Proverbs 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (NIV)
We all have a relational network we come from. How can we be faithful in these relationships? We have all been parented by someone, and some of us have been blessed with the opportunity to parent, and the responsibility of parenting the next generation. The way to do this is raise children in the will of God, to train
them to love and fear God in all they do. God wants us to be engaged with our families—parents, children, relatives—in ways that build them up in Christ, and not tear them down. Grow in your own discipleship, and as you grow in the Lord, God will reproduce who you are into the next generation.