Read the Best Christian Parenting book To Know More About Parenting


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The whole process of raising children, providing them with care, love, and protection to ensure their healthy development sure is an art. There are no said rules, nor there could be rules to parenting. Thus parenting is an art.

The bible also does not lay down too many laws, contrary to our belief, on Christian parenting. It basically says Christian parents should teach their kids about God in everyday life, at every opportunity they get. 

There are a lot of Christian Parenting books out there; it helps and guides in a lot of situations, but every situation is different. Each individual is unique, contexts are different, and opportunities are various. So Christian parenting can never be a one-size-fits-all bouquet. 

Here are few curated ones which could be referred to as yardsticks

  1. Successful Christian Parenting by John MacArthur
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This book presents the time-proven principles of biblical parenting. It does not delve on child psychology or formulaic approaches but guides parents to make sense of their duties before God and bring up their children in the ways of God. The book is excellent as a starting point to what God thinks of parenting but may lack in the sense of practicality.

  1. The Five Love Languages by Gray Chapman and Ross Campbell

Communication forms the key to every activity. If your child feels like a stranger in the house, you would have to change your language. Each child is triggered by different fear and motivations. This book is an interesting read to get to speak your child’s language and be able to love and be loved in return truly.

  1. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

This teaches you to speak to the heart of your child. It all comes from the heart, and the mouth is just an instrument of speech. It contains Bible study, questions about the meaning and application of Scripture texts, and shepherding children’s challenges.

  1. Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

The world is worldly and material stuff is flaunted too, in such a sticky situation to raise a child teaching the kid to be In it and not Of it is a big ask. The book delves into the pertinent issue of how to raise a child in a stuff-obsessed culture.

  1. Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman

Routine laundry, dishes, diaper change, and cooking, how would Gods’ plan be relevant to this. God has designed motherhood as part of a greater plan of nurturing others. The book reveals God’s life-giving promises to empower every woman.

Conclusion 

The experience of parenting is difficult and challenging. To discipline, to instruct, to help choose is an arduous and continuous process, but it all could be the most satisfying and fulfilling when you see your children rejoice in God’s way of life. 

Quoting Psalms 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.

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