Biblical Parenting Advice

Train a child in the way he should go,

and when he is old he will not turn from it.

~Proverbs 22:6

This verse is often quoted as motivation, guidance, or even judgement for parents. As a parent, I readily admit that I often doubt my choices, wonder about my methods, and question myself. It seems for every move you make in the right direction, something else sets you back. It’s like being trapped in a Paula Abdul song, a nightmare…

But it does seem to work it’s way out. Little Man is at least aware that he is making the wrong choices now. And Little Monkey is learning how to use his new found words for good. I wonder what the future holds, what the next lesson is to teach them, and what the next lesson is for me to learn.

I was encouraged, and humored, recently by something a small group member said, perhaps it will encourage and humor you as well. If you look closely at the scripture, it talks about a child and being old. It doesn’t talk about that middle time. We’re responsible for training them as children and then we let them go and God brings them back. Some stay gone longer than others, but if we do the job entrusted to us, they will be God’s.

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Blessings and Happy Parenting ~w


2 thoughts on “Biblical Parenting Advice

  1. We are doing everything we can to give our son the foundation and understanding he needs to succeed in his faith. I’ve been reading a great new book by Dr. Tony Evans. One of the goals of the book is to help parents grow in confidence as they discover their worth as a parent based on God’s Word. He says just what you are saying, “Instructing your children in the Lord means spending time with them so they can see how you live out the gospel.” It’s called “Raising Kingdom Kids: Giving Your Child a Living Faith.” He says, “It’s far easier to SHAPE A CHILD than to REPAIR AN ADULT. Raising kids who recognize and retain their identity as children of the King launches healthy adults who have the capacity to stand strong in their faith.” Equipping and guiding our children starts with us, parents! This is the most solid, thorough, inspirational and affirming parent book I’ve ever read! I love it and HIGHLY recommend it for all parents!

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