Disciplining our children is one of our most important responsibilities as parents―perhaps right behind feeding, housing, and protecting them. It’s part of God’s call to teach our children about him and his commandments (Deuteronomy 6:7-9). It’s also one of our most challenging responsibilities. It’s not fun for anyone involved. “For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11). Child discipline, anytime from newborn to young adult, is not easy.
But, God equips us for what he calls us to do.
God promised to give us wisdom when we ask him for it. As parents, most of us need to ask for wisdom far more often than we do. Do you sometimes find yourself at a loss in discipline situations? How do we teach a biblical respect for authority? What’s the difference between discipline and punishment? Can I put my own anger in the backseat and let God’s grace have the wheel? If you have questions like these, Family Fire offers a free resource for you.
A new ebook, Biblical Discipline: A Guide for Christian Parents, is filled with godly principles to help guide your approach to discipline. It tackles the hard questions of about what discipline really is and what it should look like. It covers practical concerns like yelling and spanking, as well as navigating discipline in a blended family. This resource will help you succeed in one of your most important responsibilities as a parent: discipline.
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