Christian Parenting is Teaching and Training Children
In Christian parenting, our most important task is building a strong foundation for our children’s relationship with God. Just like a wise master-builder, you simply must have a detailed blueprint to guide and order your parenting activities. A builder’s plan is designed to be used to visualize the end result to make sure that the individual project elements provide the desired functionality and finish. For a building, the foundation comes first and everything else is build on the foundation. It is essential to develop your own knowledge and understanding of Biblical teachings on discipline while your children are still young and teachable. Your teaching at the outset of their lives forms your children’s understanding of God and His creation. More than anything else, your behavior as parents when they are young will determine how they respond to God’s authority as adults. Strong childhood spiritual foundations lead to a healthy walk with God in the teen-age years and beyond.
Parents want their children to be happy and successful as adults, but often undermine their prospects for success by being permissive and undisciplined in their parenting during early childhood. Many undiscerning parents are led astray by the many popular, but anti-Biblical teachings about parenting that infuse almost every aspect of modern culture. Make no mistake about it, in Christian parenting, ideas based on secular humanism can harm the long-term spiritual health of your family! The Bible-based information you’ll find here is designed to help you develop a clear and winning strategy for training your children. Training children in accordance to Biblical truth leads to a unique family experience where love and harmony becomes the norm, rather than the exception. In short, our method is to define success by the standards and teachings found in the Bible. Rather than critique the Bible by modern ideas we prefer to examine modern ideas by the Bible. If there is a difference of opinion we are going to stick with what the Bible teaches.
We have great confidence and trust in the unchanging truth found in the Bible and seek to encourage your own confidence in the Word of God. To this end we encourage every believer to carefully research the teachings of Scripture. As you read our materials, test and prove every idea and thought to see if it conforms with Biblical truth. We believe every Christian needs to be a participating member of a sound Bible-teaching local church, so we encourage you to meet regularly with other faithful believers.