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February 18th, 2014

Prayer For Parenting A Child Properly

Prayer For Parenting A Child Properly

Lord, I submit myself to You. I realize that parenting a child in the way You would have me to is beyond my human abilities. I know I need You to help me. I want to partner with You and partake of Your gifts of wisdom, discernment, revelation, and guidance. I also need Your strength and patience, along with a generous portion of Your love flowing through me.

Teach me how to love the way You love. Where I need to be healed, delivered, changed, matured, or made whole, I invite You to do that in me. Help me to walk in righteousness and integrity before You. Teach me your ways, enable me to obey Your commandments and do only what is pleasing in Your sight.

May the beauty of Your Spirit be so evident in me that I will be a godly role model. Give me the communication, teaching, and nurturing skills that I must have. Make me the parent You want me to be and teach me how to pray and truly intercede for the life of this child.

Lord, You said in Your Word, “Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22). In Jesus’ name I ask that You will increase my faith to believe for all the things You’ve put on my heart to pray for concerning this child. Amen.

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10 Guidelines To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Safety on our surroundings decay day by day, not even the children are not safe. We entrust our children in faith to the protection of the Lord all the ways they go. But still it is important that the children are well informed of the traps.

Many parents, thinking that sexual talks are forbidden before children, do not caution them. Healthy knowledge and awareness of sexual behavior is to be handed on to children. They must be aware of what should be done and should not be done.

Ten guidelines to protect your child from sexual abuse

1. Make sure your children know that it is not safe to trust all adults. Tell them that most adults can be trusted, but there are some adults who want to hurt children. Remind them of this every time you are emphasizing the importance of body privacy. Help your children develop a healthy suspicion of older children or adults who want to become overly affectionate with them. Remember, child molesters are more likely to be successful in seducing uninformed and naive children than children who display a healthy suspicion of those who show too much interest in them.

2. Periodically quiz your child about what happens during these times when they are left in the care of other people.

3. Teach your children to stay away from people they don’t know. Caution them against approaching a car driven by a stranger. Warn them to never get into that car, even if the man says, “Your mother has sent me to pick you up for her.” Don’t allow your children to accept gifts from strangers. Explain to them that child molesters often use gifts to lure children into a special relationship with them.

4. Don’t allow your children to be alone on the street after dark. Teach them to look out for strange cars or people who show up in their play areas. Tell them to remember their descriptions and stay away from them. Ask them to bring these cars and people to your attention.

5. Since molesters are often relatives or trusted friends, it’s extremely important for you to never leave your child alone with someone unless you are absolutely sure that person is totally responsible and trustworthy. You can’t afford to make the mistake of assuming they are. You must know that person is safe for your children to be with.

6. Frequently caution your small children to never let anybody touch them underneath their clothing, unless they are helping them go to the bathroom or take a bath. And even when this happens, it should always be with your knowledge and permission. These steps are good precautions.

7. Be sure your child knows that no one should ask them to take part in any sexual activity. Make your children promise to tell you or someone in authority whenever they have been in appropriately touched or abused.

8. Locate any areas in the children’s environment where molestation is likely to occur and bring those areas to your children’s attention, including: back stairways, elevators, alleys, abandoned buildings, wooded areas, and public restrooms. Warn your child to avoid these areas. Never send your child into a public restroom by himself of herself. These are places where predators wait for unsuspecting children.

9. Tell your children there is safety in numbers. Once they start school, encourage them to walk to and from school with their friends.

10. If your children have to be home alone, caution them to keep the doors and windows locked at all times. They should admit no visitors. Teach them to answer the phone in such a way that the caller will not know they are alone. For example, teach them to say, “My mother is not home right now.” Tell them to say, “My mom or my dad can’t come to the phone right now.” That’s true. Explain to them that they haven’t lied by implying that you are home, but neither have they exposed themselves to violation by saying Mom and Dad aren’t home. They are simply telling the caller that Mom or Dad can’t come to the phone right now.

– – – written by Richard Dobb

June 15th, 2012

Why Should We Obey Our Parents

why should we obey our parents

Often we search for our God, not in the usual spiritual realm of prayer, but rather the limited gift of vision that our Lord has granted us. All this searching and imagining the immense beauty of God will be in vain, if we fail to remember that He is shown to us in the forms that are already very familiar to most of us – parents.

God wants us to obey our parents

Our Father, in all his immense wisdom, knew what struggles we faced in the world, and so established parenthood so that we might not go astray. God Himself has said, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” This is His Commandment, to which we are indebted to follow. And not surprisingly, many of us find it hard. It’s human nature to reject authority; it has been throughout history. Have you watched your parents sleep?

But in overcoming that nature and in subjecting ourselves to our parents, reaps the benefits that no one else can provide. Imagine the time you were born, when our innocence was at its peak, and we were unaware of the joys we brought to the minds of our parents. And as we grew up, many of us heard the stories of the waiting, the prayers, and the happiness in which we were received.

Strains of Parenthood

But seldom parents show the consequences of parenthood. The strain, the tension, and the expenses, especially in this day and age where vanity and sinful addictions are inflicted on our generation by our peer group. There hasn’t been a worse time to be a parent. And yet they go through it with patience and diligence, correcting us in ways that might be pleasant enough to understand and sometimes just the opposite. They toil through hours of work and prayer in hope that one day we will turn out right, successful, and spiritual.

And yet we put them through so much pain. How many times have we demanded reparation for doing a simple chore? How many times have we cheated our parents in order to sneak out to that party or hang out with friends? These are all personal questions that we must all answer and think…whether we are right in what we are doing. Surprisingly, I find that many of the people I know think that their parents deserve the hate and the cheating that they often put up. Never leave your parents.

Why? Abusive parents, parents that drink a lot, parents that just are too strict to even let kids wear non-collared shirt…it’s a horrible life for some. However, all parents have their flaws, and we as their own offspring are the first to find it and keep staring at it for the rest of our lives. I know parents have their scary sides to them yet they are parents.

It is the duty of the parents to become the models of humility and service in front of their children.

They gave LIFE to us. They own our lives. Do they demand the thousands of dollars spend on us back? Do they grumble about our existence? No… therefore they deserve our respect. Sure, flaws may be numerous to count but instead of mocking them, pray to God our father to bestow them with wisdom to do what is right.

If our faith and humility before our parents is sincere, it is enough to ensure miracles in our social, physical, mental, and especially family life. And in being good to our parents and understanding them, we gain a blessing of enjoying a good parenthood as well. Knowing how worse each generation is getting, it is only the grace of God we can use to assure good children when we are parents ourselves.

Also read the divine relationship between Parents and Children.

– – – written by Asish Thomas, California

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