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Gospel-Centered Parenting Will Help You Avoid Parenting Pitfalls

Ambition, pride, and fear can creep into our parenting style and hinder our children's spiritual growth. Gospel-centered parenting cultivates a child's heart.

by Ben Holden on April 01, 2021

There are all kinds of pitfalls that we can fall into as parents. Some hazards are easy to spot or to avoid. Others can be tricky. They may be disguised as something that is good or healthy, but in reality, they can lead to difficulty or even cause damage.

Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, suggests three different motivations to avoid when it comes to parenting. Instead of parenting based on these motivations, we ought to seek to parent redemptively.

"Gospel-centered parenting focuses on cultivating the heart toward submission to the Word of God, repentance, godliness, and cherishing the gospel." - Jason K. Allen

Parents: Three Motivations to Avoid by Jason K. Allen

Tags: gospel-centered parenting, intentional parenting, parenting resources, parenting styles, shepherd your child's heart, parenting pitfalls

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