Tag Archives: parenting

“Train up a child in the way he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6  Back in Bible days, Hebrew midwives would take olive oil or crushed dates and put it into a bowl, dip her finger in it, and then rub it on the palate, gums, […]

“Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.” Proverbs 13:24  One of the most important ways that parents love their children is by correcting them when they do wrong. In Proverbs 13:24, Solomon reminds us of this truth. Too many parents, however, have focused on the “rod” […]

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Before you can train anyone to do anything, or teach anyone to learn anything, you […]

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6  There is one biblical principle that is perhaps the most well known verse parents look to, and cling to, as their children grow up. This verse is especially comforting when children are in […]

“Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 There are two things in life that you don’t know what to expect until they happen. One is marriage and the other is having a child. Many well-meaning couples mistakenly think that raising children just cannot be so hard. After all, […]

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20 As parents, we are to teach our children above everything else to live in such a way that they please the Lord. One of the greatest questions you could ever teach your children to ask themselves before they start to do something is […]

“Honor your father and mother – which is the first commandment with a promise.” Ephesians 6:2 Children are commanded not only to obey their parents, but also to honor their parents. There is a difference between children obeying and honoring their parents. Obedience is an action done on the outside. Honor is an attitude possessed on […]

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1  In parenting, the home is also a school and the professors are mom and dad. The first lesson in the school of life that every child must be taught is obedience. This instruction must start from the time a child is born. Children […]

“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed in the man whose quiver is full of them.” Psalm 127:4-5a Meurer is a columnist for New Man magazine and he addresses different issues concerning the family. In one article about parenting he wrote these words: “Child-development professionals categorize kids into […]

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds…Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 11:18a, 19  Parenting is a much harder job today than it was 50 years ago; but never […]