Preparing For Parenthood
Christian Parenting Advice
Parenting seasons change depending on the age of the children. When you are first married and have no children, you get to enjoy and to know one another better in the novel setting of a committed marriage.
If you are not cautious you can become selfish and complacent in this season. For instance, if you don’t want to cook you don’t have too, if you decide to take in a midnight movie you can, if you decide to go to a party you go, but when the babies come it’s not that easy.
Pray and ask God for wisdom, strength and patience before and after the babies come. When the babies are small everything has to be done for them and I do mean everything. Regardless of how late you stayed out last night, that baby will cry usually at 10, 2, and 6 for a while.
Somebody must get up, feed, dry and put them back to sleep whether you want to or not. And that is if you are able to find a babysitter that you can trust.
Speaking of trust in parenting seasons, you Cannot trust everyone with your children. There will be times when you feel like you need a break and just want to get away for a while but you Cannot leave your children with just anybody.
Statistics show that most children are molested by family members or close family friends. Getting a few hours of relief is certainly not worth ruining your children’s lives. It only takes a moment and it only takes one time for devastation to take place. Please be careful.
In all the parenting seasons you must pray and remember this is only for a season in your life and the lives of your children. Great sacrifices must be made in order to care for and to protect them.
God gave you those children for a reason and He is entrusting them into your care but He is expecting you to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of Him. In other words introduce them to Him through your example of having an intimate relationship with Him yourself.
Often Biblical counseling can help because the scriptures show you how to raise them if you ask God what to do and then do what He says. You will make it through the parenting seasons and your children will thank you later.