Why faithfulness-not perfection-must be the goal in raising our children.
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According to Leslie Leyland Fields in “The Myth of the Perfect Parent,” Bible-believing parents have imbibed the philosophy of John B. Watson, an early 20th-century psychologist who boasted he could train any child. Christians often follow the same kind of behaviorism, giving it a Christian veneer with selected Bible verses. And yet many children in evangelical homes are not “turning out” the way we hope or expect. Our expectations of parenting are clearly off-kilter and need to be rethought.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ezekiel 2:3-5; 3:8-15; Ephesians 6:1-4; Hebrews 11
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: A faithful life is no guarantee of good parenting.
Teaching point two: Faithfulness does not guarantee success-or even happiness.
Teaching point three: We must faithfully teach our children to both love and obey God.
Teaching point four: Raising children requires faithful obedience from children and parents.
Apply Your Findings
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The Myth of the Perfect Parent, by Leslie Leyland Fields (2010, 6 printed pages)
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