Grateful remembrance of God's goodness amidst the stress of parenting young children

Full Title
Grateful remembrance of God's goodness amidst the stress of parenting young children
Author
Mark A Looyenga
Abstract
Among Christian parents with young children, staying attuned to God's goodness in daily life can be especially difficult. God's goodness can become blurred and muted by parenting difficulties and limitations. The problem studied was the effect a four-month group intervention with parents, focused upon the Triune God's goodness and gratitude rhythms, had on reducing parenting stress. Quantitative results of the four month group intervention were statistically significant and supported by the qualitative results. Those who practiced the gratitude rhythms expressed reduced parenting stress (12.6%) and pulse pressure (9.8%). They also showed growing awareness of God's goodness (11.7%) and gratitude (10.9%).
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Keith Meyer
Gerald L Sittser
Language
English
Date
2015
Number of Pages
254
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