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10 Tips for Biblical Grandparenting

  • Lori Hatcher Author
10 Tips for Biblical Grandparenting

I remember holding my first child and feeling an overwhelming weight of responsibility. In an instant, I understood that what I did and didn’t do as a parent would seriously influence the course of my child’s life. It was a frightening and holy moment, one that caused me to fling myself on God’s mercy. Realizing how clueless I was, I claimed James 1:5 as my parenting life verse: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

When I held my first grandchild, that weight didn’t settle quite as heavily upon my shoulders. I realized that instead of being one of the main influences in my grandchild’s life, I was to play a supporting role. Yet like the actor who seeks to win the Best Supporting Actor award, I wanted to do everything I could to help my children raise healthy, happy, godly adults. To that end, I’ve developed 10 tips for biblical grandparenting.

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