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What Does The Bible Say About Raising A Child?

There is no better source for good parenting and child training than the bible. There just isn’t. Answer this question: What does the bible say about raising a child? and you don’t have to wonder if you’re doing it right, because God’s word is true. But how are you supposed to find that answer buried in a bunch of thees and thous? Well, I’m going to help you, because the fact that you are so committed to raising godly kids, and biblical parenting, makes me do a happy dance!

what does the bible say about how to raise a child

What Does The Bible Say About Raising A Child?

Well.. a lot. The trouble is, with so many parables, stories, thees, and thous… knowing how in the world to understand, let alone apply what you’re reading in scripture to your daily parenting, is mystifying.

But here’s the truth. You gotta figure it out. You have to take on the challenge of figuring out great Christian parenting because the risks of leaving your child’s future up to chance are just too scary to consider.

As a new mom 12 years ago, I was obsessed with studying the Bible as it related to biblical parenting, and reading Christian parenting books like the ones in my post, 5 Best Practical Parenting Books. I loved to read those books and consumed them one after another. They weren’t particularly fun, or captivating, or filled with nail-biting cliffhangers. But… they were empowering!

Christian Parenting Books Are Empowering

And as I read them, I became more and more empowered to train up my children in a way that I knew would produce great results. How did I know? Because God said so! And remember, His word is always true and never returns void.

I’m grateful for those books, and even more so for the people who wrote them. They gave me what I needed to understand what the bible says about how to raise a child.

Those people passed on their biblical wisdom to me, so, all these years and 4 great kids later, I can now pass it on to you.

You don’t have to be overwhelmed by the scriptures and rack your brain trying to decipher what they mean. Thinking you need to spend hours trying to understand the Bible is counterproductive.

Instead of doing something, you’ll become overwhelmed with the thought alone, and do nothing!

Applying Biblical Parenting Is Precept Upon Precept

Understanding comes in small bite-size pieces. Reading a verse > understanding the character of God within that verse > applying it to your parenting. Once you understand His character, it’s much easier to understand how it relates to your parenting and how to apply it.

Just like the people who wrote those books came alongside me years ago, I’m here to come alongside you. Being here, right now, reading these words, means that you understand the call upon your life to your kids.

You don’t believe all the lies the negative parenting culture tells you about your kids being destined to disobey, fight and rebel. No… you’re not having it.

Ephesians 6:4 sums it up in a nice little package: “do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”

Parents can miss the mark, but that doesn’t get to define us.

We should do all we can to figure it out, but we don’t have to do it alone. Don’t get overwhelmed, choose to get empowered.

Learn how to understand the scriptures for the sake of your kids. Don’t close your eyes, point to a new-age parenting philosophy, cross your fingers and hope they turn out alright.

Knowing what the Bible says about raising a child doesn’t take hours of study, it’s not difficult and you don’t have to do it alone.


Hi there! I'm Mama Duck,

I'm a stay-at-home/work-at-home, homeschooling Mama of 4 beautiful kiddos, wife to my loving husband, Parenting Coach, Speaker, and Writer. I adore the sound of my children's giggles, that first sip of hot coffee, and a snuggly blanket fresh out of the dryer. Here on Faithful Parenting, my heart is to equip mamas with the skills, knowledge, and biblical wisdom to raise fantastic kids and build a tethered family!