Parenting First Aid: Hope for the Discouraged
“God has given my wife and me the privilege of parenting four children, each one adopted as an older child from backgrounds of neglect, trauma, and abuse. What a delightful gift Marty Machowski has provided for parents like usparents for whom there are days when success is simply surviving and loving one another to the end of the day. Parenting First Aid is gentle, honest, raw, and wholly centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”See All
Timothy Paul Jones
Author of Family Ministry Field Guide; C. Edwin Gheens Chair of Christian Family Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“If youve got parenting figured out, this book is not for you. For the rest of us, here is good medicine from Gods Wordnot for our childs heart, but for ours. As I read, I was repeatedly refreshed by Martys unblinking candor about the challenges of children and the faithfulness of God. In these pages, youll find wisdom for the weary and hope for the hurting.”See All
Pastor; author of The Radical Book for Kids and Pass It On: A Proverbs Journal for the Next Generation
“Parenting is challenging work. Its also a gift from a God and a unique opportunity to display Gods glory as we lovingly shepherd our children and teach them the gospel of Christ. Marty Machowskis new book, Parenting First Aid, is a timely and encouraging reminder for parents to persevere. Every weary parent needs this book.”See All
Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Many Christian parents have a rich knowledge of Gods Word, but they dont always understand how to apply that knowledge to the parenting trials God sends their way and can find themselves in a desert of parenting worries. In Parenting First Aid, Machowski brings the refreshment of Scripture to that desert. I found myself in tears as the rivers of the Word flowed into some parched corners of my life.”See All
Executive Director of The Apollos Project; author of The Disciple-Making Parent
“Parents can wisely face elephant-sized challenges with youthbut best with only one forkful of wisdom at a time. Machowskis book serves Gods wise counsel in bite-size devotionals. This is not so much about what to do as a parent as it is about who to be. The lessons are brief, interesting, and with practical instruction that you can apply immediately. If challenging parenting drains you, exasperates you, confuses you, frustrates you, these weekly meals will nurture you.”See All
Author of Get Outta My Face!: How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel and Get Offa My Case!: Godly Parenting of an Angry Teen
“Marty Machowskis Bible-saturated, gospel-shaped writing has been a blessing to my family. As a pastor, his devotionals are my go-to resource for family worship. Marty has the heart of a shepherd, the wisdom of a sage, and provides hope-filled refreshment to any parent who is weary or discouraged. Parenting First Aid is a wonderful book that has my highest endorsement, and I encourage you to pick up a copy today.”See All
Executive Director of Church and Family Ministry at Renewanation; founder of GospelShapedFamily.com
In this uplifting and faith-strengthening devotional book for parents, best-selling children’s author Marty Machowski encourages parents in the midst of trials. Full of Scripture, testimonies of faithful parents, and insightful meditations, Parenting First Aid equips moms and dads to run to God and trust his ability to do what they can’t.
Parenting isn’t getting any easier, especially with the introduction of insta-porn on electronic devices, the ease of access to drugs, and the ever-increasing blurring of sexuality. This useful resource is for the weary and overwhelmed parents struggling with their children’s choices, and the culture that wars against their souls.
For families with small struggles or weighty parenting trials—such as children involved with drugs, sexual sin, and teenage rebellion—Parenting First Aid is full of personal, real testimonies of God’s faithfulness to those experiencing hardship.
The easy-to-use format provides encouragement to turn to God in the midst of family difficulty. While God does not promise happiness and ease in parenting, all can find comfort in God and peace beyond understanding through the Scriptures and meditations found in Parenting First Aid.