Compliance or Christ?

Happy Friday! I have a treat for you today—two short, frank, power-packed videos from
Elyse Fitzpatrick.

Compliance or Christ?

In the first video, Elyse transparently shares her parenting journey, admitting it was nothing but moralism. If you’re a mother—or babysitter, or aunt, or neighbor to kids—you’ll appreciate this video. Even if you aren’t connected to kids, you’ll benefit, because all of us have tried to comply with the rules at one point or another.

Compliance or Christ? from Revive Our Hearts on Vimeo.


You CAN’T Love Your Brother

How do you point kids (anyone, for that matter) to trust Christ to help them with their selfishness? Watch this short video and find out. (Moms, it doesn’t get much more practical than this!)

You CAN’T Love Your Brother from Revive Our Hearts on Vimeo.

If you’ve enjoyed these short videos, you won’t want to miss Revive Our Hearts today as Elyse and her daughter, Jessica, talk with Nancy Leigh DeMoss about how to “Give Them Grace.” Throw out that rule-centered discipline; there’s a far more effective method—a grace-motivated approach that begins with the glorious truth of God’s love for sinners!

Share this post with a friend and then leave a comment below by Monday, July 15, for a chance to win one of two copies of Elyse and Jessica’s book, Give Them Grace.

Oh, and soak in more Gospel-centered insights from Elyse in person at Revive ’13: Women Helping Women in just ten weeks!

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About the Author

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller is a gifted communicator with a tenacious commitment to Scripture coupled with a compassionate, loving voice. She enjoys connecting with and welcoming people so they feel safe, valued, and deeply loved. People describe her as “wise,” “relatable,” and "fiercely gentle."

God has captured Paula’s heart, and she is passionate about sharing life-changing, gospel truths through the lens of her everyday, ordinary life as a wife, mom, neighbor, and church member. Paula is an insatiably curious, lifelong learner, so beware: she tends to ask a lot of questions of everyone near her (being careful not to overwhelm).
She served with Revive Our Hearts for fifteen years and wrote Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. You can catch her writing on

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