Parenting

Parenting is no easy task.To parent in a biblical way is even tougher. Yet that is precisely the thing to which each Christian parent is called. The standards are high. But so too are the rewards.The biblical requirement placed upon each parent is direct and basic. Train up your children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). If you do so, the Lord promises that He will be God to you and to your children forever (Gen. 17:7; Acts 2:39).

Modes of parenting may differ with each different personality. But the object and goal of parenting is a fixed star. Our children belong to Christ. We are charged with parenting them so that they will grow to love and fear Him all their days. No easy task indeed!

Many men and women are choosing to put off or even completely forego having children. When they do finally let the “biological clock” alarm them into having kids, too often these modern parents are willing to abdicate their God-given role. Let the daycare do it. Let the public schools do it. Let the church do it. Let anyone else do it, but don’t blame the parents! Not long ago you might have heard a certain First Lady promote the idea, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Perhaps there’s some truth to that. But the role and task of parenting is given first and primarily, not to the village, but to the home. Parents must once again lay hold of the duty, but also of the glorious privilege of being parents.

It's not enough to simply choose to be good parents. Many of us lack a workable model. The what and how of good parenting is no longer being passed effectively from one generation to others.

Thankfully, Christian parents are not cast on their own resources alone. The Bible offers rich bounties of instruction and comfort to parents and children alike. And there are other helps too. The books below are offered to encourage the weary and provide parental wisdom to those who are seeking it.

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Active Baby, Healthy Brain
by Margaret Sassé
from Experiment
for Adult
$11.17
Age of Opportunity
Resources for Changing Lives
by Paul Tripp
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
in Parenting Teens (Location: WH)
$12.50 $9.00 (4 in stock)
Almost 12
by Kenneth N. Taylor
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 5th-6th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$2.50 (3 in stock)
Already Gone - DVD
by Ken Ham
from Answers in Genesis
for Adult
$9.50
Angel in the Waters
by Regina Doman
from Sophia Institute Press
Realistic Fiction for Preschool-Kindergarten
$5.91
Beautiful Babies
by Kristen Michaelis
1st edition from Victory Belt Publishing
for Adult
$21.00
Before I Was Born
God's Design for Sex Book 2
by Carolyn Nystrom & Sandra Speidel
from NavPress
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Before I was Born
God's Design for Sex #2
by Carolyn Nystrom
New Edition from NavPress
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$7.69
Before You Meet Prince Charming
by Sarah Mally
from Tomorrow's Forefathers
for 8th-12th grade
in Preparing for Marriage (Location: WH)
$14.00
Biblical Childrearing - CD
Canon Press Audio Series
by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
$9.00
Blessing Chart
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Preschool-6th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
$6.50
Blessing Chart (small)
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Preschool-6th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
Blessing Chart Patterns
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
$5.00 $2.00 (1 in stock)
Bound for Glory
by R.C. Sproul Jr.
2nd edition from Tolle Lege Press
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$14.95
Boy's Body Book
by Kelli Dunham
4th edition from Applesauce Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$12.95
Boys and Girls Playing
by J. C. Ryle
from Soli Deo Gloria
for 3rd-5th grade
in Wholesome Reading (Location: FIC-WHO)
$16.95 $12.00 (2 in stock)
Brain Rules for Baby
by John Medina
2nd edition from Pear Press
for Nursery-Preschool
$15.95
Brother-Offended Checklist (large chart)
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
Brother-Offended Checklist (small, color, laminated)
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
Children for Christ
by Andrew Murray
from Eremitical Press
for Adult
in Parenting (Location: WH)
$14.95
Choreganizers
by Jennifer Steward
2nd edition from Steward Ship
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Life Skills for Kids (Location: P6B)
Cleaning House
by Kay Wills Wyma
1st. from WaterBrook Press
for Adult
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Come Back, Barbara
by C. John Miller & Barbara Miller Juliani
2nd edition from P&R Publishing
in Parenting Teens (Location: WH)
$11.99
Comforting Hearts, Teaching Minds
by Starr Meade
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Family Worship (Location: WH-5E)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth
from Random House
for Adult
$13.97
Complete Guide to Baby and Child Care
by Paul C. Reisser
from Focus on the Family
for Adult
$30.00
Correcting Your Child in Love
by Abner C. Sumrall
from Xulon Press
for Adult
in Parenting (Location: WH)
$11.99
Covenant Household - CD
Canon Press Audio Series
by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
$16.00
Creative Correction
by Lisa Whelchel
from Tyndale House
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Creative Correction
by Lisa Whelchel
from Tyndale House
for Adult
$6.00 (2 in stock)
Doorposts Character Training Package
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Nursery-4th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
Doorposts Parenting Charts Set
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
Doorposts Parenting Essentials Package
by Pam Forster
from Doorposts
for Nursery-4th grade
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
Duggars: 20 and Counting
by Michelle & Jim Bob Duggar
from Howard Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$13.00
Duties of Parents
by J. C. Ryle
from Lamplighter Publishing
in Parenting (Location: WH)
$8.00
Duties of Parents
by John Charles Ryle
from Triangle Press
for Adult
in Parenting (Location: WH)
$0.00
Empty Nest
by Elyse Fitzpatrick
from New Growth Press
for Adult
in CCEF Counseling booklets (Location: WH)
$3.99
Engaging Today's Prodigal
by Carol Barnier
New Edition from Moody Press
for Adult
in Parenting Teens (Location: WH)
$12.99
Everyday Talk
by John A. Younts
from Shepherd Press
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Facing the Facts
God's Design for Sex Book 4
by Stan & Brenna Jones
from NavPress
for 6th-8th grade
in Sex Education (Location: I1B)
$9.09
Faithful Parent
by Martha Peace & Stuart Scott
from P&R Publishing
in Parenting (Location: WH)
$12.50
Families Where Grace Is in Place
by Jeff VanVonderen
Reprint from Bethany House
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$15.99
Family Celebrations at Birthdays and for Vacations and Other Holidays
by Ann Hibbard
from Baker Books
for Adult
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Family Driven Faith
by Voddie Baucham
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$8.00 (3 in stock)
Family Driven Faith
by Voddie Baucham
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$11.99
Family Practice
by R.C. Sproul Jr., editor
from P&R Publishing
for Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Family Worship Book
by Terry L. Johnson
from Christian Focus Publications
for 11th-Adult
in Family Worship (Location: WH-5E)
$19.50
Family: God's Weapon for Victory
by Robert Andrews
2nd edition from Sentinel Press
for 10th-Adult
in Covenant Family (Location: WH-FAMCOV)
$12.00 $7.00 (3 in stock)
Five Love Languages of Teenagers
by Gary Chapman
from Northfield Publishing
for Adult
in Parenting Teens (Location: WH)
For Instruction in Righteousness
by Pam Forster
3rd edition from Doorposts
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
$26.00
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