New moms and dads always have the same reaction: "I had no idea it would be this hard!" But you can make it a little easier-and a lot more rewarding-simply by following these ten commandments. If you're feeling overwhelmed by it all, if you kids are headed in the wrong direction, or you just need a refresher of what matters most, this could be the turning point you've been praying for. And if you're a brand new parent, you'll thank God for an opportunity to build your child's character on solid ground.
New moms and dads always have the same reaction: 'I had no idea it would be this hard!' But you can make it a little easier,and a lot more rewarding,simply by following The 10 Commandments of Parenting. In words that are clear, simple, and sometimes humorous, Ed Young draws from decades of counseling and raising his own children to help you created a biblical foundation for life's greatest challenge and most important calling.The 10 Commandments of Parenting includes:
1. Thou Shalt Build a Functional Family
2. Thou Shalt Love Thy Children
3. Thou Shalt Model Godliness
4. Thou Shalt Teach Thy Children
5. Thou Shalt Spend Time With Thy Children
6. Thou Shalt Discipline Thy Children
7. Thou Shalt Encourage Thy Children
8. Thou Shalt Provide Stability and Security for Thy Children
9. Thou Shalt Have the Sex Talk With Thy Children
10. Thou Shalt Not Be a Passive Parent
ED YOUNG has been the pastor of 32,000-member Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, since 1978 and is also a trustee of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Houston Baptist University. A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ed is the author of many books including The Ten Commandments of Marriage and The Ten Commandments of Parenting, and ministers through the international television and radio broadcasts of Winning Walk. He and his wife, Jo Beth, have three adult sons and seven grandchildren and reside in Houston.