Biblical and Practical Thoughts on Parenting, Part 13: How to Love Your Children and Let Them Know It


“Most of us love our children, but that is not the issue. 

The issue is:  do your children feel loved?”

Charles Lowery

We love our children by:


1)    “Getting down” on their level (note the example of Christ – Phil. 2:5-11).

2)    Loving our mate (Eph. 5:25-33; Titus 2:4).

3)    Disciplining them (Prov. 13:24; 17:10; 29:15).

4)    Looking at them (Prov. 20:12).

5)    Touching them (Eccl. 3:5).

6)    Spending time with them (Deut. 6:7-9).

7)    Listening to them (James 1:19).

8)    Blessing them rather than cursing them (Matt. 7:12).

9)    Having fun with them (Prov. 15:13; 17:22; Eccl. 3:4).

10) Nudging them out of the nest (Eccl. 3:6).

11) Admitting when you are wrong (James 5:16).

12) Introducing them to the perfect parent (John 1:12).


For more posts in this series, see here.



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