What the Bible Says About Parenting: Proverbs for Parents

We make a lot of sacrifices to ensure our children’s prosperity; but do we make the sacrifices necessary to ensure their character?

This week on the Rooted Parent Podcast, Cameron and Anna dive into the book of Proverbs. Noting that wisdom literature offers principles, not promises, they demonstrate that the foundational principle that guides the entire book is found in Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” This is good news for parents because our hope is not in ourselves, but in the Lord. Our hosts examine the general themes of discipline, authority, modeling, correction, and character. Loving and delighting in our children means that we will discipline them- not necessarily sparing them from “pain” or confrontation.

Other resources:

Fear Factor in Parenting: Taking Refuge in the Fear of the Lord

Fear Factor in Parenting: Fear of the Teenage Years with Paul David Tripp

Don’t Be Afraid of the Teen Years with Paul David Tripp