It's Apparent . . . You're a Parent

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I’m a parent… Wow! How should I best navigate through the wonderful, new challenges and opportunities that are coming my way? What wisdom may be gleaned from the Bible, God’s living Word? Will God really enable the process to turn out well? In six helpful, easy-to-read chapters, John Lehman, a family pastor and himself a parent and grandparent of several children, writes with passion and clarity on the great issues of bringing up children.

Rich in biblical content, this book will help steer you carefully through the many situations that come the way of all parents.


An ACBC counselor, John Lehman was born in Indiana, but spent fifteen of his first eighteen years of life in Taiwan. As an MK (missionary kid), part of his upbringing was spent in dormitory settings away from his parents. Though minimal time was spent with them during his upbringing, he was reminded about the importance of godly parenting. Early in his life he felt called of God to help people, so that's what he's been doing throughout his ministry years. He trusts this book will be that help to prospective and present parents. His children asked him to write a book for their use, and this is the result of that request.


A Note to the Reader
Chapter 1: Now what … do we do to begin
Getting ready to become a mom or dad
Chapter 2: Now what … do I want my child to be like when he grows up?
Preparing an overarching goal for your child
Chapter 3: Now what … does obedience mean
Demonstrating what it means to live in submission to the one, true God
Chapter 4: Now what … do I do if my child disobeys?
Facing the consequences God has directed when there is disobedience
Chapter 5: Now what … should a parent really look like?
Cultivating a godly parental model that emphasizes practical godliness
Chapter 6: Now what … are the stages in child-rearing?
Navigating wisely through the ages and stages that lead to adulthood
Study Guide