This 5-volume set may be the most comprehensive and usable study on Christian parenting you'll ever find. At the same time it is not just a series for parents. In fact it may be revolutionary in bringing you to an understanding of yourself and the factors that have influenced your spiritual, social and emotional life.
Vol. 1 begins with two seldom asked but urgent questions: what kind of child abuse are Christian parents in danger of, and how can they guard against it? Pastor Martin then deals with the emotional and spiritual climate of the home and points toward the biblical ideal of warmth, intimacy and spiritual reality. Throughout, he stresses the principle that God is the ideal parent. You will learn how to find and follow the Heavenly Father's example when you need specific guidance.
Vol. 2 takes up the first major parental duty: chastening. You will see its necessity, its God-like nature, and the most common failures associated with physical punishment. Useful counsel will help you understand the goal of spanking, when it is justified, and precisely how to administer it.
In Vol. 3 - 5 the second major parental duty: admonition, or verbal instruction is taken up. The heart of this section is a detailed survey of Proverbs where you will discover the important themes of which Solomon continually spoke to his son. This method will be a tremendous blessing for parents who know that they should be talking more with their children but aren't sure what about. Subjects as diverse as avoiding moral defilement and welcoming correction are touched on.
Vol. 5 closes with various practical concerns like Scripture-memory, catechizing, manners etc
For over forty years, Pastor Albert N. Martin faithfully served the Lord and His people as an elder of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, New Jersey. Due to increasing and persistent health problems, he stepped down as one of their pastors, and in June, 2008, Pastor Martin and...