Child Rearing - Part 2

Dr. Dana Cline

Presupposition - SCRIPTURE ALONE is sufficient to equip us as good parents.

1. Overall goal: Our children growing in love for God and others.

A. Seek to bring your children to Christ.

B. Help your children grow in godliness.

C. Help your children cultivate godly relationships

1. Learn what biblical love means (1 Cor. 13:4-7; 1 Jn. 3:16-18, 4:7-21)

2. Learn how to resolve conflicts God's way (Eph. 4:25-32; 1 Peter 3:8-12)

3. Learn how to speak in a manner that builds up (Eph 4:29)

4. Learn how to be discerning in choosing friends (1 Cor. 15:33; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1)

5. Learn how to minister to other kids, both through evangelizing and discipling them.

D. Train your children in life responsibilities

2. Overall method: As God relates to us, so we must relate to our children.