March 7th, 2014 | By admin
by Aunt Mary
Wouldn’t it be nice to have perfect parents? It would be better if everyone had better parents. There are too many moms and dads in this world who don’t care about their children, don’t love them and don’t provide for them. These children break my heart.
Parenting is not the easiest thing to do in the world. We don’t have a book or a collage class to take. It’s hands on experience. It would be nice to have a book called, Parenting for Dummies, and there may be one, but I’ve not seen it yet. I have seen a lot of parents who are not aware of what a child needs. A lot of kids are left to raise themselves, which is tragic.
Children who are loved and nurtured, taken to church regularly with their parents, listened to at home and taught to make good choices are your highest achievers. They are the most well-rounded adults. These are children who care about others. Their parents have instilled good morals and standards for them.
Proverbs 22:6 tells us to “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” The key word is “train.” We can talk ’till we’re blue in the face, but if we don’t show or train someone they’ll never do what they are supposed to. Even if we take our children to church, but don’t do anything else, we’ve missed the mark. We, as parents, must train our children when they are young.
My home was a good home when I was growing up. My parents were active in the church, attended each and every service. We read the Bible together and prayed together. When my children came along, my husband and I did the same thing. His parents had trained him the same way I was trained. Today our children are grown and they’re doing the same thing with their children.
Many children live in horrible homes. There is abuse, neglect and bad examples. You can do better even in that situation. It’s been done before. You have to go out on a limb and do what God wants you to do. It’s not easy. Adults will try to keep you from doing what you need to do, but it will be gratifying in the end.
My prayer is for those of you who do not live in homes as God intended. I pray you will find a way to do what is right. You have to respect your parents, but God should always come first. I wish every child could live in a loving home.