Friday, June 14, 2013

Manual for raising kids = the Scriptures

I had an aha moment the other day when I was thinking about all the  'parenting' books that people write and how people wish that there was a manual that came when kids were born.  Well, God put one in place a long time ago, the scriptures.

The Scriptures: Internet Edition

 I looked in the Topical Guide at the back of my KJV Bible, under the following headings:
 Family-love within            
 Family-responsibilities toward children
Home                                     House                                      
Marriage -Fatherhoood    
 Marriage -Motherhood      
Self-mastery (temperance)

Here's just a bit of what I learned!!!
*Alma 37:33  Preach unto them repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ; teach them to humble  
   themselves and to be meek and lowly in heart; teach them to withstand every temptation of the
   devil, with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ.
*Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath
*Joshua 24:15  As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
*Alma 39:12,16  Prepare the minds of your children to hear the word(gospel)... that salvation might
   come to them. Command them to do good.
*Proverbs 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from
*1 Nephi 8:37 He did exhort(urge by strong argument, advice or appeal) them with all the feeling of a
   tender parent, that they would hearken (listen attentively) to his words, then he proceeded to teach
*1 Timothy 5:8 If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath
   denied the faith and is worse than an infidel (non believer of Christ)
*Proverbs 23:13  Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou beatest (shape by repeated firm
   action) him with the rod (correction) he will not die.
*Proverbs 3:12  Whom the Lord loveth, he correcteth.
*D&C 58: 26-33  How to teach our kids to be accountable for their choices and consequences. 

Wow... this list could go on forever!
We are so blessed to have the scriptures and modern day prophets. I can't imagine life without the guidance of the Holy Spirit!  

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