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The Training Corral One of my greatest joys as a young man growing up on a small ranch in Texas was riding and training horses to rein so they were always under the control of the rider whether roping calves out of a chute or working cattle in a corral or an open pasture. We loved all our horses, bu... Read More

The Principle of Authority

The Right of Authority As the sovereign Creator of the universe and the One who has established the divine institution of marriage and the home, God has placed children under the authority of their parents. This is more than evident in Scripture by the fact that over and over God addresses parents a... Read More

The Principle of Control

The Problem of Rebellion Why do parents need controls? Controls are needed because of the immaturity and foolishness of children, but also because of the natural tendency for rebellion. Because of the fall and man’s sinful condition, rebellion is inherent in all of us. In fact, the words rebel, rebe... Read More

The Principle of Nature

Biblical Foundations Psalm 139:1-6 1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, Thou hast searched me and known me. 2 Thou dost know when I sit down and when I rise up; Thou dost understand my thought from afar. 3 Thou dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, And art intimately acquainted w... Read More

The Principle of Nurture

Definition of Nurture Nurture refers to that environment in which children are to be raised and that brings together, like a corral gate, all the sides and ingredients for the training corral. In Ephesians 6:4, the words, “bring up,” are from the Greek word ektrefw which means, “to nurture, nourish,... Read More

The Relationship of Authority and Control

We can get a better handle on the issues if we look at the relationship between authority and control. (1) Authority means the responsibility and right to direct and cause another to follow directions. This means the responsibility and right, as necessary, to exercise power to control, restrain, cur... Read More

The Training Corral

The Training Corral (The Five Avenues God Uses) The Need of Balance God’s training corral consists of five important areas that, when brought together, will result in a parent’s ability to train up a child according to his or her way. These are dedication, love, teaching, example, and discipline. So... Read More

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