On Thursdays, I’ve been meeting with some moms who have a desire to learn what the Bible has to say about child rearing. We talk about how we can each apply God’s Word to our own lives. None of us have all the answers, and it’s most fun when everyone participates in the discussion. We spend a good amount of time praying for each other.
Getting together for a craft day, or a play group, can be profitable, but true biblical mutual edification– that’s priceless.
Yesterday was a catch up day, since two ladies are new, and we started with Chapter 1 of Parenting with Wisdom. The driving question, one that is constantly before me is… what makes Christian parenting truly Christian? Here is the key thought from the book:
Christian parenting is built on the foundation of God’s love and the authority of God’s Word. The primary focus is on raising children for the glory of God, by God’s strength and grace. A non-Christian philosophy ofÂ parenting has as its focus raising children for the glory of the parent through the parent’s skill and ability to provide an ideal environment.