Ten Basic Principles of Raising Children

Below are some principles of child-rearing that can offer a genuinely helpful guide to not only parents, but also teachers, disciplinarians, day care workers, and others who care for children: 1. Love Abundantly: Be constant and as unconditional as possible when giving your love to your child. Be open in expressing it physically, and praise …

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Parents Model Prayer Points for their Child(ren)

Every godly and loving parent(s) should be able to raise their child or children in a godly manner by praying daily and consistently for their child or children: To obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory (2 Timothy 2:10). To grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior …

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Parenting in the Church – Part 1

Experience teaches us that it is much easier to produce a child than to be a parent. As one commentator rightly said, “Whether serving simultaneously as nurse, doctor, teacher, coach, disciplinarian, friend, and spiritual role model, wise parents will look to God’s Word for encouragement and direction.” This means, as Christian parents, we are so …

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Parenting in the Church – Part 2

History as well as experience teaches us that it is much easier for children to imitate the vices and weaknesses of their parents than it is to emulate their virtues, and that the sins of the parents are frequently perpetuated in their children. This was true of Isaac—the son of Abraham and Sarah—who, without doubt, …

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