Parenting First Aid with Marty Machowski
No one said that parenting is easy, and in the midst of dealing with challenging kids, life often throws challenges our way, too. The lie that we often believe is, “It’s all up to us.” But the truth is that even in the midst of parenting problems (and other real-life problems!) when we feel all alone, God is with us. In fact, it’s often these problems that draw us to Him.
Today’s guest Marty Machowski urges parents to fight for their kids, not on their feet, but on their knees. When things look hopeless, it’s important for weary parents to remember that it is God who will rescue our children. It’s our job to trust Him and to pray.
If you feel as if you’re alone in your parenting struggles, you’re not. Don’t give up, Mom or Dad. Lean into God’s Word. Lift your needs up to God in prayer. God knows everything about your current situation, and He is with you. If you need a dash of hope, I know you’ll love today’s podcast.
Who is Marty Machowski?
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for thirty years. Machowski leads Promise Kingdom, the gospel-centered children’s ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He is also the Executive Editor for Children’s Resources at New Growth Press. He is the author of numerous resources for churches and families, including The Gospel Story for Kids series, The Ology, God Made Boys and Girls, and Parenting First Aid. Marty and his wife, Lois, have six children and two grandchildren. They reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
You can order Parenting First Aid HERE.
About the Book:
In this uplifting and faith-strengthening devotional book for Christian parents, best-selling children’s author Marty Machowski encourages parents in the midst of parenting trials to look to the Lord for help. Full of Biblical Scripture, testimonies of faithful parents, and insightful meditations Parenting First Aid equips Christian parents 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 parenting resource is for weary, Christian parents overwhelmed with parenting, their children’s choices, and the culture that wars against their souls.
For parents 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 parents experiencing hardship.
The easy-to-use format provides parents with encouraging and faith-strengthening words to trust God in his work in the midst of family difficulty. While God does not promise happiness and ease in parenting, all parents can find comfort in God and peace beyond understanding through the Scriptures and meditations found in Parenting First Aid.
Walk It Out Scripture
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Parenting First Aid | Marty Machowski
- Parenting First Aid Study Guide | Marty Machowski
- The-ology | Marty Machowski
- Calming Angry Kids | Tricia Goyer
- The Grumble Free Year | Tricia Goyer
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