Parenting is like rafting down a beautiful, rushing mountain river that is never the same, always changing. Just as I could not imagine white-water rafting without a guide, neither can I imagine parenting without Jesus. Only He knows how to take each parent down each unique river. Only He knows His passengers intimately, and only He is there at all times to offer guidance on everything from discipline and sibling conflict, to facing weaknesses and fears.
This account of both the inspirational and practical parenting help I received as I cried out to Jesus is written to encourage others to invite Him into their rafts and be their guide for every aspect of their journey down the exhilarating river of parenting.