Now here are my favorite quote from the book Raising Kids in the Way of Grace by Bob Kellemen published by 10 Publishing. If you want to support the author, get a copy of this book by following this link.
“…every Christian parent desires: “Father, teach me how to parent my child.” Our Father answers our prayer, but in His way, not ours. His parenting manual has one “rule,” one “commandment.” It goes like this: Parent, be Christlike by being God-dependent.”
“The most effective parents are those who use God’s Word as their lens, flashlight, or microscope to see into the hearts of their children. “
“In our children’s minds, an image of God is being developed that is derived from how we relate to them. “
“News flash: children don’t appreciate our boundaries and consequences. While it’s normal for parents to want their children to like them, it’s ungodly for parents to be controlled by the idol of being their children’s best bud, being the coolest, nicest parent, or being the “good cop” parent.”
“Gospel wisdom teaches us to live like Christ by dying to self and living for others. Parents who want to come after Christ must deny themselves, take up their cross daily, and follow Christ—by losing their lives.”
“Parents are God’s moral ambassadors. Our role is to fill the time delay between human disobedience and divine consequences. In parental discipline, we’re making the long-term consequences of God’s spiritual rule more immediately felt.”
“Living like Christ without ever teaching our children about Christlike living is similar to lifestyle evangelism without ever sharing our faith.”
“Parents, one of your primary callings in parenting is to unite your family in joining together against your common enemy—the devil.”
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