Nine Helpful Hints

Here are nine habits I recommend as you raise your children for the Lord Jesus:
1. Sing hymns and choruses with your children with your Bible reading and prayer time.
2. Let your family see the affection that your husband and you have for each other. This provides security and a gentle pattern for their lives.
3. Take time to listen well and give frequent hugs.
4. Everyone, including the two-year-olds, should learn verses daily, until they can say entire chapters.
5. Waken an hour before the children, to pray, to read your Bible, and to write a tentative schedule for the day. This will give a godly perspective for your day.
7. Ask the Lord daily the same question that Samson’s father asked, “How shall we order the child, and how shall we do unto him?” (Judg. 13:1212And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass. How shall we order the child, and how shall we do unto him? (Judges 13:12)).
8. Ask the Lord to strengthen you, and give you patience. We cannot do it alone.
9. When correcting your children because of disobedience, use the rod as instructed in Proverbs. During the 20 years in which we are training our children under the Lord’s direction, we are a gardener and an artist. Psalm 144:1212That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace: (Psalm 144:12) says, “That our sons may be as plants grown up  ...  our daughters  ...  as corner stones, polished.”
May the Lord bless you as you enter the highest career that He has for a woman. May He help you as you make your home a love nest for your husband and your children.