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A Mother’s Rules For Raising Children

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there.  We are eternally grateful for all those who give of themselves to raise their children in the Lord.

Susannah Wesley was one such mother, MothersDayand two of her sons (John and Charles Wesley) began the Methodist Church.  Her impact upon her children helped to change the world.  Her “Rules for Raising Children” is well worth our attention:

Susannah Wesley’s Rules For Raising Children:

  • 1. Subdue self-will in a child and thus work together with God to save his soul.
  • 2. Teach him to pray as soon as he can speak.
  • 3. Give him nothing he cries for and only what is good for him if he asks for it politely.
  • 4. To prevent lying, punish no fault which is freely confessed, but never allow a rebellious, sinful act to go unnoticed.
  • 5. Commend and reward good behavior.
  • 6. Strictly observe all promises you have make to your child.


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