Creating a home where kids thrive with Melissa Kruger

36m | Apr 2, 2024

In this week’s episode, I have the pleasure of sitting down with Melissa Kruger, a wise and experienced voice in parenting and discipleship. As the vice president of The Gospel Coalition’s discipleship program and a mother to three adult children, Melissa brings wisdom and practical insights. Our conversation centers around her book, Parenting with Hope, and we really get into the nuances of parenting teens and children of all ages.

Melissa offers a refreshing perspective on building and maintaining strong relationships with our children. She emphasizes the importance of parenting from a foundation of values and principles, highlighting the need for us to take responsibility for our own reactions and actions. Her reminder to focus on grace and to trust in the journey God has us on is both comforting and empowering.

Here are some of my insights that Melissa shares:

  • Parenting from Values and Principles: Melissa discusses how parenting guided by core values and principles can foster a nurturing environment for children to grow and flourish.
  • The Role of Grace and Warmth: Emphasizing the power of grace, warmth, and welcome, Melissa illustrates how these elements can transform our home life and relationships with our children.
  • Trusting in God’s Word and Prayer: At the heart of our discussion is the reminder to parent with hope, leaning on prayer and God’s promises. Melissa encourages us to see parenting as a long game, where faithfulness in prayer and trust in God’s plan is paramount.

Whether you’re in the thick of parenting teens or preparing for the years ahead, Melissa’s insights offer a path to a more connected, faithful, and hopeful parenting experience.

Connect With Melissa online 

Order your copy of Parenting with Hope HERE

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Resources mentioned:

Raising Mentally Strong Kids

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