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Christian Sayings to Strengthen Parents

Next to the Word of God, the next best place to get encouragement is through Christian sayings.

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.


  • newHave you been propping up that foolish soul of yours with the idea that your circumstances are too much for God to handle? Set all your opinions and speculations aside and "abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1). Deliberately tell God that you will not fret about whatever concerns you. All our fretting and worrying is caused by planning without God. ~ Oswald Chambers
  • newThere is no moment when his eye is off me, or his attention is distracted from me, no moment, therefore, when his care falters. I never go unnoticed. Every moment of life is spent in the sight and company of an omniscient, omnipresent Creator. ~ J. I. Packer
  • newI remember my mother's prayers -- and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn't felt the Lord knew what He was doing when He gave little children to young people? ~ Joe E. Wells

  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Chuck Swindoll, The Strong Family

  • Let us preach you, Dear Jesus, without preaching....not by words but by our example. ~ Mother Teresa

    What is True Christianity?

    Christian Sayings
    The beauty of the Lord shines from all the earth.
    {Photo by Aizwa Ikcha}

    True Christianity centers around Jesus Christ.
    Who exactly is Jesus?

    God, in flesh. Fully man, fully God.

    How can this be?

    Consider the Greatest Miracle of all -
    and how it impacts you.

  • Children's talking, thinking and reasoning are, by definition, immature. They are often inconsistent. Their thinking can be arbitrary, simple and naïve. These qualities of children and youth are not in themselves wrong -- they are the result of the fact that human beings do not spring from the womb fully formed in body or mind. Even Jesus had to grow in wisdom and stature. ~ Robin Boisvert

  • You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come. ~ Charles Spurgeon

  • There are few principles of human nature stronger than that of imitation. ~ Lord Palmerston

  • The family fireside is the best of schools. ~ Arnold Galsow

  • Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. ~ Charles Dickens, father of 10 children

  • As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible. ~ Ruth Bell Graham

  • What is a home without a Bible? 'Tis a home where daily bread for the body is provided, but the soul is never fed. ~ Charles Meigs

  • Many a man has kept straight because his mother bent her knees. ~ Glen Wheeler


Christian Sayings By J.C. Ryle

The following Christian sayings and quotations are taken from J. C. Ryle's book, The Duties of Parents.

This little pamphlet-sized book (it's only 38 pages) is jam-packed with valuable wisdom for parents.

You can purchase a copy of this book at The Essential Infant Book Emporium, an Amazon.com affiliate bookstore.

At $3.25 it's one of the best parenting investments you can make.


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.


Already a Christian?

Add knowledge to your faith. God loves learners. He invites discussions! He created us with a mind and is pleased when we use it. Visit Apologetics.com (Challenging Believers to Think and Thinkers to Believe) to educate yourself on...

  • the deeper waters of our faith
  • the history of our faith
  • how our culture effects our faith
  • how our faith should effect our culture
What does this have to do with infants? Infants grow into toddlers, and eventually teenagers. Solid teaching in these early years will make staying on the right path in the later ones more likely.

I like to download their podcasts (it's free) on my ipod and listen while I'm folding laundry or cooking supper. Find time to learn.

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?


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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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