It is definitely not easy to be a Christian parent. However, by being a Christian parent and raising a Christian family, you are giving the world wise and stable children.
It is a challenge to raise children in a Christian manner, especially in a world that is constantly mocking and attacking the lifestyle of a Christian person. Due to this, children often wander away from the Christian faith. Your job as a parent is to bring them up in a Godly way and to be an example of what is to be a Christian.
Your parenting has to be based on the Bible. You have to try and live your life by the Book. In order to do this, you will have to commit to two things:
You will have to be willing to become familiar with the Bible’s views on Christian upbringing.
You will have to be committed to follow all these views as best you can. Even though it will not always be easy, it will benefit your child as well as yourself and your own walk with our Christ.
The Bible’s view on parenting is not just about honouring our mothers and fathers.
A child should honour his parents, but in the same manner, a parent should be loving, and caring.
The love of a parent is unconditional – the story of the Prodigal son teaches us this. Also a child has a duty to honour his/her parents – the story of Noah explains this well.
Reward yourself by reading passages in the Bible about duties between parents and children each day.
With God by your side, being a devoted Christian parent will be a manageable task.
Your role as a Christian parent is a complex role, and it will combine disciplinarian, care-giver, and instructor in the ways of the Lord.
Christian Parenting: Making Your Relationship with the Lord First Priority
Make sure you have a relationship with Christ.
Your family dynamics must fit the way of God.
Be on the right path. If your child sees you reading the Bible, he/she will take an interest to it.
Follow the path that you want your child to take.
Pray. Pray. Pray. By yourself. With your spouse. As a family.
Motivate your children to stay on the right path.
Share your difficulties and struggles with your child and let them know that they are not alone in their faith.
Lastly, trust the Lord and let HIM be the head of your house and of your life. Praise Him in good times and praise Him in bad times.