Recipe for Child Rearing

Parenting is tough. I remember when we brought our first child home, I felt lost as to what to do. Following scriptural wisdom in the form of this recipe may not guarantee complete success, but it will definitely set you down the road to happier children and a happier life.

  • 1 cup of Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
  • 2 tablespoons of Proverbs 19:13: “A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.”
  • 1 dash of Proverbs 23:13: “Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.”
  • 1 teaspoon of Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;”
  • 1/2 cup of Titus 2:3-5: “… the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”
  • 1 pinch of Ephesians 6:4: “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”

Mix all the ingredients, add a pound of persistence, one cup of love, and whip until the right consistency. This recipe is backed by the Creator of mankind.

Kyle Campbell