The Bible teaches that a dad’s authority comes from God. That’s a simple truth with profound implications.
Philippians 2:4 says we are to esteem others better than ourselves. But what does that mean? What does it mean to be a humble dad?
Many Christian parents are looking for a formula to ensure that their children trust Christ as Savior and please Him with their lives. Unfortunately, such a formula doesn’t exist. You must work and pray to the end that your children know and faithfully follow God. This is the work of shepherding your child’s heart. In order to do this work, you must understand that your children are the products of two things: shaping influences and Godward orientation.
Why doesn’t the slogan, “Do as I say, not as I do” ever work with your kids? Because often when it comes to parenting, “actions speak louder than words.” If you are going to effectively disciple your children, they need to see that YOU walk with God!
“What is the goal of parenting?” It’s very easy for dads to slip into pursuing the wrong goals in our parenting. Let’s explore some of those common unbiblical goals and then look at what the Bible has to say.
If you've never read Shepherding A Child's Heart by Paul Tripp, perhaps it's time to pick it up. Parents are called by God to shepherd their child's heart and not just manage their behavior. Kris Schaal will give you 6 reasons why you should read this book.