What the Bible Says about Parenting: Biblical Principles for Raising Godly Children by John F. MacArthur Jr.More than ever, Christians need to know what the Bible actually teaches about parenting, and put it into practice.
Parents today seek answers from child experts, self-help books, or equally confused friends. But even the experts portray modern-day childbearing as a minefield strewn with psychological dangers and emotional hazards.
What the Bible Says About Parenting is not a book on child psychology, nor is it proposing a new parenting method. It is simply presenting the principles of biblical parenting with as much clarity as possible. John MacArthur, a leading expert on the Bible and an experienced pastor, teacher, father, and grandfather goes into depth on such vital biblical parenting subjects as these:
Four helpful principles of communication
Effective methods to discipline wisely and effectively, with positive results
Simple principles for identifying, changing, and developing habits in your children
Im convinced that if Christian parents understand and apply the simple principles Scripture sets forth, they can rise above the trends of secular society and bring up their children in a way that honors Christ, in any culture and under any circumstances. ?John MacArthur
What Does the Bible Say About Raising Children?
I am the father of two children. One is nine, and one is six. We do have some admonition that God gives to Israel with regards to children being trained in the law that I think applies. The content now is different, but the admonition is similar. When they are rising up, when they are lying down, put them like tablets on the forehead. Bind them on your doorposts.
As parents, we have the primary responsibility of building the foundation of faith for our children. Whether we like it or not, we are painting a picture of faith for our children every day. Every word, every action, and every reaction is a brushstroke. Painting a perfect picture can feel daunting to live out in the day-to-day life of parenting. Whether you are in the middle of sleepless nights with a baby, surviving the challenges of potty training, managing homework and school activities, or turning over the car keys, parenting is a tough job. Pray with and for your kids. Every day.
Children are such a beautiful gift, and unfortunately today we see more than ever that they are being seen as a burden. This mentality is so far from what God would ever want. Though children do take a lot of time, resources, patience, and love they are so worth it! What I can share with others about children and our Judy. Today I wanted to touch up on some of the many responsibilities we have as Christian patents towards our children.
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Being a parent can be overwhelming. You desire nothing more than to raise happy, successful children.
What does the Bible say about? Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.