Because parenting is difficult, and because you are imperfect, you will need the grace that comes to you through the gospel. God will use these problems to deepen your dependence on him. You will experience stress and obstacles. They will happen so that when your child comes to saving faith, your boasting will be in Christ, not your own best efforts.
(William Farley, Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting, copyright©2009, page 20)
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