Don’t Scare the Children!
Homeschooling and the Fear of the Lord
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”, the Proverbs tell us. And since our children start at the beginning, and we parents are with them from that beginning, it’s all too clear — they must learn the fear of the Lord from us. But most Christian parents have little idea how to impart this perspective on life to their children. In fact, many parents are more committed to the idea of don’t scare the children – that is, to categorically avoid all topics that could create fear. But is this sound thinking?
We want to raise children who trust and love God, and certainly not children who withdraw from Him in terror! So what exactly is this fear of the Lord? Dennis Gundersen shows how parents can make this a reality in life and raise children who learn to fear God – so they won’t be afraid of anything else!
Single audio CD, 58 minutes play time.
About the Speaker
Dennis Gundersen is the President and owner of Grace & Truth Books, and author of Your Child’s Profession of Faith and Courtship and Dating: So What’s the Difference? He and his wife Naomi have been married since 1976 and have four adult sons, all of whom they homeschooled for the entire duration of their pre-college education. He served as Pastor-Teacher of two different churches in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area from 1984-2009 – Tanglewood Baptist Church of Sand Springs and Grace Bible Church of Tulsa. Dennis teaches at churches and conferences nationwide, and is a visiting professor at the Tlapaneco Bible Institute in Guerrero, Mexico.