They have their own relationship with God

SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE our first child was born, I decided to read some magazines with articles by experts on raising children. The author of one article stated with authority, "One should always ..., " and another author on the very same subject said, "One should never ...."

That did it! I needed guidance that was more consistent, more trustworthy. And that's when I decided that God, the great Father and Mother of the universe, was going to be my only child-raising expert. I reasoned that since God is the Creator, it's His job to take care of His creation. He would surely reveal to me the ideas I needed to be a loving and responsible parent, as well as to enjoy my children. I realized that all parent-and-child relationships are ordained by God, because He both creates and relates all. And because my children's origin was Spirit, I needed to think of them from a spiritual standpoint.

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