A primer on raising children and the duties all Christian parents have toward those God has entrusted to them. J.C. Ryle () was appointed the first Bishop of Liverpool in and was the leader of the Evangelical party in the Church of England for more than. Original article by Bishop J. C. Ryle, also sometimes entitled, “How Should a Child Be Trained?”.
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Often children are not trained the way they should go, for when they grow up they do not walk with God. Bishop Ryle shows parents their duty to go forward and j.c.rylw God’s commands. Paperback38 pages. To j.c.rype what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Duties Of Parentsplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Duties Of Parents.
Lists with This Book. Jun 10, Jimmy added it. Readers pagents probably know a little about the author–that he was an Anglican Bishop of Evangelical persuasion who lived most of his life in the s he died midway through Yet, this short work turns out to be still relevant for parenting today.
There were nuggets of wisdom offered throughout the work.
For instance, the author brings out a great point that it’s easy for parents to see what other parents does wrong. Yet in the midst of this parents must examine themselves that they are Readers should probably know a little about the author–that he was an Anglican Bishop of Evangelical persuasion who lived most of his life in the s he died midway through Yet in the midst of this parents must examine themselves that they are parenting in a way that honors God.
I like the point Ryle made about making sure we teach our children to obey even if they don’t understand, but that they understand your love for them and care should be something they trust in even if they don’t understand with their feeble minds. I thought that was a good analogy of our Christian faith with God the Father as well.
Also a good point was made about not spoiling your kids dduties a spoiled child in the end is not going to be a happy child. I also was much encouraged by the point the author made that sometimes it’s okay to teach our children spiritual matters even if they might not understand it right then and there of course, that’s not an excuse praents work hard in bringing things down to the kid’s level.
This work was an encouragement for me as a new father of a child less than one year old–and as Parentts realize the need of our times is Christian parents to raise up their children under the admonition of the Lord and the discipleship of children under a Christian worldview.
Helped me to review and refocus on the importance and urgency of training up a child in the way he should go. Maybe our favorite parenting book actually booklet of all time. We used to buy them and give them as baby shower gifts. Ryle is an excellent teacher. I began reading this book when we had a miscarriage. This book is filled with much practical information such as taking children to church, teaching parenfs how to pray, requiring obedience, etc. No major breakthroughs, which makes me very thankful for my upbringing.
Alan Witchalls has edited the language into modern English, and it seems that certain parts have been added. For example, in various dutirs he mentions the Internet 24 and DVDs So besides obvious parts, it’s difficult to know I began reading this book when we had a miscarriage.
So besides obvious parts, it’s difficult to know exactly what is Ryle’s and what is Witchalls’s. I’d like to read Ryle’s version, just to see if the dutiez that I disagreed with were Witchalls’s additions. Eli and David failed to discipline their own children Penelope’s loom as a metaphor for undoing all the good [misapplication] Jacob acknowledges twice that children come from God God uses means Chooses just the right word.
Straight to your heart. There are a lot of parenting books out there and there are a ton of “theories” about the different approaches to and aspects of parenting. Usually, they are contained in a book of about pages and yet only pages of the material is actually useful and worthwhile.
Raising a child to love Jesus, resist the devil, and understand the dangers of this patents and the dangers of their own human flesh and impulses-is not easy. Ryle, in short chapters, effectively addresses the important pieces of godly parenting.
Beware of all of the psychology that has been developed in the last 50 years. Some of it is good and wise counsel, but it can also distract from the most important actions of parenting.
If I was to write a book about parenting, this is the book I would write and in the manner it is written. Sep 08, Mark A Powell rated it it was amazing. Though first published more than a century ago, this little booklet from Ryle contains principles of parenting that still resonate today. He reminds Christian parents that their main concern is the eternal souls of their children, not primarily their comfort or convenience.
Ryle has written a highly helpful, highly recommend book. A short and compelling book that encouraged me to be more diligent in teaching my children to pray and read their bible even at the tender ages of 3 and 2. It was challenging in many ways and a little ;arents as Ryle seems to tell you to require obedience and trust from your children but doesn’t really expand on how.
I suppose I need to take the long term view and it is unlikely to have a toddler who is trusting my judgment and obeying me all the time but hopefully I will have 10 year olds w A short and compelling book that encouraged me to be more diligent in teaching my children to pray and read their bible even at the tender ages of 3 and 2. I suppose I need to take the long term view and it is unlikely to have a toddler who is trusting my judgment and obeying me all the time but hopefully I will have 10 year olds who will be much more willing to do these things after many dutties of training.
Mar 22, Mike E. Ryle gives godly counsel from another generation which ours needs to hear: Train them with a constant fear of over-indulgence. This is the one point of all on which you have most need to be on your guard. It is natural to be tender and affectionate towards your own flesh and blood, and it is the excess of this very tenderness and affectio [Nice PDF of the book available here: It is natural to j.c.rle tender and affectionate towards your own flesh and blood, and it is the excess of this very tenderness and affection which you have to fear.
Fathers and mothers, I charge you solemnly before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, take every pains to train your children in the way they should go. Truly it is your interest so to do.
The Duties of Parents, by J. C. Ryle
Truly your own happiness in great measure depends on it. Jan 11, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another must read on the importance of training our kids while they are young There is a difference in giving them all they require to become good people and training them being an example of how to become good people and living for eternity with our Heavenly Father.
Nov 15, Adam Calvert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read this book and read it again! From a theologian in the s this book had a great way of speaking straight to the heart from theological and Biblical principles on what parents ought to do in raising their children.
Solidly Biblical, yet very easy to read in a devotional style.
A super quick read, but really details our responsibility as parents. May 10, Michael Jones rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 26, Maria Vargason rated it it was amazing. This is the best book on parenting–ever.
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Sep 30, Stephanie rated it liked it. Practical and sound wisdom for parenting. Should be required reading for all parents. Straightforward, easy-to-read language, hard hitting. Read it even if you’re not a parent I have often heard Vuties There is so much insight given by J. Ryle regarding this verse and the immense responsibility parents have as stewards of the gift that children are from God.
I have been especially impacted by the question that Ryle states concerning all that is done regarding my responsibility as a father, as one who is to teach my sons how to follow the Lord, “H I have often heard Proverbs I have been especially impacted by the question that Ryle states concerning all that is done regarding my responsibility as a father, as one who is to teach my sons how to follow the Lord, “How will this affect their souls?
How will my discipline toward them affect their souls to understand God’s discipline in the things they do in disobedience? How will my example of faith in God affect their souls to place their faith in God as well?
This book dutiex impacted me more than I could ever have imagined and while I know that I am doing my best to be a good father in leading my children, I j.c.rylf now how much better I need to be, in teaching and training my children in the knowledge of God and to live in a manner that pleases Him too.
If it’s my aim to know the Lord better on a daily basis and to live for Him in greater obedience, I must teach my children the same. I cannot just allow myself to think they will observe my ways and follow my example without my dutiful diligence of teaching them how.
The minutes, hours and days I have with them may be many and they must be used wisely and for their profit and those days must be accumulated into years of discipleship training for their lifetime when they go and live as adults in the world. Apr 25, Jean Schram rated it really liked it.
Written in the s, it is still relevant today! He gives them a disposition at the starting-point of life to believe what you tell them, and to take for granted what you advise them, and to trust your word rather than a stranger’s.