NEVER SAY NO
Mark and Jan Foreman
Paperback, 304 Pages
May 2015 by David C. Cook
The question Mark and Jan Foreman are most often asked is: How did you raise your kids?
Never Say No takes you on a personal journey to learn first-hand how they raised Jon and Tim of Switchfoot. They share practical advice for instilling wonder in a media-saturated culture, cultivating specific gifts, and balancing structure with individual choice. Our purpose as parents is the same as our child’s: to live creatively beyond ourselves, bringing the love, beauty and nature of God to this world. Let the adventure begin.
Never say “No”….it may not sound like the best parenting advice, but I dare you to read further and allow Mark and Jan’s book to revolutionize the way you parent.
The Bible tells us that all things in Christ are “yes”, so perhaps we could take this approach with our own children.
Mark and Jan share personal stories and years of wisdom in the pages of this book, encouraging readers to examine their own parenting style.
I especially liked the sections on discipline, sharing your faith with your children, inviting yourself into your childs playspace…everything was informative and just wonderful.
The authors remind us parents that we are preparing our children for independent lives and guiding them to seek God’s plan.
I highly recommend this book to parents!!!
Mark & Jan Foreman live in the San Diego area, where Mark is lead pastor of North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California. Mark is the author of Wholly Jesus, and holds advanced degrees in Theology, Education, and a Ph.D. in Counseling & Pastoral Care.
Jan is a gifted teacher and artist, and also facilitates partnerships with underprivileged women and children both locally and in developing countries.
Together, they love surfing, sailing, travel and especially being with their family.