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Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Reggie Joiner
Reggie Joiner Tuesday April 13, 2010
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Reggie and Carey have teamed up to write a book on Parenting– orange style. They are also leading a breakout on the same topic. Click here to read a description of this time. Parenting Beyond Your Capacity will be for sale at the Orange Conference. Why not get it signed by these 2 dads and pastors? And here is a sneak peek from the introduction to give you a sampling of what’s inside:

When Carey and I first started talking about writing a book on parenting, it wasn’t because we believed we were parenting experts. We are simply dads who constantly try to remind each other about the important stuff related to our families. We both openly admit that we are
• somewhat dysfunctional,
• a little insecure,
• more stressed than we should be.
Oh, and there is one other fact that we will occasionally hide from strangers we meet. We are both pastors. That means we have spent most of our adult lives working in churches to help people grow in their relationships with God.

We don’t really consider ourselves to be experts on God or relationships. But we are both committed to a lifelong pursuit of figuring out how to love God and our families better, and to help other people do the same.

The ages of our children add up to nearly 120 years. That means we have collectively parented for over 43,500 days. So we have had a lot of time to experiment on our children. We have made a host of mistakes, but we have also had quite a few accidental discoveries that led to powerful and positive memories. Now that all of our children have turned out practically perfect, we are both comfortable writing a book about our parenting skills. (Not really … just checking to see if you were actually reading.) Let us rephrase: Now that we have realized there is something more important than getting your kids to “turn out right,” we are compelled to write a book about what we are learning.

Reggie Joiner is founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. Orange provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids, and teenagers. Before starting Orange in 2006, Reggie was one of the founders of North Point Community Church with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years there, Reggie helped guide the church’s growth through an emphasis on innovative approaches to ministry for families. Reggie has authored and co-authored several books including Think Orange, A New Kind of Leader, Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Lead Small, When Relationships Matter, It’s Just a Phase So Don’t Miss It, and his newest publication It’s Personal. Reggie and his wife, Debbie, live in North Georgia and have four adult children and four grandchildren.