Raising children deliberately takes, well, deliberateness. (That must be a word because I didn’t get a red line.)
I can wring my hands over how to educate, how to prepare them for their life work, how to make sure they get socialized properly or participate in the right activities, but all of that is the extra stuff.
The only thing I’m commanded to do is to raise them to love the Savior. Do I make it a priority?
So I came up with an acronym that helps me remember the pillars of raising children to be followers of Christ.
Kelly Crawford is a mom of nine kids who has a passion for inspiring and encouraging women to build godly homes. She has been writing on her website Generation Cedar for over five years, tackling tough issues like birth control, homeschooling and the degradation of the American culture and family. Generation Cedar is named so because she desires to encourage families to raise the next generation for the glory of God–firmly planted and flourishing “like a cedar in Lebanon”. She is also a featured speaker at the 2014 Christian Heritage Conference.