“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 3:13-15
What does it mean, as parents who love the Lord Jesus, to seek out God’s Wisdom in parenting?
Granted, I don’t have a definitive answer. All I have is what I read in the Bible, what I have experienced myself, and what I’ve seen from other Parents (including my own).
First, there are a couple of ground-rules.
* In my experience, wisdom is not about having to get everything right exactly always forever. You are not going to agree with everyone, or please everyone.
Mums who breast-feed will have people who disagree with them. Mums who bottle-feed will be told they are wrong. Dads who teach their sons how to play contact sport will have people worried. Dads who decide to leave sport out of their sons lives will be accused and belittled. Mums who do not go to “back to work” will be socially neglected, and Mums who do work after having babies will find themselves under fire. Dads who strive for obedience in their children will be told they are wrong to do so. And Dads who are afraid of becoming what they were brought up with will have mutterings about the state of their children.