Natural Drive for Autonomy in Overdrive

The Drive to Develop Personal Autonomy in Adoptive Families is Natural…

Personal autonomy in a nutshell is the sense of self-governance and the freedom to make your own choices. 

And in making our own choices we are able to practice the exercise of self-control.  

As Christians we know the Bible teaches us that self-control comes from God’s Holy Spirit and is listed in Galatians as a fruit of the Spirit.  

Coming out of the F.O.G. in Adoptive Parenting

Do you sometimes feel like you're in a fog?
Fog = F - O - G  for Fear, Obligation, Guilt.
If you feel like you're in a lingering fog in your adoptive family this is for you.


Christian Adoptive Parents’ 4 Foundational Commitments

Season 4, Episode 2

Four Foundational Responsibilities of Christian Adoptive Parents 

Today we're discussing the foundational responsibilities of parenting: protection, provision, and guidance. Plus, particularly if you are a Christian it is crucial to pray for each of your children and your family persistently. 

#1 - Protection is about keeping your children safe from physical or psychological harm. It can involve a variety of issues that can come up such as shielding them from dangers such as drugs and alcohol, protecting their innocence in terms of exposure to inappropriate topics or activities, providing physical boundaries around the home, enforcing rules that keep your kids away from potentially dangerous situations, setting limits on screen time and internet usage, and more. If this all sounds overwhelming, I totally get it. And I’ll remind you of the old saying, “Don’t borrow trouble”  a biblical principle found in Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 6:34 –

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. 
Each day has enough trouble of its own.” 
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