There are so many moms that can benefit from the wisdom of love-centered parenting no matter what stage of parenting you are in.
Today’s guest, Crystal Paine, talks about how to shift your parenting from a results-based approach to a love based approach ( and nope, not the woo-woo kind) The approach where you parent from a place of peace, rest, joy, and from the place where you really love your kids.
The shift starts when you focus on filling your heart with the truth of God’s love for you. Because when you are focused on being filled with that kind of love, that is the kind of love that spills out.
The kind of love we are talking about today is a love that doesn’t look to other people for approval or makes sure that you checked off your “to-do” list and parent perfectly. No! It’s the kind of love that says that you matter, your mistakes don’t matter and you’re loved by God no matter what.
You’re worth is not from other people or how well you perform. You walk around with so much mom guilt, stress, and anxiety because you are trying to find your worth and identity in something that will never satisfy you. It’s as if you’re looking to say “I have arrived”.
You need to go back to what God thinks of you… and that is >>> you are fully loved by God and when you truly believe that, you are able to have so much freedom and joy.
4:18 Meet Crystal
7:54 Parenting out of judgment and fear of what other people are thinking about you
12:53 The opinion of other people don’t matter when you are parenting
20:37 Love center parenting and discipline
26:56 Lover center parenting and communication
29:09 Parenting and forgiveness
32:49 Encouragement for moms that feel like there are parenting out of their reactions
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Crystal Paine is the founder of MoneySavingMom.com, host of “The
Crystal Paine Show” podcast, New York Times bestselling author of Say
Goodbye to Survival Mode, and author of Money-Making Mom. Her desire is
to help women across the globe live with more joy, purpose, and intention
in their everyday lives. She lives with her husband and kids in the
Nashville, Tennessee area, where she is actively involved in her local
church. Her biggest passions are helping women understand how the
Gospel can radically transform their lives, raising awareness for foster
care, going on adventures with her family (locally, domestically, and
internationally), finding great deals at the grocery store, heartfelt
conversations, and trying to read too many books at one time!
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