Raising Godly children
These are marriage vitamins for raising godly children. Vitamins are chemical substances which are found in very small quantities in certain foods and fruits. Lack of certain vitamins can cause weaknesses and diseases in people and animals. Vitamins are named by a letter of the alphabet A, B, C, D, E, G, H, K or P. i.e. Oranges contain vitamin C.1
Modern day medicine had been able to package vitamins in tablets or capsules as food supplements. One tablet of vitamins a day can provide the vitamins needed for the day. Taking the required vitamin dosage per day increases energy and metabolism, promotes better digestion, improves ability to concentrate, eliminate toxins in the body, promotes better blood circulation, boosts the immune system etc.
There are special vitamin formulas for men, women, children and the aged. There are also some that both men and women can take.
These marriage vitamins are for parents to adequately take in order for them to be able to raise their children in a Godly way. These vitamins work! A deficiency of some of these vitamins in raising a Godly child brings a lot of headache, pain and hurts for parents over the child. Prevention is always better than cure.
1 Longman Dictionary of English
1. Train up your child
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6).
*Training your children is a responsibility no one should do for you.
*Your children are your tomorrow.
*Invest time, money and energy to train them up in the fear of God.
*Train them up with godly instructions and parental examples.
2. Do not spare the rod
“He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” (Prov. 13:24)
*Spare the rod, spoil the child.
*True love for children includes discipline.
3. Study about Children
*Knowledge is power.
*What you do not know can be learnt.
*There is a way children should be related with and treated.
4. Be united in disciplining your Children
*Join hands to discipline your children.
*Don’t object to your spouse’s disciplining of a child in that child’s presence.
*Let your child know that you are also in support of the discipline he/she just received.
5. Don’t let Children divide Daddy and Mummy
*Children like to divide and rule their parents.
*Don’t fall to a child’s manipulations.
6. Use the word of God to correct
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (2 Tim. 3:16)
*Do not limit corrections to cane.
*The word of God is also a rod of correction.
7. Allow children to make mistakes
*Do not beat your child for every offense.
*No one (including parents) is perfect.
*Sometimes, you need to overlook their exuberances, else, you start abusing them.
8. Balance play and study for your children
*Children need supervision.
* If children are left alone, they will only play.
*Help them to know when to play and when to study.
9. Treat your child as a person
*Give him/her some responsibilities.
*Sometimes, ask for their opinions on decisions affecting them or the whole family.
*Children are also stakeholders in the family!
10. Regulate their exposure to the media
*The modern day media is more satanic than godly.
*The internet, without restrictions can be a bottomless pit for a child.
*Stop your children from feeding on garbage.
11. Answer their questions
*Never shout down your child when he/she asks a question.
*If you don’t know the answer, be honest and say so with a promise to find out.
*If you don’t answer your child’s questions, strangers and friends will confuse them.
12. Ask them questions
*Asking questions helps to bring out what is on your child’s mind.
*Start a discussion or a new topic by asking them some questions.