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Ten suggestions for becoming Biblically based Moms and Dads

I am taking a class on Biblical Marriage Counseling.  My assignment for this week, create a top ten list for becoming Biblically based Moms and Dads.  This list is not the end all be all.  It is important to raise your family in the ways of the Lord.  If you are in need of counseling be sure to get in touch with your pastor.

  1. Model a loving relationship for your children.  Husbands love and protect your wives and children.  Wives submit to your husbands. (Ephesians 5:21-33)
  2. Have the right attitude when doing things at home.  Be honest, speak well and show integrity when accomplishing tasks (Titus 2:5)
  3. Be a mother to your children.  Don’t be seduced by what your professional career can offer.  (1 Timothy 2:15; 5:14).
  4. Testify of what the Lord has done for you. (Joshua 4:6-7)
  5. Teach your children about God and the sacrifice of Christ and they will always remember it. (Proverbs 22:6)
  6. Fathers, provide discipline to your children. (Proverbs 13:24)
  7. Do not provoke your children to anger.  (Ephesians 4:26-27)
  8. Do not exasperate your children (Ephesians 6:4)
  9. Cultivate a Christian character with your children that is self-controlled and pure (1 timothy 5:22, Titus 2:5, 2 Corinthians 11:2)
  10. Be a mentor to younger women (Titus 2:3-5)

4 responses to “Ten suggestions for becoming Biblically based Moms and Dads

  1. Issac June 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    “Wives submit to your husbands. Be a mother to your children.  Don’t be seduced by what your professional career can offer Be a mentor to younger women” so basically if you’re a women do what ever the husband says take care of the children and give up your dreams and if your job offers a better potsition with higher pay don’t take it because you’re a women and should be in the kitchen and teach this to other women. Does anyone else find this disturbing

    • Robert Eshleman June 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Issac…do you think it is better for a mother to spend more time at work away from the children they should be raising? Should a wife be married to a job? I know it is disturbing to actually ask parents to care for their children rather than care for their professional careers, and that it is counter cultural. But I ask you…is it better for the child if the mother (and father) spend more time with them or less?

      I am shocked that you would look at the wives submit to your husbands and respond that way. It is probably the clearest indication that you haven’t even read the biblical reference associated with it. I would advise that you look at the biblical reference. But a wives submission to her husband is her submitting in the same way she submits to Christ….and the Husband…get this….loves his wife in the say way that Christ loved the church. Did Jesus beat the apostles? Did Jesus curse or degrade the apostles? Nope. He loved the church so much…that he sacrificed himself for her. If only all husbands lived up to the biblical definition of loving their wives.

  2. Issac June 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I think I could give better advice and I’m an atheist

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