The Bible is your best parenting power tool, but you must know how to use it. 2 Timothy 3:16–17 says that the Bible has four uses, the first of which is “doctrine.” We use the Bible for doctrine when we instill a Christian worldview into our children using the Bible.
Genesis chapters 1-11 present simple realities about God, us, and our relationship to him. In a sense, we find the central core of absolute truth in these chapters in the form of timeless and central realities our children can understand. These are truths that we are responsible to teach them, to show them.
How do you get your teenager to behave in a manner pleasing to God? How do you help him or her grow into a committed disciple of Jesus Christ? According to the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:17–32, you must begin with the gospel. New birth produces new behavior.
In the last article, guest writer Andrew French charted the current obstacles to developing the dominion mandate in our children. This follow up article offers four concrete solutions to help children and teens embrace their God-given ability to work.
In this article, guest writer, Andrew French, explores the challenges to developing a biblical view of work and why it is so important that we encourage this development in our children.