The Joy of Parenting

Nowadays, we live by the norms of society and so we are being dictated as to how we should live. As we begin parenting, one of our fears was failing to be intentional parents. The biggest factor which affects our parenting style is the media. We are being affected by trends and scoops of what is acceptable by many.  That is why the joy of parenting is greatly affected.

Most of the time we idolize the many families who have greater influence. The number 1 family who has a big influence nowadays is the “Team Kramer”. The team Kramer emerge from social media because both of them came from the showbiz and sports industry.

Another family that has thought us a lot in parenting is the Edric and Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza. This family has been instrumental in taking my faith to the next level. Edric was the one who officiated our wedding back in 2016. You can learn a lot of their foster experiences in a parenting on their blog teach with joy

In fear of being hooked by this comparison, we deliberately find our ways to unpack the reality of how we should parent our kids without being affected by social media. In family planning and parenting we also sought help from our mentors. We are part of the growing community of discipleship. This family has helped us a lot of who we are right now.

Develop Family Values

We have developed the following Family Values & principles as we try our best to focus on raising our own family.

Always Forgive – keeping grudges only adds wrinkles, it never gives peace and harmony. Our guiding words from the bible is “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Always show Grace towards others – Grace isn’t a free pass that allows us to throw off all restraint under the guise of Christ. Grace, the unmerited favor of God poured out on us by our faith in Christ, is a compelling change agent that, when received, teaches us how to live. says Kristine Hoover

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “ 2 Peter 3:18

Always look for ways to serve others in need – serving one another as an arduous duty driven by guilt, fear, or manipulation. says Eric Watkins

“ Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Never give up – is training like an athlete, you keep on attaining your level until you are finished.

“ And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Team Marbida circa 2018
Team Marbida Circa 2018

25 thoughts on “The Joy of Parenting

  1. I’ve been a parent for quite a while and I can see that creating a foundation for your family matters. If you dont have great foundation your marriage will fail and you family will soon collapse. I am glad to see that you’ve got your own style of parenting!

  2. Aaaw! It’ so sweet that you are actually nurturing yourselves to be good parents who an also be good examples to the kids. Your values are just admirable. It’s a blessing to be a parent and even more, a better parent.

  3. I love this. Parenting is hard and parenting is amazing! It is so important to be able to adapt and be flexible and just enjoy the moments of parenting when you can.

  4. I am not religious, but I do try to always be a good person, and I’m raising my kids to be the same. I think that’s important.

  5. Great advice – Right now I’m fighting the ‘never give up’ part – my boys are both autistic, and they’re pretty destructive – lack of body awareness/spatial awareness, and an inability to follow rules – as a single Mom, I think I need a break!

    1. Now, this is work a reply. I adore single mom’s raising their kids alone. But for the autistic condition I consider you a super hero. I believe God causes all things work together for good for those who are in Him. We pray that you don’t just keep your responsibility but also to impact others who are struggling with the same. As for you, keep on fighting and doing good, for in due time you will reap the harvest if you do not give up. More powers to you @Tessa G!

  6. I think that every family should raise their children as they want to and not how society tells them to do. I am not a parent yet but when I will I will make sure to grow my children in kindness.

  7. Yes, being a parent is such a tough job. But the article you written about the joy of parenting is worth read. And its quiet helpful to the parent who thing being a parent is a tough job or difficult job.

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