Raising Them Up – Parenting for Christians

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Parenting is discipleship. Your child is learning from you. You are the teacher and far more is caught than taught in parenting. As parents, we need to fundamentally change our hearts and minds first. That simply MUST happen before any change will come for our offspring. This book is based on real-world experience and rooted in biblical principles.

Israel and his wife, Brook, have 11 children ages 21 through age 1 (5 boys and 6 girls) who they are raising for Christ in SW Michigan.

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 Raising Them Up



Raising Them Up – Parenting for Christians (by Israel Wayne)

Most parents want a book that will “fix their child” in three easy steps, in 30 days or less. While understandable, this expectation will never work. The problem lies far more with us, the parents, than it does with our child. If we don’t understand that truth, we will only remain frustrated and disappointed with our child. The far greater need is to fundamentally change our own hearts and minds as parents. As a principle, that simply MUST happen before any change will come for our youth.

Christian parents may know a lot of Bible verses, yet don’t have a Biblical theology of parenting. Here’s the big picture: parenting is discipleship.

Your child is learning from you. You are the teacher. Far more is caught than taught in parenting. Children listen to what you say, but they watch how you live. When you are slack in dealing with character issues in your own life, it short circuits your ability to effectively reach your child’s heart. In Raising Them Up, you will discover:

  • A heart check for parents
  • The world of “techno-parenting”
  • How to teach purity
  • Helping the difficult child
  • Parenting by grace
  • Home-based apologetics and more!

It’s not about gimmicks…it’s about God – His inspired, inerrant, infallible, timeless truths.

There are lots of other books out there that will teach you how to count to three, hold your breath, snap your wrist with a rubber band, and hand out stickers as a way to change your rebellious child. With enough tips, tricks, and methods, perhaps you can learn the perfect approach to timeouts or some magic cure that will solve bickering, sibling rivalry, laziness, back-talking, media addiction, lying, stealing, bad attitudes, apathy, angry outbursts, rebellion, inattention, or any other number of “fruits” that annoy, inconvenience, and embarrass us.

But if you care enough to risk having to make changes in your own way of thinking and living, then let’s walk together on this path of learning to powerfully and prayerfully parent our children after the ways of God.

Chapters include:

Losing a Generation
The Battle for the Family
Teaching Your Children About Purity
The Power of Influence
Apologetics Begins at Home
The Seven-Year Teaching Method
How I Taught My Children to Sit Still and Be Quiet
Heart Check for Parents
Be the Parent
Child Discipline
Gospel-Centered Parenting
Will a Trained Child Depart?
Why Some Children Leave the Faith
The Perfect Family Syndrome
Helping the Difficult Child
Serious Fun
Hospitality: It’s Not Just for Women Anymore
Living on One Income
Allowance: What Should Parents Do?
Passing the Baton: Teens / Young Adults
Parenting by Grace

180 pages.

(This book replaces Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, which is no longer in print and will not be reprinted. It is NOT the same book, but it does cover many similar topics. This book is far more updated and expanded than the previous book.)

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .9 in

3 reviews for Raising Them Up – Parenting for Christians

  1. Jennifer Smith (verified owner)

    Bought Israel Wayne’s new book, Raising Them Up. I am cautious about giving a review after only reading a couple of chapters, but so far, his words echo what my heart and God’s Word have been speaking to me for years. It speaks to me about multigenerational vision, the breakdown of the family culture in the world and in the church…how far we have drifted from God’s design for the family…and have been deceived by the enemy of our souls. When I put the book down in the wee hours of the morning, one of my favorite scripture passages kept reverberating in my thoughts: “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

  2. Jennifer Smith (verified owner)

    I sent in a review but was only able to click on 4 stars. If you can change that to five…please do!

  3. Brooke Menefee

    It is probably the best parenting book that I’ve read! Excellent.

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