Bible Verses About Parenting...
You shall keep His statutes and His commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God gives you forever. -Deuteronomy 4:40
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4
Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction. -Proverbs 19:18
...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. -Joshua 24:15
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Never Enough Time
Time management and priority management should be mandatory courses for high school graduation. Kids today are suffering from sensory overload. Hours upon hours are spent on Facebook, the cell phone, or the hottest $50 video game. The deception is that since they were so “busy,” they actually think they were doing something productive. And, let’s face it; adults are often just as guilty of it. Stop saying: I don’t have the time, or I’m so busy. News flash: All you really have is time. After waking up you have, on average, about 16 hours before you hit the sack. Don’t get caught up in the allures of the world. Put your foot down and simplify. Your kids are watching you, needing your backup in the battle for Christian simplicity.
Child’s Purity – A quick check list
When was the last time you checked to make sure your child was “clean and free” on the Internet? Date:_____
How about his/her cell phone? Date:_____
At the TV? Date:_____
When did you last sit down to have a loving conversation about Christian purity with your daughter? Date:_____
How often to you do you pray for your child’s purity?
_Daily _Weekly _Monthly _Gosh, never really thought about it.
Would you want your son or daughter to imitate the way you currently live out Christian purity? _Yes or _No
Bite Your Tongue
Train your children to use their tongues in ways that glorify God. The first and foremost method in achieving this worthy end, you ask? Simple – teach by example. Show me a boy who curses and I’ll bet he heard those words from dear old Dad when the team lost the football game in the final two minutes. Show me a girl who gossips about her friends, and I’ll bet my bottom dollar she’s witnessed Mom and Aunt Susie sharing a cup of coffee while gossiping about the neighbor, the annoying cousin, and the Jones’ marital problems.