Every parent wants their children to be well equipped to face the challenges that exist in the world, amen? This starts with a safe home, loving parents, and peaceful parenting techniques that all create an atmosphere where kids can grow up and develop emotional stability and confidence.
Peaceful parenting comes so much easier when we invite God’s presence into the home.
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The scripture says in Ephesians
4“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
This means that, as parents, we want to raise our children in an atmosphere of peace. We don’t want to create overbearing rules or overwhelming expectations for the tiny humans we raise. That is bound to frustrate and leave kids feeling like they can never be good enough.
We want our homes to be a haven of peace where constant love and harmony abide. Whether in a nuclear or single-parent family, the bible provides several ways to parent peacefully. Let’s take a look!
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. -1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV
8Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. -Proverbs 1:8-9 NIV
13As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. -Psalm 103:13 NIV
13All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. -Isaiah 54:13 NIV
12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. -Matthew 7:12 NIV
12Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. -Colossians 3:12 NIV
6These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. -Deuteronomy 6:6 -7 NIV
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. -Matthew 6:14-15 NIV
Peaceful parenting, letting God’s Word guide us, creates an atmosphere of tranquility, love, and acceptance in the home. Children can comfortably express themselves because we’re willing to listen. They develop into whole individuals who can thrive in the world – which is what we want!
“For our home to be a refuge, it needs to be a place where love, compassion, and patience prevail.” Allan Lokos
If you look back at your time as a parent and wonder if you’ve been falling short in keeping your home as peaceful as possible, don’t beat yourself up. We are always learning and growing as parents, right alongside our precious kids.
God’s grace is always there for us. He always offers us a fresh start, and new mercies and guidance can be found in His word. Embrace the lessons and go love your kids.
Peaceful parenting should be practiced in every home. This would positively contribute to the wholesome growth and development of children. To assist you on this critical journey, we’ve created a 21-day journal and prayer prompts to guide you on your journey of peaceful parenting.
Grace and peace,
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