Mile Markers on the Road to Godly Marriages (10 of 35) by John Barnett
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Series: Delights of a Word-Filled Marriage
We just arrived back from a 4,639-mile journey through 16 states in 16 days traveling from Tulsa to the East and back.
As I sat for about 92 hours over these past few days behind the steering wheel, often moving at 102 feet per second, I started noticing how many details the Interstate Highway System has incorporated to keep the millions of us drivers on the right road.
Now with all that in mind, if it takes that much reminding to keep us merely on a physical road to not stray off the path, don't you think the God of the Universe would similarly mark the pathway we need to stay on for raising our children?
Well the good news is that He has. And in the map book called God's Word is a clearly marked trail for Parenting and Grand parenting our Families in Godliness. May I just trace that map through the Bible with you today? You may want to mark some of these verses, or note them on paper so you can use them to see where you are or should be on the Road to Godly Parenting your Families and Homes!
Mile Markers on the Road of Godliness in Parenting
I have made the words "GODLINESS IN PARENTING" an acronym to help you remember these points. Each of the 18 letters that make up those two words Godliness and Parenting stand for one Biblical Mile Marker along this road we should be following. If you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters – or ever plan to, this road map and each of these mile markers are for you!
First let me just list them. Here are the measurable and intentional areas of the personal spiritual life of our families we should be heading for:
• A GODLY LIFE
• A PATIENT LIFE
• AN OUTREACHING LIFE
• AN AFFECTIONATE LIFE
• A DISCIPLINED LIFE
• A RESPECTFUL LIFE
• A LOVING LIFE
• AN EASILY-ENTREATED LIFE
• AN INTEGRITY LIF ...
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