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Practical Parenting from Proverbs

Parenting isn’t simple but it is satisfying when you know you did what you could in loving, caring and training your child and the best way to do that is to follow the best parenting instruction book on the planet - Proverbs.

Parenting is for life.  We don’t arrive when it comes to parenting but we do grow in wisdom. The best way for a child to learn, is when they are learning from a teacher who is learning too.

“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance…” — Proverbs 1:5 Boundaries in Parenting

We love our kids, but sometimes we have to say no to create a lifestyle that gives us the mental and physical energy to parent with consistency.

The Lord tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.   Proverbs 15:25 

Parenting comes with lots of curve balls. I don’t know of anyone who’s plans they had before kids panned out the way they thought.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.    Proverbs 3:5-6 

Parenting is motivated by a powerful love - when we are that invested we will also experience pain. We will hurt when they hurt,  so what do we do with that pain?

The wise prevail through great power,     and those who have knowledge muster their strength. Proverbs 24:5 

- pastor todd