By Rolf Garborg
Think of your own relationship with your Heavenly Father. He has shown you a perfect model for parenting, and that model has two sides—receiving and giving. Everything we have we have received from God and everything we have received from Him is intended to be passed on to those we meet, especially our own families. So, what Christian parenting advice has God modeled for us?
It’s a love that isn’t based on our behavior, but on His nature. We don’t deserve it, but He never withholds it from us.
When Jesus cried out from the cross “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing,” it was the first thing that He said. Before He said “My God, my God, why have you forsaken ME,” He said “Father, forgive them” even while they were committing the worst deed in human history.
A call to come into His presence and learn from Him
We are given the privilege to be yoked with Him, and to communicate with Him. He loves us, He forgives us, and now He says, “My door is open, come in and let’s talk.”
To Rely on the Holy Spirit
God has blessed us with His Comforter, His Holy Spirit, to be our constant companion. He is the One who enables us to walk in righteousness and gives us the boldness to speak the truth in love.
The Just Between Us (JBU) website is packed with Christian parenting advice on the many phases and stages of parenting and family life including:
- Parenting Skills & Parenting Struggles
- Single Parenting
- Empty-Nester Parenting and Parenting Adult Children
- Raising Boys Resources
- Building Mother/Daughter Relationships
- Perspectives on the Christian Family
- Letting Go of Regret
- Praying for Prodigals
- When Kids Stray from their Faith
- Social Media and Teens
- Parents Handling an Unplanned Pregnancy
- Planning a Family Mission Trip
- Family Time and Meals Together
- Ministering to Moms