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Parenting in Peace

Parenting in peace comes so much easier when we invite God’s presence into the home.

Every parent wants their children to be well equipped to face the challenges that exist in the world, amen? This starts with a safe home, loving parents, mindful parenting techniques that all come together to create a harmonious atmosphere that kids can grow up in and develop emotional stability and confidence. Let’s take a closer look at Parenting in Peace.

This means as parents, we want to raise our children in an atmosphere of peace. We don’t want to create overbearing rules or overwhelming expectations for the tiny humans we’re raising. All of that is bound to frustrate and leave kids feeling like they can never be good enough.

What Does Parenting in Peace Mean?

The scripture says in Ephesians 6:4 that “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

How to Parent in Peace

We want our homes to be a haven of peace where constant love and harmony abide. Whether in a nuclear or single parent family, the bible provides several ways in which we can parent peacefully. Let’s take a look!

Parent by showing love to our Children

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. –1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

Parent by establishing healthy parent-child relationships/bonds

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck. –Proverbs 1:8-9 NIV

Parent in Peace by showing compassion

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. –Psalm 103:13 NIV

Parent by creating a peaceful environment for your children

All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. –Isaiah 54:13 NIV

Parent by showing respect – respect begets respect

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. –Matthew 7:12 NIV

Parent by showing patience, especially during stressful situations.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. –Colossians 3:12 NIV

Parent in peace by setting good examples – Your children are influenced by your words and action.

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. –Deuteronomy 6:6 -7 NIV

Parent by praying over your children

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:6-7 NIV

Parent in Peace by showing Forgiveness – What if God should refuse to forgive you?

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. –Matthew 6:14-15 NIV

Benefits of Peaceful Parenting

Peaceful parenting, letting God’s Word guide us, creates an atmosphere of tranquility, love and acceptance in the home. Children can comfortably express themselves because we’re willing to listen. They develop into whole individuals who can thrive out there in the world – which is what we want!

Conclusion: Parenting in Peace

I pray you will be able to use these scriptures as a guide to peaceful parenting in your home. God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light for our path. Praying and then allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you on this parenting journey will be the best things you can do as a start to peaceful parenting. It is not always easy, but with God all things are possible!

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