• 12 Passages for Parents

Raising Children in Today’s World

“The question isn’t so much ‘Are you parenting the right way?’ as it is: ‘Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?'”      –Brene Brown

“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”  –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“If we are going to teach it to our children then we must live it out before them.”
—Alistair Begg

“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
—Andy Stanley

“Never must we cease to pray until they cease to breathe. No case is hopeless while Jesus lives.”
—C.H. Spurgeon

“During the eighteen or so years your children are in your home, they will be handed many puzzle pieces. By the time they leave your care and start their own family, they should know how the pieces fit together. YOU will have been to them the picture on the box.”
—Stan Schuermann

“Religious liberty is being redefined as mere freedom of worship, but it will not long survive if it is reduced to a private sphere with no public voice.”   –Albert Mohler

 

“The natural way of God’s redemptive purposes is multigenerational…I think that God’s natural way of building the church is to build Christian families, and so then you ask, “What kind of stuff has to be in place for families to pass their convictions on from one generation to the next?”   –Ken Myers, All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes

“I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping a child learn self-discipline.”  –Fred Rogers

“Since you are so dear to us, we joyfully gave you not only the Gospel of God, but our very hearts … Our only object was to help you live lives worthy of the God who has called you to share the splendor of his kingdom.”
– 1 Thessalonians 2: 8,12

“Listen, younger parents. Listen to me, as a friend, as a granddad, as a father, who has made every mistake you’ve made and then some. Take charge of your children. We can’t pull them aside. That’s your job. They are your arrows. Please, do our society a favor and give us socialized, morally equipped children who know right from wrong. They learn this from you.”
–Charles Swindoll

“We as Christians are called to model a different way of being human, a way of being human that was lived out ultimately by Jesus Christ.”                                        –Douglas Wilson