Gospel in the Home

Grace in Family Life


Talking about the gospel can often be easier than actually letting the gospel infiltrate your life. Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, the mother and daughter co-authors of Give Them Grace and Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions, sit down with Jennie Allen at the 2012 Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference to share how the gospel is meant to guide how you parent. Elyse Fitzpatrick is Director of Women Helping Women Ministries and author of Idols of the Heart and Learning to Long for God Alone. Her daughter, Jessica Thompson, is the author of Everyday Grace and Exploring Grace


How were you raised? Was faith a major part of your upbringing?
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Jessica said there’s no place the gospel doesn’t reach. In other words, you can experience God’s love and grace in your work, at school, and in your home. Do you often feel like you can’t fully experience your faith unless you’re at church? Why or why not?
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What are some ways you’ve seen God’s grace come alive outside your church?
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What are some ways you model God’s love and grace in your family?
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What are some gaps you see? In other words, where are some places you can be more intentional in sharing the gospel with your children? What about with your spouse?
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By the power of the Holy Spirit, you can parent your children in a way that is grace-filled. Remember to rely on that power as you lead and love your children.  


For more information about the Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference, click here.