Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Train with Love

Part II - "Train up your child with all tenderness, affection, and patience."

"Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct. Kindness, gentleness, long-suffering, forbearance, patience, sympathy, a willingness to enter into childish troubles, a readiness to take part in childish joys,--these are the cords by which a child may be led most easily,--these are the clues you must follow if you would find the way to his heart. . .

"Nothing will compensate for the absence of this tenderness and love. A minister may speak the truth as it is in Jesus, clearly, forcibly, unanswerably; but if he does not speak it in love, few souls will be won. Just so you must set before your children their duty,--command, threaten, punish, reason,--but if affection be wanting in your treatment, your labour will be all in vain.

From The Duties of Parents, J. C. Ryle
(See our first post in this series)

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