Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What's Important in Parenting

A Young Girl Reading

“A true Christian must not be a slave to what’s currently ‘in-fashion,’ if he wants to train his child for heaven. He must not be content to teach them and instruct them in certain ways, merely because it is customary, or to allow them to read books of a questionable sort, merely because everybody else reads them, or to let them form bad habits, merely because they are the habits of the day. He must train with an eye to his children’s souls.

He must not be ashamed to hear his training called odd and strange. What if it is? The time is short—the customs of this world are passing away. He that has trained his children for heaven, rather than for the earth—for God, rather than for man—he is the parent that will be called wise in the end.”

-J.C. Ryle, The Duties of Parents: Raising Children with Christ

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Laura Lane said...

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Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Blessed Homemaking said...

Thank you, Laura!

Katy said...

I love J.C. Ryle! He was such a Godly man that we can learn much from! :)

Blessed Homemaking said...

Me too! He wrote so many helpful books.