Introduction

“Being a parent isn’t easy!” said someone who had been there. “It takes the strength of Samson; the wisdom of Solomon; the patience of Job; the insight of Daniel; the courage, determination, and leadership of King David; the faith of Abraham—and most of all, the love of God!”

Parenting has never been easy, but today’s fast-paced, complex, and ever-changing world makes it all the more difficult. Yet the secret to successful childrearing remains the same as it has always been—love! The miracle of God’s love, the love that you have for your children, their love for you, and the love that they will in turn learn to have for others. Love is what will motivate your children to make the right choices and decisions in life. Love will keep them through the ups and downs of growing up. Love is the antidote to the negative influences they will be exposed to throughout their lives. Love will give them purpose and a passion for life.

(Throughout this book, for convenience in writing, the pronoun “he” is always used to refer to the child, although both girls and boys are obviously intended.)

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