Parenting Through the Bible

Here is a collection of the various articles from Cornerstones for Parents that use the word of God as the backbone for Christian parenting applications. You might be surprised to discover how much about parenting we can glean from Scripture. Consider using these posts as a small group study or a companion to your read-through-the-Bible plan.

If you need a quick refresher on the overall theme and purpose of each book of the Bible, check out this excellent resource.

(This page will be updated periodically)

OLD TESTAMENT

Genesis

Helping Kids Choose Jesus Over Self

A Biblical Approach for Dealing with Misbehavior

Exodus

Trusting God with Our Children 

Troubles are our Tether to God

Leviticus

A Biblical Model for Discipline

Numbers

How to Grow Closer to God

Deuteronomy

Parenting Tips from the 10 Commandments

How to Combat Fear

Teaching Children the Blessings of Obedience

Warning Children of the Consequences of Misbehavior

Family Values are the Foundation of Christian Parenting

Joshua

Preparing to Launch Teens into Young Adulthood

Remember what God has Done: A Family Activity

Judges

Teaching Kids the Seriousness of Sin

Ruth

Family Worship Service on the Book of Ruth

1 Samuel

Parenting the Heart, Not Behavior

When Discipline Isn’t Really Discipline

2 Samuel

Helping Kids Understand Mercy

1 Kings

4 Reasons Parents Avoid Discipline

2 Kings

Family Worship Service on Faith

A Christian Parent’s Guide to Keeping Your Cool

1 Chronicles

Ways to Serve God as a Family

2 Chronicles

There are No Guarantees in Parenting

Ezra

“Dating Evangelism” – God’s View of Unequally Yoked Relationships

Nehemiah

A Christian Parent’s Role in the Teen Years

Esther

Family Bible Study on the Book of Esther

Job

How to Comfort a Hurting Child

Psalms

The Difference Between Conviction and Guilt (Psalm 51)

Proverbs

Am I Passing On My Faith? Questions Every Christian Parent Should Ask

Should I Spank?

Ecclesiastes

Keeping Kids Focused on the True Meaning of Life

Song of Solomon

What God Thinks About Romantic Love

Isaiah

Using Ice Cream to Illustrate God’s Love: A Family Devotional

Joel

The Difference Between Complaining and Grumbling


NEW TESTAMENT

Matthew

Quick and Easy Summer Devotion Ideas for Kids

Teaching Kids to Ask Not Tell: Lessons in Submission

God First, Kids Second: 10 Signs your Kids Have Become and Idol

Child-like Faith: Lessons from Our Kids

Mark

Is Jesus Asleep in Your Boat?

Luke

Christian Parenting is “Heart” Work

A Christian Parent’s Response to the Coronavirus

Helping Children Understand Sin

John

A Biblical Way to Address Lying

Helping Kids Understand What Jesus Did on Good Friday

Acts

Eternity and Kids: Making it Real

Romans

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Happiness or Character?

1 Corinthians

A Christian Parent’s Guide to Music, Movies and TV- Where Do We Draw the Line?

Galatians

Fruit of the Spirit Behavior Chart Alternative

Philippians

Helping Kids Who Worry: Solutions from the Bible

Colossians

How the Bible Says we Should Talk to Our Kids

1 Thessalonians

The Difference Between Praise and Encouragement

2 Peter

Lessons for Parents on Self Control