What is the guide for parents to parenting children and what is the father role and mother’s role in a holy family?
When seeking a guide for parenting, there are a few passages that you can take a look at.
Philippians 2:5-11 This passage teaches that we are to love one another and be servants to one another. A parent serves his/her children by teaching them to love God.
Deut. 6 4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.
The emphasis here is that parents teach their children about God and to love Him. This is the most important thing a parent can do for his/her child.
The key to loving God is understanding that loving Him means keeping His commandments: John 14 15“If you love Me, keep My commandments. The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.
If you teach your children this, you are doing well.
Another verse to consider is found in Ephesians 6: 4And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.) 1982.
By Michael Molloy