Principles & Practices of Biblical Parenting: Raising Godly Children
Testimonies of Principles & Practices of Biblical Parenting
“It is Biblical and practical.”
“I learned that I can start to train chldren at an early age so that they will gain self-control and many other disciplines.”
“I liked looking at God’s Word and learning how it applies to parenting.”
“Practical examples; practical tips that we can put into practice; Biblically based.”
“Very beneficial. Both practical and “educational” in terms of knowing how to bring up godly children.”
“I like most the lesson about developing self-control for chldren… I have realized that the oneness between dad and mom is the basis for parenting a good, healthy and godly child.”
Contents of Principles & Practices of Biblical Parenting:
Helps parents adopt God’s purpose for their family and understand their key role in shaping godly children.
Develops a scriptural perspective of the responsibility, need, and ability for husbands to work along with their wives as teammates in order to produce godly children.
Provides a scriptural perspective of the parents’ responsibility to govern their children and apply this to different aspects of disciplining children.
Shows the need and means of cultivating self-control in our children from an early age in order that they may please God and serve others.
Enables parents to understand, use and create effective routines to further their parental training.
Develops a scriptural perspective of how to properly deal with disobedient children so that they might become joyful family members.
Develops a scriptural perspective of chastisement and describes ways to properly administer the rod.
Enables parents to understand how to set up, implement and maintain proper and effective boundaries for their children.
Develops and applies biblical principles to provide proper spiritual care for our children.
Enables parents to show God’s love and truth to their own parents and in-laws during visits with each other.
Helps parents of older children and teens to regain the hearts of their children who have not been well disciplined or tenderly loved.
Describes our own 40+ year trail to become godly parents along with all the ups and downs. Many personal accounts of raising our eight children bring alive all the former lessons.
Appendix 2 Theology of Parenting
Appendix 3 Parenting Flow Chart
We (Paul & Linda) have been married 40+ wonderful years and have been raising children for all but one year!
These years have humbled and challenged us, taught and sanctified us. This has not changed much with four teens at home and now homeschooling five children!
Family life has been enriching. The joy from our eight children deepens even further with visits from our two nearby grandchildren (did you see the video above?).
Principles & Practices of Biblical Parenting carefully presents the teachings we have observed in God’s Word and how they affected the way we raised our children. We wanted more in this book, though.
We also share with you practical ways we have guided our children in various situations from tots to teens because of those Biblical truths. We took a long time to learn these things but hope you can learn and quickly profit from them from this book. On the left our grandchild plays in Grandpa’s study without touching his books. New generation, same Biblical teachings.
Our whole family has benefited from the instructions in God’s Word:
A great marriage
A godly family