Parenting in Jesus' Footsteps

About Us
We are the Lawrences, a loving Christian* family trying to walk in Jesus' footsteps.  We practice attachment parenting and gentle discipline, and we homeschool too.  We love children and animals (we have five rabbits, two guinea pigs, and a cat as pets).  We love this beautiful earth God made for all of us.

Sue has spent nearly 20 years working as a church organist and music director, and now enjoys being an at-home mom and devoting herself to her family.  Steve works as a programmer.  We love studying the Bible - we have 14 of them!  We belong to a church whose clergy and members believe in gentle discipline.

In recent years we have become aware of harsh treatment of children by certain groups of Christians.  When we came across this advertisement click here we were shocked, and realized that something had to be done to protect children.   To protest devices being sold to beat children, please click here To join our growing activist list, please email us.

We feel Jesus' messages of love, mercy, forgiveness, humility and empathy need to be heard, and applied to children.  So, we created this website.  Our hope is that you will find comfort and hope here, support and good information on relating to children.  In the spirit of Jesus Christ and His teachings, we wish to stand up for children, to respect them and their feelings.  Children are people, too!   

We hope that Jesus' teachings touch your life, blessing you and your children with peace and joy!

Lord, make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love,
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
And where there is sadness, joy.

Grant that I may not so much need
To be consoled, as to console,
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying
That we are born to Eternal Life.

St. Francis of Assisi
Guardian Angel with Children

*Christian, n. One who lives according to the example and teaching of Jesus. -  Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary

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