10 Christian Parenting Tips for Raising Godly Children

We know what an amazing and important role we have in nurturing our children’s spiritual growth. It’s a journey filled with love and joy. We also have the privilege of helping our children become people who love and honour God. To help you with this task, Im sharing 10 Christian Parenting tips for raising Godly Children. 

10 Christian Parenting Tips for Raising Godly Children

1. Lead by Example

When it comes to raising Godly children, one of the most powerful ways we can teach them is by setting a good example through our own faith. Kids are like little sponges, soaking up everything they see and hear. So, if we want them to develop a strong relationship with God, it’s crucial that we show them what it looks like in our own lives.

Being a role model means living out our faith authentically and consistently. It means demonstrating love, kindness, honesty, and integrity in our daily interactions. 

Our children are always watching, whether we realize it or not. So, let’s make sure we’re showing them what it means to follow Jesus with our words and actions.

2. Teach and Discuss Scripture

In our journey of raising Godly children, one of the key ways we can teach them about God is to read and talk about The Bible. 

The Bible is filled with wisdom, guidance, and stories that can shape our children’s hearts and minds. 

When reading the Bible with our children, it’s important to explain the context and background of the passages. This can bring the stories to life and help them connect with the characters and events. 

We can encourage their curiosity by asking open-ended questions. This allows them to express their thoughts, share their insights, and develop a deeper understanding of the Scriptures.

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3. Pray Together

Praying together as a family is a great way to deepen our relationship with one another and with God. 

It doesn’t have to be complicated or lengthy – it’s simply about coming together, sharing our hearts, and lifting our voices in prayer.

Find a quiet and cozy spot where you can gather as a family, whether it’s around the dinner table, in a comfy corner of your home, or even outdoors. 

Take turns leading the prayer or invite everyone to participate by expressing their gratitude and sharing their prayer requests. 

Remember, there are no right or wrong words when talking to God. 

Encourage your children to speak from their hearts and share their thoughts and feelings. 

As you pray together, trust that God is listening and that He delights in the voices of your family. Let this time of prayer be a source of comfort, strength, and unity as you grow in your faith and love for one another.

4. Foster a Relationship with God

Help your children develop a personal relationship with God through prayer, worship, and listening to His voice. Encourage them to seek Him in all aspects of life.

That means giving them the tools they need to grow in their faith and become a disciple. 

In our family, it also means letting them lead their relationship with God when they want to take communion or get baptized. 

We also make sure Friday nights are free so we can take our teenagers to youth groups and encourage them to create and keep deeper relationships with friends who will encourage them in their faith.

5. Instill Moral Values

Teach your children the importance of moral values such as kindness, honesty, forgiveness, and respect for others. 

Help them understand the significance of living out these values.

Through age-appropriate discussions and real-life examples, we can help them understand the impact of their actions on those around them.

Encourage them to make choices that align with these values, guiding them to consider the well-being of others and the principles taught in the Bible.

6. Create a Safe and Loving Home Environment

Build a home where your children feel secure, loved, and accepted. Provide a nurturing environment that fosters emotional and spiritual growth.

Be slow to anger and quick to listen.

Listen to their problems and ask what they need. 

Give them space to work out their faith and support their journey. 

7. Set Clear Boundaries

Establish reasonable and consistent boundaries for your children. Teach them self-discipline, responsibility, and the consequences of their choices.

God’s presence and His laws provide a sense of safety and protection for us. 

This is like a study conducted with children playing in a fenced schoolyard. Beyond the fence, there was a vast natural area with big trees and exciting things. 

However, when the fence was removed to give the children more space, they actually stayed closer to the building. 

Why? 

Because the boundary made them feel secure, and that instinctual need for safety kicked in. 

This study teaches us an important lesson: true freedom isn’t about having no boundaries; it’s about having the right boundaries that keep us safe. 

When we embrace God’s boundaries, we find the freedom to truly enjoy and experience joy in our lives. 

So, let’s teach our children about God’s loving boundaries so they can embrace the safety and freedom that He offers us.

8. Encourage Service and Generosity

Teach your children the joy of serving others and sharing their blessings. Engage in acts of kindness as a family, such as volunteering or helping those in need.

We can inspire them by setting an example of generosity ourselves and involving them in acts of service. 

Whether it’s volunteering together as a family, helping a neighbour in need, or donating to a worthy cause, these experiences teach our children the value of selflessness and the joy that comes from making a positive impact in someone else’s life.

