Summary: Bible studies and books on parenting. Practical Bible-based advice on raising children God’s way. This biblical Christian parenting advice and information offers Christian parents (and others) scriptural truths. These Bible studies are for parents of infants, school-age children, and teenagers. They can be studied by individuals, couples, or small groups.

Summary: Bible studies and books on Christian parenting. For individuals and small groups.

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Bible studies and books with advice and information on Christian parenting. These online Bible studies and other resources provide practical scriptural information and help for parents, teachers, counselors and mentors who work with or raise children. Parenting is hard work, but the Bible gives parents practical help and advice. Check this page—as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”—from time to time, since more studies are added periodically. For individuals, couples, and small groups.

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Bible Verses About Parenting Children and Teenagers

Create a Loving Home

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:13)

We were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. (1 Thessalonians 2:7)

For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)


Center Your Home in the Lord

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. (Psalm 127:1)

Taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8)

I pray that you … may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. (Ephesians 3:17-18)

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:19)

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)


Talk with Your Children Respectfully

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life. (Proverbs 10:11)

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. (James 3:9-10)

A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19)


Teach with Insight

The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. (Proverbs 16:21)

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. (Proverbs 1:8)


Exercise Authority — Gently

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1)

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)

Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul. (Proverbs 29:17)

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. (Colossians 3:21)

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. (Galatians 6:1)


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