Christ & My Parenting

Christ & My Parenting

Every parent knows that there are highs and lows that come with raising children. We want to help you win the greatest victory: Raising children who love and obey God.  We invite you to take a few moments and consider God’s interactions with His children in the Bible.

God’s Command To Parents…

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
TRAIN UP: Teach Towards Maturity
CHILD: You Provide Leadership, Because In Youth They Are Often Foolish
WAY: You Provide Wisdom and Guidance For Their Future

God’s Training Techniques…

INSTRUCTION: Establish Healthy Roles, Give Clear Commands & Consequences, Provide Demonstrations For Their Learning, Repeat
OPPORTUNITY: Review Commands & Consequences, Test Their Obedience, Give Them Time To Reflect & Choose, Evaluate Their Choice With Them, Repeat (Hebrews 5:14)
JUSTICE: Depending On Their Choices, Provide Punishment or Praise. Encourage Repentance or Rejoicing

Major Areas God Trained His Children In

Love – (Deut. 6:5)
Authority – (Ex. 3:5-6, 14)
Trust – (Ex. 14:1-14)
Self-Control – (Gen. 3:11)
Spiritual Growth – (Deut. 6:6-13)
Following Directions – (Col. 2:20-23)
Special Occasions – (Ex. 12:1-11)
Food – (Deut. 8:1-5)
Discipline – (Pr. 23:13-14, Pr. 13:24, Pr. 19:18)
Wisdom – (Pr. 1:8)