Parenting is not for the faint of heart. We are constantly inundated with new things we must do in order to be considered a good parent. May I be so bold as to say that neither the world nor the church should dictate your parenting style? Instead, look to the Lord’s example and you will provide your children with an undeniable legacy of faith that is rooted in The Word.
The good leave an inheritance to their children’s children,
but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous. – Proverbs 13:22 NRSVUE
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. – Colossians 2:6-7 NRSVUE
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. – Ephesians 6:4 NIV
I have included a couple of gifts I received from my children in the last few years. Our goal was to raise our children to be hard-working adults who love and serve the Lord. Have we succeeded? Only time will tell.