Family & Faith: Training up our children
“We did it!” “All our kids are smart, athletic, popular, and polite. Phew, Our work is done.” Parenting Success? Is it possible to have all these things and miss what matters most? Do you just get through the day caught up in the urgent If we are not intentional about our parenting, we will reap what we sow… … a family filled with achievement, recreation, and niceness. God has much more in mind… He created families for a purpose…. He gave us children for a reason.
Which receives the most time on your family calendar?
Academics,Athletics, Social Activities, Faith & Character Development?
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:5-9
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he said to me, assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.”
I have worked in Children’s Ministry for over 20 years and this is one of the best parenting books I have read.