Civitas Press is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Megan Tietz & Laura Oyer for the release of their first book, Spirit-Led Parenting (working title). Spirit-Led Parenting explores the tension of raising a child in a fresh way, when much of the parenting advice offered within Christian culture is based on “infant management” and promoting early independence. More and more new mothers and mothers-to-be are finding that this approach conflicts with the call of Christ-followers to serve those around them in love.
In the pages of Spirit-Led Parenting, women will find encouragement to follow hard after Christ in those bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived days of new motherhood, as well as companionship and comfort in discovering they are not alone on the gentle path of servanthood-inspired parenting. To the mothers who feel they can’t conform to the mainstream model, we offer an invitation to discover that there is another way.
Laura states, “Spirit-Led Parenting carries a message of comfort, validation, and community for new mothers. In sharing our own journeys through the early parenting months, we hope that the lessons we’ve learned will serve as testimony of the peace and growth that can come from stepping off the beaten path and leaning on God’s example and guidance.”
Megan also adds, “The season of parenting our babies offers countless opportunities to draw near to the heart of Christ. We share this message with compassion and empathy, believing that it allows women to be encouraged and empowered to flourish in their relationship with Him as they take up His call to gently parent the little ones entrusted to us.”
About Laura: Laura Oyer met her husband, Mark, in preschool, married him sixteen years later, and now spends her days caring for their two children and pretending to keep the house clean. Mark and Laura serve in leadership at their church, and she is part of her city’s Community Relations Commission. Laura blogs at InTheBackyard.net.
About Megan: Megan Tietz is the creator of http://sortacrunchy.typepad.com/, a blogging community devoted to discussion and dialogue at the crossroads of the Christian faith and the practice of natural family living. Thirteen years ago, she married her college sweetheart and now they are raising two of the sweetest girls you’ve ever met. They make their home on the windy plains of western Oklahoma.