Let it be stated first that Christian parents are ultimately cast upon the grace of God. Good men, like Samuel, may not see their children walking in righteousness (1 Samuel 8:1f). Good Hezekiah’s Manasseh was extremely vile and hurtful before repenting at last. Conversely, many are the bad men whose sons were graciously snatched out of the fire and made sons of God. – Bob Jennings
Protecting or Overprotecting Our Children?
What should Christian parents do when their children could possibly be put in situations that expose them to sin? How should parents protect them from that...
Lord! Save Our Children!
A subject of grave concern to all of us today is how we are to go about saving our children. How shall we deliver them from the corrupting influence...
Teaching Your Children to Be Considerate
Walking in, and teaching our children, to be considerate of others. Philippians 2:3-5
Children Obey and Honor Your Parents
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Points on Parenting
Parents can give away their authority. Never say no if you don’t mean it. Don’t give a command, even a little one, if you are not willing to back it up. And parents can give a command in such a tone that the child senses there are options.
Make Sure You Enjoy the Lord
And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. - Mark 6:31
Biblical Points on Being a Godly Parent
1. Children are a great blessing, Psa 127.5, 128.4 2. Children are not always a blessing, 1 Kg 1.6 3. The child's self-will must be broken, Pro 29:15 4. Reprove firmly; mean what you say, 1 Sam 2:23, 3.13; and more points.
Parenting (Part 8)
a. Fathers must not exasperate by being harsh. b. Fathers must not exasperate by being unreasonable. c. Fathers must not exasperate by fault-finding. d. Fathers must not exasperate through inconsistency. e. Fathers must not exasperate through neglect. f. Fathers must instruct their children about the Lord. g. Fathers must discipline their children.
When Is It God’s Will to Disobey My Parents?
If your a young person you've probably asked the question... "Is it God's will if I move here for this church...marry this person... get this job." How can you discern God's will? Also, how can you discern if it is God's will if your parents are against what your will is? When do you disobey your parents will in order to obey God's will?
Parents, Discipline Your Children
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. - Proverbs 13:24
Parenting to Please God
Ephesians 6:1 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Courtship: The Child’s Responsibility to the Parents
In the Scriptures, children are commanded to honor their parents even after they leave the home. In this video, Paul Washer teaches on how children should treat their parents during the courtship process.
Biblical Courtship: The Parent’s Responsibility in the Home
Parents are responsible to faithfully teach the things of God to their children. The Bible gives this role to no one else. In this video, Paul Washer teaches parents about the God-given command to raise their children in the teaching and admonition of the Lord.
- Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
- Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
- Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
- Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
With countless parenting books out there, here are a few we have found most helpful: