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.
comes so much easier when we invite God’s presence into the home.
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What is Peaceful Parenting?
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.
How to Parent in Peace
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!
Parent by showing love to
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
Parent by establishing
healthy parent-child relationships/bonds
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
Parent by showing compassion
13As a father has compassion on
his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. -Psalm 103:13 NIV
Parent by creating a
peaceful environment for your children
13All your children will be
taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. -Isaiah 54:13 NIV
Parent by showing respect – respect begets respect
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
Parent by showing patience, especially during stressful situations
12Therefore, as God’s chosen
people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience. -Colossians 3:12 NIV
Parent by setting good examples – Your children are influenced by your
words and action
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
Parent by praying over your
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
by showing Forgiveness - What if God should refuse to forgive you?
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
Benefits of Peaceful Parenting
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
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,