Raising Children is like gardening…

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As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our children everything they need to know before we release them into the wild world. From how to walk and talk, which we quickly regret once they learn how to repeat everything, to reading and writing.

As Christian parents our responsibility goes much deeper than just walking and talking or reading and writing. They have been entrusted to us by God. Now that’s quite the calling. He has entrusted us to teach them about Him and and His everlasting love for us.

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How can we teach them to truly know God rather than just know about Him?

How do we teach them that it’s a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that saves us?

The more I thought about how to teach my own children the saving grace Jesus offers, the more intimidated I became. I mean…this is their eternity we’re talking about here! And then one day as I was frustrated and about to pull my hair out from this adventure called parenting, it hit me. Or rather the Lord hit me with it smack between the eyes.

Parenting is like gardening.

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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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