Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries

Christian parenting is no small task. It's a lifetime of shaping hearts and minds to love and follow Jesus. But sometimes we find ourselves wondering just how to get that done.

When my children are struggling, my first go-to is always God's Word and prayer. I believe those are my two greatest strengths when seeking to help my children's hearts change so that they are reflecting love to God and others in their life. There is nothing more powerful than God's Word upon a tender little soul and the prayers of a mother and father on behalf of that child.
Even if you're a first generation Christian seeking to biblically parent your children and you feel like you're walking in the dark on just how to do this, take heart! God hears your prayers and He knows your desires and He will send just the right resources across your path at just the right time.

One such resource may be June Hunt's recently released book, Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries. In it she addresses issues parents may face with their children and how to help give them healthy boundaries.
Some of the boundaries she deals with relate to anger and aggression, back talk, bedtime battles, biting, bullying, cell phone struggles, cheating, chores, lying, occult, procrastination, profanity and name-calling, sexual curiosity, stealing, substance abuse and more.

Each topic is presented with a relatable story, many of which have been taken from Hunt's years of hosting her radio program. She addresses motivations behind the issues, suggests practical boundaries that could be used in the situations, things you might say to your child and most importantly, what the Bible says about it.

June echoes my heart when she says "your children are your personal, God-given priority, your closest and most enduring 'mission field'." She also reminds her readers that it's important to keep in mind that "the parent-child relationship rests on the careful balance of loving affirmation and loving discipline. All the affection in the world cannot substitute for godly discipline. Nor can discipline be a substitute for tender affection. Don't confuse one with the other. Kids depend on their parents to supply both, just as we look to our heavenly Father to supply both."

I found this book to be a very good resource and one I plan to hang onto as a reference.

About June Hunt:

One of the world’s leading biblical counselors, June Hunt is also an author, speaker, singer, and the founder of Hope For The Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry. June hosts an award-winning radio broadcast, Hope for the Heart, heard daily across America. In addition, Hope in the Night is June’s live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untangle their problems with biblical hope and practical help. Hope For the Heart’s radio broadcasts air daily on over 350 stations nationwide. June’s books have sold more than a million copies and include Bonding with Your Teen through Boundaries. More information is available at

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