What does it take to raise children in our modern age? Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes or are ready for children?
The key phrase here is Train Up Your Child. Training involves work, investment, and sacrifice. There is not any way around that. When we follow God’s principles and invest in our children, then we have already won half the battle.
Now that we have laid that groundwork, we must also understand that we are not to lord over them in a way that causes them to get excessively angry. This means we should not provoke them and stir up their anger. This is not to say that if they get mad at a rule or being corrected that we back down. No, we must always be consistent.
The Word of God says:
The word discipline is not a bad word. Instead, it is, when done in the correct attitude, an act of love.
When we love our children, we not only want what is best for them. We also desire for them to avoid every kind of evil or harm that could come against them. We do not want them to end up in any kind of danger, or avoidable problems that could be brought about by not correcting them and guiding them when they are young.
Again, it comes down to investment, we must invest in them just like we would in an investment. When we do, we can expect a return.
The issue that most people face is they are not investing. They simply say no and then get so busy in their lives that the children raise themselves. The problem here is then they are influenced by society without your input. Our brains will inherently believe that whatever we hear first is the truth.
You as a parent, or parent to be, you have the opportunity to be proactive and explain things to your children correctly and biblically.
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