Tuesday 7 May 2013

Joie De Vivre Parenting!

"Joie de vivre", literally translated, means "joy of living", but I like how it is explained here:
can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of everything, a comprehensive joy, a philosophy of life. (Wikipedia)
Isn't this how we should feel about parenting?!  Oh yes, sometimes there will be hard moments, and we'll be tired, and I'm not saying we must always feel happy - but our goal should be to approach our role as parents with joie de vivre - a comprehensive joy towards our children and our responsibility in raising them.

There are many reasons why one would parent with joie de vivre, but one in particular is to be a reflection of our God who delights in us...

Continue reading over at For Journey's Sake, where I'm writing as part of their parenting series today!

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