How Your Support Helped a Child Learn to Take Her Own Time-Outs

Today’s post is written as part of “Give to the Max Day,” a large scale effort to call attention to the TONS of great causes and to inspire giving. We’d be honored if you’d add or again include Connected Families in your charitable giving portfolio. Click here to go right to the giving page. Or, read the story of transformation that follows, and visit the donation links below.

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Five-year-old Selah and her parents, Scott and Kari

“I wasn’t safe! I need to go to my room to think about this,” exclaimed five-year-old Selah after hitting her infant brother Caleb. It seemed almost miraculous that she would say such a thing. Adding to the beauty of the scene, by the time her parents Scott and Kari went to her to talk about it, she had a plan to ask for forgiveness and make things right. Who’da thunk it? A feisty five-year-old child, internally motivated to remove herself when misbehaving and reconcile well. Think of how this will play out as she grows older.

Before Selah’s parents, Scott and Kari Harman, became involved with Connected Families this scene would have played out very differently. The typical instructions from these well-meaning parents were leading to growing daily chaos. “Go to your room!” and screams of defiance characterized the household. The whole trajectory of their family changed when the Harmans took advantage of a variety of Connected Families resources:

  • Workshops: Scott and Kari attended workshops that were free to them, and their church paid a significantly reduced rate.
  • Numerous online resources: The daily encouragement via Facebook and blog posts they read are free to all parents.
  • Coaching: Scott and Kari enlisted one of our team for a coaching package. We offer these to all parents at a suggested donation rate, and many pay partial rates or receive free coaching.

The bottom line here: Your donations are reaching children like Selah with profound grace and truth!

“Because of Connected Families we’ve learned to stop, pray, and be much more thoughtful. We do this out loud so Selah can learn from us. And she’s learning by the day!”
– Scott & Kari Harman

(Click here to see Selah share what she’s learned!)

Parents like Scott and Kari who have been following us for years consistently tell us how powerfully their lives were transformed because of the unique Connected Families message. So be assured that your donations help prepare prepare a generation of children well-equipped with messages of God’s grace and truth. You strengthen families to become a shining light and a beacon of hope to others. These families are needed to change the world for Christ! So we invite you to fuel this important work in 2014. Your gift of $20 or more will fuel the work to inspire and equip even more parents in the coming year.

Thank you for taking the time to meet the Harmans, and for your partnership with us in this ministry.

Blessings,
Jim Jackson

P.S. Your contribution of $20 or more will fuel the transformation in families across the country through Connected Families. And your gift will be doubled through a matching grant now through December 31st. So give today by participating in “Give to the Max Day,” or give anytime using this link. Thank you for your generosity. Email us if you’d like to ask about other avenues for giving.

P.P.S. You can watch Scott and Kari’s report about their coaching experience here:

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