thatmom

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one anothering your children

As a Christian who is has also been a parent for 31 years and as someone with her own library, I can tell you that I have quite the impressive collection of books on family life and raising children.  Rather than organize them by title, it would probably be most helpful to arrange them by decade of publication, since there have definitely been trends of child raising within Christian circles.  However, one thing that doesn’t seem to be mentioned very often in any of these books is the remarkable absence of teaching on children and family life in the Bible, that is, if you are researching the subject topically.
 
A few years ago my daughter happened to share with me some very simple comments from a friend’s blog regarding the one anothers of Scripture and how they apply to raising children.  This young mom’s basic conclusion was that if her children are believers, then the one anothers apply to her relationship with them, just as they do in relationships with other Christians in her church.

At that moment I had an epiphany. 

If we read the one another verses through the lens of all relationships, it opens up the beauty of what Biblical parenting looks like: “to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself.” 

This week, let’s look at some of those verses, one passage at a time,  and I would ask you to consider how you, personally, can apply them to your children.

Copyright 2007

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