Parenting is HARD WORK. PERIOD! Christian parenting is even harder. But God’s Word offers unshakable hope and help for every parent who is trusting in Christ and His good and loving provision.
This short article, “10 Promises for Parents” by Pastor Kevin DeYoung (the father of nine children), continues to be a great read even six years after he wrote it—refreshingly honest, practical, convicting, and encouraging.
My kids need Bible promises, but on most days I need them even more. I’m prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I want them to love.
So here are ten promises from the Bible that every Christian parent should remember, especially the Christian parent writing this blog.
Here are promises 2-10. Be sure to read his additional comments for each promise here.
Looking for other resources to encourage and equip parents? Consider our booklet Dedicated to the Lord: Five Parental Promises for the Faithful Discipleship of Children by David Michael. Here is an overview of the booklet:
When we receive a child from God, it is right that we recognize that child as dedicated to God for His glory. This little booklet provides a working definition of what it means for a child to be dedicated to God. It unpacks the significance, meaning, and implication of five promises that represent the biblical calling and responsibility that rests on all Christian parents who have been entrusted with children to raise for the glory of their Creator.