I had several favorite parenting authors when my kids were growing up. My favorite was Ross Campbell, followed closely by Dr.
But the guide that I employed to check everything was cheesy as it might sound the Bible. And in a sense, he is a parent. Jesus would know who to follow for example and advice. In John and 30, Jesus reminded his followers that he would do nothing of himself, but only what he saw his Father do—and that he came to do the will of his Father.
I can seek him diligently in prayer and in his written Word. Jesus made I am statements: I am the bread of life John I am the way, the truth, and the life John He knew who he was already. A good portion of the Gospels is simply Jesus giving lessons to his disciples and various other folks. He taught in poetry Beatitudes.
He taught in parables the Sower, the Good Samaritan. He gave advice John We homeschool moms know that all of life is education. We teach all the time—and often with our words. We can make sure our words are of various types poetry, stories, advice, lessons….
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Jesus would have his disciples learn by participating. He included his disciples in feeding 5, folks John 6 and sending them out to minister, two-by-two Luke In turn, I understand more than ever how much I need His forgiveness.
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We parents have a very tough job—we need forgiveness in a huge way. I need to be forgiven for my short temper, my lack of forgiveness, my passion for using the law to demand something approximating perfection, and even just for many of the words that leave my mouth. But the good news is that God knows our need. He knows how it is to raise unruly children. He is very experienced in dealing with rebellion.
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And the thing He does that is so unbelievable and inconceivable to me as a sinful father is forgive perfectly. My cup runneth over! Mercy and ever loving kindness are unique traits to the God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.
There are no other gods like Him. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
He reveals through His Son just how far He is willing to go to rescue us.
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When my sinful treatment of my children would otherwise justly! I do not deserve it in any way, but while we were yet sinners Christ died for us Rom ! It is for freedom that Christ died to set us free Gal Christ has taken our sinful and failed efforts as parents onto Himself. In the faith He has gifted to us, we are guaranteed eternal life.
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In the forgiveness that we receive weekly from our faithful pastors, He renews us in this life, reminding us of the sins He has taken from us onto Himself on the cross—even from the last week! It is in His peace and forgiveness that we rest. You are forgiven!