There are probably thousands of “how to” books that have been written about parenting. Many suggest that if parents do this or that, their families will grow stronger and their children will “turn out” better.
But while such promises are appealing and some of the advice helpful, there is no such thing as a perfect formula for parenting children. Rather, there is a perfectly gracious God who says “I will be with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). Christian parenting is not about having it all together or following a predetermined pattern. It involves living daily in dependence on God’s grace and love in Christ.
And as we do, we teach our children the most important lesson of all: that God is for and with them in Jesus, no matter what!