I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4
As a parent there are so many things I’m concerned about. How to best teach and raise Amber and Tyler, what I can do to ensure that they’re healthy and safe-the list really could just go on and on, couldn’t it?
My number one concern, however, is wanting to raise them in such a way that they will love, serve, and honor the Lord. I’m so grateful that I was brought up in a Christian home-and I deeply, deeply want to pass that beautiful heritage along to my children so that they too will not only come to have a personal relationship with Christ–they will really *love* Him with all that they are.
Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord (Faithful Families) is a book written by a Pastor and Father who raised 3 children who love and serve the Lord. He passes on valuable lessons and suggestions on how you can raise children who will love God.
I found the layout of this book to read somewhat like a blog or website–lots of sections and filled with pictures. This obviously appealed to me!
Many of the points that Dave goes over are ones that are vastly familiar to me: Prayer, Modeling Godly Principles, Being Consistent in Discipline.
There is a reason that these are often talked about topics–it’s because they’re so important! I feel that it’s always good to get a look back at the basics of Godly parenting-and this book presents them in an easy to read and relate to manner.
There were some of the topics that he approached in a fresh way that I appreciated or that I gained extra insight from. One in particular was how to pray for our children by every different aspect of their lives from the time they’re little (Spiritually, Physically, Sexually, Mentally, Emotionally, Relationally)
I also appreciated the section on having requiring children to give honest and sincere apologizes when they’ve done something wrong from the time they’re around 3 years old.
Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord (Faithful Families) book will be a valuable refresher or a welcome eye-opener for any Christian parent!
Don’t take my word for it: Be sure to go read more about this book on Amazon read other reviews-so far it has close to 5 stars!