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Rachel - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Train them up in the way they should go and they will not depart. This scripture means alot to me. Teach them while their young so they know where to turn when they are in a situation. Before leaving earth the best gift you could leave them is Jesus.

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Shelly - posted on 07/07/2009

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Rachel,

Thanks for the reminder...One of my favorite saying is:

The two best things you can give your children is roots and wings, not loot and things!!!We just need to remember that thats roots need to be planted in Christ!!! God Bless

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AMEN, ladies! God is SO GOOD!

Now more than ever before we need Christian encouragement to help us combat the worldly messages coming at us in the media. God bless you as you walk with Him today...

Heather - posted on 07/08/2009

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Patricia, the video at the top of the conversation thread is an amazing video on this topic. It talks about how you don't need to know how the entire Bible to teach them. All you need to be is a few hours a head. Take a few minutes before bed to read your Bible, and then discuss it with them the next morning, or something along those lines. Or you could just read together with your child, just make sure you are putting into practice what you learn. They learn by example more then anything. So without you living your faith they can't learn as much from you. I'm not saying that you can't learn together, because you can, but they also learn from how you learn if that makes since?

Veronica - posted on 07/07/2009

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Wow, I just joined and this is AWESOME!!! I have nothing to add other than AMEN!!! Thank you ladies for being a right on time blessing for me... Thank You JESUS...

Patricia - posted on 07/07/2009

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you bring up a good point however if you have children yourself and aren't trained in the Lord how can you teach them. When I got saved my oldest son was about 8 or 9. So the Church trained us together and the blessing was I was in a word Church so we gained a foundation together. With my 2nd child I had the foundation therefore I was able to have prayer, confessions and Bible study at home reinterating the foundation I had received from my Church and taking it to the next level in my house.



So Romans tells us we need help and once we get the help we as believers are to do as II Timothy says study and then we can help our household being our children by Proverbs training them up in the direction they are to go.



II Tim 2:15

15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.



Proverbs 22:6

6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.



Romans 10:14-17

14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?



15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!



16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?



17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Rebekah - posted on 07/07/2009

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And for those parents that missed the mark while the kids were young, look at the verse this way: "Train them up in the way you NOW know they should go" - it's never too late. Did you know that cookbooks never used to have the measurements of ingredients in it? Look at the Bible this way when it comes to parenting - the Bible has all the ingredients for parenting: wisdom, discipline, love, etc. All we have to do is keep pressing in with prayer and God will give us the right amount for each of our children. It doesn't matter when you start, as long as you start. Even King David realized this after he realized his sons before Solomon were evil and there was nothing left he could do to fix it... so with Solomon he mentored. I would encourage everyone on here, buy the book "King Me" if you have a son and have your husband read it!!! :)

Anne - posted on 07/06/2009

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Rachel our oldest daughter is living prof that God's word never returns void. She was the wonderful 3 year old that asked Jesus into her heart, and then when she got into Jr. high until she was 21 we had times that all we could do was Pray that God would protect her. Thankfully she did not get into drugs. Today she is a lovely young women that loves God and wants to live for Him.

Samantha - posted on 07/06/2009

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Rachel, our children belong to God, He has intrusted us to raise them as thier fleshly parents. We are NEVER going to be perfect, but we can live and lead by example!! I support the Bible 100%, whoever says that there isn't a hand book for raising a child has never read the Bible...it's all wrtten right there :)

Tam - posted on 07/06/2009

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Rachel, someone (could have been Heather) recently said they would rather be thought of as the person who led their kids to Christ than as a "good mother" by others. I have to agree. We should teach them by words but more importantly by example. If you haven't had a chance, listen to the video in the "Creating a Godly Legacy" thread. It really talks about this and uses the verses Heather just shared!

Thanks so much for the reminder to do our jobs daily! :)

Heather - posted on 07/06/2009

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Proverbs 22:6, how wonderful! Our jobs as parents are so important! It is our job to teach our children, not the churches. We must work with them at home about our wonderful Lord and Savior! I think this goes hand in hand with Deuteronomy 6:6-9 Where it says "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 door frames of your houses and on your gates."

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