It is hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behaviour isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward Himself and others. In spiritual parenting, Michelle Anthony calls us as parents to depend upon God for our children's spiritual and moral development, urging us toward a heart posture of surrender and faithfulness. The end goal is a vibrant faith that is passed on from one generation to another.
Parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to depend on God in order to create home environments that God can use to beckon our kids to Him. Isn't it time to embrace this simple but revolutionary concept?