Parenting: 14 Gospel Truths (Main (Lost (Principle: As a parent you’re not…
Parenting: 14 Gospel Truths
Principle: No parent gives mercy better than one who is convinced that he desperately needs it himself.
Principle: It is only rest in God’s presence and grace that will make you a joyful and patient parent.
Principle: The goal of parenting is not control of behavior, but rather heart and life change.
Principle: You are parenting a worshiper, so it’s important to remember that what rules your child’s heart will control his behavior.
Principle: Not all of the wrong your children do is a direct rebellion to authority; much of the wrong is the result of a lack of character.
Principle: The foolishness inside your children is more dangerous to them than the temptation outside of them. Only God’s grace has the power to rescue fools.
Principle: One of the foundational heart issues in the life of every child is authority. Teaching and modeling the protective beauty of authority is one of the foundations of good parenting.
Principle: As a parent you’re not dealing just with bad behavior, but a condition that causes bad behavior.
Principle: You must be committed as a parent to long-view parenting because change is a process and not an event.
Principle: If you are not resting as a parent in your identity in Christ, you will look for identity in your children.
Principle: Recognizing what you are unable to do is essential to good parenting.
Principle: Your children need God’s law, but you cannot ask the law to do what only grace can accomplish.
Principle: God never calls you to a task without giving you what you need to do it. He never sends you without going with you.
Principle: Nothing is more important in your life than being one of God’s tools to form a human soul.