The Biblical Living Series: Parenting Part 1: Who and Whatparenting

Parenting is a privilege.  We know this is meant to be because God refers to himself as a Father.  Furthermore, every child is a gift of the Lord.  “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” -Psalm 127:3.  In light of these two truths, we can also say that parenting is not to be taken lightly.  We do well to follow our heavenly Father’s instructions for parenting rather than looking to the world’s advice.  Reading books, blogs, or listening to advice that does not originate from the Scriptures will not promote faithfulness in parenting.  If the instruction you follow does not originate with God, then it will be impossible to be faithful as a parent.  God created the family, therefore, he alone has the plan for the family. continue reading