare for Parents by Stephen & Alex Kendrick.

I wanted to review this book and also do the daily challenge for my own children. I needed a fresh look at how precious they truly are. Sometimes I find myself in a rut where it seems we argue too often, especially with my pre-teen. I want to stop
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Lindsey Silvestrini
The widely popular marriage book The Love Dare has now been followed up with The Love Dare for Parents. What a beautiful idea that is amazingly executed. This book, like it's predecessor has the potential to be life changing if you follow through with it.

I knew from Day 1 reading this that it would forever change the way that I parent. Parenting is HARD and challenges me daily. Having one little thing to concentrate on daily really shifted my focus and made it more about how to love my kids than
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Julius McCarter
In the tradition of their 2008 Love Dare, Stephen and Alex Kendrick offer a 40 day series of meditations in The Love Dare for Parents that are uniquely devoted to practices that promote Christian love between parents and children.

As a pastor, one of the special gifts and vocational joys of serving the church are our children. Having the heart of God for the church's children, teaching and modeling the skills, practices and goals of sacred parenting is something I'm often called upon for wisdom
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Dana
This wonderful book has helped bring my heart closer to my children, if that was even possible to do! We have just completed the book with a Facebook group that was started last month by a dear friend. It has been joyous to see the changes in our own lives and those who have completed this reading with us. This will be read again and again to review the wonderful process of the Love Dare with my children and bring love further into our home and lives.
Missy Dennis
Being a parent is never easy. When we are blessed with children there are many times that we wish there was a handbook to give us direction and instruction. We are quick to read parenting books but sometimes forget that there is one book that is the guidebook to parenting. The Love Dare for Parents brings us back to the Bible to help guide us as parents. I highly recommend this to ANY parent. The daily dares bring you back to the basics and are completely doable in today's fast pace. It is never ...more
Kim Mister
What a wonderful book!!!!
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This is one of those books I can pick up and reread. I feel like I'm constantly reading it so much so I keep it on my "Currently Reading" list.

I enjoy this and the original book.
Angie
Nov 02, 2014 Angie marked it as to-read
Currently taking this "love dare" with a group of parents of young children within our church. After only 2 days, I'm highly anticipating our Sunday discussion!
Sarah
Pretty much as unrealistic as it's sister book. Didn't agree with the chapter on showing your love for a child through buying the the thing they want the most!
Gina
Worth repeating again & again...I'm going to do the challenge again with more specific goals in mind & more consistency (not skipping days) :)
Monica
Some very good reminders.
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“Every child is a one of a kind mini-masterpiece. No known duplicates exist. They each have distinctive fingerprints, heart rhythms, eye patterns, and blood constitution. Even identical twins can be physically alike and yet light years apart in how they are mentally wired and gifted. Our children do not just grow up different; they show up different. Though circumstances and training will greatly affect their lives, the originality that is already ingrained into each of our children reflects brilliant preplanning. Every birthmark is a trademark. Every special feature is a signature of divine design.” 2 likes
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