Parenting as Discipleship: A Contextual Motif for Christian Parent Education

Volume
Volume 19
Issue
Fall 1991
Title
Parenting as Discipleship: A Contextual Motif for Christian Parent Education
Abstract

Many parents attend seminars and workshops to learn how to deal with problems of behavioral discipline. One goal of Christian parent education, however, should be to help parents understand a broader biblical view of the parent-child relationship that transcends the immediate discipline situation. The purpose of this article is to present "€œparenting as discipleship"€ as a grounding motif for parent education. The article considers five areas: (a) the biblical teaching on discipline and discipleship; (b) the relational context of discipline; (c) the interactional and multi-determined nature of parenting; (d) the importance of parents'€™ personal self-reflection; and (e) the role of empathy. Insights from the child psychology literature are used to reinforce the contextual motif.

Author
Dr. C. Lee
Pages
268 - 277
Price
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