I Call It Preemptive Parenting   Leave a comment

shutterstock_122772712… Raising happy, healthy, fear-free children is every parent’s goal. Prayer that acknowledges God’s presence, listens for His direction, and follows His instruction has made this goal reachable for me. In her Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “A calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventive of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the ‘perfect Love’ that ‘casteth out fear’ is a sure defence” (p299).

I’m grateful for healings our children have had of illness and injury through prayer, but I’m just as grateful for the many times they’ve been protected from experiencing injuries and contagion. Safe care of children is not a matter of good fortune or personal skill. Preemptive parenting is available to everyone, just as a “Christian state of mind” is available to anyone regardless of religion. It’s the peace and calm that come from feeling close to the one, universal Father-Mother God. … Read the complete article.

This article, I Call It Preemptive Parenting by Sara Hunter was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  The complete article is currently available on JHS-online.

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