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|Preparing to Parent: Turn To God|
Godly Parenting: Parenting Skills at Each Stage of Growth
Living Free Every Day®
Thoughts for Today
One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is a home founded on love, respect and commitment--to God and to each other. Too often the child becomes the focal point of everything the family does, and the marriage is weakened. How much better to provide your child with the security and well-being that a strong union of the parents, serving God together, can provide.
Consider this ...
Parenting is a wonderful gift and an awesome responsibility. Don't try to do it alone. Even after baby is born, continue together to turn to God and his Word daily for direction and strength. And commit to a family life that is pleasing to him. Join Joshua in committing as a family to serve the Lord. These same principles apply to all of us, even if we are not expecting a child. God wants each of us to balance our lives and our relationships according to his plan, to trust him for wisdom and to serve him first.
These thoughts were drawn from ...
Godly Parenting: Parenting Skills at Each Stage of Growth by N. Elizabeth Holland, M.D. This study addresses parenting skills from the time of conception until the child has reached adulthood. It suggests methods for raising healthy, godly children in an increasingly secular society. Specific emphasis is placed on communication and teaching skills, discipline, protection and sexual issues at each age. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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