Dads: Do You Want A Simple Outline On Raising Your Kids?


Ephesians 6:4 lays out four basic principles:

1. “Fathers, do not PROVOKE your children to anger.”

Literally: “Dont exasperate them

“Don’t overcorrect them”

“Don’t be harsh with them.”

How easy it is when we return home from work to bark at the kids… Let ’em know who is boss!

2. “Fathers… BRING THEM UP… ”

Literally: “Cherish them

“Treat them with tenderness”

“Esteem and appreciate them”

When was the last time you took your kids off “trial,” gently embracing one of them and saying, “You are precious to meI love you… ” .

3. “Fathers… bring them up in the DISCIPLINE… of the Lord.”

Literally: “Training” — Visualize the training necessary in turning a floppy puppy into a prize-winning show dog.

“Correcting” — Visualize the painful resetting of a poorly healed broken arm: Excruciating initially, but promising long range usability.

4. “Fathers… bring them up in the……

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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