"Withhold not correction from the child. . ." (Proverbs 23:13). It is this biblical command that the author of this straightforward book holds up as a guide for all parents who experience doubt and indecision in their roles as disciplinarians.
As a father, the author understands the practical problems of parenthood. As a pastor, he thoroughly examines these problems in the light of specific Biblical injunctions. In doing so he exposes the emptiness of much contemporary advice on child-rearing—some of which urges parents "to stand with their hands in their pockets, waiting to pick up the pieces."
The advice in this helpful guide, in contrast with modern psychology, points the way to strict parental discipline. The duties of a Christian parent are clearly outlined and always presented from a scriptural viewpoint.
Each of the thirteen chapters in this practical book contains "review" and "response" questions, making it an ideal tool for either group study or personal development.
Table of Contents:Foreword By Jay AdamsIntroduction
- Knowing Our Children
- The Biblical Necessity For Correction
- The Biblical Motives For Correction
- God's Authority in Discipline
- The Place of Prayer
- Love and the Rod
- The Rod and Reproof
- Discipline By Measure
- Correction Within Reason
- Persevering Consistency
- Partners in Management
- Children in the Congregation
- An Honest Confession
- Evangelizing Children
- The Rod and Correction
- Parents' Topical Reference
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