I’m excited to announce the Spring release of the first book in my Cultivating Series, entitled Cultivating the Souls of Parents.

I hope you laugh more than cringe as I share stories of my life as a mom of six, ranging from 28 to 8 years old. Raising kids involves a lot of energy. The work is more than potty training and being their chauffeur. Under the surface of parenting is a task many of us weren’t prepared for: navigating the realm of the soul. Our souls. Parenting requires a continuous examination of this mysterious part of our creation. We operate from it–motives, mindsets, attitudes, and triggers. God, our Potter, wants to cultivate the soil of our soils and remove anything that would hinder the fruit of the Spirit from coming forth.

He is whispering, “I know it’s hard, but I am with you! I see you are trying, and I am your guide! You made a mistake, and I forgive you! I love you, and I’m cheering you forward!” The beauty of parenting can be a process of brutally naked surrender to God, who affirms our efforts and gives us courage on a journey for which none of us are prepared.

What People Say

All Christian parents need the kind of guidance, reassurance, and conviction she offers in Cultivating the Souls of Parents.

Mary Butler Coleman – Executive Director, City of Promise

Tina is the mother of six amazing children and has been a tremendous inspiration to my wife and me in our parenting journey.

Rev. Dean Nelson – Executive Direction of Human Coalition Action

The coherence of thought strung together by well crafted sentences makes your work so much the more accessible to your intended audience who, as you so aptly and illustriously indicate, are consumed with the business of raising children.

Gabe Moya – Congregational Care, City Church

Cultivating the Souls of Parents

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