12 Tips from Twelve Stones: Foundations for Biblical Parenting- Tip 3

By: Scott O'Malley

May 7th, 2021

In parts one and two of our series we discussed the importance of dependence on God and how the Scriptures thoroughly equip parents for the task of raising their children. In part three we will discuss an additional biblical foundation: parents must focus on faithfulness to God and not the behavior of our children.

One of the big challenges all parents face is when their children are not behaving in ways they want them to behave. Some children repeatedly choose to get out of bed once they have been tucked in for the night. Teenagers complain or argue when asked to complete a task, or simply refuse to come home at the assigned curfew.

In these types of situations, struggling parents often begin a “try this” philosophy and it quickly leads t