Session 1.2

Session 1: The Goal of Parenting

The big oops.

Ever seen the kid in soccer who scores proudly… in the wrong goal? Could there be a parenting equivalent? 

Get going in the right direction.

1.2.1 Watch the Video

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

Psalm 127:3-5

If my child behaves, does that mean I did things right?

We all want kids who obey (uh. And who make us look good).

But is it possible we could have well-behaved kids…and miss the boat?

1.2.2 The Need To Know

Strong marriage = Secure kiddos.

  • We hear a lot about what successful kids look like—but these mental images often don’t take into consideration our individual children and their strengths.
  • Our misplaced definitions of success can produce despair, entitlement, or other issues in our children.
  • Build security in your home by making your marriage first priority.

1.2.3 Take Aim Questions

It only takes a hot second to complete these optional, thought-provoking questions. They help apply these principles to your own parenting–like your own personal parenting diary.

If you’re married, what is something you would enjoy doing with your spouse, just the two of you?

What is one small thing you can do this week to better balance parenting and life (or if you’re married, to show priority to your spouse)?

Is your life currently too child-centric?

1.2.4 Bonus Quiz: Is my marriage child-centric?

Is my marriage child-centric?

Take the quiz below to help you self-assess.

Note: We keep your answers confidential so you can share with your spouse at your own pace (which we encourage)! For your spouse to take this survey, have them use their own login, sent to your inbox when you signed up for this course.

See your responses by clicking “View Your Answers” after you click through the survey. Answers will only be accessible through your own login.

We won’t be offering any feedback based on your responses; your answers simply help set you up for valuable conversation with your spouse.