12 Tips from Twelve Stones: Foundations for Biblical Parenting- Tip 4

By: Scott O'Malley

May 14th, 2021

Thus far in our series we have discussed the importance of dependence on God, how the Scriptures thoroughly equip parents for the task of raising their children, and how parents should focus on faithfulness and not their child’s behavior. In part four we will discuss how the task of faithful parenting can be summarized by discipline and instruction without exasperation (Ephesians 6:4).

In our last article, we discussed the importance of focusing on faithfulness and not the behavior of our children. Of course, that does not mean that our children’s behavior is not important. But parents must intentionally assess the quality of their parenting by biblical standards, not by the child’s response. With that foundation firmly in place, we now want to turn to some practical guidance in fulfilling the task of parenting as God describes.