"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Prov. 22:6)
The Third Book in the Family Series
God has designed each family to be a culture—with a language, customs, traditions, and countless unspoken assumptions. The culture of the family intimately shapes the children who grow up in it. It is the duty of the father to ensure that the shaping takes place according to biblical wisdom.
Some fathers establish a rebellious culture for their children and bring upon their children the wrath of God, sometimes for generations. Other fathers fail to establish any distinct culture, and outside cultures rush to fill the void.
Through the Messiah, God promised blessings to His people, "their children, and their children's children forever." The norm for faithful members of the covenant is that their children will follow them in faithfulness. The oddity should be children who fall away. Unless we reestablish faithful Christian culture in countless homes, we will never reestablish it anywhere else.
What People Are Saying:
"Presents helpful insights on biblical child rearing with emphasis on grace and covenantal blessings." -Dennis Rainey, author of Ministering to Twenty-first Century Families
"I've read it before, but that was before I had kids. So helpful, refreshing, and challenging." ~Kristina
"Have read this book once a year for about 10 years now"" -Becky
"this made an impact in the way I parent my children. I will be referencing it for many years to come." -Gary
Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Decluttering Your Marriage, Future Men, and How to Exasperate Your Wife.
PUBLISHER: Canon Press
PAGE COUNT: 174 pages
ISBN 10: 1-885767-25-0
PUB. DATE: May 20, 1997