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CHILD TRAINING OBSTACLES. EPH 6:4. Child Training Obstacles. Psalm 127 V.1-2 the will of the Lord prevails V.3-5 children are a blessing from God Children a burden is unbiblical Selfish attitude Insanity is hereditary; I inherited it from my kids. Child Training Obstacles.

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Child training obstacles1
Child Training Obstacles

  • Psalm 127

  • V.1-2 the will of the Lord prevails

  • V.3-5children are a blessing from God

  • Children a burden is unbiblical

  • Selfish attitude

  • Insanity is hereditary; I inherited it from my kids

Child training obstacles2
Child Training Obstacles

Being defensive of our parenting

  • “Don’t tell me how to raise my kid!”

  • 2 Tim 4:1-5– preach the word in season & out

  • Titus 2:4 Christian mothers are to teach younger mothers

  • Prov. 13:1 Christians receive instruction humbly

  • Acts 2:41; 28:23-28

  • 2 Cor. 10:3-5 spiritual weapon of God’s word is to break down defensive attitude in opposition to God

Misunderstanding of goals methods
Misunderstanding of goals/methods

  • If you don’t know what the job of a parent is, you won’t be a good one

  • Eph 6:4– there is a proper way to train children: what God has said

  • Titus 2:4– “love your children” not the instinctive love for a child (STORGE), but showing love in the way one is raised by raising them correctly

  • Heb 12 – sorrowful experiences/sufferings will teach children characterand provide them with greater long-term happinessRm 5:3-4

  • Not “do” you love your children, but “how” you love your children

Misunderstanding of human nature
Misunderstanding of human nature

  • Do not think that children do not learn while they are in their first few years of life

  • Learning Romanian

  • Learning religion: “I don’t want to impose”

  • By not teaching them, we are teaching them

  • What are we teaching them at every point in the child’s life?

  • Remember our imperfections

  • Be diligent to model morality, kindness at home

  • Apologize when you do wrong

Trust in worldly philosophies
Trust in worldly philosophies

  • People trust in the way their parents raised children, their friends, book, etc. – not the bible

  • The world can put “unreasonable” expectations on the way children are supposed to be raised

  • Col 2:8 – do not trust in worldly philosophies, but in Jesus

  • Col. 2:9-10, 3 – by trusting in Dr. Spock, etc. we’re saying Jesus is not complete

  • use wisdom to apply biblical principles

  • 2 Pt 1:3 all things pertaining to life & godliness

Parental baggage
Parental baggage

  • Baggage – how we were brought up, spouse brought up, etc.

  • Reject parents’ strictness

  • Reject parents’ over-permissiveness

  • One ought to look at it objectively

  • All parents did some right and wrong

  • 2 Peter 1:8-9– there can be a short‐sightedness or far‐sighted

  • Heb 5:11– because of their baggage, it made it hard for them to understand

We all have baggage
We All Have Baggage

  • Matt. 11:28-30

  • Jesus calls us to let go of it and take up His light burden

  • Provides easy yoke to help

  • Jesus provides rest

  • Trust God!

  • Don’t trust men’s doctrines

  • Humbly submit to God’s way Acts 2:38