By nurturing a spirit of service and generosity in our children, we empower them to be a source of goodness and kindness in the world, spreading love and making a difference in the lives of others.

9. Cultivate a Culture of Gratitude

Teach your children to appreciate and express gratitude for God’s blessings and the kindness of others. Foster a thankful attitude in daily life.

We can do this by leading by example and expressing gratitude for the blessings in our own lives. 

Engaging in conversations about gratitude and highlighting the little joys and moments of appreciation in daily life can help our children develop a grateful mindset. 

Encourage them to express gratitude to others, whether it’s through a simple “thank you” or a heartfelt note of appreciation. 

By nurturing gratitude in our children, we open their eyes to the beauty and abundance that surrounds them, fostering contentment, joy, and a deeper appreciation for life’s blessings.

10. Encourage Open Communication

Create an atmosphere of open communication, where your children feel comfortable discussing their questions, doubts, and concerns. 

We can encourage open communication by being approachable and actively listening to our children without judgment or interruption. 

By validating their feelings and perspectives, we create a safe space where they feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, concerns, and questions. 

It’s important to prioritize regular conversations where we genuinely engage with our children and show genuine interest in their lives. 

By fostering open communication, we show our children that their voices matter and that we are here to support and guide them. 

Together, we can navigate the ups and downs of life with love, understanding, and an unbreakable bond.

Conclusion: 

Every child is unique, and parenting is an ongoing learning journey. These tips can serve as a foundation for raising godly children, but adapt them to fit your family’s dynamics and values. In the comments below, share your christian parenting tips to raise Godly children. 

5-minute devotion for teachers

As a certified teacher, I know how hard it can be to teach in today’s world. There are so many things to consider, balance, watch for and teach. At times, it can feel hard and overwhelming. If you are a teacher, take some time and read this 5-minute devotion for teachers. 

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5-minute devotion for teachers

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

1 Corinthians 15:58 is a short verse that holds many truths for teachers. Today, I’m going to focus on 3 things we can learn from this verse. 

1. Stand Firm 

I can’t believe how fast time goes, and how quickly things can change.

With the shifts in the world, it’s easy to feel anxious about what the future holds. Not just in our personal lives, but professionally as well. 

But, even though the world may change from one day to the next we know The Lord NEVER changes. 

We can stand firm in Christ because He doesn’t move. He doesn’t change. His love and sacrifice never change. We can trust that Jesus is the same today and forevermore. 

With this truth, we can stand firm in our faith and allow it to grow our confidence in Christ and His work in our lives. 

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2. Give yourself to the work of The Lord 

Like any other job, teaching can have good days and bad days. Most teachers enter the profession because they want to impact the lives of students. 

But, just like any other job, teaching can turn into a chore and something we do to collect a paycheck. 

That’s why we need to remember that whatever we do, we should work for The Lord. Even though there are principles and others over us- at the end of the day- we work for The Lord. 

Allowing Him to direct us, encourage us and give us wisdom in the classroom. 

3. Your labour is not in vain 

One of my biggest struggles is believing the lies the devil likes to through at me. 

One of those lies is the work I do means nothing and is worthless. 

There have been many times when I don’t see a student’s progress, or all I get from them is struggle and anger/frustration. 

These types of interactions make it easy to believe what we do is pointless. 

But, when we think like that, it’s important to remember our labor isn’t in vain. 

Even if our students never amount to anything, when we work for The Lord, our work becomes our worship to Him and brings The Lord joy. 

Not only that, but chances are, your actions affected some of your students and they think about you and what you thought more often than you know. 

The way you treat your students can impact them for years. So, don’t be discouraged. You may not see it now, but your work matters.

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It can be hard to figure it out on your own. 

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  • Providing monthly Bible reading plans so you never have to think about what you’re going to read in the Bible next
  • Giving you on-demand training on how to understand the Bible and new monthly training on how to apply the Bible to a particular area of your life. 
  • Connects you to an online community to give you encouragement, support, and accountability

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10 Top Encouraging Bible Verses for Teachers

I’m a certified teacher and know a thing or two about being in a classroom full of kids. It’s a hard job. As parents, we can encourage teachers in their work by being kind, thoughtful, and generous. You can also encourage them with a card and include scripture. Continue to read as I share 10 top Encouraging Bible Verses for Teachers. 

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The Bible is full of encouraging verses. Not all of them relate to teaching, but some do. So, if you know a teacher in your life, chances are they need some encouragement. Send them a quick email as a thank you and add one of the verses below.

