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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
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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