Cultivate Your Relationship With Your Children

“Provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:44And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
There needs to be a balance in all of life. There is a danger on the one hand of becoming so wrapped up in our families that we neglect the work of the Lord. But there is a danger in getting absorbed in business, in the cares of this life, even in assembly or church life and in the work of the Lord, so that we neglect our children. It is possible to be blessed in the work of the Lord and yet to be a poor parent. So here we have these words, “Provoke not your children to wrath.” The rapport with children should start with parents. I believe it is the responsibility and privilege of every parent to cultivate diligently the relationship of love with their children, to be able to enjoy that special time with them which allows you to bring before them “the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
W. J. Prost adapted