One of the greatest strengths of the Millennial generation is their love and commitment towards family. Having grown up with a lot of broken families, they are determined to live a different way. I am sure you are one of those that want to raise the best kids you can raise. These nuggets of wisdom about raising children can help you do just that.
You have 18 years of influence in your child’s life. Getting inspiration and ideas from Christian quotes about raising children is a great way to purposefully lead your children.
I raised 3 kids of whom I am really proud of. I prayed for them. I searched the scriptures about how to raise children, and took to heart many quotes I found over the years. I believe that I gave my children a better start than I was given. I am sure that is what you want to do as well.
So I would like to pass on to you some of the best quotes that spoke to my heart. Here are 18 quotes for you to think about. One for every year your child will be with you.
The Best Bible Quote For Raising Children
6 Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Inspiring Christian Quotes About Raising Children
A man must talk to God about his children before he talks to his children about God. – Ed Cole
“The family should be a closely knit group. The home should be a self-contained shelter of security; a kind of school where life’s basic lessons are taught; and a kind of church where God is honored; a place where wholesome recreation and simple pleasures are enjoyed.”~ Billy Graham
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham
We know the excitement of getting a present – we love to unwrap it to see what is inside. So it is with our children they are gifts we unwrap for years as we discover the unique characters God has made them. – Cornelius Plantinga
“A child needs both to be hugged and unhugged. The hug lets her know she is valuable. The unhug lets her know that she is viable. If you’re always shoving your child away, they will cling to you for love. If you’re always holding them closer, they will cling to you for fear.” ~ Polly Berrien Berends
A wise person truly said, “It ought to be as impossible to forget that there is a Christian in the house as it is to forget that there is a ten-year-old boy in it.” ~ Roger J. Squire
I believe that if an angel were to wing his way from earth up to Heaven, and were to say that there was one poor, ragged boy, without father or mother, with no one to care for him and teach him the way of life; and if God were to ask who among them were willing to come down to this earth and live here for fifty years and lead that one to Jesus Christ, every angel in Heaven would volunteer to go. Even Gabriel, who stands in the presence of the Almighty, would say, “Let me leave my high and lofty position, and let me have the luxury of leading one soul to Jesus Christ.” There is no greater honour than to be the instrument in God’s hands of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of Heaven. ~ Dwight L. Moody
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words? – D.L. Moody
Ask your children two questions this Christmas. First: “What do you want to give to others for Christmas?” Second: “What do you want for Christmas?” The first fosters generosity of heart and an outward focus. The second can breed selfishness if not tempered by the first. ~ Anonymous
You tell your children to clean their room, not because you cannot stand it any longer, or because you said to. Love teaches them that possessions are gifts from God that should be gratefully received and taken care of. – Jerry Falwell
We do not develop habits of genuine love automatically. We learn by watching effective role models – most specifically by observing how our parents express love for each other day in and day out. ~ Josh McDowell
To train a boy in the way he should go you must go that way yourself. – Billy Sunday
You want to mess up the minds of your children? Here’s how – guaranteed! Rear them in a legalistic, tight context of external religion, where performance is more important than reality. Fake your faith. Sneak around and pretend your spirituality. Train your children to do the same. Embrace a long list of do’s and don’ts publicly but hypocritically practice them privately… yet never own up to the fact that its hypocrisy. Act one way but live another. And you can count on it – emotional and spiritual damage will occur. ~ Charles (Chuck) Swindoll
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~ Charles (Chuck) Swindoll
Parents, you will teach your children more by scheduling regular times to nurture the relationship between husband and wife than you would ever teach them through a lecture on committment. Although it is important for you pray to for your child, seeking the Lord for that perfect spouse for them, it is equally important that you teach them through your example how to cherish the future gift of a companion that the Lord has in store for them. ~ Katherine Walden
Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come. – Charles Spurgeon
When our children see us clinging to the promises of God, they will grow up trusting in His goodness. If we fail as adults in praying for and praying with the next generation, then they will become spiritually unsure. – Michael Youssef
I hope that you have found these parenting quotes inspirational and challenging. Even now, as I am a pastor, I still find that they help me be a better pastor to our children in my church. Please feel free to add some quotes about raising kids in the comment section below.