Child Rearing


A few months ago I was visiting a church in which I had preached. After the services one of the men and I were talking about this, that, and the other thing. Then our children came up in the course of the conversation.

This man also has a handful of small children, so he thought that I would be able to relate to his situation. He asked me if our family has “family devotions” and if so, how? This has been a question of mine for sometime as well. I would speak with parents who have been where I’m at and the advice has been all over the spectrum. Good advice mind you, but ultimately they would all end up leaving me where I started. Then the Bible provided the answer. So, I would like to share with you some of this conversation and what my thoughts on this subject is, based on God’s Word.

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This article has really helped my wife and I with the issue of sharing. We have 4 children (ages 6, 5, 4 & 3) Two boys in one room and two girls in another. What a joy it is to see the children sharing of their own free will. What a joy to see them negotiate with each other over each other’s toy, or to see them learn the concepts of justice.