Sometimes, when we are on the journey of parenting, it’s easy to forget that we are also children. Not just to our earthly parents, but to our Heavenly Father.
As we consider what it means to be a parent, it’s foundational to first consider what it means to be a child of God.
That’s exactly what we’re doing on today’s episode with Christina Fox, a licensed counselor, retreat speaker, and author of multiple books including Like Our Father: How God Parents Us and Why that Matters for Our Parenting.
Today, Christina shares with us:
- Why God’s role as a Father should impact our own parenting
- Why God can relate to any of our daily experiences as parents
- How we can respond to our imperfections as parents
- How to respond when we have doubts or insecurities about God’s view of us
- And more!
This was such a special conversation. We hope you enjoy it!
1) “When we seek to reflect the Father and how He parents us, we are showing our children who He is. Our children first meet God through us.” This is such an important truth! When we understand how God parents us as His children, we can accurately reflect His love and care to our children.
2) God can relate to us in our daily experiences. Do you have a child who always leaves empty boxes in the pantry? God understands what it’s like to love without conditions. Do you have a child who struggles with dishonesty? God understands what it’s like to forgive generously. He can relate to your daily life.
3) “God is always expressing His love to us, even when we may not ‘deserve’ it. We can do the same as parents.” One of the best ways to reflect God’s love is to show our children, as often as we can, that they don’t have to earn our love. They are loved because they are our children. Just like God shows His love to us.
Meet Our Guest
Christina Fox is a licensed counselor, retreat speaker, and author of multiple books including Like Our Father: How God Parents Us and Why that Matters for Our Parenting. She and her husband have two teen boys and live in the Atlanta area where she coordinates the counseling ministry at her church.