A Christian parent is one who continually and consistently seeks after the glory of God, works for the edification of others, and loves everyone.
All these things are essential to raising your child in a way that will help him or her grow up to be a person who is truly happy and satisfied.
The good news is that these things can be learned, practiced, and perfected without even thinking about them!
Even if you don’t know how to do any of those things yourself (which, frankly, doesn’t seem likely), all it takes is a little time to learn those skills, and then apply them in your own life. So let’s talk about what you need to do.
Why Christian Values are Important
What are some of the main benefits of Christian values?
Many people have asked me this question, or at least answered it as if they had been asked. I will answer the questions in hopes that others might find this helpful.
For a lot of people, the answer is simply “I don’t know”. If you’re like me, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t difficult to answer the question — and it may be useful for you to do so. Here are some brief notes on each question:
1) How does Christianity relate to non-Christian religions? It does not promote violence, nor does it condone sexual immorality. It condemns only one specific kind of immorality, namely murder and adultery.
2) How does Christianity relate to other religions? It doesn’t claim that these ones are better than others; rather, Christians should judge according to the Word of God (the Bible) and not by some so-called “higher authority” (i.e., what someone else says).
3) How does Christianity relate to political systems such as liberalism and conservatism? The world has changed drastically over the past 300 years because of the development of those systems. They are no longer relevant for most people today; consequently, Christianity is more relevant today than ever before in history! For example, homosexuality is still an immoral act in many countries around the world today because of religious beliefs; likewise with abortion rights lawsuits — which Christians should support while opposing them on moral grounds. No liberal or conservative system is perfect; but neither can we make a major change without knowing what Christianity teaches about these issues! (A quick note on abortion: Last year I wrote an article called “Why Abortion Is Morally Wrong” which was eventually published by LifeWay Christian Books.)
4) What role should religion play in public life? Especially when there are problems with global warming and other areas that require solutions from all sectors — not just one sector! If a particular system cannot solve global warming, then no system will be able to solve it! Therefore as Christians we need to pray for our leaders and everyone involved in government; we must continue praying for every leader from now on until we get what we want from them! (Note: If you want more information about how
Raising Kids in a Secular World
I would like to share three ways parents can raise their children in a secular world:
1. Raise your children to be free and independent. In an age of surveillance and control, it is crucial that your children learn to stand up for themselves and be able to choose what they want. This is a very difficult task, but one that I believe we can make happen with the right approach.
2. Give your kids a lot of freedom in their lives—but also keep them safe. In today’s society, we are highly dependent on technology for our survival—whether it’s our phones or cars or even food! We need to teach our children how to protect themselves against cyber-threats, but also how not to get so dependent on technology that they allow it overrule their beliefs and values.
3. Teach them how to love each other—and even ourselves—in a Godly way. Whether you are religious or not, every child needs a little more love from their parents than they receive at home in this busy world out there!
How to Teach Christian Values
In the popular sense, a Christian is someone who believes in God.
I believe that there are many ways to be a Christian. I think the way I talk about it is important, because we can’t isolate the word from how we live it.
One thing I do know is that no matter what kind of Christian you are, there are some things you should never do.
For example: I would never teach my children to lie or steal or abuse animals – any of these things would violate my faith in God and His love for me and my family.
I would never tell them that smoking pot was okay – because it isn’t. And neither should you, whether you are a parent or not.
And neither should you.
Those things shouldn’t just be in Scriptures – they shouldn’t just come from God’s Word – they should come from your heart and your conscience as well.
The way you talk about your faith is as important as the words you use to teach it to other people (whether those words are inside or outside of Scripture). So in this post I want to share some examples of how parents have taught their kids about the meaning of Christian values using both books and movies (as well as video games). It’s very easy to find quotes on “Christian values” which aren’t actually Christian values at all, but then again they might be useful ways of teaching our children certain things without being explicitly Christian (or not even being explicitly religious). This post is intended for parents who wish their kids could learn these values without having them interpreted by the church, school or government (or maybe even other people). It is also intended for kids who don’t need an explicit instruction manual when they’re learning their morals; it’s probably fine if they just play by themselves knowing that some good ideas will stick around anyway (and some bad ones will sink into their subconscious?). In this post I’ll share a few examples from books and movies which show how children can learn about Christian values without having it defined by an authority figure like me; I’m hoping these examples will inspire more parents to give this a try themselves! And if there’s anything else you think we missed out please let us know!
Here are a few examples:
1) When Jesus was walking through Jerusalem he noticed two blind men sitting on the ground crying loudly: “Jesus, Son of David!” Jesus said quietly, “Don’t worry…I’ve got my own store
Acknowledging Accomplishments with Rewards and Praise
We often say that one of the best things about being a parent is the feeling of accomplishment as your children grow and mature. But, this feeling also comes with a price — which is that parents tend to forget about their achievements when they are young.
Every parent wants their children to be happy in all aspects of life, but there are some areas where happiness is much more difficult to achieve than it was in the past.
In the modern world, success has become a way of life and therefore most people value it highly. Parents used to be able to count on their children’s happiness in these areas:
• They had a stable environment with loving caretakers (and they were also consistently rewarded for their efforts)
• They were provided with food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs (compared to what they used to get)
• They were allowed to do whatever they wanted without being criticized or punished (compared to what they used to get)
The idea that success is the goal for anyone has changed; it is not enough for us anymore for our children or ourselves. Nowadays, we want our kids to enjoy having good jobs, travel abroad and even pursue higher education. But how can we help them have these goals? How can we help them become successful? How can we motivate them? What should we teach them about motivation? And how do we raise successful children?
After all, there are no simple answers; no formulaic ways of helping a child reach his/her goal. However, I have found a few things that have worked pretty well over time:
• Create change in your child’s environment
• Be consistent in behavior if you want results (but don’t expect miracles)
• Give your child rewards that he/she wants and don’t expect too much from him/her (but you want him/her too!)
Regardless of how you approach raising child(ren), it is important that you keep these simple tips in mind as you do so: • Create change in your child’s environment while remaining consistent yourself. If you want him/her succeed in anything he/she will need regular feedback on what has worked and what hasn’t. For example: “I love this board game,” one father told his son after winning an award at school (“I won an award! You got me excited”). This
Conclusion – The Importance of Christian Values in the Modern Society
“We are not only our own children, but also the children of God. None of us is an island, and none of us is alone.” –C. S. Lewis in “The Chronicles of Narnia”
Christian parenting is a tussle between the interests and values of the family as well as that of their child(ren). A Christian parent might be on the one hand interested in strengthening the family bond, while at the same time wanting to set themselves apart from those who do not view them as representatives of God.
In today’s world, that means being able to find a way for each member of a family to develop their own identity and self-respect. They do this by showing respect for one another and for God – showing themselves worthy enough to be part of a holy community, even if they are not ‘perfect’. As such, it can be challenging for parents who place great value on Christian values to balance their interest in their own families with those which stem from faith in Christ.
But parents do have a duty: to teach their children about what it means to follow Jesus and make sure that they are living out His example so that they will grow up into good people who will be able to lead others into following Him as well. It may be hard work at times – but its worth it when we see our children grow into strong Christians who live life according to His teachings and model a way for others to follow Him too (and we can all do so together!).