10 top Encouraging Bible Verses for Teachers. 

1. Work for The Lord

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” –

1 Corinthians 15:58

Most Christian teachers I know went into teaching because they wanted to work with kids. Children can inspire us. But it’s important for teachers (including me) to not build my identity around teaching, but on Christ.

It’s easy to get lost in what we do, but it’s important to remember that we don’t work for the school, school board, or students. Everything we do is unto The Lord.

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2. Reap what you sow

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Proverbs 11:25

When I read this verse, one comic comes to mind. The comic shows a person yelling at person A, then person A yells at person B, who then yells at person C. This continues until the last person yells at person A.

This comic and verse remind us we can affect the people around us with the way we speak and treat them. When we speak in kindness, it usually brings kindness.

I remind myself that if I want my students to speak nicely to me, I must be the leader and teach by example by speaking to them nicely first.

3. Be prepared to give an answer

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” –

1 Peter 3:15 

I’m a teacher in Canada, and we are not supposed to talk to our students about our faith. But, sometimes questions come up. Students want to ask about what you believe and it’s important to know how to answer their questions Biblically while not stepping over the line and “preaching” to them.

Teachers need encouragement, wisdom, and support as they balance these things in the classroom.

4. Depend on The Lord

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalms 32:8

As teachers, it’s easy to depend on our years of experience or our knowledge of students, and teaching. But, I’ve learned that every day isn’t the same. Each day brings on a new challenge and we must depend on The Lord for wisdom and guidance.

The Lord is our teacher; we are His students and we must desire to learn from Him.

5 & 6. Look to The Lord for Strength

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

Ephesians 3:16-19 

Teaching can be physically taxing. We must depend on The Lord for strength to face each new day.

When we are tired, we must turn to The Lord and remember His love for us and the fullness we receive from Him. When we depend on Christ, our strength is renewed.

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7. Teach other generations

“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.” –

Titus 2:3-5 

I love how The Lord knows to encourage older women to teach younger women. Not only does this apply to our spiritual growth, but it also applies to our careers.

If you are a younger teacher- or one who doesn’t have as much experience, try to find a teacher with more experience. Watch their lessons, as questions, and have a teachable spirit.

If you are an older teacher, look for a younger teacher to support, guide, and encourage. Teaching should be a team sport and not something we should be competing over.

8. Be filled with The Holy Spirit

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16

I love this verse for 2 reasons. The first is the reminder we need to depend on The Lord to fill us with His Holy Spirit. I can’t go a minute without the support of The spirit- I need to be continually filled.

The other reason I love this verse is for the wisdom it shares about teaching. Teaching can take many forms, and we need to be open to learning more about the ways students learn and be ready to support students in the ways they learn. This will benefit both the teacher and the student.

9. Be an example

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good.  In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”

Titus 2:7-8

I’m the second child of 4 siblings in my family. My younger sister always looked up to me. A few times, I made choices that disappointed her. She sometimes felt I wasn’t being the best example.

I felt it was a burden to be an example. But over time, I saw that being an example to others helped me be accountable for my words, actions and thoughts.

Knowing people are watching helps me live out the gospel. As teachers, we can’t be perfect. But we can be good examples to our co-workers and our students.

10. Ask the Lord for wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

James 1:5

Regardless if you are a teacher or not, we all need to seek wisdom from The Lord.

As a teacher, I’ve balanced teaching 25 kids, but also 200. Each of these roles requires me to depend on The Lord for wisdom. To help me in all the areas I’ve mentioned in the section above.

What is your favorite encouraging Bible Verses for Teachers? 

Do you want Bible reading resources?

Do you want to read your bible more consistently? Do you want to know how to study the Bible on your own and know how to apply it to your life? 

You are a Christian woman who is dedicated to living a life for Christ. You want to read your bible every day, but sometimes you get distracted or are too tired to collect all the resources you need. 

It can be hard to figure it out on your own. 

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about The Christian Growth Hub

The Christian Growth Hub is an online, monthly membership focused on helping Christian women read the Bible, understand it, and apply it to their lives. 

The Christian Growth hub helps you in your faith by: 

  • Providing monthly Bible reading plans so you never have to think about what you’re going to read in the Bible next
  • Giving you on-demand training on how to understand the Bible and new monthly training on how to apply the Bible to a particular area of your life. 
  • Connects you to an online community to give you encouragement, support, and accountability

There are so many more features. Click here to learn more about them, and see what The Christian Growth Hub offers.

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