Next to the Word of God, the next best place to get encouragement is through Christian sayings.
Christian Sayings to Strengthen Parents
These spiritual sayings can help pull me back to what's really important about caring for my baby.
They also help lay a strong foundation for me to build on as she grows up.
Use these spiritual sayings to help provide good counsel and strong encouragement in your path of parenthood.
Although these Christian sayings and quotations are encouraging, enlightening, and perhaps convicting, they do not supplant the need to immerse ourselves in God's Word itself.
Here are some passages from God's Word to help you get started. Start with Biblical principles and truth, and then add on the wisdom and counsel of others who base that wisdom on that same truth.
Christian Sayings By J.C. RyleThe following Christian sayings and quotations are taken from J. C. Ryle's book, The Duties of Parents.
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About Conversion...I know that you cannot convert your child. I know well that they who are born again are born, not of the will of man but of God.
But I also know that God says expressly, 'Train up a child in the way in which he should go,' and that he never laid a command on man which he would not give man grace to perform.
And I know, too, that our duty is not to stand still and dispute, but to go forward and obey.
It is in this going forward that God will meet us. The path of obedience is the way in which he gives his blessing.
We have only to do as the servants were commanded at the marriage feast in Canaan, to fill the water-pots with water and we may safely leave it to the Lord to turn that water into wine.
About Training...To my eyes, a parent always yielding, and a child always having its own way, are a most painful sight -- painful because I see God's appointed order of things inverted and turned upside down; -- painful because I feel sure the consequence to that child's character in the end will be self-will, pride and self-conceit?
And do not be afraid, above all, that such a plan of training will make your child unhappy. I warn you against this delusion.
Depend on it, there is no surer road to unhappiness than always having your own way.
To have our wills checked and denied is a blessed thing for us; it makes us value enjoyments when they come.
To be indulged perpetually is the way to be made selfish; and selfish people and spoiled children, believe me, are seldom happy.
About Love...Train up your child with all tenderness, affection, and patience. I do not mean that you are to spoil him, but I do mean that you should let him see that you love him.
Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct.
Kindness, gentleness, long-suffering, forbearance, patience, sympathy, a willingness to enter into childish troubles, a readiness to take part in childish joys, -- these are the cords by which a child may be led most easily, -- these are the clues you must follow if you would find the way to his heart.
About Kindness...Children's minds are cast in much the same mold as our own. Sternness and severity of manner chill them and throw them back. It shuts up their hearts, and you will weary yourself to find the door.
But let them only see that you have an affectionate feeling towards them, -- that you are really desirous to make them happy, and do them good let them see this, I say Work hard to keep up a hold on your child's affections.
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The greatest gift we could ever hope to share and the biggest blessing we could ever hope to receive is to have our children walking close to Jesus. If your walk isn't close to Jesus, how can you expect theirs to be?
These Christian sayings are full of Biblical truth and inspiration that you can use to grow and deepen your
understanding of what God is calling you to do as a Christian parent.
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