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.
Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.
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.")
Should we teach our children or should we allow the church to do that? Do youth programs have a positive impact? Do they keep youth them in the church?
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 begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.
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 cannot turn the teaching of our children over to others, but instead must train and educate them to become productive citizens in the Kingdom of God.
Our children internalize our values; we teach largely by example. If we do not take seriously the responsibility for rearing our children, somebody else will.
The priest Eli is a tragic example of someone who began his tenure with energy, but coasted into complacency, eventually winking at flagrant sin in his sons.