Duties of Parents Part 15 – JC Ryle

XV. Train them. remembering continually the power of sin.I name this shortly, in order to guard you against unscriptural expectations.You must not expect to find your children’s minds a sheet of pure white paper, and to have no trouble if you only use right means. I warn you plainly you will find no such thing. … Continued

Duties of Parents Part 14 – JC Ryle

XIV. Train them remembering continually the influence; of your own example.Instruction, and advice, and commands will profit little, unless they are backed up by the pattern of your own life. Your children will never believe you are in earnest, and really wish them to obey you, so long as your actions contradict your counsel. Archbishop … Continued

Duties of Parents Part 13 – JC Ryle

XIII. Train them remembering continually how God trains His children.The Bible tells us that God has an elect people,—a family in this world. All poor sinners who have been convinced of sin, and fled to Jesus for peace, make up that family. All of us who really believe on Christ for salvation are its members.Now … Continued

Duties of Parents Part 12 – JC Ryle

XII. 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 affection which you have to … Continued

Duties of Parents Part 11 – JC Ryle

XI. Train them to a habit of always redeeming the time.Idleness is the devil’s best friend. It is the surest way to give him an opportunity of doing us harm. An idle mind is like an open door, and if Satan does not enter in himself by it, it is certain he will throw in … Continued

Duties of Parents Part 10 – JC Ryle

X. Train them to a habit of always speaking the truth.Truth-speaking is far less common in the world than at first sight we are disposed to think. The whole truth, and nothing but the truth, is a golden rule which many would do well to bear in mind. Lying and prevarication are old sins. The … Continued