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Doing your best when they are still young.

Parenting is never easy. From potty training to seeing them walk down the aisle as they get married off every moment seems to pass very quickly. I am probably the slowest of learners. To my advantage I learn something new every day.  Today I will share something that I came across. Here is a failure that will haunt every mother, father and guardian:
You [fail] yourselves by leaving your children in a state of ignorance, for you heap upon yourselves the consequences of their sins as well as your own. When a child breaks one of God’s commandments, it is his sin; but it is also the father’s if he never taught the child what the commandment of God was. Wicked children become heavy crosses to their parents. When a father or mother must trace the source of wickedness to his or her neglect in training the child, cross is laid upon cross and the load becomes unbearable. Can there be a greater heartache in this life than to see your own child running full speed towards hell, and know that you were the one who outfitted him for the race? …Read More!
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More fit to be called a devil than a parent! – Richard Baxter

Im currently reading about puritans (and wow) it is challenging to learn about their high view of God. More so how they lived their lives. Here is a quote from Richard Baxter about parenting:

Parents! Your example and life are a continual and powerful sermon, which is always seen by your children! Parents! Your children have an everlasting inheritance of happiness to attain–and it is that which you must  bring them up for. They have an endless misery to  escape–and it is that which you must diligently teach  them. If you don’t teach them to know God, and how  to serve Him, and be saved, and to escape the flames  of hell–you teach them nothing, or worse than nothing.  It is in your hands to do them the greatest kindness or cruelty in all the world! Help them to know God  and to be saved, and you do more for them than if you  helped them to be kings or princes. …Read More!