If you choose to zero in on your child’s life—to really try to train your child “in the way he should go”—you will need passion (Prov. 22:6). It won’t be easy because passionate love does not allow us to back away from difficult tasks; it pushes us to take on challenges that are out of our comfort zones.
And when that happens—when you have to do something beyond what you know you can do—that is when you learn to pray, believing that God can do the amazing task of raising children through you.
An excerpt from The Passionate Mom