This week I am directing you to two excellent blog posts about parenting.  The first post,Developing Godly Qualities in Our Children, by Randy Alcorn, applies Micah 6:8 to raising our children.  This verse is one of those right-to-the-heart–here’s-what-it’s-all about verses in the Scriptures.  He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

The second post speaks wisdom about raising daughters.  20 Things I Want My Daughters to Understand About Being a Woman offers profound, practical, and sometimes comical advice that we ought to give our daughters.  Here are two (one profound and one funny):

#3. You should never date a man that you already know you shouldn’t marry.  Every marriage began with a first date.  If you know he is bad news, if you know you are incompatible, if you know he isn’t a Christian, don’t go out on a date with him.  Once you fall in love it’s hard to see clearly where your mistakes are being made.

#6. Life is too short to wear shoes that hurt your feet.

Love your sons and daughters.  Teach them to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.  Live each day in such a way as to make Christ attractive to them.