The only reason to yell is if the house is on fire!  A simple statement but a powerful truth for any parent who seeks the best for his/her children. Don Emmitte has discovered that life is filled with times for both happiness and sorrow when it comes to raising children.  The key is to learn to appreciate both. This book will help you…

Experience grace rather than guilt
Understand parenting as a joy rather than a nightmare
Overcome the mistakes your parents made 
Pass on a blessing to your children
Help your children develop honor

The goal of parenthood is to see children develop into positive, affirmative Christians.  We want to hear words like confident, positive, well-liked, strong, competent, and bright used to describe our children.  As Don invites you to observe his journey with his sons, you will discover a new joy that can only be experienced by successful parents.  

“Throughout the book I hope you will see the pilgrimage of our lives as an illustration of one way of developing these characteristics in your family. I do not believe that the means is important at all. It is the resulting knowledge and application that are essentials. God teaches all of us in different ways.”

Don Emmitte is the Founder and Executive Director of Grace Restoration Ministries ( located near Nashville, Tennessee. He has been involved in Christian ministry for nearly forty years, including specific roles with college students, prisons, and at-risk-children. Don has also served in vocational ministry for over twenty years as a Senior/Lead Pastor of multiple churches in Texas and Tennessee. His focus has always included an emphasis on ministry to families, most recently through counseling and life coaching by way of GRM. Don continues to write Morning Devotionals, a daily inspirational thought distributed by email subscription to over 3,000 readers across the United States.

A Time to Laugh and a Time to Cry
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