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Relief for Parents of Special Needs Children

Cameron Doolittle is CEO of an inovative and needed ministry called "Jill's House." This unique ministry was birthed out of  McLean Bible Church in the Washington DC area. Jill's House offers respite for parents of special needs children. I had the chance to interview Cameron this week for my Friday Five feature on Leadership Journal's Parse blog. Here's an excerpt: There are so many misconceptions about children with special needs. But what, in your view, is the biggest? When we think of people with special needs, our minds dance with pictures of happy children with Down syndrome. That's a misleading picture in a couple of ways. First, most families that learn they're having a child with Down syndrome no longer bring that child to term. As followers of Jesus, we've asked people to choose life. For those that did, we have a responsibility to walk with them. Second, most of the special needs...

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Children as Image-bearers

I ran across this terrific article at the Gospel Driven Life blog on parenting (HT: Trevin Wax). It discusses our children as image-bearers. The author says about our kids: They are image bear­ers.  They are crea­tures, made by God and for God.  They are given glory and honor by God.  They have inher­ent value, of greater worth than ani­mals.  How we treat the image of God is how we treat God.  The dig­nity of humans is built into the Law and the Prophets and the Gospel.  And we must see our chil­dren as image bearers. I encourage you to go and read the whole thing, especially as this theology is worked out practically in day to day live. Click here for the rest: Parents and the Image of God | Gospel Driven Life....

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