I just read this great post at the Strategic Dad blog:
“I just listened to one of my favorite sermons by Tommy Nelson, pastor of Denton Bible Church. My friend Chris Hill gave it to me a long time ago and I try and listen to it once a year to evaluate where we are as a family. The sermon gives 8 essentials for raising your children. I wanted to share those with you and some simple notes for each:
House of Peace- don’t expect your child to submit if you do not submit to your Heavenly Father.
Time- listen and laugh.
Truth- read your child Bible stories so they know the truth.
Examples- do you live what you teach.
Esteem- lift up a standard and love them.
Acceptance- they will get it from you or someone else.
Affection- we want to be in the presence of people who love us.
Discipline- we don’t like it because it takes time.
What essentials are missing from your house? What essentials are being given daily? Great questions to consider on your journey.”
HT: Braxton Brady