God is most interested in how a parent affects the spiritual outcome of a child's life and less concerned with how a parent shapes the child's material success.
When we were single, we had all the answers to the art of parenting, but actual practice humbles us as to how ill-equipped we are for this task.
Though experts proclaimed the twentieth century the Century of the Child in 1899, from a biblical perspective our social advancements have made life worse for our children. Martin Collins shows how the Bible predicted this of the end-time generations. (Also includes the inset "America's Lost Children.")
The demands of life leave most adults gasping for breath and struggling to shoulder the load. But what effect is this pace having on the next generation?
Both God and Satan have been preparing their respective families, meticulously producing vessels of mercy and vessels of wrath. While God expects parents to cultivate sound-mindedness, balance, and self-control in our children, Satan has been shaping the pliable minds of children though his self-centered, self-indulgent, …
Martin Collins illustrates the horrible degradation of this society because of the abandonment of the Fifth Commandment, insists that God intended children to be a heritage and a reward to those who obey His Law. American society is cursed because the family, its most important component, is dysfunctional. It is impossible to …
Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.
Many misguided parents place their children on pedestals, virtually worshipping them, catering to every whim, fearing to offend them, failing to rein them in.
The fifth commandment begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.
Most families in God's church have a functional father, but even so, extremes of leniency and overbearing strictness do not make an ideal father.
Feminism has been growing in strength through Western culture for more than a century, leaving its despoiling mark on the family, the workplace, and society in general. Mike Ford, commenting on research done by author Erica Komisar, explains that the facts indicate that children - and society as a whole - function better when …
Of the various approaches to discipline, spanking is really the only method endorsed by the Bible. Properly administered, spanking smarts but leaves no bruises.
Satan is our number one enemy, and his child-rearing methods, currently used by the world's cultures, threaten to destroy our families. God's principles of child-rearing are based on unselfish, other-directed love—the goal and aim of child- rearing. The love of God, encompassing the keeping of His commandments, safeguards …
The fifth commandment stands at the head of the second tablet of the Decalogue, which governs our human relationships. It is critical for family and society.
Twisted childrearing practices will be a major contributory factor in the launching of the global beast power. Our relationship with God enables a quality eternal life; parents must have this quality relationship in order to transfer this quality of life (a sane, sound, balanced, temperate mind) to their offspring, protecting …
Dishonoring one's parents is a serious abomination, considered a capital offense by God. Fathers must be worthy of honor, teaching their children to honor God.
The Bible has a great deal to say about honor and whom we should honor. Here are some difficult but necessary lesson in honor.
The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.
The fifth commandment teaches our responsibility to give high regard, respect, and esteem to parents and other authority figures, leading to a prosperous life.
Ted Bowling, anticipating the approach of another Father's Day, posits that Jonadab, a Kenite who demonstrated his zeal toward God by assisting King Jehu in ridding Israel of Baal worshippers, is one of the finest examples of fatherhood in the Bible.In Jeremiah,we learn that God blessed his descendants, the Rechabites, who, by …
Self-centeredness is the fountainhead of evil behavior found in our youth, carrying over into the infantile behaviors of our elected officials. The righteous find it increasingly difficult to prevail under these circumstances, but the mandate still stands to persevere through these evil times. The vessels of wrath are being …
Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.
We must not leave child rearing to chance, but ought to bend the tender twigs entrusted to us toward God's purpose, training our children in righteousness.
Parents are obligated to teach God's laws to their children. According to Emily Post, good manners are to the family what good morals are to society.
Back in the early years of the homeschooling phenomenon, its advocates were largely tie-dyed, granola-munching, back-to-nature, hippie types whose primary goal was to disassociate from just about everything manmade, and certainly from Establishment institutions like the public schools. ...
The fifth commandment bridges the two sections of love toward God and love toward man. We begin learning righteous conduct at home, with our parents.
Those trained in the home to dishonor parents will resist authority on every front, whether civic authorities, supervisors on the job, or teachers in school.
Masculine leadership is demonstrated by men who embrace God's commandments, love and protect their wives, and instill a love of God's truth in their children.
God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.
Negative role models and failure to take responsibility characterize more and more fathers today. Here's why this is happening and what to do about it.
We need to seek God and His Word and obey, determining to endure to the end. The Beast of Revelation is a configuration containing many nations and ethnic groups, having a mindset of counterfeiting God's childrearing practices for a sinister purpose. Satan wants to emulate God's childrearing plans to create a group of people …
Emotional and spiritual well-being of children improves when fathers fulfill their role. People from dysfunctional families have a skewed image of God.
Children do not initiate love but reflect it. If a child does not receive a convincing demonstration of this love, he will not become a conductor of love.
The opposite of selfishness is not self-hatred, but mature self-love, loving ourselves as a responsible, caring parent would (or should) love a growing child.
If we would keep God's Feasts properly, we would be in sync with God's noble purpose for us, defending us from falling into apostasy and idolatry.
John Ritenbaugh teaches that biblical liberty consists of choosing to whom we will submit and by whom we will be constrained. Making wrong choices, largely in ignorance, has placed us in bondage to sin and destruction. God's truth indeed limits our choices'largely in matters of right and wrong. A mind focused on too many choices …
God does not like to inflict punishment on people, but because of sin, He is obligated to correct. But as quickly as God punishes, God restores and heals.