Monday, January 17, 2011

PG - Parental Guidance Classes at Trinity Baptist Church

Parenting is a difficult task! It is a job that is highly rewarding, yet at the same time extremely challenging to say the least. But, I praise the Lord that He has not given these precious gifts and then simply turned us loose. Rather, our Lord provides guidance through His Word and through the gift of His Holy Spirit with all wisdom, endurance, long-suffering, and grace!

With our new PG – Parental Guidance sessions, our desire is to look into God’s Word for parental guidance so that we can guide our children in a manner that will help them grow in God’s grace.

We will gather together once per month, on Friday evenings, to focus on the truths of God and apply them practically in our homes. Our time together will be mutually edifying as we share our questions and struggles, pray together, and strive to be the parents God has called us to be.

For our first PG classes, we will be reading through the book, The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo. You will need to purchase the workbook that corresponds with the book. Both the book and the workbook can be purchased at the book table now.

Has your child or children ever talked back to you, or rolled their eyes? Has your child ever talked disrespectfully to you or a sibling? Do you have children who fight with one another, even over the most miniscule things? Have you ever lost your cool in dealing with issues in the home?

I can’t speak for you, but I can for me and my house. All of the above has, and does happen. So, now what: How can I respond to anger issues with my children that will not only solve the problem, but will also train them and prepare them for life? How can I address the heart issues that result in anger responses that are sinful?

In The Heart of Anger, we will look at such topics as:

  • Angry Attitudes
  • Provocative Parents
  • Discipline: What it Really Means
  • Practical Biblical Communication
  • Disrespect and Manipulation
  • The Appeal Process

Here are the details for the class:

Cost: The cost of the book ($16) and workbook ($15), The Heart of Anger. These books are sold at the book table and the book is available for check out from the church library on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule:         From 6:30 – 8:00 pm

  • Friday, January 21
  • Friday, February 18 
  • Friday, March 25 
  • Friday, April 15

Childcare is provided for each of these classes.

You can sign up at the ticket counter for these classes. We ask that you go ahead and get the book and work through the first three chapters of the book/workbook prior to our January 21st meeting. If you are just finding out about this class and would like to attend but have not completed these chapters, please do not let it keep you from attending!

Let me know if you have any questions at