"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

By Mark Benedict

Q&A Step Mother Asks: Do I Spank Teenage Stepdaughter?

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Should Step Mother Spank Stepdaughter? By Mark Benedict Q: Dear Christian Parents Net I have recently married a man who I love dearly.  My own daughter Mary is 10, and my husband’s daughter Rachel, is 16. I am a firm believer of corporal punishment and use spanking as […]

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Parental Failure – The Story of Eli and his Sons

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When Parents Fail: The Bible Story of Samuel and the Evil Sons of Eli the Priest One of the Bible’s most prominent examples of neglectful parenting is illustrated in First Samuel Chapter 2-3.  This account is unique in its application to Christians because it revolves around a […]

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Marriage and Christian Worldview

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Christian Worldview, Marriage, and Your Family By Mark Benedict Successful parenting begins with a Biblically accurate Christian worldview and our trust in the complete sufficiency of the Word of God. The Bible provides both the philosophical framework and the needed methodology for success in marriage and family.  […]

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Why Parents Should Not Negotiate with Kids for Obedience

Is Negotiating with your child the right thing to do?

Why Parents Should Not Negotiate with Kids for Obedience Many parents develop a strategy for discipline that relies heavily on negotiation.  There is nothing wrong with allowing children to occasionally participate in decision-making.  They need to learn to make some types of decisions on their own. It helps […]

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More on Parental Success, a Note from the Editors

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Parental Success: The objective of Godly Parenting is Bringing Children under God’s Authority  By Mark Benedict “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  6  And these words that I command you today shall […]

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How Punishment and Parental Discipline Differ

God delivers Christians from the final judgment while unbelievers will face the wrath of God

Parental Discipline is Not the Same As Punishment By Mark Benedict Biblical discipline is different from punishment, which is the Bible teaches is reserved for those that have rejected God.  Parents who speak of “punishing” their children have a misunderstanding of the Biblical concepts that are taught in Scripture.  When Scripture makes distinctions and uses […]

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Best Books for Christian Parents

Our recommendations for the best books for Christian Parents

Best Books for Christian Parents By Mark Benedict When it comes to parenting, I truly believe Christian parents need the help of books and materials produced by men and women of God. The current flood of misinformation and propaganda has been whittling away at the institution of […]

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Why, and When to Spank a Child – How to Spank Effectively

Some parents think that spanking is an old fashioned practice that isn't needed anymore. Not So according to the Bible!

Why, When, and How to Spank a Child By Mark Benedict Question: Dear Christian Parents Editor,  I have a question in regards to spanking. I have 2 sons, ages 6 and 8.  Recently we decided to employ spanking as a disciplinary tool. When I spank them, sometimes […]

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Book Review of “No Fear: A Police Officers Perspective”

No Fear is a book on the growing problem with young people that have no respect for authority because they were never spanked

No Fear: A Police Officer’s Perspective A review of the book by Police Detective Robert Surgenor By Mark Benedict Opposition to biblical teachings on child discipline has gradually pushed its way inside the Christian community.  Parents who wish to honor God by following the Bible are finding […]

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The Law of Sowing and Reaping – Cause and Effect in Christian Parenting

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The Law of Sowing and Reaping – Cause and Effect in Christian Parenting By Mark Benedict Today our society’s leaders and judges have rejected our Christian heritage and substituted the principles of humanism in its place. It is not surprising then, that we are witnessing an incredible breakdown, both in the […]

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